1. Denial and Isolation When we lose something as important to us as an amplifier, it is natural to reject the idea that it could be true. In turn, we may isolate ourselves to avoid reminders of the truth. 2. Anger When it is no longer possible to live in denial, it is common to become frustrated and angry. We might feel like something extremely unfair has happened to us and wonder what we did to deserve not having the amplifier we really wanted. 3. Bargaining In this stage, we might somehow seek to change the circumstances of the situation causing their grief; for example, believing the amplifier manufacturer might rise like the mythological Phoenix. 4. Depression In this stage, we feel the full weight of our sadness over the loss of our amplifier supplier. 5. Acceptance Eventually, the grieving person may come to terms with their loss. "Well, it was a good amplifier while it lasted, and now that no spare parts are available I can turn it into a coffee table."