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I personally don’t mind paying more for things if the quality is good and lasts a lifetime or has a lifetime guarantee. An example of this is north face jackets or sweaters or backpacks. I have had 2 north face back packs fail on me and both were taken by the north face store and a new backpack sent back. What other brands do you not mind paying more for and are good quality and backed by an unbeatable warranty ?
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Apple MacBook Pro
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https://www.sfbags.com/ - Bags Made in SFO
https://saddlebackleather.com/ and Goruck bags
https://missionworkshop.com/ - Bags, Jackets and Stuff. Made in US/EU.
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Henry lever action rifle. Made in the USA and quality to the max. Has performed flawlessly and has lifetime guarantee.
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Tumi luggage.
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Climbing ropes & carabiners :P
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marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
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Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm
marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
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Noise cancelling headphones
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Sonos products
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inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm
marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
Ease of use is subjective.
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superskyliner wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:37 pm Sonos products
New Balance shoes. My feet are hapy. Wear them every day. But they don’t last forever. Yet I am happy to pay.
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oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 pm
inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm
marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
Ease of use is subjective.
I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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Carguy85 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:21 pm Henry lever action rifle. Made in the USA and quality to the max. Has performed flawlessly and has lifetime guarantee.
+1
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New Balance shoes; MacBook Pro; quality mattress (I prefer Simmons Beautyrest); KitchenAid Dishwasher-ours lasted 23 years; quality upholstered furniture which usually means I get tired of it before it ever needs replacing ( I might have to re-think this last one....I'd really like to change my furniture but can't because what I've had for the past 20 years still looks like new!)
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Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:52 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 pm
inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm
marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
Ease of use is subjective.
I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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If you're a gamer, it's inarguable Windows has a lot more games available. For processing intensive tasks, Mac's are incredibly slow compared to an equivalent price point Windows machine. I personally find MAC's harder to use and less intuitive than Windows. I do realize to some people Apple is more a cult than a computer brand :D .
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oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm
marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
And you can get all of that even cheaper in a linux machine.

Checkmate.
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Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:52 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 pm
inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm
marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
Ease of use is subjective.
I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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I also agree with Marshall. A MacBookPro will probably last 3 times as long as anything from Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.
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Alden cordovan shoes
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Vanguard index funds (much preferred to Fidelity "Zero" funds)
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Normchad wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:52 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 pm
inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm

Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
Ease of use is subjective.
I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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I also agree with Marshall. A MacBookPro will probably last 3 times as long as anything from Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.
Absolute nonsense. The RAM, hard drive, and processor don't last longer because there's an Apple logo on the case. If you want a machine which is truly ruggedized and meets mil specs, get a Panasonic Toughbook.
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Smartwool shirts (and socks).
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oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Normchad wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:52 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 pm
inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.



Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
Ease of use is subjective.
I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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I also agree with Marshall. A MacBookPro will probably last 3 times as long as anything from Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.
Absolute nonsense. The RAM, hard drive, and processor don't last longer because there's an Apple logo on the case. If you want a machine which is truly ruggedized and meets mil specs, get a Panasonic Toughbook.
Well, it' my preference. And in my experience, it has absolutely 100% been true... it's not even close.... I've never had a windows laptop survive more than 2 years..... and I've never had a MBP fail, ever....

So in answer to the original question, I don't mind paying more for an MBP, because they do last longer. And a lot of other people with experience with both, agree.
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Tires. I know many advocate for good tires, but its always worth repeating.
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CRJPylote wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:22 pm Tires. I know many advocate for good tires, but its always worth repeating.
How does one know that a tire is “good”?
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Miele vacuums
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Tingting1013 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:24 pm
CRJPylote wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:22 pm Tires. I know many advocate for good tires, but its always worth repeating.
How does one know that a tire is “good”?
I usually use a aggregate of tire rack reviews, YouTube reviews, brand reputation(Michelin vs the cheapest brand at walmart) and price. I may also poke around auto forum's like Bob is the Oil Guy and see what their opinion is.

Also as a general rule, specialized tires like Winter Tires or Summer Performance tires are far better at the specific conditions they were designed for, but far worse than the All-season/All-weather tires if you use them all year in the wrong conditions. This difference is in my opinion more than most people expect. It's pronounced enough that if a friend had a FWD car and wanted to feel safer in winter, I'd strongly advise upgrading tires instead of buying a used AWD car, if you could only pick one.
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Normchad wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:21 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Normchad wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:52 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 pm

Ease of use is subjective.
I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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I also agree with Marshall. A MacBookPro will probably last 3 times as long as anything from Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.
Absolute nonsense. The RAM, hard drive, and processor don't last longer because there's an Apple logo on the case. If you want a machine which is truly ruggedized and meets mil specs, get a Panasonic Toughbook.
Well, it' my preference. And in my experience, it has absolutely 100% been true... it's not even close.... I've never had a windows laptop survive more than 2 years..... and I've never had a MBP fail, ever....

So in answer to the original question, I don't mind paying more for an MBP, because they do last longer. And a lot of other people with experience with both, agree.
I've certainly had Windows machines last longer than two years. It's kind of ironic Apple pushes the AppleCare so hard if they are more durable. Marketing message: our products suck so much everyone really needs this extended warranty. If you want a real ruggedized laptop, get a Panasonic Toughbook. You can drop those three feet onto concrete and have them work fine.

As for anecdotes, I can find counter-anecdotes with a 1s Google search.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6713610.
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My CW-X Pro running shorts have been bulletproof.
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oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Normchad wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:21 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 pm
Normchad wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:05 pm
Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:52 pm

I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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I also agree with Marshall. A MacBookPro will probably last 3 times as long as anything from Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.
Absolute nonsense. The RAM, hard drive, and processor don't last longer because there's an Apple logo on the case. If you want a machine which is truly ruggedized and meets mil specs, get a Panasonic Toughbook.
Well, it' my preference. And in my experience, it has absolutely 100% been true... it's not even close.... I've never had a windows laptop survive more than 2 years..... and I've never had a MBP fail, ever....

So in answer to the original question, I don't mind paying more for an MBP, because they do last longer. And a lot of other people with experience with both, agree.
I've certainly had Windows machines last longer than two years. It's kind of ironic Apple pushes the AppleCare so hard if they are more durable. Marketing message: our products suck so much everyone really needs this extended warranty. If you want a real ruggedized laptop, get a Panasonic Toughbook. You can drop those three feet onto concrete and have them work fine.

As for anecdotes, I can find counter-anecdotes with a 1s Google search.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6713610.
“Last longer” doesn’t mean it’s more durable...I never broke any laptop. The only reason why I need a upgrade is I can’t get things done efficiently on the old machine.

Laptop’s life cycle depends on whether the manufacturer continues to push software updates, security patches, etc. It also depends on whether developers are willing to optimize for that platform. Even if Macs have crappy hardware, common applications still run smoothly because developers spend more time optimizing the code. When the machine gets older, hardware is really the least important factor.
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Briggs & Riley luggage - light and durable
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inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pmAll-Clad pots & good cast iron.
+1 on the All Clad. We replaced all of our cookware with it this year and absolutely love it.

I'd say that anything that you use on a daily basis where there is a substantial improvement in quality is worth quite a lot of money. The same goes for anything that your health and safety can hinge on (e.g. good food, well made firearms).

Lifetime costs should be the focus of those who with the financial means to choose. Often, spending more upfront reduces lifetime costs, though this is not always the case.
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For me it's Peet's Major Dickason's Dark Roast Coffee.
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DarnTough socks. Guaranteed for life! I will never pay for socks again as long as I live!
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Tempurpedic mattress
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Good cooking knives. I've been happy with Wusthof, but I'm sure there are other quality brands too.
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terran wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:03 am Good cooking knives. I've been happy with Wusthof, but I'm sure there are other quality brands too.
I'm partial to Global --- https://www.globalcutleryusa.com/

Fun South China Morning Post Magazine article --- Kitchen knives with an edge: how five professional chefs chose theirs, from a humble Chinese cleaver to the Ferrari of sushi knives
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-mag ... onal-chefs
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000 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:10 pm Vanguard index funds (much preferred to Fidelity "Zero" funds)
Why is that? Thanks. (Probably should be explained in another thread about these funds so as not to derail this thread.)
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Nicolas wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:49 pm Etymotic earphones
Leatherman multitools
Allen Edmonds shoes
Pelikan fountain pens
Hamilton wristwatches
Panasonic plasma TVs (no longer sold)
Mass Fidelity Bluetooth speakers (no longer sold)
iPhones
TiVos
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Toyota/Lexus vehicles.
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Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:52 pm
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:48 pm
inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pm Filson. All-Clad pots & good cast iron. Good shoes.
oldfort wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:28 pm
marshall wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm Apple MacBook Pro
Definitely not. You can get the same performance, in terms of graphics card, processor, and RAM, cheaper in a Windows machine.
Yes but you’re assuming you are just paying for the hardware, and not the better software, ease of use, etc.
Ease of use is subjective.
I agree with marshall. I’ve used HP , Lenovo and HP through work - high end developer machines. Mac is better.

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I just don't see it. I have an 8 year old Dell XPS desktop. It has never given me an issue, and Windows 10 (previously Windows 8.1) has never crashed. Never. I don't understand what is so difficult about using a Windows machine. Further, Office 365 is far superior to its Mac cousin. Hard to justify $2,000+ for a Macbook Pro when you can get a very good Windows laptop for less than half that amount. At least to me. :sharebeer
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Weight machines:

I have Empire by Titan weight machines purchased around 1991. Almost 30 years later, the leg extension machine still works as well as the day I bought it, but my knees have worn out.

I purchased a couple of Hammer Strength machines 10 years ago and they're even better (but plate-loaded rather than pulley systems).
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Leesbro63 wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:43 am Toyota/Lexus vehicles.
+1 Interesting that they don’t really cost any more than “comparable” vehicles.
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willthrill81 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:26 pm
inverter wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 pmAll-Clad pots & good cast iron.
+1 on the All Clad. We replaced all of our cookware with it this year and absolutely love it.

I'd say that anything that you use on a daily basis where there is a substantial improvement in quality is worth quite a lot of money. The same goes for anything that your health and safety can hinge on (e.g. good food, well made firearms).

Lifetime costs should be the focus of those who with the financial means to choose. Often, spending more upfront reduces lifetime costs, though this is not always the case.
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Guitar Amplifiers, Couches, Game Controllers, Pots and Pans, Computer keyboards, Sneakers, Mattress, Sparkling water, Desk chair,
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newguy123 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:57 pm I personally don’t mind paying more for things if the quality is good and lasts a lifetime or has a lifetime guarantee. An example of this is north face jackets or sweaters or backpacks. I have had 2 north face back packs fail on me and both were taken by the north face store and a new backpack sent back. What other brands do you not mind paying more for and are good quality and backed by an unbeatable warranty ?
They may be a good brand, but North Face jackets have only a limited warranty.

"The North Face® lifetime warranty covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship, regardless of the age of the product, but it does not cover normal wear and tear. Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use."

I used to prefer LL Bean products due to their lifetime warranty. But the old warranty no longer exists.

I'm still willing to pay more for a few LL Bean items. But there are very few brands that I'd pay a lot more for.
At my age "lasts a lifetime" isn't as good a deal as it was when I was younger! :wink:
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