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!