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The $5,000 package of Twinkies

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by JWBlue, Nov 16, 2012.

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  1. JWBlue

    JWBlue VIP Whale

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    Hostess is going out of business.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-stockpile-twinkies-2012-11-16?link=MW_latest_news

    As store shelves are cleaned out of Hostess products, people are now selling boxes of Hostess cakes that normally sell for $3.50
    in grocery stores on ebay for $10.00.

    Here is someone asking $5K for a two pack of Twinkies.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hostess-TWINKIES-Twin-Pack-Last-One-/150948658531?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3511117401254902890%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D150948658531%26

    and many more.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=twinkies&_pgn=4&_skc=150&rt=nc


    The buying frenzy does not make sense. There is close to 0% chance another company won't buy the rights to Hostess cakes and have them produced within a year.
     
  2. smartone

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    ... and my Zingers are a part of all this too!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  3. 1BETSY1

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    I believe I heard they produce 500 million Twinkies a year.
    I want that recipe!
     
  4. Auggie

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    Yeah, its because there are a lot of stupid people out there.

    Hostess was already in bankruptcy for a few years in the mid 2000s and that didn't do anything to stop production of Twinkies and their other snacks... and as far as bankruptcies go, this isn't even the first one from them this year.

    Right now the union that controls the bakers at Hostess is on strike, it is likely that this whole thing by Hostess is just a way for them to get rid of the union. They may have to change the name of the company and possibly move to another city, but in the end you'll be able to still buy Twinkies and other Hostess products probably just a couple of months down the road (unless the union caves-in over the weekend, then everything will be back to normal next week).
     
  5. jpm1603

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    Zingers are what I am most disappointed about as well! :(
     
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