So Best Buy Tried To Sell Cases Of Water For $43 In Houston
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So if a city is being completely decimated by a hurricane and is dealing with the awful aftermath it’s probably not too smart to sell a box of water for $43.00 to a bunch of folks in dire need of water. But guess what? That’s exactly what a Best Buy in the Houston suburb of Cypress Texas did recently.
A Twitter user shared a photo from the Best Buy that shows two cases of bottled water, one selling for $42.96 and the other for $29.98. Take a look at the photo below.
One Houston resident sent me a pic of water he saw being sold for *$42* at a nearby Best Buy. They were kind enough to offer $29 bottles too pic.twitter.com/8dKz3sJJM1
— ken klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) August 29, 2017
I can get a pack of 24 for about six dollars at a nearby supermarket so obviously this is complete shenanigans. And of course Best Buy had to quickly apologize.
“This was a big mistake on the part of a few employees at one store on Friday,” Best Buy spokesman Jeffrey Shelman said, throwing employees under the bus. “We’re sorry and it won’t happen again,” he added.
Shelman also said “not as an excuse but as an explanation,” that Best Buy doesn’t usually sell packages of bottled water but only single bottles so employees priced them “by multiplying the cost of one bottle by the number of bottles in a case.”
Jeffrey sure likes taking a dump on Best Buy employees.
h/t USA Today