Amid panic shopping and resulting empty grocery store shelves, some people have taken to Kijiji to resell some in-demand items.\nBottles of hand sanitizer and boxes of face masks are going for anywhere between $20 and $200.\nBut the Retail Council of Canada tells MTL Blog that there are no supply shortages.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThese days, browsing Kijiji Montreal might bring up some surprising results. Local residents are selling masks and hand sanitizer at exorbitant prices, taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing panic shopping. For between $20 to $200 dollars, Montrealers can purchase these products that normally cost a few bucks.\nAs the panic about COVID-19 in Montreal continues to spread, people have been hoarding supplies in anticipation of a possible quarantine. Quebec Premier François Legault emphasizes that there are currently no supply shortages, though.\nEmpty shelves are only a result of a spike in demand.\nMayor Valérie Plante, meanwhile, has asked the public to remain calm.\nIn Japan, the government has made reselling masks a punishable offence. Those caught can be fined up to 1 million Yen (CAD$13,022), be sent to prison for a year, or both.\nHere, we have no such law, leading to a rush of resale attempts.\nThis pack of 40 respirator masks on Kijiji, for example, is selling for $200 for a box. Another budding entrepreneur is selling a pack of 20 masks for $200 or $20 each.\nFor an additional $150, you can purchase this pack of medical masks.\nA case of 12 travel-sized hand sanitizers will run you $70 on Kijiji.\nRegularly-priced travel-sized hand sanitizers are only $1.97 at Walmart.\nMTL Blog | Website\nIf you require a larger size hand sanitizer product, let's say for your office or home, and can't find anything in-store, you could (but shouldn't) purchase this one-litre bottle of Purell for $75.\nA similar one-litre container for Purell is currently for sale for just $11.99 on the Staples Canada online store.\nFor those who are more economically conscious, two one-litre bottles off Zytec brand hand sanitizer will run you $50.\nREAD ALSO: All Schools, CÉGEPs & Universities In Quebec Are Closing For 2 Weeks Due To COVID-19\nOne vendor of a $100 pack of face masks tells MTL Blog that "I'm providing a quality product in high demand and don't work for free. I got bills to pay."\nBut Colin Asuncion, Marketing Manager for the Retail Council of Canada, explains that, despite the panic, Canada's supply chain remains operational and secure.\nMTL Blog | Website\nThere are no supply shortages, so it's unclear why people are stocking up on items like toilet paper, he continued.\nAs for the online resale phenomenon, Asuncion told us that though it might not be ethical, people are free to act as they want.\nMTL Blog | Website\nWe have also reached out to Santé Montréal for comment on online resales but have yet to receive a response.\nMore information on recommended hygienic measures and COVID-19 symptoms is available on the government of Canada's website.