Heard that people are gonna be panic buying again

@lovebuglena (23640)
Staten Island, New York
October 26, 2020 11:58am CST
I heard that people are gonna start panic buying again. That is not a good sign. That could mean hoarding of toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and other necessities, which will result in shortages or no items available at all. Best to start stocking up on them now. Not buying them in excess but getting enough to last for a while. I haven't been able to find the soap refill I use. My pharmacy didn't have it. My supermarket didn't have it. And Target didn't have it either when I went there. I thought I'd just get it at Target online but shipping for that is not available. I have to go to the store to get it. Since my nearby store doesn't have it I have to go to a faraway one to buy it. I don't drive, so it would take a very long time to get to Target and back by transportation, which I don't want to do. Would be nice if hubby drove me there but not sure if he'd wanna do that. I am gonna have to ask him. Are you stocking up on things again?
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@topffer (41649)
• France
26 Oct
No, but I have not noticed that people were stocking again here, although we may be confined again soon.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
How are things over there with covid?
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@topffer (41649)
• France
26 Oct
@lovebuglena Not good. There is a curfew on 2/3 of France. For the moment there is enough room in hospitals for any person needing it, but they may be full in a couple of weeks if the number continues to increase.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
@topffer Are cities shut down?
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@marlina (113076)
• Canada
26 Oct
I bought a few extra things but not hoarding,
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
Some people have no consideration for others and they buy too many of one item, not leaving anything for others.
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@NJChicaa (91788)
• United States
26 Oct
I'm not stocking up again
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
As long as you have enough of stuff you really need to last you a while.
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@Janet357 (63148)
27 Oct
we always do it even before pandemic but now, we even got more anxiousbof stocking up on supplies
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@just4him (227122)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Oct
I was at the store this morning and saw there is a good supply of soaps, but not the one I use. It's okay since I bought two the last time I saw it.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
It's good that you still have soap at home. I don't want to have to resort to something else. I hope I can find my soap and before the one at home runs out.
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@just4him (227122)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Oct
@lovebuglena If I need to I can use a different scent of the same soap I use. I have soap sensitivity, so I need to stay in the same brand.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
@just4him That makes it harder for you then.
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@much2say (45494)
• United States
26 Oct
I have also heard this, but I hope people will be more sensible than earlier this year. That was really bad. We are usually well stocked anyway . . . we do stay mindful about hogging supplies but besides we do not have a lot of room to store things. My experience these past few months is that shopping early mornings is best to find those things that get sold out by later on that day.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
That is a good idea. And probably less crowded in the stores as well when you go early. I don't like overcrowding in stores and not because of covid. Just in general.
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@much2say (45494)
• United States
26 Oct
@lovebuglena It is less crowded. Trader Joe's told me it's best before 11am. I think families/parents are tending to stay home in the mornings due to their kids doing the virtual learning . . . so that's when it seems to be quiet - here anyway.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Oct
@much2say Yeah, I'd think it'd be much less people around this time. I've never gone that early though. Mainly because I am a late sleeper. At 11 am I am eating breakfast. But I can wake up early and go to the store then if I really needed to.
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@LadyDuck (312002)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
I have read that the paper toilet rush has restarted. I bought a few extra bags of flour, but I am not hoarding.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Oct
What's the flour for? Do you bake?
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@LadyDuck (312002)
• Switzerland
28 Oct
@lovebuglena YES, I bake but I also make my own egg noodles, I also make my bread.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Oct
@LadyDuck That make sense why you need lots of flour. I, myself, am not a baker. And I've never tried making my own pasta. Must be hard to do, no?
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@DianneN (204279)
• United States
26 Oct
My freezer and pantry are fully stocked. I always make a practice of it even before the pandemic began. I ordered my favorite soaps from Saks in September, so we now are overstocked. Good luck buying your soap.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
Thanks. I may need the luck.
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@DianneN (204279)
• United States
26 Oct
@lovebuglena I'll send you some of mine. I have everything!
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• United States
27 Oct
@lovebuglena Maybe try online carriers. They may have what you need.
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@Hytton03 (2009)
• Philippines
27 Oct
No news for that here., you need to stock again if that the news just to make it sure.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Oct
Yep, I just got two tubes of toothpaste while my store that sells it for less had it in stock. And I noticed them by accident. When I checked the shelf I didn't see them. They were hidden behind other toothpaste.
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@Hytton03 (2009)
• Philippines
28 Oct
@lovebuglena atleast you have a lot of stock ;)
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@campost (72)
• United States
27 Oct
I hope not! That was a nightmare last time. Thankfully, my mom ALWAYS told me to have toilet paper and then have 3x more than you need...even before this whole pandemic. I've been keeping a running stock of sanitizer and such but nothing crazy. My main concern is at work. I'm a paramedic and running low of PPE is such a dangerous thing, especially now that I'm pregnant.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Oct
Congrats! Yeah, you definitely do not want to run out of PPE.
@rebelann (78014)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct
Have you tried Walmart.com? I usually check that site first cuz Target.com doesn't have as much stuff.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Oct
Shipping was not available for bounty. And I think the same thing was for toilet paper. Not sure about soap. Didn't check for it there.
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@Raelove (25335)
• Saco, Maine
26 Oct
I never buy more than I can use at any one time. But I am still seeing lots of bare shelves in stores even now. Not sure how long that will last...
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Oct
I guess it depends where you live and where you shop. Some places are fully stocked. Some don't have much of certain items.
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@Raelove (25335)
• Saco, Maine
27 Oct
@lovebuglena Maine is seeing another dramatic rise in virus cases, so I'm sure people will start hoarding here again. I generally buy an extra of everything if I see shortages. I can fit what I buy in the child seat of a shopping cart while I see others sometimes dragging two carts out of stores.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Oct
@Raelove Some people go way overboard. And that's not right. Gotta leave stuff for others too.
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@Hannihar (106434)
• Israel
26 Oct
@lovebuglena I hope you can find what you need. I am getting things I need to get and sometimes have to go to another store because cannot find at one store I go to.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
I might have to do that with the soap. There is a new supermarket that opened up near us. I wanna go there to see if maybe the soap is there, regardless of the price. I rather pay a little more and get the brand I want than pay less for something I don't.
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@Hannihar (106434)
• Israel
26 Oct
@lovebuglena I hope it will be at that new supermarket.
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@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
@Hannihar It will take me probably close to an hour to walk there.
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@kanuck1 (2407)
26 Oct
No, I won't be stocking up too much but it is always good to think a bit ahead on items that are hard to get.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
Yep. You shouldn't start looking for toilet paper or paper towels or soap when you are out of it. Might end up with nothing or having to settle for a brand you don't like.
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@kanuck1 (2407)
26 Oct
@lovebuglena I live alone and so have enough toilet paper for a few months for I do have a favorite brand and would not like to use another brand unless I had no choice.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
@kanuck1 We actually had to do that during the height of the pandemic at one point. Our brand was not available anywhere and we had to settle for another brand that I no longer like.
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@LindaOHio (51715)
• United States
27 Oct
There are still some items that we can't get; so we can't stock up. This product shortage stuff is getting old. I want it to go back to the way it was!
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Oct
Yeah, that is crazy. I wonder if it's because stuff is not delivered to stores or because people are hoarding and the stores can't restock quick enough.
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@LindaOHio (51715)
• United States
28 Oct
@lovebuglena Some companies are backlogged because of all the hoarding. Clorox said there will be no wipes until after the first of the year.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Oct
@LindaOHio You may have to switch to a different brand.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Oct
I buy a bit extra as we are in total lockdown this week and well for a few more weeks. Here they are famous for the toilet paper but this time round they have a penchant for carrots and onions? We also have a curfew that they want to make last till May 9th next year I thought that they were kidding but seems they are not.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
28 Oct
Carrots and onions are all sold out? I wouldn't think that was possible. A curfew until May 9, 2021 is crazy! This covid thing may be around for a long time. They can't keep doing that or shutting down everything.
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Oct
@lovebuglena I think the same but that is what the Prime Minister is doing at the moment anyway its all a bit crazy at the moment.
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@florelway (15675)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Oct
It's good that I never did those things since the start of the pandemic. Our supermarkets always have those in their shelves.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Oct
We had times where no toilet paper or paper towels available at all. Sometimes there were no eggs on the shelf. Or pasta and canned goods were out of stock as well. It was crazy.
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@florelway (15675)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Oct
@lovebuglena popular brands of canned goods were the ones that are missing in most shelves here so with noodles. These are usually the items that are given as relief packs.
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• Semarang, Indonesia
27 Oct
Oh really? reading this post I fell panic too. Since this pandemic not yet decreasing . Wish all be better. Yes, maybe I will buy some antiseptic soap and liquid
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Oct
We may have enough stuff but if others will panic buy when we do need stuff finally we may not be able to get it.
• Indonesia
27 Oct
happy hunting good luck, all items are still safe here
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Oct
Thanks. I may go to the new supermarket today and see if they have my soap.
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@haraka (1231)
• Indonesia
27 Oct
No. Things still available here. I'm still doing monthly shopping like I used to.
@lovebuglena (23640)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Oct
That is a good thing.