We stand on the edge of an odd time in human history. The standardization of parts and process, along with the globalization of labor forces, have allowed the makers of hardware to produce...stuff...at
low prices. For examples, check out Wish or the "Todays Deals" on Amazon.
You get like 40 pair of underwear for $100. You get 7 frying pans for $40. You get a GMAIL account for...free-ish.