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Got this message from TSRA this morning:

"FROM:    Marion P. Hammer
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              United Sportsmen of Florida
              NRA Past President

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country. 

These Foundation events raise money to support youth programs and educational programs nationwide. The youth of America who benefit from these programs are the future hunters, hikers, fishermen/women, bikers, campers, wildlife photographers, mountain climbers, sportsmen/women and conservationists who will protect our natural resources and recreational lands.

Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why.
They will only say they will no longer sell products to the NRA Foundation.
That certainly isn't sportsmanlike. In fact, YETI should be ashamed.  They have declined to continue helping America's young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities.  These activities enable them to appreciate America and enjoy our natural resources with wholesome and healthy
outdoor recreational and educational programs.

The NRA Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization.

In this day and age, information is power.  We thought you needed this information.

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Austin, TX 78735
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Very disappointing that the politics of hysterical children has to get into everything.
Goodby YETI.  Hello Rtic.
 
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 12:47:29 PM »
Here’s your answer:

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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 05:01:42 PM »
Never liked there stuff but liked Igloo a lot better .
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 05:43:49 PM »
To All,

I've never bought a "yeti" & now will NOT. =  I've owned a GOTT cooler & water cooler for years & see no reason to change.

Leftist dolts accurately describes any company that refuses to do business with NRA, imVho.

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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 08:18:15 PM »
Never liked there stuff but liked Igloo a lot better .


Over priced also


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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 08:27:25 PM »
Never liked there stuff but liked Igloo a lot better .


Over priced also
Too rich for me.
I noticed Academy had them for 1/2 price last month and they were still $99.
But, they do keep much colder and longer, and are more rugged than your $49-69 igloo. 

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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 08:59:37 PM »
Never liked there stuff but liked Igloo a lot better .


Over priced also
Too rich for me.
I noticed Academy had them for 1/2 price last month and they were still $99.
But, they do keep much colder and longer, and are more rugged than your $49-69 igloo.
You have to compare apples to apples.
Igloo does make coolers comparable to a Yeti for about 1/2 the price.

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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 07:40:41 AM »
Never wanted one anyway.

These are a lot less $$ and just as good.

https://www.rticcoolers.com

Dont have one of the coolers YET but the cups work just as well as the YETI.

Like its namesake I will never see one in my home.



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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 09:00:33 AM »
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funny how I've not done business with these stalwarts who are "making statements" (coincidence or transparency - hmmmmm.....?
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 09:52:30 AM »
In my opinion the prices for their wares have always been a bit on the high side. Why pay $200 for a cooler that can hold 16 12 oz cans or 20 lbs of ice (not both at the same time BTW) when there are comparable products on the market at less than a quarter of the price.
That being said I do own one of their 32 oz tumblers. My wife bought it for me a couple of years ago. I believe she paid $30 for it. I keep it on the table by my bed and fill it with ice water every night. It does work as advertised but so does my $15 24 oz Coleman thermos that will soon be replacing it.
The next time I go to an outdoor range I'm bringing the Yeti tumbler along and placing it at the 100 yd. marker. I'll probably hammer it with my M 48 8 mm or Enfield .303 Brit. I was thinking about sending Yeti a photo of my marksmanship but during these sensitive times they might consider that a threat. I'll probably just post it here for all to see.
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 09:54:43 AM »

The next time I go to an outdoor range I'm bringing the Yeti tumbler along and placing it at the 100 yd. marker. I'll probably hammer it with my M 48 8 mm or Enfield .303 Brit. I was thinking about sending Yeti a photo of my marksmanship but during these sensitive times they might consider that a threat. I'll probably just post it here for all to see.

Would you like some Tannerite to go with that drink sir?  :scream3:

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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 04:46:57 PM »

The next time I go to an outdoor range I'm bringing the Yeti tumbler along and placing it at the 100 yd. marker. I'll probably hammer it with my M 48 8 mm or Enfield .303 Brit. I was thinking about sending Yeti a photo of my marksmanship but during these sensitive times they might consider that a threat. I'll probably just post it here for all to see.

Would you like some Tannerite to go with that drink sir?  :scream3:






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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 07:15:26 PM »

The next time I go to an outdoor range I'm bringing the Yeti tumbler along and placing it at the 100 yd. marker. I'll probably hammer it with my M 48 8 mm or Enfield .303 Brit. I was thinking about sending Yeti a photo of my marksmanship but during these sensitive times they might consider that a threat. I'll probably just post it here for all to see.

Would you like some Tannerite to go with that drink sir?  :scream3:
No sir, I saw what you did to those poor pigs and I'm afraid there wouldn't be anything left of the tumbler to show off.
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 07:33:33 PM »

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No sir, I've saw what you did to those poor pigs and I'm afraid there wouldn't be anything left of the tumbler to show off.
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 10:44:56 AM »
These guys were already nuts with their asking prices to begin with, but this is just the ice-ing ( :P ) on the cake of reasons why not to buy Yeti.

I'd dearly love to see the results of this on their profit margins here in a few months, just like I was with the NFL reversing course on their laughable "kneel during the anthem" gaffe once their viewership and licensed merchandise dropped like it went skydiving.

* * * * * EDIT: And let the games begin! RTIC coolers has already opened fire by posting a picture quoting the second amendment to rapturous applause!!
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2018, 05:41:36 PM »
I find it interesting that Sportsmans Guide is coming out with their own brand of coolers.  Good timing.

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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2018, 10:48:41 PM »
Never owned a yeti. If I was out camping or something, would just buy whiskey and not beer. Whiskey is just fine at room temperature, most American beer not so much. Just eliminate the need for ice. 
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Re: YETI Withdraws from NRA Convention and no longer will sell to NRA
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2018, 06:52:45 AM »

These are a lot less $$ and just as good.

Dont have one of the coolers YET but the cups work just as well as the YETI.

I own a lot of both... The RTIC's have issues with their lid fitment/rubber seals.  certainly doesn't make them worthless but it does effect their cooling longevity, Yeti Obviously QC's better as I haven't had any issues with my Yeti products (cups and coolers).