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I think that almost every single one of us has at least one of those items that we've been using for ages, and somehow, even after all this time, it still works like an absolute charm. I guess some things are simply built to last a lifetime. Or a few.

There's this popular subreddit with over 872,000 members called BuyItForLife where people post pics and talk about the oldest yet the most durable high-quality things they own and have been using for a really long time. Some of the items shared in this Reddit community have been around for more than 100 years!

Bored Panda has thoroughly scanned the BuyItForLife subreddit and made a list of the most interesting and fascinating items that have withstood the test of time. As always, don't forget to leave a comment and vote for your favorite ones!

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#1

I Thought You Guys Might Like My 1920s-1930s Magic Chef Stove With 6 Burners, 2 Ovens, And A Bread Warmer

I Thought You Guys Might Like My 1920s-1930s Magic Chef Stove With 6 Burners, 2 Ovens, And A Bread Warmer

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Our Singer Sewing Machine, 100 Years Old And Works Perfectly

Our Singer Sewing Machine, 100 Years Old And Works Perfectly

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#3

Oak Chest. Storing Family Shit Since 1682. Lock Still Working

Oak Chest. Storing Family Shit Since 1682. Lock Still Working

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#4

Me In My Snoopy Sweater In 1981, My Son In The Same Sweater In 2017, And My Daughter In The Same Sweater In 2020

Me In My Snoopy Sweater In 1981, My Son In The Same Sweater In 2017, And My Daughter In The Same Sweater In 2020

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#5

Found This Kitchenaid Mixer From The 1970s For $35. New Grease And Paint And It's As Good As New

Found This Kitchenaid Mixer From The 1970s For $35. New Grease And Paint And It's As Good As New

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#6

Oxford Bookbag From 1880 Or So. My Grandpa Got It Used When He Started High School In 1951. It Has Since Been Used And Enjoyed By My Mom, Uncle, Aunt And Myself And Is Still Durable

Oxford Bookbag From 1880 Or So. My Grandpa Got It Used When He Started High School In 1951. It Has Since Been Used And Enjoyed By My Mom, Uncle, Aunt And Myself And Is Still Durable

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#7

About 80 Years Old. Hand-Me-Down Cast Iron Skillet, Used Daily

About 80 Years Old. Hand-Me-Down Cast Iron Skillet, Used Daily

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#8

Grandmother Still Has Her WWII Frigidaire Refrigerator, Still Works Without A Hitch!

Grandmother Still Has Her WWII Frigidaire Refrigerator, Still Works Without A Hitch!

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#9

World's Oldest Pairs Of Levi's Jeans Found In A Goldmine 136 Years Later

World's Oldest Pairs Of Levi's Jeans Found In A Goldmine 136 Years Later

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#10

Kids Played The Most With This 25-Year-Old Toy Despite All The Gifts They Got

Kids Played The Most With This 25-Year-Old Toy Despite All The Gifts They Got

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J Rob
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This brings back memories. The car would go in at the bottom, turn the handle, it would go to the top and then shoot down the ramp. What fun!

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#11

My 97-Year-Old Waterman 52

My 97-Year-Old Waterman 52

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Ninja Kitty
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woah! My grandpa Has one of those- I've been tempted to touch it so many times....

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#12

My In-Laws Were Brilliant: Le Creuset, Purchased 1977

My In-Laws Were Brilliant: Le Creuset, Purchased 1977

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#13

For Christmas, My Grandpa Gave Me The Sheepskin Coat He Wore In His 20s. He Is 70 Now! Still In Mint Condition :)

For Christmas, My Grandpa Gave Me The Sheepskin Coat He Wore In His 20s. He Is 70 Now! Still In Mint Condition :)

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#14

Stanley Thermos Used Every Day From 1970 To 2018

Stanley Thermos Used Every Day From 1970 To 2018

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#15

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair And Ottoman. Passed Down From My Late Grandfather. Circa 1960s

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair And Ottoman. Passed Down From My Late Grandfather. Circa 1960s

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Ninja Kitty
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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this chair is still able to be sat in without braking, You already know I'm going to be spinning around in it-

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#16

My Grandfather's Grandfather's Pocket Watch, Which Made It Through Ww1, And Still Works!

My Grandfather's Grandfather's Pocket Watch, Which Made It Through Ww1, And Still Works!

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#17

My Girlfriend's 1950s Frigidaire Stove (Which Is Replacing A Far Newer And Much Harder To Fix Stove)

My Girlfriend's 1950s Frigidaire Stove (Which Is Replacing A Far Newer And Much Harder To Fix Stove)

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#18

Here Is My 1958 Rolleiflex Camera That Was Passed Down To Me. It Still Works Perfectly And Takes Beautiful Images

Here Is My 1958 Rolleiflex Camera That Was Passed Down To Me. It Still Works Perfectly And Takes Beautiful Images

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#19

My Car Turned 30 Today And Rolled Over 247,000 Miles. KBB Says It’s Worth No More Than $1,318 ($250 On A Trade-In). Guess I May As Well Keep It

My Car Turned 30 Today And Rolled Over 247,000 Miles. KBB Says It’s Worth No More Than $1,318 ($250 On A Trade-In). Guess I May As Well Keep It

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#20

Original Game Boy Still Works Like A Charm

Original Game Boy Still Works Like A Charm

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#21

My Mom And Dad Got Matching North Face Down Jackets After Their Wedding 35 Years Ago. Still Being Worn Today. Now That My Dad Won’t Be Wearing His Anymore, It’s Up To Me To Make Sure It Continues To Get Used

My Mom And Dad Got Matching North Face Down Jackets After Their Wedding 35 Years Ago. Still Being Worn Today. Now That My Dad Won’t Be Wearing His Anymore, It’s Up To Me To Make Sure It Continues To Get Used

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#22

Going On Twenty Years. (Sorel)

Going On Twenty Years. (Sorel)

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John and Brandy Keippala
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow!!!! I'm always looking for good winter boots. Mine have so many layers of boot glue that they are hardly boots anymore!

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#23

My Jewish Great-Grandparents Used This Travelling Case When They Moved From Izmir, Ottoman Empire To Argentina In 1910. Still Functional

My Jewish Great-Grandparents Used This Travelling Case When They Moved From Izmir, Ottoman Empire To Argentina In 1910. Still Functional

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#24

My Mom Surprised My Son And Brought One Of My Favorite Toys From My Childhood. It's Probably About 25 Years Old And He's Already Been Using It Daily - Just As I Did. Thanks Mom

My Mom Surprised My Son And Brought One Of My Favorite Toys From My Childhood. It's Probably About 25 Years Old And He's Already Been Using It Daily - Just As I Did. Thanks Mom

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#25

Picked Up This Basset Bedroom Set From The Original Owners. Around 60 Years Old. Ready For Another Lifetime Of Use

Picked Up This Basset Bedroom Set From The Original Owners. Around 60 Years Old. Ready For Another Lifetime Of Use

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#26

This 117+-Year-Old Coffee Grinder From Peugeot (Yes, The Car Maker)

This 117+-Year-Old Coffee Grinder From Peugeot (Yes, The Car Maker)

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#27

Sure, You May Lose A Finger, But My Emerson Table Fan Has Been Going Strong For Over 70 Years

Sure, You May Lose A Finger, But My Emerson Table Fan Has Been Going Strong For Over 70 Years

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a couple of these tanks! For real they don't know how to quit!

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#28

Vintage Farmhouse (Cast Iron) Sink Is Around 100 Years Old And Still Looks Great - Just Got Refinished Last Week!

Vintage Farmhouse (Cast Iron) Sink Is Around 100 Years Old And Still Looks Great - Just Got Refinished Last Week!

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#29

LEGO, My LEGO Being Played With Again 40 Years Later...

LEGO, My LEGO Being Played With Again 40 Years Later...

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#30

When My Grandfather Passed Away, I Inherited His Auto Crawler. Still Using It To Change My Oil After 80 Years. (X-Post)

When My Grandfather Passed Away, I Inherited His Auto Crawler. Still Using It To Change My Oil After 80 Years. (X-Post)

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#31

My "New" 60-Year-Old Swiss Army Salt And Pepper Backpack

My "New" 60-Year-Old Swiss Army Salt And Pepper Backpack

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#32

My Grandpa's Razor I Inherited, Used To Shave With Him (W/Out Razor In) When Little. 25ish Yrs Later I'm Here, Cleaned It Up And Threw New Razor In. 1940's Gold Plated De

My Grandpa's Razor I Inherited, Used To Shave With Him (W/Out Razor In) When Little. 25ish Yrs Later I'm Here, Cleaned It Up And Threw New Razor In. 1940's Gold Plated De

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#33

Waffle Iron From The 1920s Still Working Flawlessly

Waffle Iron From The 1920s Still Working Flawlessly

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#34

My Pocket Compass Is Engraved “Eng. Dept. U.s.a. 1918”. Wish I Had Paid More Attention Who Had Owned These Things When My Parents Passed Them On To Me. It’s Too Late To Ask Them Now. But The Compass Still Points To Magnetic North After 99 Years!

My Pocket Compass Is Engraved “Eng. Dept. U.s.a. 1918”. Wish I Had Paid More Attention Who Had Owned These Things When My Parents Passed Them On To Me. It’s Too Late To Ask Them Now. But The Compass Still Points To Magnetic North After 99 Years!

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#35

Still Sporting My Dad's Coleman Classic Tent From '70s. No Leaks, And Doesn't Require A Rain Fly. All Original Poles In Tact After 44 Years

Still Sporting My Dad's Coleman Classic Tent From '70s. No Leaks, And Doesn't Require A Rain Fly. All Original Poles In Tact After 44 Years

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#36

My Sheaffer Reminder Ballpoint Pen. This Has Been In My Pocket Every Weekday For The Last 15 Years. It Used To Belong To My Grandfather. I Know He Used It Because The Brass Was Already Starting To Wear Through When I Got It. They Still Make The Refills For It

My Sheaffer Reminder Ballpoint Pen. This Has Been In My Pocket Every Weekday For The Last 15 Years. It Used To Belong To My Grandfather. I Know He Used It Because The Brass Was Already Starting To Wear Through When I Got It. They Still Make The Refills For It

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#37

This Used To Wake Me Up For School In The 5th Grade. I'm 39 Now

This Used To Wake Me Up For School In The 5th Grade. I'm 39 Now

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#38

My 1974 Sansui 881, She's 43 Years Old This Month

My 1974 Sansui 881, She's 43 Years Old This Month

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#39

30 Years Ago, I Received This As A Gift From My Grandparents. Today, I Get To Pass It On To My Son

30 Years Ago, I Received This As A Gift From My Grandparents. Today, I Get To Pass It On To My Son

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#40

My WW2-Era Tabletop GE Fan

My WW2-Era Tabletop GE Fan

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw something like that at a yard sale once, not sure if it's the same model, but I regret not buying it!

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#41

Just Been Gifted My Parents' Le Creuset Saucepan Set. They Got It As A Wedding Gift 40 Years Ago. Has Had Everyday Use Since

Just Been Gifted My Parents' Le Creuset Saucepan Set. They Got It As A Wedding Gift 40 Years Ago. Has Had Everyday Use Since

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So you can gift this set to your children, as a suggestion only, research how to maintain the wooden handles. The bottom of the handles on the two pans on the right are burnt and may need attention to prevent future problems. Also, adding some type of moisturizer would prolong their life. That being said, it's a fantastic set that I would treasure!!

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My 1969 Raleigh Sports Bicycle, Still Widely Available Used, Will Last Forever With Minimal Care. I Ride Mine Regularly And Have Owned It For Over Ten Years

My 1969 Raleigh Sports Bicycle, Still Widely Available Used, Will Last Forever With Minimal Care. I Ride Mine Regularly And Have Owned It For Over Ten Years

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#43

1976 Scrabble Board With Raised Grid-Lines And Rotating Base. Still Has All The Pieces!

1976 Scrabble Board With Raised Grid-Lines And Rotating Base. Still Has All The Pieces!

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#44

My Inlaws’ Pyrex Bowls That My Wife Grew Up With. Wedding Present From 1970. The Only Thing She Asked For When Her Parents Asked Her What She Wanted From Their Estate. One Used To Be Pink. Used Daily

My Inlaws’ Pyrex Bowls That My Wife Grew Up With. Wedding Present From 1970. The Only Thing She Asked For When Her Parents Asked Her What She Wanted From Their Estate. One Used To Be Pink. Used Daily

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my mom bought a set at the thrift store the other day, she only found 2 of them

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My Old Car Toy [sachs] Survived 7 Kids And Still Rolling After 35 Years...

My Old Car Toy [sachs] Survived 7 Kids And Still Rolling After 35 Years...

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A Camera My Grandpa Bought For 100 Dollars In 1953, Today It Would Have Cost Almost 2000 Dollars

A Camera My Grandpa Bought For 100 Dollars In 1953, Today It Would Have Cost Almost 2000 Dollars

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually this is not too crazy because 100 dollars from 1953 adjusted for inflation is worth 1,939 dollars today.

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#47

Buy It For Several Lives, My Great Grandfather's Desk From 1922

Buy It For Several Lives, My Great Grandfather's Desk From 1922

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#49

My Super Nintendo Still Going Strong 27 Years Later

My Super Nintendo Still Going Strong 27 Years Later

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My school has one of those- apparently some kid brought it in to the school once and got it taken away and then never picked it back up at the end of the day. We get to use it on special occasions.

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This Duffle Bag That Came With The Nintendo 64 My Parents Got Me For Christmas ‘95. A Little Dinged Up But Very Intact. Still One Of My Main Travel Bags

This Duffle Bag That Came With The Nintendo 64 My Parents Got Me For Christmas ‘95. A Little Dinged Up But Very Intact. Still One Of My Main Travel Bags

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