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Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by jbranx » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:43 pm

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Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by retire2022 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:52 pm

ddurrett896 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Backyard + baseball bat
There is lead and mercury in the CRT tube, it is a health hazard

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Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by vitaflo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:04 pm

MandyT wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Apparently there are some older model TV's that are of interest to gamers, but I don't think this is one of them.
Unless it’s a Sony PVM or BVM (not likely), retro gamers won’t care about it.

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Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by Katietsu » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:21 pm

Wow. You never know what you will learn here. I decided last week to get rid of my Sony Wega from my office that gets used about once every two years these days. Probably used less than 200 hours total. Expected just to put it in tomorrow’s trash. (Waste company is required to pick up recycle one electronic device per pickup.)

Thanks to this thread, I see my TV listed for $200-$400 plus shipping. Not expecting to try for those prices. But it looks like I can probably keep it out of the landfill for awhile longer.

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Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by a2_alice » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:51 am

I sold my parents’ 32” Sony Trinitron WEGA for $150 (for them) two years ago on Craigslist. Retro gamers want CRT TVs. At least you can put up an ad for free and see if you can save yourself the recycling fee.

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Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by MandyT » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:55 am

Katietsu wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Wow. You never know what you will learn here. I decided last week to get rid of my Sony Wega from my office that gets used about once every two years these days. Probably used less than 200 hours total. Expected just to put it in tomorrow’s trash. (Waste company is required to pick up recycle one electronic device per pickup.)

Thanks to this thread, I see my TV listed for $200-$400 plus shipping. Not expecting to try for those prices. But it looks like I can probably keep it out of the landfill for awhile longer.
This made my day!

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Re: What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by Teague » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:17 pm

Sandtrap wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:22 pm
livesoft wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:47 pm
Put on curb with sign: Free!
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Excellent idea! And if that doesn't work just change the sign to "$20.00." It should be gone by the next morning - just don't expect to ever see the twenty bucks. :D
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UPDATE to What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by MandyT » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:05 am

quantAndHold wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:11 pm
MandyT wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:35 pm
Checking back in to avoid being a hit-and-run poster.

I haven't done anything with the TV yet because I'm not moving until mid-July. My town recycles electronic waste, but CRT TV's are not free to recycle. The fee is probably nominal, but my sense is that I could find a way to give it away without having to pay to get rid of it.

Part of me is tempted to keep it--I like the size and model. I'm used to living where over-the-air TV is not an option, but I might be able to get several stations with a converter box and a digital antenna in my new location. I have some decisions to make regarding cord-cutting whether or not I get a new TV, but that discussion probably doesn't belong in this thread.

Thanks for your suggestions, whether serious or not-so-much.
Right now at Best Buy, the cheapest digital converter box is $49.99. The cheapest 24 or 32” flat screen, hi def TV is $69.99. The new TV will use less power, be lighter, have a much better picture, and isn’t already obsolete.
For the record:

I went ahead and brought the old TV to the recycle center and paid $30 for them to take it.

I got busy enough with moving that I ran short on time to research my new TV, and I needed one for when the cable guy came, so I bought a 32-inch HDTV for $99 at Walmart. I figured that, if I ended up not liking it, I could return it (I discussed the ethics of buying something with a significant likelihood of return with a Walmart associate, and he didn't seem to think there was a problem), and, if anything went wrong, it was only 100 bucks. But I think I like it well enough to keep it.

Thanks again for the discussion.

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Re: UPDATE to What to do with a 24" analog CRT TV?

Post by TBillT » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:10 am

We used 1-800-JUNK to get rid of a 175-lb SONY that was still working fine ...in that case we did not have ability to move.

We might have considered purchse of new TV at BestBuy and they take the old TV...I think maybe we did buy at BestBuy but the new set cost was below BestBuy free removal policy

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