Stamford, Conn. (Nov. 11, 2003) Enterprises selling personal computers after three years of ownership receive 3 percent to 5 percent of the original equipment price, but will still incur net disposal costs of between $85 and $136 per personal computer, depending on the disposal method, according to a report from technology industry watchers Gartner Inc.

"Sale proceeds vary based on the quantity, method, vintage and condition of the equipment being sold. However, an important consideration is that PCs sold after four years have little economic value and still incur disposal costs," said Gartner research director Frances O'Brien.

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