eBay cracks down on ‘price gouging’ profiteers during coronavirus

eBay UK boss Rob Hattrell is determined to stop coronavirus 'price gouging'

Online marketplace eBay has restricted sales of a raft of products in an effort to stop profiteering during the coronavirus crisis.

eBay, which had already limited sales of masks and hand sanitiser products through its emergency listing restrictions policy, widened the products covered to include toilet roll, baby formula, nappies, baby wipes and tampons.

Consumers are no longer allowed to sell such goods on eBay. Only business sellers will be permitted to retail them, “at appropriate prices”.

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