posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by Manhater
It's not taking advantage of someone to sell them a snack cake at a highly inflated price. They don't need the cupcake, it's not like price
gouging rice and other staples like they did for y2k; those people were being taken advantage of because they believed that S*** hitting the fan was
imminent and they were attempting to provide food for their families. It's also not like Gasoline price gouging because gasoline, after a disaster
or a supply interruption, is a necessity for most people.
If people want to pay such exorbitant prices that is their own prerogative. Isn't it just a simple case of supply and demand. I mean rare food
items sell for bat s*** crazy prices all the time. Look at Beluga caviar or Birds nest soup or Tuna in Japan. If people really like something and
they have disposable income they're getting it.
I think it's retarded; for instance a food item I would pay a lot of money for would be pepperoni, but if for some reason everyone who makes it
stopped selling it forever, I would make that # at home. Unlike the items i mentioned above that are very expensive; Twinkies are sponge cake with
vanilla flavored "cream" on the inside. I say "cream" 'cause that stuff is Crisco and sugar and not much else (probably some of that mexican
artificial vanilla made from trees). All of these ingredients are very easily obtainable.
Who knows people are stupid, and apparently very hungry for Twinkies.