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Where has all the Toilet Paper gone? (Original Post) at140 Mar 2020 OP
Assholes bought it all. Lars39 Mar 2020 #1
I laughed...thx. N_E_1 for Tennis Mar 2020 #4
Yes, they did, mindem Mar 2020 #9
Also being used to wipe off the fans. n/t Whiskeytide Mar 2020 #33
Where have you been? The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #2
I was trying to be responsible after seeing pictures at Costco at140 Mar 2020 #14
Crop failure in the toilet paper fields! BamaRefugee Mar 2020 #3
I always have a stock of it MissB Mar 2020 #5
I tried to be responsible and not run out and buy up a bunch of toilet paper a couple of weeks ago StarfishSaver Mar 2020 #6
may the farce be with you. keithbvadu2 Mar 2020 #7
Lol. I did notice that he had his case of TP. n/t Whiskeytide Mar 2020 #35
Police make a bust in heist of 18,000 pounds of toilet paper csziggy Mar 2020 #8
The new currency. Sneederbunk Mar 2020 #10
Buttcoin. n/t customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #49
People are hoarding and hoping to cash in later. BComplex Mar 2020 #11
The hit on distilled water is outrageous. NutmegYankee Mar 2020 #25
I'm buying distilled water every day at a tiny store in downtown LA in the basement of super BamaRefugee Mar 2020 #31
I blame this guy... PoliticAverse Mar 2020 #12
Didn't Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul, and Mary ask a similar question? DonaldsRump Mar 2020 #13
That was the exact song floating in my cranium at140 Mar 2020 #15
Just wake up from a coma? Brainfodder Mar 2020 #16
no no.. the TP hasn't been resupplied is the bigger issue. People shouldn't be able to keep the ... uponit7771 Mar 2020 #18
Oh this shitshow's side effects HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN, TO LIVE, WHITE ASSHOLE'S PROMISES: Brainfodder Mar 2020 #21
+1 uponit7771 Mar 2020 #23
Yes. The resupply. hamsterjill Mar 2020 #34
I found all 50+ items on my list yesterday at grocery store, except TP at140 Mar 2020 #26
I ended up ordering a case (6 rolls) of commercial rolls. Not huge or expensive woodsprite Mar 2020 #42
Very good information, but of course 10" dia roll may not fit on existing TP fixture at140 Mar 2020 #43
Ah, thankfully hubby is handy. He's going to make a couple of pvc holders! nt woodsprite Mar 2020 #46
Keep that man! at140 Mar 2020 #47
K&R, is non restocking of TP a canary in the coal mine?! That's scary that its not been replaced !!! uponit7771 Mar 2020 #17
I just saw a report today, the problem is speed in delivery systems at140 Mar 2020 #22
+1, OK so there is a supply chain bottleneck on TP ... good to know its not personal but volume uponit7771 Mar 2020 #27
Beer trucks. hamsterjill Mar 2020 #36
I usually buy it at Costco for our home and two businesses. MontanaMama Mar 2020 #19
Frankly I worry more about water turned off at140 Mar 2020 #20
And why would the water be turned off? SWBTATTReg Mar 2020 #32
Strong hurricanes are known to damage water mains and at140 Mar 2020 #44
I recommend arriving at store 30 min before it opens and walk directly and swiftly to TP aisle. aikoaiko Mar 2020 #24
Exactly what I plan to do, luckily we are OK for a week or so. Thanks! at140 Mar 2020 #28
+1 uponit7771 Mar 2020 #30
The Koch Bros may be holding back so they can profit. C_U_L8R Mar 2020 #29
I don't understand the panic buying of toilet paper. Yes we all want to have it but when it really totodeinhere Mar 2020 #37
+1000 at140 Mar 2020 #45
Gone to toilets everyone. Where have all the flowers gone nt doc03 Mar 2020 #38
When will they ever learn? nt JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2020 #48
Yesterday Kroger in Crossville, Tn I saw a guy with a shopping cart full of tp SammyWinstonJack Mar 2020 #39
A clerk at Kroger said a women took their last doc03 Mar 2020 #41
It will be back but only after prepper people stuff every closet and shed full. KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #40

at140

(6,106 posts)
14. I was trying to be responsible after seeing pictures at Costco
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:38 PM
Mar 2020

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

BamaRefugee

(3,467 posts)
3. Crop failure in the toilet paper fields!
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:29 PM
Mar 2020

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.

MissB

(15,799 posts)
5. I always have a stock of it
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:30 PM
Mar 2020

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 doesn’t get it stolen when he stops for gas.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
6. I tried to be responsible and not run out and buy up a bunch of toilet paper a couple of weeks ago
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:30 PM
Mar 2020

Now I can't find any anywhere.

Thanks a lot ...

csziggy

(34,113 posts)
8. Police make a bust in heist of 18,000 pounds of toilet paper
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:32 PM
Mar 2020
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) — 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

BComplex

(7,935 posts)
11. People are hoarding and hoping to cash in later.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:36 PM
Mar 2020

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

NutmegYankee

(16,154 posts)
25. The hit on distilled water is outrageous.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:52 PM
Mar 2020

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

BamaRefugee

(3,467 posts)
31. I'm buying distilled water every day at a tiny store in downtown LA in the basement of super
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:55 PM
Mar 2020

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

DonaldsRump

(7,715 posts)
13. Didn't Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul, and Mary ask a similar question?
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:37 PM
Mar 2020

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

Brainfodder

(6,412 posts)
16. Just wake up from a coma?
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:41 PM
Mar 2020

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?

uponit7771

(90,152 posts)
18. no no.. the TP hasn't been resupplied is the bigger issue. People shouldn't be able to keep the ...
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:44 PM
Mar 2020

... 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.

Brainfodder

(6,412 posts)
21. Oh this shitshow's side effects HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN, TO LIVE, WHITE ASSHOLE'S PROMISES:
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:47 PM
Mar 2020

Are total SHIIIIIIIIIIIT!

The Carpenters rock (sorta).

hamsterjill

(15,167 posts)
34. Yes. The resupply.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:59 PM
Mar 2020

There’s been a run on TP now for at least two weeks. The issue where I live is that it’s 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.

at140

(6,106 posts)
26. I found all 50+ items on my list yesterday at grocery store, except TP
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:53 PM
Mar 2020

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.

woodsprite

(11,806 posts)
42. I ended up ordering a case (6 rolls) of commercial rolls. Not huge or expensive
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:22 PM
Mar 2020

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.

at140

(6,106 posts)
43. Very good information, but of course 10" dia roll may not fit on existing TP fixture
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:31 PM
Mar 2020

but you at least have paper when needed.

uponit7771

(90,152 posts)
17. K&R, is non restocking of TP a canary in the coal mine?! That's scary that its not been replaced !!!
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:43 PM
Mar 2020

at140

(6,106 posts)
22. I just saw a report today, the problem is speed in delivery systems
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:48 PM
Mar 2020

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.

uponit7771

(90,152 posts)
27. +1, OK so there is a supply chain bottleneck on TP ... good to know its not personal but volume
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:54 PM
Mar 2020

... based bottleneck.

hamsterjill

(15,167 posts)
36. Beer trucks.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:01 PM
Mar 2020

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.

MontanaMama

(23,156 posts)
19. I usually buy it at Costco for our home and two businesses.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:45 PM
Mar 2020

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.

at140

(6,106 posts)
20. Frankly I worry more about water turned off
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:45 PM
Mar 2020

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.

at140

(6,106 posts)
44. Strong hurricanes are known to damage water mains and
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:34 PM
Mar 2020

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

aikoaiko

(34,082 posts)
24. I recommend arriving at store 30 min before it opens and walk directly and swiftly to TP aisle.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:49 PM
Mar 2020

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.

C_U_L8R

(44,812 posts)
29. The Koch Bros may be holding back so they can profit.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:54 PM
Mar 2020

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

totodeinhere

(12,999 posts)
37. I don't understand the panic buying of toilet paper. Yes we all want to have it but when it really
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:02 PM
Mar 2020

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.

SammyWinstonJack

(44,127 posts)
39. Yesterday Kroger in Crossville, Tn I saw a guy with a shopping cart full of tp
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:06 PM
Mar 2020

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.

doc03

(34,997 posts)
41. A clerk at Kroger said a women took their last
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:14 PM
Mar 2020

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

.

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,474 posts)
40. It will be back but only after prepper people stuff every closet and shed full.
Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:08 PM
Mar 2020

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

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