on an unrelated note, i've been sifting through craigslist a lot recently (hoping for that one phone deal) and there's this guy who's trying to sell several empty boxes for $10-20 (i kid you not, the listings say "<device> empty box only", and it's only $20 for the Apple ones!)
Why, an empty box is only of use to someone who has a phone without a box! If you spent several hundred $$$ on a smart phone, it might be worth keeping the box in case you sold it soon enough to get a return on it.
Which sells for more?
Smartphone with accessories?
Smartphone with accessories in original packaging?
Smartphone with accessories, BNIB....?
So what if for some reason you acquired the device without a box?
I'm not saying there aren't legitimate buyers, but a $20 box can add even more value to an expensive item.