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British people unaware their usued tech could be worth thousands, study finds

iPhones and Macbooks among those become less valuable as time goes on: iStock
iPhones and Macbooks among those become less valuable as time goes on: iStock

Britons are sitting on technology worth £16.5bn that they no longer use – and it could drop in value by £3.5bn over the next year.

Researchers found the typical adult has a staggering £598 worth of superfluous gadgets – simply collecting dust and cluttering their homes.

But during the past year, smartphones, computers, tablets, games consoles and wearables collectively depreciated in value by an average of 20 per cent.

Although, in that time iPhones dropped by an average of 36 per cent overall, according to industry figures from musicMagpie.

In fact, the iPhone XS dropped by £259, while the iPhone 7 and 8 fell £71 and £114 respectively.

Over the past 12 months, Samsung phones such as the Galaxy S10+ also depreciated by £127 and the MacBook Pro Core i7 dropped £105.

Similarly, some tablet devices plummeted

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