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To Think DH is Being Ridiculous...

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Rockinhippy Sat 18-May-13 12:43:14

I will avoid being rude & writing as I really think as i will show him this thread later grin

Rejigging our living room & setting up a new TV & as a result have just had "words" with DH & he just won't let it liehmm, so I am throwing it open to the MN jury smile

We have a large old style 32" Panasonic Flat screen TV in another room, that will be replaced by the slim TV we are now replacing in the living room - so the old Panasonic can go.

In fairness when it was new 11 years ago, it was top of the range & is still a decent TV - BUT - I don't think anyone wants the old style deep backed style, even if they are a good brand I'm so technical not

I have recently seen the same TV in a junk shop window priced at £40 - it took weeks & weeks to sell - if it did sell & wasn't just moved.

SOOoo I suggest offering to give the TV to a friend of mine who doesn't have TV, though her DCs are obsessed with it when they come to visit/stay - she's not anti TV, but since hers died hasn't replaced it & haas said she isn't sure if she wants to, but probably will at some point as she realises the DCs miss it & as she has health problems TV can be useful at times she's struggling to cope.

DH thinks as it was an expensive TV when new, I should offer to sell it to her, not give it & has just has a rant at me as a result of my disagreeinghmm

SOooo AIBU to think we will be hard pushed to GIVE it away, let alone try & SELL it, as people just don't want these big old TVs anymore



TallyGrenshall Sat 18-May-13 12:46:46


I think it would be lovely to give it to your friend. A charity shop near me has bigger ones than yours and for less money and they still don't sell.

How much does he think he will sell it for?

selsigfach Sat 18-May-13 12:48:52

Yanbu. Give it to to your friend or freecycle if she doesn't want it.

LadyVoldemort Sat 18-May-13 12:49:00

Yanbu. If you don't really need the money then it'd be a lovely gift to give to someone who'd appreciate it.
Your DH is being greedy.

PoppyWearer Sat 18-May-13 12:50:13


We had one of those TVs and gave it away. It really wasn't worth trying to sell it.

Passmethecrisps Sat 18-May-13 12:50:32


Give it away. Noone will buy it but your friend and her children will be very grateful.

Where does he plan to sell it? Get him to have a wee look on eBay to see if they are selling.

LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Sat 18-May-13 12:50:54


inchoccyheaven Sat 18-May-13 12:50:56

YANBU unless you are desperate for money, but like you said it could take ages to sell and your friend may not want to buy it anyway if she's not that bothered about having one whereas if its free might as well have it.

SJisontheway Sat 18-May-13 12:51:50


Picturepuncture Sat 18-May-13 12:52:08

Yanbu give it to her.

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 18-May-13 12:52:59


A friend gave away one of those tellys to me 7 years ago because even then the resale value was almost non existent. I was very grateful but it also saved her trying to get rid of it

Oldraver Sat 18-May-13 12:55:15

Tell him to stop being a miser and give it to her, Is it even Digital ?

LegArmpits Sat 18-May-13 12:56:48

You can't get rid for love nor money. Yanbu, give it to her!

EllaFitzgerald Sat 18-May-13 12:57:38

I think he's being massively optimistic if he thinks anyone will pay money for one of those TVs, regardless of the make. If someone's got money to buy a second hand telly, they're probably going to buy a newer one, as your friend would be likely to do.

I think it's a lovely gesture to give it to your friend. I wonder whether she hasn't replaced it because she can't afford to.

LuckyLuckyMe Sat 18-May-13 12:58:01

YANBU. We have an 11 year old Panasonic monster of a TV and we would LOVE if someone took it away. It's so heavy it takes 2 big men to carry it.
We thought of giving it to a charity shop but I think they would never make any money from it and it would just be in the way.

shockers Sat 18-May-13 12:58:20

I'd throw in a TV licence too wink

GoingUpInTheWorld Sat 18-May-13 13:00:25

Your husband needs to get in the real world.

Its not worth selling. The tight arsed sod!


Birdsgottafly Sat 18-May-13 13:00:55

YANBU. Some SS office's also take them, as they give them to care leavers, whose budgets don't stretch to TV's.

RandomMess Sat 18-May-13 13:01:04

Ha ha ha ha

You can't give them away on freecycle most of the time!

TheCutOfYourJib Sat 18-May-13 13:01:52

My friend tried to sell one, in the end she struggled to give it away free.
Your dh is being a tight arse.

tumbletumble Sat 18-May-13 13:02:38


We recently got rid of a similar TV on freecycle.

flanbase Sat 18-May-13 13:04:16

that's nice to give it to her. If your dh complains about you giving it away then put him in charge of selling it

ShadowStorm Sat 18-May-13 13:08:14

YANBU. An 11 yr old TV won't be worth very much at all and will be a PITA to try and sell.

Corygal Sat 18-May-13 13:09:42

My parents had to pay someone 35 quid to take a TV like that away.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 18-May-13 13:11:12

Just give it to her, no ones going to buy an old cathode ray TV unless its gold plated with rubies for switches.

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