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13-03-2020, 15:27   #1
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Price gouging - coronavirus

Are we allowed to post here naming and shaming price gouging in relation to the coronavirus or is it outside of the rules?

Chemist in town just tried to charge me 28 euro for three plastic travel bottles of 70 percent alcohol...can I name and shame?

Any other people with more examples?
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13-03-2020, 15:28   #2
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Are we allowed to post here naming and shaming price gouging in relation to the coronavirus or is it outside of the rules?

Chemist in town just tried to charge me 28 euro for three plastic travel bottles of 70 percent alcohol...can I name and shame?

Any other people with more examples?
I'd guess its and say its Hickey's?
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To be fair they may be getting gouged by suppliers.
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Are we allowed to post here naming and shaming price gouging in relation to the coronavirus or is it outside of the rules?

Chemist in town just tried to charge me 28 euro for three plastic travel bottles of 70 percent alcohol...can I name and shame?

Any other people with more examples?
Wait, did you actually pay them €28?
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Wait, did you actually pay them €28?
No I didn't but couple of people in front of me did and they had sold tonnes...
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I'd guess its and say its Hickey's?
Nope Clare street medical/prices medical hall on Nassau street....the robbing feckers!
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I suppose it's supply and demand. Retailers are crafty enough to capitalize on the panic.

Seriously, just buy some soap. You can always go asian style for washing after going for a number 2. Man, there's absolutely no need for anyone to panic.

But please name and shame..it will hell ppl avoid such pricing tactics
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It's not like hotels upping prices because the Rugby is on it's profiteering on an emergency situation. It's not okay.
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13-03-2020, 18:08   #9
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I suppose it's supply and demand.
No. It's just cunts.

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Seriously, just buy some soap.
Bingo. Does the same job. Probably better.
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No. It's just cunts.



Bingo. Does the same job. Probably better.
Yeah soap is perfect but on the go hand sanitizer is so handy...I can't bring sink with me on commute on bus to work
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I'm in the industry, manufacturers and wholesalers are gouging. The same product that cost X before this hasn't risen, if anything it should go down due to volume.

A hygiene wholesaler asked us to bid on a pallet of 1000 x 500ml hand sanitizer bottles on Thursday, we put in a bid per unit that would be about 300% higher than the usual price and we didn't get close to the final price it went for.
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Buy a bottle of TCP, a liquid so unfashionable and smelly it's probably more available.
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anyone profiteering from this crisis should be treated like looters - shot on sight.
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Saw a WhatsApp message last night about supervalu gouging on pasta. .94c/kg pre corona virus to €4.98 / kg when restocked . Same brand. The same feckers telling us there won't be food shortages. But people will be shafted from profiteering.
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Saw a WhatsApp message last night about supervalu gouging on pasta. .94c/kg pre corona virus to €4.98 / kg when restocked . Same brand. The same feckers telling us there won't be food shortages. But people will be shafted from profiteering.
The only reason why there's shortages is because of people hoarding. Why are retailers not allowed do what hotels, airlines, Uber have been doing for years?
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