How long have you been doing this?
VM: "I just started this year."
You'd need a huge stock to last the whole year. How many boxes do you buy and where do you buy them from?
VM: "I buy about 1,000-2,000 from different troops up to April 1st and 1,000-2,000 from eBay troop sellers after April 1st. I buy most of them after the traditional season since this reduces the inventory available to other sellers and buyers."
That's quite the windfall for a kid! Do you personally know the Girl Scouts you buy from?
VM: "I do not know any Girl Scouts or troops personally."
Have you ever gotten a weird reaction from the Girl Scout troops you buy from?
VM: "Some people have asked and I have not felt comfortable enough to say I resell them."
How many boxes do you typically sell in a month?
VM: "I believe the record month was about 200 boxes, but it varies depending on what people are looking for at the time."
Do you mind sharing approximately how much money you're making from this a year?
VM: "I do not keep track of the cookies specifically, but I try to sell them for three times my cost of inventory." [Editor's Note: A typical box of Girl Scout Cookies is $4; Vin Mints resells them for about $9-$13. Let's say he buys 4K boxes in-season for $16,000 and resells them all. He could take home about $32,000 this year.]