I realized today while pricing out potential replacements for my dying PC (and considering seriously limping along indefinitely) that while for years I’ve resisted buying a newer car because I hate how much money they lose in value, I realized that the PC parts I’m likely to replace have lost ~85% of their value since I built this thing. If I’d bought the car I was thinking about, I’d have retained 80% of its value.
No, really, I looked it up.
I am not surprised that PCs and their parts depreciate faster than cars. After all, a Computer is obsolete after ten years while a ten-year-old car can still be quite nice, if properly maintained.