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post #46 of 79 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 20, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Costco vs the hoarders

The latest online wisdom says to use coffee filters as tp. They are still on the shelves and cheap. Just do not flush them.
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I guess Sears catalogs are no longer available and corn cobs are used as fuel.
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If you got a winco nearby they stopped the 24/7 deal

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Got lucky this morning, walked right in to a fully stocked store.

Checked out around 730 there was a line about 60 yds deep. At least everything looked fresh. Last time around the produce was rotten

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I have been to 3 different stores in the last 2 days. two were grocery stores and one a drugstore.
Went to the drugstore with the wife to pick up a prescription. Near the cash registers on the way out, was a stack of tp as big as a car. No one near it.
At a small grocery yesterday, they were stacking a store aisle with tp, no one in that aisle.
I stopped in at big chain supermarket at 9:30 this morning to get chicken and veggies and some soups. I checked the paper goods aisle and there were pallets of boxes filled with 4 packs of tp. Not one person in that aisle, not one, and there were tons of packages of paper towels etc.
People mass buying have caused the slowdown in the stocking of shelves.
Maybe these same people should stock up on chili !
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BS on that... farmers are definitely 100% on the "essential" list, as are the businesses that keep them and their equipment going.

Farmers will be planting and harvesting, and if they get sick, their neighbors will do it for them. I've seen it, and I've done it. I was in the field with about 30 other people when my uncle had a heart-attack. About 8 combines, 20 trucks and half a dozen grain carts had his entire farm harvested and hauled to the local elevator in a day. Nobody asked for a dime, and they used their own fuel to do it.

Livestock don't take sick days either. You won't catch a Dairy farmer sitting on the couch for 2 weeks.
Think about the cycle...sure a farmer and his neighbors can pull it out of the ground...but if it's a TOTAL shutdown, the trucks stop, the stores stop, everyone stays home.

You're under an essential only shutdown...that's not being enforced. If they want to shut this down, seriously, they have to stop EVERYTHING.

We arent there yet.

3 weeks of staying in your house. Everyone...except for medical emergencies.

Dr's, nurses shelter in the hospital.

Meals on wheels...how does that play out?

Food shortages? Will happen.


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The latest online wisdom says to use coffee filters as tp. They are still on the shelves and cheap. Just do not flush them.
The coffee filter is to wipe off your finger after you wipe your rump.

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What is funny is the Preppers were looked down upon, called crazy, paranoid, mentally ill etc. Now preppers are getting the last laugh, while people are fighting in the store for TP or bread, preppers are at home counting their bullets.
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Rice and pasta shelves are empty here. Sams club people are fighting with the checkout workers because there is a limit on toilet paper. ( clearly posted 1 per customer ). Me... Iím hoarding Cadbury mini chocolate eggs.
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Even though I've lived in a big city my whole life we always grew vegges. In the early 60s I remember people scooping up horse poop in the alley that came from the junk mans horses for there gardens...
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Rice and pasta shelves are empty here. Sams club people are fighting with the checkout workers because there is a limit on toilet paper. ( clearly posted 1 per customer ). Me... Iím hoarding Cadbury mini chocolate eggs.
The Kroger here just brings out another pallet of Kroger TP when the one runs out. I guess some people can't use that though.Big Lots TP is my second alternative.
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Went to a large grocery store at 9:30 this morning to get some haddock.
Checked the paper goods aisle, Completely full from the front of the store to the back, TP and paper towels, enough to fill a garage. Not one person in that aisle.
Maybe the truck loads of inventory are catching up.
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My parents were children of the depression. They were practical and resourceful. Dad was also a sucker for a good deal so he always bought everything in bulk. Bushels of apples and onions (Jack! What am I going to do with all this?) They had a large root cellar and an adjoining room with all his hunting & fishing stuff. Crates of Campbell's Red Kettle soup (last produced in 1965 but it keeps 100 years). My friends commented that we could be under siege for 6 months and not have to step outside for food or ammunition. To that end my wife and I traditionally stocked up on stuff we needed when a good price appeared. You know how in Africa a rich man is someone with a bunch of goats? Well today I am a rich man in some of these rare essentials like TP. When we bought during normal times there were mountains of it at Costco, we just bought what we thought was prudent before all this pandemic stuff. We have no need to get anything other than fresh vegetables. We even have a quarter cow in the freezer but that is just normal for us. We have been out twice in the last week briefly, otherwise it is stay-at-home.


I always thought it was foolish to overstock & hoard. Spoilage and infestation comes to mind, never mind the selfish spirit that does not share in times of need. I wouldn't say we hoard but we have enough that we don't need to worry or go anywhere. It was built up gradually during normal times. What I don't get is why people feel the need to panic over these simple little things, which in turn cause the run on items & deplete stock, causing the situation people are facing now.

We have only set foot in Costco once during this whole episode. I was surprised how light the attendance was. They also stopped giving out food samples weeks ago. No TP, not that we were looking to buy anyway. For the first time I actually bought gas at Costco. I have no desire to line up for 30 minutes to get gas from Costco (and I like my Shell Gold), but I could't resist the discounted price (minus the annual membership fee). I was able to pull straight in without delay. The attendant even was disinfecting the filler after every customer.

Gandhi once said, "there is enough for every man's need, but not enough for every man's greed." SO true.
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The Kroger here just brings out another pallet of Kroger TP when the one runs out. I guess some people can't use that though.Big Lots TP is my second alternative.
Well, looks like some beggars are choosers!

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Rice and pasta shelves are empty here. Sams club people are fighting with the checkout workers because there is a limit on toilet paper. ( clearly posted 1 per customer ). Me... Iím hoarding Cadbury mini chocolate eggs.
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What is funny is the Preppers were looked down upon, called crazy, paranoid, mentally ill etc. Now preppers are getting the last laugh, while people are fighting in the store for TP or bread, preppers are at home counting their bullets.
LoL, reminds me that a few months back, i decided to place a large order of ammo. Sure glad i did when prices were at the bottom!

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