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Yeti and the Second Amendment
« on: May 09, 2018, 05:02:00 AM »
As many of you know, Yeti (makers of coolers and other camping equipment) pulled their NRA support in late April. Regardless of what their press releases say, this was a political decision, and not business one. I further suspect that some of the support for the hunting channels will be pulled as well. In the final analysis, I suspect their decision will end up as a very poor business decision.

Speaking only for myself...

I don't own but a few Yeti products. Those few pieces, I've decided to donate to the local human society. This, after removing their logo with acetone! In the future, I will not buy any more products made by Yeti, period! And I'll bet, I'm not the only one who will stop buying their products.


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Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 06:34:09 AM »
No problem. Their cwap was/is too expensive for me anyhow! :P
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Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 06:56:00 AM »
I never saw a need for their overpriced crap and was amused at the inflated pricing. Really 3-400 dineros for a piece of molded plastic?
As for Dicks sport good, they opened a store here, I'll never set foot in it (unless they have a going out of business sale) and tell everyone not to do business with them. I send everyone to Sportsmans Warehouse.
Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like. Building duck boats now that I'm "retired".

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Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 11:53:46 AM »
I don't own any Yeti products. Although I think they make some impressive products - I haven't yet been able to justify spending the money required to purchase their products.  Less pricey coolers have met my needs.
If I find myself in a position where it seems reasonable to buy a high performance cooler - Yeti will not be a brand I consider.
Dicks - never shopped there much anyway. Just a store I didn't care to visit - no particular reason. Now I have a particular reason.
I won't buy anything by Patagonia either.

I don't care for businesses that decide to get political, unless they have always been involved (like firearm manufacturers) - if they are a privately owned company I can understand it, but that can be a big turn off too.
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Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 02:09:34 PM »
I read an article about Yeti that described them as an "aspiration brand".   What, I need to pay too much for a cooler to make me feel special????  I aspire to find a cheap second hand igloo at a yard sale!!

So, obviously, I never saw the attraction in Yeti products in the first place. 
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Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 08:52:51 AM »
Ya know, they sort of appeared out of now where, then they were everywhere! Kinda like Ray-Ban's or Oakley's, way over priced, but you just gotta have if you want to look like the "IN" people. Like "ZZ Top" I prefer my cheap sunglasses, and any old Styrofoam cooler will do. In the good old days (telling my age) we used to use the trough that the spare tire sat in, in the trunk. Fill with ice, and favorite beverage. Even already had a small hole in the bottom, to let the water out! Yes, I'm an old fart! ;)
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Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
Cooter, I'm sure you remember how drive in movie attendants used to check you car? Well, my dad always had station wagons. We used to take the spare, and out it on the floor in the back seat, and then fold the rear seat down. The attendants always ask to see under the back seat. Sure, just the spare. But in the spare location, ice and lots of Red Label Carlin beer. All of 10¢ a quart! Those were the days!

PS: I'm 78.
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Re: Yeti and the Second Amendment
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 11:10:09 AM »
Ahh yes, the good old days. I'm 68 closing in on 69. Galvanized wash tubs for bigger party's. Church key hanging from the rear view mirror. What do kids do now-a-days? Drive-in's were a right of passage. If your windows were not fogged up, you were not having fun! Remember the one's that you could pay 50 cents extra, and park on the 2 special rows, that had an AC unit you hung in your window? A thermos bottle of margaritas, a couple of hand rolled specials, ahh yes, the good old days.  :'(
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