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Old 1st September 2020, 20:56   #31
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I have beaters in all most all things.

1. Beater walking shoes Adidas at ~1.2 K bought in a sale Vs the more expensive ASICS.

2. Phone Chargers : I buy multiple cheap chargers for use in my car and other assorted areas while I have one company charger which will stand the test of time.

3. Formal Shoes : Bata / Hush Puppies brown loafers to limit exposure of my more expensive Timberlands.

4: clothes : I have shirts and pants from 2006 onwards that serve as my beaters when I don’t want to care about my look. My wife always asks the vintage if I pick some thing up to wear

5: watches : my timex digital Vs the inviuctus automatic. Though more recently I don’t care about the invictus much. Need something smarter

I am sure I will find more as I think about it

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Old 1st September 2020, 21:33   #32
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Interesting thread...

Of all the products I use on a daily basis, a pair of crocs define the word 'beater' in true sense for me. On my second pair yet since last 5 years.
I have literally worn them to all possible places, including to office.
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Interesting thread! Let's see -

1. Beater shoes? Definitely Yes, I have a pair of almost all kind. My beater formal shoes are the all-weather kind that can be wiped clean with a shining foam. This helps me keep my pure leather ones that are permanently stationed at office, shiny for a longer period. Similarly, I have beater pairs of sneakers and flipflops as well, intended for usage in appropriate setting and to prevent overuse of the more expensive pair.

2. Beater pen? Yes, learned the lesson the hard way, when someone borrowed and then lost one of my prized possessions. Since then, I always have pens in my bag designated for lending

3. Beater tools? Yes, I keep some common tools handy around the house for everyday use and won't be bothered if they are somehow misplaced, while keeping their expensive alternatives stowed away in respectively storage boxes.

I have contemplated having beater phones and laptops too.. But that kind of defeats the purpose of having a good one. So decided against it.
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For me it is our Suzuki Samurai, the no problem bike. We bought it for 19k, fitted new tyres, engine+2T oil and I have not done anything for 10 years except for the consumables. I used it during my college days and now for my daily work commute. It has never stalled me midway in a trip and always starts in one kick.

No problem.
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Here is my beater. Specially useful during Corona times.

Purchased it 2 years back model number QT4011 for about 2k.
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LoL. we have two things in common I think, the trimmer and the college. Are you from DCE?
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My favorite:
1. Normal (mechanical) pencils as I hate people touch my Pentel/Steadtler.
2. Some beater clothes which I wear everywhere except important professional meetings (work related) or personal (meeting potential members from the other sex :P)
3. Beater caps which I don't care if people lose/forget to return
4. Beater tools which I can lend to anyone
5. Beater slippers for all the dirty cleaning, gardening, and maintenance work around home

One question for members with beater shoes with running: Don't the cheapo shoes hurt while running?

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Old 2nd September 2020, 01:47   #37
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Beater shoes for the gym- Oldish pair of Chuck's
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Beater hoodie that I put on if I have to step out for groceries
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Old 2nd September 2020, 08:50   #38
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I wonder how come people didnít think about beater cologne/perfume or deodorant.

I use a humble axe (provoke) deodorant when I stay at home, itís got nice oriental notes to it. And for everyday office I use Zara Man Silver EDT, itís got wood and musk notes and stays for a day. I save and use my Chrome Azzaro and Ferrari Light Essence Acqua for special occasions.
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Here's a list of beater items I use:

1. A pair of Nike sneakers at a great discount from Amazon to save my leather formals and Adidas superstar

2. An 8 year old Guess watch for when I cannot wear my Apple watch

3. Apple wired earpods in place of my Airpods

4. Concentrated perfume oils from Ajmal as a daily wear to save my Versace Eros for special occasions

5. A half face Fastrack helmet in place of my MT helmet

6. I have three spare lightning cables for office, car and one extra at home which I ordered from AliExpress.

Lastly, beater phone cases.
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A few beaters that I use
1. Casio G Shock
2 87, Maruti 800
3. One plus 6
4. Crumpler messenger bag
5. Hummel sneakers
6. Skull candy inked inear earphones
7. Galaxy tab
8. Cross ballpoint
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My beater is a Oneplus 3, fits the exact definition of a beater.
  • I own it because I know that an expensive piece cant withstand the abuse of my usage
  • Is supremely reliable (Samsung should learn a thing or two from OP on reliability)
  • Is very service friendly (changed my battery from OP dealer for 1200 bucks)
I was a bit surprised on this Samsung remark.. because I have always had great experience with their devices. I used 1st Note for 4 years+ and all my samsung devices were sold off in great condition & fetched great resale price (average of ~3 years). Most of them are flagships though (Note 4, S7).
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This is my beater item, the most inexpensive cure to most problems.

I hit WD-40 at most issues I face - from everyday plumbing to rusted stuff to pest problems, to shineless tiles and basins on toilets. Most of them get resolved by this.
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My regular things are my beater things, life of a minimalist.
  • All the t-shirts (almost all black or grey)
  • Two Levi’s blue jeans (I shop when there’s an occasion or official events)
  • Puma slip on shoes (which I change every 6 months)
  • Casio G-Shock to save the Edifice for occasions, but replaced by a Fitbit Versa as a beater long time ago

This is what comes to my mind when I hear the word “beater”:
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Neo

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I was a bit surprised on this Samsung remark.. because I have always had great experience with their devices.
Samsung was my go-to brand before I tried Oneplus. Samsung phones require atleast one visit to the service center every two years. Also with time they always become slower.

Try the Oneplus and you will see the difference of day and night between the two phones. Ofcourse the cameras in OP are nowhere close to Samsung.

I have a OP1 in perfect condition, OP3 and a OP3T. Imagine having a 2014 samsung running phone today. No battery swelling, no slowing down, not a single visit to service center.

Basically, if Samsung is Maruti, OP is Toyota
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Great threadÖ!

Beater everyday items Ė obviously have a few cheap and cheerful t-shirts and shorts from Zara/H&M or a couple of Leviís which works for almost every informal occasions.
Other than those, the always go-to kind of items are:
  • The super comfortable Onitsuka Tiger shoes
  • A Titan watch - I got that seeing an advertisement featuring some Malayalam movie stars
  • Completely beaten up Mont Blanc wallet (10+ years)
  • The reliable and robust iPhone 11 Pro

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