Top products sold on Amazon.com that saw an increase in price of up to 1000% during the pandemic
Amazon has been accused of raising the prices of essential products such as disinfectant soap and toilet paper, according to a report by a consumer rights group.
The Public Citizen report looked at more than 10 products, including those sold by third parties and those "sold by Amazon." Thus, between May and August, the prices of some products increased fourfold, violating Amazon's own pricing policy.
Amazon is raising prices on face masks and disinfectants in the worst phase of the pandemic. The complaint came from an American consumer association that found that the prices of certain products had risen by 1000% compared to the prices of Amazon listed above or those of other retailers.
In response to this report, Amazon said that "there was no room for price increases" in its service, including products that it sells directly. "Our systems are designed to offer customers the best price online and if we see an error we work quickly to resolve it," said a spokesman. The prices for hand sanitizers would have increased by 48%, but other disposable masks have reached the addition of 1,000%, Public Citizen reports.
Examples of prices increased on Amazon
1.Disposable Face Masks Package: 1000% Price Increase
Disposable face masks has been priced as high as $39.99. The price for 50 masks generally were around $4 before the pandemic. In of the reviews there was indicated that the straps fall off and that the packaging does not contain the total amount of masks.
2.Hand Sanitizer: 48% Price Increase
On August 16, 2020, there was sold on Amazon a 12-pack of 8oz. “Germ-X Hand Sanitizer” for $35.38. The same day, on another site it was sold for $1.99.
3.Disinfectant Spray: 87% Price Increase
Antibacterial disinfectant sprays are hard to find anywhere online. The “Bissell Woolite Advanced Stain and Odor Remover + Sanitize” has been available on Amazon for more than five years priced at $6.99 but has been marked up routinely since March 19, 2020, when it was priced at $13.04.
4.Antibacterial Soap: 470% Price Increase
The “Dial Liquid Hand Soap, Spring Water, 7.5 Fl. Oz” which has been priced on Amazon.com in recent months as high as $7 and as low as $1.49.
5.Nitrile Disposable Gloves: 336% Price Increase
The pack of 100 “Safeguard Nitrile Disposable Gloves” is sold on Amazon.com for $29.95 but before the pandemic was sold by Amazon for as little as $8.91.
6.Toilet Paper: 528% Price Increase
The “Scott 1000 Sheets Per Roll, 8 Toilet Paper Rolls” was sold for $36.39. This represents a 528% price increase over the $6.89, the price that other sites offer.
7.Paper Towels: 303% Price Increase
Amazon recently sold “Brawny Tear-A-Square Paper Towels, 8 Rolls” for $46.94, a 303% increase over the recent low price of $15.49.
8.Flour: 425% Price Increase
The recently sold flour on Amazon named “Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Unbleached Flour, 5 Pound (Pack of 8)” was for $80.35. When a bag of flour is typically sold for as little as $2.36.
9.Sugar: 520% Price Increase
Like with flour and other house-holding products, shortages and increased demand have been common with sugar. Amazon recently sold “Domino Pure Cane Confectioners Powdered Sugar, 1 lb” for $5.56 per box, when the price of $1.07 is available on other sites.
10.Corn Starch: 1010% Price Increase
This month Amazon sold “Clabber Girl Corn Starch, 6.5 Ounce” for $8.99, a stunning 1010% increase over the $0.89 that other retailers charge for this item.
11.Rice: 641% Price Increase
Amazon recently sold “Goya Canilla Enriched Extra Long Grain Rice, 48oz, Arroz Enriquecido de Grano Extra Largo” for $19.99. While in other online shops there is a price of $3.12 for this item.
Amazon uses automated systems and human moderators to identify pricing trends on the platform. However, according to Public Citizen, the technology giant has failed to keep price increases at a distance not only from third-party suppliers but also from its own brands.
Price scam is an exploitation of the most vulnerable, especially during a national emergency. There is no excuse for Amazon, one of the largest and most successful companies in history.
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As more people are working remotely due to the Coronavirus quarantine, employees are finding creative ways to appear more online than they actually are.
For example, today most companies are using Zoom Meetings for their daily meetings. For those who are not familiar with Zoom, it is an app that allows people to hold video conferences. Here at Bemorepanda we also use Zoom and we love it!
Ok, so far all good. But, for those who does not know, there’s a feature on Zoom that can tell hosts if chat participants have navigated away from the active window for more than 30 seconds. In other words, your computer narcs you out to your boss when you’re paying more attention to funny animal videos than you are to the meeting.This means that during meetings or online classes, if you think you can switch apps while the other person talks, the app will tell on you.
However, it seems that some Zoom users have gotten pretty creative with how they are beating the app’s feature, where some have created looping videos to make it look like they’re paying attention, while others have created a custom background which features their still image.
As far as the host is concerned, they will think you’re still in the meeting, but you in reality, you can do whatever you like, like lying on your bed, playing games, eating or just nothing. Zoom Meetings was founded in 2011 by Eric Yuan, a lead engineer from Cisco Systems and its collaboration business unit WebEx.
The company went public in April, 2019 and at that time, it was valued at $16 billion. In early 2020, usage of Zoom increased sharply as schools and companies adopted the platform for remote work in response to the coronavirus pandemic, rising 67% from the start of the year to mid-March.
Sometimes directors are real clairvoyants. It delights, and sometimes even scares.
Bemorepanda has compiled a list of top 10 movies you should watch that predicted in one way or another the existing pandemic, which affected the entire world not seen since the Great Depression.
A rescue expedition flies to rescue a distant earthly colony, which was attacked by an unknown creature. By their arrival, only Dr. Morbius, his daughter Altair and the robotic servant Robbie survived.
2001: A Space Odyssey
In prehistoric times, the black monolith turned Australopithecus into people. After millions of years, humanity finds on the moon the same stone, sending a powerful signal somewhere in the region of Jupiter. The Discovery research ship is sent there. But on the way, the on-board computer HAL 9000 starts to behave very strangely.
TV presenter Howard Beal fired due to low ratings. Then he decides on extravagant acts on the air: threatens to commit suicide, swears, makes revealing speeches. All this unexpectedly brings him breathtaking popularity.
Max, director of a small adult channel, in search of a new porno sensation, stumbles upon a video signal from a pirate satellite. The broadcast show, entitled “Videodrom,” contains horrific scenes of violence with bloody torture and murder. Max is trying to learn more, but soon the line between the real world and hallucination begins to blur.
Back to the Future Part II
In the second part of the franchise, the young Marty McFly goes from 1985 to 2015 to help his own children out of a very unpleasant situation. However, in the future, he and Professor Emmett Brown make a mistake, as a result of which the elderly Biff Tennen takes possession of the time machine and changes a lot in the fate of the heroes. McFly and Brown understand that everything needs to be fixed urgently, and are postponed to 1955.
Builder Douglas Quaid has obsessive dreams about Mars. In search of answers, he turns to a company that implants false memories into his brain. But everything is not going as planned, after which the hero suddenly discovers the capabilities of a super agent. Douglas realizes that his whole life until this moment was an illusion.
Programmer Angela Bennett accidentally crosses the path of the Praetorian hacker group. Then the attackers substitute information about her identity in the databases. And now the heroine is considered a dangerous criminal on the federal wanted list.
The Cable Guy
Stephen Kovacs moves to a new apartment and calls a cable man to set up a TV. The charming Chip Douglas comes to him, and they quickly become friends. But Chip is behaving more strangely, and Stephen decides to stop communicating. This is where the real nightmare begins.
The Truman Show
Truman Burbank considers himself the most ordinary person, but in fact he is a participant in a reality show involuntarily. Video cameras watch him around the clock, and his whole world - sets and actors. And once the hero begins to notice it.
Enemy of the State
In the hands of a successful lawyer Robert Dean is compromising evidence exposing an dishonest official. Very quickly, the life of the protagonist turns into a nightmare: American intelligence chases him everywhere, he becomes a universal enemy and outcast.
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Even when the world is trying to find a cure for the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a new virus is threatening our society.
A report in Global Times said that a man from China's Yunnan province died from Hantavirus while on a bus to the Shandong province. Other 32 people on bus were also tested and now everyone is waiting for the results.
What is Hantavirus?
The Centre for Disease Control says that the virus is spread mainly from rodents. It goes on to say that infection with any of the hantavirus can cause hantavirus disease in people.
"Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.
It can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).
The disease is not airborne and can only spread to people if they come in contact with urine, feces, and saliva of rodents and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Early symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches, along with headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath and can be fatal, with a mortality rate of 38 percent, according to CDC.
While the initial symptoms of HFRS too remain the same, it can cause low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.
However, aside from the negative news coming from China, some Twitter users woke up from their quarantine naps to find #HantaVirus trending. And here are their reactions:
When you're not even done with Covid-19 and China releases Covid-20 Pro max#Hantavirus
After the coronavirus, now a new virus has come in the market
Our Country at the moment:
Me right now, I am tired. Now another virus
If by any chance you see someone constructing this, kindly DM me.
I wake ...I open my phone... i go to the trending section is see
Astronauts watching the world get destroyed by
Me After Recovering Corona Virus seeing News of #Hantavirus:
World right now hearing about China infected with yet another virus #Hantavirus
Me: currently reading this due to the releasing of new version of Corona #Hantavirus
*recovered from corona *died from hantavirus
*again born in CHINA
#Hantavirus arrived in china
Meanwhile world to china
Waking up from Quarantine to find #Hantavirus.
What The Hell
The hantavirus case comes at a time when the total count of those infected by novel coronavirus globally is nearing the 400,000 mark and scientists are yet to find a cure for it. The global death toll has crossed the 17,800 mark.