Fl Hotline price gouging

Doowop

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Florida activates price gouging hotline Any suspected price gouging can be reported by calling 1-866-NO- SCAM.
 

CTK

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Publix making sure they have plenty of Evian water (a truck came in while I was there, in addition to what was already on the Shelf) at $32/case ... not keeping up with demand on anything cheaper. That's price gouging to me.
 

Taxi818

Active Member
Publix making sure they have plenty of Evian water (a truck came in while I was there, in addition to what was already on the Shelf) at $32/case ... not keeping up with demand on anything cheaper. That's price gouging to me.
Well I paid $3.49 at publix. For a 24 case of zephyr hills. They had plenty. Platt and bay shore.
 

DAG

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Publix making sure they have plenty of Evian water (a truck came in while I was there, in addition to what was already on the Shelf) at $32/case ... not keeping up with demand on anything cheaper. That's price gouging to me.
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Hmmmm,
1. Evian often is more expensive than other brands.
2. Surprised "Publix" would gouge. It has a reputation to protect.
3. I saw multiple Asian Indian convenience store owners on TV justifying $29+ for case if 24, by saying it simply is their indivudual bottle price times 24. People were buying and the owners were laughing.
 

SUV

New Member
It's a computer answering machine. You don't get a live person. It's just like calling uber
Yes, that is correct but a live person will return your phone call, when the storm has passed. Someone from the OAG office will call you to retrieve more information and place it in the hotline price gouging board for an investgoter in that county to visit the store or business.
Trust me, your call is not going unheard.
 

CTK

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Hmmmm,
1. Evian often is more expensive than other brands.
2. Surprised "Publix" would gouge. It has a reputation to protect.
3. I saw multiple Asian Indian convenience store owners on TV justifying $29+ for case if 24, by saying it simply is their indivudual bottle price times 24. People were buying and the owners were laughing.
7-11 has a reputation to protect as well, however according to AG Pam Bondi - of the 6500 complaints her office has received, 7-Eleven is far and away the biggest offender. As for Publix, I was pretty frustrated when I posted that, I felt like they were making sure they stocked the expensive water but not the cheap water. That, and when I called to ask if they had water they told me yes they had lots of it. They did - Evian water.
 

DAG

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I heard Bondi in radio this afternoon. Seems to have spoken good sense, not just politics. She reported talking to senior execs at Amazon, Shell, & 7-11.
Reportedly, Shell and 7-11 will revoke the franchise licenses of some Tampa gougers. Amazon reportedly is placing a lifetime ban on a 3rd-party that was selling $30 water via Amazon. Regular price should have been $7, tops!
 

CTK

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I heard Bondi in radio this afternoon. Seems to have spoken good sense, not just politics. She reported talking to senior execs at Amazon, Shell, & 7-11.
Reportedly, Shell and 7-11 will revoke the franchise licenses of some Tampa gougers. Amazon reportedly is placing a lifetime ban on a 3rd-party that was selling $30 water via Amazon. Regular price should have been $7, tops!
I saw that on Amazon as well, and I reported it to them. There was one third-party seller who was selling cases of water reasonably for like $4, but then they wanted $179 for shipping! As for 7-Eleven I think they did a pretty good job redeeming themselves because at several of their stores yesterday they gave out two free cases of water to everyone who showed up. I was lucky enough that I was close to one of them so I got my water and I thought that was pretty cool.
 
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