Not exactly your ‘Best Buy’ if you’re desperate after a natural disaster.
A Houston Best Buy store was selling water to victims of Hurricane Harvey by the pack for ridiculous prices.
The store was selling a 24-pack of Dasani water for $42.96 and a 12-pack of Smart Water for $29.98.
Best Buy says that they don’t normally sell water and the employees at one Houston store had based the outrageous sale price on the cost per individual bottle of water.
A photo of the cases of water with their sale prices went viral.
A spokesperson for Best Buy apologized for the price gouging and said that it won’t happen again.
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.”
Watch the WCCO report:
Sure, it might have been a ‘mistake’, but did it not raise some red flags?
Did anyone at Best Buy think, ‘Hey, maybe $60 for 24 bottles of Smart Water is a wee bit excessive?’
Nobody asked, ‘Do you think that this will make us look bad?’
Not one person questioned, ‘How much do these things run at WalMart?’
And nobody put themselves in the place of the customer, ‘Would I pay this much for 24 bottles of water?’
That’s the problem right there.
by Doug Giles
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