For example, VCR/TV repair places in my town are either struggling or have already gone out of business. Things are so cheap these days that you might as well buy a new one when the old one breaks.So true. Check out this opinion from an old tech:
And this one:
under "Most of all, I hate waste"
I think the quote, "Equipment is built with the dumpster in mind, not the repair shop." is particularly telling, especially coming from a tech.