Someone sent me this photo a short while ago.
Parknshop is selling these toilet rolls individually at $6.90 per roll. Originally a pack of 10 rolls cost around $36.90 I was told. Now 10 rolls would cost $69.
Calls for government to limit prices or control supply are wrong. Government needs to get the fuck out of the way, the irony that the government is current working through the courts to restrict face mask wearing just spooks mainland and overseas suppliers. Those suppliers should be working to pump as many face masks and rolls of toilet paper into HK as the market demands.
I'm in BKK right now. There are basic disposable masks being sold in the street and also something termed "sanitizer" with no ingredients listed, but which looks and smells like hand sanitiser.
If i bring this stuff back, will it be "acceptable" to HK consumers do you think? I was thinking of doing some arbitrage of my luggage allowance.....
There is really no shortage of face masks now, it’s the fact that pharmacies and every other local seller have hiked up prices. Aside from the poor, face masks are in abundance. I just walked past a load of those ripoff pharmacies in TST, a box of 50 face masks for $380, those funky Korean ones rated KF94 are around $30-35 each.
A colleague moaned but not having many face masks at home left, I just asked him if $200 is really more important than you and your family members’ health.
The ones that JHC sold about a week ago (from Nelsons Laboratory) I seen sold around TST for $280-300. Some locals showed concern over these as there was no rating on the box, but JHC have since come out and stated the effectiveness of these masks and explanation of markings on the box.