Hoarding supplies has become a major problem across the world as people self-isolate in their homes to wait out the worst of the coronavirus outbreak. Toilet paper has been a hot ticket item, as has hand sanitizer, with many stores selling out their inventory at a much quicker rate than they can replace it.
It’s been a frustrating experience for people who just want enough to get by, while others take as much as they can.
But one store in Denmark came up with a clever solution to this hoarding problem.
“A supermarket in Denmark got tired of people hoarding hand sanitzer, so came up with their own way of stopping it,” reads a tweet from @_schuermann.
A sign in Danish detailed that they are now selling a single bottle of sanitizing spray for 40 krones (around $5.75), but if a person wants more than one, the price becomes 1000 krones per bottle (around $144.50).
A supermarket in Denmark got tired of people hoarding hand sanitizer, so came up with their own way of stopping it.
1 bottle kr40 (€5.50)
2 bottles kr1000 (€134.00) each bottle.
— ️ (@_schuermann) March 15, 2020
People on Twitter thought this was a brilliant strategy.
Magnificent idea! We should do this in UK (although the shelves are bare anyway ) but we could apply it for toilet roll, cans of soup, pasta…the essentials lol #panicbuyuk
— kathryn f (@verdiKat) March 16, 2020
Why are other nations so on the ball and all we can do is witter on about the war? #COVIDー19
— Elizabeth C Renshaw #IamEuropean (@ECRenshaw59) March 16, 2020
It will certainly reduce it massively and also make people actually think about how ridiculous their selfish behaviour is.
— Brian O’Boyle (@b_o_b) March 17, 2020
Amazingly simple idea that would be effective. Though, €5.50 for hand sanitizer is overpriced as well.
— TheRanter2012 (@TheRanter2012) March 16, 2020
Though some weren’t as easily convinced.
Just go to the shop twice or three times. Is this really stopping hoarding?
— The Flying Elefunt (@FlyingElefunt) March 17, 2020
….or just say one per customer? Am I missing something?
— Geoff Walton (@Geoff_Walton) March 17, 2020
But, points were made.
4 more than most places
— (@ropoem) March 16, 2020
Other stores may be totally sold out, but this market’s stock lasted long enough to at least snap a picture.