Anti-price gouging laws are more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic we’re facing. Governments, WHO, and CDC are telling people to wash their hands, wear masks if feeling symptoms, and to sanitize properly and frequently. But these items are nearly impossible to find now. And it’s all because of people like the Colvin brothers. When the first death from coronavirus in the United States was announced, they went to every dollar store, Walmart, and Home Depot they could find to buy all those products themselves.
They left store shelves empty, all so they could sell those items online for exorbitant prices. They listed hand sanitizer for anywhere between $8 and $70. But then Amazon took down their listings for price-gouging and Tennessee enacted anti-price gouging laws. Now they’re just keeping these items in their garage with no idea what to do with them. They could thaw their hearts and donate them, but apparently they don’t see that as an option.
34 other states also have anti-price gouging laws. But there are 16 states that don’t. These laws are more important and necessary than ever. The following states currently do not have protections for citizens from crisis opportunists:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Sign this petition demanding that these states pass anti-price gouging laws as soon as possible!
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