Panic buying, hoarding

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby pwa » 4 Nov 2020, 3:17pm

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 :?

That is a good tactic in Wales too. Shelves are replenished overnight so the best time, if you are an early riser (I am) is about 6.30 if your supermarket is open at that time. Full shelves and few customers. I did a week's worth of shopping at our usual supermarket yesterday afternoon and absolutely nothing seemed to be in short supply. But if we see Fray Bentos pies becoming scarce we will know who to blame :wink:

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 4 Nov 2020, 4:51pm

pwa wrote:
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 :?

That is a good tactic in Wales too. Shelves are replenished overnight so the best time, if you are an early riser (I am) is about 6.30 if your supermarket is open at that time. Full shelves and few customers. I did a week's worth of shopping at our usual supermarket yesterday afternoon and absolutely nothing seemed to be in short supply. But if we see Fray Bentos pies becoming scarce we will know who to blame :wink:


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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby rjb » 4 Nov 2020, 4:58pm

thirdcrank wrote: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/


Dont bin your empties, recycle them !!!!!!

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I've produced a better and more complete set of instructions.
Fray Bentos pudding tin as a Special Tool. :D

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby rjb » 13 Nov 2020, 3:48pm

Christmas rush is starting early this year. :shock:
Tesco and Ocado already overwhelmed by the online panic buying for Xmas.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54894779
Was in tesco this morning, they are installing traffic lights to manage the expected rush, green means go, red means rush in before its all gone. :lol:
https://www.mylondon.news/whats-on/shop ... w-19199147
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Nov 2020, 3:55pm

Of course, Black Friday that crazy American festival of wasting money, see you there :wink:
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 20 Dec 2020, 11:51pm

well due to the covid+ strain and the isolation of the UK I bet there will be another supermarket rush.

One road haulage boss told the BBC that while lorries are still allowed from France to the UK, he feared that many European drivers would be unwilling to make the trip fearing they could not get home for Christmas – meaning British supermarket shelves could empty.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Dec 2020, 8:38am

Without a doubt

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 8:42am

Bonefishblues wrote:Without a doubt



I imagine it started about 5.00am today.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Dec 2020, 8:56am

Oldjohnw wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Without a doubt



I imagine it started about 5.00am today.

Just a tiny part of me wonders if our good friends across the Channel mightn't have also subliminally been sending a message to us. There's precious little need to stop freight.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 9:27am

AFAIK containers are still able to come via Felixstowe.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Dec 2020, 9:31am

Oldjohnw wrote:AFAIK containers are still able to come via Felixstowe.

I was referencing the French in particular - 10,000 lorries a day to-fro via Dover I heard this morning

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Dec 2020, 9:55am

10 000 a DAY? With 20 tonnes typical load, 200 000 tonnes a day
Dunno if that is plausible :?
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 10:06am

It is 10,000 trucks a day.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Dec 2020, 10:07am

We've just been to Morley Asda. Busier than a usual for a grey, rainy Monday morning but not much.

On the way home for some reason which escapes me we went to Birstall M&S and there was not just an ordinary queue but a Marks and Spencer queue stretching right round their car park. For those unfamiliar with this branch it's a small one. Probably all those people who think that supplies of crème fraîche, pain au chocolat, and sauce tartare are about to fail.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Boring_Username » 21 Dec 2020, 10:12am

I would have thought that even fresh produce aimed at Christmas would have arrived in the UK days ago.