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Hey all - has anyone (particularly in the NOVA area) ever donated a larger item like this? We're anticipating buying a new LED tv and the old one is only 5 years old. Works perfectly,no issues there, but we simply don't have room anywhere else in the house.

We've advertised at work to buy it for $500, but no takers yet so we figure donation is the next best thing....do Retirement homes or community centres ever take these types of things? Might be cool for a youth center or something....we'd hate to just junk it.

main issue is getting it out of the house...our movers brought it in, but we'd never entertain it ourselves.


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You might want to try lowering the price. For $500, someone can get a real nice brand new tv and not one that is 5 years old with no warranty.... The hubby and I recently purchased a 3 y/o HDTV for $300, I can say, we really overpaid for that tv and looking back we both said we should have bought brand new.... but if the price was lower, we wouldn't mind so much...

Just a suggestion.


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You might want to try lowering the price. For $500, someone can get a real nice brand new tv and not one that is 5 years old with no warranty.... The hubby and I recently purchased a 3 y/o HDTV for $300, I can say, we really overpaid for that tv and looking back we both said we should have bought brand new.... but if the price was lower, we wouldn't mind so much...

Just a suggestion.

yep - I think my husband said 'or best offer'...the main problem is transportation...it's a beast


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06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

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07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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A private (or public for that matter) school in the area may be willing to take it and may even have parents/faculty/students that would come and remove it for you as a service project.

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We took our tv to goodwill!


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You could donate it to me! *cough* :whistle:


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You could donate it to me! *cough* :whistle:

Sure - isn't LA to DC a wee bit of a long drive though? :D


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In some area Goodwill and/or Salvation Army depots will pick up items. :)


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I would definitely do craigslist! There's a free section on there, you won't believe what people get rid of. Your tv will be gone in 24 hours!


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If we hadn't just bought an LCD TV two months ago, and bought an entertainment center that fits it...I would have been all over that TV. Sorry. :(


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I would definitely do craigslist! There's a free section on there, you won't believe what people get rid of. Your tv will be gone in 24 hours!

Freaks me out having people I totally don't know coming into my house :(


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Freaks me out having people I totally don't know coming into my house :(

I don't blame you.

We're actually getting rid of a small CRT TV as well. I'll probably just take it to the Salvation Army up on Little River Turnpike. My wife thought about Craigslist, but for such an insignificant item, I'd rather just take it somewhere...even though it IS a heavy little #######...


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Medical in Vancouver: 01-28-10

Interview @ Montreal: 03-05-10 -- APPROVED!

POE @ Blaine (Pacific Highway): 03-10-10

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SSN received: 04-07-10

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I-751 NOA1: 12-30-11 Check cashed: 01-04-12

Biometrics: 02-24-12

10-year GC finally approved: 12-20-12

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I have tried selling stuff on craigslist for cheap, very few people bite! BUT once you say FREE, open the flood gates! We gave away a perfectly fine washer/dryer and an oven, I just asked that people write a short blip on why I should give it to them! lol If I was going to give it away, i wanted to give it to someone that really needed it and could not afford to go out and buy it!


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