There's other defunct food products selling on eBay too. If you want to talk about an awesome return on investment, search "vintage cereal box" on eBay. Vintage cereal boxes can sell for hundreds of dollars or more on the auction site. Check out this box of Fruit Loops from the 1970's! How crazy is that? You may notice that cereal boxes with colorful characters and pop culture references like a TV show, or celebrity give-away, seem to attract the most bids.
Crazy at it may sound, if you want to invest for the future, saving old cereal boxes could be a smart strategy. Just imagine for a moment if you'd saved all your Fruit Loop boxes from when you were a kid. Given that one just sold for almost a thousand dollars, a whole bunch of these could accrue into huge money! Who couldn't use a $1000 per/box in their later years? It could be enough money to buy a car or help pay for your kid's college! And what does it take to get started? Next to nothing-you're probably buying cereal anyway! Storage is easy too-flatten them out and they can be stashed almost anywhere!
|Dollar for dollar...a great investment!|
In addition to cereal, there's other defunct food products that bring in decent money. You probably had all the these products in your refrigerator at one point or another. For example, do you remember "New" Coke? It was a big deal when it came out back in 1985. I can remember trying it-to me it tasted just like Pepsi. But instead of drinking it, I guess I should have saved a few bottles as an investment! Here's the skinny on that failed soda, as well as other defunct food products:
- New Coke - An unopened can recently sold for $40 on eBay. If you paid fifty cents for that soda can back in the 1980's, the $40 you made turned out to be a pretty good return on investment.
- Post’s Waffle Crisp - Another discontinued cereal that currently averages $15 a box on eBay.
- Billy Beer - While lot's of people saved these ugly looking cans, a whole case recently sold on eBay for $22 bucks.
- Orbitz soda - This was a late '90s era soda that was discontinued. A case of five Orbitz bottles just sold for fifty dollars on eBay.
- Hi-C Ecto Cooler - A mid-ninties era juice drink, apparently associated with either X-men or the movie Ghostbuster. A used carton box just sold for $47 bucks.
- Surge: Coca-Cola's failed answer to Mountain Dew - A full can of this soda recently sold for $56 dollars on eBay.
Have you ever sold a discontinued food product? If so, let us know in the comment section how you did.....
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