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Are You Finding Empty Shelves Due to Pandemic Preparations?   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started Mar-9 by BWArtist; 5658 views.
BWArtist

From: BWArtist 

Mar-14

It's interesting times for sure. We all need to work together and help each other out . Without getting to close to each other while we're doing it. 

I talked  to a fella that was getting pretty worked up about the situation. He was concerned about how the local ammo supply was being depleted and he felt he didn't have enough stocked up. I then asked him since the high risk groups are mainly the health compromised and  the elderly, who was he worried he would have to shoot. Didn't have much to say after that.

I would have probably then asked if he had enough toilet paper but he was wound up a little too tight. And armed to boot.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Mar-14

A fight broke out in an Australian market over toilet paper and one person pulled a knife on another.  People can get violent if they feel desperate.  Maybe he’s worried someone will try to steal his toilet paper.  I was able to get a little extra in the market, and I told a few neighbors to call me if they run out.  They are in the 85-90 age range and can’t always get out quickly if they need something.  But I did not make a general offer to everyone I know.

BWArtist

From: BWArtist 

Mar-14

Sounds like worrying about toilet paper is not confined to our own borders. The only way to get through this is to wait until the virus peaks and then goes down. From what I'm seeing, from other countries experience, is  to freely have available testing kits. Accurate tracking is the best way to calm people down.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Mar-14

People are also panicking about missing work.  I had to pick up supplies at the vet’s office and the receptionist said she can’t afford to stay home.  No one is bringing animals in unless it’s an emergency so they have have to cut hours.  Here is wants to show up for work and there is no work.

Then there is this. He could face legal prosecution

He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them

Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some sellers are holding stockpiles of sanitizer and masks.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Mar-14

Ever drink tap water in certain parts of AZ? One can make chicken soup using it without needing salt.
kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Mar-14

I wonder how much all that stuff set him back?
I got a small canister of disinfective wipes I can use before washing in a public place but so far, I have not come across anyone sick.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Mar-14

No, I haven’t. It sounds interesting.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Mar-14

At $1 apiece, $17,000.  He may need a good attorney because he has been price gouging.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Mar-14

What a wonderful offer.  You are lucky to have such a good friend.  As I said, I was surprised at how many people were in the store at 10 a.m. today and how wiped out the store was.  I didn't expect.  I give the store crew credit for the effort they were making every effort to restock the store.  As I mentioned, the dairy truck arrived while I was there, so I was able to get eggs, milk, half and half, sour cream, and cream cheese -- the main items I went after.  Looked like the produce truck had arrived yesterday or earlier today.    The produce department was in pretty good shape, except for apples.  The meat department was out of fresh meat, much luncheon meat, all bacon.  A young lady was busily trying to fill as much of it as she could.  Of course, paper aisle was empty, clearing supply aisle was empty.  Rubbing alcohol was empty.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Mar-14

Extrememly salty. I visited in the north, close to the Grsnd Canyon. I bought a gallon of water at Safeway. It way still salty despite being bottled. I drink water a faucet in my house.
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