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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 3:31pm
by Jdsk
With what we know at the moment it's logical to build up stocks at home while the supply chains are working.

And leaving it till later might deprive others.

Jonathan

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 5:47pm
by mercalia
I was in my lidls yesterday and a couple had 2 of the large trollys over flowing with stuff - either they have a big family or preparing for the worst. I know I am. Trouble is you cant do that to milk or butter or veg and some meat I find dont freeze well eg pork. The Rich Tea are available again, but only a few pkts. so I got 4 to add to my store. Even if things dont go belly up it makes sense to limit visits to the supermarket during the cold and wet season to avoid the double wammy of flu and covid.

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 6:09pm
by gbnz
Me too, I was in Lidls yesterday. End of a 7 mile walk, couldn't resist the temptation of a decent "luxury"pie for dinner!

Until it became apparent that two out of three aisles were totally blocked by a super length queue for the tills (Nb. Literally twice the length of the store!). The shelves have definately been looking emptier in the pst week and have to admit that unusually, I have stocked up (8-10 days food, rather than 1.5 days. 2 boxes of cereal!)

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 11:00pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
I go online one week and Lidl the next, but its always 21.00 - 22.00 its deserted :)
Run out of space in the cupboards for tins of soup / flour etc, freezers (2) are full :?

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 12:25pm
by mjr
I'm not stockpiling as such, nor bulk buying (as our house does not have that much food storage space, plus we're in the countryside and don't want to encourage mice), but I am just trying to avoid letting certain staples like flour or yeast getting too low, in case we see more supply chain disruption like earlier.

Elizabeth_S wrote:Our local Lidl has a box for donations for the local food bank, Aldi don't

Our Lidl has a box for donations to some food bank scheme I'd never heard of. Definitely not our local one, so we've been giving money to the food bank instead.

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 12:51pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Well I'm at Lidl's next week so I'll have a look in the box see if there's anything I need :mrgreen:

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 1:22pm
by rjb
mercalia wrote:I was in my lidls yesterday and a couple had 2 of the large trollys over flowing with stuff - either they have a big family or preparing for the worst. I know I am. Trouble is you cant do that to milk or butter or veg and some meat I find dont freeze well eg pork. The Rich Tea are available again, but only a few pkts. so I got 4 to add to my store. Even if things dont go belly up it makes sense to limit visits to the supermarket during the cold and wet season to avoid the double wammy of flu and covid.


No Aldi rich tea down here, but plenty of ginger nuts. :lol:

Where do rich tea come from, have they been requisitioned by the NHS for the forthcoming influx. :(

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 2 Nov 2020, 6:44pm
by mercalia
The panic has started at my Streatham Lidl

no baked beans, no rice, no pasta, no rich tea and the cooled meat cabinets 1/2 empty

I'll know things are reallt serious when the booze shelves start to empty :lol:

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 2 Nov 2020, 6:50pm
by mumbojumbo
I am not surprised-beans are very popular in South London.My son lives in Norwood and has to get them from Sheffield and take down there along with
1.pork pies
2.beer
3.bread cakes and
4.Hendersons

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 3:15pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Apparently one of our local sainsburys was like christmas eve on sunday.
But there was no loo rolls.
Which reminds me I need o buy a turkey b4 they all go.

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 3:17pm
by al_yrpal
Did our panic buying last week. New Freezer delivered Thursday is now rammed. Bog rolls abound. Pasta Flour and rice well stocked. But...we are short of tins of chopped tomatoes. They disappear at an alarming rate.

Al

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 3:25pm
by thirdcrank
al_yrpal wrote:Did our panic buying last week. New Freezer delivered Thursday is now rammed. Bog rolls abound. Pasta Flour and rice well stocked. But...we are short of tins of chopped tomatoes. They disappear at an alarming rate.

Al


What's worrying you that requires stocking up? We're nearly out of Europe. We have a world-beating track and trace. What could possibly go wrong?
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PS We went to our local Sainsburys on Monday morning for our fortnightly shop for two oldies. Unusually busy.

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 4:01pm
by NUKe
It is not the few who hoard buy lots that cause shortages, but the many buying a little extra just in case. meanwhile social media spreads the myth that we will run out and everybody buys a little extra then complains about the mythical few.

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 4:08pm
by kwackers
thirdcrank wrote:What's worrying you that requires stocking up? We're nearly out of Europe. We have a world-beating track and trace. What could possibly go wrong?


"nearly out of Europe"!
Quick, where can I buy some more?

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Posted: 3 Nov 2020, 4:10pm
by Jdsk
kwackers wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:What's worrying you that requires stocking up? We're nearly out of Europe. We have a world-beating track and trace. What could possibly go wrong?

"nearly out of Europe"!
Quick, where can I buy some more?

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300297

: - )

Jonathan