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To RMA any of my components in my rig, do I have to keep the boxes?
    
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No, but it is better to keep all the boxes in case you have to ship it to them.
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So you're saying if I ditch the boxes I'll have buy a box to ship it in or do they need the original boxes?
    
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you don't need the original boxes to do RMA's but if you do throw them away then you will need to purchase a regular box for the item.
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Usually with most items like mobos / gpus they like them to be returned in the antistatic bag (original) and a box/packaging that will protect it in transit.

I usually keep the boxes for 28 days so that I can return to the retailer for full refund.

Also its good to have the boxes if you intend on reselling at a later date.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 3/5/11 at 9:37am
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I don't think companies care if you ship it to them in the original box or not. Your only worry is getting it to them safely, so if you keep the original box you know that they can't say that you packed it poorly and it got damaged during shipment.
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ah, I see now, ok, Thanks, Rep to all of you
    
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post #8 of 9
He means you'll have to buy boxes to ship in. Imho, you'll need to buy boxes to ship in anyway, as i don't trust retail boxes for shipping. Further if you rma with original box you might have better chances of approval for something where they have discretionary latitude.

I usually keep boxes for a year or so... Plus it really helps if you end up selling thru parts used.
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If you ship the original box it comes in, you will lose that box, they just ship them back in a different box with new antistatic bag they slip em in.. so your better off just buying a box, i have shipped 3 Motherboards out so far and none of em came back with same box i shipped out, therefore i did not ship them in original box and the fact that the manufacturer even says they recommend not shipping original box if you want to keep it.
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