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Thousands of Yeti Coolers Are Washing Up on the Alaskan Shore
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Cargo cult in it's simplest form.


Not that it's a bad thing. I like salvaged/scavenged/found stuff.
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That would be a nice freebie, as I can't see ever purchasing one.
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Lifetime coolers are made in USA, and a fraction of the cost of a yeti.

I buy RTIC drinkware, and some Ozark Trail from walmart. It all performs the same, but costs a fraction of Yeti. ALL made in China, so give me the cheaper yet still functional option.
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nymtber wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:27 am Lifetime coolers are made in USA, and a fraction of the cost of a yeti.

I buy RTIC drinkware, and some Ozark Trail from walmart. It all performs the same, but costs a fraction of Yeti. ALL made in China, so give me the cheaper yet still functional option.
I got my Lifetime around 5 years ago for 100 bucks. Way cheaper and just as good as those overpriced ones.
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Thanks for the interesting post. I also would only own one of those if I got it for free. I saw a Yeti five gallon bucket in a store and almost soiled my pants when I saw the price.
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Would not mind having one, I have a problem with the price, tough.
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I'm a bit torn. Most of us in modern society, and I suspect most of us on this board, balk at the quality of manufactured goods nowadays (looking at you, Coleman). Yet when something like Yeti comes out we also balk at the price and overengineerin (rightfully so, IMO). There has to be a middle ground. A lot of my gear nowadays are Yeti clones (RTIC, Ozark, etc) that I've been pretty happy with.
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I remember when that container ship lost it's load. It happened in the strait close to where I live. You could see the ship on fire from shores of the city where I live (Victoria).
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When I worked at Olympic National Park on the coast, a bunch of lumber fell off a ship. It washed ashore in my area of the park. The boards were 20 feet long. I was able to get enough lumber off the beach to build two new cabin tent platforms. They were used as backcountry ranger stations during the summer.

Another year, Nike shoes were washing up on shore. There were thousands of them. Do you think I could find two that matched? Not a chance!

There were always plastic bottles washing up that came from Japan. The big one was a concrete barge that washed up. It came from Japan. It was washed out to sea when the Sunami hit after the big earthquake.
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The thing about finished products is the arbitrarity of pricing, it takes a product that cost very little, and the markup is quite high, specially when made overseas.
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Great story! How do the coolers get out of a shipping containet or do the shipping containers float and get smashed on the shore releasing the coolers?
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Grizzly coolers. Cheaper than Yeti, Very good quality. Made in Iowa, USA.
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mgmlvks wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:09 pm Great story! How do the coolers get out of a shipping containet or do the shipping containers float and get smashed on the shore releasing the coolers?
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Gasman64 wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:32 am That would be a nice freebie, as I can't see ever purchasing one.
I can buy a lot of ice for what one Yeti costs. We have a couple Coleman Extreme coolers that have worked well for us.
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My question is, if you find these things washed ashore, can you legally claim salvage rights to them or do they have to be turned over to authorities? Counties have different laws regarding this. I will personally never buy that brand. I find them grossly overpriced. A free one on the other hand, I'd take one or a few.
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KCSA75 wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:16 pm
Gasman64 wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:32 am That would be a nice freebie, as I can't see ever purchasing one.
I can buy a lot of ice for what one Yeti costs. We have a couple Coleman Extreme coolers that have worked well for us.
Mostly this for me too, my 70 Qt Xtreme has been great. I did go with a Walmart Ozark 24 Qt for a smaller one for short trips, and I was gifted a Yeti Roadie 20 Qt - I did a comparison test between the Yeti and Ozark, and both did well.
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$800-$1500 for a Yeti?!! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I am very Happy with my Cabelas Cooler which was about 75% off on pre-opening day...
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Not sure where you are getting that, but a Yeti 75 is $450 direct from Yeti. I agree that is still expensive, but not what you are quoting.
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rob_pontius wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:01 pm My question is, if you find these things washed ashore, can you legally claim salvage rights to them or do they have to be turned over to authorities? Counties have different laws regarding this. I will personally never buy that brand. I find them grossly overpriced. A free one on the other hand, I'd take one or a few.
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Thanks for the info, Courtenay.
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