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Amazon is struggling to tackle virus price gouging: Here’s why

March 6, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is struggling to contain the spread of price gouging on its site as “bad actors” drive up the prices of highly demanded goods.

US Senator Edward Markey called on Amazon on Wednesday to do more to “prevent profiteering on sales of items such as hand-sanitizer and surgical masks.

He added: “Internet-based retailers such as have a particular responsibility to guard against price gouging in current circumstances as consumers — who are finding the shelves of local brick-and-mortar stores bare, and who may wish to avoid venturing into crowded stores and shopping malls — turn to the internet.”

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