Why Are These Limited Edition Girl Scout Cookies Being Sold at a 500% Markup?

How much would you pay for an in-demand Girl Scout cookie?

That’s the question being asked of consumers on secondary selling websites such as eBay, where a flavor of Girl Scout cookies called “Raspberry Rally,” is seeing a host of listings, according to news reports.

After selling out on official websites, the raspberry-flavor-filled cookie has become a hot secondary market commodity.

A listing on eBay is currently asking $29.99 for one box, which is several times what the typical cookie box costs from the organization (typically about $5) — about a 500% markup.

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