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Willy
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Donate a TV

I have an old console TV I want to donate to charity.
Because it's a console, nobody wants it.

I've tried Salvation Army, Goodwill, and a few others.

Anyone know of an organization that may take this TV?
It still works great, I'd hate to trash it.

Thanks



hitachi369
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fourboxers
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Toronto, ON
reply to Willy

Not an organization and if you're not looking for a tax receipt maybe »www.freecycle.org/


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Willy

If you want a receipt so you may be able to get it off ur taxes then I don't know of one. However, around here what people have been doing with all kinda stuff bed frames, sofas, desks, file cabinets, ect they have been putting them on their lawns with a sing that reads "free" on said item.



the Grumble
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join:2009-05-11
reply to Willy

Garage sale it.
Put on the end of the driveway and place a 4-sale sign on it and the price.
If someone steals it it means they needed it anyway.
Or give it to your local TV repair shop, I did that with a 52" TV that burnt out, the dude fixed it and made a few bucks on it.


dmagerl
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join:2007-08-06
Woodstock, IL
reply to Willy

Its pretty well worthless what with the analog shutdown a week away.

Also, dont expect to be able to just "trash" it. The reason not many people want it is because it's considered to be toxic waste, what with all the lead in the picture tube. You just cant put it out in the trash and expect it to be picked up in the weekly trash. You usually have to call a disposal company, arrange for a special pickup, and pay a toxic waste handling fee, around $50. At least here in NE Illinois you do. That explains why you see so many along the roadside.

The part that I dont understand is that I've found some companies that will recycle computer monitors and TVs for a fee. But they all have a disclaimer: "No console TVs" Whats so special about a "console" that makes it different from a "non-console"?


B
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reply to the Grumble

52"?? They made more than a few bucks...

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tschmidt
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Milford, NH
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reply to Willy

With conversion to Digital TV you are going to have trouble finding anyone who wants an old analog TV.

Cost me $10 to get rid of our TV at town dump because it is considered ewaste.

/tom



fifty nine

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Sussex, NJ
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reply to Willy

said by Willy:

I have an old console TV I want to donate to charity.
Because it's a console, nobody wants it.

I've tried Salvation Army, Goodwill, and a few others.

Anyone know of an organization that may take this TV?
It still works great, I'd hate to trash it.

Thanks
Get a DTV converter box and use it. Otherwise contact your local landfill and see if they have any free ewaste days.

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reply to me1212

said by me1212:

they have been putting them on their lawns with a sing that reads "free" on said item.
Works better if they put a sign that says $10.00 and that way somebody will steal the item.

Did that with an old vacuum (it worked). Sat on the yard for a week with a free sign. Put a sign on it for $10.00 and it was gone the next morning.

ke4pym
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reply to dmagerl

said by dmagerl:

You just cant put it out in the trash and expect it to be picked up in the weekly trash.
Wanna bet?

Chop that sucker up so it fits in your trash bin and put a little bit in it every week. A month or so and it outta be gone.

Just watch out for the bits that stay charged for a really long time!



tvtek
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Concord, CA

said by ke4pym:

said by dmagerl:

You just cant put it out in the trash and expect it to be picked up in the weekly trash.
Wanna bet?

Chop that sucker up so it fits in your trash bin and put a little bit in it every week. A month or so and it outta be gone.

Just watch out for the bits that stay charged for a really long time!


Then you are exposed to the lead and phosphorescent surface within the CRT..That CRT can hold a charge well over 1kv depending on the leakage in it. Not high current but high voltage! Not a good idea..
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comp
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Evans City, PA
reply to ke4pym

Best buy will take TV's for recylcing


ke4pym
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said by tvtek:

Then you are exposed to the lead and phosphorescent surface within the CRT..That CRT can hold a charge well over 1kv depending on the leakage in it. Not high current but high voltage! Not a good idea..
I didn't say cute the tube open! Just the cabinet. There's no exposure to the phosphers doing that. And a little lead never killed anyone!

Well, that last part isn't true.

wth
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reply to ke4pym

said by ke4pym:

said by dmagerl:

You just cant put it out in the trash and expect it to be picked up in the weekly trash.
Wanna bet?

Chop that sucker up so it fits in your trash bin and put a little bit in it every week. A month or so and it outta be gone.

You'd be suprised at what you can get rid of........with a sawzall. Last big item a couple of years ago was a water softner.


tvtek
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reply to ke4pym

said by ke4pym:

said by tvtek:

Then you are exposed to the lead and phosphorescent surface within the CRT..That CRT can hold a charge well over 1kv depending on the leakage in it. Not high current but high voltage! Not a good idea..
I didn't say cute the tube open! Just the cabinet. There's no exposure to the phosphers doing that. And a little lead never killed anyone!

Well, that last part isn't true.
Then putting the CRT into the garbage means in most cases you or the garbage pick up personnel would be exposed to the possibility of a shock hazard or if the CRT break during shipping they will be exposed to the lead and/or phosphors!. How do you CUTE the tube anyway?
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Maccawolf
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Hillsdale, NJ
reply to Willy

I already have a digital channel receiver, (atsc?) built in to my TV, but isn't that what the Gov't. $40.00 coupons are for? T.V.s without digital receivers???????
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BlitzenZeus
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reply to Willy

Many places will take your tv for free, maybe even pick it up still for free as they recycle the materials, and make money from it.



tvtek
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reply to Willy

We actually have a e-recyclers in our city that pays per pound for TV's, monitors etc. I see projection TV's in there all the time..
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Steven Wright.


MrIcehouse

join:2006-02-07
Saint Petersburg, FL
reply to fourboxers

I've been doing www.freecycle.org/ for about a year, got rid of a few TV's and build a pretty decent computer for free



Oleg
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reply to Willy

Goodwill will do.



tschmidt
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said by Oleg:

Goodwill will do.
At least in our area Goodwill will not accept TVs or CRT monitors. There is no market for them and being hazardous ewaste costly to dispose of.

/tom


Oleg
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said by tschmidt:

said by Oleg:

Goodwill will do.
At least in our area Goodwill will not accept TVs or CRT monitors. There is no market for them and being hazardous ewaste costly to dispose of.

/tom
I agree and i think as new technology getting cheaper and cheaper no one wants to buy old junk unless you are an elderly person try retirement homes or tower communities


tschmidt
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said by Oleg:

unless you are an elderly person try retirement homes or tower communities
As someone of the elderly persuasion I though about getting a used CRT to replace our dying TV.

I decided against going that route. We use outdoor antenna so need a converter box for analog TV. In addition CRTs are large. We had a small black and white TV on shelf in my wife's home office. Shelf was too shallow for a color TV.

Ultimately purchased a couple of LCD TVs (26" and 15") off Craigslist from local folks. Got newer technology at half what it would cost new.

/tom


Willy
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reply to Oleg

said by Oleg:

Goodwill will do.
Thanks for all the replies.
Goodwill and Salvation Army will take TV's but not console TV's, I guess because of the size and weight.
I'm not getting rid of it because of the digital conversion.
I had DirectV and switched to Verizon Fios, and both need their own boxes to work.

I'm getting rid of it because I bought a flat screen.
This TV still works great, and somebody out there can use it and will appreciate it, the problem is finding that person.

I'd put it on the curb with a big sign "Free TV, Works Great"
but I'm afraid some Adam Henry will put a rock through the screen.

My town has a free electronics recycling drop.
All I have to do is bring the set there and it's out of my hands, but that would be a shame because it's a nice set that works great.

I'll try the suggestions you guys left me.
My last choice is bringing it to the town's recycling center but I want to get rid of this set ASAP, and a garage sale isn't in my future

Willy


dvd536
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reply to Oleg

said by Oleg:

Goodwill will do.
Goodwill is pretty fussy about what they'll take.
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RR Conductor
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reply to Willy

Deseret Industries might-

»www.providentliving.org/channel/···,00.html
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smurf1
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Anderson, IN
reply to Willy

Call your local AMVETS post they will come and take it



Willy
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USA
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reply to RR Conductor

I checked them out, they're not in New Jersey.
Thanks


aleshik1

join:2004-07-10
Newark, NJ
reply to Willy

can u donate it to me if so what size is it?