That is where the profit of the retailer is!
The guy dies, ...the wife is sitting on a pile of "junk" (that is what she thinks), rings a retailer to ask if he is willing to buy the whole lot.
Not aware of what it is worth, the dealer gets a good deal!
I have seen it happens, so many times.
The next time to say:-" Take a look how much the 5 dollar item I pay a week ago- cost today!"