No. of Recommendations: 5
I'm sad to see Twinkies close their doors. But on EBAY the box of twinkies I saw someone bid go for $7,100 for 24 boxes of Twinkies and 2 boxes of Cupcakes.

I hope the buyer sticks it to them and don't pay.


It's not as though the buyer was suddenly handed a giant bill out of nowhere. The buyer agreed to pay (what I think is an insane amount of money) for something. The seller agreed to sell the product for that amount of money. This is part of the free enterprise/capitalism system.

Do you approve of stealing things and not paying for them? Or is it just irritation with people who are making money off something that is only desirable because it will shortly be unavailable?

Having said that, I think paying a lot of money for Twinkies and Hostess Cupcakes is crazy. Certain bottles of wine sell for enormous amounts of money. On a couple of occasions I've read that people who are wine experts think that the wine inside those bottles has probably gone bad by now. The price has nothing to do with actual consumption or use.

Like people who pay a lot of money for a grilled cheese sandwich that appears to have a woman's face (identified as the Virgin Mary by people who never saw the Virgin Mary) on one side.

Nancy
Print the post  

Announcements

UGC Disclosure Notice Regarding Credit Card Posts
Community board discussions about credit cards are not provided or commissioned by banks who may have advertising relationships with The Motley Fool. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.
TMF Credit Center
The Motley Fool Credit Center arms you with real tools and simple messages, that will help you in every credit situation.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement