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Tom ­ W
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Jan 25, 2010 12:32 |  #1

So what would you do?

I've got a Dell P992 19 inch trinitron CRT monitor that I really like, but I haven't so much as plugged it in since November, 2007 when I bought my 24 inch flatscreen. It's big, heavy, and makes a great space heater. It also presents a very nice image. But my 24 inch flatscreen is my choice now.

I doubt I'll ever use the 19 inch CRT again, but I can't get myself to get rid of a perfectly good monitor. So what should I do?

Should I sell it? It'd have to be local since shipping would be more than the market value of the monitor.
Should I donate it? Goodwill industries is accepting computer equipment right now, so I could give it to them or to a church.
Should I keep it? It's in its original box, but it is bulky, taking up a lot of space.


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Jan 25, 2010 12:40 |  #2

Donate/recycle. In fact, if people don't want to take it in, recycle it because most people would just junk it, throwing a few lb of lead straight into a landfill.


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Jan 25, 2010 12:43 |  #3

If you don't use it, get rid of it and make someone else happy.

I still use a 22" CRT, so I understand what you're saying about "big, heavy" and "heater" ;)


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Jan 25, 2010 12:46 |  #4

I work in a large office building and we just had to actually pay to get rid of the last of our 21" CRT monitors. $15 recycling fee, each x about 150 monitors. New flat panels actually pay for themselves in power costs, though. Nobody will pay for a CRT anymore, sadly. You can donate it, or just post a craigslist ad for "free monitor" and at least you know it will be put to use.


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Jan 25, 2010 14:13 |  #5

These are kind-of the answers I was expecting. Looks like it's donation time.
BTW, Goodwill has a deal with Dell right now - if they can't sell the product in their store, Dell will take them and recycle them.


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Jan 25, 2010 14:31 as a reply to Tom W's post |  #6

Dont Dell take back and recycle stuff for free, even non-Dell stuff?

I would give it away, some people still like the good ole CRTs. Never liked the two black lines you get about a 1/3rd the way up and 1/3rd the way down on the triniton screen when you had a very white image. Something to do with wires in the screen giving it strength as it was weaker due to the way it was made all in the name of sharpness. Found it annoying on web pages and looking at photos. For gaming though its still hard to find a better monitor.


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Jan 25, 2010 18:43 |  #7

I had the same monitor and loved it, I gave mine to the Mother-in-law. It is a great monitor for photo work, I'd see if there were any photo students that might want one.


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Jan 26, 2010 08:05 |  #8

KarlosDaJackal wrote in post #9468363external link
Something to do with wires in the screen giving it strength as it was weaker due to the way it was made all in the name of sharpness.

Almost ;)
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Feb 01, 2010 00:02 |  #9

I bought that model monitor a month ago for $20 for a spare monitor. They go for about $10 to 25 at places like Goodwill so hardy worth the effort to sell. Consider storing it just in case, as a replacement for your big monitor might take a week to obtain if it fails.




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