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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:33

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Twinkies merchandise is hot on Ebay, with prices soaring now that Hostess Brands is moving closer to closing down.

A lunch box featuring "Twinkie the Kid," a cartoon cowboy character that bears a striking resemblance to the iconic yellow cake, fetched a winning bid of $690 on Friday, after Hostess said it was seeking permission from a federal bankruptcy court to close down all its bakeries.

The Hostess announcement had an obvious impact on bidding. The lunch box, advertised as "mint condition, never used," was listed on Nov. 9 with a starting price of $14.99. There were no bids for a week. But then, on Friday morning, 58 bids pushed the price to $690. Most of those bids occurred in less than two hours.

Bidders who missed out on that lunch box haven't struck out completely. Other sellers have placed additional Twinkie the Kid lunch boxes on Ebay (EBAY, Fortune 500) , with starting prices reaching into the hundreds of dollars. There are no bids are these products yet, but the products will remain on the site for days, and Ebay bidding typically heats up as the deadline approaches.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:35

Are they not a popular as they used to be then? Or are they just not making enough money on them?

Might have to get a box of them for a Zombie Invasion (Zombieland FTW!) at some point!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:41

I'll just quote myself from the other thread.

Don't know if anyone remembers this but, the first time this happened back in the early 2000s, boxes of Twinkies were on eBay for well over $1,000.... and selling.
Just something to think about, the next time you are at the grocery. :p


Told you so....

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:44

Glad I loaded up on Twinkie lunch boxes, months ago. :whistle:

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:06

I traded one of my Twinkies for an iPhone 5 this afternoon. I get the feeling I've been swindled!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 00:23

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Will always remind me of Zombieland!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:02

If I bought a Twinkie now it would be too valuable to eat. :o

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 14:43

If I bought a Twinkie now it would be too valuable to eat. :o


NEVER EAT IT! :p

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 23:51

Price of Twinkies skyrockets on eBay, Craigslist

Hours after Twinkie-maker Hostess announced its plans to close its doors forever, people flocked to stores to fill their shopping baskets with boxes of the cream-filled sponge cakes and their sibling snacks -- Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Zingers.

Late Friday and Saturday, the opportunists took to the websites eBay and Craigslist. They began marketing their hoard to whimsical collectors and junk-food lovers for hundreds -- and in some cases -- thousands of dollars. That's a fat profit margin, when you consider the retail price for a box of 10 Twinkies is roughly $5.

Greg Edmonds of Sherman, Texas, is among those who believe Twinkies are worth more now that Hostess Brands Inc. has closed its bakeries. He lost his job as a sales representative eight months ago, so he is hoping to make some money feeding the appetites of Twinkie fans and connoisseurs

After spending a couple of hours driving around to stores Friday, Edmonds wound up with 16 boxes of Twinkies and Ding Dongs. He started selling them Saturday on eBay, advertising three boxes for a hefty price of $300.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:01

Dude I saw some guy offering a case of Twinkies for $8,000.......LOL...LOL...LOL...LOL

I like Twinkies, but not that much. That is ridiculous.

Check this out....LOL.....They asking millions for Twinkies...LOL...LOL

http://www.ebay.com/...twinkies&_sop=3

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:43

Here's where Obama could create jobs -- have the government take over Twinkie production. :laugh:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:51

Somebody bid $5,000 on a single box of twinkies.
http://www.ebay.com/...=item27cd0b6a01

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:56

^ I could eat for a year on $5000 :p

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:01

I looked yesterday and saw well over 3,000 of the boxes online there. People were going nuts selling them, noticed prices not as high too since there were so many.

I told someone that we should buy some boxes locally, store them until close to expiration (You know they last a very long time). By then, people will be missing them so badly, that you could again make a killing on them. :)

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:10

hold on to your twinkies and freeze them. wait a few years and you will make a killing selling them.