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2021-01-27 10:58:56 PM  
Couch
 
2021-01-27 11:01:38 PM  
I don't think I've ever had a pair of gloves that weren't a gift. Same with slippers.
 
2021-01-27 11:10:53 PM  
Scarf
 
2021-01-27 11:15:39 PM  
Kayaks.

No, really. I'm the proud owner of three kayaks and I didn't buy any of them. Mrs. HB claims to be amused, but I'm pretty sure a fourth would push her over the edge.
 
2021-01-27 11:20:00 PM  
My parents gave my wife and I money for a propane grill, which we technically purchased, but other than that and outside of baby stuff, I can't think of anything else I haven't purchased or replaced or upgraded along the way.
 
2021-01-27 11:24:06 PM  
A toaster.
 
2021-01-27 11:30:21 PM  
Coffee maker
 
2021-01-27 11:32:24 PM  
Things not nailed down?
 
2021-01-27 11:58:24 PM  
Beer koozie.
 
2021-01-27 11:59:47 PM  
Pens.

The only pen that I ever spent any money on was my Neo SmartPen . I invested about $200 on the pen, notebooks and special software. It's one of the best things I've ever bought.

But regular pens: I literally don't think I've ever spent my money on pens in my life, but for some damn reason I have so many I have to make regular donations to Goodwill. Its like those damn things are breeding: every time I open a drawer I find so many pens and I have no farking idea where they are coming from.
 
2021-01-28 12:05:46 AM  
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2021-01-28 12:46:06 AM  
Not common for others, but common use for us.
Tripod for outdoor cooking.
Cast-iron kettle.  15 gallon size.  (Or as I call it, our chili pot.)
These were both gifted.

Our bathtub and our kitchen sink were found in the woods when we moved here.  Decent shape, so we put them in when we built the house.
 
2021-01-28 12:50:37 AM  
A copy of Link To The Past
 
2021-01-28 1:28:09 AM  
All my xmas ornaments have been gifts.
 
2021-01-28 1:35:42 AM  
Trumpets. I own three, but they were all gifts.
 
2021-01-28 1:48:20 AM  

MrBallou: Trumpets. I own three, but they were all gifts.


Common item. Not everyone has a trumpet closet.
 
2021-01-28 2:02:46 AM  
Flashlights.
 
2021-01-28 2:03:02 AM  
Diamonds.
 
2021-01-28 2:07:33 AM  
Giant-arse TV.

Plaid/check shirt.

American car.

Place mats.

Brass, gold, or bronze household hardware.

Wall-to-wall carpeting.

Laminate flooring.
 
2021-01-28 3:10:57 AM  
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My women always seem to come with one.
 
2021-01-28 3:11:34 AM  

bughunter: [Fark user image 369x246]

My women always seem to come with one.


Umm... wait a sec... can I rephrase that?
 
2021-01-28 3:18:42 AM  
Industrial milk crates.  Technically it's legally stolen property, but when I got them, they were headed for the dumpster at a previous job, and I was about to move.
 
2021-01-28 3:20:18 AM  
I don't think I've ever had to purchase a chair.
 
2021-01-28 3:23:16 AM  

bughunter: [Fark user image 369x246]

My women always seem to come with one.


They cause a burning sensation after close contact?
 
2021-01-28 3:24:58 AM  
Coffee mugs.  First apartment, my parents gave me some old ones they didn't want.  Since, the cabinet has just filled up, over the years.
 
2021-01-28 3:26:30 AM  
Glass cabinets. Seriously, I'm sitting here looking at four of them filled with our collections - bee- and honey-related trinkets, race car miniatures, fossils, etc. - all given to us. That's just in this room.
 
2021-01-28 3:32:17 AM  

psychosis_inducing: bughunter: [Fark user image 369x246]

My women always seem to come with one.

They cause a burning sensation after close contact?


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Typical bughunter girlfreind.

/metaphor slightly enhanced for clarity
 
2021-01-28 3:58:54 AM  
Coat hangers.
 
2021-01-28 4:11:47 AM  
bathroom scales
 
2021-01-28 4:13:22 AM  

Hubris Boy: Kayaks.

No, really. I'm the proud owner of three kayaks and I didn't buy any of them. Mrs. HB claims to be amused, but I'm pretty sure a fourth would push her over the edge.


I own one and have bought three.

farking thieves.

/Gives Hubris the squint eye
 
2021-01-28 4:19:51 AM  
Chairs and couches.

I have never, ever, bought a chair or a couch for a family/great room.

My favorite chair that I game in was a hand me down when I was 18. It's very comfortable.

I did by my kitchen set: used glass table and 4 chairs for a hundred bucks along with 2 chests of drawers and a queen bed. A coworker's wife was making him get rid of their storage unit. Chairs needed a few screws but are good as new.

Amazingly, the glass table top fit inside my Civic.

And I bought a storage ottoman in 2018.

I don't understand the draw of upgrading furniture when what I have does the job. Why yes, I am a man and alone, why do you ask?
 
2021-01-28 4:21:36 AM  

cherryl taggart: Coffee mugs.  First apartment, my parents gave me some old ones they didn't want.  Since, the cabinet has just filled up, over the years.


I think like 10 or 20% of the population buys all the mugs for the entire race. I've never bought one either.
 
2021-01-28 4:26:23 AM  
Plates, bowls, cutlery, pots, pans. All came from my parents and grandparents when I moved out 17 years ago.
 
2021-01-28 4:27:06 AM  

ng2810: Pens.

The only pen that I ever spent any money on was my Neo SmartPen . I invested about $200 on the pen, notebooks and special software. It's one of the best things I've ever bought.

But regular pens: I literally don't think I've ever spent my money on pens in my life, but for some damn reason I have so many I have to make regular donations to Goodwill. Its like those damn things are breeding: every time I open a drawer I find so many pens and I have no farking idea where they are coming from.


I spent 30 years selling pens.
Thanks for nothing.
 
2021-01-28 4:33:04 AM  
Total Fark.
 
2021-01-28 4:58:04 AM  
Eraser and pencils. Even without stealing from the office, they just turn up.
 
2021-01-28 5:27:10 AM  
Shavers.  For some reason, they invariably start breaking down right around some gift-giving holiday and someone ends up getting me one.  Shrug - they've always asked to see what I wanted - not really complaining.
 
2021-01-28 5:27:45 AM  
A television.
 
2021-01-28 5:34:27 AM  
Microwave. It seems like every time I've moved or whatever and don't have a microwave, someone is always getting a new one and boom. I end up with someone's old microwave.

Now that I think about it, I've never bought an oven either. (Wait, no, I have) Or a water heater.
 
2021-01-28 5:36:58 AM  

Nina9: MrBallou: Trumpets. I own three, but they were all gifts.

Common item. Not everyone has a trumpet closet.


You don't have even a single trumpet?

Sure.  Whatever you say.
 
2021-01-28 6:05:16 AM  
Bible. I think there's a paper one around here somewhere.
Chequebook. Never had one, probably never will.
 
2021-01-28 6:05:35 AM  

bloobeary: Flashlights.


What? Oh.
 
2021-01-28 6:10:00 AM  
I've never purchased a wife, and they're very common.
 
2021-01-28 7:06:17 AM  
TV. My brother bought me one years ago. After I got rid of it, I didn't replace it.
 
2021-01-28 7:28:13 AM  
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2021-01-28 7:28:48 AM  

wxboy: Industrial milk crates.  Technically it's legally stolen property, but when I got them, they were headed for the dumpster at a previous job, and I was about to move.


American construction industry would come to a grinding halt without milk crates.

CSB
Cleaned out my f-i-l's house. Acquired *many* milk crates.  Used them to bring home stuff we wanted to keep. Now, stuck with a pile of them in the garage. Could only justify keeping half of them.  What to do?

I knew the local grocery/deli in the center of town left their empties behind the building for the guy to pick up. So, I drove the pile of crates down there and added them to the pile in back of the building.

This could be the only documented occurrence of milk crates actually being added to an unattended stack behind a building.

Still have about a dozen.
/CSB
 
2021-01-28 7:41:31 AM  
Doormats, they always seem to be there when I move in. I think the only furniture I have bought is my desk and bed other than that it has been hand me down beach rental house furniture.
 
2021-01-28 8:01:29 AM  
I've never bought a microwave.
 
2021-01-28 8:05:56 AM  
Toaster oven, skillet, crock pot and alarm clock (I think).  Pretty sure the alarm clock is a 25 year old birthday present that has just kept plugging away.
 
2021-01-28 8:17:11 AM  
A plumbus
 
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