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Saint wrote:Listening to radio broadcasts, almost all,the shortages we're seeing in the shops are down to a complete lack of retail packaging. For instance, ordinarily only 15%of flour in the UK is sold through the shops in 1-2kg bags - and that's what we have capacity for. The remainder is sold in bag sizes ranging from 10-50kg. There's quite literally tons of flour in the warehouses that could be sold if they can figure out how to package it.

Similarly for pasta. Our local Waitrose has taken to selling 10kg bags of pasta. Apparently they reckon they can get as much of it as they want, but if you want a smaller size then go fish

For eggs, the local farms that normally sell direct to restaurants are advertising to locals - a tray of 30 for £5. Retailers aren't interested because they can't package them in 6s or 12s
Our local PO is selling trays of eggs and flour in kilo bags
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A lot of places that just sold to trade are now selling on FB which is fantastic.
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Local eggs, flour (we have two large firms locally) , fruit juices , fruit all available from the farm shops / farms direct.

Two of the local meat producers (one who provides Hawksmoor ) are delivering. Butchers delivering ,

We really are very lucky in sunny Essex.
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My local butchers has just had a load of wagyu beef delivered and obviously the restaurants they normally supply aren't open

Selling it off for half price.

Marvellous
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9 supermarkets today and still no bog roll!

Farking hoarders!

:frown:
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We're getting veg boxes delivered with eggs etc, the stuff is amazing. The wholesalers must be coining it in, the restaurants they usually supply presumably pay them less?
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:9 supermarkets today and still no bog roll!

Farking hoarders!

:frown:
I may panic-buy whisky tomorrow. Because I’ve had none for a while.

That is ample cause for panic.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:9 supermarkets today and still no bog roll!

Farking hoarders!

:frown:
You've got to be joking!!! Still? I really thought the panic buying stage was over by now. What on earth could people possibly be thinking at this stage? Is it not obvious that even in the worst-case scenario imaginable, TP is absolutely not remotely important?

It just never happened here in Sweden. Or at least not yet.
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Literally the only things that are sold out are TP and Flour

I spoke to a couple of staff and people are coming in as soon as the stores open and that's it

People have rocks in their head
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Mog The Almighty wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:9 supermarkets today and still no bog roll!

Farking hoarders!

:frown:
You've got to be joking!!! Still? I really thought the panic buying stage was over by now. What on earth could people possibly be thinking at this stage? Is it not obvious that even in the worst-case scenario imaginable, TP is absolutely not remotely important?

It just never happened here in Sweden. Or at least not yet.
Also, you really don't go through that much toilet paper. A 12 pack can last months. People must be storing multiple years worth of toilet paper in their garage.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Literally the only things that are sold out are TP and Flour

I spoke to a couple of staff and people are coming in as soon as the stores open and that's it

People have rocks in their head
Do the shops not have purchase limits?
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Gavin Duffy wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Literally the only things that are sold out are TP and Flour

I spoke to a couple of staff and people are coming in as soon as the stores open and that's it

People have rocks in their head
Do the shops not have purchase limits?
I think families are sending their kids in to get extra - there isn't any other explanation
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J Man wrote: Also, you really don't go through that much toilet paper. A 12 pack can last months. People must be storing multiple years worth of toilet paper in their garage.
It's a psychological thing - people see the shelf emptying and the easily led will just buy it even if they have a whole garage's worth

Literally nothing else is out of stock
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Independent service stations is a good place to look, get your cheapest fuel while at it and avoid the big multinationals still ripping off the consumer while the oil price has bottomed.
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grievous wrote:Independent service stations is a good place to look, get your cheapest fuel while at it and avoid the big multinationals still ripping off the consumer while the oil price has bottomed.
:thumbup:

Luckily, the lady of the house found some at Coles near the Star on the way to work.

You can tell it's a hoarder mentality as people are waiting for the shops to open to clear out the TP.

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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
J Man wrote: Also, you really don't go through that much toilet paper. A 12 pack can last months. People must be storing multiple years worth of toilet paper in their garage.
It's a psychological thing - people see the shelf emptying and the easily led will just buy it even if they have a whole garage's worth

Literally nothing else is out of stock
It's completely insane, even worse case scenario, this virus does not cause explosive shits. And even if it did, worst case scenario, hose down your crack outside or in the shower. It's so completely unnecessary.

It's a bit interesting, I did hear a psychologist talk about it. They said that it was an issue of control. When people feel like things are out of control and scary, the first reaction is to simply deny it's a problem. In this case, that's not really possible unless you're totally delusional, so the fall-back is to try and control things. They can't control the virus, but they can definitely control the TP situation. "Okay, so I can't do anything about coronavirus, but at-least I have the toilet paper situation totally controlled". :lol:
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Conversely, they are the first to complain and abuse staff when things are rationed.
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We've taken advantage of Woolies' free delivery during the middle of the week for the month of April.

My local Coles is fine, I just got sick of getting pissed off at the lack of certain products, although it is getting better of late. Toilet paper is generally back in stock but good luck getting liquid hand soap, among other items.

At least when stuff doesn't arrive in the delivery I didn't have to step out for it and the refund system is reliable.
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Does that mean NSW people wash their hands less? :D

I got and Ozbargains deal - 36 pack from Amazon.com.au for $16.

What a ridiculous world we live in
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TP seems to be back here, with signs saying one pack only ... wipes are nowhere to be seen, though.

I found some off-brand ones at a mom and pop store a few weeks ago and they're about to run out. It was only yesterday that I noticed the 'expiry' date was 7 years ago! I can't pronounce most of the chemicals listed. I guess that my hands still look normal is a good sign...
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Nieghorn wrote:TP seems to be back here, with signs saying one pack only ... wipes are nowhere to be seen, though.
Oddly, we have lots of wipes available :?
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Mog The Almighty wrote:
everyone on this thread wrote:toilet paper...
It's a bit interesting, I did hear a psychologist talk about it. They said that it was an issue of control. When people feel like things are out of control and scary, the first reaction is to simply deny it's a problem. In this case, that's not really possible unless you're totally delusional, so the fall-back is to try and control things. They can't control the virus, but they can definitely control the TP situation. "Okay, so I can't do anything about coronavirus, but at-least I have the toilet paper situation totally controlled". :lol:
I read this somewhere, but I also think it's an issue of cleanliness/purity. The virus is an inherently 'dirty' thing that contaminates you. Toilet paper is a product that literally cleans us. It seems to have become a psychological symbol of cleansing us and purifying our dirtiness.

Sounds like whacky word salad but I think there is something in it.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:TP seems to be back here, with signs saying one pack only ... wipes are nowhere to be seen, though.
Oddly, we have lots of wipes available :?

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lexpat wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:TP seems to be back here, with signs saying one pack only ... wipes are nowhere to be seen, though.
Oddly, we have lots of wipes available :?

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Did Aust start the toilet paper panic?
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Supermarkets are pretty much fully stocked here now, with the exception of fresh veggies :(
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Flour has vanished..

I bake my own bread and just had to order through Amazon..
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TB63 wrote:Flour has vanished..

I bake my own bread and just had to order through Amazon..
That's about the only other thing sold out here as well
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While Glebe seems to still have toilet paper issues, it seems the rest of Straya has returned to something resembling normal.

I think PTEM is just too nice to admit his suburb has a high proportion of the type of people most likely to panic buy.
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First foray into a supermarket in 6 weeks yesterday.

Chard Tesco
FFS, I was the only person wearing gloves.
All set up as one way system and most of the aisles are wide enough that you can bypass people on the other side if they arent standing in the middle like twats.
The one aisle that is narrow is the pharmaceutical products, of which there are 2 women BROWSING the fecking make up.
There were other people browsing on food aisles as well :x


Do people not make lists?
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lexpat wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:TP seems to be back here, with signs saying one pack only ... wipes are nowhere to be seen, though.
Oddly, we have lots of wipes available :?

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The look on the face of the delivery guy says it all! :lol:
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I missed the window to get hair clippers. That ship has well and truly sailed.
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TB63 wrote:Flour has vanished..

I bake my own bread and just had to order through Amazon..
Are you UK based?

If you don't mind more specialised flour (spelt, emmer, rye) craggs and co have plenty
http://www.craggsandco.co.uk/
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I don't know if tinned tomatoes have been mentioned yet, but they are in very short supply here in the UK.
Probably the previously bought pasta (which is now readily available) is leading this demand.
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Leinster in London wrote:I don't know if tinned tomatoes have been mentioned yet, but they are in very short supply here in the UK.
Probably the previously bought pasta (which is now readily available) is leading this demand.
I was very tempted to buy off a bulk supplier but minimum order was about £300. Though there is no way I'm ever buying meat or fish from super markets the quality is so much better.
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Petej wrote:
TB63 wrote:Flour has vanished..

I bake my own bread and just had to order through Amazon..
Are you UK based?

If you don't mind more specialised flour (spelt, emmer, rye) craggs and co have plenty
http://www.craggsandco.co.uk/
Thanks. But £3 a kilo!!.. :shock:

Bought 25 kilos for £26, delivery tomorrow. .
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Have you seen the prices of turbo trainers on Amazon? Out of stock everywhere so knock off copies with dodgy names at £2k a pop suggests a lot of people are panic buying them.
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Leinster in London wrote:I don't know if tinned tomatoes have been mentioned yet, but they are in very short supply here in the UK.
Probably the previously bought pasta (which is now readily available) is leading this demand.
Orly?
My Waitrose has tomatoes, and Costco Croydon has pallets of the stuff, as well as tinned sweet corn , ratatouille, carrots etc
I actually got a tray of tomatoes on Friday , and some passata.


These blanket statements ‘uk in very short supply’ are a bit to be taken with pinch of salt, and really mean ‘there weren’t any when I went to Asda so there must be a shortage ‘

Just for you Leinster, this is how many packs of tomatoes I bought:
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TB63 wrote:
Petej wrote:
TB63 wrote:Flour has vanished..

I bake my own bread and just had to order through Amazon..
Are you UK based?

If you don't mind more specialised flour (spelt, emmer, rye) craggs and co have plenty
http://www.craggsandco.co.uk/
Thanks. But £3 a kilo!!.. :shock:

Bought 25 kilos for £26, delivery tomorrow. .
The 20kg bags are around £30. The 1kg bags are worth about as much as the flour.
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backrow wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:I don't know if tinned tomatoes have been mentioned yet, but they are in very short supply here in the UK.
Probably the previously bought pasta (which is now readily available) is leading this demand.
Orly?
My Waitrose has tomatoes, and Costco Croydon has pallets of the stuff, as well as tinned sweet corn , ratatouille, carrots etc
I actually got a tray of tomatoes on Friday , and some passata.


These blanket statements ‘uk in very short supply’ are a bit to be taken with pinch of salt, and really mean ‘there weren’t any when I went to Asda so there must be a shortage ‘
No, it was something I read a few days ago, then saw none when I needed them.
Here's the Guardian from last Friday.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... rge-demand

I see you are the reason for the shortage, trying to corner the market by bulk buying.
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