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martes, 29 de agosto de 2017

Look Which Retailer Was BUSTED Charging DOUBLE for Water During Harvey!

How disgusting is this?

Let’s hope this disgraceful Best Buy faces STIFF consequences!

From GritPost

Since Hurricane Harvey rocked Texas, the Texas Attorney General has received hundreds of consumer complaints, many concerning price gouging, Grit Post has learned.

“The Office of the Attorney General currently has received 550 complaints and 225 emails sent to an emergency address set up for consumers, and more are coming in pretty consistently,” Kayleigh Lovvorn, a media relations official at the Texas Attorney General, told Grit Post. “We expect more complaints in the wake of the storm regarding home repair and construction fraud/price gouging.”

“We have received complaints from consumers as well as some of our employees and investigators in the area concerning price gouging happening with hotels, grocers, fuel providers and (most frequently) fresh water. Unfortunately, price gouging like this can be common following natural disasters,” she continued.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News that while a normal perpetrator of price gouging is slapped with a $20,000 fine, anyone who overcharges a senior citizen on necessary goods will be fined $250,000.

One Houston resident, John McGovern, told Grit Post that a Best Buy on Highway 290 in Cypress was selling packs of bottled water for $42.96 each. He provided Grit Post with the following photo:

Editor’s Update – After being busted, Best Buy apologized.

From BusinessInsider

In a statement, a Best Buy representative told Business Insider the pricing was “a big mistake.” The price was seen only on Friday and was because an employee had mistakenly priced the entire case of water by multiplying the price of a single bottle.

Best Buy does not typically sell cases of water, the statement says, so the point-of-sale system had no price for the entire case.

The Best Buy location has closed because of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on Friday.

“As a company we are focused on helping, not hurting affected people,” the statement says. “We’re sorry, and it won’t happen again.”


by TruthFeedNews via TruthFeed

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