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    Default What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    There was an interesting conversation. Have you any stuff you had it for 20yrs and still using? Not just items that was bought second hand and you've not owned for 20yrs personally.

    For myself that would be a typical family film SLR camera 2001 January that I used 2 or so years ago. My 1998 stereo that I use everyday (!). I even have a goretex jacket which is my own real substantial wet jacket from 2001 March or February but the inner fleece jacket is January 1997, also various polo trips that just got opened earlier this year which was from the same trip as the Canon camera 2000 December - 2001 January to Asia. Still might have 1 knockoff Caterpillar polo might be oversized! Obviously there are cars but that is a bit more common and stuff lying in the garage like screwdrivers and tools. Ditto old travel books, atlases and dictionaries etc ...


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    SWMBO. First hand, not second hand. And I still have lots of use for her. She's very handy.
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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    There was an interesting conversation. Have you any stuff you had it for 20yrs and still using? Not just items that was bought second hand and you've not owned for 20yrs personally.

    For myself that would be a typical family film SLR camera 2001 January that I used 2 or so years ago. My 1998 stereo that I use everyday (!). I even have a goretex jacket which is my own real substantial wet jacket from 2001 March or February but the inner fleece jacket is January 1997, also various polo trips that just got opened earlier this year which was from the same trip as the Canon camera 2000 December - 2001 January to Asia. Still might have 1 knockoff Caterpillar polo might be oversized! Obviously there are cars but that is a bit more common and stuff lying in the garage like screwdrivers and tools. Ditto old travel books, atlases and dictionaries etc ...


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    My lawnmower would be just on 19 years, bought it just after we moved into our first house. And we've only just started replacing some of our towels which would be the same age (wedding presents).

    Handtools,I'd have the odd one older that 19 years.
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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Bit hard to have anything that long when I'm still in my 20s

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    SWMBO. First hand, not second hand. And I still have lots of use for her. She's very handy.
    I was thinking the same, thought it might be a bit cheeky though saying it --

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    A red and white check kitchen apron my daughter made me when she was 13 lol! She’s now coming up 50...

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    I have a Goldair electric bread knife that I bought in Sydney back in 1980 for about $25 from memory. That's when they were selling here for about $100 Still works fine and use it every week.
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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Stainless steel insulated coffee mug that my daughter have me in 2003. 18 years ago in January. I drink at least 6+ cups of coffee a day. A lot of days 7 cups. That's a tad under 40,000 buckets of sludge I have had out of it in that time. Keeps the coffee quite warm for ages.

    Good for probably more years than I am...........

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    SWMBO. First hand, not second hand
    That's a bold statement!

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    LOL, my mum had heaps of stuff.

    I just ditched the bed base. That was 40.
    I still own and use the dryer, that's 41.
    Freezer, is about 35.
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