January 13, 2006

Remember when 2-second skip protection was impressive?

When I went shopping for a walkman the other day, I came across a discman selling for $9.99.

It's outdated technology, of course. Why walk around with a clunky discman and limit yourself to one CD when you can use an iPod and listen to your whole collection?

Still, that's a pretty good price for a formerly elite item that used to cost $129.

Can you think of other items that have fallen that far in price over the last 10 years?

3 comments:

Tom said...

DVD players. VCRs. Jeremy's Iron?

dl004d said...

My family was the first on our block to have a VCR. We probably paid over $400 for it. VCRs are cheap these days, but I haven't seen one for $9.99.

Tom said...

No, but you never saw a Discman for $400 either. $10/$120 is 1/12 of the original price. $40/$400 is 1/10 the original price. Comparable, though it took longer.