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    Unfortunately, I have kept many of the boxes, and my garage is full of them. I plan to sell some ukes - someday, maybe - and I'll need boxes. I also cut up and burned boxes in my wood stove. I recently sold a uke for a friend, and I just walked out to the garage and picked an appropriate box.
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    I buy and sell so often that sometimes I get as excited about a particular size box as I get about the ukulele itself

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    Kept many to use when I sell a uke. Trashed about an equal number. Most of those were beat up from shipping or REALLY dirty from the truck. (I'm talking about you FedEx )

    I pull out some of the packing materials, if it's in good shape, when I toss a box.

    I can't duplicate the way Zach and his team at HMS pack ukes. Using odds and ends of cut up boxes and crumpled brown paper. I have taken pictures of the packing as I opened the boxes. Still can't completely replicate it.
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    I recycled boxes that i received with my Musician's Friend Stupid Deal of the Day Protege Soprano that arrived yesterday.
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    I have one ukulele shipping box that I'm keeping in case I want to sell one. I also collect fountain pens, and many of them come if very fancy presentation cases. Since I end up selling many of my pens as I upgrade my collection, I do keep the boxes around for resales. I also keep boxes for small electronics and camera equipment as they eventually get resold and shippped.

    I just talked my wife into getting rid of some shipping boxes for large electronic items (computers, printers, monitors, etc.) since these are seldom resold, and even if they were, it would probably a local sale. I did have to promise her that if she ever needed to ship a 8-year-old monitor or a 10-year-old laser printer, I would pay to have it professionally packaged. I'm pretty sure I'll never need to pay out for that promise.
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    If it’s a good shipping box, I’ll keep it in case I sell one and ship it. Having said that, my stack o’ uke boxes is gettin a bit out of hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snargle View Post
    I have one ukulele shipping box that I'm keeping in case I want to sell one. I also collect fountain pens, and many of them come if very fancy presentation cases. Since I end up selling many of my pens as I upgrade my collection, I do keep the boxes around for resales. I also keep boxes for small electronics and camera equipment as they eventually get resold and shippped.
    I use fountain pens, but I don't "collect" them per se. I have three and I use them. But I also give them to people for presents. I noticed when I was in my file cabinet today that I have the boxes for my three, and some how I have three more that my kids left behind this Christmas when they took their present's home an I must have put them in the file cabinet, just in case. And of course, each pen seems to have to come with one fancy box inside of an even more fancy box.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    I use fountain pens, but I don't "collect" them per se. I have three and I use them. But I also give them to people for presents. I noticed when I was in my file cabinet today that I have the boxes for my three, and some how I have three more that my kids left behind this Christmas when they took their present's home an I must have put them in the file cabinet, just in case. And of course, each pen seems to have to come with one fancy box inside of an even more fancy box.
    It seems to be a "thing" with fountain pen makers to see how elaborate and fancy they can package their products. Personally, I'd be happy if they just shipped them in a simple box with enough padding to protect them from damage. They're basically writing tools (at least the ones I buy) and they don't need to be packaged like they're the crown jewels.
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    I prowl the local music stores for unflattened ones (preferred), lately I have made my own.

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    My ukulele boxes, once I have determined I'm keeping the uke, go to Donna LoPrinzi's shop for re-use.
    All my other boxes, the cats get them to play with, and when they tire of that, into the recycle bin go they.
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