30 Times People Spotted Total Jerks During The Coronavirus Crisis And Shamed Them Online

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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8 hours ago

Awesome

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9 hours ago

I just read that this asshat and his bro decided to donate the rest of their stash to those in need. Great sentiment, just too bad it’s attached to greed.

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8 hours ago

Love this. They should “follow up” after it’s all said and done with a permanent leave offer (sacked).

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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9 hours ago

People are literally shitting themselves of fear apparently…😒

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9 hours ago

Did someone seriously write cunt?! 😛

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9 hours ago

Judging by the close-up she’s hiding a couple rolls in her mouth as well

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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.”

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7 hours ago

This has to be a joke. It’s a virus not a fucking zombie apocalypse

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8 hours ago

Exactly! My work requires a doctor’s note for absences more than three days.

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9 hours ago

I would have walked right into that cart on purpose just to knock them all off! Then I would have grabbed as much as I could and then start passing them out to those who were looking for them but couldn’t have them because of this dickweenie!

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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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9 hours ago

How much shitting do people imagine they will be doing?

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9 hours ago (edited)

I faced the same thing. I can’t find anything anywhere. Hoping to try Amazon

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9 hours ago

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

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9 hours ago

forward his name and details to the authorities. Tennessee is looking to prosecute hand sanitizer guy, maybe your state will go after this person

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8 hours ago

I hope they then donate it to those in need.

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9 hours ago

How can you indeed? Let me spend ooh, five freaking seconds checking that out and realizing that’s exactly what is happening. Moron.

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May all the wipes mysteriously dry out and be useless.

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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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7 hours ago

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

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Is that a chicken?

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8 hours ago

Same.

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It’s like black Friday,but without the discounts.

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7 hours ago

They’re planning on re-selling it all in 5 minutes in the parking lot. Hope they get stuck with a lot of chunky milk

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9 hours ago

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

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5 hours ago

I feel sorry for the workers who have to clean up after these idiots.

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9 hours ago

Yeah, soap actually works better, people.

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8 hours 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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8 hours ago

My heart goes out to all the elderly and unwell, who will not have any supplies due to arseholes like this If anything, the virus has shown me how selfish and greedy people really are.

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7 hours 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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