But such items are rare to find, and usually end up costing you a pretty penny. I remember during my university days having a friend who seemed to avoid lifetime items by any means necessary. I can’t even begin to tell you how many computers, cellphones, mp3 players, etc she went through in those days, all the while preaching to me mantras like, “I just needing something for now”, and “I don’t need anything fancy.” This line of thinking never made any sense to me at the time, and to be honest, it still doesn’t compute with me now. Why would someone want to buy something and know that it will break, erode or wither away? You might as well take your money out to you backyard and light it on fire!