With the mass hysteria following the Coronavirus globally, humans are showing their ugly selfish side now. With people rushing to the supermarkets to buy things in bulk with others buying hand sanitizers in bulk to make a profit off them shows that humans are really failing each other.
A Hickson man told the New York Times that he has 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizers but nowhere to sell them. The man claims that he and his brother bought the bottles and they planned to list them on Amazon and sell them at much higher prices.
He initially listed 300 bottles and sold them at prices between $8 and $70 each, far more than what he paid for them.
Amazon pulled his items form the listings along with other accounts that were posting for face masks, sanitizers and wipes. Most of these accounts have been suspended by Amazon and fair warning has been given to others that if they continue to post these items in bulk and at higher prices than they might lose their account permanently.
Banned by Amazon, the Hickson man than tried his luck at eBay where he faced stricter rules than Amazon.
The greedy man is now stuck with 17,000 bottles while the public struggles to find even one bottle in the market.
“It’s been a huge amount of whiplash,” he told the New York Times. “From being in a situation where what I’ve got coming and going could potentially put my family in a really good place financially to ‘What the heck am I going to do with all of this?’”
Data compiled by the New York Times showed that both Amazon and third-party sellers successfully sold items at increased prices, with customers seeking to purchase the items in large amounts, prior to the website changing guidelines for coronavirus related items.
The Hickson man says he created his career out of selling products on Amazon. The man earns a six-figure salary by selling Nike shoes, pet toys and following trends.