8:31 am November 7, 2012, by David Markiewicz
Complain if you will about the price of gas here, but it could be worse: You could be in the Northeast, where Superstorm Sandy has prompted gougers to take full advantage of the situation.
Drivers needing fuel but unwilling or unable to sit through long gas station lines there have turned to Craigslist as an option.
Convenient, perhaps. But at a price.
Prices have been reported as high as $30 a gallon, according to CNN/Money.com which noted that the average cost of a gallon of gas is $3.96 in New York and $3.62 in New Jersey.
Rationalized one seller in Brooklyn: “Why wait five hours for gas?” He was selling it at $15 a gallon.
The report notes that, “attorneys general in New York and New Jersey have warned sellers against excessive price gouging, which is illegal in both states. The officials say they’ve received hundreds of complaints about high prices for gas and other essentials in the aftermath of the storm, and have vowed to investigate.”
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