Trying to donate a TV, or give it away for free. Failing. Help?
January 20, 2013 2:51 PM Subscribe
I have a Toshiba 35" TV from the mid-90s that still works perfectly. I still have the manual it came with, and the original remote. The TV stands on a custom TV stand that was built by the manufacturer specifically for it.
Unfortunately, I don't want it anymore, the TV weighs 165 lbs., and I cannot carry it myself. Options I've exhausted include:
posted by tzikeh to Grab Bag (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
. "Come get it and it's yours. Free. You'll need two strong people to move it." No takers.
The "free" section of Chicago Craigslist
. Same announcement; same difference.
. Though you might read that they will come pick up TVs as donations, it turns out that they, in fact, won't. I know. I called.
I will not donate anything to the Salvation Army.
If I could just get the thing out into the alleyway, I guarantee that it would disappear before 24 hours were up. But I can't. And, okay, here's the pathetic part, I don't have many local friends to help me. Almost none, really--and those I do have are not known for their upper-body strength.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't afford to pay a haul-away service.