Are you a little worried about your bathroom supplies as you look at photos of empty store shelves lately?
Well, never fear – your neighbours probably have you covered.
A plethora of posts selling toilet paper have popped up on Facebook and Craigslist in the past few days. Whether a joke or people attempting to capitalize on fears of COVID-19, they’ve sparked discussion all over social media.
One Craigslist ad from Richmond offered “one almost full roll of toilet paper” for $100.
The post, picture above at left, advertised the roll as “hard to find!!” and “sold out everywhere!”
If you’re on a bit more of a budget, a Costco reseller in Downtown Vancouver has you covered at just $80 for 30 rolls. The deal works out to just $2.66 a roll, which is a distinct markup but better than $100.
If you’re out in the ‘burbs, perhaps a $5 roll of toilet paper is more your style? And if you’re feeling ritzy, you can get an individually packaged one for $10, both in an Abbotsford “bidding wars” group.
|Some toilet paper on sale at a markup on Craigslist and in Lower Mainland Facebook groups. (Craigslist/Facebook)|
If your toilet paper supply is up to date, there’s a few more other COVID-19 “necessities” up on Craigslist.
In Surrey, $16 will buy you either a laugh or a “coronavirus bucket head” for your animals.
|A ‘coronavirus bucket head’ and some expensive hand sanitizer on sale in the Vancouver area. (Craigslist)|
“Keep your goat safe, donkeys, pigs, horses and basically any farm animals, free from the deadly corona virus,” the post said. See-through ones are an additional $5.
Are you out of hand sanitizer? A seller in Richmond is offering a $15 bottle of Purell hand sanitizer.
And despite many warnings from health officials, a plethora of face masks are available, ranging from $1 to at over $100.