The state of our devolving subreddit
Found this KitchenAid mixer from the 1970's for $35. New grease and paint and it's as good as new.
Worlds oldest pairs of Levi's Jeans found in a goldmine 136 years later.
I bought this vacuum bottle in 1988. I thought it was expensive when I bought it, but it's been through a war, multiple deployments, fell out of my pack as I jumped out of an airplane, been run over by a HMMWV and survived many camping trips and picnics in the 30 years I've had it.
About 80 years old. Hand me down cast iron skillet, used daily.
Meanwhile, 13 billion miles away
1939 Snap-On ratchet I found in the desert about 15 years ago.
Original Game Boy still works like a charm
This used to wake me up for school in the 5th grade. I'm 39 now.
My in-laws were brilliant: Le Creuset, purchased 1977
This GE alarm clock has never failed in probably 25 years
Grandmother still has her WWII Frigidaire Refridgerator, still works without a hitch!
My girlfriend's 1950s Frigidaire stove (which is replacing a far newer and much harder to fix stove).
Zojirushi rice maker. Just had our 25th anniversary, and this wedding present is going strong... Use it 2-3x/week!
The leash on my Nalgene lid broke and I asked for a warranty replacement. I needed one, they sent me hundreds.
1970 Buck Prince - Gift from my father. One of my kids broke the tip off the blade. Buck replaced blade and cleaned this baby up real nice. Normal blade replacement is $10. They gave me a “sentimental warranty” and charged me nothing. Honest to God BIFL!
Stanley Thermos used every day from 1970 to 2018
r/BIFL inspired me to buy a pair of Timberland Pro boots. The pair I bought was too small and their customer service offered to replace it with a bigger size for free. This is what came in the mail.
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.
After 11 years of usage while running, it still holds up.
Willie Nelson’s “trigger”, his guitar of choice for over 45 years even with the gaping hole in the body
My new 60 year old Swiss army salt and pepper backpack.
Our Singer sewing machine, 100 years old and works perfectly.
Great Grandfather didn't leave me much, but I've used this every time I fish for 20 years.
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.
My 1984 Mercedes Benz 300D, 381,000 miles and she’s still chugging along healthy. LED headlights and black trim just to add some personality to the old thing. Bought some years back for 1000 USD.
27 years old, 299k miles, reliability I'd bet actual money on.
My Sheaffer Reminder ballpoint pen. This has been in my pocket every weekday for the last 15 years. It used to belong to my grand-father. 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.
USSR-made stopwatch; still in daily use at my physiology lab
Waffle Iron from the 1920's still working flawlessly.
When my grandfather passed away, I inherited his auto crawler. Still using it to change my oil after 80 years. (X-POST).
My 97 year old waterman 52.
My replacement ‘For Life’ Dr Martens next to the old pair. I highly recommend this service.
I've put together a quick 'forever outfit'. It only includes clothes/accessories which have a lifetime guarantee.
Found this Griswald 10 pan in someone's garbage 2 years ago. It hasn't left my stove since
Sure, you may lose a finger, but my Emerson table fan has been going strong for over 70 years.
Pulled this out of the trash 8 years ago. Needed a $20 carburetor. Has been awesome ever since
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.
This securifort safe has prevented three break ins at work.
Originally bought at a yard sale, this Playmate Igloo has been taken to work everyday for over 30 years.
Antique store score: Like new in box USA made Stanley thermos for $9
My 1974 Sansui 881, she's 43 years old this month.
Wooden train my MIL pulled out for my daughter to play with
Forged tools I inherited. Already lasted two lifetimes with regular use.
Purchased a Patagonia Triolet Jacket 7 years ago. Today I brought it in for repairs to the local shop. They gave me a warranty swap for a BRAND NEW JACKET!! I even got a different color, navy blue. Patagonia is the best brand for BFL! Thanks Bailey!
My uncle's tractor. He used it right to the end, and beyond. This is him on the way to his burial.
Found this 37 year old beauty for $10!
Kids played the most with this 25-year-old toy despite all the gifts they got.
You think your 84plus is old? My TI83 (NO PLUS) is over 20 years old. Got me through high school, college, and now I teach math and science with this thing.
My dad woke up to this alarm clock for 35 years, and just gave it to me to take to my apartment.
Staplers, you say? Here's my 1962 Swingline #333
My Super Nintendo still going strong 27 years later
Jansport , waxed cavas, full grain leather. The most comfortable backpack I've ever worn
Still works perfect 20 years later. I used to blast Eiffel 65 on this as a child.
My Grandfather's Grandfather's Pocket Watch, Which Made It Through WW1, And Still Works!
17 years old and not cranked since last January. Fired up on the second pull.
1950's Fridgidaire stove by General Motors. In working order.
My 50 year old work truck. 3.5 million miles and still runs everyday. 1969 Kenworth
Mr. Coffee Sr. - Late 70's and still brewing strong
~1982 Commodore 64. Used, abused, then thrown in a trash heap 20+ years ago. Still works.
Nearly brand new. $75 Craigslist purchase. I love rich people.
Scored 11 Globals for $200
Our Magic Chef stove that we have been using daily at our shop for over 50 years. Still has a pretty blue flame.
Good haul this year - Darn Tough Socks
The Zippo lighter. A true Buy It For Life item that you can still buy today. This one is only about 5 years old, but you send any Zippo lighter from any time period to the factory, and they’ll send it back working like a new one. Oh, and still 🇺🇸MADE IN USA🇺🇸
This SILVA compass I bought when I was 14, now I am 61 (has seen a lot of hikes)
My Great Aunt gave me this the other day. It first belonged to her Uncle. It was built in the late 50s and still works perfectly.
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 Coleman Lil’ Oscar Cooler. It was purchased in 1983 and has carried 3 generations of lunches to work and beers to the farm.
80's Ka-Bar USMC knife. Older sister used it for 5 years in the army, my dad used it for 15 years, and I have had used it for 10. Seen lots of use.
My old car toy [Sachs] survived 7 kids and still rolling after 35 years...
I have owned this Pentel P209 mechanical pencil for exactly 30 years today. It was given to me as part of a set of four on my first day as a trainee Draughtsman.
When my grandma downsized to a retirement home she gave me her popcorn popper. She would walk my sister and I to blockbuster then make popcorn every time we spent the weekend with her as kids.
My Super Nintendo I owned since I was a kid, 25 years old still being used every week and still looking as good as the day it was purchased
Does my old girl belong? 1972 CJ5, daily driven
Buy it for several lives, my great grandfather's desk from 1922
Jojirushi Rice Cookers....this example has been in our family for over two decades.
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 1952 Brown and Sharpe Micrometer Still Like New
Mom's Sunbeam Mix Master given to her as an engagement gift in 1980. Still making angel food cake today.
My Pyrex Bowls
25 years old this month. EastPak backpack.
My groomsmen gifts have arrived
Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine! Just realized I’ve had this since 1999.
My grandmother's General Electric mixer, she is 93 and refuses to use the brand new Kitchen Aid one my aunt got her.
One of the best gifts of my childhood. She just turned 25 this year. My 1993 Trek 820. Just put another chain on it. Might keep it another 25.
Thought you guys would be mildly interested in a bite sized, metal, 50 year calendar.
All unused, not bad for $100
Here is my still working 1939 German hairdryer
Coach 9061, just given a good bath and conditioning for its 20th birthday (used heavily since 1998).
1971 General Electric A/C that I still use to cool my house.
Just got back from a trip to Lake Michigan with my grandma's 50+ year old suitcase.
Frye Boots - Resoled 5 times now
This sub is a bad influence
I saw you guys appreciated the 1960s stove so I thought you might like mine
A camera my grandpa bought for a 100 dollars in 1953, today it would have cost almost 2000 dollars.
My 40 y/o hiking axe
After 35 years, my dad's lunch box lasted as long as his career as a mechanic.
Just upgraded my laundry toting ability for $4.00 at a junk store.
30 years ago, I received this as a gift from my grandparents. Today, I get to pass it on to my son.
$700 as a pair, no extra bells or whistles, never had to repair or replace a single component, 12 years old
Bought by my grandfather in 1954 for 10 dollars and a spare tire. It's been used almost continuously since then on hunting trips. A Lee Enfield No4 Mk1.
My Dad got this after getting back from the Vietnam war. It's been powered on 24/7 for the past 2 years.
1st gen kindle still works perfectly and connects to Amazon with free 3G
A calculator my co-worker has owned for 40 years...
Doc Marten customer service let me order the BIFL boot via email (despite the line being discontinued), and they arrived today!
1962 Gillette Slim. 56 years of shaving for $15 on eBay and still going strong.
Literally saw this sub. Got inspired. Went to a thrift shop down the road. Found this within 5 minutes. Only $4. Alladin original.
I've been using this pen since October 1994
this coffee maker
The Coleman cooler, a BIFL cooler that is still light weight
This Philips fan, that belonged to my grandparents, is cooling me right now
Managed to catch it with zeros at the end. 2005 Honda Accord. The car that has made me a lifelong Honda customer.
My 39 year old Stanley still keeps coffee piping hot all day
“That won’t work” she told me. “It’s been in the garage for 20 years” she told me.
Time to make my Casio last longer than my dads did
Weber Genesis gas grill, looking new after 10 years
My grandfathers Swiss army knife from 1976 that my dad used for fishing for nearly 20 years before giving it to me.
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.
Got this Timberland backpack when I came to the US in 2001. 18 years later and its still going strong.
Matchbox Cars and Trucks 1980s enjoyed by me and now my daughter and son.
World's Greatest Pencil Sharpener, circa 1920
That 70's Plant
My uncle's 25 year old Timberland boots
Today I realised that consumables CAN be BIFL. 7kg of wrapping paper.
My JanSport Backpack - bought in 2001 and packed for yet another weekend getaway.
My 37 Year Old Royal Enfield (Standard 350, 1980) which climbed the Himalayas last month.
Sorry you’re dead grandma! Your 70s Temperware dish set lives on!
My late 1970s slice of Heaven (Bedroom Hi-fi)
Got as a gift around 1984. Still works, use it often.
Gillette DE razors- 40s-60s. Grandfather’s razors found after he passed and now used by me regularly.
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 TI-82 has survived probably 20 phones. Had it since high school, and use it today as an engineer.
Mid-60s BMW motorcycles are remarkably solid, simple machines. This one, which my pops bought new in 1965, is as smooth, solid, and responsive as the day it rolled out of the showroom.
My mom bought this dress from Huit before I was born. The black has not faded and there has been no need to repair any damage. Easily the most reliable piece in my closet.
Hundred year old Arcade burr grinder, still operational!
I work at a Red Wing Shoe Store, and a customer brought this stock # 1177 in for resole. It was made in 1995 (as old as I am) and it’s still kicking. This picture is after I applied a fresh coat of boot oil.
Heated water bottle(?), older than me. Made in West Germany
Smith and Hemingway Giant no.1 Slide-impact nail puller. I break this baby out when I run into nails that are driven too deep or have rusty heads and it never lets me down.
Game Boy Light, the envy of all my childhood friends, a gift from my father from 1998.
LL Bean ‘Katahdin’ - coming up on 8 years and aging beautifully
Fan from the age of style
Red Wing Boots my pops picked up in 1975: before/after new soles and conditioning
My Father got this as a safety award in 1994. He passed away in 1996. I’ve been using this original Leatherman for over 25 years!
My office got rid of ~40 Herman Miller Aeron chairs. Free BI4L chair!
Pepe has been faithfully riding the roll at my parents house for over 22 years. (Crosspost from /r/funny)
Leather bag my mom used through college and grad school in the 80's, is still with me after k-12 and my own first semester
Popped my Le Creuset cherry for just $4.99!
I’ve only had this for the past 10 years but will never sell it. She’s over 50 years old and no leaks. Classic Grumman.
New and old Casio W-800H, bought 10 years apart