- Matt Colvin Biography, Matt Colvin Wiki
- Matt Colvin Wife, Children
- Matt Colvin Career, Net worth
- Matt Colvin Bought Every Hand Sanitizer Bottle Available
- Matt Colvin Amazon Acct Suspended
- Matt Colvin Statement for illegal price gouging of coronavirus supplies
- Matt Colvin Backlash on Social Media
- Matt Colvin Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Matt Colvin Biography, Matt Colvin Wiki
Matt Colvin is a resident of Tennessee, where this practice is illegal under Tennessee code § 47-18-5101. Colvin’s account has already been suspended by Amazon for violating their price gouging policies, but he remains in possession of tens of thousands of dollars worth of desperately needed supplies. In a statement, Amazon said:
While millions of people search for products to protect themselves from the spread of the coronavirus, some sellers on Amazon are holding stockpiles of hand sanitizer and crucial respirator masks that many hospitals are now rationing https://t.co/mUhY8Pv4K7
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 14, 2020
Matt Colvin Wife, Children
Colvin is married to wife Brittany and has two children. His baby son, Logan, was pictured in the original New York Times story before it was removed. Colvin also has a young daughter named Kimberly. According to Colvin’s Facebook page and a search of online records, the family is based in the city of Dayton, Tennessee, which is located about 40 miles north of Chattanooga.
Matt Colvin Career, Net worth
Matt Colvin Bought Every Hand Sanitizer Bottle Available
Matt Colvin Amazon Acct Suspended
Matt Colvin Statement for illegal price gouging of coronavirus supplies
Matt Colvin has argued that his actions did not amount to price-gouging, despite Amazon’s reaction. He argued to the New York Times that online buyers have to understand that he has to shoulder costs related to packaging and shipping the items, as well as the fee he has to pay Amazon for using the site.
But as of March 15, Colvin planned to donate the hand sanitizers. His website, MattColvin.com, which used to include blog posts and contact information, now features a white screen with a one-sentence message. “The Hand Sanitizer in the NYT story is being donated to a local church and first responders tomorrow.”
Matt Colvin Backlash on Social Media
Matt Colvin has received a sharp backlash on social media since coming forward about his hand sanitizer activities. Many online commenters have called him and his brother Noah selfish for emptying stores while so many other people need the supplies.
But Colvin is facing much more than just online rage. The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office has ordered the Colvin brothers to stop selling any medically-related products. AG Herbert H Slatery issued a statement that was published by local NBC affiliate WSMV-TV: “We will not tolerate price gouging in this time of exceptional need, and we will take aggressive action to stop it. During this pandemic, we ask that you report suspicious activity to the Division of Consumer Affairs and refrain from threatening or hostile communication with individuals or businesses you may suspect are price gouging. Our team will review complaints closely and we are prepared to act to protect Tennesseans.”
Matt Colvin Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
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