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Items You Only Buy Once

post #1 of 66
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So I was wondering, in this super-disposable society, what items can one legitimately splurge on without the fear that technology or design with make them outdated within say 12 years?

The only object that springs to mind is a good set of Chef's Knives. These should be able to be sharpened, and unless you buy something stupid they're not going to go "out of style" any time soon.

I suppose a well maintained shotgun might also be worth a look-in in terms of longevity...
post #2 of 66
Quality leather goods.
post #3 of 66
home hair removal waxing kit.
post #4 of 66
durian
post #5 of 66
watches jewelry art quality clothes and shoes house
post #6 of 66
my dog my golf clubs - but i guess i upgrade them every so often, but my putter hasn't changed. my pans my knives my dress shoes my art i think there are more things taht i buy that last a long while due to quality and research. there are very little things that are long lasting.
post #7 of 66
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I would argue that Dogs (which tend to die), Jewellery & Watches (which are subject to change in style and design - and technology in watches) and Clothing/Shoes (which go in and out of style and are subject to you maintining the same body shape until death) are all items which no matter how well made, will ultimately need to be disposed of. Pans, Knives and Art I do agree with. Although I have got bored of my Artworks more often than I have been bored of my TV or Sofa.
post #8 of 66
A nice desk.
post #9 of 66
good pots and pans
comfortable chair
dining room table
bed (not the mattress)
shaving mug
coffee table
book cases
stereo
carpets
post #10 of 66
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
durian

Not true! I buy it any chance I get. Balut maybe...
post #11 of 66
a wedding ring?
post #12 of 66
+1 on the wedding ring Lots of things are long lived but few are everlasting.
post #13 of 66
Books. Edit: Also, most anything used for maintaining/creating something else. Good tools, including pots/pans as mentioned.
post #14 of 66
a good set of speakers, safety razor, film camera( I have an n2000 that my parents bought a year after I was born and gave to me)musical instruments as well.
post #15 of 66
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durian

I LOL'ed.
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