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    Old TV donation options?

    I'm replacing an old 27" tube Zenith with a new LCD. It's a nice old tv- great picture and terrific factory sound. I'd hate to see it just thrown to the scrap heap. Any ideas out there for places that may have a use for an old tv? Shelters, churches, etc??? Thanks.



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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    way better to go the donation route. i took a similar tv to the pawn shop a few months back and they gave me $5 for it... only because it still had the original working remote and the coax connection was perfect.



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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    Donate it, and donate it quick. Without the $40 digital converters, they will be useless come February. I would bet that unless the price of the converters drops to $5.00, they will quit accepting them as donations. And if you are stuck dumping them, they'll charge you to get rid of them because of the hassle to remove the mercury.



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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    Goodwill?



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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    tv for the kids? Put it on the curb and put a sign that was $5 on it, I am sure someone will steal it. But if you put free on it, no one will take it.

    A friend of mine did that, he had an old fridge, he put it out on his curb with a free sign on it. It sat there for weeks, he put a sign that said $50 on it, someone stole it that night.


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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    tv for the kids? Put it on the curb and put a sign that was $5 on it, I am sure someone will steal it. But if you put free on it, no one will take it.

    A friend of mine did that, he had an old fridge, he put it out on his curb with a free sign on it. It sat there for weeks, he put a sign that said $50 on it, someone stole it that night.
    this is true. i too did it with a fridge.


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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    As long as it's in good condition and it's not one of those ancient console tv's, the usual donation outlets (Goodwill, Salvation Army) should take it.



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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    Craigslist... free section.



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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    tv for the kids? Put it on the curb and put a sign that was $5 on it, I am sure someone will steal it. But if you put free on it, no one will take it.

    A friend of mine did that, he had an old fridge, he put it out on his curb with a free sign on it. It sat there for weeks, he put a sign that said $50 on it, someone stole it that night.
    I would assume people see a "free" sign and assume it doesn't work, or doesn't work well. But with a $50 sign, they assume that it is at least worth that much, and therefore worth stealing.



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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    search for electronics recycling locations in your area. that's WAY better than sending it to the dump!


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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    Sign up on Story County Freecycle (for free) and list it on there. Sames for most anything else you want to give away. It's a free-only site and you wouldn't believe the things that are offered and taken through it.
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    Re: Old TV donation options?

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    I'm replacing an old 27" tube Zenith with a new LCD. It's a nice old tv- great picture and terrific factory sound. I'd hate to see it just thrown to the scrap heap. Any ideas out there for places that may have a use for an old tv? Shelters, churches, etc??? Thanks.
    Sounds like a good outdoor TV or tailgate TV. I bought a cheap no-frills TV to leave in a screen in porch outdoors. It doesn't get direct rain, but it is exposed to blowing rain. I figured at the price I paid if it worked for a couple of years, that would be good enough. I would bring it in for the winter. The TV has lasted 10 years and is still going strong.



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