Since the outbreak happened, people have been hoarding all kinds of essentials from food to toilet paper. Another thing people have stocked up on is hand sanitizer making it hard for people to purchase any since most stores are now out of stock because so many people started hoarding so much.
Well, Twitter user _shuermann recently shared what a Danish supermarket is doing to stop people from hoarding hand sanitizer.
The Denmark supermarket decided to sell one bottle of hand sanitizer for 40 DKK ($4.09). Not a bad price, right? But the pricing trick is they charge 1,000 DKK ($95) for two bottles.
The supermarket explained their reasoning for the pricing in a Facebook post:
It read: “Dear Customers,
We have a great responsibility to keep the business running, and we can only do that with everyone’s help and understanding. You can help in the following way:
We ask all customers to respect the distance between each other and our co-workers;
Sprinkle (likely sanitize or wash) hands off at the entrance and use gloves;
If you are a family, please allow only one person to purchase the purchases if possible;
There may be times when we limit how many customers we accept in the store at one time. We will keep you informed about any operating changes on Facebook. Take care and thank you for your understanding,”
As expected, people loved the idea:
Some think we should apply this pricing trick to all items that people are hoarding:
Hopefully this simple trick helps so that people who actually need hand sanitizer has the option of getting some.