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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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My Coleman cooler will do just fine thanks.

Hey guys be sure to get a YETI sticker for the back of your "special fishing car". Help promote their overpriced stuff! And a YETI hat will make you awesome too!


My favorite cooler is the one I use almost everyday to carry my lunch. It's called "Super Cooler," and was made by US cooler inc. (according to the tag). But apparently they just make commercial refrigeration now. It is soft sided and collapsible cooler big enough for a six pack (cans) and lunch. That is for reference only. I don't take a 6 pack to work for lunch.

Made in USA about 30 years ago. Rocky Mount NC to be exact.

It is showing signs of wear, just like me. It also fits easily behind the seat of my 11 year old pickup. But the best part about it is, it was free. Wife got it as a gift from here employer back in the late 80s.

I own at least 1 Coleman, and I think an Igloo, but no Yeti cooler, but if someone wanted to gift me one, I would graciously accept.

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I was able to get an RTIC 45 for around $120 last year, and I have to say that it was definitely worth the $120--it is bombproof and keeps the ice for 2-3 days without issue.

I had been thinking about getting the RTIC 30 soft cooler, because the 45 is almost too damn big and heavy to have in the drift boat (though it is good to stand on from time to time for spotting). They want $130 for it, and while it is definitely lighter, it's still a cube and thus would take up more space than I want to sacrifice.

So I walk into Marshall's on Sunday, looking to buy some socks, and what do I see in the front of the store? The YETI Hopper 30, which usually retails for $349 (yes, $349!), marked down to $199. Apparently, there is now a Hopper II, which is $349, so now the regular Hoppers are "last year's fashion" and Marshall's got some. So, if you're looking for the Hopper, go to your Marshall's and see if they have some there. For $199, it's still a lot of money, but I don't know of anyone else making a cooler of that shape and size, so the price may be right for you.

Posted on: 8/23 12:07


Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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Yeti just got popular, then moar popular when someone sang about buyin' a boat and a yeti iced down with some silver bullets.

They inflated the market so bad that coolers that were worth $80 are now sold at $399.99.

It's simple economics. People are buying the name. I don't need a $300-$500 dollar cooler, because it's cooler, no pun intended.

I'm sorry but I'm not spending ~$1,300~ dollars on a cooler unless there's an iced down yeti in it.

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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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Coolers and Helios rods....who can keep up?

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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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I just saw an add for a Cabela's cooler on sale for about $250.

The world had gone mad.

Ice isn't all that expensive, and when I need a cooler to keep my beer cold, it doesn't have to stay cold all that long.

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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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THAT WAS ALWAYS MY YETI QUESTION...HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO DRINK A CASE OF BEER?!?!

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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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I can't justify spending that kind of money for a cooler either.
Been using igloo ultra cold coolers for the last 20 years now.
My first one lasted 18 years - before a crack finally developed on the bottom inside.
I then bought the same cooler again (55 qt). It cost $60 two years ago
I put a block of ice in there, and it keeps for 5 days or so - even in hot weather. I have no problem with that
I think a comparable yeti costs $400-$500.

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I just saw an add for a Cabela's cooler on sale for about $250.

The world had gone mad.



The Cabela's cooler beat out the Yeti, Pelican, Orion, etc in the "Field and Stream" magazine test. http://www.fieldandstream.com/article ... olers-ranked-and-reviewed

Independent tests on YouTube also showed similar results.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K3l47v7fw3s


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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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BC

Someday I might need a very rugged cooler, but right now, I do not.

But I will be honest, if I do, it will likely be the Yeti because it is American made.

Thanks for the info.

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FarmerDave wrote:
BC

Someday I might need a very rugged cooler, but right now, I do not.

But I will be honest, if I do, it will likely be the Yeti because it is American made.

Thanks for the info.


^NOT!!! (most of the time, anyway)

They make a few in the US for those that request them, but most are made overseas.

See here.

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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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But they have those really cool advertisements. And the decals ????

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Re: Yeti is having a Fonzi Moment

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They certainly are aware of product placement. I received the latest issue of Fly Fisherman yesterday. I counted seven Yeti references throughout the magazine. Those were in addition to the standard advertisement and product review.

I realize this is what most print media must do these days.

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I have no reason to keep ice for a week or even a couple days. I need a cooler to keep things cold for maybe 8 hours at most. I buy the cheapest I can find. I am liking the bucket though.

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