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Here's Why Bottled Water Is So Expensive on Amazon Right Now

Expensive water is on sale at, prompting accusations that the e-commerce giant is gouging prices to capitalize on back-to-back catastrophic hurricanes afflicting Florida and Texas.

“We are actively monitoring our website and removing offers on bottled water that substantially exceed the recent average sales price.

Amazon has suspended 12 merchants for high prices, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Wednesday night.

Merchants are enticed to put the holiday season's hot toy on Amazon, for instance, knowing they'll get maximum exposure to shoppers.

People don't normally buy cases of water stored far away in Amazon warehouses because it is expensive to ship a heavy, low-cost item over a long distance.

READ MORE (Bloomberg)

  • US$100 for water: prices surge as Hurricane Irma barrels toward FloridaSouth China Morning Post
  • The Latest: Florida Governor 'Not Downplaying' Irma's DangerU.S. News & World Report
  • Hurricane Irma price gouging complaints include $100 water delivery charge ...WPXI Pittsburgh
  • During Hurricane Irma, tips for identifying and reporting price gougingOrlando Sentinel
  • Price Gouging Reports Rise Ahead Of Hurricane IrmaCBS Sacramento
  • Florida Attorney General: Delta and American Airlines agree to cap flight ...First Coast News
  • Amazon under fire for alleged price gouging days before Hurricane Irma hits ...Daily Mail
  • Hurricane Irma: State AG's office focuses on price gougingSun Sentinel
  • JetBlue shows Amazon how to behave during a hurricaneTNW

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