Video reviews and packaging

Jul!a Jul!a
Watching more and more video reviews where the packaging is shown, I've been curious how many of you save the packaging as a rule, or if you only save it when you plan to do a video or something.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I meticulously shove the product back in the packaging every single time til the video is recorded
Splendwhore , Jul!a , buzzvibe , MuffysPinguLove , aliceinthehole , lilly555 , tA , Lisa72 , SecretToyLover2 , Mrs.Tee , bratcat
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I generally store products in their original packaging to begin with, so it worked out that way
Jul!a , Kayla , Love Buzz , buzzvibe , Alicia , MuffysPinguLove , EndlessFrost , Shellz31 , mama2007 , Mills , ~LaUr3n~ , richsam , Strider , Incendiaire , Allison.Wilder , bratcat
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I only save the packaging for products I intend to do a video review on
SilverIsis , SecretToyLover2 , MamaDivine , hesteele09
4
I save some of the packaging for products I intend to do a video review on
joja , PassionQT , Hannah Savage , ToyTimeTim , Cream in the Cupcake , indiglo , MamaDivine
7
I've had most of these things for so long I have no idea where the packaging is
MamaDivine
1
Packaging isn't important, just the product
Megan Jean , Lisa72
2
I save the packaging for some, but not all
Jul!a , Sir , Sammi , Carrie Ann , PassionQT , Alicia , sexyhellokitty , MuffysPinguLove , DeliciousSurprise , ScottA , Hannah Savage , Stujen , Kindred , ToyTimeTim , Shellz31 , Cream in the Cupcake , kittychilla , sausagelover , Missmarc , indiglo , tA , kawigrl , SecretToyLover2 , MamaDivine , padmeamidala , Strider , Trysexual , Allison.Wilder , asphyxia , Rawr4483
30
I refuse to do a video that features the original packaging
aliceinthehole
1
What's with all the questions?
Splendwhore , MuffysPinguLove , ~LaUr3n~ , Lisa72 , Allison.Wilder
5
Other
Splendwhore , Horny & Holy , Sir , Sammi , Lady Venus , Airen Wolf , Love Buzz , PassionQT , sexyhellokitty , namelesschaos , Sangsara , LoooveMonkey
12
Total votes: 89 (55 voters)
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07/30/2010
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Splendwhore Splendwhore
I generally save the packaging for all items I intend to review, both video and otherwise. I'm a bit anal about it really. Even if the product comes in a cheap plastic box, I save it until the review is over. This is mainly because I usually mention the packaging in my reviews, & I don't actually examine the packaging until I'm writing my reviews. Lol. After I've written the review, I generally toss the toy's original container, unless it's an excellent means of storage.
07/30/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Splendwhore
I generally save the packaging for all items I intend to review, both video and otherwise. I'm a bit anal about it really. Even if the product comes in a cheap plastic box, I save it until the review is over. This is mainly because I usually ... More
I'm pretty much the same way, although my fiance managed to lose one or two here and there so now I have to skimp on that part, but that packaging wasn't all that great to begin with, so nobody's really missing much of anything, lol
07/30/2010
Kayla Kayla
I store my stuff in the original packaging anyway for the most part. I honestly don't care enough to go out of my way to store it that way though. If it's not in the package, it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
07/30/2010
Sir Sir
Depends on the packaging. If it's minimal, like a cardboard box or something, I'll say a word or two but not actually show it if I've already recycled it.
07/30/2010
Sammi Sammi
If I'm posting pictures on an offsite review, I save the packaging at least long enough to take pictures.

For video reviews, it depends. Sometimes I include the packaging and sometimes I don't - since I don't always use the packaging in the video.

It really depends on the packaging if I keep it to store the toy in or not.
07/30/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
If I'm posting pictures on an offsite review, I save the packaging at least long enough to take pictures.

For video reviews, it depends. Sometimes I include the packaging and sometimes I don't - since I don't always use the ... More
Sammi's explanation is the same as mine. Sometimes I don't include packaging pictures if it's really simple (e.g. clear plastic bag), unattractive (e.g. gawdy pictures on a box), or not designed for permanent storage (e.g. giant boxes, hard-to-open containers).
07/30/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
Although Im yet to do a video review, I tend to keep things stored in their packaging, as long as it is up to it that is.

Plain, cheap clear plastic packaging always hits the bin, but if the packaging is pretty or functional I do tend to keep it.

With my ohmibod, even though it comes with a cute drawstring bag for storage I do tend to keep that toy in its original box for some reason.
07/30/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Love Buzz
Although Im yet to do a video review, I tend to keep things stored in their packaging, as long as it is up to it that is.

Plain, cheap clear plastic packaging always hits the bin, but if the packaging is pretty or functional I do tend to keep ... More
I did that with my bsoft too, but once I started running out of room for all the toys in their boxes so I had to get rid of a few boxes, lol
07/30/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I rarely keep packaging unless it's exceptional. I have way too much crap to have boxes all over the house. If I think a review will be a lot better by showing the packaging or there are no on site pictures of it, I may save long enough to do video or pics but... it's rare, since EF takes such thorough pictures.
07/31/2010
joja joja
I'll only save the packaging if I intend to do a video review and the packaging is interesting or notable in some way.
07/31/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
Some viewers may like to know what the package looks like though, if it's discreet, etc., so I may prop it next to the product. If it's nice, such as an Evolved Novelties case, then I would show it.
07/31/2010
Alicia Alicia
I often show the packaging in the videos, I think there has been a few times when I haven't. I don't know why, I guess just because I personally like to see the packaging and how easy it is to open and store the item in.

I usually will keep at least the plastic inner part even after the video though, but I don't always keep the outer packaging unless I really like it for some reason.
07/31/2010
sexyhellokitty sexyhellokitty
I usually show the packing in videos so people know what it looks like
08/04/2010
ScottA ScottA
It would depend on the package. I've kept the packages for the doubles, but most Tantus products (for instance) don't have a very interesting package.
09/11/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I tend to keep packages long enough to take a picture of them for off-site reviews. Often I take the pictures right when I get the toy then throw it out. In terms of the vid. review, I don't think packaging is a big deal here so I'll only included the packaging if it is note worthy in some way, mainly if it good enough that that is what I storing the toy in.
12/16/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I don't do video reviews (too chicken ) but I ALWAYS keep the packaging until I have written the product review.

But if the packaging is of a decent size and is classy then I keep it to store that particular toy.

I LOVE Lelo internal boxes!!!! Very classy and discreet. Plus they don't take up that much more room than the toy itself.
12/25/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
I tend to keep packages long enough to take a picture of them for off-site reviews. Often I take the pictures right when I get the toy then throw it out. In terms of the vid. review, I don't think packaging is a big deal here so I'll only ... More
Don't spend too much time on it, there's more important things to talk about in the limited time of a video review.
12/27/2010
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Watching more and more video reviews where the packaging is shown, I've been curious how many of you save the packaging as a rule, or if you only save it when you plan to do a video or something.
i try to save packaging for pics for regular reviews. in vids i don't often include the packaging... not sure why. maybe because i always show it in the written review.

it's important to me to show folks what they're getting... all of it.
11/04/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I store most of my stuff in the original packages, especially when they are convenient shapes.
11/04/2011
tA tA
I'm going to end up stuffing the product back into the packaging if I still have it.
12/19/2011
Megan Jean Megan Jean
I don't have enough room to store toys in their packages, so those get thrown away as soon as I get the toy.
12/20/2011
richsam richsam
depends
02/03/2012
Lisa72 Lisa72
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Watching more and more video reviews where the packaging is shown, I've been curious how many of you save the packaging as a rule, or if you only save it when you plan to do a video or something.
i plan on keeping mine in the packaging
02/03/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
only if it's useful
02/03/2012
SecretToyLover2 SecretToyLover2
It depends on the product. If it is a product that has little to no packaging, or packaging that isn't informative whatsoever (ex: clear plastic) then I trash it. I hate saving boxes.
04/16/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Watching more and more video reviews where the packaging is shown, I've been curious how many of you save the packaging as a rule, or if you only save it when you plan to do a video or something.
It depends. SOmetimes I am so excited to get my items into my own "cubby" or storage that I will shove them into where they go and toss the packaging. If it has a really nice packaging or something that can be reused for storage, then I will save it. Often times though I will toss it.

I forget that I will need it for a video review. Sometimes though I will take photos right when I get it, of the packaging and the item in it, then I will toss it. It all depends on the item though.
04/19/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
i keep all my packaging even if i don't store my toys in them regardless of whether its for a review or not. but i only have like 30 toys so ask me in another 6 months to a year!!!lol
05/02/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I save most of my packaging for storage purposes.
01/24/2013
Sangsara Sangsara
Quote:
Originally posted by Sangsara
i keep all my packaging even if i don't store my toys in them regardless of whether its for a review or not. but i only have like 30 toys so ask me in another 6 months to a year!!!lol
okay so now packages are gone unless they are really nice (eg. made of wood or leather or like lelo boxes). my videos are usually done within a week of receiving the toys .
01/24/2013
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