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Which consumer electronics depreciate the fastest?

You know what it’s like. You save up for a big splurge on a new piece of electronic gear and just as you figure out how to use it, something better comes along. Sure you could flip your old gear to someone, but don’t even think about getting anything close to what you paid for it.

A site called Simple Ghar took a look at the depreciation rate of various types of consumer electronics and produced these graphics.

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One thought on “Which consumer electronics depreciate the fastest?

  • Lol. I happily use a OnePlus phone. Yeah the resale value is crap, but luckily we’re at a point where smartphones aren’t evolving particularly fast. I’ll replace it if I manage to destroy it. Or if the battery stops holding a charge.

    Still fast, tonnes of storage, great photos.


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