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2 hours ago, Arnold_Lane said:

They banned coal to encourage greener fuels.  Since you pretty much always support the Government and their aides regardless of what they do I'm surprised that rather than stockpile coal you didn't destroy it as a symbol of pure devotion.

I do intend to destroy my stockpile of coal by burning it. I don't always agree with Government policies.

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16 minutes ago, andyofborg said:

yes, it is selfish to hoard..

 

are you wanting us to justify some of your actions?

I agree, It is selfish to hoard.  Have we not learnt anything when we had all the panic buying at the beginning of the year because of the Covid Virus. 

 

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4 hours ago, hauxwell said:

Have we not learnt anything when we had all the panic buying at the beginning of the year because of the Covid Virus. 

 

People were stupid enough to stockpile toilet paper for a second time before we went into the most recent lockdown.

 

So I'm gunna say thats a very firm NO

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There will be plenty of goods in the shops after Christmas as a lot of the UK will be out of work and unable to afford food and fuel. Then mid January the credit card bills drop through the letter box, oh dear!!!! Its a grim outlook but unfortunately a reality. The days of holidays abroad are in the distant past and likely to stay there for a few years.

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8 hours ago, hauxwell said:

I agree, It is selfish to hoard.  Have we not learnt anything when we had all the panic buying at the beginning of the year because of the Covid Virus. 

 

Whenever someone mentions panic buying, stockpiling, etc, it reminds me of this idiot in Australia, who thought he was going to make a fast buck by re-selling at inflated prices. 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-15/supermarket-shopper-tries-to-return-coronavirus-hoardings/12149548

 

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12 hours ago, Baron99 said:

Whenever someone mentions panic buying, stockpiling, etc, it reminds me of this idiot in Australia, who thought he was going to make a fast buck by re-selling at inflated prices. 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-15/supermarket-shopper-tries-to-return-coronavirus-hoardings/12149548

 

I’m pleased he didn’t get a refund. That will teach him a lesson.

 

 

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On 09/12/2020 at 10:22, West 77 said:

I've got over 100 bags of 10 kilo coal stored in one of my barns because the UK Government decided last year to ban the sale of bags of coal in retail outlets from next February.  I have no worries about any other shortages in January but will continue to build up my stockpile of coal due to a decision our own Government made.  

Must be the least economical stockpile ever. Buying coal in 10kg bags is pretty much the most expensive way to obtain it. 
 

Get yourself a decent coal merchant and save a bit of cash. You’ll be needing it to afford food soon.

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On 09/12/2020 at 07:23, El Cid said:

There are reports of shortages(car parts shortage) stopping production at Honda.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/dec/08/honda-warns-port-congestion-could-cause-production-halt

 

According to the boss of Europe’s largest haulage trade body, the UK is looking at a “nightmare scenario” that will lead to “weeks, if not months” of food shortages after the Brexit transition period comes to an end in just four weeks.

So they can blame it on COVID or Brexit, but no doubt people will start to panic buy.

Hence why my freezer is full of food currently. Best get in first before the masses cotton on. We saw what happened in Spring (and there were not even real shortages....)

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43 minutes ago, Pettytom said:

Must be the least economical stockpile ever. Buying coal in 10kg bags is pretty much the most expensive way to obtain it. 
 

Get yourself a decent coal merchant and save a bit of cash. You’ll be needing it to afford food soon.

I've been paying 2.99 a bag.  I get 12 bags in a trolley and they easily fit into the boot of the car.  I cut my own logs and have an endless supply of  free wooden pallets  I have permission to take.  I like to mix wood and coal on the fire and in the log burner. I think the coal merchants will be allowed to sell for another 2 or 3 years to private homes after February so I've plenty of time to build a stockpile courtesy of them. 

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No restrictions on coal merchants selling to private homes, it's what they're allowed to sell thats changing.

Only smokeless coal is going to be allowed as it's much less polluting.

 

Technically anyone in a smoke control zone should not be using the fuel anyway, so it's just doing the intelligent thing and putting the enforcement onto the retailers as well.

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You're being advised NOT to panic buy.  Do people REALLY need to be told not to?  The large supermarkets should be putting restrictions in place just in case. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55293595

 

"Shops had plenty of supplies and shoppers must not buy more food than usual.

 

Retailers are doing everything they can to prepare for all eventualities on 1 January - increasing the stock of tins, toilet rolls and other longer life products so there will be sufficient supply of essential products," said BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson.

 

"While no amount of preparation by retailers can entirely prevent disruption there is no need for the public to buy more food than usual as the main impact will be on imported fresh produce, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, which cannot be stored for long periods by either retailers or consumers."

 

 

Edited by Baron99

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4 hours ago, Baron99 said:

You're being advised NOT to panic buy.  Do people REALLY need to be told not to?  The large supermarkets should be putting restrictions in place just in case. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55293595

 

"Shops had plenty of supplies and shoppers must not buy more food than usual.

 

 

 

It seems that the leave extremists still don’t understand the consequences of their actions. Of course people will stockpile. You’d be stupid not to. Brexit will cause disruption to food supplies and it will cause price rises. 
 

It is time the Brextremists began to

own the mess they’ve created.

 

This is how fragile things are:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/13/supermarkets-told-to-stockpile-food-as-fears-grow-of-no-deal-brexit?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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