New TV? Keep the Box

After purchasing a television, TV Prediction’s TV Answer Man recommends holding on to the packaging. But for how long?

The odds are good any defects will reveal themselves within 30 days, says TV Answer Man, so this is a good minimum time period to keep the original packaging for the purpose of returning the TV to a brick-and-mortar store, or shipping it back to an online retailer.

If space permits, however, keeping the box longer will prove beneficial if the set must later be shipped to the manufacturer for in-warranty repairs. It also will come in handy if you sell or move the set.

If this advice is coming too late or space is limited, specialty boxes can be purchased for moving or shipping TVs.