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How can I sell my broken LCD tv?
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:47 PM
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Default How can I sell my broken LCD tv?

Hi guys,

First post so go easy on me and apologies if this is posted in the wrong place.

I have a 32" Sony TV which I bought around 2 years ago. Unfortunately there was a little accident in which the LCD screen has cracked internally and I am looking to find the most cost effective manner to sell my TV while getting some form of return.

Cosmetically, the TV is in pristine condition, minus the above fault. In other words, all other aspects of the TV is in "as new" condition.

I have considered options such as eBay and listings on Gumtree etc but do any of you have any other, perhaps better methods to achieve a swift sell while getting a decent return?

Thanks in advance guys and happy savings!
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Old 09-08-2011, 1:06 PM
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I doubt you'll get much for it as LCD replacement panels cost as much as the TV itself in most cases so unless someone has a working LCD that is suitable to put in yours I don't think there'll be much money it it... Ebay is probably the best bet but I wouldn't think you'll be getting much more than 50 - 100 if you're lucky especially when new (albeit budget brands) can be had for 200 or thereabouts.

Have you considered claiming on household insurance if you have accidental damage?

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Old 09-08-2011, 4:15 PM
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Given the cost of shipping it, a TV for spares is probably worthless, unless someone local wants it.
You can't say that it's otherwise 'as new', because if it won't power up and display, then you don't know what is actually wrong with it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 8:13 PM
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Hi, i would list on ebay confirming exact condition, model etc and see what offers you get, thanks
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either that or do what the rest of us do with rubbish and bin it !
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:40 AM
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ebay is your best bet. I have sold some broken laptop and other electricals, which i never thought would sell. in your listing, mention that it is for parts only and clearly explain the fault. give the option of collecting it for free and shipping with an appropriate cost.
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Old 12-08-2011, 3:57 PM
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Have you got contents insurance? If so, worth checking whether you may be covered.
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Old 13-08-2011, 4:22 PM
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Default Local Repair shop

Have you tired your local repair shop they may buy it for parts that is where we sold ours
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Old 13-08-2011, 9:37 PM
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Try Comet - they do a fixed price repair = 125 to diagnose the problem and this includes parts up to 150
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Old 13-08-2011, 11:07 PM
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Try Comet - they do a fixed price repair = 125 to diagnose the problem and this includes parts up to 150
Doesn't cover accidental damage.
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Old 14-08-2011, 12:58 PM
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oops - yes you're right - doesn't cover accidental damage!
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You haven't stated the model number. You might get more if you dismantle it and offer the separate assemblies for sale. Obviously, you'll have to check to see what each of them is called and take good quality photos so people know exactly what you are offering. State Sony TV model number, module name and any distinguishing numbers or codes printed on it.
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Old 15-08-2011, 12:00 PM
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I'd give eBay a go, we sold a laptop with a cracked screen for 75, we were only hoping for a tenner! Make sure you put a picture on and describe it in detail to cover yourself x
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What about a Trade-In deal?

Maybe it doesn't have to be working.
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Try your local repair shop, they could buy your TV or other parts.
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