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Old 11-22-2017, 10:51 AM   #21
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Ahhh, I think I get it. It's really a $3. Home Despot bucket with a $37. ring around at the handle which prevents the whole $40. value from sticking to the next bucket below when stored/nested. Who would not pay $37. for your crewmate to be able to separate two buckets without screaming, stomping, breaking fingernails and generally disturbing the neighborhood?
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:06 AM   #22
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I've always been amused at the marketing of the Yeti Coozie...will keep your 12 ounce can or bottle cold for hours.

I would suggest that if you need to keep your 12 oz beer cold for hours you just aren't drinking your beer right.

https://www.yeti.com/drinkware/colst...kaAvL1EALw_wcB
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:18 AM   #23
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I'm torn between hating Yeti for overcharging for medium stuff and respecting them for their marketing abilities.

Although as far as I can tell they market stuff to white guys with more money than sense so it seems like an easy win.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:43 AM   #24
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Ahhh, I think I get it. It's really a $3. Home Despot bucket with a $37. ring around at the handle which prevents the whole $40. value from sticking to the next bucket below when stored/nested. Who would not pay $37. for your crewmate to be able to separate two buckets without screaming, stomping, breaking fingernails and generally disturbing the neighborhood?
Bullseye!

Unless they fill and empty themselves, however, they’re still not on my bucket list.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:56 AM   #25
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Hell, if that bucket will wash the boat, I will get two, hate to see one work so hard, maybe it would like some company.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:58 AM   #26
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Just saw one in person. It's at least 2x thicker than a regular 3$ bucket and made of different plastic. Appears much tougher. The question is just tough does a plastic bucket need to be? Oh yeah, the lid is $25.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:59 AM   #27
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Hell, if that bucket will wash the boat, I will get two, hate to see one work so hard, maybe it would like some company.
Rebel, when it comes to washing my boat, I let god wash my boat with the rain.
I also employ a man to wash it every 2 or 3 months.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:12 PM   #28
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The reviews really make it... works great for holding all my stuff/catch all/etc, sturdy etc...

Don't see the need to spend the extra $. No $5 bucket has failed me yet.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:17 PM   #29
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the bucket

Ordered one today, just what I need to put my bucket list in.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:30 PM   #30
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Nope, it’s a statement—of affluence and success. For some folks, there’s no substitute for owning what others perceive to be the best. And the Yeti logo says it all. Their money/their choice; but certainly not mine. ....
Too much money in this world is spent on buying stuff to impress people you don't know or even like.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:04 PM   #31
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Softer to drag up the side ,and wont mar the boat,and almost indestructible,

https://www.amazon.com/MARSHALLTOWN-...ZECNR9SYH51GFG
And that's a more costly bucket but one you've determined to be worth it. I think people automatically dismissing the value of a better mouse trap or bucket are jumping to conclusions.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:07 PM   #32
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Too much money in this world is spent on buying stuff to impress people you don't know or even like.
So you're saying FF buys his expensive bucket just to impress people? Of all those I know, he'd be the last one to do it. I doubt anyone buying the $40 bucket did so for that reason. No bucket is going to be used to impress people.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:35 PM   #33
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This discussion does remind me of one of my favorite boating moments though. Chartering in the San Juans we hired an instructor/captain just to help pump up our sailing resume for the next, bigger charter boat the following year. He was insufferable. I won't go into details, but he even corrected how I tied a rope to the bucket handle to wash off a muddy anchor. "Here youngster, untie that ugly knot, let me show you how to tie a proper bucket-handle triple-bend British Navy double square knot..." He tossed the bucket overboard, knot unraveled like it was custom-designed to release upon contact with water, and the bucket floated away. One of my favorite moments. I didn't need to say a word. Now if that had been a $900 Yeti bucket...
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:37 PM   #34
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...Oh yeah, the lid is $25.
And don't forget the other accessories like the Loadout Caddy for $19.99 or the Utility Gear Belt for $39.99 or the TieDown kit for $49.99.
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$5 for a plastic bucket seems like a waste to me. $40 is laughable. I just use empty drywall mud buckets or similar.
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I think if I spent $40 on a bucket, I'd write up a glowing review just to try to justify my purchase. To myself if nobody else.

Seriously, what are they going to say? "I was a fool, I could have bought 10 regular buckets and still have money left over?"
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:28 PM   #37
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I once knew a man with a bucket...
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:31 PM   #38
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I think if I spent $40 on a bucket, I'd write up a glowing review just to try to justify my purchase. To myself if nobody else.

Seriously, what are they going to say? "I was a fool, I could have bought 10 regular buckets and still have money left over?"
People say things like that everyday, often reviews speak as to the price and say they could have gotten the same far cheaper or even better for less. I know nothing about the bucket, but neither do most posting here. Some think it's worth the price.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:33 PM   #39
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Was he from Nantucket?
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Was he from Nantucket?
Wifey B: There was an old man with a bucket.
He was originally from Nantucket.
To West Marine he then tried to truck it.
Until the people on TF all told him to .......

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