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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 12:39:04 PM
New York city's primary industry is saying "Hey, it's fuggin New York City!".  No reason these guys shouldn't get in on the con.
 
2013-06-18 12:40:38 PM
This almost matches the level of retard that is held by those idiots who wait in a horrid line to get into Mike's Pastries even though theres alot of better joints in town.

Sheeple.
 
2013-06-18 12:42:25 PM

loonatic112358: I suspect it's a donut with crack in it Crack + Donut = cronut and those damned stupid prices


I'm pretty sure crack is cheaper.  In other news, a chain of "Crips Bakeries" recently opened in Brooklyn.
 
2013-06-18 12:42:43 PM
How do people justify standing on line for hours for a freaking pastry? I can think of very few things that are worth waiting so long for.
 
2013-06-18 12:42:51 PM

Dirtybird971: If you pay 100 for a cronut you are a moron and should be shot.



If you stand in line for hours to get one, you should be laughed at with great derision.
 
2013-06-18 12:47:53 PM
It's like the Krispy Kreme fad, $50 for a dozen outside of a convenience store, because people didn't want stand in line. The donuts at the shop were $3 each. The only reason they were any good is because they were fresh-baked...just like any other $1 fresh-baked donut from any other bakery in the city.

/Stupid reigns throughout the land
//but centered in New York
 
2013-06-18 12:48:00 PM
Okay, remind me again why you think everyone who lives in a flyover state is stupid.  Sure, you can post your reasons, but will they top waiting hours to buy a trendy $5 donut?  I think not.
 
2013-06-18 12:51:42 PM
If it means shorter lines at Doughnut Plant, I approve.
 
2013-06-18 12:53:22 PM
And what does Bloomberg have to say about this?
 
2013-06-18 12:53:57 PM
FTFA:  The first time he met a scalper, Ansel asked what happened to his other Cronuts after the man got back in line-the scalper looked him in the eye and told him he scalped them, Ansel said. "He was obviously drunk, and it scared me to think someone bought second-hand food off of him."
Which leads us to Ansel's major concern about schemers, scalpers and third-party delivery-food safety. "I don't know much about the delivery service, but I do hope they give people some sort of guarantee for hygiene. Here at the bakery, we have to answer to the Department of Health, but once it's out of our doors, I can't guarantee it hasn't been handled or (even worse), left out for days."


It's got a hole in the middle and it's filled with cream. If the worst thing the drunk scalper does is let it get a little stale, his buyers are leading a charmed life.
 
2013-06-18 12:56:14 PM

I like the Wisconsin version better:


Link
 
2013-06-18 12:58:58 PM

exvaxman: I like the Wisconsin version better:
Link


Have you had a cronut?
 
2013-06-18 12:59:59 PM

Amphipath: 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?


I've 'heard' that these panda ear things with bechamel sauce are the most amazing aphrodisiac ever... will turn a frigid housewife into a raging nympho just from the smell!!!!  merely licking the sauce from the edge of one has been known to incite spontaneous day-long orgies... the kings used them in ancient rome... look it up.
/worth every cent!
 
2013-06-18 01:02:20 PM
www.dvd.net.au

"It's the slang, he's American, he's a doughnut!  He's a f*ckin' doughnut."

 
2013-06-18 01:02:31 PM

MadMonk: Who?  What? With my nuts?

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Ah, here it is "breach hull, all die", even had it underlined.  Well Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid and I went ahead anyway.
 
2013-06-18 01:06:51 PM

give me doughnuts: Dirtybird971: If you pay 100 for a cronut you are a moron and should be shot.


If you stand in line for hours to get one, you should be laughed at with great derision.


someone sounds a little upset that they may have to change their fark handle to keep up with current trends.
 
2013-06-18 01:13:57 PM
images.sodahead.com

Sees nothing wrong with the math in the headline.


aspirin: 10 cents apiece, 2 for a quarter
 
2013-06-18 01:17:12 PM

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


And they'll say "this is exactly how we bleed the rich from their money."

Things are worth what people pay for them, and if people pay stupid prices, then you can sit back and be happy that  capitalism has separated a fool and his money.
 
2013-06-18 01:19:15 PM
"It's my last one.....it's a jelly"
 
2013-06-18 01:36:38 PM

bearcats1983: How do people justify standing on line for hours for a freaking pastry? I can think of very few things that are worth waiting so long for.


It's funny, while this is a pretty blatant ad for the business it only served to tell me this is a place to avoid at all costs:

Pompous chef
People who value a fad more than their time
Overpriced food

May as well be a vat of acid to me.
 
2013-06-18 01:40:29 PM

Amphipath: 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?


Get your ASS back in line, bub.  You think I'm standing here for my health?!?! First come, first served means that I will POUND YOUR FACE if you step in front of me again!
 
2013-06-18 01:44:43 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.


The guy who makes them is intentially limiting quantitites to create the "craze" in DC the bakeries are already cranking out "doissants"  to try to copy his sucess
 
2013-06-18 01:46:45 PM
i708.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-18 01:49:13 PM
Anyone who uses that service deserves a fleecing like that.

A farking cronut. What. The. Fark.
 
2013-06-18 01:49:56 PM
Second lesson of the day: Keep supply below demand. You will notice that like Apple, I have intentionally limited access to my products. OK, slightly more than Apple. I have yet to sell a single panda ear. The bechamel sauce is ready, but I'm having difficulty sourcing the panda ears. However, I have a queue around the block. They're the next big thing.

I should contact that journo and let her know they're preselling for $5,000 apiece on the black market. It might even be true.
 
2013-06-18 01:53:10 PM

gweilo8888: Nine out of ten of you didn't even know what a cronut was yesterday.


This bakery is about two miles from me, but I actually heard about it first late Sunday night, from someone who is living in Japan.
 
2013-06-18 02:08:08 PM

Mikeyworld: It's like the Krispy Kreme fad, $50 for a dozen outside of a convenience store, because people didn't want stand in line. The donuts at the shop were $3 each. The only reason they were any good is because they were fresh-baked...just like any other $1 fresh-baked donut from any other bakery in the city.

/Stupid reigns throughout the land
//but centered in New York


Most of that money for cronuts and Krispy Kreme is financed by fees from 401k's and pension funds from people in flyover country.  So who is stupid now?
 
2013-06-18 02:17:30 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.


This was basically what happen in yesterday's geek thread, about an ebay scale mail armor for guinea pig.  Step 1 put something goofy for sale on ebay, Step 2: write several articles about it and submit it to  'news' forums, and then link those from reddit/fark. Step 3 Profit as the bids go ridiculously high.

/The sad thing is even knowing the game I considered spending $200 on "How to Avoid Huge Ships", but not $4 for the "Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer" for some reason.
 
2013-06-18 02:18:42 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.


I personally don't wait in line for anything that I can make for myself in a third the time.  Especially without it requiring specialized machinery to make.
 
2013-06-18 02:49:20 PM
I like the Wisconsin version better:
Link


Have you had a cronut?

Yes.As the BBC world service broadcast stated, it is more the "I had this you didn't" I'm cooler then you NYC attitude.
 
2013-06-18 03:00:21 PM
Every day I think about something stupid that I can make for next to nothing and sell at such an inflated price to idiots. Ahhh the american dream.
 
2013-06-18 03:06:54 PM

Sofa King Smart

give me doughnuts: Dirtybird971: If you pay 100 for a cronut you are a moron and should be shot.


If you stand in line for hours to get one, you should be laughed at with great derision.

someone sounds a little upset that they may have to change their fark handle to keep up with current trends.


Dammit! I was going to go there! Stop living up to your name Sofa king
 
2013-06-18 03:36:01 PM

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


Why? This represents supply and demand quite nicely, especially on the basis of increased costs when demand is not met.
 
2013-06-18 03:42:14 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?


I have it on good word from the daily mail that indeed he does and the saltwater ads a more savory note to their boquet
 
2013-06-18 04:08:05 PM

give me doughnuts: If you stand in line for hours to get one, you should be laughed at with great derision.


I would go down to the line just to make fun of the dopes standing on it, but if that's what I chose to do with my time I wouldn't be much better than them, would I?

/hits F5 on the Politics tab again
 
2013-06-18 04:16:18 PM

gweilo8888: Second lesson of the day: Keep supply below demand.


I guarantee you he is in negotiations right now to open at least 5 other locations throughout New York City to keep up with the current demand.

Of course, by the time they've opened in the fall, the fad will be over and all the foodies will have moved on to eating bridges built by Doozers or whatever, and he'll be left holding the bag for $50k/month in leased commercial space.
 
2013-06-18 04:47:30 PM

Headso: 1. it's a croissant/donut
2. there's limited numbers so getting your hands on more than 1 becomes exponentially harder.


It's bread with sugar on it. Go make as many as you want.


I don't get it.
 
2013-06-18 04:49:30 PM

gmikes: 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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No. If you have to wait in line for 5 hours and lets say you make roughly $20/hour working then it actually cost you $105.
 
2013-06-18 05:30:38 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: 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.


Man, I could totally take up a new job. Even limiting it to two/customer, and saying I only got $45/Cronut, waited 3 hours+30 mins for delivering to them.

Still make $80 bucks for 3.5 hours work.
 
2013-06-18 06:26:42 PM
New Yorkers are farking lemmings.
 
2013-06-18 06:30:20 PM

nickerj1: 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.

I personally don't wait in line for anything that I can make for myself in a third the time.  Especially without it requiring specialized machinery to make.


I live in Maine.  We dont have an economy lines.
 
2013-06-18 07:09:17 PM
People wait on line for the stupidest shiat in NYC. Like Shake Shack, with its overpriced, undersized, mediocre shakes and burgers. Go to Johnny Rockets that shiat is 5x better than Shake Shack and half the price.
 
2013-06-18 07:31:11 PM

Macular Degenerate: New Yorkers are farking lemmings.


You do understand that for every New Yorker queuing up at 4AM for a goddamn pastry, there are literally a million that will never do that?
 
2013-06-18 07:40:32 PM

Moosecakes: People wait on line for the stupidest shiat in NYC. Like Shake Shack, with its overpriced, undersized, mediocre shakes and burgers. Go to Johnny Rockets that shiat is 5x better than Shake Shack and half the price.


People also use stupid idioms in NYC.  Like saying "on line" instead of "in line".  Is there a line painted on the floor for you to stand on?  Then you're not standing on line.
 
2013-06-18 08:44:42 PM
I've just heard about these cronuts and I've already sold my house in the hopes of just talking to someone who has been in an elevator with the nephew of someone else whose friends have heard of people who have tried them, because they're either that good or else 'cronuts' is the key word that triggers the nuclear sleeper agents and sets off the apocalypse.


Cronuts.
 
2013-06-18 09:37:42 PM
This is the one thing that convinces me New Yorkers aren't too bright: willingness to stand in line all the time.
 
2013-06-18 09:59:17 PM

edmo: This is the one thing that convinces me New Yorkers aren't too bright: willingness to stand in line all the time.


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-18 10:14:56 PM
If I pay $100 for a cronut, I better get a receipt for my purchase.

I'll file it under 'C'.

For 'cronut'.
 
2013-06-18 11:23:53 PM
New Yorkers are stoopid
 
2013-06-19 03:11:50 AM
I actually had one last week.  Only had to stand in line for 45 minutes.  It was actually worth the money.  Three tv crews came to interview people in line, Telemundo, a british crew and a US crew.  As we stood there waiting, next to us was a van from "Gods Love We Deliver"  I commented to a few people on line the irony of us standing in line to waste money (it was delish) on dough and sugar while standing next to a charity food delivery truck.  Reactions were pretty much the same - Yes we see that and tough nuggies, we want a cronut and this is NYC.
 
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