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Three Amazon sellers Fined Following the discovery that New York Attorney General Letitia James is a price-adjusting hand sanitizer.
From February to March, third-party dealers Mobile Rush, EMC Group and Northwest-Lux sold more than 1,000 units of hand sanitizer in the Amazon market. The New York Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday.
For example, a 2-liter bottle of Purl from Northwest-Lux Amazon shoppers was charged between $ 79.99 and $ 129.99, with prices ranging from $ 20.87 to $ 35.00, according to the Attorney General’s Office. In another case, the mobile rush from customers ranged from 99 to 19.99. Gem-X hand sanitizer charges single and 8 ounce bottles up to 29.99, up from their standard price of $ 1 to $ 3.
This is because Amazon and other retailers are struggling to prevent third-party sellers from overcharging for products that are in high demand during the epidemic. Vendors increased prices for hand sanitizers, face masks and Hazmet suits. In March, CNBC Found examples of face masks selling for up to $ 195.
When it was Amazon Removed Lakhs of “high-priced offers” and thousands of sellers suspended, U.S. Senators And Attorney General He continued to urge the company to do more to curb the Corona virus inflation. A group of 33 state attorney generals called on Amazon to adopt stronger policies to curb inflation. Amazon That said, it does support Attempts to establish a federal price gogging law.
As part of the crackdown by the Attorney General’s Office, sellers will be fined more than $ 52,000 by the state of New York and users will be fined $ 23,000 for overcharging for a hand sanitizer during a pandemic. The Office said the measures against third-party sellers are part of a broader investigation into inflation during the Kovid-19 pandemic.
Instead of ensuring that individuals can protect themselves from the corona virus, these businesses are operating with dirty hands at exorbitant prices on hand sanitizers and other cleaning products, ”James said in a statement. “My office will continue to clean up this illegal training with all our tools to prevent inflation during this epidemic.”
Representatives from Amazon are not immediately available to comment. Mobile Rush, EMC Group and North West-Lux did not immediately respond to a request for comment.