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Items You Only Buy Once

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

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Cast iron skillet.
     


  2. RSS

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


  3. MrGoodBytes

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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)
     


  4. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior 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!
     


  5. RSS

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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.
     


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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
     


  7. forStyle

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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 what I had in mind was it never getting outdated.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.
     


  9. gdl203

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    coffin
     


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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
     


  11. RSS

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    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

    We have them from tiny to very large. My professional chef (well cook) uses them.
     


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    When my mother died and the coffin salesman told us, "This coffin will protect your dear mother for 200 years." My11yo nephew retorted, "Oh, no, she loved to shop. She'll have a new one long before them."
     


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    A good stapler.
     


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    When my mother died and the coffin salesman told us, "This coffin will protect your dear mother for 200 years." My11yo nephew retorted, "Oh, no, she loved to shop. She'll have a new one long before them."

    [​IMG] even though it feels inappropriate.
     


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