Online sellers cash in on coronavirus-themed merch
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The coronavirus can't stop some online sellers from making a buck — in some cases, for charity — and offering levity during a pandemic, with many rolling out lighthearted items aimed at getting a few laughs from customers.

At Raygun — a popular retailer in Des Moines, Iowa, known for its lightning-speed releases of on-trend items — customers can playfully commiserate about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that advises Americans to engage in social distancing to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

For $23, online shoppers can purchase a "quarantine bingo" T-shirt, which Raygun touts as "the best way to play your favorite game at a safe social distance."


The bingo squares include "Netflix and chill with your goldfish," "Ate 2 weeks worth of snacks in 2 days" and "Sanitize all the things."

"Don't let the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic keep you from bingo," the item description says.

Other merchandise has fun with recommendations to frequently scrub your palms and with parents who are holed up at home with their kids, with shirts that say "Wash your hands and have a nice day" and "Quarantine homeschool: Wow, & I thought I respected teachers before!"

The company says 35 percent of sales of all of its "pandemic shirts" will go to support local food banks.

At CafePress — where users can hawk goods they design — toilet paper shortages and social distancing are highlighted. One $17 men's shirt bears an image of toilet paper with the message "No square to spare!" A $39 women's baseball tee instructs all those who read it to "stay back six feet."

Meanwhile, a $12 "self-quarantine wine glass" is marked as a bestseller on Etsy. "It's not drinking alone if you're social distancing," a message on the glass reads.

For $16 and up, Etsy customers can buy that certain someone a succulent gift box that comes complete with a timely note: "Quarantine succs without you!"

"Send some sunshine in this time of uncertainty," the seller says about the coronavirus-themed gift.