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Posted By: Robert Jacobs
Posted On: Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 12:42 PM
 
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Do you ever envision selling them?
I think collectors of anything are pack rats by nature, it's the act of having that is so satisfying. I only take out one or two cars at a time, yet I find having all of them deeply satisfying. So, the boxes remain, in a separate big box. But, not for future sell off but just b/c it's part of the bigger process of holding on.

The question really is if you ever plan on selling them, really... as in mass sell off. If you do, if you can see yourself waking up some day and just ditching the whole collection, then, yes, save them and keep them clearly marked for their respective cars. And forget about your heirs, b/c it's unlikely they'll take the time to go thru all those boxes and match them to their respective cars.

So what you do really relates to a deeper question of what you envision yourself doing into the future. Worst case scenario is that you cannot sell the cars for as much, yet you have the added space. These things make lousy investments anyways, the few extra dollars one way or the other shouldn't matter.

We just went the a major basement project involving the dumpster, and let me tell you, the amount of stuff you save b/c "You never know" is amazing, What I now know is that stuff wasn't ever really necessary.

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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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