Best Buy apologizes after charging $43 for cases of bottled water near Houston

HOUSTON, Texas — Electronics retailer Best Buy said Wednesday that a viral photo of cases of water selling for more than $40 was “a big mistake.”

The photo shows a 12-pack case of Smartwater being advertised for $29.98 each, while 24-packs of Dasani were shown to cost $42.96.

The company was accused of price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and was quickly ridiculed on social media when the photo was posted.

One Houston resident sent me a pic of water he saw being sold for *$42* at a nearby Best Buy. They were kind enough to offer $29 bottles too pic.twitter.com/8dKz3sJJM1

http://kfor.com/2017/08/31/best-buy-apologizes-after-charging-43-for-cases-of-bottled-water-near-houston/

Comment by Diana on August 31, 2017 at 3:19pm

But, it is not price gouging when they normally sell a single bottle for $2.50.  I generally buy a 12 pack of the store brand for $3.50 (29 cents per bottle)

Comment by greg straw on August 31, 2017 at 9:34pm

If you go to crap buy you deserve every dollar they rob you of.

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