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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I am buying a new TV. Who can I call that will pick up my old TV?

Asked by The_Compassionate_Heretic (14611points) August 9th, 2009 from iPhone

My old TV weighs 250 pounds so if some charity organization can pick it up as a donation, they’re doing me a favor.

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Quagmire's avatar

Could you not make that part of the purchase, i.e., that the people who bring the new TV must take the old one?

Having said that, The United Way was fantastic when I had stuff. Within minutes I got calls.

Dog's avatar

Freecycle.com
I use it a lot and find very grateful people who cannot afford things willing to come and get it.

dpworkin's avatar

I gave mine away on Craig’s List . It took about a day to get rid of it.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I like the response of Craigslist for people buying up stuff, I sold off the contents of an entire home in just a few days through them. Also, look and see if Purple Heart vans service your area as well as Deseret Industries, Goodwill and Salvation Army.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I’m leery of craigslist. I don’t want to take the risk of random people coming over and scoping out my home.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic: True enough if you are going to continue living where you are.

Jeruba's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic, I felt the same as you when giving away an old but working VCR. When people replied to my posting, I asked them for phone numbers, and I called them. The young man I gave it to said I could leave it on the porch and he wouldn’t come in. When he arrived I had no problem inviting him in. Really anyone could have got as much of a glimpse as he did just by ringing my doorbell, so I didn’t worry about it.

The free listing on Craigslist took a total of about 45 minutes from posting to picked up and gone.

Quagmire's avatar

Can you take it off your taxes if you get rid of it through Craigslist? You CAN if you give it to a charity. They have to give you a letter with the value of the item. You give it to your accountant.

autumn43's avatar

Big Brother/Big Sister association would like your old TV if it was still in working order. Maybe you could look them up in your phone book.

Also, what Quagmire said is what some places will do – take your old TV with them after delivering your new one. Of course, that’s assuming they are delivering your new one.

deni's avatar

agreed, list it on craigslist. i’ve never had a bad experience on there.

syz's avatar

There’s a Disabled Vietnam Veterans non-profit in my area that will literally pick up anything that you call them about in my area – perhaps you have something similar?

Darwin's avatar

You can also look into Freecycle, and in our town St. Vincent de Paul has a truck they will send out to collect things.

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