Expensive water is on sale at Amazon.com, 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.
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