Barney Eaton

Buick owner in the path of Harvey

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I wonder what would happen if you are charged $200.00 for nights stay in a motel, you pay with a credit card, then file with the card bank disputing the charge?  The bank may very well credit your account, and subtract that amount from the motels account.

 

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I would really like to think the difference between looting and the difference between survival is taking what you need, and not what you want. You can justify taking non-perishables, but when they take the flat screens and sneakers, or threaten other lives or damage property at reckless abandon... it's just really sad. At least in Texas, as far as I know, you're protected by law to protect your personal property by any means.

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4 hours ago, RivNut said:

Best Buy in Houston:  $43 for a 24 pack of bottled water, or $30 for a 12 pack ($60 for 24)

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Fuel for $10 per gallon and hotel rooms have quadrupled in price.

 

Don't you love corporate America?  Can you spell G R E E D?  Great humanitarians.  

 

The only thing that really matters is human life.

Shameful and disgraceful , pity people need to buy , would be good to leave the greedy whotsits with stock eventually have to reduce to sell at a loss. ?

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Too bad everyone doesn't realize this and boycott those companies. They'll only get the message when their "bottom line" is affected.

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Not disagreeing, but in my opinion this disaster has brought out the best in people. Houston neighbors are helping neighbors. 

Real people in Austin are donating blood, goods, services and money at an extraordinary rate. I've seen it first hand. When I worked at the food bank.

Today my wife donated money and her company doubled it. Be optimistic and stop looking for the bad side dammit.

 

Now wanna get angry at somebody? Our senator who voted against money for you Yankees in Superstorm Sandy wants money for us.  Hypocrite.

 

Oh, and I wish everybody would just sell one cigarette for when you have been drinking and you need to turn green without buying a whole pack.

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Lodging prices?  Read the little framed rate schedule on the back of many hotel room doors.  "Special Event Pricing" is quite a bit more than normal rates.  If that might apply in the case of a declared disaster area, might be interesting to discuss.

 

The Texas "Price Gouging" legislation sounds tough, but has many loopholes in it!  There can be charges and such, but if the business entity can produce documents of elevated operating costs, no "gouging" exists . . . according to the law (from what was read on the radio today).

 

Best Buy has apologized for its opportunistic employees' actions.

 

Many activities are already in place and operational to help the coastal region start to recover.  Some people are just now getting into shelters.  Help is arriving from across the nation.  One Chick-Fil-A location was delivering food on jet skis.  A pizza location bought canoes for the employees to paddle and deliver products to customers.  Many, many more similar things have been noted on the local and national news of these things.

 

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20 cent increase in gas prices overnight, what a windfall in Federal excise tax, state tax, and county sales tax, nationwide! Blamed on the storm, let's see, maybe the guvermint agencies will suspend fuel taxes in one state as a gesture to help the Texans, shouldn't be hard to do with all the other states paying in a lot more than expected.

 

Standing there waving the banner of humanitarianism while they pick pockets surely falls under Buy Partisan efforts.

 

12 hours ago, NTX5467 said:

according to the law

 

According to the law has very little to do with justice. The justice you see will be at a personal level.

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I could see how this could happen. 

Best Buy told CBS the pricing was “clearly a mistake on the part of a few employees at a single store.” The company said they don’t normally sell cases of bottled water, so employees priced the water by multiplying the cost of one bottle by the number of bottles in each case.

The electronics retailer says they’re “deeply sorry that we gave anyone even the momentary impression that we were trying to take advantage of the situation.”

http://fox59.com/2017/08/31/best-buy-apologizes-after-charging-43-for-bottled-water-near-houston/

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, 56BuickSuper said:

I could see how this could happen. 

Best Buy told CBS the pricing was “clearly a mistake on the part of a few employees at a single store.” The company said they don’t normally sell cases of bottled water, so employees priced the water by multiplying the cost of one bottle by the number of bottles in each case.

The electronics retailer says they’re “deeply sorry that we gave anyone even the momentary impression that we were trying to take advantage of the situation.”

http://fox59.com/2017/08/31/best-buy-apologizes-after-charging-43-for-bottled-water-near-houston/

 

 

 

Where was the store manager when this took place?  Someone with some authority had to have known it was wrong but did nothing to prevent it.  It's always easy to blame the newest, lowest ranking employee for this kind of guffaw.

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2 hours ago, 39BuickEight said:

I have found a great majority of "news" and photos of this tragedy to be false.  Typical modern fanaticism.

 

CNN was found to be faking rescue footage by onlookers. It does not surprise me, given the state of media this last year.

 

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So back to the subject of the thread, do we have any members impacted by the storm?  

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This is exactly what our drug companies are doing to us all.  Pricing based on the value of life.  It all needs to end.

 

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1 hour ago, MrEarl said:

So back to the subject of the thread, do we have any members impacted by the storm?  

 

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We have members of the human race impacted by this disaster.  Material things can be replaced or compensated for.  Unlike the loss of life.

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I suppose I'm impacted by the storm in an emotional way,  although I live thousands of miles away and all I can say is my sympathy goes out to all those classic car owners who's beauties are knee high in water and  my heart felt wishes goes out to all those poor souls who are attending funerals of a loved one. God bless em. 

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