Other instances of profiteering
HELLO KITTY PLUSH TOYS
Resellers have been selling McDonald's limited-edition Hello Kitty plush toys online at sky-high prices.
One Singing Bone Kitty was even selling for $1,000 last Thursday. The toy costs $4.60 with a meal, or $10 without one.
Singapore's feline frenzy even caught the international media's attention, with AFP publishing a report.
When the haze situation worsened here, Singaporeans rushed to buy N95 masks. Some stores jacked up prices, and some people sold them online.
A spokesman for 3M, which makes N95 masks, said the recommended retail price ranges from $1.80 to $2.50. The New Paper reported last month that a kiosk at Yishun MRT station had sold the N95 masks for $10 apiece.