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Police Investigate Dry Ice Price-Gouging Claim at Ice Cream World

A customer claims Ice Cream World quoted one price over the phone and charged a higher price at the store, according to South Whitehall police.

South Whitehall Police referred an Ice Cream World customer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture after they complained on Oct. 31, that an employee of the store quoted a dry ice price of $1.50 per pound on the phone but charged $3 per pound at the store.

After Hurricane Sandy blew through the Lehigh Valley and knocked out power for thousands, Ice Cream World experienced a huge demand for dry ice. There were lines of people that extended out the front door on Tuesday, Oct. 30. as people waited up to two hours for dry ice.

Dry ice can be used in freezers and refrigerators to keep them cool without power.

Calvin Spencer November 22, 2012 at 02:12 PM
It's about time someone called and wasted the time of the police over this hanas act of dry ice price gouging. With the power out and the police trying to keep the hoodlums from causing kaos all night it's good to know they need to be assisting people like this.

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