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The donation idea is a good one. Think about a brain-injury rehab center where the overall HUGE picture might help some of the patients who would have trouble reading captions or watching events on a standard-sized screen.


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A little OT, but donations are ALWAYS a good idea. Even if it's a 14" TV that you no longer want, if it works, give it to charity. Same with clothes, furniture and everything else. Not only can you get a tax deduction, but there are so many people in need in this country (and the rest of the world), that we should never have to throw away things if they still work. And yes, and RPTV would be much appreciated in a school, hospital, retirement home or other place, I'm sure.


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In my area, Toshiba has the name of a guy who dismantles and removes old RPTVs for a living. Maybe check with some local retailers to see if they know of anybody in your area.


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I have a DVD player that is hopelessly obsolete and

which I can easily discard by throwing it in the trashcan.

But how do I get rid of an obsolete 65" RPTV?


Has anybody else wondered the same thing?
 

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If it still works, but you just don't like the picture, you could probably donate it and get a tax deduction. Around my area there are several organizations that will pickup old furniture and stuff.




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Then you can make an insurance claim for a replacement


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Try contacting a local technical college that teaches electronics.


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Donate it to Goodwill. And you'll get a reciept which you can apply for tax deduction for 2001. Maximum tax donation is is $2000.00


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Here in Sacramento, PenneySaver will give you a free ad on free merchandise. I did it with my old non-working 35inch and got many calls from people wanting it.


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I was hesitating to buy a big bad RPTV for fear I couldn't

discard it in the future, when it as all things electronic,

becomes obsolete.


After reading this, I think I can rest easier about buying

a 65 incher.
 

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Quote:
Originally posted by JohnnyG:
In my area, Toshiba has the name of a guy who dismantles and removes old RPTVs for a living. Maybe check with some local retailers to see if they know of anybody in your area.
Wow, I had never heard of this service before.


I had to pay four hefty guys with a furniture crane to get my 61 inch Sony XBR through a window on the second floor of my house (living room upstairs, bedrooms downstairs).


It was $500 to get it in and they said it would probably be $1000 to get it out since I would not save the packing crate. I always thought I would have to cut it up to get it out when replacement time comes.
 

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I sold my 8 year old 50" RPTV for $400. If it still works, why donate it? Try to sell it and get some money. The guy that bought mine showed up with a pickup truck and hauled it away.
 

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Wow, I had never heard of this service before.


I had to pay four hefty guys with a furniture crane to get my 61 inch Sony XBR through a window on the second floor of my house (living room upstairs, bedrooms downstairs).


It was $500 to get it in and they said it would probably be $1000 to get it out since I would not save the packing crate. I always thought I would have to cut it up to get it out when replacement time comes.
This brings me back to one of my most vivid childhood memories. We moved into a house when I was 3 that had an old non-working upright piano in a finished room in a 3rd floor attic. I don't know how it got up there but I saw it come down. I can clearly remember my Dad hacking it to pieces with an axe and chucking it out onto the driveway piece by piece.

 
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