Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Criticism of price gouging in New York after Hurricane Sandy

A Los Angeles Times article written on November 6, 2012 by Tiffany Hsu has found that price gouging in New York is taking place after Hurricane Sandy. According to the article, hundreds of New Yorkers have sent complaints about paying extremely high prices for batteries, food, gasoline, and various other needs to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. He is now investigating the matter. Schneiderman has also found that the prices of taxi rides, food, and generators have also skyrocketed. Complaints of $10 bottled water, inflated prices for hotel rooms, and long lines at gas stations have also become commonplace after Hurricane Sandy. To read the full article by Tiffany Hsu, please visit: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-new-york-attorney-general-price-gouging-20121106,0,627459.story

To the people involved in this price gouging, you should be ashamed of yourselves! So many people have already lost everything in this terrible natural disaster, and instead of improving the situation in New York, like you should be doing, you are only exacerbating the situation! I hope everyone who is involved in price gouging in New York is held to account for their actions, and is given a harsh punishment! Several people's lives have already been destroyed because of Hurricane Sandy, and the last thing these victims need to deal with company greed! To the people in New York being taken advantage of by these companies, I am so sorry to hear that you are facing company greed on top of already having your lives destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. My thoughts are with you, and I hope your situation improves.


  1. Interesting article Karen!
    It really is sad to hear people would do that to others in a time of need.

    1. Hi Monira!

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback--I really appreciate it! As for the situation in N.Y., I agree with you--it is quite depressing how people are being taken advantage of when they are already victims of a horrific natural disaster. On top of that, I read that N.Y. got hit with another really bad storm! Unbelievable!