How to Negotiate a Better Price on Girl Scout Cookies

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Let’s preface this article by saying that girl scouts are awesome, and I used to be one. But this is a recession people! Many people don’t have money for thin mints, so Box of Mirth will teach you how to get a cheaper box of cookies.

First, if you want a lower price on cookies you’ll have to look the part. If you come to the door well-dressed, the children will think that you are a rich, old fart who spends his money on liquor and ice-cream. Which is probably true. Just pay for the damn cookies. Or, you could dress like this:

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If you dress correctly, you’re already in the first position to negotiate a lower price on girl scout cookies.

The next step is to ask for a payment plan. Ask if you can put the cookies on a lay-away-plan or break the payment into weekly installments. If the girl scouts say no, then use a bartering system. Offer to let them have your dog in exchange for every thin mint on their persons.

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If you draw eyebrows on your dog then the girl scouts will refuse to take him. This means that your plan is going well.

It will be difficult negotiating with a 10 year old. They are firm, strong, and incredibly shrewd. Some 10-year-olds are downright manipulative. Be careful becuase you’ll actually end up spending about 10% over asking price once all is said and done.

So, just pay for the cookies and stop spending so much money on liquor and ice-cream.

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