Monday, February 4, 2013
Remember when Twinkies were simply Twinkies?
I do not exaggerate the wild investment phenomenon by the profit-conscious who are ignoring Wall Street to head for the other Big Board - eBay. At last count, there were more than 2,400 Twinkies offerings ranging from under $10 to $200,000 (shipping included). A bid of $7.55 was drawing a lively response for a goody called a Hostess Twinkie Coffin, "a great gift for a mourning Twinkie lover!" And $40 would win "Newly listed Hostess Twinkie 2 boxes."
Twinkies lovers will tell you that the treats never spoil. But one dealer turned up a collectible rotten one and it passed $24 - as is - which may be the out-of-the-box steal of this systemic madness.
Before bidding, you may want to consult your Twinkies broker to determine whether the boom has peaked or whether there will be even more cream for you dough.