Erie County legislator looking to tackle price gouging

It's been well over a month since COVID-19 sent plenty of shoppers panic buying and some stores to price gauge. One local lawmakers says that price gauging is still happening here in Western New York.

Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson said some corner stores in his district are charging ridiculous prices for essential products. Johnson said at least one store in Buffalo is charging $75 for a box of masks. The same box would cost $10 at a big box hardware store. He said, he understands there are supply issues, but that shouldn't mean prices are inflate to this amount.

He's proposing the Erie County Office of Public Advocacy take a closer look.

The City of Buffalo and the State of New York have already been looking into price gouging. If you suspect a store is price gouging, the NYS Attorney General's office has a website to file a complaint.

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