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Best Buy: $40 water in Houston was a ‘big mistake’

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(Photo Credit: Twitter User: Max Cotterill) (Photo Credit: Twitter User: Max Cotterill)

The first thing you think of when it comes to Best Buy is probably electronics, not bottles of water. But, unfortunately, that’s what they are known for today.

In a photo released online, a Best Buy store in Houston had signs up that seemed to show the store selling cases of bottled water for more than $40.

When Twitter users saw this, they were outraged.

However, the company was quick to clarify and release a statement. According to Best Buy officials, they do sell single bottles of water at the checkout counters, and usually don’t sell cases. Some employees mistakenly priced an entire pack of water bottles by adding up the price for single bottles, bringing the total to $42.96.

The company was not price gouging, and said it was a mistake on the employees part and was "one mistake on one day."