The Top Five Ways to Get Rid of an Old TV
Today, TVs have gotten so big that most people need two people to carry them out to the curb when it’s time to get rid of them. But it doesn’t have to be that way! By following these five easy steps, you can properly dispose of your old TV without sacrificing your back or your walls (or just leaving it in the corner). Let’s get started!
Throw it Away
-You can also put your TV on an electronic recycling website that specializes in used televisions. A reputable site will pay you for the electronics and then take them to be recycled responsibly. This is an ideal way of getting rid of your TV if you have one that doesn’t work but isn’t yet obsolete. An example of a credible site would be the Apple Recycling Program – they’ll buy your old television and recycle it responsibly, while paying you a $25 gift card as well!
Be sure that you don’t throw away your television if it is still functioning! While you can sell it on your own, most people aren’t willing to deal with shipping and packaging. Even then, you’re likely not going to get anywhere near what your television is worth. To properly dispose of a working television, look into companies that handle such things locally. For example, a UPS Store or Best Buy will often take old televisions and computer monitors for free. Just call ahead and make sure they accept used electronics before bringing yours in!
Depending on their size, televisions can either be very easy or very difficult to transport. No matter what kind of vehicle you are using, be mindful of others around you as a heavily-laden vehicle could endanger other drivers.
Trade it in
There are a few ways to get rid of an old TV and it can be as easy as pie, so long as you know what you’re doing. If you want to trade in your old TV, then your best bet is usually Best Buy. For more money, Best Buy will give you cash in hand right on the spot. They also provide a 24-hour drop-off service for recycling televisions free of charge.
You could also sell your TV on Craigslist, but make sure you clearly communicate with potential buyers that the TV is not working before any negotiations take place or they’ll likely walk away very disappointed if they find out after paying for it.
Sell it on Craigslist
When it comes time to get rid of an old TV, there are many options. Selling your TV on Craigslist may be the best option for you if you live in a large metropolitan area where people are likely looking for good deals. You can sell your TV, furniture and other items all at once by posting them all as one package deal on the site, which will likely result in more interested buyers. Another benefit of using this website is that it is free to post and easy for both parties because payment is conducted via PayPal, after which the buyer receives his/her purchase via USPS shipping. One major drawback of this method of disposal is that the buyer has no recourse if there’s something wrong with the TV or if he simply decides he doesn’t want it anymore.
Despite TV’s typically smaller size, a TV can be tough to handle because of its weight. It may seem simple at first, but the job is actually more difficult than it looks. However, there are a few different ways you can get rid of an old TV and dispose of it responsibly. First, you can call your local recycling center or drop off point and make arrangements for them to take your old TV off your hands for free. If that doesn’t work for you or if you want money for it instead, try selling the television online through sites like eBay or Craigslist.
An easy way to get rid of an old TV is to donate it. Many electronics recycling centers will accept donations, even if the TV was not purchased there. The Salvation Army has used appliances and even furniture, so there is a high chance they would have use for your TV.