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Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:42 PM

For those who aren't too worried about having a few supplies on hand....

My daughter just texted me and said she couldn't get an Amazon/Whole Foods Delivery in Redmond WA. No Deliveries available. She is working at home but will venture out to see what she can get at the Safeway.

I must admit, I was a little snarky about all the folks rushing to the Costcos and clearing the shelves.

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Reply For those who aren't too worried about having a few supplies on hand.... (Original post)
The empressof all Mar 2020 OP
dhol82 Mar 2020 #1
sarcasmo Mar 2020 #2
OhioChick Mar 2020 #3
The empressof all Mar 2020 #5
eleny Mar 2020 #10
sarcasmo Mar 2020 #21
dhol82 Mar 2020 #15
zackymilly Mar 2020 #16
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #4
The empressof all Mar 2020 #6
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #7
The empressof all Mar 2020 #8
eleny Mar 2020 #11
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #13
Totally Tunsie Mar 2020 #22
Hoyt Mar 2020 #9
eleny Mar 2020 #12
zackymilly Mar 2020 #17
jpak Mar 2020 #19
smirkymonkey Mar 2020 #14
Kaleva Mar 2020 #18
KentuckyWoman Mar 2020 #20
nolabear Mar 2020 #23
Totally Tunsie Mar 2020 #24

Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:47 PM

1. Just went to Costco this morning.

Must say I was shocked by how many people looked like doomsday preppers!
I went because I had run out of my Marcona almonds and some olive oil. My friend needed TP.
No TP and no Marcona almonds. The line went around the warehouse.
Crazy time!

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:49 PM

2. I ordered a case of TP on Amazon last week, if anyone has it Amazon does.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:52 PM

3. Are they still price gouging over there? n/t

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:59 PM

5. TP was a fair price on Amazon this morning.

I couldn't order rubbing alcohol yesterday... I think it's the independent Amazon sellers that are doing the gouging but they are trying to take them down when they pop up.


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Response to OhioChick (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:57 PM

10. I ordered some tp from Amazon this afternoon - same price as my last order in January

I also ordered an 8-pack of Puffs tissues with lotion and the price beat the heck out of my King Soopers - who, btw, didn't have any on the shelf this morning.

The order should be delivered Thursday. So it must be at a local Amazon warehouse. Especially the tp which they could have delivered tomorrow. But I chose Thursday so less delivery trips here.

The prices of hand sanitizer from Amazon sellers is high to gouging. I found bottles of that locally last Friday. I got the last four bottles. I haven't seen any since then.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 11:33 PM

21. Price was good as of last week.

My recent Amazon food order is coming from California instead of the warehouse south of Milwuakee.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:21 PM

15. I went to BB&B last week. They had lots of TP

Not sure what they have today.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:25 PM

16. I do all my shopping at CVS and just use those 6 foot long receipts for TP.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:58 PM

4. Many or most people probably have enough to make it through a week or two--

even though they would not be eating their favorites or desired foods and thus think they have nothing to eat. Do lots of people really shop EVERY day? Have no canned or pantry nonperishable goods?

Maybe you ran out of paper towels? Go pull those old worn out ripped khakis out of the wash or towels with holes and rip them up to use. No kleenex? Bathroom tissue (and vice versa). Etc. Etc. There are lots of temporary substitutions for those things we think we must have...Out of coffee? Time to use up all that tea that has cluttered the shelves for a year or more.

Honestly, I think most of us could wait a couple of weeks for things to be restocked.

Being prepared is good, but I think we can keep this side of "worst-case assumptions" at least for now.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:03 PM

6. Yes, I hear you but you would be surprised

My very bright child rarely has much food in her house. They eat out, order in or run into the Trader Joes on the way home. Their kitchen is small and they don't have much storage.

Being some one who prepares for emergencies, I find that very disturbing.

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Response to The empressof all (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:06 PM

7. I can understand the small kitchen issue, but I always had canned food--even if I had to put it

in the linen closet or in a box under the bed. LOL And, no, I've rarely cooked much, but enough to not eat out all the time.

How things change, I guess..

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:23 PM

8. Yeah I don't get it either

She grew up with home cooked food every night and she knows how to function in the kitchen. She lives in an area surrounded with restaurants and just doesn't bother with the fuss and mess of kitchen stuff. I think for a certain demographic of young professionals they just have different priorities.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:07 PM

11. My concern is when testing kits become available in large numbers

And people start testing positive in large numbers. It seems to me that panic could be on the horizon. You know how Soopers shelves empty out at the hint of a major snow storm approaching. The basics vanish. So I stocked up on our favorite basics.

I also have a friend who had cancer surgery on Friday. Her sister started a "meal train". My pal won't be able to shop and her hubby will be stressed with work plus caring for her in recovery when she gets home. So a little extra here at our house might extend to another in the form of ready made meals now and then.

I have no covid-19 symptoms but just have a nagging cold. So I feel a heightened sense of concern right now.

Stay stocked and be well!

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Response to eleny (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:16 PM

13. Yes. I will stock up further in a couple of weeks, but am pretty much letting the first wave of

"anxiety" to move through. I don't anticipate shortages being more than temporary--for now. What the longer-term future holds I won't guess.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:19 AM

22. Making it through two or three weeks wouldn't be a problem for me.

I'm usually pretty well stocked. In fact, every so often I'll force myself to cull the shelves so that canned or packaged items don't get out of date.

My difficulty is, no matter how well stocked I am, I always crave the one damn item I'm out of. How can I eat that bagel without a slice of tomato? Damn! No fresh oranges? How will I deal?

Oh well...

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 05:26 PM

9. If only we still got Sears Catalogs we wouldn't have to worry about TP.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:09 PM

12. Lol!

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:27 PM

17. There's a corn field next to my property so I have lots of cobs. n/t

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:29 PM

19. I gots me a gunny sack fulla dry corncobs

Bring it

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:28 PM

14. I just placed a grocery/supply order from Peapod (Stop & Shop) and it went through.

It's being delivered on Thursday, but we'll see how many items end up being available.

I don't have a lot of room for storage either, so I just placed a regular order. My cupboards are mostly filled w/ rice, beans, lentils, dried pasta, canned beans, canned tomatoes (crushed and chopped) - things that I can make a stew or soup with. And my freezer has mostly frozen fruits and veggies. I order fresh, but they go bad so quickly.

I'm not panicking yet, but I may need to get more serious about preparing for going a long time without being able to get to a store.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:27 PM

18. I don't understand this panic buying when we've had ample warning.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:31 PM

20. Snuggle up to a mormon.

They hoard food. Years supply is the goal but most seem to top out at 5 month supply

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:21 AM

23. Took me three days to get groceries delivered.

I just went with it and they got here today. Pretty amazing.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:26 AM

24. I've picked up a few canned food items for a long haul situation that I don't normally have on hand.

Threw in some canned chili, roast beef and corned beef hash, evaporated milk as well as shelf-stable creamers for coffee.

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