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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 10:25 AM

Do your part to shut down anti-American mask / sanitizer / toilet-paper scalpers on Craigslist

Looks like Amazon and eBay are onto these people. Here's a possibility for the rest of us.

A few times a day, look at all of the craigslist (CL) for-sale categories at once searching the 'sss' category, then take the link below, substitute a few different local CL jurisdictions at the beginning of the URL (where it says '<your_city>'), find the scalpers' ads and flag them. To do that, you need to click into the ad, then click the 'flag' icon.

Substitute 'https' for 'XXXXX' in the link below - had to do that to avoid it being interpreted as a ready-to-go link.

XXXXX://<your_city>.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=%28sanitizer%29+%7C+%28purel%29+%7C+%28alcohol%29+%7C+%28toilet+paper%29+%7C+%28mask%29+%7C+%28corona%29+%7C+%28covid%29&hasPic=1

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Reply Do your part to shut down anti-American mask / sanitizer / toilet-paper scalpers on Craigslist (Original post)
zonemaster Mar 2020 OP
CurtEastPoint Mar 2020 #1
zonemaster Mar 2020 #2
CurtEastPoint Mar 2020 #3
zonemaster Mar 2020 #6
CurtEastPoint Mar 2020 #7
ck4829 Mar 2020 #4
zonemaster Mar 2020 #5
csziggy Mar 2020 #8

Response to zonemaster (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:28 AM

1. doesn't work.

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Response to zonemaster (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:39 AM

3. well it does if you remove the chevrons around 'your_city' so maybe add this instruction

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:46 AM

6. That instruction is already there - if you read the instructions...

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Response to zonemaster (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:58 AM

7. Whatever you say. It's not there.

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Response to zonemaster (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:39 AM

4. Why? It's counter-economics, people making a buck in unapproved ways

Some of these prices aren't really all that unfair either, how does one determine the line between reasonable price and scalping?

Honestly, it would be a better investment of time to flag the crazy conspiracy theories about the coronavirus instead.

Like this one...

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/pol/d/washington-coronavirus-outbreak/7092089867.html

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 11:45 AM

5. BS. Even if they charge the same price...

They bought up something else so other people couldn't. Now, instead of multiple citizens going to a store, they're forced to go to some dude's house in God-knows-where. You'll notice some of them don't even put a price, because they're seeing who offers them the most. It's douche behavior - period.

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Response to zonemaster (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 12:15 PM

8. It's easier to simply put Craigslist + your town into Google

Go to For Sale in their menu, and enter the search words. In my area there was already one guy who'd been shut down selling hand sanitizer for excessive amounts and was offering to give it away.

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