CNET: Put a stop to coronavirus price gouging, state AGs tell Amazon, Facebook and others

CNET: Put a stop to coronavirus price gouging, state AGs tell Amazon, Facebook and others. “Thirty-four state attorneys general are calling on companies like Amazon, Craigslist, Facebook, eBay and Walmart to take a harder stance of price gouging in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The letters to each company cite specific examples, like a Craigslist ad for a 2-liter bottle of Purell Advanced hand sanitizer with a $250 price tag. While the attorneys general acknowledge that these companies have taken steps toward curtailing price gouging, the latter calls for further action.”

‘Stay vigilant’ | Better Business Bureau announces new website for COVID-19 scams (WBIR)

WBIR: ‘Stay vigilant’ | Better Business Bureau announces new website for COVID-19 scams. “The Better Business Bureau started a new website to tackle COVID-19 scams. As the virus spreads, scams related to the virus are becoming more common: price-gouging, travel scams and more.”

New York Times: The Man With 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Just Donated Them

New York Times: The Man With 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Just Donated Them. “A Tennessee man who became a subject of national scorn after stockpiling 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer donated all of the supplies on Sunday just as the Tennessee attorney general’s office began investigating him for price gouging.”

New York Times: He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them

This guy is making me seriously think about adding a “potato head” category to this newsletter. Didn’t quite convince me yet. New York Times: He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them. “On March 1, the day after the first coronavirus death in the United States was announced, brothers Matt and Noah Colvin set out in a silver S.U.V. to pick up some hand sanitizer. Driving around Chattanooga, Tenn., they hit a Dollar Tree, then a Walmart, a Staples and a Home Depot. At each store, they cleaned out the shelves.”