What’s your top BIFL purchase, that might not in itself has been all to frugal, but long term, will be?

After having 5-6 different office chairs over the last 10 years, none of which I liked. I went and bought a Herman Miller Aeron chair. It’s ridiculously expensive, but I’m so pleased with it and hope to keep it for well over 15-20 years. If that actually succeed, I will have spent less money one chairs than if I hadn’t bought it.

What similar items (cheap or expensive) do you feel the same about?

  • Showroom7561
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    9 months ago

    Arkel bike panniers.

    Expensive (like most high-quality panniers are), but they are built solid with repairable/replaceable parts, lifetime warranty that can be transferred*, and they are highly functional.

    Adding these to my bike has saved money by not having to use the car as much, and i don’t have to worry about replacing them every year.

    *The transferable warranty also means that if you buy one used, you’re covered! Ultimate frugal win.

    • ribboo@lemm.eeOP
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      9 months ago

      Those look nice!

      I bought a pannier backpack from Two Wheel Gear a couple of years ago, it’s been through so many miles both on the bike and on my back. Really sturdy.

      Can’t go wrong with a great pannier!