US$100 for water: prices surge as Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida

Published: 7/09/2017
US$100 for water: prices surge as Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

United States officials have tried to discourage price gouging ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landing in Florida, but the practice appears as imminent as the storm’s arrival. On Wednesday, a 24-pack of 500ml bottles of Ice Mountain Brand Spring Water was priced at US$99.99 on Amazon.com from a third-party seller called BestSource OfficeSupplies. The same product was priced at $9.99 for deli

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