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    USPS just delivered a nicely packed uke this afternoon. The boxes are to nice to trash. I realize that keeping them may be my first step toward becoming a hoarder....
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    I've often thought about offering them to people who want to sell ukes, but the shipping cost would be too high to make it worthwhile.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    I save all instrument boxes for anything that I might need to sell out of my local area. That would be anything more expensive and therefore possibly a more limited local market. Those spare boxes have come in very handy. Inexpensive instruments would be sold only locally as shipping costs can be too much to make shipping a viable option.
    I don’t save boxes from random appliances, electronics and the like when they have very little resale potential. I know that kind of stuff is just yard sale or CL merchandise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripock View Post
    I toss them immediately as if they were empty cardboard boxes
    With ya brother!
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    I flatten the ones I am getting rid of. Along with a bunch of other large boxes. Then once or twice a year I take them to our trash hauler's yard where they bundle them and sell the cardboard for recycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    I didn't until ten minutes ago. I was gathering up all the trash today and I decided to get rid of old boxes. I have boxes for all kinds of stuff. As I was digging through them and fighting to convince myself to keep half of them, I came across boxes for my four ukuleles that I still have and the three Watermans that I gave away. By the time I got to them I was on a roll and everything was going. Out they went with the rest of the boxes. I'll let you know if I regret throwing them away some day. Right now I feel like I freed up a lot of room.
    NO! I recycle them!
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    I'll eventually get rid of most of the uke boxes - many of them come double-boxed. One type of box I save is from cameras and camera equipment. It seems that people like buying them with the original boxes. I have a box full of boxes in the garage.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    I didn't until ten minutes ago. I was gathering up all the trash today and I decided to get rid of old boxes. I have boxes for all kinds of stuff. As I was digging through them and fighting to convince myself to keep half of them, I came across boxes for my four ukuleles that I still have and the three Watermans that I gave away. By the time I got to them I was on a roll and everything was going. Out they went with the rest of the boxes. I'll let you know if I regret throwing them away some day. Right now I feel like I freed up a lot of room.
    Cardboard boxes are a great layer for mulching, decreasing weeds more than just commercial mulch alone.

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