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are there precious metals inside televisions.......crt in ...

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are there precious metals inside televisions.......crt in particular.   i see many size tv''s being tossed, and folks are stopping along the street to grab them up....... what are they going for inside? Thanks, mb
IS there platinum or gold, or other precious metals inside TV''s???

There is some Cadmium, Lead and Mercury in old televisions.

There is no gold or platinum as far as I know.


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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Hello Steve,

I asked about CRT TV's........... would this be the case with HD and ALL TV's as well? Nothing 'precious' about them either?
What do 'you' think they're going for in picking up old, discarded TV's?


I have a recycling center in my industrial park. You would not believe what people will bring in. I suppose if you were offering $2 or $3 for an old TV, you could make some money.

Modern LED, Plasma and DLPs probably have even less of these metals in them.