Some people are reacting to the coronavirus in a mature, responsible way. While others are panic-buying, hoarding supplies, leaving nothing to buy for everyone else, and flaunting how much they don’t care about social distancing. And a select few are even hoping to scalp others by reselling basic supplies like toilet paper.

But the internet isn’t standing for this kind of behavior. People are shaming jerks online who are making the corona-crisis more difficult for us all. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s list about corona-jerks getting outed and let us know in the comments below if this made you lose a bit of faith in humanity. Be sure to read on for our interview with Sam Dogen, founder of the Financial Samurai website, about price gouging.

Most people you talk to will be able to tell you that they’ve already seen small examples of price-gouging. Like selling face masks for exorbitant prices. It looks like some individuals see the crisis as an opportunity. An opportunity to fill their pockets with quick cash in exchange for their moral integrity.

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And... Reverse!

And... Reverse!

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Monty Glue
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11 months ago

Love it!

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#2

The Old Man & His Wife In My Building Rarely Leave Their Apt. They Was Very Pleased

The Old Man & His Wife In My Building Rarely Leave Their Apt. They Was Very Pleased

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ƒιѕн
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11 months ago

Awesome

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This Man Drove 1,000+ Miles And Bought 17,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer And Wipes, But Now He Can't Find Buyers. Boo-Hoo

This Man Drove 1,000+ Miles And Bought 17,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer And Wipes, But Now He Can't Find Buyers. Boo-Hoo

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Clare McDuff
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11 months ago

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Bored Panda spoke with Sam Dogen, founder of the Financial Samurai website, about price gouging and scalping in the wake of the corona-crisis. We wanted to find out why we're already seeing people pay huge prices for hygiene products.

"Panic makes people do things irrationally," Dogen said. "There is no need to have a year's supply of toilet paper or hand sanitizer. Supply will come back within a couple months as we are currently experiencing a supply shock as well."

"So if you must hoard, then buy for not more than two months of supply. Most people buy one month's supply of personal hygiene products, so two months is not that much more."

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Just.... Man, [screw] Her. I’ll Never Understand Why People Are Such Assh*les

Just.... Man, [screw] Her. I’ll Never Understand Why People Are Such Assh*les

This woman in Taylor Mill, Kentucky has hoarded toilet paper to sell out the back of her car for $5.00 a roll. How can people have this much greed? GET HER FACE OUT THERE...So the World can know what a true LOW LIFE looks like. 

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

May she have the violent shits until she runs out, and then one more day of shits.

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#5

If This Is You: [Screw] You

If This Is You: [Screw] You

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DforDorothy
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11 months ago

People are literally shitting themselves of fear apparently...😒

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The More You Take, The Less There Is For Everyone Else

The More You Take, The Less There Is For Everyone Else

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Becky Moore
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11 months ago

Did someone seriously write cunt?! :P

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Dogen reiterated that it's vital that people don't give in to price gouging. "Price gouging is a pure indication of panic buying. If you do not panic buy, then you will not succumb to paying inflated prices. People who price gouge during a global pandemic should be fined and banned from reselling things online again. Instead of price gouging, they should be doing something to help their fellow brothers and sisters."

He also mentioned that price gouging is nothing new during times of distress. "Price gouging happened during the 2008–2009 financial crisis, after many devastating storms, and other tragedies."

"I understand the desire to profit to take care of your own finances, but when there is a large tragedy, it is incumbent on all of us to step up and help each other out."

#7

Which One Are You?

Which One Are You?

There are 2 types of people in the world

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

I'll be the one drinking.

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#8

Seriously...

Seriously...

My co-worker has been coming into office because he feels "fine" and shows no symptom. Now my senior manager still want to have all hands meeting where bunch of people (+20) crammed into conference room to discuss telecommuting plan.


Update: Now my a-hole manager wants doctor's note if you are calling in sick. If employees are self quarantining for any suspicious symptoms, last thing you want to do is go outside to get a [frikinn] doctor's note!

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11 months ago

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#9

Whoever You Are, [Screw] You!

Whoever You Are, [Screw] You!

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Clare McDuff
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11 months ago

To be fair, you can’t jump to conclusions. They might be stocking a food bank.

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CBS4 found out about an underground scalper and gouger network in Denver that resells personal hygiene products at greatly increased prices. One of these men was selling packages of (yup, you guessed it) toilet paper for 4 to 5 dollars per 4-pack on Craigslist. Even though they cost around 1 dollar per pack in stores.

“If you want more, it will be gone by tomorrow,” the man told undercover CBS4 reporters when he met them. According to the scalper, he’s been making good money and sold around 100 rolls already. When the man realized that he was being filmed, he refused to talk to the reporters further.online.

The undercover reporters met another man who sold 4 to 5 dollar-worth bottles of hand sanitizer for 20 dollars each. He explained that most of his customers are worried about the coronavirus.

“I just wanted to cash in and make a few bucks,” he said. Fortunately, in this case, the man realized that he was acting wrong, returned the money, and reduced the cost of his products to their usual price.

In the US, over 30 states have laws that make it illegal for people to price gouge during a state of emergency or a disaster. However, other states, like Colorado, don’t have such restrictions.

Which makes it easy for jerks to hoard supplies and then resell them for people who are in panic-mode. The good news is, the majority of folks are fighting back, even if, for now, it mostly means shaming these jerks

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Australia Right Now. Corona Virus Panic Has Already Hit

Australia Right Now. Corona Virus Panic Has Already Hit

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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11 months ago

Good idea

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#11

Another Profiteer Clearing Out Thermometers At Costco. Spent His Time In The Line Up Bragging How Much Money He Would Make Marking Up The Sale Of These

Another Profiteer Clearing Out Thermometers At Costco. Spent His Time In The Line Up Bragging How Much Money He Would Make Marking Up The Sale Of These

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Jo Choto
Community Member
11 months ago

I hope he still has them all a year from now.

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My Kid Has A Non-Coronavirus Related Fever. But Panic Shopping Has Made It Hard To Find Medicine

My Kid Has A Non-Coronavirus Related Fever. But Panic Shopping Has Made It Hard To Find Medicine

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

So ridiculous.

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#13

[Screw] This Person, Too

[Screw] This Person, Too

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

May she also have the shits for one day longer than her toilet paper lasts.

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#14

Seattle Has Chosen Its Food Of Choice For Corona Catastrophe 2020

Seattle Has Chosen Its Food Of Choice For Corona Catastrophe 2020

Dried beans. Dried [frikinn] beans.


Everytime we have external stresses, people in the Seattle area choose a weird food item to stock up on. For Snowpocalypse in February 2019, it was bread and milk. Now, it's dried beans. Most of the people who purchased these have probably never even cooked with dried beans!

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Norma
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11 months ago

They will need all that TP they hoarded when they start cooking all those beans. Just sayin'.

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#15

I Don't Fear The Virus, I Fear A Run On Supplies

I Don't Fear The Virus, I Fear A Run On Supplies

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Analyn Lahr
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11 months ago

Same.

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#16

This Person Is Buying Three Pallets Of Disinfectant Wipes. Don’t Be This Person. [Screw] This Person

This Person Is Buying Three Pallets Of Disinfectant Wipes. Don’t Be This Person. [Screw] This Person

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

May all the wipes mysteriously dry out and be useless.

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#17

Assh*le In My County Bought All Of This Toilet Paper And Is Now Trying To Sell It In Various Facebook Groups

Assh*le In My County Bought All Of This Toilet Paper And Is Now Trying To Sell It In Various Facebook Groups

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

May an unexpected weather event blow most of it away and leave the rest drenched and unusable.

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#18

Costco As Soon They Announced School Closing

Costco As Soon They Announced School Closing

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AJu
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11 months ago

Spread it!!

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#19

Other Than Panic Buying Being Incredibly Selfish And Unnecessary, How Does Someone Have The Space To Refrigerate All This Milk?

Other Than Panic Buying Being Incredibly Selfish And Unnecessary, How Does Someone Have The Space To Refrigerate All This Milk?

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

That's going to be a lot of sour, chunky milk.

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#20

Entitled Woman Goes To Red Robin

Entitled Woman Goes To Red Robin

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DforDorothy
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11 months ago

🙄 ohh,the stupidity....

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#21

People Are Panic-Buying Eggs Now? You Assh*les Know You Can’t Grow Chickens With Those Right?

People Are Panic-Buying Eggs Now? You Assh*les Know You Can’t Grow Chickens With Those Right?

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Ruth Mayfly
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11 months ago

Eggs keep for ages at room temperatures, though. Or they do if you're not in the USA where they wash the protective coat off, which shortens their storage life and means they need refridgerating.

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This Couple In Canada, Reselling Wipes Online For Around $90 Cad Bought From Costco's

This Couple In Canada, Reselling Wipes Online For Around $90 Cad Bought From Costco's

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

It is amazing to me that people see this as a reason to profiteer. I always see the post-apocalyptic movies and think, no, people wouldn't be such douches. Boy, am I wrong.

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Stay Classy You Opportunistic Assh*led

Stay Classy You Opportunistic Assh*led

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Emperor Kitten
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11 months ago

Bet your a dollar those for shoplifted

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Father And Sister Of St. Louis County Woman With Coronavirus Violated Quarantine By Going To A School Dance

Father And Sister Of St. Louis County Woman With Coronavirus Violated Quarantine By Going To A School Dance

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Becky Moore
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11 months ago

Stupid assholes! And a school dance?! At least go somewhere worth leaving the house for :P

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This Picture Was Taken At My Local Costco. We're Doomed Folks

This Picture Was Taken At My Local Costco. We're Doomed Folks

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Chris Green
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11 months ago

I hope these people go home and set those masks on the counter they use to prepare food.

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Empty And Messy Shelves At A Tesco Supermarket After Panic Buying

Empty And Messy Shelves At A Tesco Supermarket After Panic Buying

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

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That looks more like a desperate and messy attempt to restock.

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#27

Buying All Hand Sanitizer

Buying All Hand Sanitizer

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago

Yeah, soap actually works better, people.

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British Shoppers Are Being Urged Not To Panic

British Shoppers Are Being Urged Not To Panic

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Analyn Lahr
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11 months ago

I read that the guy who looks like Trump's illegitimate younger brother wants them spread it around to try and develop herd immunity.

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Today's Line As Soon As Costco Opened. People Fighting For Water, Toilet Paper, Rice, And Other Essentials

Today's Line As Soon As Costco Opened. People Fighting For Water, Toilet Paper, Rice, And Other Essentials

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Analyn Lahr
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11 months ago

I just renewed my dang membership to that place. I can hardly stand the crowds on a normal day. Definitely not going now.

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You’re Part Of The Problem!

You’re Part Of The Problem!

Blessing in disguise that I came home this weekend and I live next to the largest grocery store in Illinois. That said, even they are running out of stuff. Still grateful that for at least a few weeks we will be stocked up. 

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Becky Moore
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11 months ago

To be fair that's not a whole lot; they might have a big family...or the shits?!

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