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Old 02 November 2019, 14:45   #1
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Boxes? what is the thing??

http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...carton-box-new

Replica cartoon BOX :O when I get something, boxes are first to go bin. I'm NOT a box collector.

I really can't understand why keep boxes?
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Old 02 November 2019, 15:01   #2
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With a box. The Amiga sells for more. Have you not seen the CD32 box go for nearly £80! Lol
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Old 02 November 2019, 15:47   #3
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Everyone has different interests in different things. There are a large number of people who would throw the Amiga in the bin - after all, it's just an obsolete bit of electronics, long since surpassed in capability. If you can understand why people keep Amigas, you can understand why they keep boxes.
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Old 02 November 2019, 15:49   #4
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Although sometimes they cost a little even without box

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Edit: 70 euro for a replica cardboard box really is astonishing.

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Old 02 November 2019, 15:51   #5
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Yeah, when I clean out a house and I come across all kinds of Atari and commodore stuff I throw away all the commodore stuff. I am NOT an old inferior electronics collector.
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Yeah, when I clean out a house and I come across all kinds of Atari and commodore stuff I throw away all the commodore stuff. I am NOT an old inferior electronics collector.
Strange, for my part, i send throught the video straight in the garbage all atari shits, since i don't allow shits in mah house
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Old 02 November 2019, 18:31   #7
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All my Amigas are in use, so keeping them boxed would be diffiult. Box collector doesn't use or play their machines. They are collectors, not a hobbyists.
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http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php...carton-box-new

Replica cartoon BOX :O when I get something, boxes are first to go bin. I'm NOT a box collector.

I really can't understand why keep boxes?
No, you really can't. I often buy old amiga games BECAUSE of the boxes and I do not care if disks are working. Everyone has different interests.
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Yeah, when I clean out a house and I come across all kinds of Atari and commodore stuff I throw away all the commodore stuff. I am NOT an old inferior electronics collector.
Please share your finds on here. I am sure someone would happily pay for them... And if it was just for shipping I would!
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Old 02 November 2019, 20:46   #10
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Newly manufactured ‘look a like’ boxes don’t make your Amiga any more valuable. Original boxes do.
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Old 02 November 2019, 20:49   #11
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Newly manufactured ‘look a like’ boxes don’t make your Amiga any more valuable. Original boxes do.
But people are just asking for those boxes, for their own use. There was a project here on EAB for production of those replicas.
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Old 03 November 2019, 08:03   #12
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Replica cartoon BOX :O when I get something, boxes are first to go bin. I'm NOT a box collector.

I really can't understand why keep boxes?

Yeah i dont understand why ????


And this one is a bloody "replica" just pathetic..
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Old 03 November 2019, 13:10   #13
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No, you really can't. I often buy old amiga games BECAUSE of the boxes and I do not care if disks are working. Everyone has different interests.
I'm the same. I buy C64 cassette games and it doesn't matter to me whether they work or not as I play the games from an SD card. I just like to own the physical games.

As someone else said - everyone has different interests.
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Old 21 November 2019, 23:12   #14
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I can play pretty much any Amiga game ever released, whenever I want.

What I can't do these days is wander by rows and rows of big boxes with cheesy art, inhale that papery floppy smell and try to figure out if its a good game by squinting at the tiny screen shot on the back. That's why I love going to retro gatherings, for an hour or so I feel like a kid in a candy store.


Not that I'd ever want go back to waiting 6 months for a game to get to my local store and pay $60, just to find out that it was another cover disk inflated review score.

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What I can't do these days is wander by rows and rows of big boxes with cheesy art, inhale that papery floppy smell and try to figure out if its a good game by squinting at the tiny screen shot on the back.
I just don't have the space for a lot of boxes in my hobby room, otherwise I could totally relate to that!
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