I bought a Concert Boy 1100 in May 1975 and it's been in daily use ever since. I have minimal knowledge of electronics but have done all the repairs myself, mostly mechanical, which speaks highly for the quality. Certainly a great buy, even if it had 'only' lasted 10 years.
By contrast, I am now on my third DAB radio in as many years, and have no expectation of its lasting very long. One of those was branded 'Grundig' but it came from Currys (in England) and I learned too late that it was made specifically for them - i.e. down to a price.
The six D-cell batteries in the Grundig last for weeks, whereas, on a DAB, batteries, at best, last a few days.
So much for 'progress'.