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(Today)   Scalpers in NY are selling a single Cronut for $100 or 10 for $3,000. Wait, what's a Cronut and why does it defy math?   (today.com) divider line 101
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2013-06-18 11:57:53 AM
I was told there would be no math
 
2013-06-18 11:58:32 AM
Shouldn't there be a "w" in Cronut?
 
2013-06-18 11:58:49 AM
I thought the Blakely Yoga Sculpture story was pretty interesting and this story about cronuts was pretty stupid.

You guys mixed up the tags again, dipshiats.
 
2013-06-18 11:59:10 AM
I suspect it's a donut with crack in it Crack + Donut = cronut and those damned stupid prices
 
2013-06-18 11:59:28 AM
Isn't Cronut one of the new Pokémon in X/Y?
 
2013-06-18 11:59:30 AM
1. it's a croissant/donut
2. there's limited numbers so getting your hands on more than 1 becomes exponentially harder.
 
2013-06-18 11:59:49 AM
A fool and its money...
 
2013-06-18 12:00:02 PM
Um, at least there is now a premium on your fat ass now.
 
2013-06-18 12:00:24 PM
No soup for you!

/first?
 
2013-06-18 12:01:54 PM
would absolutely destroy the Cronut:

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2013-06-18 12:02:19 PM
A cronut is a hybrid croissant/donut, it's air pores are then filled with creme.

Supposedly they're very good. You have to get on line at the Dominique Ansel Bakery like 3-4 hours before it opens to have any chance of having one.
 
2013-06-18 12:03:13 PM
How much do they cost in bitcoins?
 
2013-06-18 12:03:40 PM
 
2013-06-18 12:04:25 PM
What a bastard hybrid.  Croissants and donuts are each good in their own, unique way.  Combining them would be going to the lowest common denominator.

Like DC has Northern charm with Southern efficiency.  Or Quebec has all the friendliness of the French and the great cuisine of the English.
 
2013-06-18 12:04:37 PM
It doesn't. They're not. I can claim I have a delivery service for freshly sliced panda ears with a bechamel sauce, and that I have been charging $7,032 to deliver each one. Doesn't make it true, or mean that a single person has used the service.

The real explanation is that if you tell a yellow journalist some piece of nonsense like the above, they'll promote your sliced panda ears for you. Or in this case, your croissant-donut hybrid. And I would put money that's what happened here. Not a single person paid a single cent for a single cronut to be delivered. Nine out of ten of you didn't even know what a cronut was yesterday. Now you do.

The advertisement worked.
 
2013-06-18 12:07:18 PM

gweilo8888: It doesn't. They're not. I can claim I have a delivery service for freshly sliced panda ears with a bechamel sauce, and that I have been charging $7,032 to deliver each one. Doesn't make it true, or mean that a single person has used the service.

The real explanation is that if you tell a yellow journalist some piece of nonsense like the above, they'll promote your sliced panda ears for you. Or in this case, your croissant-donut hybrid. And I would put money that's what happened here. Not a single person paid a single cent for a single cronut to be delivered. Nine out of ten of you didn't even know what a cronut was yesterday. Now you do.

The advertisement worked.


I want some of your exquisite panda ears. Do you ship to Canada?
 
2013-06-18 12:07:59 PM
People are farking stupid. that is all.
 
2013-06-18 12:08:01 PM
Does it come with a tulip bulb?
 
2013-06-18 12:08:06 PM
... as opposed to the "Bronut" which has to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-06-18 12:09:34 PM

Bugamo: Does it come with a tulip bulb?


Well played.
 
2013-06-18 12:09:41 PM
If you pay 100 for a cronut you are a moron and should be shot.
 
2013-06-18 12:09:45 PM
Behold the unbound joy in the faces of the lucky ones who are getting their cronuts for a mere five bucks a pop.

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2013-06-18 12:09:53 PM
MARONS!
 
2013-06-18 12:10:35 PM

gweilo8888: It doesn't. They're not. I can claim I have a delivery service for freshly sliced panda ears with a bechamel sauce, and that I have been charging $7,032 to deliver each one. Doesn't make it true, or mean that a single person has used the service.


Came here to say exactly that.  Okay, not exactly since my example didn't involve freshly sliced panda ears with a bechamel sauce, but same point anyway.
 
2013-06-18 12:10:38 PM
"It's funny because I actually don't have much time to stay updated on all this, but a lot of customers will actively come and tell me about scalpers or trademark violators," he said. "I've received newspaper cut outs, e-mails, and even a note in the mail that was signed 'your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.'

Okay, either this is some new, lamer version of Spider-Man out there, who's policing doughnuts...

Or the logic of someone telling her about trademark violators while signing their notes, "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" completely eludes me.
 
kab
2013-06-18 12:10:53 PM
Anytime a capitalist bleats that "things sell for exactly what they're worth", simply refer them to this article, and smile.
 
2013-06-18 12:11:02 PM

Russ1642: gweilo8888: It doesn't. They're not. I can claim I have a delivery service for freshly sliced panda ears with a bechamel sauce, and that I have been charging $7,032 to deliver each one. Doesn't make it true, or mean that a single person has used the service.

The real explanation is that if you tell a yellow journalist some piece of nonsense like the above, they'll promote your sliced panda ears for you. Or in this case, your croissant-donut hybrid. And I would put money that's what happened here. Not a single person paid a single cent for a single cronut to be delivered. Nine out of ten of you didn't even know what a cronut was yesterday. Now you do.

The advertisement worked.

I want some of your exquisite panda ears. Do you ship to Canada?


Yeah those sound awesome. How much are they? I'll pay more than Russ. And what do you call them?
 
2013-06-18 12:11:42 PM
 
2013-06-18 12:12:21 PM

Amphipath: would absolutely destroy the Cronut:

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Or a Scotsman at Wimbledon.

/actually does Andy Murray mean we are temporarily protected against one potential source of alien invasions?
 
2013-06-18 12:12:36 PM
You'd think with daily massive lines, and people scalping the things, that the bakery would either charge more, or make more.
 
2013-06-18 12:12:39 PM

Amphipath: would absolutely destroy the Cronut:

palinidle.topcities.com


Disagrees.

/You're no fun anymore
//hot like a cronut right outta the fryer.
 
2013-06-18 12:13:07 PM
This is both the blessing and the curse of co-ops and workers' rights. The best pizza in Berkeley was the Cheese Board, a small co-op run by hippies. Best. Farking. Pizza. However, b/c they were their own bosses, and were more interested in being happy than making money, they had really short hours, and would run out of pizza almost every day. It was a challenge to get the stuff. Never heard of line scalpers (and there was a strict limit on how much you could buy), but it wouldn't surprise me. Maybe they need a lottery/wristband system for these Cronuts.
 
2013-06-18 12:14:13 PM
Who?  What? With my nuts?

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2013-06-18 12:17:16 PM

Gabrielmot: "It's funny because I actually don't have much time to stay updated on all this, but a lot of customers will actively come and tell me about scalpers or trademark violators," he said. "I've received newspaper cut outs, e-mails, and even a note in the mail that was signed 'your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.'

Okay, either this is some new, lamer version of Spider-Man out there, who's policing doughnuts...

Or the logic of someone telling her about trademark violators while signing their notes, "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" completely eludes me.



In other news, artificial scarcity is also a good way to create free publicity.

/Coors east of the Mississippi in the 70s
//Yuengling in Ohio
///Every luxury luggage/scarf/perfume/jewelry/fashion brand
 
2013-06-18 12:18:46 PM

Trocadero: This is both the blessing and the curse of co-ops and workers' rights. The best pizza in Berkeley was the Cheese Board, a small co-op run by hippies. Best. Farking. Pizza. However, b/c they were their own bosses, and were more interested in being happy than making money, they had really short hours, and would run out of pizza almost every day. It was a challenge to get the stuff. Never heard of line scalpers (and there was a strict limit on how much you could buy), but it wouldn't surprise me. Maybe they need a lottery/wristband system for these Cronuts.


There was a Mexican place in Athens, OH that was to absolutely die for. Always busy but always so good, everything fresh and locally sourced.

/Also the best service around and pretty prompt.

/Forgot where I can going with this. I miss Casa.
 
2013-06-18 12:19:35 PM
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DONUT? THIS IS A SPECIALIZED PASTRY!! NO CRONUT FOR YOU!! Next?
 
2013-06-18 12:27:44 PM
I worked at Kroger years ago, and something was 10 cents each or 2 for 25 cents, and most people would buy 2.

I never buy x when it's "x for $$$", makes me feel clever and independent.
 
2013-06-18 12:28:36 PM

mainstreet62: A cronut is a hybrid croissant/donut, it's air pores are then filled with creme.

Supposedly they're very good. You have to get on line at the Dominique Ansel Bakery like 3-4 hours before it opens to have any chance of having one.


There are few things I'll wait in line for, and food is not one of them.
 
2013-06-18 12:29:22 PM
"We had pad thai delivered, 300.00 for four people... plus tip."

"We has a catered sushi and lobster brought up to the brownstone that we pay 5,400.00 a month of. 450.00 plus tip."

"We just spent 3k on a short dozen of delivered doughnuts."

Conspicuous consumption dick waving.  It's a noo yahk thing.  I'm certainly impressed with your flatulent self indulgence and need to overpay.  Hoo, yeah.
 
2013-06-18 12:30:37 PM
I read this to find out what is a cronut.
 
2013-06-18 12:31:52 PM

kab: Anytime a capitalist bleats that "things sell for exactly what they're worth", simply refer them to this article, and smile.


Yes.  Because it proves it is true.
Some people are okay with spending 2-3 hours in line and pay $5 for a Cronut.
Others are okay with spending that 2-3 hours doing something else and paying $100 for a Cronut.
 
2013-06-18 12:31:56 PM

Latinwolf: I read this to find out what is a cronut.


Me too, and now I regret doing it.
 
2013-06-18 12:32:01 PM
If this man were to see what New Yorkers will fall for in this day and age, all he'd say is "I farkin' told you so."

web.mit.edu
 
2013-06-18 12:33:35 PM

Trocadero: , b/c they were their own bosses, and were more interested in being happy than making mone


how dare they enjoy there life..lol
 
2013-06-18 12:34:09 PM
cronut?  what's a cronut?

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2013-06-18 12:34:54 PM
3-4 Hours to wait in line for a $5 donut? you gotta be kidding me, whats the avg wage in NYC? Aren't these people spending $200 for that donut?
Plus this guy is getting pissed because people copied his donut? It's fried dough, STFU and be happy you can rape people $5 a pop for twenty cents of product and time.
 
2013-06-18 12:35:06 PM
I think it all started when some shopkeeper told a customer he was gouging the snot out of, "Hey, it's fuggin Noo Yahk.  Everything costs more!" and the person said "Ah, yeah.  Makes sense."  And there was much laughter and many Cayman Island brochures at that night's business owners meeting.
 
2013-06-18 12:35:44 PM

unchellmatt: If this man were to see what New Yorkers will fall for in this day and age, all he'd say is "I farkin' told you so."

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He has schmutz on his jacket.
 
2013-06-18 12:36:44 PM
A fool and his money are soon parted.

also,

pbfcomics.com

It's time.
 
2013-06-18 12:37:00 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: mainstreet62: A cronut is a hybrid croissant/donut, it's air pores are then filled with creme.

Supposedly they're very good. You have to get on line at the Dominique Ansel Bakery like 3-4 hours before it opens to have any chance of having one.

There are few things I'll wait in line for, and food is not one of them.


maybe not yet, ah comrade.
/is good potato
 
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