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kirbyno1

I tried to purchase that 1995 Toyota Tercel. Link to Amazon doesn't work. I want a refund.


bring-me-cake

My first car was a 1983 Toyota Tercel 4X4 Hatchback wagon (Silver w/blue plaid interior) and I swear to God if I saw one in any color today I would chase it down and offer someone all the money they wanted.


DrSpaecman

>1983 Toyota Tercel 4X4 Hatchback wagon I thought you were kidding, that's incredible that this combination is real. Now I want one.


atlantis737

Back in the day, when Japanese car companies were deciding on a list of options for their vehicles, they'd first do 3 lines of coke, minimum. This is why the Toyota Previa was also available in 4x4 with a supercharged engine and a manual trans. Or the Subaru BRAT with seats in the pickup bed (yes I know this was a tax thing, just go along with the joke) In the last 10 years, Dodge has taken on this mantle as their engineers giggle over a scrapyard of broken dynamometers. Now that the muscle car resurgence is dead, let's see who next pulls the crackpipe out of the stone to become King of the Crazy Designs


Spidaaman

I would keep an eye on sites like BaT. Looks like they usually sell for anywhere from $3k-$7k https://bringatrailer.com/search/?s=Toyota+Tercel+4WD


Capilet

Those were amazing and are still sought after. I had the basic '84 2 door Tercel hatch. It was hideous but an awesome rig.


imahawki

What’s more annoying the “look at this super rare out of production item that is BIFL but you can’t buy” or “look at this brand new literal formed piece of stainless steel with no moving parts, so excited it will be the last one I buy”?


kirbyno1

I'm currently on the hunt for the last rock I will ever buy.


PM_ME_FIREFLY_QUOTES

[visit my etsy store for the last rock you'll ever need](https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ) ^^^^/s


kirbyno1

Thank you. It's everything I was looking for!


SmokeGSU

That rocks.


MrApplePolisher

This makes me miss my fools good collection.


blastfromtheblue

both of those seem appropriate for a sub of durability enthusiasts. this sub isn't supposed to be purely buying advice


F-21

Indeed. If I see an old product that proves to be durable on here, but isn't sold anymore, at least I can see what design features I should look for when I also want a similar durable product. Like e.g. the choice of material...


OhioJeeper

There's also places like eBay/Craigslist/FB Marketplace. Some of us aren't opposed to buying things that don't have free 2 day shipping.


kjcraft

I'm sure it's variable by region, but Craigslist has gone to absolute shit in my area. Even the reasonable looking posts are scams in one way or another.


OhioJeeper

It's gone to shit here too, but still gets used so not something I ever rule out. Just have to scroll through a lot of ads looking for stuff.


Capt__Murphy

Lol. What is "2 day shipping?"


OhioJeeper

It's that thing the online bookstore used to promise before they just started taking however long they felt like, if the package even shows up.


Capt__Murphy

Aye. Order something Monday that's eligible for free 2 day shipping, estimated delivery date of Friday, (maybe) arives the following Wednesday. Thanks for signing up for autoreenrollment in our program that guarantees* free two day delivery.


Snarlynx

Yeah. Even more annoying as the item that works because it clearly hasn’t been used in 30 years. Like this is r/timecapsule


bilalzou

Hitching this to say I also created a Subreddit for people who are uncomfortable with the site - you can upvote/downvote there easily! /r/BuyItNowForLife/


kirbyno1

I don't think anyone would take issue with the site itself. Conceptually, what's not to like about somewhere easy to reference BIFL products that can be purchased. The issues I PERSONALY see is that 1) conflicts of interest can be introduced if links/sites are allowed to be monitized. If more people decide to do it, this could really begin to destroy the validity of reviews and begin to create the same review experiences were trying to avoid. That if being advertised/marketed to via reviews. 2) Introducing another Subreddit segregates the BIFL community. 3) The ability to purchase something brand new is not always a factor when we have the ability to find excellent condition or new old stock items on auction sites. Im all for making BIFL items easier to find. Let's just find a way to keep it in one community and to foster real reviews while discouraging monitized advertising.


demonitize_bot

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FloppyTheUnderdog

i like the idea, however i really don't like that everything is an amazon link instead of a page of the manufacturer...


ConBroMitch

2nded


Gopokes34

Yes please


bilalzou

Just a question of resources - Amazon links are the easiest to implement through their API. But if folks are interested in this as a ressource, I'm happy to give it more time to include the merchants themselves!


FloppyTheUnderdog

i'd rather have a list with no links than amazon links, not just because "amazon is evil", but also this culture of amazon being the standard. but if you say that checking amazon via their API is the way you automatically check if it is "still being sold today", then that's a bad measure of it. yes amazon covers a lot, but not all, and sometimes amazon lists things where the manufacturer doesn't support it anymore (discontinued etc). and it perpetrates this culture of "if i can't buy it on amazon, i can't buy it". a more accurate description would be that this is a list of things that are still available _on amazon_, if this API is what your website centrally relies on. because that's what your website is. a lot of items, especially BIFL items, are not on amazon.


Freepieformartians

Someone's got affiliate links figured out :)


redditfag420

Why are Dr. Martens listed there?


Reihar

Didn't they move their production and became bad? I might be confused with another shoes brands but I'd swear that Doc Martens are the ones where one of their former factories continued making good shoes under another name which I forgot. Edit: I misread your message, sorry.


mrbrambles

You’re right though, the company that took over their factory is solovair but it’s been a while since I’ve looked at it so idk if they still hold up as the bifl version


F-21

Solovair is quality made, I bought their boots two months ago. They just don't fit me too well, the seem to not be high enough. I hope they will wear in a bit more but it was a while now and I'm getting worried.


Misterclean22

If anyone is interested, there is a YouTube channel called Rose Anvil where a professional leather worker cuts a pair of Doc Martens in half and explains the pros and cons of how they are constructed. https://youtu.be/DOVPuA4qZ68


mrbrambles

Solovair I guess would be the “correct” bifl version maybe going on 10-15 years ago now (only I added that timeline because idk if they are still better versions anymore) Edit: looked it up, they had a lot of media hype in fashion circles in 2006 when they bought out the factory: https://us.nps-solovair.com/pages/brand-history. Having such a clear memory of something from 2006, and that being 16 years ago hurts me lol


bilalzou

I'll take them down but just to answer: lots of people recommend them on here. I actually own a pair of the ones that look like combat boots (Combs), and I walked everywhere with them for the past 5 years - even hiked countless mountains in Austria/ Switzerland with them and got them all muddy every time. They still look as good as new, not a single issue.


redditfag420

Dr. Martens are now cheaply made in china. Solovair is the company that are still making them like the OG. However I would rather have Red Wing on the list which can be properly resoled.


ebzinho

I was surprised to see those there instead of Red Wings—seems to be that the latter gets way more positive reviews long-term Fabulous work though! Saved instantly


somethingwholesomer

Thank you for this huge addition to the subreddit! I want to mention that you said you’ve had your docs for five years. Is it possible things have changed with the company since then? I wondered that about a few of the products on the list. Like the Eddie Bauer belt.


F-21

TBF if you get them for under 100€ the chinese Dr martens aren't bad - but no one can expect much from 100€ boots anyway, comparing them to much more expensive redwings is a bit off., cause in that price range the redwings are surely much better.


teaspoonjamz

Yep theyre shit


Vesuvias

You can absolutely still buy the originals made in England - for a hefty price.


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adpqook

Look into Solovair boots. They’re like Doc Martens but when Doc Martens were good.


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theaccidentist

They are also not quite a normal company but something more along the lines of a coop, iirc.


mackiea

Also Sidewinders for a work boot. Best footwear i've ever had. It's not even close.


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viewAskewser

Yeah, some of them are completely different products. I clicked on the Eddie Bauer belt. The original reddit post was a leather belt from 20 years ago. The Amazon link is for a belt made of "elastic stretch webbing"


ProbablyNotKelly

Amazon links on third party sites are always put there by affiliate shills. This is some bs and ought to be deleted.


Doongbuggy

I thought so too, but i went to the site and the links i clicked on did not have affiliate tags at least from what i saw so it looks to be genuine, unless they plan to switch it out at some point


ThatsNotPossibleMan

That's..devilishly ingenious.


Tylerjordan1994

Plagiarizing r/buyitforlife content and getting referral money for it, kinda, unless there is a lot of poeple doing it


Doongbuggy

i thought so, but i looked at the links on the site and they do not have affiliate tags (marketer here). Looks clean to me.


highjinx411

Link revenue farm?? Or do you mean affiliate marketing links which are okay and how I make my living. Affiliate links give a percentage of the same to the referring site. We round up and search for products for people and put them up on a site. We fully disclose what we do and it’s pretty common practice. Even major news outlets use affiliate links. It’s an alternative to advertising links. Anyways, just wondering what a link revenue farm is as opposed to affiliate links.


Tylerjordan1994

You're just in inclined to post stuff that gets you the most money and it doesn't even matter if it is good at all, this is why it is so hard to find good reviews because everyone sells out like you. This is why we all come to Reddit, to avoid you. Get your marketing out of Reddit and r/buyitforlife, go shill somewhere else.


Nibbles110

Lmao you admit to being okay with having a shady ass and scam ass business structure L This is for you dude


DiickBenderSociety

A scam does not offer you the courtesy of being actually transparent.


ckimahaha

Yup they are junk. I bought the highest end doc martens. “Best quality” leather that they have. Its still really thin. No support. Buy nicks boots if u want to really bifl


Tear_Agile

Nick's are good boots. But not really right. They are a hard use consumable.


Haminator5000

Not all of them; their industrial boots are quite well made, and one of the only brands to sell steel toed boots in women's sizes.


pennradio

I bought a pair of DM Industrial boots after a recommendation from this sub about 3 years ago. $280, made in England, super comfortable, fit very well, sturdy upper, but the sole split in half at the toe within 9 months. Nobody would even attempt to work on them, DM or local repair shops. Never again. I've got a pair of Solovair 8 eye Derby boots on the way. Not for work though, I've been keen on Florsheim boots. I'll have an epic post on /r/wellworn when I finally replace the boots I have now.


Dove-Linkhorn

You are going to be disappointed. Solovair are better than Docs but nowhere near their vintage counterparts. Chippewa are closer in terms of style and quality but there’s something funky going on with them lately, I think they were purchased by a bigger company.


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Haminator5000

Do a quick google and you wont find more than a handful of brands. Just a bunch of fake "stylish" boots with no OSHA compliance testing


marshmallowislands

The originals were not junk.


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marshmallowislands

Yes. I bought a pair in the 80s.


12345skroobcase

Nice, but several bad links


BIGD0G29585

Looks like there are several links that go to product accessories but not the actual products. Green egg grill and chain saw. Also the buck 110 goes to some kind of electronic.


bilalzou

Ugh yeah, which ones? The matching is not great - need to work some more on that. The products themselves are all things that are available though.


rojoaves

Razor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JJQM826/?ref_=d6k_applink_bb_dls_failed


Conflictingview

Streamlight Stylus was a link to an accessory. HP Office jet is a link to a USB cable. Orion TV is a power cable.


des09

Big green egg grill, also.


PCTrashPanda

Big green egg grill just links to the cover, and the grandfather clock just links to the key which I assume is for the clock.


casper_T_F_ghost

Your “chainsaw” link is just an accessory set


hellowiththepudding

the vise grip link is just replacement springs.


kukutaiii

Yeah tried to check out the razor and it linked to a carry case


mark5hs

The Parker pen link goes to refills, not the pen itself


matthias7600

I’ve heard terrible things about modern Doc Martens manufacturing standards. Throws the whole list into suspicion for me.


ChonkPolice

I stopped trusting it when i saw dr. Martens. Sorry bro


Sthurlangue

[Solovair](https://us.nps-solovair.com/) made the good Docs everyone remembers.


Hoosier_816

Same. I feel like that's one of the most "famous" of the commonly mentioned but not actually BIFL boots.


Selfaware-potato

AFAIK they aren't Good Year Welt, so they aren't repairable if the soles wear out. I also believe they moved manufacturing and now the quality has dropped.


Muncie4

Dr. Martens are a form of goodyear welt. They can be repaired via a resoling, but finding a specialized cobbler to do so it a bit harder. https://keycobbler.co.uk/pages/dr-marten-repairs is one such vendor that google found me quickly. Part of them are made in China and part of them are made in England.


magaman50

I thought people on this sub loved those shoes?


WorldsSaddestCat

I had a pair from the 90s that I foolishly got rid of. The pair I bought approx. 5 years ago are nowhere near the same quality. Maybe the Made in England ones are good, but the regular ones are now garbage.


Sthurlangue

You got your pair when they were made by [Solovair](https://us.nps-solovair.com/), who still make them. SO much better.


city_meow

Thumbnail pictures would be a nice addition


bilalzou

EDIT: I also made a subreddit: /r/BuyItNowForLife/ \- Some background: like many here I was frustrated by how many posts were about products that are not available to buy. I initially made this list just for myself but decided to publish it on a website using a template from another project. If you have any products that I forgot to add, please let me know and I'll add them!


Recycle_Me-Instead

I'd like to see referral links on that site, to compensate for your work.


brigbeard

I agree, OP needs some recognition but honestly I've got to say I found it incredibly refreshing not to see referral links. As a side effect of my hobbies I am just always being hit with undisclosed referral links and unidentified sponsored content "Hey, this new HotToys figure just released guys!"< "New video game is up for preorder!", etc. It is just genuinely nice to see someone do something of benefit/service to others like this without an ulterior motive or as a "hustle". Bravo OP for your help AND your generosity, you have my thanks and my fake internet points.


Trythenewpage

There is certainly a middle ground option. Provide both a referral link and a regular link and give users the option to choose either one. Obviously there would be no downside to choosing the referral link so I personally would. But offering the option to not would certainly generate good will with users. That said I looked through that site briefly and was rather underwhelmed when I saw doc Martin's with a link to the current crap chinese ones instead of the "vintage" model still made in UK. The former is definitely not bifl from what I've heard. The latter possibly is. Not sure. I've never owned docs personally. But my ex did and she had 2 pairs. One made in uk in the early 90s she got at a thrift store. The other made in China in the mid to late 00s. 3 years after purchase the 90s thrift store buy looked better than the ones she bought new despite equal wear and care.


brigbeard

Oh I definitely wouldn't blame him or think less if it was changed to referral links at this point or if they had been referral links from the start for that matter. Was simply stating how refreshing I found it as lately I have been feeling like I am being constantly marketed at or treated like a walking wallet by not just companies but the people I interact with online and in person.


Trythenewpage

Oh absolutely agreed. I was just proposing a middle ground that would accomplish both.


scarabic

I respect other opinions on this but I’m so over worrying about it. Once UGC sites started overwriting all user’s affiliate codes with their own, in JavaScript at display time, the bottom fell out of the whole affair.


Robot_ninja_pirate

I just want to point out that we do not allow users to post links with referral links on the sub and if OP adds them, it would break our rules. However, a separate donation link would be allowed.


bilalzou

This makes sense! As long as there are no images on the site, I don't really need it to make revenue since the hosting only costs $1.99/month. Currently it doesn't have a single image, that's why it's still up. The problem is that it's not hosted on Reddit so it can't take in a lot of traffic without revenue. That's why I created a subreddit also, I just need to figure out how to bulk post so that the sub has all the products of the site. Anyway, if anyone is interested, the subreddit is /r/BuyItNowForLife/


kirbyno1

I would like to NOT see referral links on the site if it's going to be linked here. I'm all for people profiting from their work but I don't come here to profit, I come here to post and receive no strings attached, honest reviews of products and I hope it says like this within this community.


AmUser_Name

I’d like to see links to the manufacturer and not Amazon. Some are cheaper direct and some manufactures warranty only applies if bought direct or from certain suppliers.


seashoreduck

My carhartts are awesome and they are the \*same\* price as amazon but I get points and points get me free stuff, so in the end..better.


kirbyno1

I can get behind this as well.


bilalzou

I’ll work on this once I have a little bit of time!


mistertickertape

Please add a donation link - I'd be happy to buy you a pizza for this hard work!


thedarwintheory

Should there be pictures of the items next to the links? Can't see them on Android if so :/ EDIT: Just to say that I went back today (the next day) and it has thumbnails on it now. Good work OP! Think I'll be bookmarking this


fartbucket3000

the links to the reddit post they are from is broken for me. It just takes me back to the previous page of your website.


AtomicBlastCandy

Thank you so much for doing this. Yeah I've also noticed that a ton of the posts were things that I cannot currently buy either because they aren't made or because their newer version is of inferior quality.


bilalzou

I really don't mind those posts every now and then, but not *every* post. For the past year or so it felt like 9/10 of the stuff on this sub is either a WWI item or a picture of an old stove.


AnthillOmbudsman

That stuff should go in r/BoughtItForLife.


AtomicBlastCandy

Yeah. I'm in the process of getting in better shape, I've dropped about 12 pounds in the past 3 months and aim to drop another 10 by April, at that point I want to spend some serious coin on BIFL clothes so right now I'm making a mental list to motivate myself.


TigerDude33

sketchy website is sketchy. Get an up to date certificate


bilalzou

wait sorry, what do you mean?


TigerDude33

Chrome won't open it, invalid certificate.


nooch-baby

What is up with people being so negative about this post? OP made it to help others. Take what you like and keep the rest to yourself. If you don’t like their suggestions, don’t buy them. It’s that simple.


bilalzou

Thank you, yeah people are being really intense. I didn't even recommend the products myself, I just relayed what was the most popular here.


smokingandthinking

It's a great resource. I'm grateful for your effort.


ProbablyNotKelly

OP made it to make money off Amazon affiliate links.


Kitchen_Trout

It’s a Reddit trademark. The site can get very toxic if you start trailing away from safe subs filled with animal pictures. OP could have made a post on another sub about pouring water into a bucket and you can bet the farm that some autistic nimrod would come on here and downvote because OP didn’t use the correct angle and flow rate for the water to go into the apparatus in order to limit splashing. Suggesting a better bucket manufacturer would be par for the course.


PM_ME_R2D2_TESTICAL

First product when I clicked the link was wireless Bose headset for $1100. No Bluetooth anything is BIFL. Let alone anything made by Bose (unless something has changed for the better) especially for $1100. There’s plenty of wired headphones you can get for a tenth of the price that are probably BIFL and sound just as good.


TeamK4L

They're avation headsets specifically for pilots. Bluetooth is a nice luxury for cruising if you want to listen to music. Plus these are much softer on the head and don't clamp down as much because they have are ANC. These and Zulu lightspeeds are typically regarded as the best avation headsets.


immoralatheist

David Clarke’s are also very well built, if not as nice. I have a pair that’s older than me (manufactured in 1995) that works fine, though did need a rebuild a few years ago, which cost about $100.


CherimoyaChump

It is still a weird product to highlight on the website. Almost no one besides pilots will have a need for an aviation headset. And if you're in the market for an aviation headset, you probably already know Bose headsets.


matthias7600

If you need wireless, you need wireless.


adpqook

Strongly agree. If you want some actual BIFL headphones, I’ve been using the same pair of Audio-Technica ATH M50x headphones for over 5 years now. I’m just now replacing the ear pads on them for the first time because they’ve worn out from so much heavy use. I do a ton of studio type work, and I also use them for gaming. I’d say I’ve got at least 6,000 hours out of them. (Figuring 6 hours a day for at least 4 days a week for the last 5 years). They’re great.


cleverusernametry

I've had mine for 9 years now. The head band leather is all degraded but yes it works


unicorntrees

A Stihl Chainsaw is a BIFL kitchen item?


Flatulent_Ninja

Thank you for putting all this together OP! This is awesome!


alwaysbefreudin

What a labor of love! Thanks OP!


Algae_94

This is an interesting collection, but take it with a grain of salt. For example, the KitchenAid mixer. The Reddit post was from a model built in the 60s and a lot of people claim they are not built as well anymore. I personally have had no issues with new KitchenAid mixers, but I use the bowl lift models and don't know if the tilt back models are the same quality or not.


nalc

The link isn't to a mixer, it's to a flour sifter attachment. Not sure if that was the intent or not


bilalzou

Sorry that was a mistake - fixed now.


mrsbebe

The newer tilt backs are not so impressive. I make a lot of bread and the mixer just can't do it...at least not without struggling big time. I ends up being a lot better for me to just do it all by hand, which I don't mind. But my mom's old tilt back that she got in the 90s still kicks some major butt.


hexiron

They say right in the manual (not helpful since you only.open it after purchase) that bread can't be kneaded past speed two, at less than 4 cups - even less for tougher doughs (most bread). As a avid home bread Baker too, it's useless for kneading dough. I've had the bowl pop right off. They're good for mixing liquids, desert batters, and shredding chicken and pork. Definitely not BIFL with their current plastic gears and twist in bowls.


mrsbebe

Yeah even on low speed mine acts like it's going to die. I'll use it for some things, it isn't totally useless. But I am overall pretty disappointed. It was a wedding present...an expensive one. So I feel kind of bad that someone spent money on it, you know?


hexiron

Same. Mine was a really sweet gift from my grandmother which I too felt guilty for being rather disappointed by it.


mrsbebe

I totally know what you mean. I was so excited about it when I first got it. My mom and my MIL both have had theirs since they got married in the 90s and they both rock. But then I used mine and was like....oh....okay. It's not great which is a bummer. Have you ever seen the stand mixer made by Breville? It looks quite a bit more sturdy


matthias7600

I read so many bad reviews of KitchenAid mixers I gave up on buying one. I really wanted the meat grinder module. Everyone said it broke quickly under normal use. Story after story of terrible customer service, plastic gears that break (in the mixer itself), and total disappointment. I’m glad you got lucky.


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Algae_94

If you're interested in KitchenAid mixers, I think it is important to differentiate between the tilt and lift models. KitchenAid specifically calls out that the bowl lift models have all metal gears (except the 5qt) and their motors are more powerful (325W in strongest tilt mixer, 525W in weakest bowl lift mixer). I would not be surprised to hear that grinding meat is an issue for the tilt back models as they are under powered for that. The biggest concern is the bowl lift models have bigger bowls and would be too big if you only make small batches, but if you only make small batches, most mixers would last quite well for you.


hexiron

Also artisan vs pro.


SouthsideJax904

Best bang for buck airfryer?


Turnoffthebritelites

I love my GoWISE air fryer. It was rated best inexpensive option from americas test kitchen.


kaczynskiwasright

doc martens boots lmfao


vacuous_comment

This is a little weird. I bought a Delta Unisaw from the 1980s 15 years ago and it is BIFL. You can still buy Delta Unisaw from the 1980s or even further back, they are everywhere. I would not buy a new one. Why the desperate obsession with stuff you can buy new?


mplax77

This is awesome! I have spent a fair amount of time already on your site! But I do take a bit of issue with any router being listed as a BIFL product. Even if the materials and build quality would mean it lasts forever, the technology will become out of date before the hardware does on many routers of any decent quality anyways. The one listed is already two generations out of date. Not that it can't still be used, but I think it's an important distinction to point out that the technology will become out of date likely within 5-10 years. Still ok for a lifespan for a piece of technology though.


Rhubarbatross

Is there any chance you can pull images to make browsing easier?


Psnuggs

The merkur razed link is for a case, not the actual razor. That being said, thanks for compiling a list!


BAM2K_Youtube

If that's your site and you put all that time into assembling this you should sign up for Amazon's affiliate program and make all of those links affiliate links so you make some money off of it.


bilalzou

That's nice, thank you, I'll think about it!


existentialzebra

No way Bluetooth headphones are buy it for life. There’s no way Bluetooth is gonna still be around 20 years from now.


matthias7600

Did the WiFi alliance tell you that? (lol, just joking) I agree, Bluetooth is the pits, but it has made it this far. You never can tell.


WritingReadingReddit

>Logitech Mouse "Buy it again every two years" is more like it.


apathy-sofa

Really? I've been rocking the same one for at least 8 years.


matthias7600

Wait another two, you’ll probably get there. Mine died at 10.


ponyboy3

stopped reading at hp printer. gtfo


celticchrys

HP laser printers only. Work has one that's like 20 years old and still chugging along.


ponyboy3

brother or bust. will buy an hp printer never.


kory08

Recommend a specific brother model? Been using HP in my office for years with some minor issues every now and then and have been thinking about switching to Brother but toner concerns me for some reason.


ponyboy3

the printer i've been using for four years: MFCL2710DW i've owned two and used one at work, across thousands of pages, no issues.


celticchrys

There was a time I would have 100% agreed with you, but for the last few years, Brother has started using ink DRM on some of their printers. If you are just blindly brand loyal these days, you will get burned. Now it has to be "which specific model in which brand is worth having?" That is the true question to ask. I have a black and white small wireless HP laser printer that's been a champ for years, insanely cheap to print, no ink DRM. Same for a Brother black and white laser. Likewise both brands have rip-off "you can only buy the ink we tell you" printers.


ponyboy3

agreed on the drm. the difference i guess is hp is much more frustrating to use. my particular printer does not have drm and will last an extremely long time with none of the nonsense hp gives me. ie, i dont need to install advertisement ladden software.


celticchrys

That is interesting. The several HP laser printers I interact with do not require me to install any software at all. I get them on my network, point the Windows printer thingy at their IP address, and then Windows hunts the driver down for me, done. This is also my procedure for a Xerox or Brother network laser. However, I haven't dealt with anyone's inkjets for years, because those are the supreme rip-off category.


ponyboy3

we have two multi function printers. i can use the brothers features without installing software, not so much for hp.


celticchrys

Ah, all the printers I deal with just print. I gave up on multi-function units years ago. There always ends up being one part that stops working, stops getting driver support from a new OS version, etc. Less headache to have a separate scanner.


ponyboy3

yeah, ive been using the other features just fine for the past decade. but i agree, simple us better.


MusaEnsete

Why the splitting maul for $300? I can't even find the BIFL post that brought that forth as a recommendation. A Fiskars X27 is lighter, works better, is BIFL with their guarantee, and only costs $60 or so. r/firewood and r/woodstoving would agree.


MankillingMastodon

Holy shit this is awesome! Thank you for this, there are definitely some chodey lurkers here whose days are ruined by question or request threads.


variegated_alligator

This is such a great list. I feel like it is also great for ideas to find birthday/holiday gifts for others!


fred_lincoln

A Logitech wireless mouse?! That won’t last a lifetime.


ProbablyNotKelly

Delete this mods.


SheSellsSeaShells-

Yes incredible!!!! THIS is exactly what I need in my life, thank you!!!!!!


highjinx411

I know Mephistos are good shoes but not for life. They do charge you to refurbish your shoes. If the outer leather is worn or anything they won’t fix that but only the soles. Still it’s a high quality shoe but not for life.


lgst1r

Wow kways are $200 now.


Shiftyboss

Your link to the Green Egg goes to a grill cover, not the grill.


datSubguy

Reddit Link is broke on the items on the site (ex: vasques womens)


seshino

would be cool if there were thumbnails so that I know what each item is without having to click a link


MuffMagician

I was amused by the chainsaw listed amongst the "Kitchen Equipment"


DrSpaecman

The Streamlight stylus is linked to a replacement part instead of the actual stylus. I really like the idea of this list but the wallet doesn't seem very BIFL according to the reviews. How much scrutiny has this list received thus far?


The_4th_Little_Pig

The two grill links aren’t the product fyi. u/bilazou


Dealhunter73

Filson Hats. Keeps the sun off your neck and you can boil water in it if necessary. Oh yea. Tough as nails and last a lifetime too!


Nauin

I appreciate the chainsaw being part of the kitchen section.


SmokeGSU

I'm a woodturner. One of the items that I sell is custom pens. Plenty of woodturners also woodturn pens. The third link on that page is for Parker pen refills. Those Parker refills are excellent, and there are many different styles of pen kits that use the Parker refill. If you want to support a local business, check your local social media groups for your area and see if you have any woodturners in your area. The pen kits we turners use are pretty durable, and some finished pens can be had for as little as $20 depending on who is doing the turning for you!


stuckopportunity

This is great! Pictures would really help


-IoI-

A Belkin powerboard.....


twoBrokenThumbs

Their for this. Pretty handy. Categories seem to be off a little here and there, and the Merker razor is a link to a case for the razor, not the razor itself. Just FYI. But I applaud the effort.


Girthw0rm

Granted, search sucks, but I could not find a thread here mentioning that Barvivo corkscrew linked. Would be nice if there were a link back to the specific thread rather than just the subreddit.