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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
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2013-06-18 12:04:37 PM  
8 votes:
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 12:51:42 PM  
2 votes:
If it means shorter lines at Doughnut Plant, I approve.
2013-06-18 12:10:38 PM  
2 votes:
"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.
2013-06-18 11:59:49 AM  
2 votes:
A fool and its money...
2013-06-18 07:40:32 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:00:21 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:34:54 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:28:36 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:09:41 PM  
1 vote:
If you pay 100 for a cronut you are a moron and should be shot.
2013-06-18 12:08:01 PM  
1 vote:
Does it come with a tulip bulb?
2013-06-18 12:07:59 PM  
1 vote:
People are farking stupid. that is all.
2013-06-18 12:03:40 PM  
1 vote:
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