What ever you decide to buy sit on or cockpit type pay close attention to things like straps,seat backs etc. My neighbor bought three of those fishin kayaks cockpit type for around $300-400 apiece. Their about 2 yrs old now and the seats and back supports Are really starting to show uswear. Once they loose their back support don't know what he'll do. Your right about holding their value though. But take a good look and try to think about what kinda shape they will be in years from now. I have 5 kayaks my favorite one some 15 yrs old. Other than some battle scars (rapids) and uv fading theie in great shape. All my boats are cockpit type and can be rolled back up when upside down. Hope this helps you.