Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic

Public Citizen’s report found that “Amazon is engaged in price gouging on products it sells directly” itself, through its Amazon Essentials line. Disposable face masks and corn starch were the most inflated prices, jumping elevenfold from earlier in the year. Below is a list of ten Amazon Essential products tracked, including the percentage the items increased in cost. Similar price rises were tracked among third party sellers on the platform as well.

Disposable face masks — 1,000%

Hand sanitizer — 48%

Disinfectant spray — 87%

Antibacterial soap — 470%

Disposable nitrile gloves — 336%

Toilet paper — 528%

Paper towels — 303%

Flour — 425%

Sugar — 520%

Corn starch — 1,010%

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