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Old 07-13-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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We've got an 11 year old 56 inch 1080p Samsung DLP TV. I know it's obsolete technology but it still works fine. We're downsizing and it will need to go. is this something we're going to have to pay someone to take off our hands, or does it still have some value in it?

To add insult to injury, we have it in one of those ginormous entertainment units about 8 feet wide we have to get rid of also.
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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Look on Craigslist and see what they are selling for, if anything.... Worse case is put it in the free section. I've managed to get rid of a broken record player, old single pane windows and some other things like that in the free section. You'd be surprised what kind of stuff some people will take as long as it has some kind of value. Getting rid of working TV should be no problem, someone might want something like that for hunting cabin etc.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:30 AM
 
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if you absolutly cant find a place for it, or have a need, just let it go to the curb with a "i work" sign attached to it. you can always call Goodwill or Got Junk? and they can come and get it.
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Goodwill will take it.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Removing a snake out of the neighbor's washing machine
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We've got an 11 year old 56 inch 1080p Samsung DLP TV. I know it's obsolete technology but it still works fine. We're downsizing and it will need to go. is this something we're going to have to pay someone to take off our hands, or does it still have some value in it?


To add insult to injury, we have it in one of those ginormous entertainment units about 8 feet wide we have to get rid of also.
Good luck. Six years ago we tried to sell a perfectly functional 32" CRT set. Couldn't even get $50 for it at our estate sale! Even in 2011, nobody wanted a TV that one person could not lift by themself. Your DLP is simply an advanced version of a rear-projection set:



That example was 14" deep, compared to most old fashion tubes more than 20" deep.

Today, people do not want a TV anywhere near their home that is any more than one inch thick, preferably one-half, not including the pedestal or wall-mount hardware, even if they could have it for free (!)
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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if you absolutly cant find a place for it, or have a need, just let it go to the curb with a "i work" sign attached to it. you can always call Goodwill or Got Junk? and they can come and get it.
I had a little 13 inch analog set I had in the kitchen to watch the news on during dinner. Still worked. No charitable group wanted it. I lived on the main street in and out of the subdivision and always had good luck getting rid of stuff at the curb. That poor little TV was out there for almost a week even after I added "It Works!" On my "Free" sign.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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My BIL has one he literally cannot give away. It's been sitting in his garage for a year now.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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My BIL has one he literally cannot give away. It's been sitting in his garage for a year now.
BIL?

Can't give it away, people want paper-thin displays now.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:13 PM
 
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BIL?
Brother-In-Law
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:46 AM
 
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Good luck. Six years ago we tried to sell a perfectly functional 32" CRT set. Couldn't even get $50 for it at our estate sale!
Firstly you are asking too much and secondly it can't do digital making it a difficult sell to begin with.
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