I Bought a 65" TV That Won't Fit in My Car. Any Suggestions?

So I just bought a 65 inch TV from goodguys blacktown NSW and unfortunately it wont fit in my car.
I live near werrington station. What would be the best way to pick it up? any suggestion?
I dont have a friends that has big car

Comments

  • +7 votes

    Bigger car?

    Or just a 7” screen like most normal people have in their dash. Sheesh…

  • +4 votes

    Take the tv out of its box.

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      it still wont fit, my car is really small.
      it wont even pass my car door.

      • +25 votes

        my car is really small.

        So it was never going to work then?

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        Curious to know what car you have? Obviously it's not a hatch…

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        So what was the plan? You had to know it wasn't going to happen, just by looking at the TV. Now you're going to spend more money and time, than if you just ponied up for delivery in the first place.

  • +2 votes

    i think i'll just use uberXL - cost about $60-$80

    • +9 votes

      But… GoodGuys charge $50 for delivery.

    • +2 votes

      bunnings ute hire is $25 for 1hr

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        buy a bag of potting mix for 4 bucks and ask for a trailer

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    Just ask for a disabled taxi ….. should be plenty of room i would think.

  • +1 vote

    All you need is a mate with the car that is hatch. The back seats fold down. Should fit in easily.

    • -3 votes

      some (or all) of these large tvs cannot be laid down flat. must be transported upright.

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        You mean none. There isnt a single issue doing so unless its for a long period of time

      • +3 votes

        Was true for Plasma Tv's with glass screens.

        No such problems these days.

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        Pretty sure that's just for oleds. $1500 65" isn't an oled so I guess should be fine.

  • +30 votes

    Tie a bunch of smaller cars together, like a raft. Problem solved.

    • +10 votes

      going through this forum, your idea ain't even the worst one

  • +3 votes

    Test drive a ute or large enough vehicle and use that

    • +2 votes

      Then get in an accident or damage it and pay >= $2,500 excess

      • +4 votes

        Hot tip for rental car excess is to get domestic travel insurance through someone like 1cover, reduces your excess down too $200 for only about $40 a week as opposed to a similar amount per day.

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          Yeah, I do this for rentals. But would one do it for 10-20 minute test drives?

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          Another tip: the ANZ Black credit card with the Qantas points (comes up here all the time) has free rental car accident cover.

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          $40 per week? How about drive carefully and responsibly and don't crash. Dashcam to prove it should someone make false allegations in the event of a crash.

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            @raymosaurus: Doesn't matter if you are at fault or not under most rentals T&C, someone crashes into you and you are up for 1000's in excess payments.

            Just to clarify that you only take the insurance out when you are actually hiring, not something you pay for year round.

  • +4 votes

    Our local taxi company let us put our TV in the back of one of the vans they pick up people in wheelchairs in by request, hubby went for a trip to our house with a large box from jb hifi with no issues.

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      Do exactly the same thing, just get a van taxi service. Very responsible prices and its very common.

  • +2 votes

    If you have a tow bar go to bunnings and purchase a cheap sheet of MDF and get a free trailer hire…. Worked for me…. Anything big and cheap that you may have a use for that will save a trailer hire.

    • +1 vote

      Then take it back and say you dont need the MDF any more?

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      If you have towed more than 0 trailers you will know that, unloaded, they bounce. Not a bit, but A LOT. Would you put your thousands of dollars worth of brand new 65" television on a jumping castle? 😲 Bad idea.

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        not an issue if tied up vertical, else keep mother in law on trailer to stabilize

  • +5 votes

    Clean and jerk, then carry the TV home like a stud.

    • +1 vote

      "one trip"
      .

  • +3 votes

    taxi, uber van, man with a van, airtasker, pay them to deliver

  • +5 votes

    Sell the old car for a new car that fits the TV. Problem solved!

    • +2 votes

      Sell the old car for a new car that fits the TV. Problem solved

      This… or, Sell the tv for another Tv that actually fits into the current car. Problem solved

  • +3 votes

    Take it to the car park and wait with it for an hour. Then immediately return it and claim it was dead on arrival. Ask for it to be sent back to the factory for checking. When the factory determines there is nothing wrong with it - provide your address for delivery back to you.

    • +2 votes

      Pretty sure he wants to use his tv soon not in 5 weeks…

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        If he wanted to use it soon he would have checked to make sure his small car could carry a large TV.

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          Username checks out. Logic does not.

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    What did you decide to do, OP?

  • +1 vote

    If you don't have a friend with a SUV or a ute, try U-Haul ute or trailer rental from several nearby petrol stations. Ute is $66 for 3 hours, caged trailer is $51 if you or someone you know has a tow bar.

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    Call RACV. They care…

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      Tow the tv to the nearest garage ??

  • +4 votes

    Seriously just pay for shipping.

    • +2 votes

      Seriously just read the comments and you’ll see that TGG can’t do this for some reason.

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        They can't do this. Good Guys have always been able to ship/courier anything I need.

        "Some reason" isn't enough explanation.

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          They can deliver. They supposedly cannot in this particular instance. Make no assumptions.

  • +7 votes
    1. Go shopping at Woolies
    2. Push shopping trolley to Good Guys
    3. Load tv onto shopping trolley
    4. Push groceries and tv home
    5. Leave empty trolley kerbside
    6. Call Woolies abandoned trolly hotline tel: 1800 641 497
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      Most of the new shopping trollies will have wheel locks!

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        just lift up a bit where the wire is, I do it all the times

    • +1 vote

      This guy students.

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      The trolley man will be watching you…

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      Comedic image you're bringing to mind. Doubt a several thousand dollar 65" tv would go so well in a shopping trolley, even if it indeed fit in the trolley and didn't topple over on the footpath. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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      Pretty sure I saw this the other day. Except he skipped the groceries and just took the trolley.

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    Get GoGet van.

  • +12 votes

    My experience if it’s too big to fit try lubricant

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    Rent a ute?

  • +3 votes

    Order a maxi taxi, that’s what I did last time, as soon as I said pickup was the local JB they said oh you bought a TV…so they get it a lot

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    The box makes it much larger than it needs to be
    I hope OP has tried taking it out of the box and seeing if it will then fit in car. If want to leave in box for now, but see if it would fit, find physical measurements of the actual TV, then get tape measure and check inside car.
    Other options
    Uber/Taxi
    Rent trailer for 4 hours, should be fairly cheap.
    **Car/van/ute rental by the hour
    . There are sites, that facilitate people lend out their car. Carnextdoor is one site. There is likely others.
    Buy something from bunnings where trailer is included free then return trailer and also return items purchased for refund. Bunnings site states "To get your products home, a courtesy trailer can be arranged free of charge for up to two hours"
    Also Maybe you have a friend with roof racks that would fit your car.
    Most importantly, and firstly though IMO check if fits into your car without box

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      55 inch TV's barely hit into modern hatchbacks. 65 inch is no chance. Need van or Ute

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        I'm sure I could fit it into my car, with seats folded down and maybe on an angle rather than 100% flat. But I would make it fit :)

    • +1 vote

      DON'T bring your brand new TV home without a box. Shit happens and if shit happens with your TV you lost a ton of money in seconds trying to save a few dollars.

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        The first bit of good advice on this thread. Being a tightarse can quite often bite you in the .. you know what.

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        True. It is not ideal. I'm doubtful OP spent a tonne of money on top of the line tv. Probably a cheapie tv IMO.
        There are options besides the box, to transport with protection in case 'shxt happens' .
        I recently transported my cheaper 4k tv in back of SUV. I just put doona or sleeping bag around it. Could cover it in bubble wrap and also leave corner foam on tv, is another idea.
        If paid tonnes of money, should perhaps pay fpr delivery. It is a calculated risk/reward though. Save money, but at a risk.

  • +4 votes

    maxitaxi or uberxl

    and don't even try to complain about the costs, you just bought a TV bigger than your car so you're doing OK in life :P

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      I usually do Airtasker with a new account ($25 referral credit from OzBargain).

      You can do uber xl?

  • +3 votes

    Airtasker somebody with a van.

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      Airtasker somebody with a van.

      I was thinking airtasker momentarily, but then I thought…. Do you really want to hand your brand new 65inch TV over to a complete stranger ans say "drive it homr" :/ . Most theives/criminals are dumb, but they would still see the obvious opportunity here if advertise on airtasker for 65inch tv delivery, their going to see $$$ signs, lol. Sad, but true.

  • +1 vote

    Airtasker would be easily under $50, wait a few hours for the lowest offer.

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      You know they take 22% of the fee, right?

  • +1 vote

    buy one small brick at Bunnings and ask for a courtesy trailer

  • +2 votes

    Test drive a van and tell the dealer you're taking it for an inspection.
    Return the van after you pick up the TV.

  • +2 votes

    do ya lift br0
    on the shoulder and walk home
    good legs day

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      True, it shouldn't be heavy. Not on my shoulder, but I did something like this with 40 inch to get it home when I had no car/license. Carried to bus stops, train, from bus stop to home. The weight was OK, but those corners digging into my leg started to get annoying asf near the end. Tv's so much lighter now, over shoulder probably easy enough IMO, and could catch public transport like I did years ago with the 40 inch.

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    1. Go to findamover.com.au
    2. Enter the details of the move
    3. Receive about 10 quotes
    4. Choose the cheapest one

    I did the same when I had to move a single TV from one house to the other, it's pretty quick and usually cheap.

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    I put a 55" tv in my back seat in a Holden Cruze sedan 🤣 I had about 1cm clearance each side of the doors

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      tell us more

      • +1 vote

        Got home unloaded great success 😘

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    Rent a trailer from Bunnings and get a sausage snag while you're at it.

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      Bargain snag, expensive faulty TV if the trailer rattles it to bits.
      (Don't do this)

  • +3 votes

    A true OzBargainer would have negotiated free delivery

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    I’m just here for the comments; lots of ingenious replies.

  • +2 votes

    If only you were in Melbourne… You could always count on Trolley Man

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    Ask Blacktown store to have your order ready for collection at the store closest to your house. Assume that’s Penrith. Choose method of transport from any of the suggestions ie Uber XL, train, trailer etc.

  • +3 votes

    Guys i just bought a boeing 747 but have no where to park it,and it wont fit in my boot. Any suggestions? Im also thinking of getting myself an international space station next year.

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      just bought a boeing 747 but have no where to park it

      I had the same problem last time boeing did a sale . I just keep it in the air 24/7 and refuel midair like airforce one

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      I won't downvote it but I'll tell him he doesn't know the facts. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Read the comments.

  • +3 votes

    Exchange for 2 x 34inch TVs.

    You will end up with an extra 3 inches….

  • +3 votes

    Came here to read the comments. Was not disappointed :)

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    Pay the delivery fee?

  • +1 vote

    Why not take it on a train? As long as it's not during peak hours. I think a 65" TV won't be too heavy so if you can get a friend to help then that should be fine.

    • +1 vote

      Because the risk of damaging it increases significantly when compared to some of the other suggestions.

  • +1 vote

    make friend with big car