Talk

Advanced search

To think £11 for four little cornflake cakes is outrageously exorbitant?

(90 Posts)

Someone on my FB has just shared this ebay listing - four vegan chocolate cornflake cakes, each weighing 25g, £5.99 + £5 postage and packing - here.

My jaw just hit the floor - it is for charity, but even so, this is outrageous, surely?

Happyandhungry Tue 28-Mar-17 11:56:49

As long as it is genuinely for charity then hopefully she sells some but otherwise that is a massive rip off and i doubt she'll sell many considering they probably cost about 5p each cake to make.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 28-Mar-17 11:59:48

Good God. They look like something the kids made on a rainy day. There's not even anything decorative about them.

Seriously a bar of smart price plain chocolate and cornflakes would work they must literally be worth pennies.

Theresnonamesleft Tue 28-Mar-17 12:04:57

Would be different if all profits were going to charity. But 25% nope.

CaseyAtTheBat Tue 28-Mar-17 12:06:04

I saw that in an FB group, its insane. And have you seen their other items? Bleurgh.

Happyandhungry Tue 28-Mar-17 12:07:10

25%?! That means she is making a fortune herself (if anyone buys these) from selling these based on the cost of making them. Terrible, i hope she doesnt sell any.

UnicornMadeOfPinkGlitter Tue 28-Mar-17 12:09:55

The charity is for rescue hens!

I wasn't expecting them to be so basic, I expected a few mini egg type decorations at the very least.

Hillarious Tue 28-Mar-17 12:16:34

Do you get the plate too for that price?

IHaveOtherNames Tue 28-Mar-17 12:19:19

grin at the description. Probably took longer to write than it took to make the shite cakes.

mumeeee Tue 28-Mar-17 12:20:14

That is a total rip off.
My daughter could make these cakes for a 10th of that price

Crumbleface Tue 28-Mar-17 12:23:44

It is. They are also very deluded if they think people will pay that.

Apparently stamping carrots with the words "vegan", "lactose free" and "gluten free" means you can charge £5 per kilo for them....

SideOrderofSprouts Tue 28-Mar-17 12:24:10

Vegan but containing palm oil which rainforests are being destroyed for. Ok then

luckylucky24 Tue 28-Mar-17 12:24:57

Who on earth buys cornflake cakes of ebay?!

deblet Tue 28-Mar-17 12:27:26

The chocolate bar is £3.75 so maybe that is why they are so expensive?

TheHiphopopotamus Tue 28-Mar-17 12:27:38

Is 'cornflake cakes' some kind of cover/euphemism like the used shoes thing?

Otherwise, she's having a giraffe. They're flamin' tiny too. You could buy a packet of cornflakes and some chocolate for less and make yourself about 50 hmm

LizB62A Tue 28-Mar-17 12:27:50

So total cost is £11 for 4 teeny conflake cakes and a measly £1.50 goes to charity ?! (25% of the sale price, not the total price)

What a rip off !!

Anyone who buys them must be mad....
You could donate a fiver to the charity yourself, and make yourself 20 cakes and still save money :-)

HecateAntaia Tue 28-Mar-17 12:28:25

25%? she's having a laugh.

25% is on sale price isn't it? Doesn't include postage I don't think.

So she charges £5.99, the charity gets about £1.49 leaving her about £4.50 for 4 tiny crappy little cornflake shits, plus £5 for postage that will probably cost her £2.

So an estimated £7.50 for 4 crappy little things that perhaps cost her 50p to make.

So £7 profit.

Anyone who buys those is a bloody fool.

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Tue 28-Mar-17 12:32:03

Why would anyone buy cornflake cakes from eBay and have them arrive broken in the post? They are idiot proof to make and you'd save yourself a few £'s

As for the price well I bet someone buys them.......

highinthesky Tue 28-Mar-17 12:33:50

I think the seller will have her first lesson in economics when market forces prevail. She'll work out that there are more efficient ways to raiise money for charity very soon!

There's no substitute for experience grin

1nsanityscatching Tue 28-Mar-17 12:34:31

It's hardly baking is it? hmm Other items as well are fundamentally melt chocolate and chuck in dry ingredients and leave to set confused Who in their right mind would pay that?

QuimReaper Tue 28-Mar-17 12:35:18

It's for 12 cakes not 4.

Not that that makes it any more laughable an idea, just pointing it out.

AllTheWittyNamesAreGone Tue 28-Mar-17 12:36:25

But are they artisinal?

Squaddielife Tue 28-Mar-17 12:37:53

The listing is for 12 but still expensive

1nsanityscatching Tue 28-Mar-17 12:39:25

The listing has been revised probably because of all the traffic fromthis thread it's now a bargainous 12 cornflake cakes for £14.49 including postage grin

NaiceBiscuits Tue 28-Mar-17 12:40:40

Have you seen her other items? £9.99 for a slice of tiffin....She's a new Ebayer with no feedback hmm

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now