So you want a new big-screen HDTV, but you’ve got just one problem: you need to get rid of your old piece-of-crap TV first so that you have an excuse to get the TV of your dreams. Now you could just donate your old TV to charity, recycle it, or sell it (even though it’s probably worthless) – but what fun is that?

Why not take out some of your built-up stress and aggression on that TV by destroying it! Trust me, there’s no better stress reliever than watching an old crappy TV get burned, shot, smashed, run-over, or dropped off a cliff. You know what they say – out with the old, in with the new. So check out these creative ways to ‘offload’ your old TV thereby giving you sufficient reason to buy the new one.

1. If you don’t mind a little dent in your truck, how about using it to run your old TV over. These guys even give you 2 angles, for your viewing pleasure.

2. If you thought that first clip was a little weak – how about a bigger truck, and a bigger TV = better result!

3. Dropping your TV off a bridge will always do the trick.

4. Get yourself an American 180 gun (fires about 20 rounds per second), and a stack of old TVs, and prepare to annihilate them within a few seconds.

5. These guys are geniuses. They decided to use a TV to try and kill a bat that is stuck in an elevator shaft – Wow!

6. Why not destroy your TV two different ways at the same time: set it on fire, and then throw it off a bridge – not bad.

7. Here’s a creative way to destroy that old console TV – shoot it with a golf ball cannon loaded with a steel bullet.

8. You could always let the garbage truck do your dirty work. At about 2:45 of this video, you can see this TV about to be crushed by this garbage truck – ahhh…it’s like squeezing one of those stress-relief balls.

9. This is a nicely put-together video that really sets the mood for nice, calm, and relaxing television ass-whooping.

10. One way to demolish that old TV of yours, is to drop a 250 pound steel block on it.

11. You could always just have a TV-destroying party at your house, and just throw large boulders at it. That’s always fun.

12. If you want more of a challenge, how about trying to smash your TV with beer bottles. This video shows some guys with bad aim, but they do finally smash their target and then leave this old TV to rest in peace.

13. Big-screen TV not working – throw it off your deck!

14. Throwing your old TV off a cliff will get you one step closer to that beautiful HDTV you’ve been dreaming about.

15. Here’s a very satisfying look at the classic “TV thrown out the window” technique.

16. This is one tough TV! This thing took 2 drops to break. This just shows that sometimes you need to put in a little extra effort in order to get that new TV – and these guys show that they have what it takes!

17. If you really want to destroy that old TV, you could throw from the roof of a 3-story building.

18. Have access to a forklift? There’s no better way to use a forklift than to use it to smash a TV.

19. One way to get rid-of that crappy TV is to have your clumsy friends help you move it.

20. How about the classic “sledgehammer method” of disposing of your old TV – always very satisfying!

21. This is an awesome video that shows you how to kill a 40-inch Mitsubishi TV with a Vulcan Mini-gun loaded with BB’s. This TV gets shredded!

22. How about you and your friends collect as many old TV’s as possible, and try to set the world record for throwing TV’s out the window. Can you beat 60 TV’s in 3 minutes?

23. Here’s a cool compilation video which shows you one of the most devastating foes of a TV – the Wii remote! Want to offload that old TV, try playing Wii with sweaty hands and no wrist strap – it’ll get the job done.

24. Enjoy bowling? Bowling ball + TV = lots of fun!

25. …And for the grand finale…Why not just blow-up your old TV? Think of it as a sort-of celebration, making way for the new flat-screen plasma or LCD HDTV you need to get. This clip shows a pipe bomb blowing-up an old TV in normal speed, and in slow-motion.

Jack out that old tv and buy a new plasma. Better still, go the whole hog and opt for a hi-def projector, projector screen with surrounding mounted speakers. You’ll need some new good quality tv cables and speaker cables for any new audio visual setup. More on that next post though.


12 Responses to “25 Ways To Offload Your Old TV”

  1. Hollywood Jack on February 18, 2008 11:19 am

    Why didn’t I think of doing this to one of the old TVs I just got rid of? Drat.

  2. Tanishaa =] on February 18, 2008 11:57 am

    I miss the bat.

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  4. Victor on February 18, 2008 1:14 pm

    This is cool and all, but TV’s have nasty stuff like mercury and big ass capacitors in them. They should be disposed of with care at a recycling facility after the fun is had.

  5. Watch Television on February 18, 2008 1:16 pm

    There’s also the fish tank tv!

  6. Sheep on February 18, 2008 1:24 pm

    That’s so cool, throwing toxic waste all over the place. I really like to make the environment around me into one big nasty chemical trash!

  7. just a kid on February 18, 2008 2:15 pm

    Blowing things up is a lot of fun, especially in movies.

    But wait! This is real life.

    Is anybody even considering the environmental impact of all that crap leeching into your local water? We are talking about thousands and thousands of crt tubes here…

  8. JC on February 18, 2008 3:46 pm

    Does anyone know of a way to ruin a TV without any damage to the actual appearance to the outside of the TV. Damage it so that it will no longer turn on, or to the point that its unwatchable…i figure hijacking the TV is a good way to justify getting a new Plasma. Anyone have any ideas?

  9. Eric on February 19, 2008 8:22 pm

    You are all quite justified in your concern about environmental issues.Im the guy driving the garbage truck in video #8 and I see everyday the callous disregard many people have for the earth.
    Unfortunately where I live this stuff is not banned from the garbage,it is optional whether or not people choose to dispose of it properly,and if they put it out I have to pick it up.
    I am hoping to see this change in the near future,but in the meantime I have to do my job,and I figured I could at least get some entertaining video out of it.There are more vids of my garbage truck crushing stuff if anyone is interested. http://www.youtube.com/WasteCnxsideloader

  10. Gunnar Andreassen on February 20, 2008 1:21 am

    I’d rather sell or donate my old tube when I get a flatscreen

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  12. James Bond§ on February 26, 2008 8:40 am

    In more civilised areas of this world, such as Europe, we pay an up-front recycling fee on all consumer electronics. Once it is up for change, the retail outlet is oblliged to take it back and recycle – what a concept! Isn’t Al Gore a US Citizen?

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