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Just bought a TV, how long do I keep the box?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Fordy, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Fordy

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    the box my 32" JVC came in is Huge. How long do I have to keep it to reasonably cover myself in case of a breakdown and or it needs returning?:confused:
     
  2. simon1

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    I keep all my boxes indefinately. Useful if I move or sell on the equipment. Most are in the loft. Some above the roof timbers in the garage.

    Big tv boxes can be opened up at the bottom, then the box can be 'folded' (after removing the polystyrene and bag, to be stored elsewhere).

    I'd suggest keeping it at least 60 days.
     
  3. Fordy

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    But i Could sell this box for £150k on the property market its that big, plus i dont have a garage or a reasonable loft area.
     
  4. simon1

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    What about under a bed, behind the sofa, behind a wardrobe?
     
  5. Fordy

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    not much room all round to be honest
     
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    My 36inch tv's box was so big it woulodn't fit through the door.

    I had to remove the patio door round the back to get it in!

    As didn't like the tv I arranged for it to be collected, but the earliest they could come was 2 weeks.

    So I had this huge box stuck in the lounge for 2 weeks!!!!


    I suggest if you like the set and are keeping it, then you can destroy/bin it.

    If the tv develops a fault, the packaging will not be a requisit when/if it has to be returned.
     
  7. Fordy

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    I'm pretty sure in the terms and conditions state packaging must be complete and intact in instance of return or words to that effect.

    Ill give it a month then dispose. thanks guys
     
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    actually you do need to retain all packaging as in the event of a fault. as i found out when my 36" tv went down had hell swapping over and the best part is that sony dont sell or make extra boxes
     
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    In that case why don’t you put some roofing felt on the top of the box & paint the sides green & put it in your garden…..** Hey Presto **…. an instant garden shed :smashin:

    Using the above method would serve 2 purposes:

    1. It gets rid of the box without actually getting rid of the box!

    2. You can use the "Shed" in future to store boxes from other electrical items indefinitely as Simon 1 advised.


    Regards, Tb :D :D
     
  10. gringottsdirect

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    If your TV was bought mail order it will be a good idea to keep the packaging whilst covered by supplier's guarantee, probably twelve months.
    Flatten the cardboard and keep with the polystyrene so that if needing service it can be re-assembled and strapped together for safe transport.
    This is recently more important because a lot of mail order dealers relied on Endeva to provide service support, since they went into receivership they only work now for Box Clever.
    This means a return to supplier for service as local dealers won't help you until it's out of warranty, then they can charge you properly, in warranty service rates are very poor so most won't touch it whilst under guarantee.
    Best to keep the packaging and insist on a replacement TV if you have problems. :cool:
     
  11. simon1

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    Couldn't agree more.

    It's far easier to get a replacement from the vendor, if you do have the box.

    And if your set did require fixing outside the home - would you want it rattling about in the back of some van, poorly protected or in it's original box/packing?
     
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    If the box won't fit in your house, I'm guessing that your TV is too big for the room it's in!:laugh:
     
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    No such thing as a TV that's too big ! :D
     
  14. Gillious

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    should see the box for my 42" RPTV... I thought I was going to have to knock my front wall down to get it in.

    It's now sitting in my 6x6ft shed taking up ALL the space almost.
    Think i'll go flat pack it tomorrow if i'm feeling brave enough.
     
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    If you've got young kids, its the best toy ever. They will play for hours with a big TV box - well mine did any. A very cheap toy!
     
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    yes a roll of tape and a cardboard box = a cheap enjoyable afternoon for the kids (not the polystyrene though thats a no no).
    imho
    most high street retailers suggest 14 days, as they offer some type of no quibble return, after which time it falls into the guarantee, which is repair or exchange, so depending on the suppliers policy of who does the repair, will dictate the length of time you keep the box.
     

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