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  • We have no idea how, but 3M N95 face masks are back in stock today on Amazon and they’re available for anyone to buy, not just hospitals and government agencies.
  • All of these NIOSH-approved 3M N95 masks will sell out quickly, so we’ve also listed some alternatives for you.
  • On top of that, Purell hand sanitizer is also available for anyone to buy from Amazon, though there’s a good chance that it will sell out as well.

We have absolutely no idea how it’s happening since N95 masks on Amazon are only supposed to be for hospitals and government workers, but it’s happening: genuine 3M N95 face masks are in stock right now on Amazon and they’re available for anyone to buy. What’s more, these extremely desirable 3M 8511 face masks are only $99.99 for a box of 20, which makes the per-mask price only $5. We’ve seen them selling for as much as $18 to $25 each on eBay and Craigslist, so this is an extremely rare chance to load up on them. Of note, we have purchased face masks from the same seller before and we can confirm that they were the real deal. The novel coronavirus pandemic in the US continues to get worse and worse, so you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity.

Price:$99.99 ($5.00 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

Those face masks are definitely sell out soon now that we’ve let the cat out of the bag, so we wanted to give you some more options as well. The same seller has 3M N100 face masks, for example, and they filter at least 99.7% of microscopic particulates vs. at least 95% for N95 masks.

Price:$165.00 ($16.50 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

You can also find plenty of 3M respirators in stock right now at Amazon, as well as NIOSH-approved particulate filters to go with them.

3M Reusable Face Mask Respirators Price:$19.99+ Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 Particulate Filters Price:$9.99+ Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

If you hurry, you also might be able to snag Honeywell RWS-54000 face masks for under $10 per 5-pack. These aren’t as effective as N95 masks, of course, but they’re much better than cloth face coverings.

Honeywell Retail Nuisance Disposable Dust Mask, 5-Pack (RWS-54000), White Price:$8.42 ($1.68 / Mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

Then we have masks that you can use for lower-risk situations like walking around outside or grocery shopping. Amazon’s best-selling coronavirus face masks cost just $0.50 each thanks to a $5 coupon you can clip, and best-selling MagiCare KN95 face masks are on sale right now at the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

Jointown Face Mask, Pack of 50 (5081) Price:$24.99 ($0.50 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
Price:$31.00 ($1.55 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

In addition to all those options for face masks, it’s worth noting that Amazon has a ton of Purell hand sanitizer in stock right now. And just like 3M face masks noted above, it’s available for anyone to buy instead of just hospital workers and people from government agencies. 15-packs of Purell and 12-packs of Purell get your cost under $2.50 per 1-ounce bottle, and you’ll find even better value with a 12-pack of larger 4-ounce Purell bottles, which cuts the price to $1.45 per ounce. You can also pick up individual 1-ounce bottles of Purell, but they’re $4 each.

UPDATE: Those options are now all sold out, but a few new ones just popped up:

Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel 2 oz (Pack of 6) Price:$26.99 for 6 2oz bottles Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel 2 oz (Pack of 12) Price:$39.99 for 12 2oz bottles Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
Purell Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Gel Citrus Scent, 12 oz (Pack of 3) List Price:$27.40 Price:$44.99 for 3 12oz bottles You Save:$2.20 (8%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now


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