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Posted By: Alan Dinsmore
Posted On: Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 7:30 AM
 
Message:
Box Advice
Watching sales of our small cars, I observe that sellers always do better when the model comes with the original box.
Here's my question. The inevitable house downsizing is coming and I will have very little space for box storage. Option seems to be paying for storage space and over several years that is pile of cash just to preserve some sale value. Is it worth it? Or should I just take the loss at sale time?
Or are my cars, without a box, just not going to sell?

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Box Advice by Alan Dinsmore #26216
I'd fear they wouldn't sell. I know I've scrolled past cars without boxes. by Ed Glorius #26216.1
+1 Agree. I don't buy unboxed for fear for shipping damage. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #26216.1.1
I've been questioning this box saving game for quite a while. I had by Don Anderson #26216.1.1.1
By all means keep them. As Ed says, I don't even look at an unboxed handbuilt. by Harvey Goranson #26216.2
A common car won't sell (or will sell cheap) but some rarer ones will still sell but cheaper. by Robert Bolin #26216.3
boxes by Paul Patterson #26216.4
Do you ever envision selling them? by Robert Jacobs #26216.5
I also keep the boxes because the thought of them being "disposed of" by Jack Dodds #26216.5.1
1-2 years ago, a collector left his collection of thousands of models to a charity. Unfortunately, by Frank Racibozynski #26216.6
If a model was one that I really wanted & hard to get, no box was OK by me around a half dozen times (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #26216.6.1
box advice by Alan Dinsmore #26216.6.1.1
I've done both with all the scales I've collected. Inexpensive models that pleased my eye..... by Tom Ciryak #26216.7
Agree Tom that the inexpensive models' boxes aren't worth saving. Train table cars. (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #26216.7.1
Box Advice Part 2 by Alan Dinsmore #26216.7.1.1
And sadly Alan, what we call models, others may think of as toys. by Don Anderson #26216.7.1.1.1
I was at a toy show with Don Anderson a few weeks ago in the small town of Limestone, TN. by Harvey Goranson #26216.7.1.1.1.1
And furthermore, related to that show.... by Harvey Goranson #26216.7.1.1.1.1.1
A short while back I bought some Madison models on EBay by John Quilter #26216.7.1.1.1.1.2




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