Grocery store out of stock

@Rohvannyn (3137)
United States
April 16, 2016 2:39pm CST
Has this ever happened to you? I'll go in the store, see a product, decide to try it, start to like it, make it a regular part of my grocery list, and they'll either stop carrying it or it will always be out of stock. This happened recently with Rojo's 24 ounce salsa, but it's happened before with sandwiches, rolls, certain kinds of fruit, shampoo, and all kinds of other things. Or they'll stock the item, but they'll decide to always stock less than they need so I have to go in really early to get any. Comments and complaints fall on deaf ears. I can't be the only one with this problem!
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@pgntwo (21436)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Apr 16
Been there, seen that, bought the tee-shirt... well, I would've bought it if it had still been available in-store...
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
17 Apr 16
I like that!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Apr 16
Oh it happens to me all the time! I hate that!! And it never fails, it happens too often.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
16 Apr 16
Happens to me all the time. If I love a new product you can pretty much guarantee that it will fail.
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@JohnRoberts (38735)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Apr 16
Very commonplace and it's always something you like while the stuff you don't care for are on shelves forever.
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@MALUSE (31655)
• Denmark
16 Apr 16
Inform the local newspaper or TV station about it. Something may happen then.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Apr 16
and this is why I now buy my tea through amazon! lol
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
17 Apr 16
Exactly! Now what do I do about something that's supposed to be a basic stock item like hoagie rolls?
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Apr 16
@Rohvannyn learn to bake? Mwhahahaha
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Apr 16
@Rohvannyn I dont know either, but with so many recipes online who knows, maybe it isnt that hard.
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@sallypup (20660)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Apr 16
I'm finding that stores just aren't stocking the way they used to. I finally gave up on having dried milk around for baking cause Safeway only sells it in stupid small boxes.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
17 Apr 16
I've noticed things like that too.
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@sallypup (20660)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Apr 16
@Rohvannyn Especially in the winter when the roads are horrid it would be nice to have a gigantic box of dried milk on reserve.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@sallypup Amazon.
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@akalinus (12424)
• United States
17 Apr 16
It always happens to me. They get me hooked on a product and then whammo-bammo it's gone. They won't get any more. When I beg and plead they tell me the buyer does not think we need that so they are not getting it. I write the website for the store and they say call the store manager. I call the manager and he refers me to the website. Stores do not care about their customers.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
17 Apr 16
Exactly. I've been through that a lot.
@marlina (60724)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
Friday I went to a specific store to get a specific product that I can only find there and there was NONE. I was extremely frustrated.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
17 Apr 16
I'm guessing management didn't care either?
@LeaPea2417 (14594)
• Toccoa, Georgia
22 May 16
That has happened to me before and it sure is annoying!
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
16 Apr 16
It's so annoying when you can't find what you're looking for isn't it
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
16 Apr 16
Yep, happens quite frequently. I can occasionally get things special ordered, but it's such a hassle... I'd rather try finding it on Amazon instead. I might not get it right away, but the free two-day shipping with Prime is a huge bonus.
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@sharon6345 (106083)
• United States
16 Apr 16
That happens all the time. lol. it's going to be ok .
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