Target accused of ‘price gouging’ in cyclone stricken Bowen
Target accused of ‘price gouging’ in cyclone stricken Bowen.
Retail group Target have been accused of taking advantage of cyclone savaged communities after selling a 24-pack of bottled water for the exorbitant price of $72.
An image was posted to Facebook on Sunday displaying the advertised price in the Bowen Target Country store in north Queensland.
The company received a huge backlash online with most Facebook users declaring it an outrage.
The photo was taken at the Bowen store by Natalie Maher who accuses the store of price gouging.
“She informed me that no it is the correct price.
“Talk about price gauging us while we are in need.
"I will refuse to shop at Target from now on."
The run on bottled water comes after Bowen residents were told to boil their tap water before drinking it due to possible traces of bacteria following cyclone Debbie.