It was no surprise to read that Apple’s iPhone brings top price when selling or recycling. Recycling website SellMyMobile.com reports that owners of a 32GB iPhone 3GS can expect just over £300 back when it comes time to sell. Even a 16GB 3G model will pull in over £200. The rest of the pack is trailing, with the glitzy Vertu Signature (the one you find in jewellery stores and costing thousands) struggling at £197. Apple products may be expensive to buy, but the real cost of ownership is less than many assume. A MacBook will fetch a hefty proportion of its new price when it’s time for an eBay listing and the same goes for all models in the range. You may spend a thousand pounds but you’ll be surprised to find £500 or even £600 coming back into PayPal at the end of ownership. It’s always a nice contribution to the next Mac in line.