Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

BY LOWELL THOMAS
Anchor Candice Aviles


With Hostess’ final shipment coming on Friday after eighty-years of business, Twinkies are flying off the shelves and a lot of folks are feeling down. But if you can’t be without the cream-filled snack and have money to spend, just go to eBay.

WBOC: “The highest bid for a lunch box featuring Twinkie the Kid hit 690-dollars and a Twinkies bake set was up to 51-dollars. Lots of ebay sellers are also putting up boxes of actual Twinkies.”

On Friday and Saturday eBay and Craigslist users began to sell Twinkie products for hundreds and thousands of dollars, despite the retail price of $5 for a box. With Twinkies selling at the cost of car payments The Atlantic warns buyers of the overpriced desserts.

“This confuses liquidation for extinction. Hostess is going out of business. That means it's selling its assets, not setting them on fire. The Twinkie will almost certainly survive when some company buys it as a distressed price in the Hostess fire sale and continues to produce the awful little snacks.”

According to Erin Lash, an analyst at Morningstar, Kellogs, Kraft, Campell Soup, and Group Bmbo are competing to purchase the dying brand. However, some enjoy the novelty and nostalgia of Hostess too much to pass on chance to have more.

CNN: “I have never seen people overreact to a snack food in my life. Obviously we're really getting to the point where it's in pop culture and iconic and it represents something in people's childhood, which I don't understand. It's just a snack cake, folk.”

Anyone trying to make a quick buck off the product should act fast. Contrary to popular belief, most of the Twinkies on the shelves will expire by early December.

Price of Twinkies Skyrocket Online

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Nov 18, 2012

Price of Twinkies Skyrocket Online




Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

BY LOWELL THOMAS
Anchor Candice Aviles


With Hostess’ final shipment coming on Friday after eighty-years of business, Twinkies are flying off the shelves and a lot of folks are feeling down. But if you can’t be without the cream-filled snack and have money to spend, just go to eBay.

WBOC: “The highest bid for a lunch box featuring Twinkie the Kid hit 690-dollars and a Twinkies bake set was up to 51-dollars. Lots of ebay sellers are also putting up boxes of actual Twinkies.”

On Friday and Saturday eBay and Craigslist users began to sell Twinkie products for hundreds and thousands of dollars, despite the retail price of $5 for a box. With Twinkies selling at the cost of car payments The Atlantic warns buyers of the overpriced desserts.

“This confuses liquidation for extinction. Hostess is going out of business. That means it's selling its assets, not setting them on fire. The Twinkie will almost certainly survive when some company buys it as a distressed price in the Hostess fire sale and continues to produce the awful little snacks.”

According to Erin Lash, an analyst at Morningstar, Kellogs, Kraft, Campell Soup, and Group Bmbo are competing to purchase the dying brand. However, some enjoy the novelty and nostalgia of Hostess too much to pass on chance to have more.

CNN: “I have never seen people overreact to a snack food in my life. Obviously we're really getting to the point where it's in pop culture and iconic and it represents something in people's childhood, which I don't understand. It's just a snack cake, folk.”

Anyone trying to make a quick buck off the product should act fast. Contrary to popular belief, most of the Twinkies on the shelves will expire by early December.

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