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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:28 AM

 

Attention HEB hoarders (TEXAS)

Starting today, my husband's store has posted a notice at every entrance that states the following:

Out of an abundance of care and caution for all H-E-B customers, we will not accept returns on the following categories that were purchased in anticipation of the Coronavirus outbreak:

Paper Towels/Bath Tissue
Analgesics
Disinfecting Wipes
Liquid/Bar Soap
Vitamins/Supplements
Cold/Allergy/Sinus Medication
Thermometers
Disinfecting Spray
Frozen Foods
Hand Sanitizer
Laundry Detergent


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I just love seeing a big old backhanded Fuck You first thing in the morning.

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Reply Attention HEB hoarders (TEXAS) (Original post)
Aquaria Mar 2020 OP
TexasProgresive Mar 2020 #1
denem Mar 2020 #3
babylonsister Mar 2020 #6
TexasTowelie Mar 2020 #2
Aquaria Mar 2020 #4
Aquaria Mar 2020 #5
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #7
Aquaria Mar 2020 #12
usedtobedemgurl Mar 2020 #8
Aquaria Mar 2020 #13
douglas9 Mar 2020 #9
cojoel Mar 2020 #10
Baitball Blogger Mar 2020 #11

Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:33 AM

1. Maybe the hoarders will be selling on the side of the road

I hope every retailer does the same.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:38 AM

3. Maybe another hoarder will run them over.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:26 AM

6. Hopefully for a loss. nt

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Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:37 AM

2. Good.

It's been difficult to find paper towels, bath tissue, and hand sanitizer where I live. Other than Tylenol, they seem to have other medicines in stock.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:52 AM

4. HEB has had TP, but you need to get there when it's there

 

The supply is limited both in quantity and varieties. Husband sent me a picture of his TP/paper towel aisle after it had been stocked for the day, and I nearly cried at how bare it looked. Just got a picture of the salsa aisle, same thing.

I understood at last why he said it was Soviet Union, 1976, in nearly every part of his store.

I was willing to risk shopping if the store was like it used to be, but it's not. So I won't bother. I'd only be frustrated at the Third World conditions, so he's doing day-to-day shopping for us as things we need show up.

I take that back. We're not even at Third World status. I've lived in a Third World country (border Mexico), and even they didn't have conditions that bad.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:56 AM

5. Also, the Tylenol...

 

Is because France said that CV-19 patients did better with acetaminophen than any other pain reliever/analgesic. That's why it's gone. Don't know when the generics can get us replacements. All the pharma labs are swamped right now.

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Response to Aquaria (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 09:31 AM

7. actually what they said steroidal anti-inflammatory meds were contraindicated.....

Meaning NSAID medicines like tylenol were preferred over ibuprofin. But there are a lot of NSAID's; tylenol, aspirin, alieve, etc.

People just hear tylenol and hoard it. Just like they clear out the chlorox aisle but ignore pool chlorine, which has the same active ingredient and can be mixed with water to the same strength as chlorox.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:34 AM

12. The French specifically listed

 

Paracetamol, which is acetaminophen—better known as Tylenol here:

Health Minister Olivier Veran, who has also worked as a neurologist, tweeted on Saturday that "taking anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, cortisone...) could be an aggravating factor of the infection. If you have a fever, take paracetamol. If you are already on anti-inflammatory drugs or in doubt, ask your doctor for advice."


https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/03/16/health/coronavirus-ibuprofen-french-health-minister-scn-intl-scli/index.html

Unlike Agolf Twitter, I didn’t pull what I did out of my ass. I said it because I read the above.

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Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 09:54 AM

8. I Personally Think They Should Accept Returns

A $10 restocking fee should be charged and donated to local food banks.

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Response to usedtobedemgurl (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:36 AM

13. They can't.

 

1) The stuff could be infected now.

2) They simply don’t have the space to take it all back and then stock it.

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Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:01 AM

9. Trump fan buys ALL the toilet paper from a store then freaks out after being called out by other

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Response to douglas9 (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:22 AM

10. part of the problem is the store

They should limit what one customer can buy to a reasonable amount.

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Response to cojoel (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:25 AM

11. +1

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