As the majority of the world continues to worry about COVID-19 and what kind of dangers can come from the coronavirus, other people are thinking differently. Matt and Noah Colvin are brothers who thought that this pandemic was a good way for them to profit off the fears of those looking for help. They went and purchased nearly 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and tried to sell them at higher prices, but sites like Amazon and eBay aren't going to allow it.
In an interview with The New York Times, the brothers said they went around Tennessee and Kentucky on a 1,300-mile road trip. They bought all of the hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes that they could find and filled up the back of a U-Haul truck along with their SUV.
In addition to those finds, Matt had ordered even more of them to arrive at his home. After they had a full stockpile, they began posting them for sale on Amazon. At the beginning, 300 bottles of hand sanitizer were listed for sale and they went fast, for anywhere from $8 to $70 a piece.
The Colvin brothers believed they were making some "crazy money," but others didn't feel the same way. Within 24 hours, Amazon pulled their listings of the hand sanitizer, wipes, and face masks. eBay followed up by doing the same thing and putting very strict guidelines on the sale of those items.