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Posted: 4/19/2010 4:07:58 PM EDT
It's been over a month since I bought it and I have had no problems.
TV is a 58 inch Samsung plasma, so the box is taking up valuable space in the garage.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:08:35 PM EDT
WTF kind of store told you that you needed to keep the box?
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:09:28 PM EDT
Until you take the TV out of it.

Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:09:36 PM EDT
Keep it til the warranty runs out. The day you toss it, wil be the day it breaks. I would just break the box down and slide it under a bed or something. If you decide to sell it, the org. box goes along way.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:12:26 PM EDT
Are you planning on moving house/apartment while you own the TV? if so keep the box otherwise get rid of it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:12:55 PM EDT
Good question, I have one sitting here for three months.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:13:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
It's been over a month since I bought it and I have had no problems.
TV is a 58 inch Samsung plasma, so the box is taking up valuable space in the garage.


I've had one of mine for almost three years.....and another for a year.

I'm not the person who should be answering your question.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:23:15 PM EDT
Break it down flat. Use it for a paper target backer.

Or save it to lay on the floor so you can see what's wrong with the furnace, find the water leak under the sink. Use it to lay on while you change the oil in the car. Kneel on it while working on a hard surface.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:26:14 PM EDT
When the TV finally goes out, you use the box to throw it away in.

Duh.

Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:28:07 PM EDT
My new 47" TV came with a two year warranty, so keeping the box until that expires is not the answer I wanted to hear.

Kharn
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:32:31 PM EDT
If there aren't any dead pixels on receipt trash the box.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:33:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kharn:
My new 47" TV came with a two year warranty, so keeping the box until that expires is not the answer I wanted to hear.

Kharn


Should've bought a no-name Walmart TV that has a 90 day warranty and takes a shit on day 91.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:37:05 PM EDT
Thats easy...


FOREVER!!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:37:47 PM EDT
As long as it takes you to break it down and throw it in a dumpster.

No use in keeping something like that.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:38:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Keep it til the warranty runs out. The day you toss it, wil be the day it breaks. I would just break the box down and slide it under a bed or something. If you decide to sell it, the org. box goes along way.

break it down. You can tape it back up if need be.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:39:25 PM EDT
You can probably throw out the box for that 17 yo Ryobi weed wacker too.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:39:29 PM EDT
did you get the PN58B860 model? i had that for a month and couldn't take the constant electrical buzzing.

exchanged it for the samsuck 3d un55c8000 model
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:40:23 PM EDT
Kids made a fort out of our box on day 2 post install. That was 3 years ago. Never missed it.

Made good fort, too. Dart gun darts stuck real good.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:40:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Keep it til the warranty runs out. The day you toss it, wil be the day it breaks. I would just break the box down and slide it under a bed or something. If you decide to sell it, the org. box goes along way.
This, I put that stuff up in the attic(taped shut of course) for a year or so.

Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:41:03 PM EDT
I'm holding onto mine until the warranty runs out. If I had to make some space though, it's just cardboard, polystrene, and some plastic.

If you ever need to send something big and expensive out, then a nice big roll of bubble wrap and plenty of cardboard taped up (and preferably pallet-wrapped after ) will keep it safe.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:41:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Originally Posted By Kharn:
My new 47" TV came with a two year warranty, so keeping the box until that expires is not the answer I wanted to hear.

Kharn


Should've bought a no-name Walmart TV that has a 90 day warranty and takes a shit on day 91.
Plenty of folks on here love those TV's to death.

Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:45:01 PM EDT
Ha, I have some of my boxes for 20 years. When the equipment leaves, then so does the box. I might have tio move again!
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 4:55:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Keep it til the warranty runs out. The day you toss it, wil be the day it breaks. I would just break the box down and slide it under a bed or something. If you decide to sell it, the org. box goes along way.


This
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 5:00:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glk38:
As long as it takes you to break it down and throw it in a dumpster.

No use in keeping something like that.

This. The TV is warrantied, not the box it came in.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 5:03:24 PM EDT
Had mine for about four years now...moved three times in that period. When hour that mobile it's a pain to keep them for our 4 LCDs, but come moving time they are really nice to have as they offer the best protection during moves, YMMV.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 5:13:26 PM EDT
I still have my PS2 box after 2 years. I like to keep them so if i need to send it to get repaired i have the right box with the right packaging to box it up safe. Even after the warranty has expired.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 5:16:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
Until you take the TV out of it.



Link Posted: 4/19/2010 5:16:16 PM EDT
Still have mine. The TV is eight years old. Ya just never know.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 5:43:37 PM EDT
Let some kids play in it. I always enjoyed a large cardboard box as a child. Endless possibilities.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:08:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
did you get the PN58B860 model? i had that for a month and couldn't take the constant electrical buzzing.

exchanged it for the samsuck 3d un55c8000 model


PN58B550.
I have it far enough back that I don't notice the electrical buzzing, and to be honest, my tinnitus sounds much worse to me.

Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:10:07 PM EDT
If it's working fine after a month I would toss the box. Sounds like you're GTG.

I would still keep the receipt of course.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:10:34 PM EDT
I always keep mine until I re-sell the tv or it dies, but I also have plenty of room for boxes in my barn.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:11:44 PM EDT


I usually wait about 2 weeks for this kinda stuff then chuck the box...





Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:11:48 PM EDT
Samsung will take the tv back without the box.

I know.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:13:06 PM EDT
I keep all the boxes for my large expensive electronics.

If 'ya ever have to move they come in handy.
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:16:39 PM EDT
Cut it up and either use it for target backers or just put it into bags and throw it away.

DO NOT throw it away by just dragging it to the curb... I can't say how many times I've driven down various streets and seen big screen TV boxes just sitting on the curb. I just think "oh man, if I am noticing it, bad guys will notice it too..."
Link Posted: 4/19/2010 6:17:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Keep it til the warranty runs out. The day you toss it, wil be the day it breaks. I would just break the box down and slide it under a bed or something. If you decide to sell it, the org. box goes along way.
This, I put that stuff up in the attic(taped shut of course) for a year or so.



What happens if you don't tape the boxes shut?

Do bats get in them?



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