Victims of Hurricane Harvey are dealing with enough as it is. They don’t need the scam artists coming out of the woodwork and hounding them for every dollar they can steal. That’s why people are scratching their heads when they saw Best Buy price gouging bottled water.
When Ken Klippenstein tweeted a photo of bottled water in a Best Buy store, they were selling it at $42.96 per case and $29.98 per 12-pack. The sign further urged that supplies were limited. That’s what put the internet in an uproar and Best Buy was forced to respond.
Best Buy With High Priced Bottled Water
Of course, they said it was a mistake. But how do you make a mistake like that? It just doesn’t seem feasible until they explain, “Not as an excuse but as an explanation, we don’t typically sell cases of water. The mistake was made when employees priced a case of water using the single-bottle price for each bottle in the case.”
Is that acceptable? Shouldn’t Best Buy employees know that cases of water are normally only a few bucks anyway? I can get 36 bottles for about three dollars at several different stores in my area. Not just the discount ones. Best Buy employees don’t get paid so well that they are that out of touch.
The Complaints Are Pouring In
The thing is that scam artists are coming out of the woodwork. That’s the problem. People are going to be getting insurance money for their damages and the scam artists are going to be right there with their hands out. It happens every time.
So, people are on guard for this type of stuff. Of course, no one would expect this from a company like Best Buy. But when it comes to getting scammed, it comes from angles we all would least expect.