Is there a market for broken hdtvs?

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  1. Subtle Demise
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    So I went dumpster diving with my fiance and we found a decent vizio tv. The only problem is the screen is slightly cracked and it won't stay on for more than a second. I was thinking of just selling it on eBay, but I don't know how many people will actually buy a broken item for parts. I was also thinking if I could get the thing fixed for less than $ 100, it would make a nice monitor.
     
  2. Nathan Drake

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    Do they sell? According to ebay, apparently. Do they sell for much? According to ebay, apparently not, unless around $30 is much for yourself.
     
  3. finkmac

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    Over there
    There's a market for (mostly) everything… Now, it may not be a big market, but it does exist.
     
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    Well it was free for me, so even like $15 plus the cost of shipping is fine with me. How much does it cost to get a tv screen repaired anyway?
     
  5. Joe88

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    it depends on whats actually broken
    if its something stupid like a blown capacitor, then less then $1 + labor in fixing it yourself
    but if the logic board, or power board they could easily go for $100+
    but the panel is also cracked so it wont be worth much

    for a tv repairmen expect to pay $200-400+ just to fix the internal ignoring the screen part
     
  6. FAST6191

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    Depending upon the model and parts in it they can go for a bit. You will tend to have to part them yourself though, possibly also confirming them working; somewhat surprisingly selling a whole unit for spares and repairs is not as lucrative as the parts market.
     
  7. ShawnTRods

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    I wanted to know this too. I have a 50 inch Samsung with broken screen. My little bro threw the controller and it died. I called Samsung for repair and they wanna charge 110 labour cost plus part. I could buy a brand new tv for 350 lol
     
  8. Drink the Bleach

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    You can sell it for $20 for parts, if you can convince the person to pay the shipping. I did some calculations for UE booms im selling and it cost like $12 each to sell them and they only weight 5 pounds. Just how much would a large TV cost?
     
  9. Subtle Demise
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    A lot of good info here. I will look into the tv's insides tomorrow afternoon and see what's destroyed and whatnot and see about just parting it out and recycling the shell
     
  10. flo

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    Wait wait...what ?
     
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    Lol which part confuses you the most? The fact that I went dumpster diving, or that I have a fiance?