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Unread 08-09-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Default Donation of TV'S in NJ?????

I have TV's in working condition, the largest being 36". Does Salvation Army or Goodwill take them or some other organization?

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Unread 08-09-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You could pick them on Craigslist and they'll be gone within one day.

Otherwise, Family Resources in Shrewsbury would take them.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 05:06 AM
 
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Also try a local nursing homes social work department, there are always residents who don't have a TV or family to get them one.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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The idea of donating an old TV set to a nursing home is a good idea, but no matter where one might want to donate a TV, you have to bear in mind that the transition to digital broadcast signals affects whether anyone will want that old TV!

As of March 1, 2007, all TVs sold in the US were required to have a digital tuner. TVs made in 2005 and 2006 might have a digital tuner, as the requirement was phased in slowly, based on the screen size of the TV.

If the old TV in question does not have an integral digital tuner, it is unlikely that a charity will want it. In fact, Goodwill Donation Centers now post the age of TVs that they will accept, due to this factor. Since a non-digital TV requires that an extra-cost digital adapter be added in order for it to function, it is less desirable for the poor folks who might need a TV.

Older folks are frequently "technology-impaired", and the idea of modifying their old TV and having to adapt to different controls for the TV makes most senior citizens unable to really make use of one of these older TVs.

So--unfortunately, non-digital TVs are very difficult to give away at this point, and that is undoubtedly why I see mountains of "old" TVs (many are only about 5 years old!) at the Somerset County Recycling Center on their monthly drop-off days in Bridgewater. Most of these TVs--including some very large-screen sets--are simply not wanted by anyone at this point, thus leading their owners to dispose of them at recycling centers.

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Unread 08-10-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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freecycle or craigslist. they get taken within a day as someone else said. plenty of people have so little money but still would like a TV. there are not difficult to give away at all.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Freecycle is a good way to donate these things. Otherwise you have to look around for an environmentaly acceptable way to recycle them.
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Unread 02-02-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Default TV's

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I have TV's in working condition, the largest being 36". Does Salvation Army or Goodwill take them or some other organization?
Go to: [url=http://www.donationtown.org/news/donate-tv.html]Donate a TV to Charity - Donating a TV Info - Free Donation Pick Up[/url]
Free pick up.
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Unread 02-02-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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Throw them out like everyone else. I hate when people hold onto obsolete stuff.
Nobody wants those heavy, bulky, dated looking TV's.

They don't work anymore anyway, they're all analog.
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Unread 02-02-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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I donated three 27' tube televison sets to the Lupus foundation. They will pick them up.
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Unread 02-02-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Throw them out like everyone else. I hate when people hold onto obsolete stuff.
Nobody wants those heavy, bulky, dated looking TV's.

They don't work anymore anyway, they're all analog.
All you need is a converter box (antenna or cable) and they will work fine.
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