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Price gouging continues as COVID-19 cases rise

Posted at 7:58 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 11:04:02-05

Price gouging continues as COVID-19 cases go up.

A report just released by the the US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund examined 750 products from both Amazon and third party sellers in 15 different categories.

It found 409 listings saw price increases of more than 20% compared to last year.

136 listings at least doubled in price.

37 states currently have laws that help authorities fight price gouging during national or state emergencies.

The research group says having this law on a federal level would set a standard, and would also allow price gougers to be prosecuted across state lines.