Author Topic: Buy It For Life!  (Read 109843 times)

Laserjet3051

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #350 on: December 30, 2016, 10:49:31 AM »
After pining for a barbell and Olympic plates for years (but too frugal to buy), I read MMMs new post with him pictured doing a barbell squat. That was enough to push me over the edge and buy a barbell with plates, both of which should last me my entire lifetime.

Short of leaving them outside in the elements (which I don't plan to do) or droping them from height, what could possibly happen to shorten, their virtually endless, longevity? I don't want to ever buy these again.

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #351 on: January 01, 2017, 12:29:06 PM »
After pining for a barbell and Olympic plates for years (but too frugal to buy), I read MMMs new post with him pictured doing a barbell squat. That was enough to push me over the edge and buy a barbell with plates, both of which should last me my entire lifetime.

Short of leaving them outside in the elements (which I don't plan to do) or droping them from height, what could possibly happen to shorten, their virtually endless, longevity? I don't want to ever buy these again.

I would suggest a wipedown after use. Salt and moisture (sweat) initiates corrosion (rust)

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #352 on: January 02, 2017, 07:04:44 AM »
Yes, they last forever, or forever enough for our lifetimes.  And craigslist is littered with them!  Since there's really no way to damage heavy metal, craigslist is the most economical way to go.

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #353 on: January 15, 2017, 02:20:29 PM »
After pining for a barbell and Olympic plates for years (but too frugal to buy), I read MMMs new post with him pictured doing a barbell squat. That was enough to push me over the edge and buy a barbell with plates, both of which should last me my entire lifetime.

Short of leaving them outside in the elements (which I don't plan to do) or droping them from height, what could possibly happen to shorten, their virtually endless, longevity? I don't want to ever buy these again.

Your wife gets tired of seeing them (unused) in the family room, taking up space....

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #354 on: January 15, 2017, 04:02:37 PM »
I think hammers really do last a very long time, though. I have a small ball peen hammer that was my grandfather's and for all I know, his grandfather's.

I found a 3# sledge that a family member lost in the woods 20 years prior. The handle was gone, but his name was still clear. He put a new handle on it and it worked fine.

My corded Hilti hammer drill (mentioned earlier) is showing its age with what I would consider light use. . .

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #355 on: February 18, 2017, 02:36:56 PM »
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Basically all clothing items wear out, so the only ones that qualify are the ones with lifetime free replacement guarantees.  REI gear, Land's End, Osprey, a few others.  Those are BIFL companies, though, not BIFL items.
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I got a MEC rainjacket from the thrift store. MEC has a lifetime warranty. The inside PU membrane is cracked and peeling off at the neck and armpit areas. I wonder If I can fix it by myself and what are the steps to do that.
Or if I should try to see if the MEC can replace/repair it? Does anyone have some advice.

Thanks
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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #356 on: February 19, 2017, 12:45:08 AM »
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Basically all clothing items wear out, so the only ones that qualify are the ones with lifetime free replacement guarantees.  REI gear, Land's End, Osprey, a few others.  Those are BIFL companies, though, not BIFL items.
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I got a MEC rainjacket from the thrift store. MEC has a lifetime warranty. The inside PU membrane is cracked and peeling off at the neck and armpit areas. I wonder If I can fix it by myself and what are the steps to do that.
Or if I should try to see if the MEC can replace/repair it? Does anyone have some advice.

Thanks
  ooh,  I just noticed this on my son's MEC jacket.  following, because  I never considered the warranty option.  hm. what about a pull on my merino sweater?

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #357 on: February 19, 2017, 03:00:05 AM »
Ooooh, MagLites are definitely worthy of this list too. Really practical when operating in tight corners, you can just, ermm, stick it in your mouth and have both hands free. I leave the king-size model in my glove box, it doubles as a "leave-me-alone" stick should I become stranded in a questionable neighborhood.

I always thought some sort of a mouthpiece, complete with drool catching tray, should be included with the smaller MagLites.

These exist, you replace the end cap with a little rubber wedge

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Re: Buy It For Life!
« Reply #358 on: February 19, 2017, 07:57:27 AM »
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hm. what about a pull on my merino sweater?

Tug gently on the fabric on the sides and then above and below the pull, in an effort to get as much of the pulled yarn back in place as you can.  Then, using a small crochet hook, poke the hook through the fabric at the base of the pull from wrong side to right side, grab the pull with the hook, and pull that dangly yarn through to the wrong side of the sweater.  If you don't have a crochet hook, you can use a needle.  Here is a little video on using needles, with and without thread, to pull through the snagged yarn.
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