A Vancouver couple is capitalizing on the growing hysteria surrounding the spread of coronavirus.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to The Star, Manny Ranga and his wife Violeta Perez parked their Ford F-150 outside of a Costco near downtown Vancouver this week with stacks upon stacks of “Lysol disinfecting wipes.”
The couple claimed they’ve made over $100,000 so far with their “business model.” They hit up each Costco retailer within the area, and racked up on as many Lysol wipes and liquid cleaners they could get their hands on, spending thousands of dollars at a time and then reselling them on Amazon under their vendor name “Violeta & Sons Buying and Selling, Ltd.”
Ranga revealed that one $20 six-pack of wipes could fetch 4 times as much online. The couple stocked their valued wipes in a storage area on their property, and in turn, resold them for $89.
However, Amazon has begun cracking down on “dangerous actors” like Ranga and Perez, stating, “There isn’t any place for worth gouging on Amazon.”
Perez explained that the idea for the enterprise came a few weeks ago after they went to purchase the wipes along with hand sanitizer, and a woman stopped them in the parking lot, offering to pay double for their goods. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The couple, who described themselves as dwelling builders, instantly noticed an opportunity.” It’s as easy as supply and demand,” Perez stated. And now, there’s “excessive demand.”
The couple also revealed that their new business had become a full-time job as orders mount from their Amazon account and in-person demands.
“The whole lot we do, we’re within the second,” Perez stated. “We’re hustlers.”