25 People Showed Of Their Durable And Long-Lasting Products In This Online Group

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In a world where planned obsolescence seems to be the norm, finding products that stand the test of time is a rarity. However, for the dedicated community of r/BuyItForLife, longevity and durability are prized qualities in the items they choose to invest in. This subreddit serves as a haven for individuals seeking recommendations for products that promise to last a lifetime and beyond.

Today, we’ll delve into some of the exemplary items shared on r/BuyItForLife, cherished possessions that continue to serve their owners faithfully, even after a decade or more of use.

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#1 A Palette Knife I Bought Brand New More Than 30 Years Ago — I Created Countless Paintings With It

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Kirsten Kerkhof: “You created countless paintings ON it!”

Roan The Demon Kitty: “It’s a work of art in itself. Also, just think of the history, all those paintings”

#2 My Grandpa’s 1965(Ish) Hp 21 Calculator

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MrLiesegang: “1975, but really cool”

#3 Til That In Japan, They Buy Their Child One Backpack. That’s It, Not One Every Year

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Kirsten Kerkhof: “Well, at those prices I wouldn’t want to buy another one either. 73,000 yen is US$ 470.Even with 10% off that is still a hefty chunk of cash for a school bag.”

ElfVibratorGlitter: “But what if you want a different colour or style? I guess you can just trade your friends.”

#4 My Dad Owns A Piano Business (I Work There Occasionally Helping Him Rebuild Pianos) I Just Bought My First House And The Same Week He Calls Me And Says He Got Me A Present. A Mover My Dad Knows Was About To Take This To The Dump For Someone But Called My Dad First And He Nabbed It. 1892 Knabe

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Igor914624: “As a 12 year old, I wanted to learn to play piano.But my parents couldn’t afford to buy one. Recently, at 60, I was gifted a 1940 Gulbratsen baby grand piano that was headed for the dump. I am now taking lessons to learn to play it. Thank you for rescuing this one.”

#5 1935 Wedgewood With Everything Included

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S. E. in Indiana: “Love the color.”

#6 Forklift I Saw Being Used. Owner Said Its From The Sixties

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#7 Braun Hl 1 – Stood On My Grandfathers Desk Running Daily Since The 70s. Now It’s Standing On My Desk ?

Image source: Joni_Hawlk

#8 This Truck Out Lived Its Owner And Became A Family Legacy

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S. E. in Indiana: “Have you seen the recent auto auctions on TV? These old trucks in this condition can bring upwards of $100,000.00 or more. Keep it in great shape, you have a winner there.”

#9 My 100+ Year Old Weekly User

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Pensive_Panda: “Cast iron rules!!”

Mike Ray: “My girlfriend (at the time) and I used to cruise for antique shops. While she was checking things out inside I walked out back and found a pile of cast iron pans. I bought one and brought it back to life and still use it regularly. That was at least 50 years ago and no telling how old it was already when I bought it. Nothing else today matches the quality of ‘old timey’ cast iron”

#10 Clark Stopwatch. It Caught My Eye At A Flea Market. Paid $2 Bucks. The Timing Is Still Dead On Balls Accurate

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#11 45 Year Old Radioclock My Mother Got In 1978 When She Was 12 Years Old, Still Used Everyday

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#12 My 1950 O’keefe & Merritt Stove Still Works Like A Charm. I Call Her Christine

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Cat Chat: “As long as it’s not like the car with the same name.”

#13 Old Family Heirloom At Least 100 Years Old

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Disgruntled Pelican: “I have a dresser from my great-grandparents that’s been around since at least the 1880s and it still has the original mirror. The only thing we’ve had to replace are the handles, but it’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture.”

Gwyn: “The pictures are giving out paranormal vibes”

#14 My Mom Bought This Clothes Hamper For Me In 3rd Grade. I’m 28 And Still Using It. Oh, And My Son Likes To Play In It

Image source: Acebai54

Cat Chat: “As is any son’s right to do so. Looks quite like my own son.”

#15 (Bsa Motorcycle) Same Couple On The Same Motorbike In 1955 And 2015

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HF: “some wear and tear, but still going strong (all three)!”

#16 My Son’s Teddy Bear. And Mine. And My Dad’s. And His Dad’s. Circa 1930s

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DC: “But, he seems to be blind by now…”

#17 Who Needs A Spotify Subscription, Or Even Internet, With These Babies, And My Cd Collection!

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moggie63: “Do you keep them in the hoover bag?”

#18 My Grandfather’s 1964 Cub Cadet He Purchased New. He Used It Regularly Up Until The Early 2000s. The Family Decided To Get A Full Restoration Done On It. After A Year, It’s Ready To Go Another Lifetime

Image source: Nates94

kissmychakram: “I absolutely have no need nor room for this but I want it something fierce. Adorable.”

#19 53 Years Old And Runs Like A Top. They Don’t Make ‘Em Like This Anymore

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DinsdalePiranha: “Such fun bikes! I have so many great memories of them.”

#20 The Riddler Has Given Me Nearly 30 Years Of Quality Drinkware. I Still Use It To Sip On Some Bourbon Every Night. McDonald’s Just Doesn’t Make Things Like They Used To

Image source: CommunicationNo8440

Moltar: “luckily Batman movies got better though”

#21 These Have Lived In My Grandparents Trunk My Whole Life Now I Get To Pull Them Out At Family Gatherings

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Brian Droste: “Surprised they are not in worse shape. Well taken care of.”

#22 In 1927 This Desk Was Moved Into This Office And Has Been Here Ever Since. Now That’s What I Call Buy It For Life. Leopold Desk Company

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MotherofGuineaPigs: “We got a huge executive desk from the company I worked at that was going to go to the trash – minor scuffs. Big enough for a person on either side. (edit: clarification and crappy grammar)”

#23 Rubber Boots From 1962, Still Waterproof After 61 Years

Image source: Nates94

#24 50+ Year Old Coleman Stove Still Works

Image source: RandomConnections

#25 This Was In My Grandparents Home Until I Moved It To My House 13 Years Ago. It Is Still Working And In Use. I’m Sure They Paid An Exorbitant Amount In Rental Fees To Ma Bell Over The Years For It

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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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