Bomba markup? 2019 Homer Hanky Homer Hanky hits eBay

"Anyone who bought these up in an attempt to make a profit on eBay might as well be a Yankee fan."

WCCO Radio Newsroom
October 04, 2019 - 3:57 pm
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If you're frustrated that the 2019 Twins Homer Hanky is on back order on the Star Tribune's site and you don't want to wait or by them in person, there is now another online solution, but it comes at a steep price. 

Yes, the 2019 Twins Homer Hanky is now trending on eBay, as Minnestora entrepreneurs rush to take advantage of playoff fever hitting the Twin Cites. However, while the hankies cost $3 if you buy them from the Stribe online or in person at Cub or the Twins shop, they cost a whopping  $14.88 each on eBay, plus shipping. That comes to about a 500 percent increase, a "Bomba markup" as they say in the industry. 

The Twins just confirmed to us that they still have plenty available at the team shop, and the team has also announced they will give a red Homer Hanky to every fan who attends a home playoff game. Cub foods told the Star Tribune that they will restock their supplies on Saturday. And if you need to order online, the Star Tribune site says they will have more in stock on Monday.

Update: Justin Murphy a Twins fan from Minneapolis who lives in Austin, Texas had this reaction: "Anyone who bought these up in an attempt to make a profit on eBay might as well be a Yankee fan."

Murphy says he is traveling to Minneapolis on Monday, when he will buy his own Homer Hanky.  "I'm flying up for Games 3 and 4. Wouldn’t miss it for the world," he said. 

 

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