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  • October 22, 2020

Amazon Is Being Sued For Price Gouging

 Amazon Is Being Sued For Price Gouging

In California, Amazon Inc. is being sued for “unlawful price increases during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Raising prices for most goods and services by more than 10% is illegal in California after emergencies have been declared. According to the lawsuit, Amazon rose prices on face masks by over 500%, with some being priced at over $120. Amazon is also accused of raising the prices of pain medicine by over 200% and disinfectants by 100%.

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If this isn’t despicable enough, it should be noted that the price gouging that was utilized by Amazon occured as they publicly denounced the practice. According to a statement from Amazon on March 23, “price gouging has no place in our stores”. It seems as if Amazon has taken a very different approach from what their public statement suggests. 

Amazon has illegally taken advantage of a pandemic and should be fully held responsible.

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