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Items You Only Buy Once

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

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    Burial plot

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    Durian made me lol too.
     
  2. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Well-Known Member

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    Luggage/Leather goods. I'm looking at getting some Rimowa for myself and Zero Halliburton for my mom. And a Hermes bag for her at some point too. Green pebbled calfskin perhaps.
     
  3. forStyle

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    mechanical pencil or pen
    calculator (on my third ti-83+, dropped the first, lost the second, but would never replace if they still worked)
    textbooks, find it most helpful to go back to the pages I first learned the material from
    favorite books
     
  4. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    quality furniture
    good art
    grand piano (Bösendorfer)
    harpsichord (Flemish Double-manual)
    pipe organ (Flentrop)
    well made carpets (of the "Oriental" variety)
    luggage (Hermes)
    an apartment at 740 Park Avenue (w/ side street entrance)
     
  5. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    calculator (on my third ti-83+, dropped the first, lost the second, but would never replace if they still worked)

    Then surely its not an item you've only had to buy once?!

    RSS, I forgot about musical instruments. I had a go at playing England's oldest working Pipe Organ the other day. It was like sitting at a time machine.
     
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  7. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Guitar
    Vintage rugs
    Art
    classic furniture/antiques
    cuff links
    sterling silver picture frames, martini shaker
    Mountain Cabin
    (If you don't loose it) a nice pen (I still have a gold one my Dad gave me in the mid-70's. used to use it all the time)
     
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    RSS, I forgot about musical instruments. I had a go at playing England's oldest working Pipe Organ the other day. It was like sitting at a time machine.
    I'll bet!

    A good pipe organ should last a lifetime or two ... or more ... but often there comes a day when even it needs to be replaced. St. Thomas Church, New York (England's very own John Scott, organist & choirmaster) is ripping out and replacing their grand old Aeolian-Skinner. I knew it had problems ... but still it's sad.
     
  9. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Green Hermes breast pocket wallet [​IMG]
     
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    home hair removal waxing kit.

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  11. Steve Smith

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    RSS Well-Known Member

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    Green Hermes breast pocket wallet [​IMG]
    Does one even get a first delivery?
     
  13. MrGoodBytes

    MrGoodBytes Well-Known Member

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    screw items YOU only buy once.... my interest is items my FAMILY has only had to buy once.

    I have lots of high quality items I inherited that will outlast me:
    garage wet/dry vacs (mines over 50y/o)
    toasters (if its chrome, it should last forever, also +50)
     
  14. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet!

    A good pipe organ should last a lifetime or two ... or more ... but often there comes a day when even it needs to be replaced. St. Thomas Church, New York (England's very own John Scott, organist & choirmaster) is ripping out and replacing their grand old Aeolian-Skinner. I knew it had problems ... but still it's sad.


    This one was first built in 1631 by Robert Dallam. Naturally it's been refurbished over the years, but it still looks a damn sight nicer than almost anything else that year!
     
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    I'm friends with a couple of fellows on the international recital circuit. I'll ask if they've played it.
     
  16. bing

    bing Well-Known Member

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    BBS LM's
    A really good leather bag / briefcase
    A good education
    a cottage or Chalet
    A dream garage
    Tube amp
     
  17. forStyle

    forStyle Well-Known Member

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    Then surely its not an item you've only had to buy once?!
    Haha true. what I had in mind was it never getting outdated. faster versions with more options may exist or be created in the future, but I will stay faithful to my ti-83+. The familiarity of X1 outweighs the performance gain in switching from X1 to X2, so you buy X only once. doesn't work if I lose or break it [​IMG]
     
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    Turtles... they will outlive you.
     
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    bing Well-Known Member

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    Cast iron skillet.

    i can't believe i didnt say this one.

    my wife wont let me use the one i bought because we of the stove we have. so mad
     

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