The other day we told you about a Man Who Hoarded Over 17,000 Hand Sanitizers to try to up-sell them online and now, we have an update… He was forced to donate them!
Matt Colvin, the man who traveled over 1,300 miles to hoard and resell over 17,000 hand sanitizers is now having to donate all of his findings.
Tennessee’s attorney general began investigating Colvin’s price gouging sales earlier today.
As soon as Colvin caught word, he packed up two thirds of his stockpile and gave it to local charities and churches.
The attorney general seized the remainder of Colvin’s stockpile and is planning to distribute it in Kentucky, the state where Colvin has also cleared the shelves.
As this story has spread, thousands of people have lashed out and attacked Colvin on his quest to make some quick cash.
He claims that he has even received death threats. But in a recent interview, he claims that he is not sorry for what he did and will just cut his losses at this point.
He stated to New York Times,
“I’ve been buying and selling things for 10 years now. There’s been hot product after hot product. But the thing is, there’s always another one on the shelf,” he said. “When we did this trip, I had no idea that these stores wouldn’t be able to get replenished.”
Colvin has been suspended on Amazon and Ebay as a seller. His storage company has refused his service. The attorney general is still investigating this entire situation and will perform any further consequences needed.
Here’s to hoping Colvin has learned his lesson and that everything that has been donated ends up in the hands of those who truly need it.