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Donating Dilapidated Car

Uber yTzY24
Jan 23

I have an old car that I hardly ever use. It doesn’t start and I can’t be arsed to get it fixed. I’m thinking of donating it to charity. Has anyone done this? How did it work out?

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  • Intel / Engynotboth
    Super easy. They come pick it up on a tow truck and then you get a form in the mail for tax deduction.
    Jan 232
    • Uber yTzY24
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      What value do they use? KBB?
      Jan 23
    • Intel / Engynotboth
      In our case it was a place that fixes up old cars and then sells them, so our donated amount was technically the cost of the car at sale. Not sure how it is at other places.
      Jan 23
  • Nutanix / Eng
    Leet4Lyf

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    Sell it to a student.
    Jan 240
  • Proofpoint / Engfoodtruckj
    Kars for Kids
    Jan 230
  • Intel superrr
    I know that NPR takes it
    Jan 230
  • New / EngSharmaG
    Did the same with my old car which was functional but needed a lot of fixes. Think of the person who actually will use the car that you can't be bothered to fix. It's worth it to donate just for his/her sake.
    Jan 240
  • Amazon xshcy
    I’ll come pick it up for free
    Jan 230
  • Dynatrace meMi15
    I think the write off caps at $500. Not worth it financially, but that feel-good feeling is oh so sweet
    Jan 230

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