Semi-philosophical question: A friend of mine bought himself a new bike for Christmas. He's a strong but inconsistent cyclist--he'll do 4000 miles and three or four centuries one year, then ride just a few miles a week the next, but he's been doing that for 20 years, so he's not likely to lose interest.
When he finally narrowed his choice to a couple of bikes, he admitted he liked one better than the other, but bought the second one because he thought it would have better resale value someday.
We're not talking about a ton of money--about $2000, easily manageable for him. After, say, five years, the difference in value might be a couple of hundred dollars at most. Yet he'll ride a bike he's lukewarm about on the chance that, five or whatever years from now, it might be worth a little more money. And he'll probably never sell it anyway; he has five or six older bikes in his garage.
Not me. I don't believe I've ever made a purchase, including my home and cars, based on what they might be worth when I get rid of them. I certainly wouldn't do it with a toy like a bicycle. Am I just out of step with modern America here, or what?