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Items You Only Buy Once

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Blackhood, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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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society, what items can one legitimately splurge on without the fear that technology or design with make them outdated within say 12 years?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...
     
  2. sonick

    sonick Well-Known Member

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    Quality leather goods.
     
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    home hair removal waxing kit.
     
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    watches
    jewelry
    art
    quality clothes and shoes
    house
     
  6. .bishop

    .bishop Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    good pots and pans
    comfortable chair
    dining room table
    bed (not the mattress)
    shaving mug
    coffee table
    book cases
    stereo
    carpets
     
  10. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    durian

    Not true! I buy it any chance I get. Balut maybe...
     
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    a wedding ring?
     
  12. junkyard_sal

    junkyard_sal Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the wedding ring

    Lots of things are long lived but few are everlasting.
     
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    Books.

    Edit: Also, most anything used for maintaining/creating something else. Good tools, including pots/pans as mentioned.
     
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    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.
     
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    I LOL'ed.
     
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    As someone who buys alot of art and antiques I can name hundreds of things.

    Not that I see these things as something I will own forever but it's a way to buy the things I need and should I get tired of it I can get all my money back and buy something else.

    You guys are going to go broke trying to keep up with trends or the Jones.


    Take a watch that is 50-100 years old. Either you like it or you don't. But chances are if you like a 50 year old watch now, you are going to like it 20 years from now. But like I said, if you get tired of it you can get all your money back to get another watch.
     
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    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Well-Known Member

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    Nice watch in a classic design. (I like IWC)
     
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    My DE razor and my wife. Everything else only lasts ten years usually.
     
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