Respiratory protection masks now cost twice as much

attacks Since the Coronavirus to, respiratory protection masks is increasingly becoming a rare commodity. Not only in pharmacies, in online stores such as Galax

Respiratory protection masks now cost twice as much

attacks Since the Coronavirus to, respiratory protection masks is increasingly becoming a rare commodity. Not only in pharmacies, in online stores such as Galaxus there is no, or hardly even to buy protective masks. "Due to high demand there is currently a shortage of supply in the case of respiratory protective masks", it says on the Website of Galaxus.

"The masks were sold out two days prior to the first confirmed case in Switzerland," says Alex Hämmerli by the online retailer. In this case, the range with 15 different masks, as well as three different hygiene masks was not small. Due to high demand, they were difficult to obtain.

Until recently, had been in the European Camps, in spite of Coronavirus epidemic yet enough products available, it means at Galaxus. "Thanks to earlier direct orders from the far East, also, we were able to fill our warehouse in time." So was able to secure the Swiss online retailer, a delivery of several Thousand packages, each with fifty masks. These are expected to be in the first week of March are available in the Shop.

a disinfectant, and a fever thermometer is affected

However, at twice the price: "Because of the significant increase in the purchase prices of the masks will be more expensive than before the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic," says Hämmerli. The manufacturer and dealer would have doubled the prices of more than. And since the purchase prices are higher, it also pays the customer. At Galaxus, you have not increased the margins, however, it is not from the hysteria. Which manufacturer Galaxus procures his goods, not the price of the company for competitive reasons.

is not Currently listed, nor is it a deliverable type respiratory protection mask for the price of 6.95 Swiss francs on the website of Galaxus – delivery time four to six weeks. Disinfectants are affected by supply bottlenecks and price increases. Unlike the protective masks, but these are still available, or could be increased. Very fever thermometers are in demand. "We don't have many in stock," says Hämmerli.

On other online platforms such as Tutti.ch try private providers to Profit from the plight. Respirators manufacturer 3M offered the part between 89 to 500 francs per pack of ten pieces at other retailers, the price for the same product is 20 to 30 francs.

At Amazon are observed similar excesses. The Internet retailer has deleted in the past few weeks, according to information from thousands of offers due to price gouging. That Amazon does not condone this behavior of traders, is a Fair-Pricing rule. It requires that third-party may take advantage of any distress in order to enrich themselves.


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Created: 01.03.2020, 17:00 Uhr

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 07:01

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