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Posted: 06/04/20 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Owner of multiple YETI coolers, multiple YETI cups and a few other brands of similarly constructed coolers. I a.ways chuckle when people say they aren’t worth the money and that the product is over-hyped. The brand is irrelevant to me, but the quality of the product speaks for itself.

Brand equals status, confidence, spirit of accomplishment, pride, etc. It sometimes also equals a statement of quality. Everyone on this board is guilty of it to some extent. Raise your hand if you have never ever, EVER paid more for something just because it was a certain brand...perhaps even because you expected it to be better based on the name. Maybe you paid $5K or $10K more to get that truck with the certain trim package that made you “feel better”. Maybe you buy your shoes from a department store instead of WalMart. Maybe you like Charmin UltraSoft instead of the commercial quality stuff you can get for a fraction of the price...which does the same job. But maybe you just haven’t YET decided to spend a little more on a camping chair.
I was right there with you...until your last sentence. A "little" more??????


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Durb wrote:

My monogrammed Yeti Mug was a Christmas present and I love it; unfortunately it is too wide to fit many cup holders. I wonder if it fits the chair's cup holder.

Yeti is marketing genius. Their products are always displayed front and center and are seldom discounted. I would pay a lot for a supremely comfortable camp chair; probably not $300. The Yeti looks to be well made but I can't see it being super comfortable. I will give it a test drive when I see one displayed somewhere.


Yes, their products ARE "always displayed front and center" -- genius marketing on the part of YETI. The less expensive coolers have a minimal profit margin for the retailer. Along comes YETI offering a huge profit margin to the retailer, so, as the retailer, where would I display these high-profit products? Certainly "front and center" [emoticon]


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4x4van wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

Owner of multiple YETI coolers, multiple YETI cups and a few other brands of similarly constructed coolers. I a.ways chuckle when people say they aren’t worth the money and that the product is over-hyped. The brand is irrelevant to me, but the quality of the product speaks for itself.

Brand equals status, confidence, spirit of accomplishment, pride, etc. It sometimes also equals a statement of quality. Everyone on this board is guilty of it to some extent. Raise your hand if you have never ever, EVER paid more for something just because it was a certain brand...perhaps even because you expected it to be better based on the name. Maybe you paid $5K or $10K more to get that truck with the certain trim package that made you “feel better”. Maybe you buy your shoes from a department store instead of WalMart. Maybe you like Charmin UltraSoft instead of the commercial quality stuff you can get for a fraction of the price...which does the same job. But maybe you just haven’t YET decided to spend a little more on a camping chair.
I was right there with you...until your last sentence. A "little" more??????

A “little” more is relative, of course. Maybe it’s 3 times more money, but lasts you 5 times longer? You and your wallet should decide what’s a little and what’s a lot ;-)

These discussions are often comparable to those related to other products of varying price ranges. For example, as an avid saltwater fisherman, I’ve come to the conclusion that spending $200 on a quality fishing reel is a wise investment vs. spending $50 on a lesser quality one. The money trade-off is valid because the better product lasts longer, works better, and requires less maintenance. Plus, as an added bonus, it makes me look cool LOL. On a recent fishing trip, a friend used my “fancy” rig for a few minutes and immediately realized and commented on how much better it is than the cheaper rig he was using. He’ll replace his rig in the next year or so when it fails, and I’ll still be going strong.


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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Durb wrote:

My monogrammed Yeti Mug was a Christmas present and I love it; unfortunately it is too wide to fit many cup holders. I wonder if it fits the chair's cup holder.

Yeti is marketing genius. Their products are always displayed front and center and are seldom discounted. I would pay a lot for a supremely comfortable camp chair; probably not $300. The Yeti looks to be well made but I can't see it being super comfortable. I will give it a test drive when I see one displayed somewhere.


Yes, their products ARE "always displayed front and center" -- genius marketing on the part of YETI. The less expensive coolers have a minimal profit margin for the retailer. Along comes YETI offering a huge profit margin to the retailer, so, as the retailer, where would I display these high-profit products? Certainly "front and center" [emoticon]

That’s not exactly true. I can’t comment on the profit margins YETI used to offer, but nowadays, since it’s become an everyday name brand, the profit margins aren’t substantial. I walked into Lowe’s the other day and observed that they had one of the largest selection of YETI products I’d ever seen. And it was tucked away on a side-aisle, very much like how Bass Pro does it. YETI used to be something you cold really only find at the specialty shops, and they made the store purchase pre-determined products as decided by YETI. You basically got onto a subscription-type program, where they sent you “X” number of certain selected products. The store had little say in what they got. For reasons such as this, many of the specialty shops have gone away of YETI and started offering some of the competitor brands.

While I have gotten (and continue to get) tremendous use from my YETI coolers, I’ll probably be looking elsewhere for any future cooler purchases. There other manufacturers of roto-molded coolers that are made in the USA and comparably priced. I will say, though, that my experience with RTIC coolers is that they are nowhere close in quality to many of the other YETI alternatives.

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All of the Yeti brand name stuff I have I have acquired for free. I have won a couple of tumblers and a cooler in drawings that the entry did not cost anything. Yes they are great at what they do but I would not spend the money for them.

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WTP-GC wrote:

. Plus, as an added bonus, it makes me look cool LOL. .


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WTP-GC wrote:

4x4van wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

Owner of multiple YETI coolers, multiple YETI cups and a few other brands of similarly constructed coolers. I a.ways chuckle when people say they aren’t worth the money and that the product is over-hyped. The brand is irrelevant to me, but the quality of the product speaks for itself.

Brand equals status, confidence, spirit of accomplishment, pride, etc. It sometimes also equals a statement of quality. Everyone on this board is guilty of it to some extent. Raise your hand if you have never ever, EVER paid more for something just because it was a certain brand...perhaps even because you expected it to be better based on the name. Maybe you paid $5K or $10K more to get that truck with the certain trim package that made you “feel better”. Maybe you buy your shoes from a department store instead of WalMart. Maybe you like Charmin UltraSoft instead of the commercial quality stuff you can get for a fraction of the price...which does the same job. But maybe you just haven’t YET decided to spend a little more on a camping chair.
I was right there with you...until your last sentence. A "little" more??????

A “little” more is relative, of course. Maybe it’s 3 times more money, but lasts you 5 times longer? You and your wallet should decide what’s a little and what’s a lot ;-)

These discussions are often comparable to those related to other products of varying price ranges. For example, as an avid saltwater fisherman, I’ve come to the conclusion that spending $200 on a quality fishing reel is a wise investment vs. spending $50 on a lesser quality one. The money trade-off is valid because the better product lasts longer, works better, and requires less maintenance. Plus, as an added bonus, it makes me look cool LOL. On a recent fishing trip, a friend used my “fancy” rig for a few minutes and immediately realized and commented on how much better it is than the cheaper rig he was using. He’ll replace his rig in the next year or so when it fails, and I’ll still be going strong.
Oh, I agree that you (most times) get what you pay for. However, there is always a limit to that theory, as well. My $30 chairs have no problem lasting at least 5 years (and still going strong) in boondocking use in the desert, at the river, in the sand dunes... Will the Yeti last 50+ years? Doubtful, and pretty sure I'd get bored of it anyway by that time. So if the longevity is not relevant, what about features? 10X more comfortable? Doubtful. Will it fetch me a beer and open it for me? Hmmmm...nope. Just nothing really there that is worth 10X the cost (to me). But of course, to each his own.

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"Will it fetch me a beer and open it for me?"

I think we're talking a whole 'nother layer of expense to find an accessory that provides this service. ?? ...my 7 YO granddaughter loves to do this for grampa, but heaven forbid we calculate the money spent on spoiling her!


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Unless all the pins in the plastic foot pads and every other joint are stainless steel they will rust like every other folding chair does.

Sand and dust will clog up the feet and sliding parts and the legs will eventually jamb.

Some stuff should be moderately inexpensive and therefore replaceable. It's all about the math.

I doubt this $300 chair will last longer then six lifetimes of my $50 chair.

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