Best Buy ‘deeply sorry’ for selling high priced bottled water right before Hurricane Harvey
Best Buy ‘deeply sorry’ for selling high priced bottled water right before Hurricane Harvey.
Best Buy said Wednesday that it is “deeply sorry” for charging over $42 for packs of bottled water in Houston as Hurricane Harvey approached land.
Walmart.com sells 24 packs of 20 ounce bottles of Dasani water for several dollars cheaper ($34.20) and 24 packs of 16.9 ounce Dasani bottled water for around $14 less than Best Buy’s price ($28.74).
The individual who posted the photo said the overpriced water was for sale in Cypress, Texas, a suburb northwest of Houston.
You should be ashamed.
Best Buy responded in a statement later the same day.
A company spokesman called the whole thing a “big mistake,” CNBC reported.
The mistake was made when employees priced a case of water using the single-bottle price for each bottle in the case,” the spokesman added.
According to CBS News, bottled water at one store sold for as much as $100 per pack.