Items You Only Buy Once

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

  1. Blackhood

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society, what items can one legitimately splurge on without the fear that technology or design with make them outdated within say 12 years?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


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    sonick Senior member

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    Quality leather goods.
     


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    globetrotter Senior member

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    home hair removal waxing kit.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    watches
    jewelry
    art
    quality clothes and shoes
    house
     


  6. .bishop

    .bishop Senior 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 Senior 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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    ClambakeSkate Senior member

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    A nice desk.
     


  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior 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 Moderator Moderator

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    Not true! I buy it any chance I get. Balut maybe...
     


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    arced Senior member

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    a wedding ring?
     


  12. junkyard_sal

    junkyard_sal Senior member

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    +1 on the wedding ring

    Lots of things are long lived but few are everlasting.
     


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    pruppert Senior member

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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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