Yup…Stores are running out of toilet paper again as COVID panic-buying makes a comeback
November 21, 2020 at 9:35 PM - Views: 67 #380270jerry611Participant
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Shortages of toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies are starting to show up across the country again. With COVID-19 cases rising, consumers are starting to hoard toilet paper as they did during the first coronavirus wave back in the spring. The situation has yet to reach those levels but could if the health situation worsens and panic rises.
Officials at Walmart, the country’s largest retailer, said earlier this week that supply chains have not kept pace with increasing demand, and stocking these goods consistently has grown more challenging with steadily increasing virus case loads. “We do see big differences, depending on the communities that you’re in,” Walmart US CEO John Furner said on a call with analysts Tuesday after Walmart reported its quarterly earnings. “The specific categories where we have the most strain at the present time would be bath tissue and cleaning supplies.”
San Jose, California has seen a new wave of panic buying which coincides with new COVID restrictions and a dramatic surge in cases, at what is traditionally the busiest time of year for grocery stores. Fear of a shutdown isn’t helping. Multiple Targets had empty shelves in the paper product aisles and the cleaning supplies section. Paper towels were also selling out at a Whole Foods in San Francisco.
Retailers have stressed that there is no shortage and no need to panic. A company spokesperson for Giant Eagle, a grocery store chain in the Pittsburgh area, said each location has been receiving daily deliveries of household and grocery items. The company has been strengthening partnerships with current suppliers and working with new and alternate suppliers to maintain a strong stock position.
November 21, 2020 at 9:53 PM #380271Hobbit709Participant
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No shortage at my H.E.B. here in South Austin.
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November 21, 2020 at 9:59 PM #380273
November 21, 2020 at 10:12 PM #380276Populist ProleParticipant
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Where are these mouth breathers going to put all this stuff? In a rented storage unit? As it is, they must be using stacks of rolls of it as furniture from all the panic-buying spree of V1.0
Holy shite people are so shit-all stupid.
November 21, 2020 at 10:58 PM #380291gordyflParticipant
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I have enough toilet paper and paper towels to last me to Thanksgiving……2021.
November 21, 2020 at 11:10 PM #380312GZeusHParticipant
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Grass — it’s not just for canines.
November 22, 2020 at 1:18 AM #380350
November 21, 2020 at 11:13 PM #380317MikeW285Participant
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No shortage either here in North Carolina. Dear Wife went shopping this pm and said all’s good in the papergoods aisle. We already have a good bunch here in the house, but good to know there’s plenty more out there, here.
November 21, 2020 at 11:30 PM #380335incognitoParticipant
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One per person.
Bidets have become popular too.
There’s always washcloths, soap and water. So no TP isn’t the end of the world.
Stores still don’t sell Lysol disinfectant spray. All of it is likely going to doctors and hospitals.
And Clorox says their wipes won’t be on shelves until sometime in 2021. Buy a bottle of bleach and make your own wipes.
November 21, 2020 at 11:32 PM #380336mrdmkParticipant
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Then attempt to sell it on E-Bay or Amazon
If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields
November 22, 2020 at 1:00 AM #380346Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Panic-buying works with guns and ammo. I guess some people associate security with toilet paper and paper towels? All righty then.
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November 22, 2020 at 12:44 AM #380342Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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stores here limiting purchases of tp to 2 per item
so at least one person can’t buy out everything
but i suppose a gang could if they’re that dedicated to shitting
November 22, 2020 at 1:22 AM #380351SatanParticipant
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It’s not easy keeping a lot of paper products down here. Most people probably don’t need to store their TP in an air conditioned room to keep it from catching on fire.
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