I’ve always gone with the “Rule of Thumb” that current model used gear is worth ~60% of new MSRP, and non-current models drop to ~40% of MSRP, plus additional depreciation when they get sufficiently old.
Two questions for the forum:
Do those old ratios of used price to new MSRP still hold water? I’m seeing a lot of ads for used gear that are asking 80+% of new MSRP, in some cases for stuff that’s 3-4 years old…Are people paying that these days?
With a lot of recent manufacturers raising their retail prices, I’ve seen the prices for some used equipment go up by what looks like a proportional amount. In other words, the used pricing is reflecting the new, higher MSRP, as opposed to what the MSRP was when the piece was originally purchased. Does this seem reasonable?