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hurricane price gouging
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:22:06 AM »
seen a few reports of cases of water going for as much as $30. I'll try and find some photos for the wall o shame.

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 08:30:17 AM »
 :shaka: I already did that last nite on fb

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 10:29:00 AM »
Post 'em if you got 'em!

First contestant...Whole Foods. Somehow not entirely surprising.

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 10:30:42 AM »
1st Runner up... Palama Market.

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 10:37:57 AM »
I don't think those are overpriced. If you consider the individual size and quantities, it is retail or less than retail.
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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 10:45:53 AM »
Don't understand why? Get a few 5 gallon containers, go home , fill. Free! We have some of the best quality water in the USA

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 12:09:54 PM »
Buying bottled water is a waste of money.  Was there even such a thing 20 years ago? 

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 12:30:59 PM »
Post 'em if you got 'em!

First contestant...Whole Foods. Somehow not entirely surprising.

Are you sure that isn't just their normal price?

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 12:58:07 PM »
I don't think those are overpriced. If you consider the individual size and quantities, it is retail or less than retail.

35/16.9oz bottles were under $6 at Costco.  I honestly don't know if those are retail prices or not, 3x Costco price seems steep though. 

oldfart

Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 01:05:56 PM »
35/16.9oz bottles were under $6 at Costco.  I honestly don't know if those are retail prices or not, 3x Costco price seems steep though.
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Think about buying one of those bottles at 7.11 or a gas station. Regular price is .89 to .99 each.
That would be retail.
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oldfart

Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 01:11:20 PM »
Don't understand why? Get a few 5 gallon containers, go home , fill. Free! We have some of the best quality water in the USA
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Not where I live.
Also, my coffee tastes much better when brewed with bottled water.
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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 01:36:10 PM »
Didn't I just see a forum member sell a case of Hawaiian water for $50?
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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 02:03:20 PM »
Post 'em if you got 'em!

First contestant...Whole Foods. Somehow not entirely surprising.

I'll say!  I used to buy those at costco for 7 bucks a case.

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 04:30:43 PM »
I got 10 cases of water at $50 each for sale or trade for ???

Sam's PC just brought out some pallets at Normal prices
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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »
Didn't I just see a forum member sell a case of Hawaiian water for $50?

yup sold it on craigslist
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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 06:26:23 PM »
yup sold it on craigslist
Hmm, wife got some cases of water, mebbe should trade for ammo?

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 06:39:31 PM »
Costco Waipio had plenty of Kirkland bottled water and Gator Ade.   I picked up 8 cases of water and one Gator Ade (it was on sale).  Same price I paid last week:  $5.65/case for 35 x 16.9 oz bottles.

The Costco gas station was also quick.  Only one or two vehicles in line waiting for pumps.

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2014, 07:00:47 PM »
1st Runner up... Palama Market.

palama supermarket now saying on facebook
they pulled all that water off the shelves
said they paid 11 something plus delivery
and that they would never take advantage
so they are giving one bottle free per customer, just have to ask at register

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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2014, 08:58:11 PM »
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Re: hurricane price gouging
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2014, 09:56:14 PM »
I thought I was bad. 

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/for/4607172706.html

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