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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by King Hal, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. King Hal
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    Much as I love my various Apple products and I think their packaging is second to none, I just don't understand all the mental masturbation and videos of unpacking the iPad, unpacking the iPhone 4, etc, etc.

    Can anyone explain? Where did it start?

    Hal
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    It usually has to do with the excitement of having something new. Think about how many people will take pictures or videos of a new car, boat, or other toy. Since computer users are more into digital video, they are just more likely to take pictures.
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    I'm with you. I couldn't give a crap less if the item came in an egg carton so long as it worked.
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    Good to have you back on the forum Matt. Hope you enjoyed your time in Europe.
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    Glad to be back home, as much fun as I had!
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    i open my boxes carefully and store them neatly in my closet just in case i want to return/exchange or do a private sale in the future. people will pay just a bit more when it comes in the original packaging :)
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    I agree with keeping the packaging, but making a video of unpacking??? I'd still like to know where it started. Did an Apple fanboy start it?
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    They do it with just about every major electronics these days...
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    Usually to make those who weren't standing in line in the freezing rain regret our decision to wait for another day to purchase. LOL

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