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Old 02-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #81
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Frye boots. I've owned a pair of Frye harness boots since the late 70's.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:30 PM   #82
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Uggs used to have really thick soles that will never wear out, but a couple years ago they started using some rubber crappy material and they just are not the same. Glad I bought mine--which are still blowing and going--in 2004.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:04 AM   #83
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All Clad cookware
REI brand anything
Kitchenaid Stand mixer
Lee Jeans - or Riders from Wallmart
Older Lands' End clothes
Trader Joe's for dried fruit, greek yogurt, nuts, walnut bread and potato rosemary bread
Dale of Norway sweaters and Oleana sweaters
Jockey underwear
My Turkish rugs bought in Turkey
My French Oak furniture bought in Belgium - when this stuff was delivered to the US, even the movers remarked on what good furniture it was - wasn't super cheap, but will last until we die - is solid furniture - love it
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:29 AM   #84
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Like others here - smartwool socks, John Deere mower, Stihl chain saw.
Also my craftsman brush trimmer that lasted 15 years, craftsman shop vac
my new Imac
Ford F150
DW's Acura
anything by under armor
Mulholland Bros luggage
Pioneer TV's
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:03 AM   #85
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*Hartman luggage. I have a large rolling suitcase that is the biggest you can still get on a plane. It's so lightweight I can pick it up with one finger, tho. Hartman has lots of pockets all over for different things and lasts. Only downside is it's pricey.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #86
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  • Any Tom Bihn product
  • Mountain Khakis pants
  • my Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Blundstone boots
  • Battle Lake Outdoors products
  • Patagonia fleece coats (especially the Retro-X)
Thanks for all the other tips!
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:28 AM   #87
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Good kitchen knives; Wusthof, Henckels, Shun. There is no substitute for sharp, well-balanced knives.

Being a cooking enthusiast, I have more than my share of kitchen gadgets, including 2 Kitchenaid stand mixers. Kitchen stores (Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, etc.) are my weakness. Also, I am a recipe tester for Cook's Illustrated...so I HAVE to have the correct tools...right
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:09 AM   #88
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This strikes me as a brilliant product that has a lot of potential as a best of....
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:18 PM   #89
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Today I spent $9.50 for a quart of hand packed Bordeaux cherry ice cream, including tip jar.
You tipped them and they still did not use a spoon?
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I'm trying to decide what that green thing is for.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:21 PM   #91
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Weber Grills, you can replace any part you want easily.
Apple anything for the most part.

Garmin, GPS devices. Every other brand has lousy maps.

Klipsch speakers but not the small cheap ones.

For a nice vacuum cleaner that's quiet and doesn't weigh a ton try
a Miele canister.

Linksys router.
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Vitamix.
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #93
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Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper.

At least the way they made them in 1975. Still going.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:33 PM   #94
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My McIntosh stereo system (speakers, pre-amp, and amp); I have had them for 39 years and they work as well as the day they were new.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:47 PM   #95
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My faithful 1992 Honda Accord EX, still chugging along at 138,000+ miles. I've done a lot of mainintenance and repairs to her over the years, with dh2b doing most of the repair w*rk these days. This is the most reliable car I've ever owned.
Nowadays, her body is a sad victim of the Rust Belt. Just the other week, I was sweeping snow off and the little EX logo tag popped right out of the metal above the rear bumper.
But that little car keeps starting up for me on subzero mornings and just keeps on going and going...I'm going to run her until the engine gives it up. She still has a lot of zip and is a lot of fun to drive with a 5 speed manual trans, especially in snow conditions.
No car pay payments!
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+1 on the Dr. Bronner's soaps.

More to add to the list:
Kirkland brand organic peanut butter. US-grown peanuts, great flavor.
Google's search engine (and I'm running Chrome and am pretty happy with it, too).
The New Yorker magazine
World's Best Cat Litter (corn-based, nearly no dust, no odor, clumping, flushable, biodegradable, non-toxic, renewable resource) We love love love this stuff, and no, Swheat Scoop (the wheat-based competitor) isn't nearly as good in any respect.
Tillamook Cheddar cheese and Dutch Gouda.
Grass-fed and finished beef
A good custom-processing photo lab. There really is a difference.
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Samuel Adams and Sierra Nevada beers.
Columbia sportswear.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:53 AM   #98
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I'm trying to decide what that green thing is for.
And CAT will wear that thing?
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:38 AM   #99
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Beretta Shotguns - Expensive without being too fancy. Mine have always worked and they look beautiful

Maker's Mark Bourbon - My faithful companion

Anything from REI

IBM / Lenovo Thinkpads - The most durable, and well thought out computers I have owned.

Canon SLR Cameras - My 30d has gone everywhere with me for 3 years. It's taken some serious bumps, scratches, and knocks and still takes marvelous pictures with great battery life.
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Seems a lot of stuff mentioned in the posts I never heard of.

To me most anything that last over ten years is superior.

Thus my 30+ yr old Electrolux vacuum cleaner.
Tektronix 7904 oscilloscope/ including 7L12 Spectrum analyzer plugin, along with many others.
40+ yr old Montgomery Ward Tractor.
88 Jaguar AJ6 engine, ZF transmission@ 210K miles, driven like it was stolen. Though many would disagree.
Country Comfort wood stove.
Infinity speakers of the 60 ies.
General Radio Grid dip meter and most any thing made by them. Hewlett Packard power supplies and most anything they made.

And yours truly of course, made it past 62 years, when I never thought live past 30 given my adventures.

You'll note that a lot of these things have been out of production for tens of years. Have many more the list could be very long.
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