The Pulse of ITAD: Mobile Resale Prices Surge, Computer Values Drop

Brooks Hoffman

Midwestern ITAD firm Cascade Asset Management recently published its annual benchmarking report detailing a number of trends in the electronics
recycling and reuse industry. The report is compiled from data that Cascade
collected on the 560,000 assets it processed in 2018 and 2019, a review of
industry research, and a survey of the company’s customers.

According to the report, the average price earned from used desktop
computers dropped by 12%, despite a 41% increase in unit sales. The number of used laptop sales grew by 89%, while exhibiting a 4% decline in average price. It was a different story altogether in the smartphone and tablet sector, which saw average resale prices increase by 50% over the previous year.

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