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Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Woman with large dental bill becomes a Twinkies kingpin

Must. Have. Twinkies. (Reuters photo)
When Hostess announced last month that it was going belly up in bankruptcy, ceasing operations and thus turning off the Twinkies spigot, this is what Maranda Berkley saw: $$$$$$$$$$.

Berkley is 29. She lives in Middletown. She has a $2,000 dental bill to pay off, and so, according to the Frederick News-Post, Berkley bought 30 boxes of Twinkies and joined dozens, perhaps hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of $$$$$$$$$$ dreamers selling black market Twinkies on eBay.

What she paid per box: $1. Her resale price: $11 per box. Her inventory of boxes remaining: 8.

“One person from Japan bought three boxes,” Berkley told the paper.

Berkley is also eating into her potential profits.

“I did save a box for myself,” she told the paper. “I can’t help it, I love those things.”

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