Data shows Amazon raised prices during pandemic alongside sellers accused of price gouging
Company has removed 3,900 sellers for violations
Amazon not only earned commissions from those sellers accused of price gouging, it also more than doubled its own prices on essential goods as the COVID-19 pandemic grew between early January and mid-March.
At one point earlier this month, Amazon listed a four-pack of toilet paper for $72.
We contacted Amazon about Jungle Scout’s findings, but a spokesperson wouldn’t directly answer our question about whether Amazon engaged in price gouging.
She said in an emailed statement:
· Amazon is working with state Attorneys General and sharing information to help them hold price gougers accountable