This Guy Hoarded Over 17,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer and Now He Can’t Resell Them

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Hand Sanitizer has been flying off the shelves ever since the Coronavirus hit the media.

At this point, it’s extremely hard to find and most stores have put a limit to how many you can purchase now.

But one Tennessee man, Matt Colvin, has enough to last a lifetime.

At the first word of the Coronavirus spreading, he and his brother, Noah, traveled all around Tennessee and Kentucky on March 1st to clear the shelves of the product with full intent to resell.

New York Times

Matt Colvin spoke with the New York Times and revealed that he sold bottles of sanitizer for between $8-$70, as well as face masks for $40-$50, sometimes higher.

Unfortunately for Colvin, Amazon pulled his thousands of listings to combat price gouging.

Ebay followed suit shortly after and are now banning U.S. sales of all face masks and hand sanitizers on all of their platforms.

People all over America are getting frustrated at the lack of supplies available to buy during this time. Hospitals have had to resort to rationing out their face masks as their supplies have plummeted as well.

After being confronted about hording these products, Colvin stated that he didn’t want to become famous for being the man who hoarded hand sanitizer and hopes people will understand that he is doing a public service and is now upset that he is unable to sell these products as easily as he had planned.

As for me, I understand wanting to up-sell items and make a profit. But in a time where this is a necessity to many, especially the elderly, this is not the time to be thinking of just yourself.

Many families live paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford to hoard items, let alone plan out a month ahead. Please be mindful during these times and be safe out there.

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  1. This is Profiteering. Which is illegal in times like these.
    I doubt he has a business license.
    Law enforcement should have a chat with him.

  2. He needs to go around to all those towns he bought them from and donate all those supplies to nursing homes & hospitals.

  3. Fill a wagon start checking on neighbors, nursing homes, schools… give to homeless.

  4. Do the right thing and sell it for the price you paid, or better yet donate some to the local hospitals and clinics.

  5. Can’t the authorities punish them for this selfish act? Especially at a time like this? This is absolutely selfish isn’t these two guys need to pay the price…

    1. He didn’t break any law. He used his own money to buy it and you can sell your stuff for whatever price you want. However, he IS pos who needs to be shamed piblically for what he tried to do.

    2. I hope they stay in his garage and he and his brother need something at some time in their lives and karma bites them in the a##. Self POS’S.

  6. Very, very, selfish on his part. If you want to do better for your family, you work hard, save money, spend less. You don’t use hoarding and selling items on the internet, during a medical crisis, a viable means of income. Don’t try playing on the heart strings of everyone now just because you made, what is probably, the stupidest and most ill timed scheme of your life. Go make this right by donating to nursing homes, schools, businesses, etc and don’t expect anything in return but a Thank You.

    1. Absolutely! I was thinking the same thing. I’m so glad they put a stop to it, my family lives week to week. Someone walked by my daughter in the store the other day and after seeing her full cart, made a snide remark about stocking up for the Coronavirus. She looked at him and said no, just stocking up for my six children for the week. That’s how much she normally buys!

  7. Good. That is not entrepeneurship. THAT is being a selfish, uncaring, unthinking person. Preying on sick people to get ahead. Think of other ways to make your millions

  8. He should donate to all the hospitals in the towns he bought them from. The root of all evil…money/greed what a combination.

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