We’ve all heard the phrase: “They don’t make them like they used to!” While this is undoubtedly true for most items these days, I still think quite a few are glitches in the matrix. Each of these items has a story behind them and has lasted far longer than anyone ever thought it would. From scissors that were only used how they were intended (every fiber artist knows that no one truly respects scissors as they should) to a first-gen iPod that not only still holds a charge but has just a bit of wear and tear, some of these will blow your mind. Come one, come all, and see the beauty that is Buy It For Life (a subreddit that is dedicated to durable products that prove to be immortal). Who knows, maybe you’ll find a couple of items you have lying around in your garage that you’ve forgotten all about.
The Never-Ending Lunch Box
If you’ve ever owned Stanley, you know it lasts forever. The owner of these did a bit of research after purchasing and found that the lunch box is from ‘89, and the thermos is from ‘97. The one I own is from 2011, in classic black, and it’s still trucking along nicely as well.
While I can’t say that I love the aesthetic of these vintage pieces, they win hands-down in a contest against 95% of the lunch ware available on the market today. If you recognize the name, you might own a few of their tools. They’re the parent company of Black and Decker! No wonder all their thermoses are so phenomenal.