Fears over the novel coronavirus has prompted people around the world to clear supermarket shelves of daily necessities, especially toilet paper. The apparent stockpiling comes as governments and suppliers have warned citizens not to do exactly that.
............people around the world are stockpiling and dealing with the run on toilet paper — from armed robberies in Hong Kong to an Australian newspaper printing out blank pages to serve as toilet paper.
The title to this post on the 'net was "Here's why the hoarding of TP is happening...…..it didn't really answer the ? :(
I lay the blame at the feet of the news media. They no longer have one iota of integrity, anything to get attention and rating. I no longer believe a word I hear from a news person's mouth.
Many decades ago on the 'Late Night Show' with Johnny Carson, he made a joke about running out of toilet paper. His 20 million viewers took him very seriously and made a run on toilet paper, cleaning some stores out.
I live 20 minutes from NYC and it’s ridiculous. I work in the city. I’m so tired of everywhere I go to or look the Coronavirus is what everyone takes about. Yes, it’s something to be concerned but I feel the media has a lot to do with people panicking more than they need to. I’m in the medical field & trust me I have to deal with many people. I’ve always washed my hands but now more than ever. As for toilet paper & Bounties I don’t worry I buy them by the case
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Don’t let that bother you — it happens now and then Thanks for your thoughts:)
My family still lives in Venezuela, for more than 10 years, they managed to live without toilet paper... it is challenging, but possible. They now live without gas, power, sugar, medicines, newspapers, chicken, meat, bread, internet, cash money, etc... For those who want to know who it is to live in a socialist country, were the government is the source of all hoarding!
ReginaCoeliB, I am so sorry to hear that you family has to live like this. I grew up and still live in the country in the rural south When I was little, I remember when no one had electricity or indoor plumbing. Although my family always had toilet paper, many people used old Sears catalogs and news papers in their outhouses/toilets. Like you said, it can be done.
Does everyone still have toilet paper?
Yes have plenty & NO I didn’t stock up When having to buy 6-8 rolls at a time it just worked out I needed some a week before the 1st panic buying started
Thumbs up, Lynne!
When we couldn’t get toilet paper anywhere last week, we ordered toilet paper online. From of all places, Staples, which is known for paper products, envelopes, computer supplies, generally , office supplies. Never figured they’d carry toilet paper!! Got delivered today by ups. We did have 6 rolls left, so we should be good for several weeks.
Yes I bet few would think of office supply stores carrying TP Even though I have frequent such places I would never think to go there for it
Well kakeladi/lynne after we ordered online, there were notices from ALL grocery stores that limits were being put on toilet paper and other goods. I think a lot of that hysteria has died down now that people realize the stores are getting stocked nightly. Thank goodness.
Mike went grocery shopping yesterday and they were still out of toilet paper. One of the employees told him they had toilet paper that morning, but it was all gone by the time he got there around 11:00 a.m. We didn't need any, he just checked to see if it was available. He checked to see if they had any yeast and they did not. I buy it in bulk, but was going to mail it to Becky Jack Sheridan, in Texas. He said the baking isle was decimated.
Yup, it’s hit or miss with a lot of things. Toilet paper being one of them. I can’t find bleach anywhere. We have put in a grocery order for this Sunday, and I’m hoping I’ll get bleach. But I’m not hopeful. Reason being is because our delivery is late Sunday evening. So that means by the time they pack the order, whatever bleach was on the shelf in the am, will be gone by the pm. All the baking staples are gone everywhere Sandra. Flour, eggs, yeast, cake mixes. I buy a big package of yeast from Costco. Freeze, then fill a small jar and keep in the refrigerator. I’ve got 1/2 package left. I actually tried to find all purpose flour on Amazon. Nope, they only seem to carry specialty flours...rice, gluten free, etc. Curious if Amazon sells yeast??
I don't know, June. I did check King Arthur Flour's site (where I order mine) and they were old out too. Mike said Food Lion had plenty of eggs yesterday, first time in a couple of weeks. I had plenty of flour and everything else I needed for baking except eggs and any fruits I might choose to add and I have been able to find enough eggs.
No trouble finding eggs. Gonna check Amazon for yeast. Can’t hurt.
I checked Amazon, June, and it does have yeast - at five times the normal cost, or more! That should not be allowed!
Do $ stores usually carry yeast? I'm thinking of going to 1 today if I can get daughter to let me out She has my car blocked in so I don’t go out:( She went shopping yesterday but didn’t get some of the things I asked for Does anyone want cake mix, or sm pkgs of most any dry rice, pasta, etc? I’d be glad to pick anything up & mail to you Last wk they had some pilsbury mixes & jasmine rice
When I checked on Amazon yesterday that definitely wasn’t the price!!!!! Your right, 3 x’s the price is right. Jeff Bezo’s wants to here from customers about price gouging on Amazon. He has employees constantly pursuing the site. But they cannot catch everything. You can take the highlighted item and forward to customer service rep. They will pass on to investigate.
I’m fortunate that I have always bought in bulk, something my Mom taught me. My kids use to call me the “Coupon Queen”!!! I was never excessive, like those extreme couponers with my basement or garage packed like a grocery store. But if toothpaste was on sale, I’d buy as many as could afford, ditto tissues, feminine products, pantry items, meat for the freezer, etc. So if I was stocked up on sundress’s, I had more money in my budget to buy groceries we normally didn’t buy, or could afford. Say, like steak, that wasn’t in our budget price wise. When bulk products began to be offered in our local grocery store, before the Costco’s/Sam’s club showed up, I still didn’t buy the humongous containers of mustard, relish, mayo, soup, etc, cause I considered them “restaurant” sizes. But I do know families with a lot of kids that did. Big savings. Mine was more about having basic stables in my pantry. Beans, flour, rice, soup, crackers,...etc. I always kept an inventory for both pantry items and what was in my freezer. When I was pregnant with my son, so we’re talking 1983, had Chris 1984, a friend of mine and I joined a ladies “bulk food group”. $5 a year to belong. We literally ordered bulk items like flour, sugar, rice, etc. Items were delivered to one of the ladies houses, her garage. We would go into the garage and she had tables set up. Everyone brought bags, and or Tupperware containers, and we split up whatever we had purchased. She had a professional scale to weigh the bulk items, like flour. We really saved a lot. Fast forward the grocery stores, as I said, started selling bulk items, and a new store opened across Canada...Bulk Barn. Which I still shop at today. Amusing thing is one of the main companies that supplies Bulk Barn, was the same company where the “bulk food ladies” group got our supplies. My kids still remember the massive pail of all natural peanut butter I use to get. I would split into smaller containers and freeze. I bet that pail of peanut butter lasted a year!!!!
I've never bought really large bulk items, like your pail of peanut butter, June, because at no time in my adult life has there been more than three people in the house, but even when it was just me, I bought toilet paper by the 12 double roll packs, same for paper towels and a lot more things which were not perishable. I still do, so we were not short on anything and still are not. The most challenging thing for me was eggs for a couple of weeks, but I did find enough and milk. We still had part of a half gallon and if itch came to scratch, I also have powdered milk, which I use for bread baking. The stores are still out of flour, but I always keep a good supply, so we have plenty.
Yes, Lynne, all grocery stores usually carry yeast, but around here, they are all sold out. My friend in Texas has been unable to find it too. I order it by the pound, so have plenty.
I miss going out to eat at restaurants, but not much else has changed for us. Lynne, does your daughter think you neef a jailer?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8092433/Amazon-cracks-listings-sellers-using-coronavirus-make-profit.html read this last week someplace online .......... Amazon is trying to shut down price gougers & greedy jerks. Well Done Amazon . com
Now you know why so many people kept sourdough starter in the old days. There was always some for bread, good times or bad. Also why people buy the foil airtight packed yeast packets & freeze them,