Amazon Accused Of Price Gouging For Essentials During Covid-19

An employee carries a box at the Amazon fulfilment center in Tilbury, United Kingdom. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Jason Alden

A watchdog group accused Amazon of jacking up prices for essential goods it sold directly to consumers during the coronavirus pandemic, even though the company has blamed spikes on third-party merchants.

The e-commerce giant hiked prices for 10 basic products — from cornstarch and flour to hand sanitizer and face masks — as much as 1,010 percent from February to mid-August, according to a report from Public Citizen.

All of the products reviewed were listed as “sold by Amazon” and not sold by third-party vendors, the left-leaning consumer rights group said in its report.

Read more at NY Post.



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