How to Get Rid of a Used VCR

Written by jamie lisse
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If you have upgraded your electronics from a VCR to a DVD player, you may have noticed that you no longer use the VCR. Whether your used VCR works or not, you may be interested in getting rid of it. Instead of just tossing the used VCR out with the trash, there are other options available for getting rid of it. By not trashing the used VCR, you may be able to give someone else use of the device, or you may be able to recycle it in a responsible manner.

Skill level:
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    Take your used VCR to a local Goodwill store. Goodwill accepts donations of small electronics devices like a used VCR. You can even get a donation receipt so that you can write it off on your tax returns.

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    Ask around at church or at another community gathering spot if anyone is in need of a VCR. You may be able to give the used VCR to someone from your church or community who really needs it.

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    Post a free ad on Craigslist or Freecyle stating that you want to get rid of the used VCR. Be sure to state what condition it is in. Include a phone number or e-mail address so that interested parties have a way to contact you.

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    Donate the used VCR to a school, day care centre or other organisation that could use it. You will likely not get a receipt for a tax exemption, but you will be able to give the VCR away instead of trashing it.

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    Look for an e-waste recycling centre near you by using the "search" function on the Earth911 web site. Just enter in "electronics" for what you are recyling, enter in your city in the "location" field and click "search." Take your used VCR to an e-waste recycling centre near you.

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