Determining used appliance value?

katy-louDecember 23, 2012

We are in the midst of a remodel and replacing all of our appliances. We're looking to donate our existing appliances, but not sure how to determine fair mkt value for them Ideas of how to determine this?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greendesigns_gw

Appliances are just like cars, only worse when it comes to resale value. As soon as they are out of the box and in your home, whether you've used them or not, they lose half of their value. If they are 5 years old or younger, and in "like new" condition, you might get 1/3 of the original value for them. Any older, and you start getting to the $50 territory. Or offering them for free. The only exception to that is some pro style name brands. Then 1/4 to 1/8 of the original value for older ones might be in effect if they are in good condition.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 4:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nixit71

I found the best way to determine FMV for your appliances is to search Craigslist. Run searches on the serial # or make/model and see what people are asking. There is a market for EVERYTHING. I remodeled my kitchen and most of my white Whirlpool appliances dated back to 1999. I sold them all on CL. Someone gave me $60 for my dishwasher and used it for parts because ordering the two parts needed for his broken DW would've been much more than just buying mine and junking the rest.

I'm assuming the charity will haul your appliances, which saves you a lot of hassle . I was lucky to have my contractor move all of mine into my garage, which made it easy for folks to haul themselves.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 11:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katy-lou

I have them in a pod right now but if going to donate would be nicer to do before the end of the year. Have the cabinets, solid surface counter tops and sink / grohe lady lux faucet too.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 2:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
azzalea

If you google donation valuation of used appliances, you'll find some sites that give you a range of values.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 8:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Texasgal47

I also used Craigslist prices to determine current market value for my range, fridge & OTR microwave. All three sold immediately. Those are the prices I would use to determine FMV when donating appliances.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 5:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
miele dishwasher gold substance explosion
i had a new water heater installed this morning and...
abenyjones
When should a boiler-warranty start?
We have a dispute with the company, that installed...
doofus
HELP PLEASE New Dacor range to replace old DCS (Fisher Paykel) range?
We moved into a house that has a 9 year old DCS by...
princesspronoid
Flimsy dishwasher!
I have to admit that I have never heard of most of...
grapefruit1_ar
Help with induction please
I am planning to buy induction when we reno the kitchen....
sherri1058
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™