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Amazon Customers Complain of Price Gouging Ahead of Irma

Amazon Customers Complain of Price Gouging Ahead of Irma
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By    |   Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:45 AM

Amazon faces complaints of dramatically increased prices for bottled water as Hurricane Irma closes in on Florida, CBS News reports.

Although bottled water from Nestle is $18.50 for a 24-case if bought on Amazon in the Northeast, customers in Florida report that the same product selling at much higher prices.

Another Twitter user attempting to ship water to her family in South Florida shared a screenshot showing Amazon charging $179 for expedited shipping.

In response to reports of rising prices, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi activated the state's price gouging hotline on Monday night.

"Floridians need to prepare now and they should not be inhibited by unlawful price increases on supplies necessary to brace for a major hurricane strike — that is why I've activated Florida's Price Gouging Hotline and encourage anyone who suspects price gouging to report it to my office by calling (866)-9-NO-SCAM," Bondi said after opening the hotline, according to WPTV in West Palm Beach. "By reporting suspected price gouging, you can protect yourself and your fellow Floridians."

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