All about the Changing Landscape of retail. Had a geriatric VHS tape to watch, just a clip on video tape. Borrowed the neighbors unused DVD/VHS thing and plugged it in, only to discover I needed a single female to female adaptor. Used to be a Radio Shack around the corner, but they closed.
Ordered one on Amazon for a paltry sum, and figure the project, converting analog to digital can wait until the overnight, next day delivery thing arrives.
Used to be slog around town to find a simple connector. Then pay a princely retail fee. Now? Just grab one from Amazon; hope it works.