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This week, the MyBankTracker group dished about our viewpoints on trend desserts and how much we’d spend for a luxury/quirky meals experience.
A breakdown of our characters:
Amy – The skeptic and voice of reason.
Simon – The one who threatens to make every little thing himself.
Claire – The spectator with stories to share.
Kat – The one who’s got the breakdown of all the desserts.
Kat: Going from the most inexpensive to the incredibly expensive, below we go: First one on my list is Cronuts, which you can get for $5 dollars if you wait because outrageous line, and it’s 2 per individual, or scalping costs are as high as $100, and one man wanted to hand out his Cronut in exchange for sexual favors on Craigslist.
Simon: What’s it?
Kat: A Cronut, it’s like a croissant and a doughnut.
Amy: You need to read the news past banks! Cronuts has actually been big for like a month, month and a half.
Claire: It’s a doughnut and croissant hybrid – and its blew up! Dunkin’ Donuts in Korea has a version, they are calling it a New York Pie.
Kat: Some people scalp them that’s why it can go as high as like, $80.
Simon: For doughnuts?
Kat: For Cronuts!
Claire: Now, due to the fact that people resembled offering them to Exchange bankers for like $100 each, the owner has actually restricted it to 2 an individual.
Kat: It’s $5 if you stand on line, however you can get them from individuals who stood in line and got them and wish to sell it for a great price, like around $40-$100 on Craigslist. But people purchase them.
Claire: Well wait, perhaps that can be our subject. Is it wrong for individuals to resell it after they have bought it? Is it illegal? ‘Cause how’d they police that?
Amy: I understand that for baseball, scalping is rather rampant, and the MLB have method in place to avoid scalpers and like, they’ve actually taken down scalping websites, and ticket sites and stuff like that.
Claire: Yeah, well something like that, I can see why they’d do that, however for something like meals or clothes, simply something that you purchased for yourself, that means it’s yours, you’ve the right to do whatever you desire with it.
Kat: I agree with that.
Simon: They do that with tennis shoes even, they’ll purchase it, go to the next individual on line and sell it for $200.
Amy: And people do that for every little thing. Like all those H&M designer collaborations, they offer out in an hour when stores open, and people wait in line and buy it, then mark it up like 500 times on eBay. Like all those Jimmy Choo, Versace collaborations, they all sell out, and it costs like $500 for a $50 dollar t-shirt. It sucks if you could not get it when the shop was open, however I do not blame people for attempting to make a dollar on it.
Claire: It’s a smart marketing ploy for sure, but I’ve no idea, if I bought a Cronut, and I stood in line for 3 hours, and I want to sell it, I think that’s my right.
Amy: I feel like the entire Cronuts thing is pure buzz. Because everyone else is freaking out, they are just like, ‘Oh perhaps I ought to get online to await it too.’ I make sure the experience doesn’t live up to the buzz.
Simon: Psh, why don’t people make them themselves? I’d do it myself, who cares if the name is patented. Have any of you tried it?
Kat: Yeah I dunno, I simply seem like the hybrid combination of a doughnut and a croissant is not really intriguing enough for me.
Claire: I’d be willing to stand in line, simply to attempt it as soon as.
Kat: Ha ha, all right I’ll simply name a number of other ones now, would you guys spend for that $1,000 Serendipity sundae? You know, Serendipity, the ice cream shop?
Claire: Why’s it $1,000?
Amy: It’s gold right?
Kat: Yeah, it’s called Golden Opulence, and I am unsure of the components however now they’ve a $25,000 –Amy: GASP!- Frozen Haute Chocolate made by Serendipity and a luxury jewelry expert, made with, 28 cocoas, 14 of which are the most costly and exotic worldwide, instilled with 5 grams of edible gold, and a gold bracelet with diamonds at the base.
Claire: Well, for $25 marvelous, you can take every little thing, it’s yours!
Simon: I’ll take the entire thing, give me it all.
Kat: And afterwards there’s the Jelly Tummy jellybean founder launched a $500 container of jellybeans covered with 24 karat gold and unique flavors, would you men spend for that, for jellybeans?
Amy: I hate jellybeans, so nope.
Claire: Wow, I’d never do that.
Kat: Okay, this water company launched a $2,600 bottle of water with 10,000 crystals encrusting the bottle.
Simon: The item is nothing even more than the container!
Kat: Yeah that’s true … some individuals are simply that much about condition I guess?
Amy: Like that kind of things can just put on you, if you are a millionaire.
Claire: Yeah, if you are at Oprah condition, then fine, but for the average person, no. And you can eat at a Michelin-rated restaurant for a thousand dollars for two people.
Katherine: I’ve one last one! I couldn’t find the specific cost, but it’s called supper in the sky and it’s a table suspended in the air, at a height of 50 meters, and it accommodates 22 individuals with 3 employee in the middle, a chef, a waiter, and a performer. Would you put a price on that?
Amy: That seems really expensive. That’s rather cool, relying on the food.
Simon: How do they get up there?
Kat: I think it’s a platform they raise.
Amy: Fifty meters up, that’s rather high. I’d do that. I am sure it would resemble 30, 40 thousand dollars however. That’d be something I’d do, but I would not buy a $2,000 canteen encrusted with diamonds.
Claire: Yeah like I think the distinction in between the jelly beans and the ice cream sundaes and stuff is, that’s nearly like a novelty, however if you want a Cronut you can stand in line and get it. Another one is Magnolia bakery.
Amy: Yeah, everyone goes there now because of ‘Sex and the City.’ It’s a stop on the ‘Sex and the City’ bus tour.
Kat: There’s a ‘Sex and the City’ bus tour ?! I need to go!
Kat: Okay well, to round up, basically, exactly what we see eye to eye on is, we’d pay a specific price but it needs to be not extravagantly expensive and it needs to be an excellent reason?
Amy: Well, also because i feel like these things are eventually products, they are not experiences. I’d invest more cash for experiences. –
Kat: Like the sky thing?
Amy: Yeah, the sky thing, ’cause also, its been shown real that if you spend cash on experiences, you are going to be happier than if you invest cash on products.
Amy: Yeah it’s been well spoken about, or recorded.
Simon: Trigger that product is gone but that memory exists.
Claire: But exactly what if the experience is eating that product?
Amy: That’s the thing though. Like Cronuts, would you really consider that an experience in your life?
Claire: I think it would not be an experience, I think it’s more curiosity then anything else. So would you men stand in line for a Cronut?
Amy: I would.
Simon: I would.
Kat: I would, if I felt it was interesting to me, however I am not really curious, if I was though, I would.
Amy: That’s the only thing on that entire list, that and the sky thing, since it’s reduced stakes.
Kat: Would we pay $100 for a Cronut?
Simon: Hell no.
Amy: No, I am not that curious about it.
Simon: I’d make it myself.
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