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    • anniecave
    • By anniecave 26th Jan 09, 12:51 PM
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    I was told that it wasn't the time/cost of sorting them out, it was due to safety regulations. They would need to get them safety tested prior to selling them otherwise what would happen if the item blew up or something when the buyer plugged it in?

    You could maybe sell it over ebay or ebid as buyer collects and then give the proceeeds less your selling fees to charity? Or actually I think you can sell items via the charity scheme on ebay and there are then no selling fees for you to pay.
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    • cattie
    • By cattie 26th Jan 09, 12:53 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 12:53 PM
    If you can't find a charity willing to take it then why not think of putting it on your local freecycle group, where I'm sure you'll get lots of offers from people in need of a new tv. www.freecycle.com

    This is what I did with my old 28" tv recently & it went to an elderly lady who's own tv had given up the ghost after 15yrs.
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  • gemz20
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    • 26th Jan 09, 2:23 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 2:23 PM
    Or u could advertise it on gumtree website to help somebody out that needs a tv
    • caroline1973lefty
    • By caroline1973lefty 26th Jan 09, 2:26 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 2:26 PM
    if there is a hostel of any kind near you then they might want it?
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  • Laura Ellis
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    • 26th Jan 09, 4:44 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 4:44 PM
    I understand that the British Heart Foundation shops are able to accept donations of electrical goods - if you have one near you that could be a good option.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 27th Jan 09, 1:05 PM
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    • 27th Jan 09, 1:05 PM
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    • 27th Jan 09, 1:05 PM
    I have 2 perfectly acceptable 15 inch TVs sitting here but no one will take them. I'm hoping that my local freecycle group will eventually allow my membership so I can put them on there.

    I couldn't find any charity that was interested.
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    • davetrousers
    • By davetrousers 27th Jan 09, 1:08 PM
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    • 27th Jan 09, 1:08 PM
    I understand that the British Heart Foundation shops are able to accept donations of electrical goods - if you have one near you that could be a good option.
    Originally posted by Laura Ellis
    Yup British Heart Foundation do
    .....

    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 27th Jan 09, 2:23 PM
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    • 27th Jan 09, 2:23 PM
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    • 27th Jan 09, 2:23 PM
    I believe Oxfam also have a number of furniture warehouses around the country and they may be prepared to collect it. Check their website for further information.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 27th Jan 09, 7:16 PM
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    It's possible that if you have any local furniture recycling charities that they will be able to take it, rather than charity shops. A few shops have the facilities to deal with electricals, but most don't.
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    • turtlemoose
    • By turtlemoose 27th Jan 09, 10:16 PM
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    there's a charity shop in wolverhampton (sorry i can't remember the street name) - it's for premature babies and last time I was in there (about 3yrs ago?) they were accepting electricals ....sorry that I can't be more specific on the name/location! I think it has a blue teddy on the sign!
    • turtlemoose
    • By turtlemoose 27th Jan 09, 10:22 PM
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    grr tried to edit my post but it won't let me....found the details of that shop....
    Baby Blues Appeal

    43, Victoria St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 3PJ
    Tel: 01902 428859
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 28th Jan 09, 1:45 AM
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    Yup British Heart Foundation do
    Originally posted by davetrousers
    They certainly do!
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    • hmaffin
    • By hmaffin 12th Jun 09, 12:58 PM
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    Need to do the same thing with a tv and computer - found this site while browsing :

    http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/

    Go to Goodwill Gallery and you can post a message about your item for a charity to contact you about.

    HTH!
    • purply
    • By purply 12th Jun 09, 1:42 PM
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    we donated our old tv at the weekend to the hospital ward my hubby works at. im sure most wards would take them even tho patients have TVs by their beds-staff could keep it in their staff room...?
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  • Noggin the Nog
    I agree that selling the TV on Ebay would be a good idea, particularly if you have a specific charity in mind that you want to benefit. You use the advanced listing option and Ebay refund the proportion of listing and final value fees that you are donating (i.e. if you are donating 100% of the final sale you will get 100% of the fees recredited, but not any Paypal fees). But be careful because if your item doesn't sell, you have to pay the listing fee in full as normal. There is a big range of charities set up on Ebay for you to donate to. Good luck! someone will be delighted to have your TV and to help charity at the same time, it is very kind of you to offer it.
    • Valli
    • By Valli 18th Jun 09, 2:01 PM
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    what about domestic violence victims...the worker I know said they'd have a DVD player I don't need.
    Just waiting for her to come and pick it up!
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    • noonesperfect
    • By noonesperfect 19th Jun 09, 12:09 PM
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    When I wanted to donate a perfectly good and barely used 15" portable tv/video to the BHF I was asked if it was black or silver. When told it was black they declined and said they had loads of black ones as they don't sell!!!!!

    Somewhat stung I got in touch with the city's furniture/electrical store which helps needy people and they were very grateful I'm pleased to say. They would even have collected it......
    • rarrarrar
    • By rarrarrar 22nd Jun 09, 7:01 PM
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    Old TV's and monitors can be difficult to give away via Freecycle so its not surprising that even the few charity shops which take Electricals ( only 6 Oxfam ones now do) are not keen on accepting them.

    TVs count as special waste and cant go in the shops normal waste so disposing of unsold or non-working ones can be a problem.
    • pollysg
    • By pollysg 23rd Jun 09, 5:24 PM
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    I am about to try Emmaus (mine is Gloucester, but google it with your nearest city name) - they take tvs as long as they have a remote and a scart socket.
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