Passover foods are being sold for for 5 times the retail price as online sellers try to profit off of coronavirus shortagesGet the Full StoryScreenshot eBay Manischewitz Business Insider
As the Jewish holiday of Passover begins this week, shoppers have reported shortages of items in grocery stores and online.
Business Insider discovered similar price-gouging by online retailers on Passover foods like matzah and Kosher for Passover cakes.
Price-gouging has become more common during the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected 1.4 million people and killed over 88,500 globally.
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This week, Jewish people around the world are celebrating Passover, a major holiday that celebrates the exodus from Egypt. As part of the holiday, families usually gather together for a traditional meal service called a "seder" and eat special foods deemed strictly Kosher for Passover.
This year, the eight-day holiday begins on the evening of April 8 and is taking place as the world experiences a coronavirus pandemic, which has left grocery store shelves empty and led countries to enforce major limits on social gatherings. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise shipSee Also:A New York nurse laments his coronavirus patient's last words before intubation: 'Who's going to pay for it?'The WHO director-general says he's received death threats while leading the global effort to control the coronavirus pandemicIn an email to employees, Tesla says it will cut salaries and furlough nonessential employees
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