You heard the news, right?
Hostess, maker of Twinkies, went out of business.
Confession: I bought some.
No, we are not going to eat them.
I bought them to sell on eBay.
And sell them I did.
I know, I know. You all thought I was crazy. But let me tell you that I have sold over 49 boxes of different Hostess items for a gross of over $780.
Do the math. $780/49 boxes = $15.91 per box
People are paying over $15 per box to have this stuff shipped to their house!
I didn’t pay anywhere near $15.91 per box so if you’re still wondering about selling on eBay…….. wonder no more.
I asked a few days ago on facebook if y’all believed in fate. Most said yes. Some said no.
Well, I do. And here’s a timeline of why…
Nov. 13th at 7:27 pm: ” I am feeling super motivated to get stuff listed on eBay! Just need… stuff. ” is what I posted on my facebook page. And that very night I reached out to a few of my fellow eBay sellers (Jessica - The Unemployed Mom and Windy – WindyLou and Jacqui – Single Parent Retreat ) and they gave me some awesome tips that I’ll be sharing soon!
Nov. 16th: I was on my way to a doctor’s appt and heard that Hostess had gone out of business and that Twinkies were already selling out in grocery stores. And a light bulb appeared over my head.
I dropped Jonesie off at school and hurried to my doctor’s appointment. I called my son. I called my mom. “Can you go to every store around and buy every Twinkie and Hostess product you can find?” And I was freaking out because I wanted to skip the appt and go in search, but I couldn’t.
And then there was a Safeway on my left. I calculated the two left turns it would take into the parking lot and then the one left turn I’d have to take to get back on my way…. I COULD DO IT!
I ran into the store and headed to the bakery department and I could not believe that they had TWINKIES! So I grabbed everything that I could fit into my basket and ran.
That night we went to the Hostess outlet and I waited for two hours to make my purchase. And then I went back the next morning to purchase more.
Now do you believe in fate? I think I might be psychic.
You can check out my eBay listings here.