Perhaps a Stupid Question

Perhaps a Stupid Question

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    Perhaps a Stupid Question

    This might be a stupid question.

    I just purchased a new Bushmaster M4 last night along with a nice soft-sided carry case.

    Is there any reason to keep the flimsy plastic case the M4 came in? I can't ever imagine using it again and it will just clutter up my garage or the storage space in the lower level of my home.

    If it helped the future resale, I might consider keeping it. But, I suspect any buyer would much rather have the new case I purchased.
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    I think it will help resale... having everything it came with new always helps.
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    I kept mine, I keep everything that comes with my guns, I'm a pack rat, what can I say..

    I's taking up space in my storage unit, but I have lent it to a few friends who needed a temp case for something.

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    I even have the cardboard boxes my cheap guns came in Makarov .380 purchased in 1996 etc... Keep it
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    I agree...I'd find a very out-of-the-way place and store it there.

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    I've found factory/OEM rifle cases are good for shipping guns, whether it's sending a rifle back for work, or selling one.

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    Keep It.

    Funny.

    Years ago I chucked away the factory cardboard box that one of my Galil rifles came in.

    The last EMPTY factory cardboard Galil Box sold for $140. on Ebay - yep, that would be one hundred and forty bucks for an empty cardboard box. Who Da Ever Thunk It?
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    There are no stupid questions. Keep it, it might be worth $140.00 someday. Some people will buy anything on Ebay.

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    Even if not you'll get more for your firearm should you ever decide to sell it if it has the original box.

    Empty vintage firearm boxes are a good business these days.

    If you own some old vintage firearms that you bought "New In Box" & you KNOW you'll never sell them you might want to list the empty boxes on Ebay.
    You can pick up some extra cash for that nice empty gun box.

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    There are no stupid questions. Keep it, it might be worth $140.00 someday. Some people will buy anything on Ebay.

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    Having ALL the OEM stuff that came with the gun is a plus when selling or trading. My attic is stuffed with boxes from guns I've had for years.

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