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WESTPORT, CT - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) In this photo illustration, a VHS tape which could once be purchased at RadioShack is shown on February 8, 2015 in Westport, Connecticut. RadioShack, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Thursday, represented an older era of home electronics and consumer items. Despite numerous attempts to keep with the times, the home electronics retailer couldn't compete in an era of Amazon and Apple. RadioShack was started in 1921 to supply equipment for amateur or ham radio enthusiasts. At its height, the company grew to have thousands of stores throughout America parts of Europe and South America. (Photo Illustration by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

If you’re still holding onto a few old CD players, VCRs, and flip phones,etc.  you might just want to keep them until they hit “collectors’ item” status. According to research, the average American could get about $199 for all of the old electronics they have in their house that they aren’t using anymore.

When it comes to more modern items, the best move is to sell it ASAP.  Things like computers, smartphones, tablets, and video game systems go down in value about 26% per year.

The survey also found the average person holds onto an old cell phone for more than a year after they get a new on, and one in 10 people keep their old phones for at least three years.

In other words – everything is basically now disposable!