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have not been inside a wallyworld or costco in months and hope to keep it that way. pickup orders and a few quick specialty dashes is all we do. tempted to go in just for a look but not really worth it. Walmart is often short of fairly common items and substitute things. Also noted higher level brand names are not available ( true or greed?) so we end up getting their great value brand/


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Strange item, but a family member told me that they went to three separate Grocery Stores and couldn't find any Bounce Dryer Sheets anywhere. Kind of a Strange item to suddenly come up short.

Noticed a couple grocery stores with signs limiting customers to a single package of paper towels. I haven't noticed any shortage or increased demand for Paper Towels but as they are being limited to 1 pack per customer, clearly there is an issue somewhere.
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Near Ottawa, we have seen paper towel shortages at Wally World for a few months now.
family member in west end of Montréal said Costco had lineups outside early Monday morning
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Heard that north of montreal at mont tremblant, that grocery stores are limiting canned goods to 2,

here near ottawa, wallmart is short on a number of food items like cheese, some canned fruits etc. I stay out of stores as much as possible so can only comment on curbside pickups. We are now only topping up or replacing what we use each week or so. Meat comes from a butcher,,so really only two or three sources for food stuff.
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I am beyond glad that my girlfriend is running a local food program and I get my food boxes from it and that I can order "extra's" to the basic orders that are split into the food boxes.. but let me tell you the shortages are real.. I went looking for a item.. 64 listed in the system.. available.. 2.. yup.. 2.. the rest.. not available at this time.

the one order.. we wanted apples.. so many apples on the order list.. avaialble.. 5 pound bags of macintosh.. that was it.. nothing else was able to be ordered that week.. its eye popping.. still some great deals to be had in the program and no going to the store to make it happen.. huge bonus!!!
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Not sure if shortages or a simple matter of capitalism, but Hepa filters have gone up over 100%

For the past many years, we had an Hepa filtration system in the kids’ room due to allergies. Went to reorder on Amazon yesterday. Last order was $18 a year ago. Now, the same, identical, item was $89! I’ve managed to find the same model but from a different supplier for $36.

Guess there are some people going Hepa nuts with virus in mind.
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Christmas lights. Still 3 weeks till Christmas and Wallyworld/CrappyTire all sold out.
In past years I've seen row upon row on boxing day, but not this year.
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Denob wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:54 pm Christmas lights. Still 3 weeks till Christmas and Wallyworld/CrappyTire all sold out.
In past years I've seen row upon row on boxing day, but not this year.
You should see the display that one of the local family put up! Full Griswold theme, including the crazy cousin’s Winnebago (including said cousin with “shitter” hose).

Probably emptied a WallyWorld worth of lights for that display!
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Well bread yeast has been non existent at Walmart for some time. It was around this summer but poof, gone again various brands of cheese as well. We don’t go inside anymore so can only speak to on line orders. But between placing the order and picking it up, many a time the normal staples are not available.

I wonder what the inventory will look like in December, January and February with predicted increase in new cases. There’s a funny flip side to the issue and that is, while processing, distribution...chains may reduce store shelf inventory, with increased unemployment and debt, some people may be buying less? But then again, the basics of rice, pasta potatoes still are the cheapest, so they still could be low.

All a bit of an academic exercise but one worth keeping an eye on to help try and predict which way the wind is blowing. We in the group know the need for all the basics so are building up needed resources but if they become scarcer, we will also know what to expect from the sheeple.

Not sure how those strings of Christmas lights will taste in a soup but I wish them bon appetite :idea:
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Clarence wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:57 pm Not sure how those strings of Christmas lights will taste in a soup but I wish them bon appetite :idea:
Well if I ever resort to eating christmas lights, I'll let you know.
However, that should have lit up (pun intended) a few questions in your mind.
Is China's production ability really back as they claimed?(could be an indication that recovery will be slower than we think)
Are retailers cutting back on stock due to an expected decline in sales?(could be an indication that the masses have shown a reluctance or inability to spend)
Are people in general ramping up for the holidays in an effort to raise sprits?(could be an indication that the morale of the masses is a lot lower than thought)
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