|Just like Dad's, only much cleaner!|
My interest now piqued, I began to do some further eBay research. I typed in "Lil Oscar Coleman cooler" and was met with over 40 completed listings. The coolers come in two sizes; 8 and 16 quart. The 8 quart model can hold a six-pack and sandwich, while a 16 quart model can pretty much hold a big family picnic lunch. Looking at completed eBay listings, I found that well over half the coolers had sold. Some of the 16 quart models sold for over $40 dollars! In fact, they're so in demand that someone sold a green lid alone for ten bucks! Can you believe it? I couldn't, mostly because I still see these coolers everywhere: tailgate parties, picnics, ect.
One reason Lil' Oscar coolers are so popular is their durability. If the Mayan's turn out to be correct and the world goes Ka-Boom this December, all the Lil' Oscars will survive! They'll be laying scattered amongst the charred ruins-a little black and sooty but intact! The clever design and bright lid colors also make them a stand out choice. The lids fit nice and snug inside the lip of the cooler. Flip the lid over and you have multiple beverage holders molded into the plastic...very convenient!
In addition to my Dad's, I've owned several other Lil Oscars over the years. I use to have a nice 16 quart Lil' Oscar that was great for many soccer games and picnics. But a few summers back, my daughter took it to a concert tailgate party. Sadly, that Lil' Oscar cooler never made it home. Daughter claimed to have lost it at the concert. Looking back now, I wonder if someone just walked off with it while daughter wasn't looking? But more realistically, Princess probably had one too many wine coolers and forgot it! Either way, I was bummed that it went missing. But fortunately, Mrs. Dude found a replacement Lil Oscar at a garage sale for just three bucks. But I learned my lesson. Next time Princess needs to borrow my cooler, I am directing her to the Dollar Store for a cheap styrofoam model!
|Big coolers sell in the forty dollar range. (If your kid doesn't lose it)|
Did you ever own a Coleman Lil' Oscar cooler? I'll bet you did...tell us your "Lil' Oscar" story below....
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