Open Post: Hosted By The New Raspberry Rally Girl Scout Cookies Selling Out And Ending Up On eBay
6 months ago, the Girl Scouts dropped a brand new cookie flavor: Raspberry Rally! It’s considered a “sister cookie” to the famous Thin Mints, aka the most delicious fucking cookie to ever grace our fair planet. Except Raspberry Rallies were even more special because they would only be sold online. The Girls Scouts explained that this was so young girls could “learn new skills and build their ecommerce business”. Perfect for the anxious young woman scared of knocking on strangers’ doors! Raspberry Rallies quickly sold out. A success! Or was it? Cuz according to People, bundles of boxes soon began appearing on eBay, where they’re being re-sold for hundreds of dollars. That’s right; people are trying to profit off the Scouts! Time for these girls to earn their “let’s break some legs” badge.
The Girl Scouts aren’t happy that the Raspberry Rallies are being re-sold for almost 20 times what they’re worth. Single packages are going for $25 and up, and some sellers are bundling 20 packages for $450. The Girl Scouts of the USA are not happy, saying that cookie proceeds go toward funding their organization and paying for activities. Here’s what they told People:
“While we are happy that there’s such a strong demand for our cookies year-over-year, we’re saddened that the platforms and the sellers are disregarding the core mission of the cookie program and are looking to make a profit off of the name without supporting our mission and the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world,” the organization said.
“When cookies are purchased through an unauthorized third-party seller, Girl Scout troops are deprived of valuable experience and, more importantly, proceeds that fund critical programming throughout the year,” the statement continued.
However, eBay maintains they haven’t done anything wrong. The company says its purpose is to “build communities to create economic opportunity for all.” Including the schlubs who bought out the Girl Scouts’ entire cookie supply and jacked up the price for their own financial benefit!
Here’s a news report about the Girl Scouts getting fucked over, featuring an interview with 10-year-old Girl Scout Jasmine Davis, who explains that her troop’s cookie profits will go towards helping a homeless organization, as well as putting on a local fashion show. You hear that, re-sellers? You’re spitting in the eye of FASHUN!!!: