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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:11 PM

Went shopping yesterday - heads up

went shopping yesterday for staples.

6 can limit on tuna.

Paper products wiped out in each of 4 stores, covering a 30 mile radius.

I got lucky to get last bag of World's best cat litter (ground corn) at PetSmart.

Zero auto brake cleaner at wal-mart.

On edit: canned jellied cranberrys very hard to find here. Checked numerous stores & finally scored. Lol

Also large cans of Lipton ice tea mix. Nowhere to be found.

I've read canned goods & cheese are expected to be in short supply soon, so if you are in need it might be good to get some.

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Reply Went shopping yesterday - heads up (Original post)
SheltieLover Nov 21 OP
Sherman A1 Nov 21 #1
SheltieLover Nov 21 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 21 #2
SheltieLover Nov 21 #9
cwydro Nov 21 #3
TheBlackAdder Nov 21 #25
AllaN01Bear Nov 21 #4
SheltieLover Nov 21 #6
iamateacher Nov 21 #7
True Blue American Nov 21 #8
SheltieLover Nov 21 #10
SheltieLover Nov 21 #11
mvd Nov 21 #17
SheltieLover Nov 21 #26
doc03 Nov 21 #12
DeminPennswoods Nov 21 #19
panader0 Nov 21 #24
mommymarine2003 Nov 21 #13
SheltieLover Nov 21 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 21 #21
SheltieLover Nov 21 #27
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 21 #34
Hortensis Nov 21 #32
Peacetrain Nov 21 #15
spinbaby Nov 21 #20
iamateacher Nov 21 #22
mvd Nov 21 #16
Dagstead Bumwood Nov 21 #18
SheltieLover Nov 21 #28
Dagstead Bumwood Nov 21 #29
SheltieLover Nov 21 #31
beaglelover Nov 21 #23
SheltieLover Nov 21 #30
Hortensis Nov 21 #33
SheltieLover Nov 21 #37
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 21 #35
SheltieLover Nov 21 #38
avebury Nov 21 #36
SheltieLover Nov 21 #39

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:13 PM

1. Yup, may stores are rationing items now

the auto brake cleaner is interesting. Wonder why that would be out of stock?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:24 PM

5. Not sure

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:13 PM

2. Clearly people have started hoarding again.

Grrrrr!. People are idiots. And selfish.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:53 PM

9. No doubt.

Chumputin has people groveling for toilet paper again.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:14 PM

3. Brake cleaner? Never even knew there was such a thing.

No shortages in my little corner of the world, at least so far.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:55 PM

25. It's great to strip oils and fluids off of metal. Most cancerous/nerve damage by breathing/touching.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:14 PM

4. whats your location , ( generaly) i live in tuolumne county ca

and at the local walmart , the idiots are running on the toilet paper . i do my shopping weekly and seem to have no problem getting the things i need . there are some spot shortages though in cleaning supplies

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:26 PM

6. Memphis suburbs here

Everything was fine until this week.

I'd read canned goods are expected to be in short supply soon.

Oh canned jellied cranberry sauce was hard to find. Most stores sold out.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:34 PM

7. Here in the Philly burbs

Paper towels are in shorter supply than T. P. Canned goods are still okay.

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Response to iamateacher (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:45 PM

8. No shortages here

But when DeWine put a curfew on Krogerís was packed with overflowing baskets and a crowd at 8 in the morning. Of course it is the week before Thanksgiving.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:57 PM

10. Same here

I went at 9 AM yesterday. Packed.

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Response to iamateacher (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:58 PM

11. Glad all ok in Philly!

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Response to iamateacher (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:28 PM

17. Yeah I've noticed that, too

The other day at Aldi, all the paper towels were out. Found some last time at Costco and thatís lasted a while. Still 2 rolls left.

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Response to mvd (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:03 PM

26. I went to 5 stores yesterday

3 different Aldis, a Kroger & a Wal-Mart. Nada.

Might be time to grab some, if you can.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:04 PM

12. Why would there be a shortage of staples?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:35 PM

19. Staples as in food staples like bread, milk, eggs,

etc.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:46 PM

24. I believe the little smilie ducking behind the wall

means that it is a joke post.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:16 PM

13. No problem in the Portland, OR area.

We went shopping this morning. There seemed to be a good supply of everything, although I did not check the toilet paper section. Our biggest problem was the lack of small turkeys, so we now have a 23-pound turkey for 2 people.

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Response to mommymarine2003 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:21 PM

14. Glqd to hear no shortages there

Small turkeys are usually hard to find, in my experience.

Maybe you can freeze some?

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Response to mommymarine2003 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:39 PM

21. Too bad.

I started looking for a small turkey earlier this week and found a ten pounder pretty much right away. I was prepared to keep on looking, and settle for a turkey breast if I couldn't find a small enough whole one.

I'll be doing a dinner for one.

I probably need more wine.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:06 PM

27. Glad you found a small turkey!

I'm contemplating a turkey breast instead off a whole bird this time.

Last Christmas the timer on my oven stuck (wide open) & bird was incinerated by the time I realized it. So I ended up at a really yummy Chinese buffet. That's not an option this year, though.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:20 PM

34. I tend to prefer a whole turkey, because

it's more flavorful to begin with, I can bake the stuffing inside it, and the drippings make a much better gravy.

Some years back the stores in my area were all out of the disposable aluminum pans to bake a turkey in, and I wound up purchasing an actual heavy-duty metal roasting pan with a similarly heavy-duty rack. Best seventy bucks I've ever spent. Because the metal keeps the heat in far better than aluminum does, the turkey bakes up faster and better.

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Response to mommymarine2003 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:17 PM

32. Lol. Leftovers are if anything even better.

Now, back in the days when I stuffed turkeys that size I'd have to get up in the small hours to finish and get it in the oven. I was definitely a lot more energetic when I was young, but smarts not so sure. How on earth did it take me 20 years to discover two 12-14 pound turkeys?

Enjoy!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:23 PM

15. Since we are having baked tofu.. not a problem

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:37 PM

20. Back in the first round of hoarding...

...our Whole Foods was out of tofu.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:40 PM

22. Back in March

Wegman's was the only one with tofu and paper products. Their supply chain is pretty good.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:25 PM

16. Cheese is already lower around me

Having a hard time finding the Polly-O string cheese that I love much more than other string cheese.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:32 PM

18. You're welcome to my share of cans of tuna.

Years ago I had a cubicle mate that would bring tuna for lunch damn near every day, and eat it with hot sauce. Fortunately for us both he was moved before I formulated a proper method to murder him

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Response to Dagstead Bumwood (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:08 PM

28. ROFLMAO

Well, I occasionally make tuna salad or casserole, but I usually buy a case of 48 cans every couple of months to share with homeless feral kitties in the neighborhood. I like for them to know if they come hungry, they will get a nice meal, especially in cooler / rainy weather.

Couldn't get it done yesterday, though.

Tuna and hot sauce?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:11 PM

29. It was much worse in person than I could ever describe here.



He kept adding more sauce, and I think he had burned out his taste buds and needed to increase his intake for the same "high."

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Response to Dagstead Bumwood (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:13 PM

31. Eeeeeeewwwwww

That really sounds gross. Maybe he was trying to kill his taste buds cuz he was sick of tuna?

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:42 PM

23. Just did weekly grocery shopping in Los Angeles.

No shortages whatsoever. You are limited to how much TP and other paper products you can buy but the shelves were full.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:12 PM

30. Glad to hear, Beagle!

Well, in this (idiotic) area, they have difficulty ordering and stocking shelves anyway, regardless of pandemic. And much of it is management directives.

Once the roads here broke a "spring bolt" - big heavy bolt with a spring around it which supports car exhaust. I'm no expert, but to the best of my knowledge, they are usually used in pairs. So off I went to buy a pair, but was consistently told "we are only allowed to stock one." I was like, "You're joking right?" Bovine stares, no offense to the bovine neighbors.

But this is worse. When they impose limits, there is usually a reason, especially at Aldi. I went to 3 Aldis yesterday and they were all that way.

I usually buy a case of 48 cans every couple of months for me and to share with feral, homeless kitties in the neighborhood. Could not get it done yesterday.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:23 PM

33. Here too. Mostly. Our shopping yesterday in small-city GA had

one sub on pickup -- one frozen hashbrowns for another. There were 3 items I wanted unavailable on the website (many others I didn't), but since 2 of them haven't been around for a while, they're probably held up farther up the supply chain, not sold out. This is actually better than average, though won't expect it to stay that way.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:36 PM

37. Sorry to hear!

Same here.

I used to always buy Aldi Supreme frozen pizza. No longer available. Tag taken off shelf. Cheese or pepperoni only.

Not a big deal, just an example of small inconveniences.

Sundae ice cream cones hardly ever available either.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:24 PM

35. Local autozone, oreillys, advance auto will put order in the trunk, had brake cleaner a week ago

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #35)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:37 PM

38. Ty!!!

Will check.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:38 PM

36. Oklahoma has been dealing with

both the aftermath of the late October ice storm (power loss wiped out refrigerated products in the grocery stores) and now wave 3 of COVID. It took some stores a while to restock so the stores are now looking better. I have noticed that there appears to be more people starting to stock up again. COVID has gotten so bad that more people are trying to hunker down again. Our idiotic Governor is having a big family Thanksgiving but most people I know arenít.

It doesnít look like people are not going overboard but staying stocked up.

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Response to avebury (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:45 PM

39. That ice storm was amazing!

Sorry to say it reminded me of pix we see of animals & plants instantly frozen when last ice age hit.

The flowers were beautiful, though.

Glad things are getting back to normal.

Yes, hunkering down.

I bought a few cases of soup, 1 from each of 3 stores, rather than wiping one store out. But this is not put of the ordinary for me to stock up once per month since isolating in early March.

Was unhappy tuna was so pimited. I usually buy a case of 48 cans for both personal use & for homeless feral kitties in neighborhood once every couple of months.

Not sure what's up with canned goods. I've been reading there might be shortages on canned goods soon.



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