I'd like new tv but what to do with the old Big One

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  1. TonyD

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    so it looks like it's gonna be time to upgrade to a newer model but i have a big ol' mits 73713.

    i've been told i won't be able to get a new one unless i can sell the old one first.

    how does one go about selling a tv this big.

    has anyone ever done that?

    any advice would be great.

    other reasons including smaller footprint due to remodel of room.
    and obviously for 1080p ability
     
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    I sold my 55" Mits. after putting an ad in the paper. The first guy to see it bought it, and put it in his pickup truck.
     
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    We're in the same quandary. In fact, we want to keep the old TV for future use in another room, but where to keep it until then, as well as the huge armoire it's in (in which an HDTV won't fit)?

    Anyway, here in the DC area we have City Paper. You could try advertising in a local paper like that, or in any of your city's newspapers.

    Another thing we've done (with computers) is donate them to our daughter's school. Maybe there's a school or other public place to which you can donate it. You won't get cash, but you can deduct it from your taxes. Would your better half be keen on that idea?

    Good luck,
    Doug
     
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    We gave it away to a co-worker of my wife's. Nothing facilitates disposal of an incredibly heavy television like giving it away for free.
     
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    I put my 46" Toshiba on Ebay with a Decent "Buy it Now" Price.
    Sold it in 2 days....guy( 50 miles away) came and picked it up ! [​IMG]
     
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    I donated my old 50" Mits. analog set to a local church. They came and picked it up and I got a nice tax write-off.

    MikeS.
     
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    If you want to sell, I've had luck with eBay (choose "local pickup only" for shipping) and craigslist.

    If you're donating, many Habitat For Humanity chapters have a ReStore, a store where they resell donated household and construction items to raise money for building homes. They usually have pickup available for free and it's a tax write-off. I've donated old furniture and a used shower door, for example, and I've seen TVs a few times there.

    A thought.
     
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    try craigslist. I am sure it will be gone the first day.
     
  9. TonyD

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    thats an idea i might give it a shot
     
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    ok how does this sound.
    tried to keep it short, not much of an embellisher


    Enjoy a movie theater experience in your own home.
    This 73” diagonal tv will make any room like your own theater.

    With the World Series coming up and football season starting, you will want this tv to watch it all in splendid HI – DEFINITION.

    Add a dvd player and watch all your favorite movies without the commotion of going to a theater.

    Professionally calibrated for optimum picture quality in April ‘06

    This tv does it all.
    A perfect compliment to this TV would be one or both of the new dvd technologies
    BLU-RAY DISC or HD DVD.


    Philly/Delaware county Pa area
    pick up only

    Asking $XXXX.00
    Please reply to XXXXX
     

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