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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The YETI protest



In short, YETI coolers decided to drop its relationship with the NRA. In protest, people are shooting and blowing up their YETI coolers.

People can do what they want with their stuff, but have you priced YETI products? I litterly go camping for months at a time and could never bring myself to buy their coolers. They have good quality products, but it's possible to buy similar quality for a lot less money.

To buy YETI in the first place people must really have liked the company. Now they don't like the company. Fair enough. However, that would not inspire me to destroy hundreds of dollars of my own stuff that I purchased with my own money. It's not like a cheap ball cap where you may no longer like the company or the slogan on the cap. If the cap ends up in the trash you are out pocket change. Plus, it's an item of clothing so it's more personal.

Now I can understand not buying any more products from a company that changes the way it acts. That hurts them and doesn't hurt yourself.

Some people say they are “sending a message.” Maybe they are, but I'm betting they could have put their cooler in the garage for six months and when they pulled it out again almost nobody would care. These protests have a lot of heat in the moment but tend to lack legs. Six months from now something else will occupy the public's mind and coolers will be all but forgotten. If they do care about your cooler, don't give them a cold beer.

-Sixbears

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    1. That a lot of other seem to buy too, for some strange reason.

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  2. Better yet, relabel it with something truly offensive, like a 'John Birch Society' or 'Insane Clown Posse' bumpersticker. Or even worse, an 'NRA' sticker and a bumpersticker of an AR-15.

    I'll gladly trade someone my nice Coleman for an equivalent sized Yeti and let them blow up the Coleman instead.

    But I understand the feelings of some people. They've allowed the libs to erode gun rights since 1934 and it really has gone bad out there. There's a saying about awaking a sleeping bear or don't poke a bear (or badger, badgers are mean.) Seems that's how a lot of people feel right now, that they're the bear that's been poked and prodded for forever and they've just had enough.

    But I'll still take the coolers off their hands, please.

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    1. Insane Clown Posse -love it!

      I thought about putting a sticker on one too, but Your creativity has mine beat.

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  3. I'm with you on this. The only thing more stupid than blowing them up was buying them in the first place.

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    1. ain't that the truth ! - and maybe that is why they are blowing them up - to hide the evidence of that stupidity. I guess they will have to scrape the YETI decals off the rear windows of their trucks too

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    2. I agree. Quality is important to me, but I couldn't care less about brand names and would NEVER buy an expensive Yeti. Guess they must be some sort of status symbol. We have Yetis everywhere in Oklahoma because the oil workers use them. Bet they don't blow them up though.

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    3. Gorges, you summed up my whole post in two sentences.

      Smyril -yep, hiding the evidence of a dumb buy in the first place.

      Janet, I don't see oil workers blowing them up either.

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  4. This, too, shall pass. It's all stupid.

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  5. Agree, the money was already spent. Place a sticker over their logo if you don't want to advertise for Yeti and call it good. Destroying a perfectly good cooler is like Dicks destroying AR-15s rather than returning them to distributors.

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    1. I've never been a fan of wasting money for no good reason.

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  6. I wouldn't destroy equipment I already owned, but I would not put a penny into their products henceforth.

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    1. That's what smart reasonable people do. No sense in doing something that only really hurts yourself.

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  7. The only thing that I can think of that is worse than being stripped of all our guns is dropping me off in the middle of a huge city. The further out in the country I can get the better I feel.

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    1. I don't have the right situational awareness for cities. Knowing that, I tend to avoid them.

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