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FYI: price gouging is illegal in many places. I remember on September 11, 2001 where the price of gas jumped by a sizeable amount temporarily. Several places in Wichita took it to the extreme and raised gas prices to $5 – 10/gallon. The state of Kansas busted those places for price gouging. Most places in town doubled the price of gas for several days after the attack happened, but were back to normal prices a few days later.
It should not have taken various government levels stepping in to address the price gouging issue on sites like Amazon, EBay, etc. when it came to things related to Covid19. I am not going to voice why I think Amazon and EBay were unwilling to stop price gouging as soon as it started up, but they should “nipped it in the bud” immediately. Hopefully, they will do so next time although I doubt they will. EBay‘s solution was to simply ban certain items from being offered. Amazon still has many people price gouging, but both companies are working with government regulators to go after the price gougers.
I remember when a certain major bakery company announced it was shutting down, I saw prices on EBay and Amazon that were price gouging with this company’s products. They would buy lots of cases for $20 and sell them on EBay or Amazon for $100. Many people were willing to pay $100. Saw a few who priced the same case for $1,000, 10,000, 1 million, and 10 million. I doubt any of those sold at those prices.