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Old 02 February 2013, 19:46   #1
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I had forgotten how big the boxes for Amiga games got

Hello all, am new to the forum but not to the Amiga(I had a Lemmings A600 pack back in the day).

Just brought an Amiga 1200 with games off Ebay and was reminded how big the boxes for the games were.

I have limited shelf space. Do the games lose a great deal of value if I throw away the boxes and put the discs and manuals in binder pouches?
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Old 02 February 2013, 20:11   #2
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I have limited shelf space. Do the games lose a great deal of value if I throw away the boxes and put the discs and manuals in binder pouches?
Don't throw the boxes away! NO!

Boxes are the best thing with the old games, they're not boring DVD cases. For collectors the boxes are the most valuable thing, disks or their condition doesn't matter that much, because you can always get new disk images from the net.

If you don't want the boxes I'm sure there are many people willing to buy just boxes without disks, but in any case don't trash them!

It's funny that some people (in our public Amiga shows for example) have thought that those good old game boxes are some sort of board games (which are popular nowadays) and they don't seem to have any idea how computer games were sold before DVD era.
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Old 02 February 2013, 20:15   #3
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The boxes/manual/map/bonus are more valuable than the certainly non working disks.
Don't throw them!!
If they must go, ship them to me!!!
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Nice rare box is VERY expensive, even if it is emtpy.
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Old 02 February 2013, 21:17   #5
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I had thought seconds after posting I could probably ebayer empty boxes.

But most of the boxes I got are not in great condition, they are a bit tatty.
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