Brisbane mum slammed for trying to sell her huge stash of nearly 400 rolls of toilet paper - for double the price
‘Don’t attack me for making sure my family was prepared for the pandemic.’
A Brisbane mum has been slammed for trying to sell her huge stash of toilet paper stash for an enormous profit.
The shopper had bought the toilet paper when coronavirus panic shopping first hit in March, selfishly snapping up 21 packs - which equates to just under 400 rolls - from her local supermarket.
But now it seems the mum is selling her stash for an astonishing $20 a pack on Facebook - double what you’d pay in stores - prompting a wave of criticism from disgusted social media users.
In her ad, the mum writes: ‘Selling of excess toilet paper that I no longer need. All new sealed in packaging $20 a pack of 18 FIRM! Located near Moryafield shops.
She adds: ‘Don’t attack me for making sure my family was prepared for the pandemic.’
But Facebook users weren’t accepting her excuses, slamming her as greedy.
'While she overstocked she left nothing for the poor elderly or the normal people who didn't over stock, now she has realised what a f***ing idiot she was for stockpiling so she is trying to make a profit on it,' said one.
Wrote another: '369 rolls seriously that's not prepared that's greed.'
Said another online critic: ‘Serve her right, hope they are cluttering up her home. Covidiot.’
Added one more: ‘How selfish & stupid. We were down to one roll the other day day, thankfully the shops had some loo paper on the shelves. My mate was going to drop some off to me if there was none. Sharing is caring, profiting is pathetic.’
Shoppers were quick to stockpile toilet paper when coronavirus panic buying first hit.
Another critic called on police to press charges, saying: ‘I assume the police will prosecute her? The government said they would prosecute people wanting to profiteer off essential supermarket items. Perhaps she can donate her hoard to a charity while she pays off her fine or goes to jail?’
Said one more: ‘She asks us not to attack her for ensuring her family was prepared. Why are you trying to sell them at double the price? Wasn't about being prepared.’
Supermarket shelves were left bare after panic buyers cleaned out toilet paper stock.
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Amy SinclairAmy Sinclair is the editor of New Idea Food. She is a former weekly magazine editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.