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Has anyone ever bought something

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Beechnut Mon 02-Nov-20 09:56:17

That they thought, ‘would do for now’.

We bought a blue plastic bath rack when we put in a new bathroom in the year 2001 and here we are 2020 and it’s still being used.

FannyCornforth Mon 02-Nov-20 10:01:00

My house! grin
If I realised that I would be too lazy to ever move house, I would have bought a slightly larger one.

GrannyGravy13 Mon 02-Nov-20 10:02:45

Another who bought a house just for now we have now been here for 32 years.........

Liz46 Mon 02-Nov-20 10:06:27

and us. We moved into our house about 27 years ago because it was round the corner from my mum and I knew we would have to look after her. She died 12 years ago and we are still here.

FarNorth Mon 02-Nov-20 10:07:00

This thread escalated quickly! grin

Callistemon Mon 02-Nov-20 10:09:19

I've often compromised but not over the house!

Oopsadaisy4 Mon 02-Nov-20 10:37:39

Yes me too, we bought the house we are in because it was between both of our places of work, we had to get out of the rental and there was nothing else around at the time ( we had been looking for a year) when we got the keys DH said ‘ shall I take them back to the Agents and put it back on the market?’
23 years later we are still here, but in retrospect it’s turned out ok, it took a lot of work but here we are. Still.

Callistemon Wed 04-Nov-20 22:28:40

We were only here for a short time but here we are all these years later, needing an update.

ginny Wed 04-Nov-20 22:55:05

Not bought but we’re given an old dining table , chairs and sideboard when we got married. Just to tide us over.
We finally bought a new one 35 years later.

Judy54 Thu 05-Nov-20 13:54:17

Bought a dining table and chairs 40 years ago which was a bit more than we could afford. We are still using it to this day. Even if we wanted to get rid of it no one would want it as it is the dreaded and unpopular brown furniture (oak). It has served us well and will continue to do so for years to come as it is well made unlike many furniture items these days.