Items You Only Buy Once

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  1. turboman808

    turboman808 Senior member

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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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    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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    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.
     


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