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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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#### Lars39

(26,081 posts)Pardon the dark humor

#### N_E_1 for Tennis

(9,457 posts)#### mindem

(1,580 posts)they wiped out the market.

#### Whiskeytide

(4,452 posts)#### The Velveteen Ocelot

(114,577 posts)#### at140

(6,106 posts)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)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)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)Now I can't find any anywhere.

Thanks a lot ...

#### keithbvadu2

(36,070 posts)pay attention to see the farce.

it's subtle.

canadian, eh?

some swearing

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

#### Whiskeytide

(4,452 posts)#### csziggy

(34,113 posts)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

#### Sneederbunk

(14,130 posts)#### customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)#### BComplex

(7,935 posts)There's no distilled water, either, for certain mechanical items that require it. These are difficult times.

#### NutmegYankee

(16,154 posts)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)expensive high rise condos. They only allow one a day, so I go in there before getting on the freeway.

#### PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)#### DonaldsRump

(7,715 posts)That is what we were, and this is what Trump is reducing us to:

#### at140

(6,106 posts)Where have all the flowers gone....P,P&Mary.

#### Brainfodder

(6,412 posts)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)... 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)Are total SHIIIIIIIIIIIT!

The Carpenters rock (sorta).

#### uponit7771

(90,152 posts)#### hamsterjill

(15,167 posts)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)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)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)but you at least have paper when needed.

#### woodsprite

(11,806 posts)#### at140

(6,106 posts)A handyman at home is better than a romeo type hubby.

#### uponit7771

(90,152 posts)#### at140

(6,106 posts)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)... based bottleneck.

#### hamsterjill

(15,167 posts)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)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)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.

#### SWBTATTReg

(21,618 posts)#### at140

(6,106 posts)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)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.

#### at140

(6,106 posts)#### C_U_L8R

(44,812 posts)Follow the money... or the poop. It all leads to these jerks.

#### totodeinhere

(12,999 posts)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.

#### doc03

(34,997 posts)#### JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,238 posts)#### SammyWinstonJack

(44,127 posts)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)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)I can just see the yard and garage sales in the year 2021.......