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

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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edward pitkanen

Wednesday 18th of March 2020

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.

Cheryl

Monday 16th of March 2020

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

Lacie

Monday 16th of March 2020

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

Dale

Monday 16th of March 2020

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

Kevin

Sunday 15th of March 2020

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...

Dale

Monday 16th of March 2020

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.

M

Sunday 15th of March 2020

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.