These days, everything is built to break. Although the manufacturers have a much fancier phrase for it (planned obsolescence), it is what it is -products are built to last for a short while.
They are designed to be challenging to repair, making purchasing a new product the only sensible thing. But things were different many years ago.
So when your grandparents tell you that things were built to last back in the old days, they are absolutely right. A popular subreddit called BuyItForLife is the best proof.
With more than 872K members, it is a meeting place for people who own or love antique marvels of engineering and craftsmanship. Some of the items shared in the community are more than a century old and working perfectly.
We have selected 50 of the best posts, and we know they will make you look at your one-year-old-but-obsolete TV with a bit of hatred in your eyes.