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What to do with an old CRT monitor?

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edavid:
In the US, Staples will recycle CRT monitors for free.

Goodwill will also take them in some places, but call first.

Delta:
There is the (probably apocryphal) story of the bloke who left his perfectly good but no longer needed appliance outside his house with a sign on it saying "perfect working order, free to a good home", but it remained there for days.  He changed the sign to "For sale, £50", and it was nicked within an hour!  :-+

Delta:
A very true story (as it happened to me) is that I had repaired our old washing machine after the Missus insisted we buy a new one.  It was only about ten years old.  I put it up on Freecycle and in Gumtree freebies, not a single person got in touch.  I then put it on eBay with a starting price of £2.90 (the cost of a pint of Guinness in my local), and it sold for........ £35!

Couldn't give it away, but got thirty five quid for it!  What is the world coming to?  :scared:

helius:
People don't make rational purchase decisions (or, at least, the decisions they make aren't rational in a simple economic model). There is a whole discipline of price selection that tries to exploit this.

Brumby:

--- Quote from: Delta on April 16, 2016, 03:12:46 am ---Couldn't give it away, but got thirty five quid for it!  What is the world coming to?  :scared:

--- End quote ---

Have you heard the story of the greengrocer selling apples for $1.99/kg and $2.99/kg ?

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