Hurricane Irma is on its way to devastate Florida after testing through the Atlantic leaving havoc in its wake.
Millions of Floridians are in full blown panic mode due to the catastrophic nature of the forthcoming hellacious storm.
Stores are running empty on dry goods and especially bottled liquids such as water and juices, and shelves are going bare all across the region especially in Miami.
Now, there are reports of massive price gouging occurring on internet giant retailers such as Amazon.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/amazon">@amazon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AmazonHelp">@AmazonHelp</a> PLEASE do something about the price gauging on YOUR website, it's disgusting. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Irma?src=hash">#Irma</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Harvey?src=hash">#Harvey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Weather?src=hash">#Weather</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Water?src=hash">#Water</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Florida?src=hash">#Florida</a> <a href="https://t.co/KgiJ2jb8wT">pic.twitter.com/KgiJ2jb8wT</a></p>— Stacy Ryder (@StacyRyder) <a href="https://twitter.com/StacyRyder/status/905473171234717696">September 6, 2017</a></blockquote>
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There are dozens of sellers abusing the system and the misery of Floridians to overcharge.
Below I've archived a few of the outrageous price gouging opportunists.
<a href="http://archive.is/JWHfh">Here six gallons of Poland Spring Water listed for $62.99 on Amazon</a>
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<a href="http://archive.is/Zr8B3">Here's Nestlé Pure Life Spring Water in a 24 pack of bottles for over $500 on Amazon. </a>
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Why is Amazon allowing these vendors to take advantage of an incoming natural disaster in Hurricane Irma and overcharge innocent people who will be under great suffering?
Florida Statute 501.160 and 501.205 state that during a state of emergency it is illegal to charge unconscionable prices for goods or services following a declared state of emergency. Individuals or businesses found guilty of price gouging could face fines up to $1000 per violation, or up to a maximum of $25000 per day.
Examples of necessary commodities are food, ice, gas, and lumber.
Report this information to the Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline at 1-866-966-7226. You may also report violations by mailing documents to the following address:
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol, PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Quite disturbing Amazon. Be sure to report any of this that you find.
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