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Old 11-23-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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32" Toshiba analog tube TV died about a year ago, called Waste Management, placed TV at curb, got picked up free as part of my property taxes. Went to HH Greg, bought a 48" 6350 Samsung. Picture and features are outstanding.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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32" Toshiba analog tube TV died about a year ago, called Waste Management, placed TV at curb, got picked up free as part of my property taxes. Went to HH Greg, bought a 48" 6350 Samsung. Picture and features are outstanding.
Part of your property taxes or part of your monthly sanitation bill? They do bulk pickup here but it is because I pay for sanitation services to the city, nothing to do with my property taxes.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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What's a TV

Is that something you plug your PC into?
LOL

i have not had a TV in over 32 years!!!
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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Even better than that. I just sat my old tube TV out by my driveway.

Within a couple of hours, it was gone and problem solved.
i love this! someone told me this years ago, and I have used it ever since. every time I move, or just need to get rid of stuff, I set things out in the yard or on the sidewalk with large "FREE--TAKE" stuck on it, and the stuff just disappears. I still take things to Goodwill, but sometimes it's large or bulky or the truck is full or I'm lazy, and this is way easier. For small items, i leave them at the laundromat or in the laundry room in a a bag with "FREE---TAKE" printed in large letters. I have seen more happy little kids and moms too smiling and happy to get free stuff.
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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So, I'm curious:
How did you get rid of your last TV? Dump it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?

How did you buy your current TV? Research it carefully and track it down? Stop in casually at Best Buy? Cruise Goodwill? Find something on Ebay or CL?
I have been passing down our older TV's to family members for over 20 years. I took one TV to the dump during that period because it failed.

My last two TV's have been purchased at COSTCO. They make life simpler.. Currently looking at their TV's for our next upgrade.
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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TVs are too heavy to sell and ship on eBay. So you are left with Craigslist or a Pawn shop. I usually buy the new TV, then sell the old one on CL or to a friend.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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My city trash collector has electronics recycling drop off.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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How did I get rid of old TV: put it on the tree lawn. It was gone in 10 minutes.
How did I get a new TV: when to a local TV store, yes, we still have a small mom and pop TV store. He told me the Panasonic plasma was one of the best. I bought it.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:36 PM
 
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Default Mentioning a newly discovered TV/computer store

I can't find my thread to add to it, but when I was hunting around for a cheap television, with everyone just saying the same things, like Best Buy - someone pointed me in the direction of a place called Best Deal in Town, in Tempe, so I thought I'd share it.


They're a small store that mostly carries refurbished or open-box televisions - and computers. Nice staff. And they have most of their stock online, so you can check it out before making the trip.


Best Deal In Town TV and Apple Macbook Shop - Tempe, AZ - Cheap LED Flat Panel HDTV Store
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