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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:58 AM

Anybody seen the crazy

Prices for masks? On Amazon some are going for 400 and some bucks, WTF.

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Reply Anybody seen the crazy (Original post)
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2020 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2020 #1
htuttle Mar 2020 #2
BBbats Mar 2020 #3
BadgerKid Mar 2020 #4
greytdemocrat Mar 2020 #5
cyclonefence Mar 2020 #6
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #7

Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:00 AM

1. Sounds like demand is driving up prices.

Market forces at work!

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:02 AM

2. All of the Walgreens downtown in my city have been out for a week

Now, none of the grocery stores has Purell left.

I discovered you can make a reasonable substitute using isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:40 AM

3. Hand sanitizer is getting scarce.

The Walgreens near me has been out.I found two 2 ounce spray bottles of a sanitizer that has coconut oil in it along with ethenol.They were $2.99 each. 90% isopropyl alcoho! Is still around but supp!ies are scarce.
I also saw people at the local Chick Fil A grabbing handfuls of the Purell towelets they give out with the condiments.
I'm going to hit the dollar store sometime today

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:46 AM

4. Hard to buy masks through work too

If you havenít bought masks in the last 6 months.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:54 AM

5. Don't panic

And don't pay ridiculous prices.

From what I've been reading the masks
won't really help unless you already have
the virus and don't want to spread it.

Personally I think this is all over blown.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:44 AM

6. CDC says don't buy masks

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/29/health/coronavirus-mask-hysteria-us-trnd/index.html

My doctor agrees. And I have a chronic lung condition; he says the regular masks from the drugstore don't protect against viruses, which are too small to be stopped by paper masks. Respirators are another story, but masks don't do any good.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:37 AM

7. If you report it, it will likely get taken down -

Amazon is acting aggressively to stop price gouging.

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