Reel Boxes

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Reel Boxes

Postby medicpelle » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:38 pm

Am I one of the few that save my reel boxes for reels that I use? I'm not talking about shelf queens but daily reels. Started to go through one of my closets and was amazed on how many boxes I still have. I also found a lot of MB 110 straight eye boxes, not sure why I keep this stuff.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby djd » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:32 am

I keep the reel boxes only because when I sell them, it seems like everyone who buys them really wants the original boxes with the paperwork, etc. Of course, I had a bunch of E Series Curado boxes that I kept for 5+ years and finally decided to recycle them.... only to sell all the reels the next year!

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby scrapiron » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:00 am

I keep my boxes as well.. not sure why, I guess why is what has been mentioned- for resale. However I'll buy a used reel without box & etc. (if it's priced right and has been taken care of).


Of course I'm that guy who keeps all his moving boxes... I have some from the early 90s- and they still work great. Everyone makes fun of me, but guess what- they always ask to borrow (and they do return them).

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby capt1fish » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:35 am

I keep my reel boxes for storage of reels not in use/rotation and for future resale.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby Fishing4Fun » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:41 pm

I keep the boxes for several reasons:

1. I can keep the schematic, warranty info, misc tools or oils plus any parts I swap out. For example I swap the stock bearings, handle, or various reel parts, I can keep the originals in there should I choose to put it back to stock

2. The box adds more value to most buyers when it is time to sell said reel

3. Sometimes it is nice to have them for storage purposes as boxes with reels inside can stack easier inside a box or tote that just reels in covers.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby Tigerbass » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:45 pm

Fishing4Fun wrote:I keep the boxes for several reasons:

1. I can keep the schematic, warranty info, misc tools or oils plus any parts I swap out. For example I swap the stock bearings, handle, or various reel parts, I can keep the originals in there should I choose to put it back to stock

2. The box adds more value to most buyers when it is time to sell said reel

3. Sometimes it is nice to have them for storage purposes as boxes with reels inside can stack easier inside a box or tote that just reels in covers.



This! I have all of my boxes.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby poot04 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:01 pm

makes it easy to pack them up for resale as well as a little value to reel.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby Slazmo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:37 pm

While i did keep boxes it became a argument for space as others mentioned.

I'm now cutting off the side of the box with main reel name lable and spec side and keep all the paperwork in my files with their receipts etc.

Certainly keep the higher spec / JDM reel boxes, otherwise i dont see how a box adds any value imho, especially if the owner cant show proof of regular maintenance over the reels lifetime.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:02 pm

Those of you that are commenting about having "space issues". Here is a quick fix, take the box and fold it down. Just like you would do to a regular product box, since reel boxes can be undone and folded down. You can now stack them flat on top of each other.
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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby Johnny A » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:40 pm

Save the boxes, nuke the whales.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby Slazmo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:02 pm

Johnny A wrote:Save the boxes, nuke the whales.


Ha ha amen...

Even folding boxes takes up space, somewhere...

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby medicpelle » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:57 pm

Johnny A wrote:Save the boxes, nuke the whales.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby njbasscat » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am

I save them. I put the receipt in the box and keep the original paperwork in there as well. I don't think it adds money to the resale value but people do appreciate the reel with the box.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:59 pm

I keep the box on EVERY reel. Keep the receipt, papers, and any original parts (from customizing/upgrading) in tiny ziploc's and leave them all in the box. Seemed to help me sell my Lew's BB1 Pro and Revo Winch.

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Re: Reel Boxes

Postby timinmo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:29 am

I keep them and have no idea why. I'm just a hoarder.


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