Cheeky People Are Trying To Sell Toilet Paper On Facebook Marketplace Amid Coronavirus Panic
You’ve seen the pictures of shoppers loading up their trolleys with rolls upon rolls of toilet paper – well this is where some of it is ending up.
Some Aussies appear to be reselling toilet paper, hand sanitiser and other products for high prices, in an attempt to profit from coronavirus panic.
Shoppers are using online platforms, such as Facebook Marketplace, to try to sell rolls of toilet paper to those who missed out in store.
Facebook appears to be taking down the listings as they appear.
“Due to the shortness of toilet paper, I have two and a half rolls. I’m selling it for the very cheap price of $150. They won't last,” one person wrote of their listing.
A search for toilet paper on Facebook Marketplace in Sydney showed dozens of listings, some up to $1000 on Tuesday afternoon.
10daily contacted Facebook for comment.
Earlier today eBay decided to act on a similar issue involving hand sanitiser price hikes on the online marketplace after Aussies attempted to list products for unreasonably high amounts.
"eBay does not allow sellers to list items that attempt to capitalise on disaster or tragedy. These listings are in breach of our policy and are in the process of being ended," a spokeswoman told 10 daily.
"We have updated our filters to block listings in breach of our policy and are regularly sweeping the site to remove such items."