This is a consequence of automation making it possible to produce things for sale at a lower price, and the high-tide of the economy and wages (in some more fortunate countries) enabling wages to be so high that repair isn’t really feasible — check with your grandparents (or great-grandparents? far enough back to have experienced the Great Depression) what life is like when wages are depressed and things are more valuable than time.
For my part, we’re spoiled, and callous, and wasteful — during the recent “Great Recession” I saw a guy refilling his SUV and claiming that he’d had to take an early disbursement from his 401K to make a payment on it and to be able to buy gas for the month — he seemed flabbergasted when I noted that during the Great Depression, my grandfather had loaded a year’s worth of labour in the form of his tobacco crop onto his truck (a converted Model T, a neighbor had bought half-a-dozen of them before the Model A came out, convinced he wouldn’t like the new-fangled thing), driven it to the market in Richmond, and found that the highest price he could get for the crop wouldn’t even buy gas to fill his tank up and get home, so he sold the truck and walked.
As a society we need to work out how valuable people’s time is, what the proportion of work put into the economy and basic necessities received, as well as a reasonable additional surplus for leisure, and pleasure. I really worry that the balance of the 21st century is going to play out like the first half of Marshall Brain’s novella Manna: http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm
EDIT: Here is an article which I wish would inform such discussions: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/how-one-company-levels-the-pay-slope-of-executives-and-workers/article15472738/