In today's fast paced world it sometimes seems easier and cheaper to replace things instead of fixing them. Particularly when there are lots of "easy financing" options. After all, who doesn't like new shiny things, but before you throw your old stuff in the trash; take a moment and consider an alternative. It's true that everything at some point gets to a place where another fix really is a throwing money down a rat hole. But what I have found is that with a little effort many of the things that we think are junk, are really diamonds in the rough. Often some simple maintenance is really all that is needed. Small things like changing the air filter, servicing the transmission or replacing a belt can reinvigorate an old piece of equipment and save you hundreds of dollars. Not to mention much of the equipment from "back in the day" is made with better materials and more care.
With the holidays here there is nothing better than saving a few dollars and buying something really cool like new dirt bike gear or new tires 8-)