Panic buying, hoarding

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Jdsk » 3 Nov 2020, 4:14pm

NUKe wrote: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.

Is it a myth? I'm expecting severe disruption to production and supply chains from the combination of the outbreak (and our reactions to it) and the end of the transitional arrangements with the EU.

Jonathan

PS: Out today from the IfG: "Preparing Brexit. How ready is the UK?"
https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/preparing-brexit-how-ready-uk.pdf

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Jdsk » 3 Nov 2020, 4:14pm

Jdsk wrote: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.

Later might have now arrived.

Jonathan

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Nov 2020, 4:17pm

Out of Europe already :?

I have good stocks of dry goods but very few tins, I think tins were mode in the 1970s when I taught myself to cook at certain Youth Hostels :wink:
One hostel had breakfast choices: one boiled egg or two boiled eggs, a no-brainer I think
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 3 Nov 2020, 4:21pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Out of Europe already :?

I have good stocks of dry goods but very few tins, I think tins were mode in the 1970s when I taught myself to cook at certain Youth Hostels :wink:
One hostel had breakfast choices: one boiled egg or two boiled eggs, a no-brainer I think


I stocked up last week on 10 tins of Fray Bentos steak and kidney suet puds and flakey pasty pies. Will probably get a few more next week as I have a voucher worth £6 if I spend over £30. nearly 2 year best before date

One thing I notice my Sainsburys havent had their £1 shaving foam now for the last month ( or maybe it just sells out fast), glad I bought 6 of them 3 months ago.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Jdsk » 3 Nov 2020, 4:23pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Out of Europe already

I think that's only the EU... but who knows what's planned next.

Jonathan

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 3 Nov 2020, 4:35pm

Jdsk wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Out of Europe already

I think that's only the EU... but who knows what's planned next.

Jonathan

Those "wind turbines" you see all around the coast?

Not turbines at all, propellers.
We're being pushed towards the U.S.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby NUKe » 3 Nov 2020, 4:37pm

Jdsk wrote:
NUKe wrote: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.

Is it a myth? I'm expecting severe disruption to production and supply chains from the combination of the outbreak (and our reactions to it) and the end of the transitional arrangements with the EU.

Jonathan

PS: Out today from the IfG: "Preparing Brexit. How ready is the UK?"
https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/preparing-brexit-how-ready-uk.pdf

I was talking about the current panic not the next one.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Jdsk » 3 Nov 2020, 4:39pm

kwackers wrote:
Jdsk wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Out of Europe already

I think that's only the EU... but who knows what's planned next.

Those "wind turbines" you see all around the coast?

Not turbines at all, propellers.
We're being pushed towards the U.S.

Today: policy... tomorrow: geography? But perhaps not... tomorrow: politics?

: - )

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby pwa » 3 Nov 2020, 4:42pm

mercalia wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Out of Europe already :?

I have good stocks of dry goods but very few tins, I think tins were mode in the 1970s when I taught myself to cook at certain Youth Hostels :wink:
One hostel had breakfast choices: one boiled egg or two boiled eggs, a no-brainer I think


I stocked up last week on 10 tins of Fray Bentos steak and kidney suet puds and flakey pasty pies. Will probably get a few more next week as I have a voucher worth £6 if I spend over £30. nearly 2 year best before date

One thing I notice my Sainsburys havent had their £1 shaving foam now for the last month ( or maybe it just sells out fast), glad I bought 6 of them 3 months ago.

Fray Bentos make their stuff in Scotland, don't they? Are you worried Nicola is going to cut off your supply? :lol:

I gave up shaving foam about thirty years ago when I realised a bar of soap does the same job just as well but with a lot less cost and waste. Try it.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Nov 2020, 4:45pm

I gave up shaving, period, or rather never took it up
I must have saved thou$ands :wink:
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby thirdcrank » 3 Nov 2020, 4:50pm

When we were newly-weds, the first time my mother visited us she brought us a food parcel including a Fray Bentos beef pie. I see they now contain more meat. I've never had another since then so I wouldn't know.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/12871262 ... more-meat/

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mjr » 4 Nov 2020, 11:32am

mercalia wrote: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:

Lidl here imposed a 4 item max on typical panic buys. All look plentiful still. I guess panickers aren't yet worried enough to queue twice or more!
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 4 Nov 2020, 1:45pm

pwa wrote:
mercalia wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Out of Europe already :?

I have good stocks of dry goods but very few tins, I think tins were mode in the 1970s when I taught myself to cook at certain Youth Hostels :wink:
One hostel had breakfast choices: one boiled egg or two boiled eggs, a no-brainer I think


I stocked up last week on 10 tins of Fray Bentos steak and kidney suet puds and flakey pasty pies. Will probably get a few more next week as I have a voucher worth £6 if I spend over £30. nearly 2 year best before date

One thing I notice my Sainsburys havent had their £1 shaving foam now for the last month ( or maybe it just sells out fast), glad I bought 6 of them 3 months ago.

Fray Bentos make their stuff in Scotland, don't they? Are you worried Nicola is going to cut off your supply? :lol:

I gave up shaving foam about thirty years ago when I realised a bar of soap does the same job just as well but with a lot less cost and waste. Try it.


I have in the past and not as good as foam. The gel option is also not very good.

As for the tins I want to try and avoid shopping as much as possible as there are still people not wearing face coverings in my local lidl, they seem totally unabashed. So now into bulk buying items that have long expiry, should have done it before.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Cyril Haearn » 4 Nov 2020, 2:02pm

Shopping early or late is worth trying, often the shelves are full and there are very few customers, very pleasant
Works in my leafy suburb, not sure about London :?
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 4 Nov 2020, 2:31pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Shopping early or late is worth trying, often the shelves are full and there are very few customers, very pleasant
Works in my leafy suburb, not sure about London :?

shelves epmpty by then