A report from Cascade Asset Management indicates the used device market has grown within the past two years. The firm reviewed device resale prices for desktop computers and laptops between 2015 and 2017.
The firm discovered prices for both laptop and desktop machines increased between 2015 and 2017. The average laptop resale price increased from less than $80 during January 2015 to more than $90 during June of 2017, and the average desktop resale price increased from below $80 to above $80 in the same amount of time.
The main factors that decide device resale value are the device’s condition and operability. If a device is damaged, missing components or unable of using an up-to-date operation system, its resale value will decrease significantly.