Amazon is being accused of price gouging by selling bottles of water at nearly four times its normal cost to Floridians eager to stock up in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, it was reported on Wednesday.
Locals in Florida have cleaned out grocery stores of key necessities and supplies just days before one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic is expected to make landfall.
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‘I’m in Tampa trying to buy water online because stores are out of water and this is crazy price gouging!’ one Twitter user tweeted, attaching a photo of a 24-bottle case of Dasani water that sells online for $22.20.
Amazon was selling 24-packs of Aquafina water for $20, even though it usually sells for less than $6.