Sorry for Price Gouging Water
During Hurricane Harvey
8/29/2017 5:05 PM PDT
One of the Best Buy stores in Houston offered Hurricane Harvey victims bottled water … for a price, a very high one and now the company’s apologizing.
The store was caught selling 12-packs of Smartwater for $29.98 and 24-packs of Dasani for a whopping $42.96. A photo of the display went viral this week, amid allegations of price gouging in the wake of the Harvey.
Best Buy now admits, “This was a big mistake on the part of a few employees at one store on Friday. As a company we are focused on helping, not hurting affected people. We’re sorry and it won’t happen again.”
A rep for the retail tech giant added … Best Buy doesn’t normally sell water, and that the employees at this specific store were pricing the packs based on single bottle prices.
Gotta say … we think the Geek Squad would not approve.