I remember the days when I could buy, for $199, a stereo SYSTEM, with a five-CD changer, 2 cassette decks, record player, AM AND FM, and two big bookshelf speakers, made by RCA. (Only 20 years ago.)
Now? I get one tiny speaker. And sure, I can buy a scratched iPod Classic with 160 GB from Gamestop for $70, but still, $249 for a speaker? And I've bought bluetooth speakers for $100, but it's only one speaker...
...and my grandpa's tape collection sits alone and abandoned, rotting away in obsolescence.