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eBay bans coronavirus goods like hand sanitizer to prevent price-gouging
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Shoppers preparing for the coronavirus have left some store shelves bare, but anyone looking for hand sanitizer and other hot outbreak goods won’t be able to turn to eBay.
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The online auction website said it was banning sales of surgical masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to prevent price gouging. Any listings mentioning the coronavirus or COVID-19 illness will also be removed, except for books.
“These listings may violate applicable U.S. laws or regulations, eBay policies and exhibit unfair pricing behavior for our buyers,” eBay wrote in a blog post.