My dad used this vacuum in his college time (late 80s) and now I am also using it in mine and it still works great.
/r/BuyItForLifeVintage Farmhouse (cast iron) sink is around 100 years old and still looks great - just got refinished last week!
/r/BuyItForLifeNeed to crush cans ? I've owned this thing for 30 years.
/r/BuyItForLifeMy 41 year old Kitchen Aid/Hobart mixer. From my parent’s wedding
/r/BuyItForLifeBehold my Nanna and Pop's 66 year old, slightly battered but still running fridge!
/r/BuyItForLifeIf you find it, buy it. I’ve been using this bad boy for 4 years. It’s cheap, durable, clean and very efficient. It will clean without damaging or scratching. Brake dust covered wheels, scale covered taps or stains on a delicate white painted wall and so on...
/r/BuyItForLifeDidn't technically "Buy" it - found it in my apartment's trash room 5 years ago. Cleaned up the exterior and it has worked flawlessly for us since. According to the manufacturing date on the back, it's over 10 years old!
/r/BuyItForLifeRed Wing SuperSole 2.0 Model 606
/r/BuyItForLifeChrome Industries messenger bag. 5 years of abuse by a stagehand and this bag has seen some s***: carrying tools to the roof of stadiums, getting thrown around in the back of a truck filled with road cases, and once as a shield from drunks throwing beer bottles outside the gig..
/r/BuyItForLife23 years with this gerber multi tool by my side. Bought a new one so the original can be sent in for refurbishment.
/r/BuyItForLifeSaken knives...a less expensive alternative to Wusthof
/r/BuyItForLifeI know Camelback isn't known for their backpacks, but 14 years, 4 continents, and 1 term of service later, she's still with me.
/r/BuyItForLifeAt 13 I Bought this 21 speed Trek 820 with my own mowing money. Rode it for 5 years & then not again for 22. As a testament to the well built Trek bikes: 45 minutes of basic TLC (cleaning, greasing, and inflating) this bike still works great; ORIGINAL tires/brakes/chain/gears/seat too.
/r/BuyItForLifeI'll have this knife and pen even when I'm underground! The CRK Small Sebenza and the Machine Era brass fountain pen. Both purchased this year.
/r/BuyItForLifeCasio pathfinder I've been using daily since 2008 with no issues or battery changes thanks to solar.
/r/BuyItForLifeMid 70s Sherwood stereo
/r/BuyItForLifeSpud peeler. Had this since 2007, and inherited another that’s been in use since the 80s. Far superior to those terrible peelers I used at Uni.
/r/BuyItForLifeMy dad’s game console we found at the house. Hooked it up and it still works.
/r/BuyItForLifeMy uncles regularly used Prinztronic calculator (with case!) from “probably the 70s” he says.
/r/BuyItForLifeGaggia Classic Espresso Machine, 20 years old and still works great. After a slight dip in quality from 2015-2019 they're back to their BIFL standards.
/r/BuyItForLifeMy dad bought this Wright Allied socket wrench kit sometime in the 70s (I think), recently I've been making use of it
/r/BuyItForLifeBenjamin Franklin: OG BIFLer
/r/BuyItForLifeCasio PAW5000-1 Solar and Atomic, never charged in 10 years
/r/BuyItForLifeGreat Great Grandmother’s Bread knife (~1900). No markings, both back and serration are sharpened. Another Great Grandmother’s flatware knife for scale.
/r/BuyItForLifeJust don’t put your hand near it.
/r/BuyItForLifeMom bought this iron over thirty years ago
/r/BuyItForLifeHammercraft Aluminum Dutch Oven - is is safe to use?
/r/BuyItForLife1920's Riverside wood stove I got at my grandparents estate auction. It's been used regularly since my great grandparents brought it home and I'm stoked to have it now.
/r/BuyItForLifeHelp! Where can I find a really sturdy, classic fit white dress shirt. Everyone I try are either to thin in material or too slim fitted. My vintage shirts from the 90s are on their last legs. (Picture from She’s gotta have it)
/r/BuyItForLifeHere comes the percolator - My great grandmother's percolator still making coffee nearly 100 years later.