Coughing up for overpriced and useless masks?


Coughing up for overpriced and useless masks?

Prices for face masks have skyrocketed from R75 to nearly R2,000 for a pack of 50

Consumer journalist

Inevitably, the prices of products now in demand by consumers panicked by the prospect of contracting Covid-19 are spiking.

“Good Things Guy” Brent Lindeque revealed in a tweet on Friday that the pack of 50 face masks for R75 from Dischem on February 6, was being sold by Takealot a month later for R1,925. “And that’s with their fabulous 20% discount!” And yes, it was the identical product.

“How did these masks go from R75 to R2,500 in one month?” Lindeque asked...

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