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Oregon Girl Scouts Tricked (Wink, Wink) Into Buying 6,000 Boxes of Cookies

ABC – Two Oregon Girl Scout troops say they were hoaxed into believing they had made a huge corporate cookie sale for $24,000, or 6,000 boxes of cookies. The Girl Scouts were thrilled with the order that appeared to come from a woman who worked at a local company. Two troops put aside boxes for the massive order. “I contacted the … company and they said, ‘We have no idea what’s going on,'” scout mother Jennifer Reed said on “Good Morning America” today. They found themselves with 500 cases of cookies and no sales money for their summer camp and the homeless shelter they had committed to helping. “They placed a fake order on us and they didn’t know that it hurt our feelings a lot,” Girl Scout Erin Donnelly, 8, said. But they didn’t let the trick keep them down for too long. They held an emergency sale at the Portland Girl Scouts headquarters on Saturday and hundreds of supporters lined up to buy the cookies. By the end of the day, they had sold about half of the cookies and recovered $12,000. They also learned some valuable life lessons. The troops are planning a second sale on March 23.

This Erin Donnelly cat must think I’m the dumbest person in the world. “Oh they placed a fake order on us and hurt our feelings, boo hoo, boo hoo. I guess we’ll just have to go on Good Morning America and have an emergency sale and blow through the 6,000 boxes no problem and go to luxury summer camp after all boo hoo boo hoo.” Come on doll this is sales 101 right here. I mean nobody places that big of an order without doing a little back research. Not even 8 year old girls. Obviously they concocted this story to drum up demand and then capitalize on it. I ain’t mad at Erin Donnelly but save the tears for some other sucker.

PS – I’ll take 3 boxes of Chocolate chip.