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Amazon sellers fined and forced to refund customers $23,000 after price gouging hand sanitiser

November 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has come under fire after three of its sellers were charged with price gouging hand sanitiser by New York’s attorney general.

Three third-party sellers have been fined more than $52,000 in penalties and forced to refund customers nearly $23,000 after being found to have sold thousands of units of hand sanitiser at “grossly” inflated prices.

One seller, Northwest-Lux, is understood to have sold 1168 two-litre bottles of Purell hand sanitiser, which usually retail for between $20 and $35, for between $79.99 and $129.99 from March 1 to March 6.

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