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Old 17-10-2008, 22:32
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Hello all,

I'm looking to buy a new HD TV before Christmas but I'm pondering how to get rid of my old 32" CRT tube TV. It's in full working order and not that many years old and has integrated Freeview digital tv. I know I could sell it on the internet i.e. eBay but the TV itself is very heavy and the shipping costs would be ridiculous. I'm wondering if there's any other way I can sell on the TV. I'm not after a profit, just want to it to go to a good home and hope to get a few in my pocket at the same time.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 17-10-2008, 22:35
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Local paper or place an ad in a local shop window is about the best way I can think of - the really sad thing is, that as good as your TV is, you are unlikely to get much for it, simply because it is a CRT set.
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Old 17-10-2008, 22:48
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Yeah understandable. It's just more a case of getting rid of it in the best possible way so I can get my new TV.

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:08
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15 months after buying our plasma we still have the 32" CRT in the lounge.

We want to get it up to our bedroom but it's too heavy.

We might make it into a table or a fish-tank.
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:12
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give it away to an old folks home or local hospital .
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:18
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They're not in very high demand at the moment.

I was looking not long back and top branded 32 inch CRT's were going for about 15-20. The main problem is their weight.
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:35
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You might as well take it to your local council dump. People just aren't interested in tubed TVs anymore, I'm afraid.
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:36
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They're not in very high demand at the moment.

I was looking not long back and top branded 32 inch CRT's were going for about 15-20. The main problem is their weight.
they do go for more than that ,but they are normally under 100 to buy second hand,unless there is something amazing about them,multiple award winner,best tv in it's class etc..

60 to 70 is a figure you can get for a 32" ,i sold one last year on ebay and everyone else was getting 60 to 70 for theirs.All these tvs were quite modern,all good brands,sony,panasonic,toshiba etc..

If the buyer doesn't live nearby it isn't worth bothering selling.

you should see how much a 32" sells for in cash convertors,around 200 second hand!
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:39
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Either put it on eBay as collect only or offer it on Freecycle.
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:46
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they do go for more than that ,but they are normally under 100 to buy second hand,unless there is something amazing about them,multiple award winner,best tv in it's class etc..

60 to 70 is a figure you can get for a 32" ,i sold one last year on ebay and everyone else was getting 60 to 70 for theirs.All these tvs were quite modern,all good brands,sony,panasonic,toshiba etc..

If the buyer doesn't live nearby it isn't worth bothering selling.

you should see how much a 32" sells for in cash convertors,around 200 second hand!

Yes not living nearby is the main problem.

I looked a few months back and they were all going for a lot less than yours. Maybe the price has dropped. My 28 inch will end up in the council dump as it's just too much hassle to shift it (for very little gain) Or to charity.

I'm going to see if I can find the site.
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:50
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Yes not living nearby is the main problem.

I looked a few months back and they were all going for a lot less than yours. Maybe the price has dropped. My 28 inch will end up in the council dump as it's just too much hassle to shift it (for very little gain) Or to charity.

I'm going to see if I can find the site.
mine was flat screen,excellent condition,less than 5 years old,with built in freeview and cam slot.I bought it second hand last year from someone locally for nearly 100 ,i needed it as a short term use tv while my lcd was being repaired.

So for me,getting 70 back was fine,it meant i got use from the tv at not too high a cost.
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:54
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mine was flat screen,excellent condition,less than 5 years old,with built in freeview and cam slot.I bought it second hand last year from someone locally for nearly 100 ,i needed it as a short term use tv while my lcd was being repaired.

So for me,getting 70 back was fine,it meant i got use from the tv at not too high a cost.
Actually beintot. I take back what I said earlier. I have just had a quick look around and you're quite right. Seems they are going for the prices you mentioned.

I don't know where I was looking a few months back, but the prices are not that now.

I was not aware CRT's had built in freeview.

I was reading (on this site) that Samsung are bringing out a CRT with HD People still love their CRT's it seems.
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Old 18-10-2008, 00:04
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to the original poster if you put it on ebay you can state buyer must collect,start at 40 to 50 and you should get a sale,and the person will collect it in a car or van.

A small van would be best for a tv of that size.
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Old 18-10-2008, 00:11
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Discover FreeCycle - give it away to someone who wants it but isn't in the lucky position of being able to afford semi-luxury goods. Don't take it to your local council tip - that's just wrong on all fronts. Make someone happier by giving it to him or her.

www.freecycle.org

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Old 18-10-2008, 00:15
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Oh the last poster beat me to it. I am a freecycler and is great . Cleared out loads of old furniture and a tv (which I would probably have got tuppence for!) I am in the process of downsizing and at this rate I won't need a skip
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Old 18-10-2008, 00:23
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Just to add, FreeCycle works both ways. we've given tons of stuff away over the last few years - currently waiting for someone to take an all-in-one printer scanner copier away - but equally a lot of stuff in our house & garden has come from FreeCycle. It's a great way of keeping good stuff out of landfill and picking up stuff that you probably wouldn't buy but hey - if someone's giving it away, give it to me. And someone else can have stuff we've finished with. Net gain ~= net loss over time.
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Old 18-10-2008, 00:30
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Getting rid of old TVs is a problem. My old monitor was a monster, a 19" CRT monster. I left it in my last student house! (The landlady usually has a skip somewhere when she has builders round).

I actually prefer CRT still. I got mine (28" I think) for 50 off my old housemate who didnt have room for it anymore.

I'd first post an add in the local paper, then consider Freecycle.
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Old 18-10-2008, 08:25
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Some of us would never consider buying one of these new 'thin' TVs as the pictures are not as good as the old CRTs. So when my existing set (which is an old 4:3 model) expires I'll be looking to get one of these CRTs which are being discarded. In fact, if this one is anywhere near Norwich, I'd consider it right now, but I guess it probably isn't! As has been said, they're not easy to shift in a physical sense!
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Old 18-10-2008, 10:49
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In fact, if this one is anywhere near Norwich, I'd consider it right now, but I guess it probably isn't! As has been said, they're not easy to shift in a physical sense!
Sadly I'm up near Sheffield.

I think I'll try Freecycle. There's a local group in my area and a great way to pass on goods such as this.

Thanks for bringing this site to my attention.
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