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I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Vintage Collector ()
Date: April 24, 2013 06:04PM

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I am a collector of a lot of vintage shit.
I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and even VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
I cant think of one.
Give me one good reason.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 24, 2013 06:23PM

I tried donating some old CRTs to thrift stores, nobody wants them.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 24, 2013 06:27PM

Dont take them to the landfill.......you will pay!

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 24, 2013 06:28PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Dont take them to the landfill.......you will pay!




Just take them to Best Buy. They recycle electronics for free.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Pawn Shop Shopper ()
Date: April 24, 2013 07:05PM

About three years ago, I had a late 1990's CRT television up for sale at a yard sale which didn't sell. That should have been my first clue...

On the way to driving it to the Key Bridge so I could drop it in the Potomac, I drove by a pawn shop in Bailey's Crossroads that had a huge sign on a mini-van parked out front that said, "WE BUY EVERYTHING!"

So, I parked and went inside where there was some Tamerlan Tsarnaev looking mother-fucker behind the counter. I asked him if he was buying TV's and he put down the gun he was polishing and through his cigarette said, "TV's? Brother, I'm always buying TVs! What have you got?"

I went out to the car and lugged it back inside. As I entered the store again, Marathon Bomber said, "No! No! No! We don't take that CRT bull-sheet!"

I looked at him like the foreigner he was and said, "It seems you're not...ALWAYS buying TVs now does it? Oh...and you need a new sign because you aren't buying EVERYTHING either...BROTHER." I left the CRT on his sidewalk and drove home. That was my second clue...

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Then and Now ()
Date: April 24, 2013 08:05PM

You can't give those fuckers away. I had to lug my 40 inch 350 pound bubble glass tv from a third floor apt.
I put out adds just to pick it up for free, no calls on that shit. to think I paid $900 for the fucker in 2001. I was glad when it slipped off the dolly and kart wheeled down the last flight of stairs. Funny thing is, It worked great until the stair ride to TV heaven.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: bp ()
Date: April 24, 2013 09:49PM

I still have an old CRT TV with built-in DVD player and VCR. It's quite handy if I feel like watching some of the old home made porn tapes starrring ex- girlfriends. I should either digitize them or throw them out though.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 24, 2013 09:52PM

I sold a 36" Sony CRT to some Craigslist guy about 5 yrs ago when I switched to the flats.

I see CRT's and jumbo floor models being given away free all the time now.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Not True ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:20PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Dont take them to the landfill.......you will pay!

Not true! Take them on Electric Sundays (every month or two at the dump off West Ox). Crowded, but fast and free. You don't even have to get out of the car.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: done deal ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:21PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> I sold a 36" Sony CRT to some Craigslist guy about
> 5 yrs ago when I switched to the flats.
>
> I see CRT's and jumbo floor models being given
> away free all the time now.


Nobody will take them. way too heavy. Hell, Just the other day I noticed a family of locust trying loading up a 55 inch samsung into the back of a shit box early 90's sentra at best buy.
Go figure.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Richard Dawson ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:28PM

They still haven't replaced all five TV sets in the house?

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Better Idea ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:29PM

Drive over to PG and dump it at the first public housing project you pass.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: true fact ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:37PM

Better Idea Wrote:
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> Drive over to PG and dump it at the first public
> housing project you pass.


They will still pass on it. Trust me, you can't give those older tv's away. Pawn shops refuse them.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: tvo ()
Date: April 24, 2013 11:01PM

true fact Wrote:
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> Better Idea Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Drive over to PG and dump it at the first
> public
> > housing project you pass.
>
>
> They will still pass on it. Trust me, you can't
> give those older tv's away. Pawn shops refuse
> them.

it's not even a money thing, people around here are just more up to date in their expectations. crt's take up alot of space and are outdated. i offered mine to a recent somali immigrant I know for free and he was like shaking his head "no thanks". your best bet is to find some old redneck from culpeper who has room for an extra TV in his garage and doesn't mind picking up and hauling the thing. older people don't mind old crap.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Vuka ()
Date: April 25, 2013 12:22AM

Not only are they heavy pieces of shit, the picture SUUUUCKS! Every time I go from my home with my sweet ass 55" Samsung over to grandma's house, I'm stuck watching her shows with her on a blurry 27" console TV that is big enough to be gutted out and used as her coffin someday.

I have offered to buy her a new one but she refuses. I swear I'm gonna drag that POS out to the street on a wheeled dolly, douse it in gasoline, toss a match and watch it roll down the hill.
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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 25, 2013 12:27AM

Vuka Wrote:
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> Not only are they heavy pieces of shit, the
> picture SUUUUCKS! Every time I go from my home
> with my sweet ass 55" Samsung over to grandma's
> house, I'm stuck watching her shows with her on a
> blurry 27" console TV that is big enough to be
> gutted out and used as her coffin someday.
>
> I have offered to buy her a new one but she
> refuses. I swear I'm gonna drag that POS out to
> the street on a wheeled dolly, douse it in
> gasoline, toss a match and watch it roll down the
> hill.





You got that image from a classifieds listing in Kentucky. Google reverse image search comes in handy during times like these.


http://georgetown-kentucky.olx.com/console-tv-iid-131463823

http://lewisburg-ky.americanlisted.com/furniture/console-tv_21399939.html

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Vuka ()
Date: April 25, 2013 12:32AM

Yup, I found the image online. Why the fuck would I go over to her house at midnight to take a picture of grandma's shit TV?

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Gilligan ()
Date: April 25, 2013 12:33AM

Grandma and her TV story reminded me of this classic video:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/987420/

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 25, 2013 12:34AM

Vuka Wrote:
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> Yup, I found the image online. Why the fuck would
> I go over to her house at midnight to take a
> picture of grandma's shit TV?





You are a very weird person.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: lizzieieie ()
Date: April 25, 2013 12:52AM

Lizzie thought her fat old TV was worth like 3k lol

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: project tv ()
Date: April 25, 2013 01:04AM

flats will be out wall projectors will be back

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Olevia ()
Date: April 25, 2013 01:06AM

lizzieieie Wrote:
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> Lizzie thought her fat old TV was worth like 3k
> lol



Don't forget the Olevia flat screen she keeps in the bathroom.
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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: so weird ()
Date: April 25, 2013 01:41AM

eesh Wrote:
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>
> Don't forget the Olevia flat screen she keeps in
> the bathroom.


wont ask why someone has that saved to their computer and for what reason(s)...

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Definitely not eesh ()
Date: April 25, 2013 01:43AM

lizzie Wrote:
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> eesh Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> >
> > Don't forget the Olevia flat screen she keeps
> in
> > the bathroom.
>
>
> wont ask why someone has that saved to their
> computer and for what reason(s)...



For the blog.

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Allah Snackbar ()
Date: April 25, 2013 01:49AM

I bet you some terrorist group can find a great use for those TV sets!

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: moron ^ ()
Date: April 25, 2013 01:56AM

im sure thats been done before but if it hasnt dont give any crazines any ideas jackass

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: Allah Snackbar ()
Date: April 25, 2013 02:01AM

Oh fuck! You're right! I'm sure they are checking Fairfax Underground for their newest methods of mass destruction...

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Re: I can understand why some people collect music cassettes, record albums, VCR's and VHS tapes, but is there any legitimate reason for somebody to hold on to their old CRT television set?
Posted by: BURNBABY ()
Date: April 25, 2013 10:40AM

There is ONE reason. To use the screen as a massive solar death ray.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=348PUYaoGm8

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