These days mark the end of an era for Twinkie lovers across the globe. Hostess has announced that it will be closing its doors, due in part to a baker’s strike. While this may be a sad day for you, I encourage you to look on the bright side: this could be a great money making opportunity! While this may be hard to believe, I encourage you to set aside your desires for the cream-filled treat and think about the situation that has come into light.
When a company closes down (or in more common fashion, stops production on a certain item/product) that company, and all of its products, are brought into the media spotlight. This creates a frenzy of demand, raising prices.
If you have the opportunity to buy a box or two of Twinkies, you might be able to resell them for a nice profit. If you check eBay, there are currently listings ranging from the standard cost all the way up to $2,500,000 for a 24 count box. And while it’s hard to believe anyone would pay into the millions for a couple of a Twinkies, if you search the completed listings, you’ll see that someone paid $10,000 for nothing more than a two pack of Twinkies and a two pack of Hostess Cupcakes. Shocking!
What’s also shocking is the price increase on Twinkies collectibles. Items such as lunchboxes and figurines tend to sky rocket in value in situations like these; and collectibles might be a better investment since, contrary to popular belief, Twinkies do not actually last forever, but only for a few months after packaging.
Now I must warn you that although this all seems like an unbeatable opportunity, be aware that these cream-filled delights will only be worth this much for a short while. As quickly as the value has risen, it will in turn fall. So if you decide to jump in the game, do so quickly. You don’t want to be the one holding the bag full of Twinkies when the clock runs out!