How To Sell A “Twistie” On Ebay For A Thousand Dollars
Since the demise of the Tazo, we’ve all been looking for the next surprise in our "Twistie" packets, but we’ve been looking at it all wrong. A young entrepreneurial "Twistie" enthusiast, and musician from Annandale (Sydney, Australia) was the one who cracked the code. What she found was that the "Twisties" themselves, if forming the right shape, or rather the shape of a phallus, could be the reward. Mia Grosz and her friends cracked the code with the fortunate discovery of a “wang shaped” "Twistie" on March 8th 2014. What started simply as an egalitarian mission to share the "Twistie" with the world, via a campaign on eBay with various pictures, quickly became a feat of entrepreneurial brilliance. At the time of writing, the bidding has gone up to eight hundred and thirty dollars, which is an increase of value of about 27,000% (according to our people).
“You are bidding on a 100% unique and original "Twisties" sculpture in the shape of a wang / penis,” reads the description. This rare discovery, found in an Original flavored "Twistie" packet, boasts a “wang-shaped” guarantee, however “not necessarily crunchiness.”
I tracked down Grosz, much to her surprise that I had found her, to have a chat about her unprecedented success.
GROSZ: Hey. May I ask who this is?
Ah, ok. Have we met?
I saw your Ebay thing, I was pretty keen to get in contact, so I used my sleuthing abilities to track you down. I work for BYO, and wanted to get your story up.
It's not weird
Wow! How'd you find me? haha
Yeah... you're killing it with this twisty business
Big time, haha. It was me & 5 other friends to be fair (if the bidding is legitimate, we're splitting it 6 ways)
There's clearly more to Mia Grosz then just an amazing ability to discern the right chips from the rest of the pack
Well do you mind if I just use our conversation on facebook and publish that?
Yeah that's ok
Ok, so from the beginning, where were you when you found the twisty?
At my place, me, my housemates and some friends were pretty drunk and playing cards. My friend Kim picked out the Twistie and noticed the uncanny resemblance.
Did you know right away the value in the twisty?
Oh yeah! It's a piece of art
Who's the artist?
Some machine in a Smiths Chips factory I guess.
So you guys decided then, and there to put it up on eBay?
Nah, we kept it on display while we drank some more and took some weird pictures of it... and later on I think someone mentioned it'd be funny to put it on eBay
Hahaha what sort... of weird pictures?
Like, the Twistie was appropriately placed on a variety of gay porno cards my housemate got for his birthday and then on a painting of a naked Mr Burns that my brother made for me.
I think the world needs to see these pictures.
They're on the eBay page!
Oh... right yeah.
Check 'em out.
So what was your goal when you originally put it on eBay, did you actually think it had potential to go this far?
Not a chance, haha. There was no goal, except I guess for showing the internet something incredible
Fair, so what do you think is the secret to your success? How do you sell a twisty for that much money?
Well really, it sells itself. But the photos are pretty good, and the description is not bad, not too many spelling mistakes either.
Yeah you did good. Do you have any ideas for future eBay items? You clearly have a knack for them...
Nah, I don't think this can be beat... Not sure if the public can see, but it's currently got like 20 watchers.. and it's currently a war between 2 bidders
Haha, cool. Oh one more thing! What flavor is the twisty?
I wonder if chicken would have sold better.
Nothing like the classic though. Only one way to find out...
You should do it.
(Go through millions of packets of chicken flavoured Twisties to find that one-in-a-million)
I will be a principal investor. We could do it with a small team of twenty, a warehouse, and a months work
Haha, excellent. And we can pay wages in Twisties
Obviously, I'm going to be broke after this. Thank you Mia!
If you want to bid, you’ve got less than 24 hours to get on it. This is your once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of "Twistie" art! Go to: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Novelty-Retro-Twisties-shaped-like-a-wang-dong-dnb-penis-dick-/221389594829
And don’t even worry her feedback is at 100% so you will get what you paid for.
By Al Kalyk
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