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Suffolk Warns Gougers

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone: Gouging 'will not be tolerated.'

Whether it’s the price of gas or a loaf of bread, Suffolk County investigators are on the lookout for price gouging.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone issued a stern warning to gougers:

“I want to make it clear to people who think they will take advantage of this crisis situation and take advantage of people who need help that this will not be tolerated,” Bellone said. “Investigators from our consumer affairs department will be following up on any and all complaints. We received a report of one 7-Eleven charging $10 for a loaf of bread. This is unacceptable. The prices you were charging prior to the storm should be the prices you are charging now.”

Report gouging to Consumer Affairs at 800-909-5423.

Jim Bennett November 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I might buy that if Hess didn't keep their prices at $3.73. Hess also had gas when no one else did. Maybe that's because, unlike Mobile and Gulf, they weren't trying to create an artificial shortage so they could jack their prices up.
Terry November 13, 2012 at 01:43 AM
HESS kept their prices the same and gas prices went down across the country. We were gouged by every other gas station.
joan November 13, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Terry, that's really not true. What area are you from? You should not say every other gas station price gouged except for Hess. Gulf in my area was the same price as Hess and never raised their price. Please don't say something that isn't true. That is just irresponsible.
Jim Bennett November 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Joan, the fact of the matter is that Gulf and Mobil are by and large the biggest offenders when it comes to price gouging. The Company owned stations in the Smithtown/Hauppauge area routinely have prices that are 50 to 60 cents higher per gallon than anyone else. There is one independent Gulf on 347 in Nesconset whose prices are usually competitive but he's the exception. The prices at the local Gulf and Mobile stations are so much higher than everyone else that I often wonder if it's their way of telling potential customers to go away and leave them alone.
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