20 Things That Withstood The Test Of Time, As Shared By People In This Online Group

Published 2 years ago

It’s difficult to find high-quality products these days. Most of the stuff out in the market is made of cheap materials and stops working after a certain period of time. Whether you buy any furniture, clothes, or tech tools, everything works for a certain short span of time after which they hardly serve any purpose. The products made during the older times were definitely much more durable than the ones we use today.

Turns out, there is even a subreddit ‘r/BuyItForLife (aka BIFL) ‘ dedicated to durable old products that withstand the test of time. The online community has amassed around 1.1 million Redditors, and people have been sharing photos of “practical, durable, and quality made products that are made to last” in this group. Scroll below to check out some of their best posts.

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#1 Family Heirloom Thanksgiving Cactus, 100 Years Old, Three Generations In The Family

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#2 In 2000, I Was Studying Overseas & Cringed As I Forked Over $10 For The Plainest Pencil I Could Find In The University Bookstore. I Had No Idea It Would Become My Forever Favorite & I’d Carry It Everywhere For The Next 22 Years

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#3 Family Heirloom Restoration In Progress!

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#4 This Multimillion Dollar Hospital Lab I Work In With Huge Analyzers And New Equipment Manufactured Months Ago Has A Tape Dispenser From 1960-1970 Held Up By A Toothpick Stick

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#5 Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine. My Parents Taught Me To Use It, 30+ Years Later I’m Teaching My Daughter How

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#6 This Silverware Set From 1858 That Is Still The Primary Set Used By Our Family

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#7 1974 Calculator From Kmart ($14 Then)

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#8 My 30 Year Old Kitchen Stove That Is Still Used Daily

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#9 Found This On The Curb. All Accessories In The Bowl. Works Beautifully

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#10 This Зил Soviet Fridge Is Over 50 Years Old, And Is Still Actively Used By Our Family Without Issues

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#11 Neverquit Merino Wool Crew Socks. Daily Wear Since November 2019

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#12 Just Picked This Up For $90 Used For My Wife Who Loves Baking. How Did I Do?

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#13 Our Aga Stove That Came With The House Will Survive Us All! This Thing Is Built Like A Tank And An Absolute Delight To Work With

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#14 My Mom’s Hair Dryer Has Been Used For 42 Years And Stopped Working For The First Time. Turns Out It Was Just A Faulty Cable, So I Replaced And It’s Up Again

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#15 Le Creuset Enamel/ Iron Saucepan Set (80’s/90’s)

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#16 This Bowl Have Been In My Family Since 1850-1860

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#17 Texas Instruments Ti 36 Solar. I Bought This In 1988 And It Still Works Perfectly. 33 Years Old Still Going Strong!

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#18 My Buy It For Life “Holy Trinity” Of Wool Coats (At Least In My Opinion)

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#19 Found This On Facebook Today… Thought Some Of You Might Enjoy It

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#20 Fixed Up An Old Tanker Desk! These Things Last Forever

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Lots Of Orbital Sanding, Bondo, Sanding, Blocking, Priming, Taping, Painting! Looks Perfect In My Home Office

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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