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    Default Is there any value on keeping the boxes for newer consoles?

    Just wondering what others think about this. Been pondering throwing away the console boxes for the Xbox 360, One, PS4, Switch, etc. I don't see them as something of value, unlike classic consoles. Plus I can make some much needed space around here.

    What does everyone think?
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    I keep all my boxes for consoles.
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    the market is too saturated with speculators for them to be worth anything in the future. recycle them
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    They'll still be worth something. Even now, they're worth at least $10-$20 each. Plenty of people buy modern consoles used without boxes and just buy the boxes separately to put on display. Personally I still remember NES boxes worth around $10 each with complete systems easily found for $30, now the boxes are expensive. I never thought N64 boxes would be worth what they are now.

    Personally I found a limited Wii U system box that I've seen sold several times online for about $150 each, and this is just for the empty box. Eventually modern system boxes will get expensive too. Most get recycled by average users or eventually get damaged in some way.

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    yea its hard to speculate whats going to be valuable or not.
    i dont see any harm in keeping them although if i buy a system without a box i dont go out of my way to find one for it, new or old

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    If you wish to re-sell the console, having the box and original packing materials will be much easier to sell. Shows the bidders you take care of your stuff, don't discard and treat it like junk.
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    No room for Wii and Xbox 360 boxes! No long slow display of obsolescence entombed. They will burn, like the heathen kings of old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2600 View Post
    If you wish to re-sell the console, having the box and original packing materials will be much easier to sell. Shows the bidders you take care of your stuff, don't discard and treat it like junk.
    This. Sometime if you ever decide to sell a console, the box is added value to a collector. I just parted with my SNES (original box, styrofoam tray, manuals, etc.) and made a SHITLOAD more than I paid when I bought it new. Albeit I bought it at the end of its generation when they weren't as pricey but it was minty fresh new and everything was near perfect when I sold it. So, yeah, keep the box. It may add value when you sell.
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