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21 minutes ago, FIRETHORN1 said:

Of course I understand why people would need to buy a bit more than normal. People who are shopping for an elderly or disabled relatives as well as for themselves for example. Also, it makes sense for people who live alone to have a whole week's worth of supplies in, in case they get symptoms and have to self-isolate for 7 days.

 

It's people like my 80 odd year old disabled mum who I am really worried about. Even without the Corona virus chaos, she is totally reliant on others to do her shopping for her. She doesn't use much - one loaf of bread, 2 or 3 loo rolls etc would last her a week, yet she's already running out of basics because her relatives and carers simply can't find these things in supermarkets or local shops. 

 

Buying in a bit extra is acceptable and understandable, but stripping the shops bare just because you've got the money and means to do so and thereby leaving the elderly and disabled with nothing, is simply wrong and immoral.

It’s the same people every day apparently.

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2 hours ago, West 77 said:

A reporter based in Italy said last night that Italy hasn't had a problem because of panic buying.  Hopefully things will calm down here over the next few days and everyone will be able to buy what they need in the supermarkets.

Yes I heard that, they're  obviously  better mannered people than our lot.

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Been out to some local stores including a co/op and Asda supermarket- no sign of ppl taking a step back!

 

It's now virtually anything they can get, milk bays were empty, again the bakery wiped out, huge gaps in cereals, snacks aisles.

 

Despite messages from bosses, I don't see it registering on some.

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Why must the pensioners and over seventies have to get to the supermarkets at 07:00 ? Why not 11:00 to 12:00, it means having to get up early, which most of them do but they can’t use their bus passes. Today a female shopper went round Sainsbury’s on the Moor, she bought a basket full of goods, she went outside gave the shopping to a friend and came back in to get more goods, it’s as bad as looting.

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7 minutes ago, lazarus said:

Why must the pensioners and over seventies have to get to the supermarkets at 07:00 ? Why not 11:00 to 12:00, it means having to get up early, which most of them do but they can’t use their bus passes. Today a female shopper went round Sainsbury’s on the Moor, she bought a basket full of goods, she went outside gave the shopping to a friend and came back in to get more goods, it’s as bad as looting.

My understanding was the early slot for pensioners was so they got to pick products that had been replenished over night.

 

If they got 11am-12pm then basically would probably find zero stocks.

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I'm expecting this panic buying will run itself dry in a week or so, and we'll be back to normal. I'm just not in a panic. Maybe that's unwise, time will tell; but why go out shopping when everyone is super-stressed and in a pickle. Seems better to stay calm and wait for things to quieten down a bit (and not to mention, for the shelves to be re-stocked).

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Yes unless people are so stupid they're buying stuff, letting most of it rot and then buying more.  The panic will probs subside over the next week or so as people isolate at home properly.

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32 minutes ago, lazarus said:

Why must the pensioners and over seventies have to get to the supermarkets at 07:00 ? Why not 11:00 to 12:00, it means having to get up early, which most of them do but they can’t use their bus passes. Today a female shopper went round Sainsbury’s on the Moor, she bought a basket full of goods, she went outside gave the shopping to a friend and came back in to get more goods, it’s as bad as looting.

I guess the problem is that by 11:00 hoarders will have stripped all the supermarkets bare? So the idea is to let the elderly have the first grab.

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3 hours ago, Baron99 said:

God knows what today's folk would have been like if they had to live from 1939 to 45? 

The government introduced rationing so they didn't have much of a choice.

 

 

15 minutes ago, geared said:

Yes unless people are so stupid they're buying stuff, letting most of it rot and then buying more.  The panic will probs subside over the next week or so as people isolate at home properly.

I haven't noticed that veg and other perishables have been bought to excess. Most of the people doing this probably don't understand what to do with them. Other than bananas, there was plenty in Morrisons Hillsborough yesterday morning. 

 

 

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Noticed that alcohol is starting to disappear.  All the cheaper stuff appears to be going first. 

 

We'll get through this & then we'll have a problem with people addicted to cheap cider. 🤪

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1 hour ago, jaffa1 said:

Yes I heard that, they're  obviously  better mannered people than our lot.

They had a news clip which showed British holiday makers in Spain  who looked like football supporting hooligans, who  ignored the curfew imposed in Spain. 

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I can sort of understand the loo roll thing....they have an indefinite shelf life ... but have been trying, unsuccessfully, to buy bread for two days.   How can you hoard bread?   It goes stale!   Ok you can freeze it, but only in a limited capacity unless you have an industrial (Boris hideout 😀) size job

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