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John Flushing

Member Since 20 Mar 2006
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In Topic: Some people want to debate politics and healthcare

29 March 2020 - 10:02 AM


In Topic: MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

14 March 2020 - 04:49 PM

This selfish person should just give away the hand sanitizer for free. He was hoping to earn money but now he has lost money. Hopefully the grocery store(s) will never refund his money.

On March 1, the day after the first coronavirus death in the United States, brothers Matt and Noah Colvin set out in a silver SUV to pick up some hand sanitizer. Driving around Chattanooga, Tennessee, they hit a Dollar Tree, then a Walmart, a Staples and a Home Depot. At each store, they cleaned out the shelves.

Over the next three days, Noah Colvin took a 1,300-mile road trip across Tennessee and into Kentucky, filling a U-Haul truck with thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer and thousands of packs of antibacterial wipes, mostly from "little hole-in-the-wall dollar stores in the backwoods," his brother said. "The major metro areas were cleaned out."

Matt Colvin stayed home near Chattanooga, preparing for pallets of even more wipes and sanitizer he had ordered, and starting to list them on Amazon. Colvin said he had posted 300 bottles of hand sanitizer and immediately sold them all for between $8 and $70 each, multiples higher than what he had bought them for. To him, "it was crazy money." To many others, it was profiteering from a pandemic.

The next day, Amazon pulled his items and thousands of other listings for sanitizer, wipes and face masks. The company suspended some of the sellers behind the listings and warned many others that if they kept running up prices, they'd lose their accounts. EBay soon followed with even stricter measures, prohibiting any U.S. sales of masks or sanitizer.

Now, while millions of people search in vain for hand sanitizer to protect themselves from the spread of the coronavirus, Colvin is sitting on 17,700 bottles of the stuff with little idea where to sell them.


In Topic: MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

13 March 2020 - 04:09 AM


In Topic: MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

11 March 2020 - 04:49 PM

Yea the NCAA's move is huge. All that lost gate revenue for them.

I can't see how they limit fans at NCAA games and not in other leagues.

Can you imagine NHL playoffs without fans?

They just might lift the Stanley Cup in front of imaginary fans.

In Topic: MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

11 March 2020 - 01:24 AM

Due to its extreme popularity, the National Football League can survive anything. And the National Football League has lucked out, because the offseason is well underway. Lack of spectators means lack of revenue. I can only hope that Major League Soccer will survive this tragedy.