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Capitalism At Work: Twinkies Soar On Ebay
Zero hedge ^

Posted on 11/16/2012 12:58:21 PM PST by Perdogg

The invisible hand at work once again as fat-fingered demand dominates union-stifled supply... $8,000 for a single Twinkie... and other offers... It seems, once again, that there are more than a few greater fools who still have no idea just how the bankruptcy process works... will Twinkies be rebranded Bimbettes?

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1 posted on 11/16/2012 12:58:25 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I’m sure they will be produced by someone else. The brand will be sold to another company during the liquidation.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 1:01:45 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Romnies ?


3 posted on 11/16/2012 1:02:36 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Perdogg

Still on the shelves, here.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 1:02:41 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

Shelf life of 1,000 years....


5 posted on 11/16/2012 1:03:49 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Perdogg

Seems the author has confused bids with payments.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 1:04:27 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: gundog

Democrat Dick Gebhardt an equity owner of Hostess.
I never bought twinkies anyway and now I am so glad.
Mr. Big Labor himself is an equity owner.
How about that?


7 posted on 11/16/2012 1:05:27 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Well, his dad was a milkman. You can’t eat a Twinkie without milk.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 1:07:01 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Yes, but if not, they could be a good investment. You could hold on to them for a couple decades, then sell them off for a huge premium. They’ll still be edible.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 1:38:17 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg

Governor Chris Christie (D-NJ) soon will be bringing a price-gouging action.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 1:38:31 PM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101
Governor Chris Christie (D-NJ) soon will be bringing a price-gouging action.

Where's the evidence? He's full of it.

11 posted on 11/16/2012 1:43:09 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Perdogg

No more Twinkies...somewhere in New Jersey, a governor weeps uncontrollably.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 1:46:31 PM PST by killer_rat
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To: showme_the_Glory

Ah, so you’re saying it’s not the gauging, it’s the GORGING!


13 posted on 11/16/2012 1:46:42 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Perdogg

8000 are the cheap ones;

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=twinkie&_sop=3


14 posted on 11/16/2012 1:59:06 PM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Perdogg

I had one of the most frustrating moments of my life. I arrived at a Hostess outlet bakery. A line was out the door. A clerk then locked the door. Someone in front of me opened the exit door and asked why she just locked it. The clerk said they had to get the people inside out, but then they had to restock with the last delivery they’re probably getting. And that they would probably be open tomorrow morning.
The guy behind me said this ruined his Christmas shopping, he was going to give the last boxes of Twinkies to his kids.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 2:02:35 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Perdogg

16 posted on 11/16/2012 2:02:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

I remember when Bimbo (Mexican bakery) bought Mrs. Bairds. Mrs. Bairds continued to make their traditional products, while Mexican themed cookies and cakes showed up in the bakery outlet.
If Hostess is lucky, they’ll be bought out similarly.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 2:05:53 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Perdogg

If there is not one natural ingredient in a pack of Twinkies...... I wonder what its half-life is inside the package? 20,000 years? hmmmmmmmmm


18 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:01 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: johnd201

one was recently unearthed at Jamestown with one of Helen Thomas’s childhood toys.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 2:41:28 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Perdogg

I cleaned out a local mini-mart today of Twinkies and Ho Ho’s.

I’m rich! I’m rich! lol


20 posted on 11/16/2012 2:43:36 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Perdogg

I bought 4 boxes of Twinkies this morning at my local Publix. I am giving two of them as Christmas presents and the rest are for the Husband.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 2:47:14 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Giant Eagle had all Hostess snacks priced at BOGO - with my coupons, it brought my cost down to around $1.25 per Twinkie 10pack box.

Got some strange looks with my full cart, but the cashier had a sense of humor:

“Those for Ebay or the Zombie Apocalypse?”

Pittsburghers...you gotta love’em.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 3:20:49 PM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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Got some strange looks with my full cart

So what are you going to do with so many? Despite popular belief and wishful thinking, they only last about a month.

23 posted on 11/16/2012 5:04:47 PM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Perdogg

Wonder how much they’d go for if they were actually any good?.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 8:11:04 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: submarinerswife

Was planning on handing them out along with Christmas gifts this year :-)

Or, maybe letting the kiddies use them to build a fort. LOL


25 posted on 11/19/2012 3:11:00 AM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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