Stop buying Apple products. Supply and demand economics mean that if we all stop buying Apple products, they will get cheaper. 

Apple has lowered their prices but unless you live in China, you won't see the benefit. They have done so under the cover of a tax cut, but in reality, they are 15% down in China on sales with stiff competition.

So if you want those new airpods, persuade everyone else not to buy them and wait for the price to come down.

Can't see that happening in the west as we love the products those clever designers create so demand is always high