Let’s talk “back in the day”, shall we?
My brother and I once went to a Barnes and Noble to buy a Dragonball Z DVD.
Our money did not exactly stretch as far as we hoped. We spent $16 and got THREE EPISODES that hadn’t been released on Toonami yet. That was awesome to us because the box set was $500. We watched those episodes a million times. Despite getting severely ripped off, we felt lucky. These were the lengths you went to for new anime in 2002.