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Name and Shame - UK Health Supplies and New Eagle - Profiteering

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Dettol Wipes were selling at 5 packs for £12.49 by Amazon https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/400-dettol-wipes-citrus-antibacterial-multi-surface-cleaning-5-packs-80--amazon

Reasonable price and now sold out -fair enough , The 2 Amazon marketplace sellers in the title are now selling the same for £74 + - Blatant and shameful profiteering !

I have reported them to Amazon and suggest that other members do the same (Amazon have requested buyers to inform them of any blatant profiteering on their site ) .

Hopefully these two sellers will be then kicked off Amazon and back into the swamp where they belong .

Golfforall
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
Dennab
Dennab3 months ago

If Amazon have any sense, they'll do the same as eBay and take action against those sellers.

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Mango4
Mango43 months ago

To be fair this has always been the case on Amazon & ebay, some sellers grossly overprice items, not sure why but it's nothing new.

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 months ago

Well those two sellers are now on my "avoid" list and all members should avoid them to teach them that Profiteering does not pay .

Its not a short supply Christmas toy that they are selling at an inflated price , its an everyday essential . They should be taught a lesson !

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees3 months ago

To be fair the the seller (can only see one) - they only have one in stock, and sellers often price single stock items higher than they expect anyone to pay so they don't get bought, I think because they have to turn pay restocking fees or something? It's why you sometimes see something that's worth only a few pounds at thousands...

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Dennab
Dennab3 months ago

It was a lot worse on eBay last week. They have been through and deleted offending listings.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

I've seen that quite a few times on Ebay - I've often wondered what happens, or has happened, if someone, despite the very high price, actually purchases, there are some people who never look at the price and others, perhaps because of a speck on their screen, might think that something priced at one thousand pounds is only £10.00

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 months ago

Maybe my complaint worked - I see both the extortionate listings have been removed - or sold out at £74.99 ?!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc3 months ago

Wipes? Never thought they'd run out. Plenty in every supermarket where I currently am.

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 months ago

Exactly , they aren't even the alcohol based ones that might be some good . A combination of daft ,uneducated panic buyers and greedy sellers gets us to this sad position .

I think much of the problem is that too many of the "Snowflake " generation get their "information " and news from Social media instead of the boring but reliable BBC .

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