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Old 08-23-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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I'm moving this week and want to donate my 40" Sony HDTV to a homeless shelter or similar. This is tax-deductible, right? Would the homeless shelter provide some kind of document then?

Also, anyone know of a homeless shelter or similar in the Alexandria area that would be willing to come by and pick it up? The TV weighs 300+ lbs.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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why not post it up for free on craigslist
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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I did with no takers. The FS section is just flooded with people selling stuff.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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just leave it inside the house after you leave.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:19 PM
 
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What year is the tv? I might noone someone that is interested if you want it off ur hands.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:38 AM
 
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If I don't donate it as charity, then I'd sell it for $250.

The TV was purchased in 2002 for $2,500.

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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If you donate your TV to a charitable organization with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3), you can take a deduction of its fair market value. The organization is required to give you a receipt, but they will NOT value the item for you. That is your responsibility.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:14 AM
 
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I would try to get rid of it via The Freecycle Network
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Salvation Army might take it and try to resell it. They have a truck that picks stuff up and maybe they could get out there before you move. However, they reject things that they think they can't resell, such as a sofa with stains on it that you can't get out, so they'll probably want you to describe the item. Wouldn't hurt to call them.
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