Holiday Price Gouging...

I called a local seafood place (**cough, cough Ward's Seafood**) to make my Christmas Eve fish order. They have been around FOREVER and most locals swear by them.

Q: "I need 14 whole, live lobsters. How much do you get for lobster?" A: "$18.99 a pound." Me: "That's obscene." Clerk: "That's been the price for six months and it's not even locked in for the holiday." Me: "So I can show up on Monday morning and it can be more? Clerk: "Yes."

Go online... Superpages "Fish Market, Clearwater." Find another place: Harr's Surf & Turf. Call Harr's.

Q: "What do you get for lobster?" A: "$12.99 a pound." Me: Get someone on the phone who can take an order.

I escaped gouging by the skin of my teeth. You?


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