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3/7/08 1:08 P

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I got curious so I checked it out. Some actually tell you that they are selling for their daughter so they can go to camps, etc. I guess they are buying the boxes and reselling them too, but still... That seems to be unfair to those who are spending a lot of time and energy selling door to door.

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3/6/08 1:01 P

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Oddly enough, that is exactly the ad by Google that is on my page looking at this topic right now. GS Cookies on Ebay!!!!

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2/21/08 9:11 P

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I think e-bay allows it because they are not aware of GS rules. I believe that complaints should be made to e-bay as well as the local Council.

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1/30/08 4:31 P

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Yeah, I saw one listing that says they bought them FROM a local troop to help the troop out. Then the listing went on to say the seller was not affiliated with Girl Scouts and would report someone to eBay for harrassment if we sent them any messages telling them the rules about GS cookie sales not being on the internet!

It was really rude. Anyway, I am sure National checks this stuff out as much as they can, but I just think it's sad that there are folks that give themselves justification for breaking rules like that. It's just a shame :(

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1/30/08 3:55 P

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If it's any comfort, National also checks up on e-bay and shuts down any troops selling cookies that way. Unfortunately, it's sometimes people who have bought up a bunch of cookies just for the purpose of reselling them on e-bay. Not sure GS can do anything about that as unfair as it is.

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1/30/08 2:03 P

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How is it even ALLOWED by eBay?? They don't allow firearms or colubus monkey skins to be sold on there... why would they not toss the GS Cookie listings off as well?

It really ticks me off. We ALL know, it's a huge No-No to sell GS Cookies on the internet, and yet it never fails, every year at cookie time eBay is full of people breaking the rules and the integrity of the sales program for GS Cookies, and selling them all on eBay!

They're not even hard to see - you just go to eBay and search for "girl scout cookies" and the pages pop right up like it's nothing!

I live in a rural Texas town with the population of about 2,000 (though the sign says 931), and there are only a handful of Troops in my Service Unit, but all these girls have to bust their rears and get out there and sell cookies door-to-door at farms and houses that have 5-10 acres between them (sometimes more), just to get the first patch or incentive prize on the sheet!

It would certainly be a LOT easier for me and the girls to set up a website and sell them, or just funnel them off through eBay! But we WON'T because it's against the rules!

It really ticks me off when other people could care less about the rules

GRRRRRRR!!!

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