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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:27 PM

Where has all the Toilet Paper gone?

After visiting 4 different stores yesterday (Walmart, Target, Aldi & Winn-Dixie) I came up empty!
Is there a national shortage of toilet paper?

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Reply Where has all the Toilet Paper gone? (Original post)
at140 Mar 20 OP
Lars39 Mar 20 #1
N_E_1 for Tennis Mar 20 #4
mindem Mar 20 #9
Whiskeytide Mar 20 #33
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 20 #2
at140 Mar 20 #14
BamaRefugee Mar 20 #3
MissB Mar 20 #5
StarfishSaver Mar 20 #6
keithbvadu2 Mar 20 #7
Whiskeytide Mar 20 #35
csziggy Mar 20 #8
Sneederbunk Mar 20 #10
customerserviceguy Mar 20 #49
BComplex Mar 20 #11
NutmegYankee Mar 20 #25
BamaRefugee Mar 20 #31
PoliticAverse Mar 20 #12
DonaldsRump Mar 20 #13
at140 Mar 20 #15
Brainfodder Mar 20 #16
uponit7771 Mar 20 #18
Brainfodder Mar 20 #21
uponit7771 Mar 20 #23
hamsterjill Mar 20 #34
at140 Mar 20 #26
woodsprite Mar 20 #42
at140 Mar 20 #43
woodsprite Mar 20 #46
at140 Mar 20 #47
uponit7771 Mar 20 #17
at140 Mar 20 #22
uponit7771 Mar 20 #27
hamsterjill Mar 20 #36
MontanaMama Mar 20 #19
at140 Mar 20 #20
SWBTATTReg Mar 20 #32
at140 Mar 20 #44
aikoaiko Mar 20 #24
at140 Mar 20 #28
uponit7771 Mar 20 #30
C_U_L8R Mar 20 #29
totodeinhere Mar 20 #37
at140 Mar 20 #45
doc03 Mar 20 #38
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 20 #48
SammyWinstonJack Mar 20 #39
doc03 Mar 20 #41
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 20 #40

Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:27 PM

1. Assholes bought it all.

Pardon the dark humor

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:29 PM

4. I laughed...thx.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:32 PM

9. Yes, they did,

they wiped out the market.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:58 PM

33. Also being used to wipe off the fans. n/t

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:27 PM

2. Where have you been?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:38 PM

14. I was trying to be responsible after seeing pictures at Costco

with carts overloaded with toilet paper. No worries, I can always jump in the shower if there is no TP in the house.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:29 PM

3. Crop failure in the toilet paper fields!

I took a tip from all the Latinos in line at a little store in downtown LA, they all had packages of paper napkins. I guess they'll work but I'm not flushing them, emergency plumber visit now will probably cost $1000s.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:30 PM

5. I always have a stock of it

I buy the big packs at Costco and buy 2 whenever they go on sale. I did buy 2 additional ones just before the shit really hit the fan.

I gave some to my son when he returned back to his college town. I suggested that he tuck the toilet paper under his sports gear in the car so he doesnít get it stolen when he stops for gas.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:30 PM

6. I tried to be responsible and not run out and buy up a bunch of toilet paper a couple of weeks ago

Now I can't find any anywhere.

Thanks a lot ...

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:32 PM

7. may the farce be with you.

pay attention to see the farce.

it's subtle.

canadian, eh?

some swearing

https://i.imgur.com/MJHyAhy.mp4

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:00 PM

35. Lol. I did notice that he had his case of TP. n/t

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:32 PM

8. Police make a bust in heist of 18,000 pounds of toilet paper

Police make a bust in heist of 18,000 pounds of toilet paper

Published: Mar 19th, 2020 - 6:01pm (EDT)
Updated: Mar 19th, 2020 - 6:01pm (EDT)

WHITSETT, N.C. (WTHR) ó Deputies in Guilford County, North Carolina stumbled across a heist of 18,000 pounds of toilet paper.

The deputies spotted a semi make a traffic violation on Wednesday and decided to follow it.

When it got to a waehouse, deputies confronted the driver.

It turned out the semi had been stolen and inside was a load of commercial toilet paper.

The investigation is ongoing and there have been no arrests yet.
https://www.wthr.com/article/police-make-bust-heist-18000-pounds-toilet-paper

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:36 PM

10. The new currency.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:31 PM

49. Buttcoin. n/t

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:36 PM

11. People are hoarding and hoping to cash in later.

There's no distilled water, either, for certain mechanical items that require it. These are difficult times.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:52 PM

25. The hit on distilled water is outrageous.

I assumed it was people thinking itís drinking water, but it could also be profiteering since itís needed for medical equipment like CPAPs.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:55 PM

31. I'm buying distilled water every day at a tiny store in downtown LA in the basement of super

expensive high rise condos. They only allow one a day, so I go in there before getting on the freeway.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:36 PM

12. I blame this guy...

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:37 PM

13. Didn't Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul, and Mary ask a similar question?

That is what we were, and this is what Trump is reducing us to:

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:40 PM

15. That was the exact song floating in my cranium

Where have all the flowers gone....P,P&Mary.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:41 PM

16. Just wake up from a coma?

Frightening thought, some poor person, just now has woken up and who wants to tell them?

I know now that I wildly under estimated what food we (2 of us) eat, I'm going to be lucky if I'm not forced in a month to run the gauntlet?

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:44 PM

18. no no.. the TP hasn't been resupplied is the bigger issue. People shouldn't be able to keep the ...

... shelves bare after critical mass stock up unless American families have been operating on a deficit of toilet paper.

Right now the unstocking of shelves for TP is scary, we have a grocery supply chain that looks like it is broken.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:47 PM

21. Oh this shitshow's side effects HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN, TO LIVE, WHITE ASSHOLE'S PROMISES:

Are total SHIIIIIIIIIIIT!

The Carpenters rock (sorta).

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:49 PM

23. +1

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:59 PM

34. Yes. The resupply.

Thereís been a run on TP now for at least two weeks. The issue where I live is that itís not being restocked.

Grocery store chain here has cut hours. People are in line before the doors open. My sister was one of the first inside earlier this week and there was no TP. So it had not been restocked from the night before.

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:53 PM

26. I found all 50+ items on my list yesterday at grocery store, except TP

There were plenty of gallon jugs of drinking water, plenty of fresh produce, meat, poultry, eggs etc
As soon as the stock boy brought out a stock of TP and placed on shelf, it was gone in seconds.

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Response to at140 (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:22 PM

42. I ended up ordering a case (6 rolls) of commercial rolls. Not huge or expensive

6 large rolls (10" diameter) for $42 from Amazon. Free shipping. Online restaurant supply stores had them for a bit lower price but then wanted to charge about $30 shipping. Maybe I should have gotten a 2nd case as well. I tried to stay with 1 or 2 ply. Three and 4 ply can clog the pipes around here. Found that out when staying in a VRBO rental owned by a British couple. She had warnings to her European guests in her 'welcome' notebook that US plumbing wasn't quite up to the diameter piping as Euro/Brit plumbing.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #42)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:31 PM

43. Very good information, but of course 10" dia roll may not fit on existing TP fixture

but you at least have paper when needed.

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Response to at140 (Reply #43)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:00 PM

46. Ah, thankfully hubby is handy. He's going to make a couple of pvc holders! nt

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #46)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:13 PM

47. Keep that man!

A handyman at home is better than a romeo type hubby.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:43 PM

17. K&R, is non restocking of TP a canary in the coal mine?! That's scary that its not been replaced !!!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:48 PM

22. I just saw a report today, the problem is speed in delivery systems

There is no shortage of material to produce TP, but the trucking system is not geared to meet the rate of buying by hoarders.
I am hoping withing 2 weeks, hoarders would have no more room to store more TP, and will stop raiding the stores.

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Response to at140 (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:54 PM

27. +1, OK so there is a supply chain bottleneck on TP ... good to know its not personal but volume

... based bottleneck.

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Response to at140 (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:01 PM

36. Beer trucks.

I heard that Budweiser has offered its trucks to a local grocery chain for use to help. As far as I know, the offer has not been taken.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:45 PM

19. I usually buy it at Costco for our home and two businesses.

I order it online for free delivery because 3 packs of TP fills up my whole cart and my car...much easier to get it delivered. Our Costco has been out of it for weeks. They might get a random pallet or two but it is gone in minutes according to an acquaintance of mine who works there. I ended up finding a case of it via a business where I buy our packaging supplies. I'll divide up the case between my home and two work places. If everyone would just buy what they need there wouldn't be a shortage.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:45 PM

20. Frankly I worry more about water turned off

like by a factor of 100 over TP shortage. Whenever there is a hurricane approaching in Florida,
I do stock up on gallon jugs full of tap water, mainly for cleaning and plants in pots.

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Response to at140 (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:57 PM

32. And why would the water be turned off?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:34 PM

44. Strong hurricanes are known to damage water mains and

other infrastructure, including water processing plants. That is what happened in Puerto Rico and water & electric power was unavailable for a long time.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:49 PM

24. I recommend arriving at store 30 min before it opens and walk directly and swiftly to TP aisle.


A lot of stores are receiving TP products but are putting out cases in the morning which are picked out clean within 30 minutes.

This is the case in my local Kroger grocery. They put out about 25 cases of various TP products, open the doors, and everyone gets 2-3 packages.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:54 PM

28. Exactly what I plan to do, luckily we are OK for a week or so. Thanks!

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:54 PM

30. +1

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:54 PM

29. The Koch Bros may be holding back so they can profit.

Follow the money... or the poop. It all leads to these jerks.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:02 PM

37. I don't understand the panic buying of toilet paper. Yes we all want to have it but when it really

comes down to it toilet paper is not necessary for human survival. The human race survived for centuries before toilet paper was invented.

My local supermarket is reserving their store for seniors only from 7 to 9 AM three days a week. When I went there Thursday morning they did have toilet paper in four packs, limit two packs per customer.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:36 PM

45. +1000

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:06 PM

38. Gone to toilets everyone. Where have all the flowers gone nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:22 PM

48. When will they ever learn? nt

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:06 PM

39. Yesterday Kroger in Crossville, Tn I saw a guy with a shopping cart full of tp

He was coming out of the store. I didn't check the tp aisle since I don't use tp so I don't know how much was left after that guy did his damage.

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #39)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:14 PM

41. A clerk at Kroger said a women took their last

roll a few days ago almost $180 worth. I am glad I am
well stocked with guns and ammo to guard my 12 rolls.

.

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Response to at140 (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:08 PM

40. It will be back but only after prepper people stuff every closet and shed full.

I can just see the yard and garage sales in the year 2021.......

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