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$40 for a Case of Bottled Water? 'Preying' on Oklahoma Tornado Victims

 
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$40 for a Case of Bottled Water? 'Preying' on Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Investigators with the Oklahoma Attorney General's office have already uncovered evidence of businesses taking advantage of the recent tornado's devastation by price-gouging in the weather-ravaged region, including a grocery store accused of charging consumers $40 for a case of water.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told ABC News that 30 investigators from his office started aggressively combing the region for fraud just hours after the tornado tore through it – and immediately found businesses violating the law.

"This is something we were putting in place and starting in motion as soon as we knew the threat existed," Pruitt said. "We're going to places where we think potential harm could occur."

Using a law known as the Emergency Price Stabilization Act, consumer protection investigators are teaming with local law enforcement to catch fraud as it happens. The law was passed after a tornado leveled the same region in 1999 and prohibits price increases of more than 10 percent on goods and services such as water and hotel rooms for 30 days after a disaster. It extends to 180 days for construction-related complaints!

Read it at: [link to abcnews.go.com]

Disgusting People who exploit the People in need!
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Simple supply and demand is not exploitation.
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Simple supply and demand is not exploitation.
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This is not a "simple" supply and demand situation guy. This is an extraordinary situation that should actually shove businesses towards the helping side of things; you know, instead of price-gouging. You penny pinching asshole.
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Simple supply and demand is not exploitation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 36751090


This is not a "simple" supply and demand situation guy. This is an extraordinary situation that should actually shove businesses towards the helping side of things; you know, instead of price-gouging. You penny pinching asshole.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39893504


Do this People have no feeling for Solidarity left?

Why are they that different from the Japanese People
who shared nearly everything after 03/11?
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$40 divided by 24 bottles = $1.66

It probably includes tax... and toxic waste disposal for plastic..
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Re: $40 for a Case of Bottled Water? 'Preying' on Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Simple supply and demand is not exploitation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 36751090


This is not a "simple" supply and demand situation guy. This is an extraordinary situation that should actually shove businesses towards the helping side of things; you know, instead of price-gouging. You penny pinching asshole.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39893504


Do this People have no feeling for Solidarity left?

Why are they that different from the Japanese People
who shared nearly everything after 03/11?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


Including all the radioactive water dumped into the Pacific ocean.. 5a
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Simple supply and demand is not exploitation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 36751090


This is not a "simple" supply and demand situation guy. This is an extraordinary situation that should actually shove businesses towards the helping side of things; you know, instead of price-gouging. You penny pinching asshole.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39893504


Do this People have no feeling for Solidarity left?

Why are they that different from the Japanese People
who shared nearly everything after 03/11?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39612265


Including all the radioactive water dumped into the Pacific ocean.. 5a
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208


Rofl

Do you have any Imagination about the amount of Water
that flow in to the Ocean?

Hmmmmmm?

Doubtful that you are that smart!!!
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It's called the free market, you fucking commie.
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It's called the free market, you fucking commie.
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Rofl

To be and to act as a Human is suddenly Communism?
You speak Orwellian/ Tepconese!


It is a Shame and we all know this!
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[link to search.yahoo.com]

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it should on be about 5 bucks a case
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$40 divided by 24 bottles = $1.66

It probably includes tax... and toxic waste disposal for plastic..
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That's a fuck of a lot cheaper than at the Denver airport. Thos anti goughing laws only extend people's suffering. By voiding out a free market, supplies, water, fuel, medicine etc...will not be relocated there as quickly and distributors have no moticve to service an area which has no power, blocked roads, lotters, disease, desperate people, dangerous people without their meds, etc...

They will be like the peeps brought to the NO Superdome after Katrina. Out of the fire into the frying pan.

Unions will also be shooing away people volunteering to restore power, roads, lights, etc...

Add to that. FEMA, martial law, road blocks, gov't photo ops, Obama going there making false promises, bureacrats stealing funds, new pork legislation, and have a very merry sweltering hot summer.
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There is your "buy local", "local businesses" for ya.
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I'm originally from Oklahoma City, and from what I can tell from what my friends are saying, aside from this report, things are going amazingly over there considering the circumstances. Restaurants are giving out free food, hotels are giving free rooms, people are barbecuing food for victims and volunteers to eat, and volunteers are lining up to help out in any way they can. That is something that you do not see in America very often and it kind of reminds me of how the Japanese acted after 3/11 when it came to recovery.
According to my sister, who lives in SW OKC, the water pressure is extremely low, almost nothing coming out, at her apartment complex and at a lot of other peoples houses, even at her work, a daycare, so they had to shut down for the time being because of no/low running water.
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Under an ethno national whites state this would NEVER happen. Take your jew free market and shove it up your ass. Another controlled op to cultural Marxism. Same controllers, similar cruelty.
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it should on be about 5 bucks a case
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That sounds about right.
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Simple supply and demand is not exploitation.
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$40 divided by 24 bottles = $1.66

It probably includes tax... and toxic waste disposal for plastic..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208


It's called the free market, you fucking commie.
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it should on be about 5 bucks a case
 Quoting: ttowngirl


All true...

If he split the case up a d sold them individually, he could have gotten at least his $40, helped more people and not seemed like a schmuck...

So if for nothing else other than being a stupid entrepreneur, he should get out of business...
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Anyone charging that much deserves to be gunned down.
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I'm originally from Oklahoma City, and from what I can tell from what my friends are saying, aside from this report, things are going amazingly over there considering the circumstances. Restaurants are giving out free food, hotels are giving free rooms, people are barbecuing food for victims and volunteers to eat, and volunteers are lining up to help out in any way they can. That is something that you do not see in America very often and it kind of reminds me of how the Japanese acted after 3/11 when it came to recovery.
According to my sister, who lives in SW OKC, the water pressure is extremely low, almost nothing coming out, at her apartment complex and at a lot of other peoples houses, even at her work, a daycare, so they had to shut down for the time being because of no/low running water.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40200116


Yes, I am from Shawnee originally. Seeing and hearing the same. Overwhelming response from local businesses, individuals and corporations. There are urgent requests for people to come and help unload semis full of supplies. There is also a tremendous response to missing and injured pets including free vet care livestock and small pet boarding. The need is great but the response has been as well. The line of volunteers in Moore yesterday was said to be a mile long. As an aside the Westboro Baptist freaks are in Norman at the OU campus where some victims are staying in the dorms. Apparently they are planning to share their brand of hatred at the children's funerals which begin Friday. There is a massive movement afoot to shield the families. Finally, a group of funeral homes will be offering complete funeral and internment services at no charge. No squealing for FEMA. These are good people doing the right thing. Okies give me hope for humanity.
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"Using a law known as the Emergency Price Stabilization Act, consumer protection investigators are teaming with local law enforcement to catch fraud as it happens. The law was passed after a tornado leveled the same region in 1999 and prohibits price increases of more than 10 percent on goods and services such as water and hotel rooms for 30 days after a disaster. It extends to 180 days for construction-related complaints!"

holy shit! I didn't know Oklahoma turned communist in 1999!

No wonder you have this shit now!

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people really do need to start taking high school economics. they will greatly benefit from a supply and demand lesson.
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About a week after hurricane Andrew two men brought in a full tractor trailer loan of one gallon water bottles for sale for $6 each. The crowd quickly knocked them aside and the trailer was quickly emptied.

One thing they do in south Florida before the threat of a storm is they will locked the regular unleaded pump handles so all you can buy is premuim.
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"Using a law known as the Emergency Price Stabilization Act, consumer protection investigators are teaming with local law enforcement to catch fraud as it happens. The law was passed after a tornado leveled the same region in 1999 and prohibits price increases of more than 10 percent on goods and services such as water and hotel rooms for 30 days after a disaster. It extends to 180 days for construction-related complaints!"

holy shit! I didn't know Oklahoma turned communist in 1999!

No wonder you have this shit now!


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40292304


Doesn't that video have a "set-up" feel to it?
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I'm originally from Oklahoma City, and from what I can tell from what my friends are saying, aside from this report, things are going amazingly over there considering the circumstances. Restaurants are giving out free food, hotels are giving free rooms, people are barbecuing food for victims and volunteers to eat, and volunteers are lining up to help out in any way they can. That is something that you do not see in America very often and it kind of reminds me of how the Japanese acted after 3/11 when it came to recovery.
According to my sister, who lives in SW OKC, the water pressure is extremely low, almost nothing coming out, at her apartment complex and at a lot of other peoples houses, even at her work, a daycare, so they had to shut down for the time being because of no/low running water.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 40200116


Yes, I am from Shawnee originally. Seeing and hearing the same. Overwhelming response from local businesses, individuals and corporations. There are urgent requests for people to come and help unload semis full of supplies. There is also a tremendous response to missing and injured pets including free vet care livestock and small pet boarding. The need is great but the response has been as well. The line of volunteers in Moore yesterday was said to be a mile long. As an aside the Westboro Baptist freaks are in Norman at the OU campus where some victims are staying in the dorms. Apparently they are planning to share their brand of hatred at the children's funerals which begin Friday. There is a massive movement afoot to shield the families. Finally, a group of funeral homes will be offering complete funeral and internment services at no charge. No squealing for FEMA. These are good people doing the right thing. Okies give me hope for humanity.
 Quoting: DoomGasm


I got this Hope too after 03/11!

We are able to change the faith of our Situation
and we should do so!

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this is a place of Love, not of Hate!
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Capitalism working as intended.
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Tell them to order from Amazon!

Amazon's amazing. will get there in 2 days!
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German news mentioned post tornado in the US would be "wave of solidarity in help" coming in from the areas unaffected by the tornados ;)
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"Using a law known as the Emergency Price Stabilization Act, consumer protection investigators are teaming with local law enforcement to catch fraud as it happens. The law was passed after a tornado leveled the same region in 1999 and prohibits price increases of more than 10 percent on goods and services such as water and hotel rooms for 30 days after a disaster. It extends to 180 days for construction-related complaints!"

holy shit! I didn't know Oklahoma turned communist in 1999!

No wonder you have this shit now!


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Yes of course. A jew (Blitzer) mocking Christians. Christianity is a jew constrUct but they (the jews) hate the moral part of it many Christians have. That's what this is all about, its that simple.
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That's disgusting. I'll be glad when people like that are gone soon. Like money means squat when the currency is community at that point.

vile vile vile.

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