Market Watch: Why Now Is The Right Time To Abandon The Stock Market And Go All In On Puff Bar Reselling
Every year, thousands of freshmen from far and wide flock to the Heights, bringing with them their most essential possessions. They stuff their cars with family photos, shower shoes, mini-fridges, and a really sick Odd Future poster in preparation for their new life in Chestnut Hill.
However, there is a more sinister belonging that can’t be found within the confines of a suitcase. Hidden deep within many a freshman’s neurotransmitter lies a crippling addiction to C₁₀H₁₄N₂, or, as it’s more commonly known, nicotine.
Lately, naïve, chemically dependent teenagers have experienced a rude awakening upon their arrival to campus.
“Nobody told me that they don’t have Juul pods in Boston,” said addict John Behar (MCAS ’24). “I mean, unless you count 3 percent Tobe, but those don’t even get you buzzed.”
As the war on Big Tobacco builds, savvy entrepreneurs, like Tucker Fleury (CSOM ’22), see opportunity in students like John, finding backdoor solutions to the flavored tobacco ban.
“Yeah, I lost like five grand over a couple of days when Tesla’s stock dropped,” Fleury said. “That’s when I knew that stocks weren’t for me.”
Tucker sold his entire portfolio and deleted Robinhood from his phone. But his unquenchable thirst for profit hadn’t gone anywhere. So, he decided to get in on an ever-growing, reliable money-making opportunity: the buying and reselling of Puff Bars.
“I’m boys with this guy Jerome that works at a convenience store in Brighton,” says Tucker. “He goes into the back room and hooks me up with a crazy supply of Puff Bars. He’s, like, totally the plug.”
Puff Bars, which once retailed for around $13, sell for upwards of $40 on Upper Campus. Some “Puff Dealers” even offer shipping to Newton for an added fee.
“I know it’s expensive,” said Behar. “But I just Venmo request my mom and tell her it’s for textbooks.”