Thanks, Spotify, for Making Music Christmas Gifts Totally Impossible
3. A Walkman. These are coming back, because there are now people out there who never actually relied on a Walkman to listen to music and have no idea how awful they were. It's the music equivalent of making a million dollars in the tech industry, retiring, and then deciding it must be neat to be a tenant farmer.
The key is to find an especially '80s-looking model. Speaking of which -- if you still have an especially '80s-looking Walkman, consider selling it to finance all of your Christmas gift-giving, because it is probably worth more money than your '80s-looking car.
Cassettes are quickly becoming useful again, though -- local label Rubber Brother alone has put out enough cassettes to fill a truck-stop Ronnie Milsap rack this year -- so you're better off getting ahead of the vintage Sony curve and buying something that's still worthless. Minidisc? A big Discman with ostentatious anti-skip protection?
Just ask yourself -- or the guys in charge, for that matter -- what Rubber Brother will be putting EPs out on next year. Then get on eBay.
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