A Best Buy in Houston Was Selling Water for $42 a Pack

Best Buy has apologized for this move, but it’s still a pretty awful misunderstanding during such a tragic time in Texas.

The retail company was selling packs of water at a Best Buy location in Houston for as much as $42 a pack.

The photos of the water quickly went viral and people were irate over the company charging this much in the wake of Hurrican Harvey.

Best Buy said it was a misunderstanding and apologized.

The Texas Attorney General has said that many items have had price gouging including gas and food. Some fuel was going for as much as $10 a gallon and even some cases of water for as high as $99.

“This was a big mistake on the part of a few employees at one store on Friday,” a Best Buy spokesperson told CNBC.

Disclaimer: We have no position in Best Buy Co Inc. (NYSE: BBY) and have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

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