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Old 08-08-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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So I am trying to donate a tv before I move. It is a nice tv but is a tube tv so very heavy. GCF does not take tvs when we called them. Ideally I would love a charity that comes and picks it up since we need help getting it to the car. Any ideas?
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Salvation Army picked up 2 of our tube TV's last year. Vietnam Veterans of America (Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America) might pick up depending on what zip code you are in. Interestingly, different GCF's have different policies. The one close to Target/Lowe's off Glenwood and Lynn did not take tube TV's (and would not pick up) but a downtown GCF happily took a couple off a pickup truck someone drove up!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:19 PM
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So I am trying to donate a tv before I move. It is a nice tv but is a tube tv so very heavy. GCF does not take tvs when we called them. Ideally I would love a charity that comes and picks it up since we need help getting it to the car. Any ideas?
Maybe The Green Chair Project For Raleigh | Assisting Those In Need In Raleigh?
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Helping Hand Mission
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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the Vietnam Vets organization that I get postcards from says they take basically anything. That would be where I start.

as for greenchair and TV's:

TVs - We can only accept TVs that are 32" or smaller and have a component video input (Red/Blue/Green) For more information on how to identify a component video input please click here. We also accept TVs with HDMI inputs.

and they don't pickup.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Since tube TVs are obsolete and are technically hazardous waste most charities won't take them any more, especially larger ones. I know you can take the to the Wake county landfill in Holly Springs. Not sure if the drop off center off Durant takes hazardous waste or not.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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We put ours on Freecycle and someone picked it up. Freecycle is sometimes more hassle than it's worth, but it worked well when we got rid of our old tube TV.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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The thrift store at Brier Creek will take them. I think it's run by the Durham Mission.

We got rid of our old TV on the free section of Craiglist. Family came to pick it up and that was that
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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You could sell it on Craigslist. We thought it was junk and didn't want to take it with us when we moved, but someone came and got it and paid us too
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Not sure if the drop off center off Durant takes hazardous waste or not.
They do, but it is only open until 4 PM. As noble as your intentions are, it is better to drop it off at the hazardous materials section of the landfill. Typically the tube TVs will sit forever and then the charity has to dispose of them.
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