Interesting mentality which was so common I thought. My mom mentioned that she was looking for a Rubik’s cube to buy for my nephew. The first thing that came to mind in terms of finding a cheap one was the dollar store. It ended up being about $2. Not soon after it was given to my nephew it ended up breaking apart.
The mentality was interesting as for the most part it was viewed as “Oh well, it was just two dollars.” That should make you think how much money you lose over the years with incidents like that where you don’t treat the item with much care and simply buy new replacements because they are so cheap. Reminds me too of like when people throw away food or drinks cause they were so cheap anyways. It adds up.