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Shopping For Groceries Is Like Hell Right Now (PT 8)

Upping the ante with protests, looting, and curfews!

by Anonymousreply 54912 hours ago

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by Anonymousreply 106/02/2020

Clorox said that disinfecting wipes would become available again in June. So where are they? Walmart hasn't offered any for sale in over 2 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 206/03/2020

The Lysol Report

by Anonymousreply 306/03/2020

I'm waiting for the Lysol X3. I don't have a Walmart anywhere near me and I can't drive anymore due to a spine disability. So I've been trying online since March and have never seen anything, for the Lysol or Clorox, that doesn't say, "Out of stock." I have gotten lucky with 70% isopropyl alcohol, toilet paper and Bounty paper towels with Walmart online, I've had to find some cheap shitty candy to buy when I'm a just 2 or 3 dollars away from free shipping but that's a small price to pay and hell, it was nice to have some sour Skittles after all these years.

Target is a lost cause and Amazon is filled with price gougers on paper goods and never has 70% isopropyl alcoholf or wipes. Forget sHome Depot, Walgreens, CVS and RiteAid for getting anything online. Why they encourage people to go out and come into their stores I can't imagine. Do they want to keep this virus going?

by Anonymousreply 406/03/2020

I found a Lysol Laundry Sanitizer at Target online, am supposed to get it Friday.

by Anonymousreply 506/03/2020

I've seen Lysol wipes in stock but in store only at Walmarts.

by Anonymousreply 606/03/2020

I think the laundry sanitizer only kills bacteria. I will buy something that kills both bacteria and viruses.

by Anonymousreply 706/03/2020

My area keeps doing nightly curfews and some stores are just completely closed. Sunday was protests and looting, so it was stay in the house. Mon curfew started at 1pm. On Tues, 6pm. Makes it impossible to go to the store at all after work. Good thing I had some stock from pandemic shopping, but I'm getting low. Tonight curfew is not until 9pm. I think it's total overkill at this point. There was only 1 day of looting last Sunday.

by Anonymousreply 806/03/2020

I'm getting most of my non-perishable things from or Boxed. One or the other always has paper towels, toilet paper, coffee, etc. The big cans of Folgers Colombian coffee are on for $9.96-- it's always in stock AFAIK.

I've been getting out recently to get my perishables. I was using Instacart since early March but between the membership, the mark-up, and the good tips, I'm ahead to get my own things while we're 'between waves'. I enjoy getting out again. However, I think the new habit of ordering my non-perishables will become a permanent one. It's much more convenient and Im saving money and clutter bypassing the impulse buys I'd see in a store.

by Anonymousreply 906/03/2020

Boxed? what's that?

by Anonymousreply 1006/03/2020

The only thing that there's still a shortage of are Clorox and Lysol products. I have no problem finding anything else right now.

by Anonymousreply 1106/03/2020

R10, it's a grocery delivery service.

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by Anonymousreply 1206/03/2020

Well, I don't know about Boxed perishable deliveries in the link at R12--it's not available in my city, but I use their regular service for toilet paper, soaps, cleaners, snacks, drinks, etc. with 2-day shipping.

by Anonymousreply 1306/03/2020

I looked at Boxed and it looked like another Amazon Pantry to me, tbh.

by Anonymousreply 1406/03/2020

I thought people in this thread were constantly bitching about Amazon Pantry; has that changed?

by Anonymousreply 1506/03/2020

No, it still sucks. Try going in and doing a search for something and see what shows up. I did get a delivery from them today, but it was mostly stuff I didn't even really need that I just ordered to get to the $35 minimum. They did have coffee, chips, etc. But it's really slim pickings.

by Anonymousreply 1606/03/2020

r9, I haven't bought non perishables off line in years. the only things I get in stores locally are last minute items (sour cream etc) and fresh fruits and vegetables and ice cream. everything else is delivered. weirdly, it saves me a bunch of money

by Anonymousreply 1706/03/2020

The minimum on Boxed is $20. They don't have a huge selection, but they have the basics and sometimes they have bougie soaps and household cleaners.

Won't replace all your shopping but certainly worth a look.

by Anonymousreply 1806/03/2020

Why aren't y'all going to the grocery store like everybody else? There's no need to use these troublesome delivery services anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1906/03/2020

Probably because most people aren't wearing masks (or wearing them below their noses) or distancing, even though the numbers are still going up.

by Anonymousreply 2006/03/2020

Today was my first trip to Costco since early February. I had been avoiding Costco, but it was really easy to shop there today. I can't believe it, but they lowered the prices, slightly, on some foods. It's bing cherry season, so I got lots of those. For some reason, it's something nice to have during summer and makes me happy.

They had those huge, huge packs of Marathon toilet paper, so I bought that. My usual TP is the Kirkland Signature, but they had none of that. If there's a second wave of the virus, I'll be ready.

by Anonymousreply 2106/04/2020

[quote] Amazon is filled with price gougers on paper goods and never has 70% isopropyl alcoholf or wipes. Forget sHome Depot, Walgreens, CVS and RiteAid for getting anything online. Why they encourage people to go out and come into their stores I can't imagine. Do they want to keep this virus going?

Amazon has been utterly useless throughout this whole ordeal. On the rare occasion that they get an in-demand item in stock, it either goes out of stock within seconds or they'll only sell it to certain groups. Then they're also allowing all kinds of sketchy and knock-off stuff to be sold that shouldn't even be offered at a time like this (they're selling masks that were made in Wuhan - not a joke).

The 'only in stores' thing that so many retailers are pushing seems counterproductive. I can suit up and go to Walmart or Walgreens and HOPE they have something they claim is in stock there on their website, but it almost certainly won't be by the time I get there, and it's just not worth the effort and risk even for something I really need when it's just one item. Sell some of the stock online, FFS.

One thing that I have begun seeing creep back into the stores is hand sanitizer. I found two small travel bottles of Purell at Target last week, but they would only let me buy one (fuckers). I also saw numerous bottles of an off-brand kind at the grocery store, and then today my mother went to Walmart and they had Equate brand in stock (they let her buy two).

(For the person above wondering about the Lysol Laundry sanitizer and viruses - according to their website it will kill 99.9% of viruses as well if you pre-soak your clothes in a mixture of water and the sanitizer. They give the directions on their site).

by Anonymousreply 2206/04/2020

Guys, I mixed up my first batch of homemade hand sanitizer. I used the Walgreens aloe vera gel and 91% isopropyl alcohol. I put the mixture it in a Ziploc bag, snipped off a corner, and poured it into my little Purell pump bottle that I already had before the pandemic. This is a semi-cheap and easy DIY.

by Anonymousreply 2306/04/2020

I bought a package of TP from Aldi's yesterday. I was happy to see that the price hadn't changed but I thought the package felt light. Sure enough when I checked with a package I had bought before the pandemic there were 308 sheets per roll, Now there are 286 sheets per roll which makes the package almost an entire roll lighter in a 12 roll package.

by Anonymousreply 2406/04/2020

Except, R23, it depends on being able to acquire rubbing alcohol, which is even scarcer than hand sanitizer these days.

by Anonymousreply 2506/04/2020

Anyone in CT looking for sanitizer, masks, gloves, flour, yeast: Stew Leonards had mountains of it. I bought a bunch of sanitizer (liquid vs gel) and a 25lb bag of flour. Worth the trip for me.

by Anonymousreply 2606/04/2020

expect a 2nd wave in about 2 weeks so things may be shut down again.

by Anonymousreply 2706/04/2020

Gay fuckers shopping at Walmart and Costco. Lysol wipes. Tabulating sheets of toilet paper. Home-made sanitizer gel.

Maybe this series should have ended at PT. 7 (or PT. 4.) This is a new low for DL.

by Anonymousreply 2806/04/2020

R28 Bitch, we wanna live.

by Anonymousreply 2906/04/2020

Quarantine doesn't work in the US. Spike of infections or no spike,there will be no further shut downs. We are too childish and fractured as a society to think of the greater good.

by Anonymousreply 3006/04/2020

[quote]This is a new low for DL.

Bitch, Luka Magnotta posted here. This was practically Milo's home base for the better part of a year. We have people routinely call for the enslavement of blacks and the extermination of Jews.

And THIS is a new low? Fuck you and anyone who ever loved or encouraged you.

by Anonymousreply 3106/04/2020

I can't vouch for it but some local liquor stores by me (Morris County, NJ) are selling hand sanitizer. It's a pretty large bottle. If you need it, it might be worth checking out.

by Anonymousreply 3206/04/2020

Harmon's Face Values had wipes, liquid soap, hydrogen peroxide, paper towels and tylenol in stock all during quarantine.

No hand sanitizer or toilet paper but they have everything else.

by Anonymousreply 3306/04/2020

If anyone in Pittsburgh wants the rest of a 9-pack of a Koch brand of toilet paper, come to my window. I'll throw it down to you. You're responsible for Lysoling it your own damned self.

It's really shitty toilet paper. Hardly any on the roll, and lots of white dust / exudate. I want to go back to my Amazon! Presto!, which is the good shit, toilet paper-wise. But I hate to be wasteful. And it seems we're still short on toilet paper. I bought it at the height of the hysteria (SFGILHRN [PT 1 or 2]).

by Anonymousreply 3406/04/2020

I only like to use Scott and havent seen the stuff sold since the panic began.

by Anonymousreply 3506/04/2020

R34 I'm in Pittsburgh, but I don't want your crappy toilet paper. But I've found plenty of decent tp brands (I buy the Seventh generation recycled) in stock at Giant Eagle Waterworks plaza. Costco also has tp again.

by Anonymousreply 3606/04/2020

[quote]I buy the Seventh generation recycled

Is it true that only works if you shit tofu?

by Anonymousreply 3706/04/2020

[quote]Maybe this series should have ended at PT. 7 (or PT. 4.) This is a new low for DL.

Maybe you should stop following threads that no longer interest you.

by Anonymousreply 3806/04/2020

If anyone is still looking for masks:

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by Anonymousreply 4106/04/2020

Not a single one of those mask postings seem to be legit.

by Anonymousreply 4206/04/2020

Interesting that someone above said they can't find Scott anywhere.

Scott is often the only brand available around me and it seems no one will take them. At Sam's, they'll be out of their Member's Mark, Cottonelle, and Charmin, but will have a huge wall of Scott and people just walk by, seemingly deciding they'll wait for the others to come back into stock.

I've never used Scott so I don't why people like/don't like them.

by Anonymousreply 4306/04/2020

scott cleans better than those softer brands.

by Anonymousreply 4406/04/2020

I would never in a million fucking years use Scott, because they are owned by the Koch Brothers.

by Anonymousreply 4506/04/2020

These stores are back to being totally disgusting with spills on the floor for days and dirty finger prints and scum on the registers.

I just want to open my own grocery store at this point. What is so hard about spending the labor to CLEAN YOUR STORES??

by Anonymousreply 4606/04/2020

R46 = Joan Crawford

by Anonymousreply 4706/04/2020

I’m with Joan. All the grease and sludge around the end caps so so unappetizing. We’re talking FOOD here.

I will leave my cart full of groceries if I see a bunch of grime and dirt around the registers. Not dying for these greedy hedge funds.

by Anonymousreply 4806/04/2020

r45 is typical of the ignorance and idiocy that is killing this country. Scott is owned by Kimberly-Clark, which has nothing to do with Koch.

Koch's paper products are made by Georgia-Pacific. Its TP brands are Quilted Northern and Angel Soft. Its paper towel brands are Brawny and Sparkle.

Educate yourself, and stop spreading misinformation.

by Anonymousreply 4906/04/2020

Target seems to have Charmin in stock all the time. Charmin made the rolls less wide, though.

by Anonymousreply 5006/04/2020

All the toilet companies changed their formulas recently. In 2018 and 2019. The generics were the last to change over for some reason.

I’m sure it was so they could squeeze another nickel from customers to pay for another yacht or 50m lot.

by Anonymousreply 5106/04/2020

R49 Lick me where I shit.

by Anonymousreply 5206/04/2020

Cottenelle (sp?) TP, the last one I was able to buy, covers just a little over half the toilet paper holder. I'm sure each roll is about half what it was maybe 5 years ago, they've all be slowly shrinking them over the years, and for more money. It's the same with shrinking OJ containers and Ice cream cartons and many other products. I believe bacon that used to be a pound is now only 12 ounces. They haven't gone after milk yet but I'm sure they will.

by Anonymousreply 5306/04/2020

R43 Where are you located?

by Anonymousreply 5406/04/2020

I like Scott Comfort Plus but am now having trouble finding it. Regular Scott TP is available just about everywhere. I've been buying Cottenelle since it's all I can find right now that has any weight to it. The regular Scott is just too, I don't know, slick?

by Anonymousreply 5506/04/2020

R54 Southern California.

by Anonymousreply 5606/04/2020

It's not totally impossible to get ANY but I cannot find a place that is shipping facial tissues, and most stores delivery have a limit of one or two.

by Anonymousreply 5706/04/2020

Just so everybody knows who is really behind the violence

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by Anonymousreply 5806/04/2020

SoCA here. The Target near me started having Scott TP regularly again. Not large quantities, but still some left even 1/2 before close which is when I shop. But that store is now closed indefinitely as a precaution (looting).

Last night I was scurrying around grocery shopping between finishing work and start of curfew. Ralphs was starting to close 45 minutes before curfew so I had about 15 minutes to shop. No problem, I'm fast. As I was walking past the personal care aisle I almost fell over when I saw multiple bottles of 70% isopropyl alcohol. I have not seen it anywhere since early March. I bought 1.

Tonight, NO CURFEW!

by Anonymousreply 5906/04/2020

Remember the looming meat shortage? Has it happened? I haven't shopped for meat in a while so don't know.

by Anonymousreply 6006/04/2020

R60 There are still limits on purchases in many stores. I think it wasn't as bad as people predicted because there is less demand from restaurants. I've noticed some different brands of packaged meat showing up in the supermarket, that I suspect were from restaurant suppliers.

by Anonymousreply 6106/04/2020

R60 & R61, Sam's Club currently only sells 80% lean ground beef; they stopped offering the 90% back in March.

by Anonymousreply 6206/04/2020

Costco is still not sending SHIT out via shipping.

They said they would start shipping paper products as of June 1 but they pushed it back again.

by Anonymousreply 6306/04/2020

Does Costco have Clorox wipes in store?

by Anonymousreply 6406/04/2020

R64 supposedly yes, depends on store.

by Anonymousreply 6506/04/2020

R23 isn't 91% alcohol too high of a concentration for hand sanitizer? Are you diluting it?

by Anonymousreply 6606/04/2020

I have posted this before but many, many cleaning, sanitizing AND paper products can be found on on-line at janitorial websites. And you DO NOT often have to buy in bulk. Often they have available either your typical name brand products such as Clorox/Lysol or they have their own " in-house" brand of wipes, concentrated All-purpose disenfectant cleaners, or ready-made squirt bottles to purchase. There are literally multitudes of these companies on-line and one need only google "janitorial supplies" or "medical/ dental cleaning supplies". I have even found these products under restaurant/ beauty store supplies. I will acknowledge that even these sites have been quite ransacked by the Pandemic and you may have to search quite a few till you find one that has the products you are looking for in stock. Happy hunting!

by Anonymousreply 6706/04/2020

Boxed has Scott and masks.

Is the person who bitches about everyone's helpful suggestions the same one who went on and on at peak pandemic time about not having BREAD FLOUR because only BREAD FOUR would do, when most people couldn't get any flour whatsoever, and the same one who wanted hand sanitizer but not the LIQUID sanitizer, it was too watery, only the gel hand sanitizer would do, when it was nearly impossible to get any hand sanitizer at all, except thanks to the distilleries who churned out the liquid hand sanitizer that most of us were grateful to get at all. Is that poster the same one who is bitching about Amazon Pantry but when I suggested Boxed they said it 'looked like Amazon Pantry, tbh'. The same one who can't find coffee, the same one who can't find Scott. Boxed had two different kinds of Scott in three different configurations last time I checked.

How do you survive? You sound like you need a home health aide.

by Anonymousreply 6806/04/2020

I love Scott tp! I have old pipes and Scott usually breezes right through.

by Anonymousreply 6906/04/2020

I really miss my 409 multi surface disinfectant spray. I cannot find it anywhere. I wouldn’t mind Purell at this point. Anyone find any near West Hollywood?

by Anonymousreply 7006/04/2020

I prefer Scott TP also. It's just a nice basic common sense TP without all that fluff that flies all over the room when you unroll it.

by Anonymousreply 7106/04/2020

Scotts fan too and my local Target shelves are full of it! I always grab 2 - 4 roll packs to stockpile during my weekly Target tun.

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by Anonymousreply 7306/04/2020

[quote]I love Scott tp! I have old pipes and Scott usually breezes right through.

You're not supposed to swallow it, oldtimer!

by Anonymousreply 7406/04/2020

I find it somewhat disconcerting that janitorial supply stores have lots of disinfecting materials -- I figured there'd be a huge demand from all the stores, restaurants, and offices that are reopening with supposedly much stricter sanitation guidelines.

by Anonymousreply 7506/04/2020

R75 there was a whole thread on reddit about how restaurant workers laugh about the new "stricter sanitation guidelines". If a restaurant was filthy before the pandemic, chances are that it still is.

by Anonymousreply 7606/04/2020

[quote] [R23] isn't 91% alcohol too high of a concentration for hand sanitizer? Are you diluting it?

R66, please do your own research, but the gel dilutes the alcohol. Also, my thinking is: so what if there's too much alcohol; the problem would be too little alcohol.

by Anonymousreply 7706/04/2020

I can't believe there are so many people on here who like Scott TP. Why don't you just use sandpaper?

by Anonymousreply 7806/04/2020

scott cleans better than those squishy brands that also leave lint and fibers behind.

by Anonymousreply 7906/04/2020

NO, NO R77!

The Nothing's Ever Good Enough Troll will be here post-haste to tell you that too much alcohol may possibly cause the alcohol to evaporate faster than it can disinfect your hands, and therefore is theoretically completely fucking useless.

by Anonymousreply 8006/04/2020

[quote]Also, my thinking is: so what if there's too much alcohol; the problem would be too little alcohol.

Please do your own research before telling others to. Your "thinking," is incorrect. Too high an alcohol content makes it ineffective as it evaporates too quickly.

by Anonymousreply 8106/04/2020

So you don't like facts, R80?

And that isn't from the "Nothing's Ever Good Enough Troll."

by Anonymousreply 8206/04/2020

This was a much nicer place before trolls started screaming trolls!

by Anonymousreply 8306/04/2020

My Costco is selling large bottles of sanitizer, they didn't even put a limit on them. It was the watery kind and by some brand I had never heard of before.

by Anonymousreply 8406/04/2020

I live in Michigan in a large Repug area where they have bitched so much about the quarantine and wearing masks so even if Covid spikes I don't think people are going to shut themselves in again so I am still shopping online. I am one of the few who likes Amazon Prime, I am using that along with my local grocery store delivery.

by Anonymousreply 8506/04/2020

Also have had some luck with Target online too though they are frustrating when some of the stuff they will only sell in store.

by Anonymousreply 8606/04/2020

R84 Were they glass bottles. Many distilleries are producing it. That sounds just like what they are selling at Ollies.

by Anonymousreply 8706/04/2020

From what I read about DIY sanitizers, Medical experts don't even recommend using 91% alcohol because diluted with the aloe vera it barely meets the threshold of 60% alcohol needed to be effective. But something seems better than nothing.

The comment that 70% is more effective than 91% is correct in terms of it being used straight out of the bottle.

It might be better though to just spray 70% alcohol on to surfaces and wiping down before touching rather than using DIY sanitizer but again, something is better than nothing!

by Anonymousreply 8806/04/2020

No R87 they were in plastic bottles. I didn't get any because I was able to score one of the big bottles from Walmart when the link was posted on the previous thread.

by Anonymousreply 8906/04/2020

Wipes available on Walmart right now!

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by Anonymousreply 9006/04/2020

Walmart and Winco have some off brand bottles of hand sanitizer near me (Vegas). They’re the small bottles.

by Anonymousreply 9106/04/2020

I've never looked so forward to pumpkin spice season before in my life. I feel like I can put this whole nightmare of a year behind me if I can just take a sip of that first pumpkin spice latte.

Please tell me there won't be a shortage of pumpkin spice this autumn.

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by Anonymousreply 9206/04/2020

r90 and now they are gone already...

by Anonymousreply 9306/04/2020

I’m telling you shopping has never been easier! Liberal media is all lies.

by Anonymousreply 9406/04/2020

[quote]I am one of the few who likes Amazon Prime, I am using that along with my local grocery store delivery.

Everyone loves Amazon PRIME. What we hate is Amazon PANTRY.

by Anonymousreply 9506/04/2020

Still shows available for me, R93.

by Anonymousreply 9606/04/2020

I was at my local CVS the other day and they had plenty of hand sanitizer. This is the first time they've had the stuff since March.

by Anonymousreply 9706/04/2020

I haven't been in a grocery store since March, as I order everything online for curbside pickup at Giant Eagle. At the beginning they were pretty good at getting the order right, but they seem to be screwing up more and more. In my last order I got 4 whole bags brimming with junk food that weren't mine (they didn't charge me for them fortunately). I had already tried once in the past to return items mistakenly given to me but they told me they can't take anything back once it leaves the store, so I didn't even try this time. Included in my windfall were two large bags of Crunchy Cheetos (my favorites!), Red Oval Farms Oatmeal Cookies (yummm! I had never had them before), 48 oz pack of Giant Eagle Chocolate Ice Cream (I would have never thought to buy store-brand ice cream, but it was surprisingly good), 2 bars of Lindt Dark Chocolate, 2 bars of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate, 2 bottles of Giant Eagle Lemonade (I have never tasted a canned or bottled lemonade that I liked, as they generally taste too sweet and artificial, but these were tolerable after I cut them with water). Damn you Giant Eagle, I'm trying to get back in shape! Oh, and I got a big package of Charmin Toilet paper worth $11.99 which I don't even need, as I stocked up before everything went crazy.

by Anonymousreply 9806/04/2020

oops r95 I actually meant Pantry. Although it's definitely a get it before it's gone mentality shopping there.

by Anonymousreply 9906/04/2020

[quote] Is that poster the same one who is bitching about Amazon Pantry but when I suggested Boxed they said it 'looked like Amazon Pantry, tbh'.

That was me, bitch. The other stuff in your VERY LENGTHY missive, someone else posted all that.

by Anonymousreply 10006/04/2020

What gets me, is that the store workers going around getting other people's pickup orders are the absolute worse at following the directional markers on the aisles. The other day me and an older lady had to both turn around and go the wrong way back down as aisle because the store's worker was coming in the wrong direction with that huge trolley they use.

by Anonymousreply 10106/04/2020

R101 I've found those employees are also the ones who get close to you when they're trying to get something they need to fill an order and don't care about maintaining social distance. I've noticed that a lot of them also don't wear their masks.

Speaking of directional markers, I went the wrong in a store because I didn't even notice they had directional markers. They used white tape on white floor... didn't even see it.

by Anonymousreply 10206/04/2020

Hell is other these redundant threads.

by Anonymousreply 10306/04/2020

R103 you don’t have to follow the thread.

by Anonymousreply 10406/04/2020

Bye R103

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by Anonymousreply 10506/04/2020

They need to undo the tarrifs and bring down grocery prices. At least during the pandemic. Everything is outrageously priced.

Don’t get me started on the CVSs of the world.

by Anonymousreply 10606/04/2020

People wonder why the stock market is through the roof. These hedge funds are gouging and making a FORTUNE!!

by Anonymousreply 10706/04/2020

I was thrilled to finally see 6 packs of Scott at Rite Aid today... until I got the register and found out they had charged me $12.99 for it. The rolls aren't even as large as they used to be. I told the cashier to take it off my purchase and had my friend grab me 20 rolls of Kroger 1-ply for the same price (at Ralphs).

by Anonymousreply 10806/04/2020

Wow that's about double the normal price elsewhere. Usually a 4-pack is somewhere around $4. This is why I don't shop at Rite Aid anymore. The only way to get acceptable prices is to buy multiples as part of their crazy pricing schemes to get people to buy 2 or more of everything. And their receipts are about a mile long.

by Anonymousreply 10906/04/2020

CVS beats everyone else for having long reciepts. Just buy a candy bar and the receipt can be used in place of the overpriced toilet paper.

by Anonymousreply 11006/04/2020

CVS is charging almost 11 dollars fo 25 pair pack of nitrate gloves.

It’s outrageous.

by Anonymousreply 11106/04/2020

And 5 dollars for small hand sanitizer. I though gouging was illegal.

by Anonymousreply 11206/04/2020

Rite aid got bought out last year. Walgreens owns them now I think.

Big Pharmacy is our to screw us all.

by Anonymousreply 11306/04/2020

I’m done with Shoprite curbside, subbing grass fed organic meat $10.99 lb instead of regular ground chuck $3.99 all the time, not having what I need 60% of the time etc. also I peeked in and the store was filthy! No thanks biting the bullet suiting up and hitting ALDI every 2wks , then shopping local produce Stands and fish markets instead. I have had luck ordering coffee, paper towels & TP from Costco online.

by Anonymousreply 11406/05/2020

If you're in L.A./San Fernando Valley and need gloves.....S.O.S Survival Products in Van Nuys. (can also order online) Box of 50 Nitrile gloves = $8.95. Box of 100 vinyl gloves = $5.95.

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by Anonymousreply 11506/05/2020

[quote]Costco is still not sending SHIT out via shipping.

I've been a Costco member for years, but had never bought anything from them online. I recently set up an account on their site and have tried at least a dozen times now to buy gloves, soap and/or wipes that they SAY are in stock, and continue to say are in stock even after I put them in my cart, even letting me go through the payment process - only to tell me one by one, at the very last minute, that they're not available. So why aren't they ever marked as out of stock, like all the other sold out stuff on the site, thus sparing me the hassle of having to repeatedly place an order that can't be completed? I mean, WTF? I am not impressed.

Went to Target last night here in NorCal. I would say that less than 20% of the people there - and it was quite busy, even in the last hour before closing - were wearing masks. No gloves anywhere, and not much social distancing except at the registers. They did have paper products in stock, and quite a bit of hand sanitizer - small bottles of Purell and an off-brand that comes in a glass spray bottle, as well as larger bottles of Puracy. Still limited to 1 per person on all of it. I even saw an empty Fleischmann's yeast box on the shelf, so at some point since I was last there, they actually had some yeast for sale.

The number of mask-wearers being so low was really troubling, especially in combination with the protests. Get ready for that second wave to hit sooner than expected, and hard.

by Anonymousreply 11606/05/2020

The purpose of wearing face coverings is minimize he risk of infected people passing on this virus.

"an ounce of prevention", it takes almost no effort at all to wear a face covering indoors.

by Anonymousreply 11706/05/2020

I have had great luck ordering paper towels/TP/Rice from Costco, those items are usually in stock in the early am. There were big delays in April but now no issues for me at all. I do the two day shelf stable stuff not same day grocery delivery.

by Anonymousreply 11806/05/2020

R113 It is complicated. Walgreens bought around half of the Rite Aid locations. Those have now been converted into Walgreens. They couldn't buy the entire company because of anti-trust concerns. Therefore, if you shop at a location that is still branded as Rite Aid it is still Rite Aid, with no connection to Walgreens. One of the things that people like about Rite Aid, is that if you have a JC Penney credit card, it can used at Rite Aid.

by Anonymousreply 11906/05/2020

I've noticed that Costco routinely underestimates their delivery times.

A product page will list the item as being available and have a "delivered by," date on it but they never actually deliver by that date. I've ordered several things that are said to have a delivery date by say Monday and once I order the item I'll receive a confirmation email that the item will be delivered by Friday.

It's like a bait and switch with delivery times.

by Anonymousreply 12006/05/2020

Yes, for anything they are mailing to you add a week at least, R120. It took almost a month for my last shitment.

by Anonymousreply 12106/05/2020

Yeah, I was kind of disappointed in my Costco shitment as well. I had run out of all my vitamins and supplements (Mary!), so I ordered 3 different kinds of stuff. Costco e-mailed me back saying that one of my items could not ship until _____ date. So, I'm thinking they'll mail me the other 2 bottles. They actually waited until the last item was available and shipped all 3 bottles. Not good customer service. Even Amazon used to ship things separately, depending on availability.

by Anonymousreply 12206/05/2020

OMG LOL what is going ON with my autocorrect?

I was the one who typed "Shits Fired!" too.

by Anonymousreply 12306/05/2020

I'm confused.

by Anonymousreply 12406/05/2020

[quote]One of the things that people like about Rite Aid, is that if you have a JC Penney credit card, it can used at Rite Aid.

So very modern with his JC Penney charge plate!

Membership has its privileges...must be nice.

by Anonymousreply 12506/05/2020

She used to use her JC Penney card at Thrift Drugs or Eckerd, one assumes.

by Anonymousreply 12606/05/2020

Department store cards are very liberal in whom they approve for credit. I've known many lower income/working-class people who get the Penney's card specifically to purchase their prescriptions and OTC products at Rite Aid.

by Anonymousreply 12706/05/2020

R127 You know some of The Poors personally?

by Anonymousreply 12806/05/2020

R128 Yes. We don't all live in Beverly Hills.

by Anonymousreply 12906/05/2020

Re Costco: yep, 2 day ship for $3 extra is really 7-8 days. I actually called and voiced “concern” that I hadn’t received my coffee order and she just sent another out no charge as compensation. Lucky me.

by Anonymousreply 13006/05/2020

[quote]One of the things that people like about Rite Aid, is that if you have a JC Penney credit card, it can used at Rite Aid.

I say "fuck 'em" if they won't accept my Phipps-A-Plate!

by Anonymousreply 13106/05/2020

Lol dead at “charge plate”.

by Anonymousreply 13206/05/2020

Thanks for the SOS recommendation, r115.

by Anonymousreply 13306/05/2020

Wasn't a Sears card notoriously difficult for people to get?

by Anonymousreply 13406/05/2020

Sears shilled the Discover card and yes, it was difficult to get, for some odd reason. Maybe people didn't tend to pay off all the appliances and power tools they bought in the basement.

by Anonymousreply 13506/05/2020

Some of you sound impoverished.

by Anonymousreply 13606/05/2020

what is your point, r136

by Anonymousreply 13706/06/2020

None. My post was pointless. Like much of DL.

by Anonymousreply 13806/06/2020

Target's whole thing for most of its recent existence has been to hype that hype - have limited supplies on hand so that the customer feels like they MUST have something and comes back several times.

But that isn't working in the pandemic.

They are just weird. Something sells well and they will decide NOT to reorder, or pull it from the list of things you can pick up in Drive Up or Order pIckup.

by Anonymousreply 13906/06/2020

Target has the absolute worst policies for people like me who don't want to go into the store. First, they only allow you to order for drive-up pick-up through their phone app -- not on their website. And you can't order anything perishable. Even if you go the in-store pickup route, you can't order perishables, because unlike Walmart, Instacart, and other grocers, they pick your order ahead of time and keep it at the front desk, unrefrigerated. So basically they're useless, unless you want to order a non-perishable item and use the phone app to do it. The only positive thing I can say is that at least there's no dollar minimum for the drive-up pick-up service. So you could just order one or two items.

I was a die-hard Target shopper before the pandemic, but now I find myself using Walmart far more.

by Anonymousreply 14006/06/2020

From what I can see, every single food manufacturer has used this pandemic to massively shrink their packages. I know they've been slowly doing that for years but over the last few months every single thing has been miniaturized.

I think some of the lack of products during this time has been due to the manufacturers taking their products offline to switch over the line to the massively smaller products. They used the pandemic and people's desperation as cover while they put out their "we're all in this together" commercials. I hope they are investigated for corporate collusion or whatever else they can be investigated for. The assholes.

by Anonymousreply 14106/06/2020

Oh my god with the shrinking. It’s outrageous. I got some rice krispy treats and they are the size of postage stamp.

by Anonymousreply 14206/06/2020

Masks available. 50 for $13. Walmart was charging $30 for these a few weeks ago.

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by Anonymousreply 14306/06/2020

Thanks so much, R143!

by Anonymousreply 14406/06/2020

R143 Dang, the prices have dropped. They charged me $30 at their Sam's Club last month.

by Anonymousreply 14506/06/2020

Thanks R143. Just ordered them. I may start leaving my apt. next week and I think I'll wear at least 2 at a time and carry a couple of extras in a zip bag in case something happens to the ones on my face. I hope I'll be able to breathe through them on really hot humid days. I have asthma.

by Anonymousreply 14606/06/2020

R146: It will be hard to breathe with 2-3ply masks.

by Anonymousreply 14706/06/2020

Just ordered 3 packs of those masks. Thanks again, R143. Good to have that out of the way.

by Anonymousreply 14806/06/2020

Here's the Amazon Pantry troll again, I looked at 3 am this morning and they had some goodies in stock I have never seen there before. I know they sell out fast so I was clicking on things like a maniac to check out before it was gone.

by Anonymousreply 14906/07/2020

Took note of some in-demand items coming back to the shelves on a late Saturday afternoon here in Northern California.

After looking at the CVS website and seeing that it listed a couple of disinfectant sprays as being in stock - low stock, but still in stock - at a nearby location, I decided to drop by on my way to the grocery store. The inventory on stores' sites is more unreliable than ever and I figured it was probably inaccurate, but worth a shot since it was so close to the grocery store anyway. They were indeed out of all the 'low stock' ones - but as it turned out, I did end up scoring a can of Seventh Generation disinfectant spray. Not my favorite, but it's on the EPA's list, so I grabbed it. That's the first can of any brand of disinfectant spray I've seen on a store shelf since March. Then, up by the register, they had a display of hand sanitizer - not the tiny travel size bottles, but ones that were almost double the size of those. None were familiar name brands, but all were 70% alcohol content, and the cashier said there was no limit on them (I bought three).

Over at the grocery store (a regional chain), I saw another unicorn - the first bottle of rubbing alcohol I've seen on a shelf in months. Again, an off-brand, but it was the last one and I snatched it up. I was happily surprised to see plenty of yeast at last - Fleischmann's and Red Star - quick rise, as well as the pizza dough kind. Then at the registers, there was another large display of hand sanitizer - medium-sized bottles this time, yet another off-brand, but again 70% alcohol. They also had boxes of 10 disposable masks for $9.99.

The downside of all this was the scarily low number of people wearing masks or social distancing. I'm starting to get those looks again, the same ones I got when I first started wearing a mask and few other people were yet. Now the people wearing masks are starting to stick out again. Not good.

by Anonymousreply 15006/07/2020

quarantine is ending in the us but the virus still exists and there is no cure.

I am wearing a face mask indefinitely, expect to see increase of infections after this week of massive protests.

by Anonymousreply 15106/07/2020

I went on Shipt and was able to get the stuff delivered the same day so they definitely have slowed down. During lockdown you had to order a day out.

by Anonymousreply 15206/07/2020

My suburban DC Whole Foods is, after almost 3 months, STILL poorly stocked, with many empty or almost empty shelves. And what is re-stocked is in smaller quantities for the same price or even higher. Example, "wild-caught" shrimp.

OTH, my local Kroger (Giant) is almost back to the way it was in February.

by Anonymousreply 15306/07/2020

I shopped Whole Foods for years without complaint After Amazon purchased the brand? ` The shopping experience deteriorated with higher prices, poorer quality control and products that I could always find in store disappearing from their shelves. Is that the goal?

To crash the in store shopping experience so WF customers will choose to have "everything like, delivered from Amazon"?

I only shop from Amazon when I receive a gift card and I have an unused card from 2018.

I've been following this thread from back in March. According to those who do shop Amazon, Amazon couldn't keep up with the demand during quarantine, no online store could. Not Target, not Walmart, not CVS not, not InstaCart, no one.

Amazon has ongoing disputes with frontline workers who were not sufficiently protected against contracting this virus at work and offered no financial incentive to these workers who were there for our society keeping choas at bay.

by Anonymousreply 15406/07/2020

r153 Giant is owned by Kroger now? Is it any different from Giant 20-30 years ago (when I lived in DC)?

I'm having delivery box issues. Because you SFGIHRN queens put the fear of god in me, I don't open boxes right away anymore. And some I don't want to open at all (some clothing: I ordered pants that need alterations, for example; can't get that done now). The problem is, I don't have a garage. I live in a small 1-BR apartment in a highrise. I'm not going to move. I'm too old to move.

I have most of my groceries delivered, and I've reached the point where I've had to throw shit out (apples, oranges, sweet potatoes or yams, yogurt: I AM SO SICK OF YOGURT NOW!). Life was so much easier when I went shopping every two or three days. I was not made for storage and freezing. It's just not me.

So yeah, SFGIHRN for me, too. And I don't even bother with Lysol and wipes.

by Anonymousreply 15506/07/2020

Amazon Fresh had the option to choose one hour windows for delivery which cost $4.99. Today I was checking the site and they've raised the price of this to $9.99. Also, they put the "deliveries may be limited" banner back up, after removing it last week.

by Anonymousreply 15606/07/2020

Masks are gone.

by Anonymousreply 15706/07/2020

[quote][R153] Giant is owned by Kroger now? Is it any different from Giant 20-30 years ago (when I lived in DC)?

Giant is owned by Ahold Delhaize. The Kroger banner in DC is Harris-Teeter.

by Anonymousreply 15806/07/2020

I checked out the weekly circular (online) for my local Shoprite and the only meat advertised was grass fed, but not organic, chopped meat from Australia. No other kind of meat or poultry. There was no paper products or cleaning products other than Tide advertised. This does not sound good. My guess is if I finally go there after not being there since early March when already shelves were empty, it will be the same thing.

How can anyone say the pandemic is anywhere near over when life is nothing like it was before and so many commonly used products still can't be gotten in person or online. Did anyone every see constant "Out of stock" messages for so many things at every store's online page before, no.

In addition I read that in LA positive cases are climbing quickly again since Memorial Day outings and the early days of protests. Selfish fuckers with no masks and no social distancing are going to keep this going forever and end up killing us all. When are the idiotic governors of states, even my idiot Cuomo, going to enforce distancing and masks with very high fines for a first offense and at least a year in jail for the second. Protestors protesting against distancing and masks should be treated like the protestors for BLM and fucking beaten and tear gassed and jailed.

by Anonymousreply 15906/07/2020

I went to two different grocery stores this past week and everybody is still wearing masks, except for 3 people.

What percentage of people are still wearing masks at Target and Home Depot?

by Anonymousreply 16006/07/2020

After all these protests numbers will probably spike again. I still am avoiding going in a store.

by Anonymousreply 16106/07/2020


Decode this please.

by Anonymousreply 16206/07/2020

r162 it's the title of this thread

by Anonymousreply 16306/07/2020

R160, a lot of the people that go to Home Depot are Mexican construction workers and none of them wear masks or gloves. In fact most of the customers of Home Depot don’t wear them. It’s mostly entitled Deplorable men and a few frau wives that are making a statement. “I’m an idiot and I don’t want to live” seems to be the statement. The masked people are customers not in the construction business.

If you want to go to Home Depot, get up and arrive at 6am, when they open and there’s nobody there but construction workers and a few cautious masked people. At least you can social distance. By 8am, they are mobs of Deplorables blocking the aisles and they won’t move.

by Anonymousreply 16406/07/2020

r162 Look at the title of the thread.

by Anonymousreply 16506/07/2020

I was at a small indie grocery here in Denver yesterday (think a smaller Whole Foods). Most were wearing masks but the concept of staying 6 feet away was lost on most. Some of them were stampeding as if they were herds of cows.

The three people not wearing masks (or letting them hang under their chins) were, of course, the EMPLOYEES.

by Anonymousreply 16606/07/2020


[quote]Decode this please.

[quote][R162] it's the title of this thread

[quote][R162] Look at the title of the thread.

Except...I left out the "L." I initialized "Shopping for Groceries Is Hell Right Now" instead of "Shopping for Groceries is [bold]Like[/bold] Hell Right Now."

Waiting now for a Whole Foods delivery. I keep running out of their Italian sparkling water. I live in a high-rise where it would be so much easier for the delivery person to deliver to the rear entrance to the building, but only half of them read that far down the page. Not only is it more work for me after they deliver and dash, they have to do more work to drop stuff off at the front door. First world problems, I realize.

Today's order:

- white cheddar cheese

- 365 brand white cheddar popcorn

- 365 brand unsalted butter

- 365 brand sour cream

- Whole Foods brand Italian sparkling water

- blueberries

- mushrooms

by Anonymousreply 16706/07/2020

Thank you, R163 and R165.

by Anonymousreply 16806/07/2020

I will say WFM has a really good system to show me where the delivery many stops are ahead of me. I have been able to time it to go to the lobby right before, put my little granny cart outside, and then they put the bags right inside when they arrive.

All minimizing contact and/or breathing their exhalations.

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by Anonymousreply 17006/07/2020

disregard r170!

by Anonymousreply 17106/07/2020


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by Anonymousreply 17206/07/2020

I am in quarantine with my 90 year old mother. once a month she gets a taste for the spicy chicken tenders from or local Albertsons. I dread this place because it does not have self-serve check out. So I grab two pounds (for like a week between us) and the counter gal behind the deli is nice and distanced as she steps away as I pick up the bag on the elevated counter. On my way in to the store there was only one Karen without a mask. She was the only unmasked person in the store, and you bet, she is in front of me in the express checkout. She crowds the woman in front of her and open mouth coughs a few times. She is disgusting as I maintain a 10ft distance from her. Walk up, put some hand sanitizer on my hands and see that the key pad is covered in plastic. My card is finally accepted and ii RUN out of there. Ignorant Karen is still in the parking lot. I so wanted to drive over her. All to make my mom happy.

by Anonymousreply 17306/07/2020

r169 Instacart does that as well.

by Anonymousreply 17406/07/2020

R173, I used to be the caretaker for my elderly dad, so I know what you mean.

Call the deli counter at the store, explain to them you’re ordering the chicken for your ninety year old mom and ask them what’s the earliest you can pick them up. Then pick them up as early as you can. Maybe you could put in a standing weekly order.

I found out when you’re the primary caretaker or an elderly person, you can get the pneumonia vaccine even if you’re not 65 yourself. My dad had congestive heart failure and chronic bronchitis, and I got that vaccine, plus I would get the flu vaccine every year without fail. You’re the biggest opportunity for her to catch a disease.


by Anonymousreply 17506/08/2020

r175, Thanks for the info. I agree that I am her greatest possible infector. Will followup on the vaccines.

by Anonymousreply 17606/08/2020

Fabric face masks at Target if anyone needs them.

2 pack for $4.

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by Anonymousreply 17706/08/2020

Just got my delivery order and the store must have hired some illiterate idiots, because they had almost everything incorrect.

by Anonymousreply 17806/09/2020

Well, r178, next time order everything they sent you this time and see what you get.

by Anonymousreply 17906/09/2020

R179 It's King Soopers which I am trying to boycott anyway, but in a pinch I've had to use them b/c of available times.

But they can fuck themselves after this one.

by Anonymousreply 18006/09/2020

Wendy’s said its beef supply “has returned to near normal levels” after a shortage left some restaurants without hamburgers.

Nearly one in five Wendy’s restaurants stopped selling beef products last month as coronavirus outbreaks shuttered some of the nation’s largest meat processing plants, according to an analysis from investment bank Stephens.

The fast-food chain managed the problem by allocating its signature “fresh, never frozen” beef to all restaurants with two or three weekly deliveries, according to a Monday press release. The Ohio-based company said it also focused its marketing efforts on chicken products to “alleviate pressure on beef demand.”

But Wendy’s said the snafu weighed on same-restaurant sales early last month. It also affected digital sales because items were temporarily yanked from online menus if individual restaurants were having supply problems, the company said.

Global same-restaurant sales posted a 3.3 percent drop in May despite turning positive in the last week of the month, driven by a 15.7 percent drop at international locations, Wendy’s said. The chain’s new breakfast menu was a bright spot in the US, where Wendy’s said it accounted for about 8 percent of sales last month.

Wendy’s only expected its beef shortage to last a few weeks, but industry figures say the nation’s meat supply could be strained through the summer despite the Trump administration’s efforts to keep plants up and running, as The Post reported in May.

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by Anonymousreply 18106/09/2020

r181, that's because when some sick meat cutter falls into the grinder they get to keep the meat.

by Anonymousreply 18206/09/2020

have you noticed that they have stopped telling us how many meat plant workers are getting the virus?

by Anonymousreply 18306/09/2020

They also stopped telling us how much a pound they get for meat plant workers...

by Anonymousreply 18406/09/2020

R183: That Corona/Covid stuff is old news😷... Floyd/BLM is what's happening today! 📰

by Anonymousreply 18506/09/2020

Coronavirus is SOOOO May. It's June people.

by Anonymousreply 18606/09/2020

To those who have used pickup service....

I haven't used this service before but they currently have an item I have been unable to get else where.

Question: If, by the time they pull the items for my order, the requested items are no longer available - will they substitute something different? It's only the specific item I want and I definitely don't want anything else, even from the same vendor. I do not want anything but what I request.

What has been your experience?


by Anonymousreply 18706/10/2020

Stopped by home depot in midtown Manhattan and they were selling masks but not cheap. $40 for a box of 50 single use mask.

They were selling some hand sanitizer but I am not familiar with the brand.

They had a stack of wipes at the checkout area, I picked up a pack. It's two in a pack and it's their in house brand HDX. 7 bucks, good deal. Only one per person

by Anonymousreply 18806/10/2020

r187 You can specify NO SUBSTITUTIONS for any specific item (or all of them.) And if you get a substitution you don't like, you don't have to accept it.

by Anonymousreply 18906/10/2020

I’m going to Costco for the first time since February- anything i should keep an eye out for? (Product-wise?) hopeful for paper towel, brie and brownie brittle!

by Anonymousreply 19006/10/2020

R187 I have only used them for delivery but I assume the interface is the same. When you get to the checkout page you can indicate whether you want substitutions or not. You can set that item by item, or just mark all as yes on substitutions or no subs.

by Anonymousreply 19106/10/2020

The DL wisdom about Wednesday being the slowest shopping day holds true. I ventured to Trader Joe's today just before 10am and there were only two people ahead of me in line! Usually the line stretches around the side of the building.

Everything appeared to be in stock.

by Anonymousreply 19206/10/2020

Sylvia, is that the one near S'liberty?

(haven't been home in eons, can't remember if there are others in town or not)

by Anonymousreply 19306/10/2020

[quote] I’m going to Costco for the first time since February- anything i should keep an eye out for? (Product-wise?) hopeful for paper towel, brie and brownie brittle!

R190, my Costco did not have the Kirkland TP, I got the Marathon brand, which is 2-ply, but not as fluffy. Also, for a while, my Costco had closed down the coffee grinder, so I didn't bother looking for it. I called Costco later and their coffee grinder is actually back open, due to customer request. Don't forget to get cherries!

by Anonymousreply 19406/10/2020

I got a grocery delivery and the chip bag the whole top was open, wide open. WTF? I tossed them.

by Anonymousreply 19506/10/2020

LOL r195, was your delivery guy Jeff Spicoli?

by Anonymousreply 19606/10/2020

R193 Yes, but there are now others in the south hills and north hills.

by Anonymousreply 19706/10/2020

WeHo Sprouts 6pm Wed. Maybe 8 people in the store, only one customer ahead of me in the check out line. Everything seemed to be in stock, but I don't check for paper or sanitizing products, because I get them through subscription services.

It was eerie seeing all the businesses boarded up on Santa Monica, with the exception of 24 Hour Fitness.

by Anonymousreply 19806/10/2020

R187, what's with the coyness about what you are ordering? Extra small cherry flavored condoms or nothing at all, is it?

by Anonymousreply 19906/10/2020

R190, toilet paper at Costco has been really intermittent. Sometimes they have Northern or Angel Soft or whatever their usual brand is and Kirkland, sometimes they have none. Last week I went and they had small packs of some brand I never heard of. I think about 12 rolls. If you see toilet paper, get it because they may not have it next week, even now. Same at Sams Club. They didn’t have tp this week either.

Last week an employee told me they had just gotten in thermometers so I got one. It’s the kind you put on your forehead. The employee said they would be gone by end of day.

They also had bleach wipes, not Clorox, but some in an enclosed box. Another employee told me they wouldn’t last past a day either.

I went to some grocery store and looked for vitamin D and C and they didn’t have any, so I went to Costco. They had it on sale. Now is a good time to get vitamins before the second wave comes. I got a multivitamin too.

My local Costco is run by a prepper, and he’s expanded the bulk foods aisle to two aisles. Flour, sugar, oil and nuts, and another aisle of mostly beans, rice and grains like quinoa and dry packaged foods like lentil soup and shelf stable riced cauliflower in a pack. I love that store. He’s very good at figuring out what people will need.

by Anonymousreply 20006/11/2020

Costco lost my mail order shipment, so I am not very happy with them at the moment.

by Anonymousreply 20106/11/2020

Are we still to avoid pork?

by Anonymousreply 20206/11/2020

When were we avoiding pork? Do you think the virus is living on a dead pork chop that you've cooked? Because, it's not. Or is it a moral stance in solidarity with the workers?

by Anonymousreply 20306/11/2020

Where have you been R203? This discussion was in the earlier thread which came about because of Covid cases and the prior deregulation of the Pork industry.

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by Anonymousreply 20406/12/2020

My store seems to have the Charmin Essentials, I like the regular Charmin better but it beats Scott brand

by Anonymousreply 20506/12/2020

Now all the brands claim they are double rolls or more. I saw one brand that claimed 18 rolls were the same as 72 rolls, but they didn’t look as big as the regular Costco double rolls.

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by Anonymousreply 20706/12/2020

Chicago, near northwest suburbs.


Last night I checked their website and they showed "Limited Stock" for Clorox wipes, while other nearby Targets showed none.

Store opens at 8AM. I was there. About 6 people ahead of me.

When I got to the aisle for Clorox, a woman was exiting the aisle with a shrink wrapped set of 3 Clorox Wipes canisters. I said "Oh, Wow!" and she said with a grin "Yes".

Although most of the shelves in the aisle were empty, there was 2-3 similar packages of 3 canisters. I grabbed one, put it in my cart and hurried away.

I put a couple other things in my cart and covered up the wipes to discourage cart pilfering.

Sadly, I had gone to the store today to get a copy of the 75th Anniversary Version of GWTW which is currently on sale for $5.00. (I don't have a copy and copies are getting harder and harder to find.) After searching unsuccessfully, a clerk checked and said that it was on order, but the shipment had not yet arrived. I should call back to check in a day or so.

by Anonymousreply 20806/12/2020

I placed an InstaCart order at 9:30 this morning and just got a text at 11:00 that shopping has started. It might actually happen!

by Anonymousreply 20906/12/2020

[quote]Chicago, near northwest suburbs.

You have my sympathies, gurl.

by Anonymousreply 21006/12/2020

I placed a Shipt Order at 6:30 AM and got it delivered at 9. Everything was correct and I got TP and Paper Towel. So things are slowing down now the quarantine is over, though I am still avoiding stores.

by Anonymousreply 21106/12/2020

R209 here. I got my order delivered at noon. I got toilet paper and, believe it not, flour and yeast.

You have to stay in touch with the shopper, tho. She did a great job overall but tried to change legal sized mailing envelopes with plastic freezer bags. lol. I told her to look in the stationary aisle and she found them but a good job.

by Anonymousreply 21206/12/2020

[quote]I told her to look in the stationary aisle and she found them but a good job.

I hope all of the aisles are stationary. Except in an earthquake.

by Anonymousreply 21306/12/2020

The Qurantine is not over.

If you are able to stay home, stay home.

Business openings are just that.

by Anonymousreply 21406/12/2020

[quote]The Qurantine is not over.

Oh, dear.

Are you a Muslim?

by Anonymousreply 21506/12/2020

Yes, thank you for coming to my eid.

by Anonymousreply 21606/12/2020

I hate to give up my secret, but clorox wipes, clorox, Lysol, and other cleaning products as well as BOunty paper towels can often be found at Home Depot and Lowes. The last time I bought any was there.

by Anonymousreply 21706/12/2020

At this point, I've been stocking up on non perishables. So when the spike comes all I'll need is chicken, vegetables and fruit. Eggs bread and milk.

by Anonymousreply 21806/12/2020

Get your eggs now and freeze them, R218.

by Anonymousreply 21906/12/2020

r219 Why? My biological clock still has plenty of time left!

by Anonymousreply 22006/12/2020

Right now I have 4 dozen eggs in the fridge. I use about one dozen a week and I can stretch that out if I have to. I have used eggs that were a month or even two at most past expiration date and they were fine. I think I'm going to buy a bag of good quality powdered eggs for an emergency.

by Anonymousreply 22106/13/2020

Ladies and gentlemen, meet R221.

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A hundred eggs....a THOUSAND EGGS!

LOL R222

by Anonymousreply 22306/13/2020

I ordered eggs and the ones I got are brown. I know this is dumb but will they taste different?

by Anonymousreply 22406/13/2020

They taste browner, r224.

by Anonymousreply 22506/13/2020

White eggs and brown eggs are the same on the inside. A small percentage of either color can be nasty and horrible on the inside. If you find a white egg that is rotten on the inside, don't let that cause you to think all white eggs are rotten. Same with brown eggs.

by Anonymousreply 22606/13/2020

R224 They taste the same!

by Anonymousreply 22706/13/2020

"When it comes to hue of the egg, the key lies in the breed of chicken. In general, white-feathered chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs, and reddish-brown-feathered chickens with red earlobes lay brown eggs. There are also breeds that lay less commonly found blue eggs and speckled eggs."

by Anonymousreply 22806/13/2020

I love eating eggs, so versatile a protein. During the height of quarantine, eggs were sold out or price gouged.

by Anonymousreply 22906/13/2020

And now Aldi has them for .99 a dozen. Looks like the price gouging may be easing. I am stocking up for the second wave. Staples and cleaning supplies that will last into 2021. Can’t hurt.

by Anonymousreply 23006/13/2020

Aldi had flour for sale 1.50 when other stores were sold out or price gouging the fuck out of the stuff. Stuck up on flour too.

by Anonymousreply 23106/13/2020

I was at Ralphs last night at 11pm and they were well stocked on most everything. All the hot topic items were there, except isopropyl alcohol and "wipes" (which I don't buy). I haven't seen flour there in months but that aisle was normal. The TP aisle was fully stocked but all with some odd brand. Plenty of meat despite the horrific shortage that was supposedly coming. I think there were maybe 5 other customers in the entire store. It was great.

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by Anonymousreply 23306/13/2020

Harris Teeter is overflowing

by Anonymousreply 23406/13/2020

I like brown eggs for hard boiling. It's much easier to see the shell to peel it than with white eggs. Other than that they're exactly the same. I like the Pete & Gerry organic eggs, the extra large ones. If I can get jumbo I'll sometimes buy them but I don't see them in brown. With jumbo once in a blue moon your surprised with a double yolk. I love when that happens.

by Anonymousreply 23506/13/2020

R220 that's exactly when you would freeze your eggs.

by Anonymousreply 23606/13/2020

[quote]Harris Teeter is overflowing

Who's she?

by Anonymousreply 23706/13/2020

There is a company that sells a lovely combo of blue and brown eggs at Sprouts. Seeing the blue eggs makes me happy for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 23806/14/2020

I think they're supposed to make you blue, r238.

by Anonymousreply 23906/14/2020

Do blue eggs make blue poo?

by Anonymousreply 24006/14/2020

I had to venture out to the store the other day... Walked in to a store where absolutely no one, seriously, not a single person other than myself had their mask on over their nose. I don't know why I was shocked by that after all the fuckery I've seen, but I was.

by Anonymousreply 24106/14/2020

The average IQ in America is like 97-101. That's why people aren't wearing masks. Hopefully, from this point on, stupidity will become the main risk factor for dying from Covid and we can inch that average up a bit.

by Anonymousreply 24206/14/2020

R242 IQ tests are designed to have an average of 100.

by Anonymousreply 24306/14/2020

And the average American with that IQ is stupid. They just don't want them to feel bad, like giving everyone a trophy.

by Anonymousreply 24406/14/2020

99.9 PERCENT of people wear masks in the street and in the stores.

and 80% social distance.

Social distancing is a harder concept to grasp.

I still can not find lysol disinfectant spray in stores or online.

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by Anonymousreply 24506/14/2020

Yeah, this is starting to get super ridiculous.

Lysol kept saying they'd have spray and wipes in stock in a few months, but they aren't ever going to have enough to meet demand.

by Anonymousreply 24606/14/2020

Is the Lysol/Clorox wipes and cleanser thing a world-wide thing? If not, I'd bet they are just selling their stock to the highest bidders in other countries and Trump's cabal is profiting off it so they don't care.

by Anonymousreply 24706/14/2020

I found knock off chlorox wipes at Harmon's home goods, they had these in stock for almost all of quarantine= 75 sheets for 4 dollars.

Just can not find that spray anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 24806/14/2020

Either that or they’re selling it all to the government or hospitals and doctors’ offices. If that’s the case, hire some more factory workers. Hospitals will need extra supplies for years.

R245, I’ve gone to Walmart at opening time (7:00am here) and Winco near opening time and I’ve found Lysol spray and Lysol aerosol. I was shocked. But the only time I’ve found bleach wipes was off brand at Costco (once) and at Winco.

I’ve also found your best bet is going to the most remote store you can find, in a residential neighborhood or industrial neighborhood. Crowded strip malls in the main drag never have anything. Go to the one at the edge of town.

If you don’t go at opening, forget it.

by Anonymousreply 24906/14/2020

How much are you guys tipping Instacart delivery people? Originally I was tipping around $20 on a $100-$200 total delivery but that kind of seems like a lot at this point.

by Anonymousreply 25006/14/2020

[quote]99.9 PERCENT of people wear masks in the street and in the stores.

Where is this?

by Anonymousreply 25106/14/2020

[quote]How much are you guys tipping Instacart delivery people? Originally I was tipping around $20 on a $100-$200 total delivery but that kind of seems like a lot at this point.

I usually tip 15% in the app, then put another $10 in an envelope under the doormat for the delivery person to pick up when he/she makes the delivery. But then I only use Instacart when I have a coupon for free delivery, and I only use it with Aldi, where I'm saving so much money that I don't mind leaving a decent tip.

by Anonymousreply 25206/14/2020

Large bottles of Hand Sanitizers are available if anyone needs it.

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by Anonymousreply 25306/15/2020

Non-grocery related question. During the middle of the pandemic, insurance companies were saying that they were going to refund customers on their auto insurance because no one was driving. That quickly turned from a refund in to that they were going to lower rates instead... I've seen nothing on either front. Has anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 25406/15/2020

I've been getting a small refund from Allstate applied to my credit card balance every month.

by Anonymousreply 25506/15/2020

R254 Same as Sylvia at R255. We have Progressive and they gave us a 20 percent refund in April and May.

by Anonymousreply 25606/15/2020

My dental insurance is not charging for July. Car insurance, no refunds / no credit.

by Anonymousreply 25706/15/2020

R254 I got a pretty big discount on my Geico auto insurance when it renewed last month.

by Anonymousreply 25806/15/2020

Shoprite in Jersey City is stocked with Lysol and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, looks like the shortage of these items is over for now.

by Anonymousreply 25906/15/2020

Interesting, thanks for the info re: Auto Insurance. I'm going to have to contact my insurance company then.

Also, just got back in from a necessary run to CVS. Half the people had their masks under their noses. Cashiers were not wearing masks and one customer, a, big, fat (over 350 lbs), white guy, in his 40s, kept taking his mask off whenever he crossed paths with someone who was a minority. It was odd.

by Anonymousreply 26006/15/2020

Yes, one city in Jersey (!) has wipes so the shortage for EVERYONE is over!

by Anonymousreply 26106/15/2020

R260: So, either he wants to give it to a minority or catch it from a minority. Mental either way.

by Anonymousreply 26206/15/2020

My car insurance company, Ameriprise through Costco, sent me a refund check in May in the amount of 10% of the premium. A nice surprise. Until I saw my six-month renewal rate to start June 1. Higher than it's ever been.

by Anonymousreply 26306/15/2020

I ordered more, r253.


by Anonymousreply 26406/15/2020

[quote]Shoprite in Jersey City is stocked with Lysol and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, looks like the shortage of these items is over for now.

Jersey City = the entire country now. Got it.

by Anonymousreply 26506/15/2020

R265 It makes sense that Jersey City would get Lysol sooner than the rest of us. The factory that makes Lysol is in New Jersey.

by Anonymousreply 26606/15/2020

Yes, R266, but do you see how the city where the factory is located getting some stock does not automatically translate into plenty of stock for the rest of the country? R259's proclamation is a bit premature.

by Anonymousreply 26706/16/2020

r267 missed the more salient point, that r259's proclamation was a comma splice.

by Anonymousreply 26806/16/2020

I have a Whole Foods via Amazon delivery coming any time now. I ordered a 48oz bag of Gala apples, which were out of stock, so the shopper replaced it with ONE Gala apple. ONE.

by Anonymousreply 26906/16/2020

R258 I got that discount from GEICO too

by Anonymousreply 27006/16/2020

R254, I received a discount from GEICO as well. It amounted to a monthly payment so I didn't pay that month. I think it was my May payment that was skipped.

by Anonymousreply 27106/16/2020

I received two rebate checks from my auto insurance company -- for a whopping total of $20.36.

by Anonymousreply 27206/16/2020

AAA auto insurance refund: $7.67 check. Why bother. Just give me a credit at renewal. Geeze. And ONE apple..... now that’s funny!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 27306/16/2020

People when you're having a tough time finding cleaning products, paper toweling, and other things in that category get creative. We can't shop the way we used to. Try Office Depot, Home Depot, Lowes, trying paint stores like Sherwin Williams, and Ace Hardware, and yeah, Target, Because if you expect to find stuff at Kroger, Public, Vons, Ralphs, etc.etc. you won't. I have become a "shopper." I give myself 15 minutes to wander around in stores off my beaten path, and more often than not I get lucky.

by Anonymousreply 27406/16/2020

Made a trip to Walmart and Sam's Club this morning.

Walmart had several shelves of Wipes available in varying sizes from large containers to multi-packs. No disinfectant spray.

They had a lot of hand sanitizer, large refill bottles, as well as 8 oz bottles from Germ-X, as well as an end cap stocked full of that Art Naturals brand that seemed to pop up once all the other manufacturers were out. Interestingly enough they took away the sign limiting the hand sanitizer and soap.

There was absolutely no fresh meat available in the store.

Sam's Club was re-stocked with the large 25 lb bags of rice, a ton of Scott's TP (for those who like it) as well as Charmin. They had Nitrile gloves and masks as well. They did not have any fresh red meat or chicken available, but plenty of pork.

This is in Los Angeles.

by Anonymousreply 27506/16/2020

R267 My point was that if Lysol is showing up in New Jersey where the factory is located, it could be a signal that the rest of the country will shortly follow. There is a Pepperidge Farms factory in my area, and we often receive new flavors of their products in our stores around two weeks before they go national.

by Anonymousreply 27606/16/2020

I just got another three pack of wipes from Walmart online - Clorox wipes. Also got one of the big hand sanitizer thingies shared above.

by Anonymousreply 27706/16/2020

Quality control issues continue.

Items are sitting in the warehouse and on shelves longer than usual and are expiring sooner.

I tried to return a spoiled beverage from a purchase I made the day before and was told by management (with an attitude!!)  that "because of the pandemic we don't accept returns".

I don't need any more aggravation in my life so I dropped the argument but I won't spend another nickel in that shop.

by Anonymousreply 27806/16/2020

R278 Whether they "accept" the physical item or not, it shouldn't stop them from giving you a credit.

by Anonymousreply 27906/16/2020

[quote]There is a company that sells a lovely combo of blue and brown eggs at Sprouts. Seeing the blue eggs makes me happy for some reason.

The different color shells supposedly indicate different amino acid ratios in the eggs.

R275, where in Los Angeles is there a Sam's Club?

by Anonymousreply 28006/16/2020

R278, you’ve come to the right place.

If you still have the receipt, you march right back up there and you tell them that they absolutely will give you your money back. It’s there choice if they want the product back but if demand a refund. And many grocery stores offer double money back on unsatisfied purchases. Make sure to ask about that too.

I had to do this the other day when I was refused a refund. I told them they could throw the product in the trash or I would but that was completely irrelevant to whether or not I was getting my money back. Then he tried to just give me my money back but I insisted on the guarantee and I got double my money back on both items.

These hedge funds have too much money as it is and are not getting another red cent out of me for rotten products.

by Anonymousreply 28106/16/2020

R42, The eyes give the game away.

by Anonymousreply 28206/16/2020

R281 = Karen.

by Anonymousreply 28306/16/2020

I think Crystal Gayle had a song called "Don't It Make My Brown Eggs Blue".

by Anonymousreply 28406/17/2020

More like KAREN, r283.

by Anonymousreply 28506/17/2020

Doormat @r285

by Anonymousreply 28606/17/2020

I posted at R277 - this is maybe my third or fourth order from WM thanks to fellow posters, who have been so kind to post when things are available.

One thing I noticed is that WM seems to be sourcing their items not from a central shipping warehouse but from individual store locations. I ordered seven items total in this latest order and they are sending me, like, five different packages, because they seem to be pulling from whatever store has it. Interesting way to do it, I guess it gets the job done, but unusual.

by Anonymousreply 28706/17/2020

R287, I had that experience last week with Dick's Sporting Goods. I placed it as one order but they shipped it as three and attempted to charge me shipping on all three.

I called them right up and got the shipping charge removed from the other two orders. It's ONE order.

by Anonymousreply 28806/17/2020

Standing up for your rights is not a Karen move. It's what an adult with a brain and sense of pride does. Learn the difference.

by Anonymousreply 28906/17/2020

[quote] If you still have the receipt, you march right back up there and you tell them that they absolutely will give you your money back. It’s there choice if they want the product back but if demand a refund.

R289, depends what you think your "rights" are and also depends on the approach taken. When I hear the word "march," I do think of a Karen-type person. What about just asking for a refund, presenting your receipt, and explaining how the item is defective? That usually works.

by Anonymousreply 29006/17/2020

I think it has more to do with the way certain people go about it, R289. There's standing up for what's right, and there's "being a Karen" which typically involves obnoxious egotistical behavior. I personally hate that there's a name attached to it. I liked it better when they were referred to as "Speak to the Manager" people and it was more about the stupid haircut combined with the nasty tude. You know the haircut........

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by Anonymousreply 29106/17/2020

Where are the Charmin and Bounty? The supermarkets in my area (southeast Pennsylvania) all have plenty of toilet paper and at least some paper towels now - including name brands like Cottonelle and Brawny - but never so much as a single roll of Charmin or Bounty.

What the hell is wrong with P&G? How can we be THREE MONTHS into the epidemic and one of the largest consumer products corporations in the world can't keep its most popular products on supermarket shelves?

by Anonymousreply 29206/17/2020

I was at the grocery store last night and the TP aisle was crammed full of inventory. All was some rando brand I've never heard of. I didn't need any but was just curious.

by Anonymousreply 29306/17/2020

I went to a Kroger in a part of town I'm not usually in this afternoon. Shitty. Tons of empty shelf space everywhere. Selling only the basics of most items. Still don't have corn meal or chlorine bleach or my favorite canned soups. They are trying to spread out what inventory they have, and things are ending up in the wrong places, making it all very confusing. I wonder if Kroger isn't shitifying this location in order to create justification to close it. It's a pretty bad neighborhood and I noticed they have 2 armed security officers working there.

by Anonymousreply 29406/17/2020

R292, try Target for Charmin.

by Anonymousreply 29506/17/2020 has bulk Charmin, and their own brand (Prince & Spring) which is just as good.

by Anonymousreply 29606/17/2020

R292 My Sam's Club has been having large packs of Bounty the last few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 29706/17/2020

[quote] where in Los Angeles is there a Sam's Club?

They're all over -- I have two near me (in the San Gabriel Valley.) Not sure where you are, but the closest ones to LA proper would be Torrance, Long Beach, Gardena, and South Gate.

by Anonymousreply 29806/17/2020

[quote] I personally hate that there's a name attached to it. I liked it better when they were referred to as "Speak to the Manager" people

Then stop using the name. It's annoying and meaningless. Not worthy of the DL lexicon.

by Anonymousreply 29906/17/2020

I’m using Instacart and it’s a fucking godsend.

by Anonymousreply 30006/17/2020

Costco in Pittsburgh had both Clorox and Kirkland sanitizing wipes in stock!

by Anonymousreply 30106/17/2020

I don't, cunt @R299. So fuck off and stop being so nasty.

by Anonymousreply 30206/17/2020

[quote]They're all over -- I have two near me (in the San Gabriel Valley.) Not sure where you are, but the closest ones to LA proper would be Torrance, Long Beach, Gardena, and South Gate.

Thanks, r298. I'm in the San Fernando Valley and also go into downtown L.A. and have never seen a Sam's Club, so I didn't realize we had some out here. I associate that warehouse store with Ohio, because my mother used to talk about it.

by Anonymousreply 30306/17/2020

A place I get delivery from is relaxing the standards. They're very responsible and wear a mask but they'll come in the house now and leave it on the table in the living instead of just leaving it outside. He did this because it was raining out.

by Anonymousreply 30406/18/2020

Target sucks, and is run by fat, stupid cunts.

by Anonymousreply 30506/19/2020

Target does suck and Costco sucks even worse, at least online. Amazon isn't much better. I hate to say it but the only place that came through during this is Walmart.

by Anonymousreply 30606/19/2020

R306 yeah, Walmart has been consistent for sure

by Anonymousreply 30706/19/2020

Ditto, R306. And Walmart is actually getting better. The last three grocery pickups I've done have been almost perfect--today was the best. No substitutions, and only two minor items out of stock (on a >$100 order.) And they brought the stuff out to my car less than two minutes after I arrived.

by Anonymousreply 30806/19/2020

R287 & R288

I'm not sure if Dicks allows 3rd party sellers on their web site, but Walmart and Amazon in particular do. That could very well be why the items are being shipped separately and may include additional shipping charges. If you order 5 items at once, it's possible some of those items may not be getting shipped directly from Walmart or Amazon's warehouses, some may be shipped directly to you from the 3rd party seller.

by Anonymousreply 30906/19/2020

Local Giant in suburban DC Saturday AM (June 20): mostly empty shelves where canned soup, kitchen detergent, and frozen pizza should be. More than 3 months after the virus hit, stll many problems in manufacturing plants and supply chains.

by Anonymousreply 31006/20/2020

I'm noticing the problem with canned soup as well. I'm ordering stuff for a friend and soup is really hit-and-miss for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 31106/20/2020

the infection rate is rising ,people know this shit is going anywhere and are stocking up.

by Anonymousreply 31206/20/2020

Well, if the virus spread gets worse again, as it seems it is, a lot of governors claim they will not shut down. But my worry is the supply chain. Because if agriculture workers and food processing plants are affected, then we will have shortages of all kinds of stuff. So I have my own personal inventory. I can hold out for months. I have canned tuna, rice, dried beans, pasta and canned milk, and my freezer is full. My canned goods are fine too.

by Anonymousreply 31306/20/2020

The shortage of products lasted about 2 weeks here in the UK, you've been able to buy anything you like since the beginning of April.

Most grocery stores aren't very busy now either.

by Anonymousreply 31406/20/2020

Yes, but the UK has to face the future with Brexit and that has not been settled yet and there will be shortages if Brexit isn't done in an orderly organized fashion. Y'all will be eating cheese, root vegetables, and tough mutton for months.

by Anonymousreply 31506/20/2020

stock up now, as much as you are able, things look grim.

by Anonymousreply 31606/20/2020

[quote] I'm noticing the problem with canned soup as well. I'm ordering stuff for a friend and soup is really hit-and-miss for some reason.

IMO, Target has the best prices & selection on Progresso. Stock would depend on your area.

by Anonymousreply 31706/20/2020

I got another perfect delivery from Whole Foods this morning. Perfect, except for the fact that I forgot to order two things, cherry tomatoes and sour cream, and sour cream was the thing running out of which made me place the order in the first place. I do this ALL THE TIME.

by Anonymousreply 31806/21/2020

R318 do you have milk? Heavy cream? White vinegar? Make your own if you do!

by Anonymousreply 31906/21/2020

I'm just going to buy some tomorrow, r319. But thank you.

by Anonymousreply 32006/21/2020

I just stopped into Gabe's today and noticed they had a lot of bulk size bottles of hand sanitizer for around $10-$15 each. They also had a lot of 3 ply disposable masks, but they were rather overpriced at $49 for a box of 50.

by Anonymousreply 32106/21/2020

R317, Big Lots often has good deals on Progresso Soup and Healthy Choice Soup as well. Limited selection but definitely cheaper than I would pay at the big chain stores.

by Anonymousreply 32206/21/2020

Picked up some scripts and tried to stockpile some TP at the local CVS a few blocks from me. Unfortunately, they are selling a ton of comfort plus Scott’s TP. I don’t like cp because it clogs up the pipes (similar to Charmin/Cottonelle). I guess I am still off to Target tomorrow to get my regular Scott’s TP.

by Anonymousreply 32306/21/2020

CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA due to the potential presence of a toxic chemical.

The FDA has discovered methanol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through skin or ingested, in samples of Lavar Gel and CleanCare No Germ hand sanitizers, both produced by the Mexican company. Eskbiochem did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN. The FDA recommends that consumers avoid the following brands of hand sanitizers produced by Eskbiochem: All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)

Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)

Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)

The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)

CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)

Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

by Anonymousreply 32406/22/2020

R321 here, I wonder if that's why R324, thanks for sharing.

by Anonymousreply 32506/22/2020

Amazon Pantry seems to be a bit better stocked this week. They have a lot of canned soup, chili, etc., and even Coke, which was unavailable for at least the past month. Still not much in the baking department -- no flours of any kind.

Instacart keeps sending me discount coupons and offers if I don't use them for a few weeks. Just got one for $10 off. So I've been doing three weeks at Walmart (pickup) and one at Aldi (delivery.) I noticed that Aldi is now offering curbside pickup (through Instacart) and the "delivery' fee is only $1.99, so I may have to try that soon. There are still some things that are difficult to find. Neither store ever seems to have lamb. Walmart has a very limited meat selection in general (at least for online ordering.) I haven't been able to get buttermilk the past two weeks. And although I couldn't find the kind of canned soup I was ordering for a friend, Walmart had it for delivery (free shipping); the only downside was that you had buy some of them in four-packs. Target has canned stuff for shipping as well.

by Anonymousreply 32606/22/2020

well,damn! i guess we are better off making our own sanitizer!

by Anonymousreply 32706/23/2020

I almost bought a bunch of that CleanCare from Sam's last week.

by Anonymousreply 32806/23/2020

All stocked up, finally! Several trips to different stores and websites to get everything I needed for storage. I feel much better now that it is out of the way!

by Anonymousreply 32906/23/2020

I have a half dozen canisters of wipes now.

Caught up on almost everything but still NO Lysol, anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 33006/23/2020

Well the numbers are definitely going up. and this is the end of June. I'm thinking by October we'll see supply chain disruptions.

by Anonymousreply 33106/24/2020

FYI, online tattoo supply companies are a good source for gloves and disinfecting materials. Some even have masks.

by Anonymousreply 33206/24/2020

I read today that cleaning our keyboards with vinegar and water, using a toothbrush, is effective.

by Anonymousreply 33306/24/2020

If you've ever seen the results of a keyboard swab you'd use lysol. They have more coliforms than toilets.

by Anonymousreply 33406/24/2020

I hate lysol, though. It makes my head ache.

by Anonymousreply 33506/24/2020

[quote]Caught up on almost everything but still NO Lysol, anywhere.

I was at CVS over the weekend, and they had plenty of their Total Home brand disinfecting spray, which is on the EPA list. It was a store in a somewhat less busy area than the one where I usually shop, and I was surprised at how much in-demand stuff they had in stock compared to my store. They had big bottles of Purell, rubbing alcohol and masks behind the counter, and lots of bottles of 70% hand sanitizer spray in bowls all over the place. It can pay off to go to stores in less-traveled areas.

by Anonymousreply 33606/24/2020

my motto right now is If you see something buy it. Don't hoard or grab all the product, but buy things when you see them. I just bought one 6 pack of toilet paper. Last week, I bought one spray bottle of Clorox disinfectant. I have 16 reusable cloth masks, I have about 25 of those blue disposable masks. I have two N95 respirator masks. I feel like I need to get a few more N95 masks for special occasions, when you need more protection.

by Anonymousreply 33706/24/2020

R337 I've given up trying to find N95 masks and have been buying Korean-made K94 masks. They're very comfortable.

I keep stockpiling cloths masks even though we have more than enough. I think I'm slipping into the hoarder mindset there: "if I can just buy enough masks, we'll be safe!"

by Anonymousreply 33806/24/2020

I was able to score a couple of bottles of Lysol all purpose cleaner in the bulk refill sizes at Wal-Mart. No aerosol spray though.

by Anonymousreply 33906/24/2020

I have a lot of pantry stuff and cleaning products. But I worry about the meat and poultry. I think we're going to have problems with that in the late Fall.

by Anonymousreply 34006/24/2020

R338, I'm right there with you! I find that I'm now hoarding masks instead of toilet paper.

I ordered 50 from Amazon back in April. I never received them and reached out to the seller. They were coming from overseas (I didn't realize this when I ordered them). I emailed the seller on June 12 and gave them until June 26th to either receive them or request a refund. They provided a refund. I can now buy masks at Dollar Tree (and have - 5 for $3) and purchased a 10 pack from Target. I also bought 2 fashionable reusable masks from Target.

I'm still buying toilet paper but not hoarding. I prefer Scott Comfort Plus. It's been hard to find in Morris County, NJ so I've been buying Cottonelle. Cottonelle seems to have fewer sheets per roll than SCP. Whenever I use a package, I buy another.

I haven't been buying soup as its hot as hell right now. I haven't needed any anti-bacterial wipes either. I have a huge selection of anti-bacterial sprahs already from shopping before COVID-19. I'm always trying something new. I actually found some Lysol anti-bacterial spray specifically for kitchens in my under-sink cabinet. Most of the stores I shop at are pretty well stocked.

by Anonymousreply 34106/24/2020

My dealer delivers. Jealous, much?

by Anonymousreply 34206/24/2020

I wouldn't know where to start with finding a mask. The only ones I have seen were all for foreign websites and looked like scams

by Anonymousreply 34306/24/2020

Just received my car insurance bill (every 6 months). Total amount due is about $100 lower than normal. I haven't yet compared this time with last time, so $100 is a ballpark figure. (Approx. $600 to $500.)

by Anonymousreply 34406/24/2020

Holy crap. I'm watching Brianna showing a clip from Palm Beach county. Their stoopid knows no bounds.

by Anonymousreply 34506/24/2020

Just got a Walmart Grocery order in which 70 percent of the items were sold out. It begins again, folks.

by Anonymousreply 34606/24/2020

R346: Yep! People are home - watching the news, stats etc - and see the numbers going up! The smart ones are doing the same as us. So glad I am done.

by Anonymousreply 34706/24/2020

you can buy non medical 3-layer disposable masks on shophq. I think qvc has them too.

by Anonymousreply 34806/24/2020

R341, buy canned soup now. Last winter the shelves were bare of soup in some grocery stores near me. For weeks. The minute it turns cold and people don’t want to leave the house, soup and chili will be gone. Both were impossible to find last March and April.

A lot of canned foods were not available. Anything with no salt added was the first to go, like canned beans or vegetables. Low sodium canned goods were the next to go. Then no sugar added canned fruit.

Some of the things that were out at Sams Club, which has more junk food than Costco, were prepared meals in a can or box, like Mac and cheese, canned ravioli and spaghettios, Dinty Moore, etc. That’s the same reason soup has been out, it’s a meal in a can.

Costco still hasn’t brought back canned beef which has been out since about February. They finally quit rationing canned tuna and chicken, after about four months of one package per customer. I went to buy vitamin C this at Costco last weekend and the clerk told me I could buy only one.

Garlic supplements are supposed to help your immune system. Buy vitamins while you can, a lot of store shelves were scarce or empty even a few weeks ago.

About convenience foods, there’s been studies done about this in countries where they have wars and social unrest. Anything that’s a one serving meal in a can goes first. Ingredients you need to prepare to cook ordinarily go last.

When we started seeing flour and yeast shortages, that’s because people were afraid they couldn’t go out to get bread. It wasn’t their first choice. It was their last choice.

Another thing we’ve discussed on here before is cornbread mixes. Jiffy makes blueberry muffin mix, pizza crust mix, banana bread mix and yellow cake mix. The mix makes the size of a loaf pan or a one layer cake mix, and they’re easy to add dried or fresh fruit and nuts.

Cases are going up because cities opened up. And it’s the dead of summer. Just wait until the temperature drops, you’re going to want to nail the front door shut.

by Anonymousreply 34906/24/2020

I wouldn't buy masks on Amazon, lots of fake and poor quality goods from who knows where...

by Anonymousreply 35006/24/2020

Costco is selling cotton masks and what looks like surgical masks, but they look low quality. One box says something about “okay for walking the dog,” in other words, not for a high exposure area.

by Anonymousreply 35106/24/2020

Crap, I thought we were going to have a couple of months breathing room on the shopping front. I better get an extra paper towel/TP jumbo pack at costco.

by Anonymousreply 35206/24/2020

I have a few drinks I shouldn't drink but do (Snapple and the occasional diet soda) and none of the stores near me have had either of them for a month now.

by Anonymousreply 35306/24/2020

In what order would you rate how the big places have handled things during the new normal, from best to worst and I'm talking online only, not stores that make it impossible to shelter in place by selling in store only?


Amazon (only for food through Amazon Fresh and Whole foods but not bad for everything else)

Walgreens (not great but but too bad)

Target (pretty bad but not the worst)

CVS (terrible but still not the worst)

Costco (terrible, close to the worst)

Fresh Direct (the worst)

I've not been to my large nationally known supermarkets so I don't know but if you have been to yours feel free to include them

by Anonymousreply 35406/24/2020

1. (Decent - if you’re lucky with timing).

2. (Missed bag - great for PPE/home goods minus wipes. I even found my favorite chicken rice which is not available anywhere else).

3. (Terrible - I must go to the store for everything I want).

I haven’t tried the other stores online (I like CVS in person though).

by Anonymousreply 35506/24/2020

I can get practically everything I need from Costco through their Instacart delivery, but every item costs at least $4 more than it would if I dragged my ass to the store.

by Anonymousreply 35606/24/2020

Oh yeah — Fresh Direct - Horrible! I gave up on them after none of the items I wanted were available.

by Anonymousreply 35706/24/2020

Anyone here use Borax? I haven't been able to find it recently here in the Northeast US.

by Anonymousreply 35806/24/2020

Target is for sure the most exasperating.

by Anonymousreply 35906/24/2020

Look. If you can buy canned tuna do it. But avoid using it right now. And yes, buy soups. My hope is that I can just worry about milk and eggs by October. This is the spike we thought we'd get in the Fall but it's happening now, and we'll probably get another one in the Fall.

by Anonymousreply 36006/24/2020

I just got word that we are even running out of disinfecting wipes at work and I work at a very high prioritized place. that is extremely worrying to me if even we can't get them.

by Anonymousreply 36106/24/2020

1. Walmart (pickup)

2. Aldi (Instacart delivery)

3. Target and Walmart shipping (non-perishables only)

4. Amazon shipping (non-perishables only)

5. Ralphs (pickup)

6. Target (pickup) - stupid because you have to use the phone app in order to pickup outside, and they only have non-perishables.

7. Amazon Pantry

I don't have Amazon Fresh in my area, and I haven't tried Whole Foods delivery/pickup, although it is available.

by Anonymousreply 36206/24/2020

I always get wipes from Harmon's.

There is no limit to purchase now and I have 7 canisters at work and 4 at home,

It's their brand of wipes not Clorox.

I work in an open office with tons of greasy computer stations and putrid counter spaces.

Harmons' had a few germ x hand sanitizers and I picked up two bottles, the prices are good. The hand sanitizer was only 3 dollars and the wipes are only 4 dollars for a 75 count, plus sales tax.

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I'll likely change my plans going into fall with regards to what I keep in the freezer. Back in March I stocked up on meats as well as frozen vegetable blends. In hindsight I should have just stocked up on meats for the freezer.

Bags of frozen vegetables just take up way too much space. There wasn't a scarcity of fresh vegetables during this first lockdown. I can handle going out once a week for a few fresh items like vegetables and eggs.

by Anonymousreply 36406/24/2020

[quote]It's their brand of wipes not Clorox.

Unless it's on the CDC's list, it's not guaranteed to be effective against fighting coronavirus.

by Anonymousreply 36506/24/2020

Has anyone done an Amazon Fresh order?

It looks similar to Whole Foods' interface (obviously also on the Amazon web site) but I don't see anywhere where it tells you to pick substitutions yes/no. I want to try Fresh but am worried they will substitute things.

Also wondering if anyone here has ever done a delivery from a Safeway store?

by Anonymousreply 36606/24/2020

R364 I totally agree, just started dehydrating veggies (onion, celery, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini ,spinach, scallions) and strawberries/peaches keeping them in jars so I can leave the freezer space for meat/chicken

by Anonymousreply 36706/24/2020

The stores in the UK now aren't that busy and have everything in stock (same in Italy so my friend says). They're even starting to put stuff on sale prices to attract customers, don't understand why the US is having such terrible problems?

by Anonymousreply 36806/24/2020

There are plenty of shady wipes manufacturers who are pushing their "kills 99.9% of bacteria" and not addressing THE VIRUS efficacy.

Viruses are NOT Bacteria.

by Anonymousreply 36906/24/2020

Any spray that is mold (mould) remover will kill bacteria and viruses.

Same basic ingredients.

by Anonymousreply 37006/24/2020

R368, I think they’re probably sending PPE and foodstuffs to hospitals and government facilities first. Including the military.

Second, Trump may be diverting some stuff and selling it to China. There have been rumors about that. You’re right, there’s just no legitimate reason why manufacturers can’t step up a lot of this by now.

What’s really suspicious to me is I used to work in the food business here, and I know very big retailers like Walmart, Costco and Sam’s Club have contracts with food manufacturers that are ironclad, and if there was ever the slightest bit of extra production anywhere, they would get first dibs. The reason is, even though their contract prices are fixed a year in advance (including promotional sale prices one month a year), due to volume, every manufacturer wants to keep them happy. Most companies would go broke if they lost Walmart for example. So there’s a big incentive to bend over backwards to get them what they want.

There’s been talk in the U.S. about Trump activating an emergency order mechanism to get manufacturers to produce more of certain items. For the most part, he hasn’t used his power to do that. The only reason would be his rich friends don’t want him to. He’s not savvy enough to understand if he asked for it, they would do it and make money. He just hears grumbling and thinks he should do whatever they want. Which is nothing, because that’s the easiest for them. If Obama was there, I’m pretty sure there would be very few shortages. Because he would be up their asses asking why. Trump doesn’t care.

I think there’s also got to be a black market somewhere, because smart companies see an opportunity to make money. But it’s not a black market for consumers. It’s got to be for commercial interests and resale, probably overseas.

Watch, when Biden gets in, these shortages will miraculously disappear. Because he’s going to ask why.

by Anonymousreply 37106/24/2020

R371 I think it's called 'The Gray (Grey) Market', stuff destined for US stores is ending up elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 37206/24/2020

R366, with Amazon Fresh you have a chance to write sort of a note to them and you can edit it as you like. In mine the first thing I say is no substitution on anything I've ordered and and only once did they mistakenly send a substitute (and I order from them a lot) I went to live chat as they no longer have phone service and the customer service person immediately took it off my credit card and told me I could keep the item or dispose of it, whatever I wanted. I didn't have to return it. I gave it to a neighbor as I don't use what they sent me.

I really like Amazon Fresh.. Back in late March and April and early May it was very difficult to get a slot now they're back to being easy to get, at least in my zip code. That might change if the virus comes back bad in NYC. They're pretty good about having everything I order too, but sometimes since I don't take substitutes things are left out.

Oh and Amazon Fresh accepts food stamps, Whole Foods ordered through Amazon does not for some strange reason because my friend told me they accept it if you go directly to Whole Foods stores.

by Anonymousreply 37306/24/2020

thanks R373

by Anonymousreply 37406/24/2020

I don't know why Amazon Fresh won't come to my area. I live in LA County, in a densely populated area. But it's not a high income area, so maybe that's why? I can get Whole Foods delivery, but no Amazon Fresh.

by Anonymousreply 37506/24/2020

Yeehaw! I finally found my Scott TP today!

by Anonymousreply 37606/24/2020

R376 Can Now Shit Freely!

by Anonymousreply 37706/24/2020

Yay R376!🧻

I am very picky about TP, Dish Detergent (Dawn), and Laundry Detergent (Tide).

by Anonymousreply 37806/24/2020

You're very welcome R366.

by Anonymousreply 37906/24/2020

Are those of you seeing so many shortages still in parts of the country where cases are skyrocketing? I'm in Illinois and we seem to just be moving along at a steady pace of things reopening and stock starting to show up in stores on a regular basis. Just got some spray cleaner for the first time in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 38006/24/2020

Is it just me or have the prices of meat and dairy gone up EXTRAORDINARILY? My partner and I would normally trim pur diet to exclude these items, but we've got two kids and feel compelled to make full nutritious meals for them. Thank god we've been able to keep our jobs and work at home, but still, I'd say the items I've mentioned have easily gone up by a third and growing kids eat A LOT. And oh, we're in the Southwest if it matters.

by Anonymousreply 38106/24/2020

Why disinfectant is still hard to find months into the pandemic

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by Anonymousreply 38206/25/2020

Why disinfectant is still hard to find months into the pandemic

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by Anonymousreply 38306/25/2020

I just made a run to Sam's Club and the local grocery store, which I haven't been to in months.

Sam's Club no longer has lines to get in and the store wasn't that crowded. They seemed fully stocked with most things except disinfectant wipes.

One thing I noticed is that they now have a lot of Clorox Bleach, 3 per box, however, the bottles are now smaller than they were when I purchased from them two months ago.

Local grocery store, also had everything in stock, but was packed with families and no one had masks over their nose and no one was obeying social distancing rules.

by Anonymousreply 38406/25/2020

[quote]One thing I noticed is that they now have a lot of Clorox Bleach, 3 per box, however, the bottles are now smaller than they were when I purchased from them two months ago.

While corporate America was busy putting out maudlin ads about how we are all in this together and they are there for us, they were actually busy shrinking all their products while raising the prices because we would be less likely to notice. They used the pandemic to cover the speeding up of their screwing of the American public. The American corporate oligarchy is alive and well. Absolute scum.

by Anonymousreply 38506/25/2020

I was at Target In Jersey City this morning they were stocked with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes 75 count containers the sign on the shelf said one to a customer but everyone was taking two. I took 2 and did the rest of my shopping. 5 minutes later when I went by the aisle with the wipes those shelves were bare.

by Anonymousreply 38606/26/2020

I feel so bad. I ran to the pharmacy to pick up my zoloft prescription after I was at the office this morning. the pharmacy had just put out a large display of hand sanitizer and antibacterial had wipes. I was so excited, I loaded up my basket with 6 packages of the wipes.

I told the cashier I totally understood if there were quantity limits but I work for *high priority organization that is almost out of wipes and definitely needs them* and if she had time to and wanted to I would appreciate if she would ask for an override.

I showed her my work id, she did the override and I got the wipes, one package for her, five for work.

get home and they are not on the approved list for work. they will do fabulous for me out and about with a glove on to protect my hand from the wipe but they're not perfect. so, i basically accidentally conned my way into 6 packages.

by Anonymousreply 38706/26/2020

Have posted before but these are the ones approved for use to prevent Coronavirus.

Anything else is not guaranteed to be effective.

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by Anonymousreply 38806/26/2020

Only in Trump's America do we have to make how we clean up after taking a shit a "life management priority."

by Anonymousreply 38906/26/2020


So that is the REAL reason for the shortages. Products sizes were reconfigured ( made smaller) to take advantage of panic buying and increase profits.

Hoarding is a part of the shortages too.

That wapo video explains nothing.

by Anonymousreply 39006/26/2020

I thank you for the video R388. I appreciate that you took the time to post it, but I don't understand what they think the average person is supposed to do. Do we take that list with us and if we find a disinfecting wipe spend two hours looking for those chemicals on the label or just buy one and when we get it home check the ingredients against that list and if it's not a good one the stores won't take it back anyway. Why can't they just list the brand names of which are the good ones?

by Anonymousreply 39106/26/2020

R391 Because it's a government agency making the list? LOL

It is hard to read but it *does* list brand names.

It's kinda confusing because it lists a column that explains what directions you have to look at. For example the Windex disinfecting cleaner I bought says "rotavirus" in one column. It took me a bit to realize it meant follow the directions on the label for rotavirus (in this case, spray and leave on for ten minutes).

by Anonymousreply 39206/26/2020

I just went out to grab a bottle of wine from the local liquor store. People were dining outside at local restaurants like a regular summer day... Large groups, no social distancing or face masks. This is in downtown Jersey City...I hope these people don‘t make our numbers go back up (NJ looks really good now)! At least they are outside🙏

by Anonymousreply 39306/26/2020

I give it one month before NYC, maybe upstate too, NJ, & Connecticut are back to where we were in April, with thousands dying every day. Thanks to the maskless fucks who are not socially distancing in the tri state area and those who will come from the red states by car, bus and train to NYC, many purposely just to infect, probably paid to come by the right. We are never going to be free of this. Things are already getting harder to get online again.

by Anonymousreply 39406/26/2020

too depressing, r394

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by Anonymousreply 39506/26/2020

When you consult the EPA list of products, it's important to search by the EPA register number (which should be on the packaging somewhere, and which the EPA site explains how to use in the search engine) and not by the product's brand name. This is because a lot of those brand names have been registered with the EPA by their manufacturer under the manufacturer's name, which isn't necessarily the brand name under whose label they are sold. For example, a Spic and Span brand spray cleaner I use is on the list, but not as Spic and Span - it's under the manufacturer's name for it: Lonza Formulation DC-103. The EPA regularly updates their list, and you can download it for offline searching.

by Anonymousreply 39606/27/2020

The online troll networks who are feeding the anti- masking crowd and helping to politicize this with a huge assist from religious nuts, and ignorant MAGAts, lead by Trump, Pence and the others, are weakening us. Our economy will be in the shitter, our basic necessities harder to find, and our fragile healthcare system is going to collapse. We have no leadership.

by Anonymousreply 39706/27/2020

There’s a troll on my Nextdoor that says her father is a doctor and he’s brilliant, Coronavirus has been around for decades, It’s no worse than the flu, masks are evil, don’t listen to the CDC and WHO, every cliche of ignorant MAGATs you can think of. She’s using so many ignorant cliches, telling people to do nothing to protect themselves, that I wonder if she’s Russian.

If she isn’t, she’s swallowed every ridiculous Alex Jones conspiracy theory whole. There’s no reaching people like that.

by Anonymousreply 39806/27/2020

Things aren't looking up in this country.

So many opportunities to quell infection rates were deliberately and continue to be undermined.

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by Anonymousreply 39906/27/2020

Things aren't looking up in this country.

So many opportunities to quell infection rates were deliberately and continue to be undermined.

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by Anonymousreply 40006/27/2020

[quote]There’s a troll on my Nextdoor

Nextdoor is frau central. How can you tell trolls apart from the regulars loons on that app?

by Anonymousreply 40106/27/2020

If you are shopping at Walmart and Lysol products are not on the shelf, head to customer service and ask. The Walmart I go to has started keeping these items behind the counter because too many were trying to buy in bulk, and it caused way too many problems for the managers. Now they just keep their supply at Customer Service and hand them out one per shopper.

by Anonymousreply 40206/27/2020

R401, Actually, the most vile trolls on my Nextdoor are entitled white men that worship Trump.

There’s three or four loudly proclaiming that “wearing masks takes away mah rahgts,” and trying to start fights with people. Very anti-mask and very anti-social isolation, but they tell everyone they’re stupid for wearing masks, anyone who does is brainwashed, and ridicule anyone who believes in science or the CDC or WHO. There’s one woman and numerous men.

I used to think they were just random morons, but it’s obvious now that the comments are very targeted. They never talk about how wonderful Trump is, but they’re obvious Trumpers. It’s all about, anyone who tries to make me wear a mask or do anything to protect others is evil, and if you wear a mask you’re an dumb sucker who will believe anything. People are lying to you, you don’t need a mask, quit wearing them. And they keep emphasizing that Coronavirus is nothing and no one should be afraid to get it. It’s like they’re encouraging people to spread the virus. That sounds Russian to me. Putin must want everyone in America to get sick and die.

by Anonymousreply 40306/27/2020

[quote]Putin must want everyone in America to get sick and die.

There can be no question that Putin wants Americans to die, R403.

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by Anonymousreply 40406/27/2020

Coronaviruses have been around for, well, forever. We know this.

But this is the NOVEL coronavirus, a new strain, that is far more deadly than existing ones.

by Anonymousreply 40506/27/2020

[quote]But this is the NOVEL coronavirus, a new strain, that is far more deadly than existing ones.

There's an article that talks about just how novel it is. It seems to grow viral spike covered tentacles once it infects a cell and then those tentacles reach out and grab healthy cells and infect them like zombie octopi. Maybe if they come up with some visuals of that in action these dumb fuckers will pay attention because it will look like a horror movie.

I really like the meme about face masks not being a political statement but an IQ test. So completely fucking accurate. I'll be using that one! Stupid fuckers.

by Anonymousreply 40606/27/2020

I know disinfecting wipes are hard to find, but crashing your car into a distribution center is going too far.

[quote]Two dead, four injured in Walmart distribution center shooting

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by Anonymousreply 40706/27/2020

Recently at "the Pig"....

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by Anonymousreply 40806/28/2020

Where are you guys buying face shields? Can you post some links? TIA!

by Anonymousreply 40906/28/2020

R409 Do you have an Ollie's Bargain Outlet near you? They got a big shipment in last week. My local one still have them in stock.

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by Anonymousreply 41006/28/2020

I love Ollie's, none near me though.

by Anonymousreply 41106/28/2020

For R409.......(they also have all types of disposable gloves)

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by Anonymousreply 41206/29/2020

Oh wait...did you mean face shields, or masks, R409? If you're looking for disposable masks, I ordered mine here:

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by Anonymousreply 41306/29/2020

R412 R413 is Cabeau a reputable site?

I don't see ANY info on where they are located.....makes me wary of ordering from them.

by Anonymousreply 41406/29/2020

Hadn’t been out for supplies in 4 weeks. Surprised how empty the Wally World shelves were. So I bought TP, wipes and hand sanitizer even though I have plenty. No soup, soy sauce, tissues, yoghurt, cereal, olives.....things like that. Very strange. Riverside County California.

by Anonymousreply 41506/30/2020

Everything is becoming harder to get again, at least online.

The CDC announced that there is no longer anyway to control the virus in the United States, that's it gotten too far out of control.

Trump and the GOP will end up killing us all.

by Anonymousreply 41606/30/2020

R414, Cabeau is legit. They're located in Woodland Hills, CA (although manufacturing is in Asia, naturally). They manufacture neck pillows designed specifically for travel & gaming, as well as some other travel accessories. When the pandemic hit & air travel shut down, they jumped into the mask-business.

I ordered two boxes back in April (when they were first made available) and received them in 3-4 days. Two of my friends also ordered from them, and received their masks in 5-7 days.

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by Anonymousreply 41706/30/2020

Somebody tell that Bread Flour Bitch she better get her order in now. has two 5-lb bags of King Arthur for $8.

Buy it now or forever hold your peace, for fuck's sake!

by Anonymousreply 41806/30/2020

R416: Fuck!!😲

by Anonymousreply 41906/30/2020

Thank you R417.

by Anonymousreply 42006/30/2020

Just back from ALDI in CT and tons of TP and flour, not a single napkin or canned tomatoes in sight. No wipes but they had face masks and bleach and plenty of rice.

I’m picking up extra stuff every other week because these mah freedom fuckers are going to cause a SERIOUS monthlong shut down by end of August with their no mask wearing BS. Mark my words.

by Anonymousreply 42106/30/2020

416 where did you see that?

by Anonymousreply 42206/30/2020

Not R416, but here you go:

The coronavirus is spreading too rapidly and too broadly for the U.S. to bring it under control, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.

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by Anonymousreply 42306/30/2020

The CDC article from Daily Kos

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by Anonymousreply 42406/30/2020

Ooops!! Sorry R423. I didn't see your post.

by Anonymousreply 42506/30/2020

I walk by target all the time in Manhattan but I never go in. but today I decided to check out their cleaning products. They had Clorox brand wipes! and Germ X 32oz hand sanitizer! Can only buy 1. I'm gonna go back again later tonight, hopefully it won't be sold out!

by Anonymousreply 42606/30/2020

[quote]Somebody tell that Bread Flour Bitch she better get her order in now. has two 5-lb bags of King Arthur for $8.

Thanks, but I've already ordered (and received) it twice (i.e., four 5-lb. bags.) I've made four loaves of bread so far, and the rest is vacuum-sealed in 1/2-gallon Mason jars. I've also been able to get self-rising, whole wheat, and all-purpose flours. (And masa.)

Now I'm having a hard time finding rye flour.

by Anonymousreply 42706/30/2020

Someone asked about face shields. Sam's Club sells 4-packs of them for $5.

by Anonymousreply 42806/30/2020

Costco is absolutely fucking useless.

by Anonymousreply 42906/30/2020

I just got a case of Kleenex delivered from Costco (.com), and TP is coming tomorrow. (Also batteries, dishwasher detergent, vitamins, and CoQ10. )

by Anonymousreply 43006/30/2020

Well, they were out of Kleenex, wipes, Flonase and literally every other thing on my list.

by Anonymousreply 43106/30/2020

Pittsburgh Costco still has Clorox wipes, but is out of hand sanitizer. Trader Joe's has plenty of paper products.

by Anonymousreply 43207/01/2020

I'm hoping that our Wal-mart magician will find some wipes again today. Have a cart ready to go!

Tried to do an online shipment Costco cart and they seem to be unable still to have toilet paper, paper towels or wipes in stock.

by Anonymousreply 43307/01/2020

Nowadays, you buy what you can get, not what you want. Only variety of frozen California Pizza Kitchen today was "Chicken Fajita." A huge stack of that one flavah. No other in the freezer compartment.

Such is life in Trump's America.

by Anonymousreply 43407/01/2020

r433 My toilet paper order from Costco (placed on 6/26, with 2-day delivery) shows that it was shipped (UPS) on 6/27, but UPS tracking says "shipment ready for UPS" implying that they haven't even received it yet. (They also show a scheduled delivery date of yesterday.) I'm not desperate for TP, but I wonder what's happening.

by Anonymousreply 43507/01/2020

R435 many businesses are doing that, where it shows as shipped so their internal systems show they are meeting their turnaround times.

But it only means they created a label for it, and who the hell knows when it will ship.

Costco and Home Depot took 3-4 weeks on some orders for me. A few places, I've had to cancel the order after 6-8 weeks and no receipt of items.

by Anonymousreply 43607/01/2020

Riverside (California) Wally World was fully stocked today after yesterday’s empty shelves visit. Batteries, wipes (Clorox and house brand) Lysol spray, anti acid pills, TP, tissues, olives etc. like magic. No reason for empty one day and fully stocked the next. Per all your posts, I stocked up for Aug and Sept just in case.

by Anonymousreply 43707/01/2020

I'm in ATL. Went to Kroger this morning at 7:15. The had four or five different varieties of toilet paper, they had paper toweling, they had Clorox disinfectant cleaner but not in a spray bottle just a large jug. We were limited on how much, but I got exactly what I needed. They were pretty well stocked. Left there and stopped a a nearby Publix for produce. They had all the eggs and bacon, sausage, chicken, pork, beef you wanted. Very well stocked. Look. I know there are shortages in some places but I was pleasantly surprised. I imagine with the holiday weekend and this being First of the month, it will be more crowded. I'm glad I went today.

by Anonymousreply 43807/01/2020

Going to venture out this evening (or tomorrow morning) to get 4th of July food. I figured we can watch Independence Day movies and I cook BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, cake etc. I hope it is not crowded/lines around the corner or we will have to eat ice cream and frozen white castle instead. JCGuy if you're here/know - how is SR looking today?

by Anonymousreply 43907/01/2020

Reminder to everyone that today is the first and the Holiday is in a few days so stores are going to be that much more crowded starting today.

Just made it back from a Costco run. It wasn't as crowded as it was during the start of Pandemic, but there were still a lot of people there. There was a line to get in but by the time I left, it looked like people were able to just walk in (This is in S. California).

I was one of the first people in the store when they opened and they barely had any meat. A couple of packages of pork ribs (less than 6), a dozen or so of Ground Beef packages, and that was it. They had no chicken, no steak, no other pork products. They did have plenty of seafood.

I didn't check to see if they had wipes or disinfectant spray or hand sanitizer as I didn't need those items. They seemed in stock with pretty much everything else.

I don't go to Costco often, maybe only twice since the pandemic but I'd have to say the customers seem much more civilized there than they are at Walmart or Sam's Club. Everyone in this store followed social distancing and aisle directions and I didn't encounter a single person not wearing their mask properly... unlike at the other two stores where I rarely find anyone else wearing their masks over their nose.

by Anonymousreply 44007/01/2020

Yeah R440, I may have to venture out tonight...I don't feel like it, but concerned about lines/crowds starting tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 44107/01/2020

Also would suggest that those who can get to the stores before the big rush stock up on as much as they can so you don't have to be out next week with all the people who couldn't not go to a BBQ or party and end up spreading whatever they catch in the next two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 44207/01/2020

Los Angeles reports more than 2,000 new cases for fourth straight day From CNN's Cheri Mossburg

More than 2,000 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Los Angeles County for the fourth straight day.

Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer noted that “immediate action is necessary” in Los Angeles after reporting the county's 2,002 new cases.

Ferrer will reissue health orders to comply with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive to close dining inside restaurants, museums, zoos and other activities.

She advised the public to steer clear crowds, confined spaces and close contact with other people.

By the numbers: Health care workers and first responders account for well over 7,000 of Los Angeles County’s 105,000 Covid-19 cases.

Roughly 45% of those work in nursing homes and 25% work in hospitals. More than 50 health care workers have died of Covid-19 in Los Angeles to date, Ferrer said.

Testing locations throughout Los Angeles are at capacity and will not be accommodating new appointments, according to Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly.

More tests will be available next week, she promised. Ghaly said there is no shortage of test kits, but holiday closures and increased demand are the reason for limited appointments.

by Anonymousreply 44307/01/2020

CNN-Texas reports highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

Texas continues to break its own record for highest cases of Covid-19 in a single day, with 8,076 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday.

This is the state's highest number of cases in a single day, bringing the statewide total to 168,062, with 2,481 deaths.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paused reopening of the state and signed an executive order to close all bars in the hopes that the effort will decrease the spread of Covid-19.

by Anonymousreply 44407/01/2020

CNN-North Carolina records highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases

North Carolina has reported the state’s highest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began, said Mandy Cohen, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, during a news conference on Wednesday.

The department reported 66,513 cases of coronavirus and 1,373 deaths. There were 17,660 tests completed and 901 people are hospitalized.

That’s an increase of 1,843 new cases and 30 deaths in one day, according to the department.

by Anonymousreply 44507/01/2020

And you know Florida has insane daily numbers (probably over 10K by now), but they're underreporting so even more poeple can get sick this weekend.

by Anonymousreply 44607/01/2020

CNN is a giant drama queen sometimes. They're reporting that CA is going on "near lockdown" again. Not true at all.

The beaches are being closed for the holiday weekend, to avoid large crowds. Indoor dining in restaurants, bars, museums, and other indoor entertainment venues are ordered to close for 3 weeks.

This is NOTHING like the lockdown in March, where everyone was ordered to stay in the house and only leave for essential business (food, medicine/personal care items, health care) and ALL non-essential businesses were ordered closed. Still open this time: restaurants with outdoor seating, parks and walking trails, all retail, barber/beauty/personal care salons, etc etc etc.

by Anonymousreply 44707/01/2020

People. You can make your own desserts, you can make your own potato salad. I've got a bunch of Betty Crocker cake mixes, and canned frosting. I'm going to buy some strawberries and whipping creme to go with it. my recipe for potato salad requires some chopped celery, a couple hard boiled eggs, an onion, and just a dab of mustard and sweet pickle relish. And Mayo.

by Anonymousreply 44807/01/2020

Went to The Big Box at 7:15 this morning. I like the app where I can find the location of stuff by aisle. Like my carburetor cleaner and Gorilla Glue sticks for my home projects besides the secret location of un-refrigerated Velveeta. I go early because it is easy to keep 10 ft distancing while I shop for food. Soooo...

This morning, under a MANDATORY No Mask-No Enter order from the Nevada Governor, an older woman WITHOUT A MASK came up close to me (holding artificial flowers?) and started talking to me like it was 2019. I freaked, I told her to leave the store or wear a mask. She said her mask was over there in her cart(!). I told her in no certain terms to take her GERMS and get away from me. She said she didn't have germs and THEN she said IN THE NAME OF JESUS I REBUKE YOU! I said- You, Jesus and your demons need to leave the store. By this time we were surrounded by masked employees. She was still blathering as I left her with them.

I turned the corner on the aisle and ran into a guy, with his mask around his neck, on a cell phone.

I fucking hate people.

by Anonymousreply 44907/01/2020

[quote] This morning, under a MANDATORY No Mask-No Enter order from the Nevada Governor, an older woman WITHOUT A MASK came up close to me (holding artificial flowers?) and started talking to me like it was 2019. I freaked, I told her to leave the store or wear a mask. She said her mask was over there in her cart(!). I told her in no certain terms to take her GERMS and get away from me.

You, seem EXTRA. I wear my mask, in public, at all times. I try to keep my distance. But, I'm not going to freak out like that. Plus it reminds me of people shunning my cousin when he was dying of AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 45007/01/2020

r450, I go early once a week to shop. I do not expect strangers, let alone strangers without masks, to approach me while a mandatory mask policy is in effect.

I never fucked your cousin, I would have no reason to shun him.

I am the caretaker for my mother.

But we do know about CV-19 transmissibility. The old woman put my mother at risk. Unless I fucked your cousin, there was nothing to fear.

Facts and science matter.

by Anonymousreply 45107/01/2020

R398 I'm a Nextdoor neighborhood lead, and other leads and I have found fake profiles on ND even in our own neighborhoods. It's fairly easy for me to verify my neighbors, so I do occasionally, and report fakes to ND for account termination.

by Anonymousreply 45207/01/2020

R452 do you have the power to give out 30-day suspensions also? There's this 1 cuntwad in my neighborhood who has had at least three 30-day suspensions in the last year, and this time all her posts also got removed. I think that means shit got real and she's completely banned? I hope so. She is a nasty troll and takes over every single thread spewing her self righteous nastiness. I started reporting her posts as being uncivil and argumentative so hopefully that helped.

by Anonymousreply 45307/01/2020

R451 If you were wearing a mask, I doubt you would have caught anything from her. Especially if you followed correct procedures for sanitizing after the encounter. And the stigma wasn't about fucking, it was people who thought they could get it from touching him or even being around him.

We have almost reached the point where everybody has been exposed to Covid-19. Unless you completely locked yourself in your home and received no deliveries you have probably been exposed, as has your mother.

I will continue to take precautions, mask, hand sanitizer, etc. but I'm getting to the point where I'm getting fed up with it. If large groups of people are allowed to protest and riot without any condemnation by health officials, as if the virus won't infect people depending on the righteousness of their cause, then I'm not going to fear an old woman wanting to talk to me in Walmart. I'm not going to lock myself away forever and become fearful of other people.

Also, lets not forget that the CDC and the WHO spent weeks telling us not to wear masks, before all of a sudden changing course. Now they are being mandated. I honestly don't think many of them know what they are doing, and I'm losing my faith in the professionals. People can blame Trump because he has handled the situation horribly. But, there have been major screwups up and down the political and public health ladder in the US and globally.

I'm the primary caretaker for my grandparents but my grandmother is getting sick of all this. She wants to be able to go back to restaurants and stores, and interact with other people. I told her that at her age it isn't wise. She looked me straight in the eye and said what good is there in living to be old, if she has to spend it locked away in her house. I don't care if a vaccine has been found or not, if she makes it to her birthday I'm taking her out to her favorite restaurant.

by Anonymousreply 45407/01/2020

R453, the only thing neighborhood leads can do is vote to remove controversial messages (they get auto deleted if enough leads vote to do so), and contact Nextdoor about people acting badly, or having fake names, or not living in the neighborhood.

Nextdoor does all the account freezing, deleting, etc.

by Anonymousreply 45507/01/2020

I don't believe a word of R454.

by Anonymousreply 45607/01/2020

[quote]If you were wearing a mask, I doubt you would have caught anything from her

You can catch it through the mucus mebranes in your eyes, and very few people are wearing N95s, so their masks are not 100% virus-proof.

by Anonymousreply 45707/01/2020

I’m team r449/r451 if that old chick came at me unmasked i would have backed up from her and then bitched her out. The lack of social distancing in the stores has been shameful. A woman and I were commiserating about the rudeness and she suggested we wear a wide hoop on suspenders to claim our space.

by Anonymousreply 45807/02/2020

I'm placing my Instacart order now. 7/2, Thursday 6:50 am approx. -- in Western Massachusetts.

I'll give you an update. I'm ordering BBQ stuff and ass wipes.

by Anonymousreply 45907/02/2020

My order arrived at my house at 10:15 and was perfect.

Got a good supply of toilet paper, flour, yeast, BBQ stuff -- so if you want to come over, just let me know.

by Anonymousreply 46007/02/2020

[quote]And the stigma wasn't about fucking, it was people who thought they could get it from touching him or even being around him.

I was being fact based. The only people who would have had reason to fear your cousin, were his sexual partners. Stigma is social voodoo.

by Anonymousreply 46107/02/2020

as I predicted, USA made dog food prices have risen and the raw freeze dried brand I get has dramatically increased. I doubled my order in case they continue to rise.

by Anonymousreply 46207/02/2020

Just found out that Newport Mall in downtown Jersey City is open. A bunch of people shopping for clothes and shoes they don't need, as cases rise. Not smart.

by Anonymousreply 46307/02/2020

I figure you made your own, rescue chick. That's one thing I don't have to worry about with my old gal. Every day or two, I peel and dice apples or zucchini and cook them in a little butter over low heat, then I add chicken or salmon, then add cooked jasmine rice and a pinch of sugar, mix well and cook until heated through. I know no one is going to approve of this recipe, and maybe no one should, but she's 17-1/2 years old!

by Anonymousreply 46407/02/2020

NYCTechie I rarely went near that place pre pandemic, during my walks down the waterfront I've noticed people eating lunch with food from the foodcourt (Chic fil a).

by Anonymousreply 46507/02/2020

[quote]People. You can make your own desserts, you can make your own potato salad. I've got a bunch of Betty Crocker cake mixes, and canned frosting.

I just made brownies (from a mix) and decided to frost them. I don't like canned frosting, and the basic butter-powdered sugar stuff is boring, so I tried a different way: you boil sugar, milk, and butter for 45 seconds, then stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. It's thin and runny and you pour it over your cake or brownies right away, but it sets very quickly. Seems much better than the other alternatives.

by Anonymousreply 46607/02/2020

r464, I may now that I am down to one dog who doesn't have stomach issues. the other 2 had stomach issues (different issues each) and I would have fed them m solid gold bars if it would tamp those down. grandma lucy's freeze dried was literally the only thing that my old girl could eat without constant slime ass. it prolonged her life by a few years. and I am absolutely not judging what you feed your dog! kiss his old little nose from me

by Anonymousreply 46707/02/2020

Trader Joe's was a cluster today. Less stuff in the store so they could widen the aisles. Can't really social distance because everything is crammed into the space they have, and people spend 5 minutes staring at the vinegar, then walk away without buying anything; or, they're on their phone while standing in front of the frozen fried rice bags.

Arrows everywhere that make no sense like a junior high gym class dance lesson. Impossible to follow anyway because you have to go back and get cheese. Prices higher across the board. Wasn't really feeling it. I wonder if the sheer unpleasantness and cost of shopping is going to turn many people away from anything more than the necessities.

by Anonymousreply 46807/02/2020

Went to Target - OTC meds, frozen foods, meats (chicken) were scarce. Extremes - sad/thin paper towels called Bounty Essentials (1/2 the size of regular rolls) vs. 16 roll TP packs (smallest size). I left.

Went to Shoprite. I was a little concerned because I got a late start, but I was able to find everything I wanted! 2 people asked me if I was able to breathe because I had a paper mask, cloth mask and a face screen lol, but it was fine. It started getting annoying/more crowded around 3pm. I started seeing people with 3/4 kids without masks and masks under their noses/chins. I left just in time. So glad we can have a decent 4th of July meal (although I am not feeling very patriotic this year). I bought extra to avoid going out next week!

JCGuy: I go to Newport Mall for movies and shopping, but not now! My neighbor went to the mall and said it was empty with 1/2 the stores closed. He said the food court had kids serving food with the masks under their noses😵. Nope!

by Anonymousreply 46907/02/2020

I just saw a news blurb that said five employees in my local Trader Joe's have tested positive for Covid. Coincidentally, it's in the same city as TJ's headquarters.

by Anonymousreply 47007/02/2020

For months Walmart has had a 2-32 ounce 70% isopropyl alcohol pack available, one to an order. But if you're willing to pay $5,99 shipping on a $3.92 order they let you order as many times as you want. Now they have not had any available in days. They've had bounty paper towels in large packs available for delivery for weeks. Now there is none.

Things are going back to the way they were at the height of the Pandemic in NY. I can feel it in my bones. I have an appointment with my cardiologist who just started back at his practice on the 27th. His office is in a hospital. I'm betting the virus will be so bad again in NYC by then the appointment won't happen. Either I'll be afraid again to go into my elevator, into a car service and worst of all into the hospital. Too many pieces of shit here in NYC aren't wearing masks or socially distancing and people from the very infected states are coming here by car and the governor says their is no way to stop them.

I hope I'm wrong, very wrong, but I know I'm right. Every instinct in me feels it.

Any fellow NY'ers feel this too? Is everything around you screaming to your guts it's coming back and coming back worse than before?

by Anonymousreply 47107/03/2020

R471: You are right. I feel the same. Stock up and lay low. The next few weeks/months are going to be bad.

by Anonymousreply 47207/03/2020

R471 not in NYC but I also feel like it's happening all over again.

The wipes were hard to come by on WM's website but if you were persistent and kept checking one would pop up every once in a while. But I haven't seen any all week, just none.

by Anonymousreply 47307/03/2020

R472 and R473. I thought it wasn't just me. It's a very bad feeling. Even the CDC has said things have gone too far to contain it. Here in NYC the mayor refuses to enforce wearing a mask and social distancing. The governor has said compliance in NYC has become very bad but he is leaving it up to the mayor. WTF is wrong with these people. Do they think it won't be on their heads if things get worse than they were in March, April and early May, if 1000 a day die again. I'm back to were I'm afraid to leave my apartment, even with a mask because so few out there are wearing one and the mask is more to protect others from you, not you from others unless it's an N95 and I don't think those will ever be available to the public again. I don't get why the 3M company isn't willing to make billions more by manufacturing those masks 24/7. I have heard a rumor that Trump and the GOP have basically stolen all of them that are being made to profit on by selling them overseas. I have no idea if that's true or not but it wouldn't surprise me. No point in trying Target. They've been a failure since the middle of March. Costco too, at least online. Direct Food too really sucks and has for months. Walmart was my only hope of getting anything. I was one of the idiots willing to pay $5.99 to buy something that cost $3,92. At first I added things to my cart for free shipping but there really is nothing left to add that I will have any use for for years. Hell, I was down to ordering lollipops which I haven't eaten in decades.

I think a lot about my grandmother who lost her little girl, my aunt in the 1918 pandemic. I have a small idea of how frightened she and my grandfather must have been for themselves and their kids, the baby being my father, who thankfully survived and lived to be 87.

I'll bet soon slots on Amazon Fresh and WF will be impossible to get again.

by Anonymousreply 47407/03/2020

Walmart has a set of Clorox Wipes in stock but is back to only allowing in person purchases.

by Anonymousreply 47507/03/2020

I ‘m in CT and we are being swarmed by out of staters behaving badly on the shoreline. I definitely agree shit is going to get bad in about 3 weeks everywhere! Hit costco in person today because I was getting angsty about paper products and just topping off some things like gin, vodka, frozen chicken, olive oil etc. it was pretty busy but folks were wearing masks and gloves and being respectful of space. This will be my last big box in person visit for at least 6 weeks, I may hit the farm stand/ local dairy farm/ egg seller but that’s it. Good luck to us all.

by Anonymousreply 47607/03/2020

Did everyone stop shopping?

by Anonymousreply 477Last Monday at 5:28 PM

Yes, no shopping for me. I am eating dirt and gravel out of the back yard.

by Anonymousreply 478Last Monday at 5:50 PM

Couldn’t find Cosmo’s cat food and I went to one pet food and two food stores. Gave up and ordered from Chewy. I’m wondering if this is because so many people adopted/are fostering cats. Anyone else having problems finding food for their pets? I’m in northern NJ.

by Anonymousreply 479Last Monday at 6:05 PM

Sadly, what I knew would happen with all the pet adopting is happening. As soon as people felt okay about leaving their homes many are dumping their pets for human companionship and shopping. Humans are just no damn good for the most part.

by Anonymousreply 480Last Monday at 6:58 PM

it's partly what I predicted (and have found to be true since), US isn't importing pet food and people are buying US made food which is driving up demand and prices.

by Anonymousreply 481Last Monday at 7:12 PM

r477: All stocked-up. Laying low for now.

by Anonymousreply 482Last Monday at 8:19 PM

[quote] As soon as people felt okay about leaving their homes many are dumping their pets for human companionship and shopping.

R480, can you specify what you meant? TIA.

by Anonymousreply 483Last Monday at 8:28 PM

Me too, R482. At this point I intend to avoid people and stay away from stores. Delivery only. I can last for a month with what I have on hand in my refrigerator. But after that I may order Chicken & eggs and some pork from the Farmers directly, and pic it up.

by Anonymousreply 484Last Monday at 8:29 PM

One of my stores has seemingly stopped giving any fucks. The customers all wear their masks below their noses. Employees aren't wearing masks either and when stocking shelves or filling online orders they're not bothering following the aisle's directional signs nor are they social distancing. If you're in their way they have no problem getting in your space or reaching around you.

I also noticed that the self checkouts have gone back to how they were pre-pandemic meaning they were all open where a few weeks ago they closed every other one to help with social distancing.

by Anonymousreply 485Last Monday at 10:00 PM

Chris Meloni

by Anonymousreply 486Last Tuesday at 12:52 AM

^ oops, wrong thread, sorry!

by Anonymousreply 487Last Tuesday at 12:53 AM

R477 Same as NYCTechie I'm stocked up with disposable gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to last into the middle of next year. I only go to the market every 1-1/2 to 2 weeks now.

by Anonymousreply 488Last Tuesday at 2:31 AM

Wow. R478 gets GRAVEL. Lucky bitch.

by Anonymousreply 489Last Tuesday at 5:59 AM

Did a Walmart pickup order again yesterday and they seem to be slipping. They were out of a lot of items: whipping cream, mangoes, diet Coke, lamb.

by Anonymousreply 490Last Tuesday at 6:01 AM

R478 needs the roughage.

by Anonymousreply 491Last Tuesday at 7:47 AM

Hunny, don't be buying lamb and other meat products from Walmart or Target. Them's not good places for that. You don't get the grass fed, free range, no antibiotics, organic, heirloom stuff that way. You get stuff shot up with drugs and chemicals. Salmonella and e coli love Walmart, Target, Aldi, and the rest.

by Anonymousreply 492Last Tuesday at 8:02 AM

Walmart+, the company's answer to Amazon Prime, will launch this month, according to a report by Vox's Recode. The service will reportedly cost $98 per year and include same-day delivery of groceries and other items and fuel discounts at Walmart gas stations.

I don't know that I'd buy groceries from Walmart, but their online selection and shipping has been far superior to Amazon's during the pandemic. The only hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant sprays I've gotten shipped are from Walmart -- though availability continues to spotty.

by Anonymousreply 493Last Tuesday at 9:02 AM

R477....I haven't set foot inside of a grocery store since March 12th, thanks to Butcher Box & Farm Fresh (and because I stocked-up well).

Last week, I placed an order (delivery) from WalMart for the first time. I needed pantry items -- chicken broth, canned goods, coffee, spices, condiments, almond milk, etc. And my stash of t.p. (Charmin) & paper towels was starting to run a bit low, so I ordered a package of each. Lysol spray & disinfectant wipes weren't available (in-store only), but I expected that. My order was delivered two days later & everything was there. I'll order non-perishables from them again.

This afternoon, I did curbside/contactless pickup from Pet Food Express for my dogs. First time I've bought dog food since mid-March. I bought twice as much as I normally do....just so I don't have to think/worry about til for Jan 2021. And I got a sweet 20% discount for my first online order! Today was a good day. (LOL, how sad, this is what I get excited about now).

by Anonymousreply 494Last Tuesday at 3:33 PM

[quote]Did everyone stop shopping?

I'm still shopping, but the bigger the threads get, the harder they are to work with on my phone. So posting less.

[quote]I don't know that I'd buy groceries from Walmart, but their online selection and shipping has been far superior to Amazon's during the pandemic. The only hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant sprays I've gotten shipped are from Walmart -- though availability continues to spotty.

I've had luck just recently with sanitizer and disinfectant spray from local stores, but for sure Walmart has vastly outperformed Amazon throughout this whole ordeal. They had Lysol, wipes, and other things available when it seemed like no one else online did. Amazon rarely has anything useful in stock, and when they do they'll only sell it to medical/institutional customers. Target has also stepped things up recently. But Amazon is a fail.

by Anonymousreply 495Last Wednesday at 12:29 AM

Can anyone explain the "only available in store" stuff so many stores are doing with certain items, mostly disinfectants and sanitzers? Is it just greed because you'll buy other stuff or is there actually some reason for it?

by Anonymousreply 496Last Wednesday at 12:37 AM

We've talked about it before, R496, and I think the general consensus was greed, but no one knows for sure. I think there's also a possibility that with limited stock they're trying to hit a balance with its availability between in-person customers and online ones - otherwise online customers would probably buy it all up.

by Anonymousreply 497Last Wednesday at 12:43 AM

There seems to be some sort of supply shock on paper towels recently. The last week or two, every store in my area has either been 100% out of stock, or they only have a few individual rolls of generic brand on the shelves. All the online stores (Amazon, Walmart, target, Instacart) are either completely out of stock, only “available in store”, or price gouging ($60 for 8 rolls).

It’s hard to understand why this is happening now/again, considering we’re nearly five months into this pandemic bullshit. Surely hoarders already hoarded months ago.

by Anonymousreply 498Last Wednesday at 12:58 AM

Heading to Aldi to top off a few things for the rest of the month. Hoping for a disposable mask 10 pk, napkins, disinfectant wipes and canned tomatoes. There have not been canned tomatoes for weeks so crossing fingers for those too.

by Anonymousreply 499Last Wednesday at 3:03 AM

I have cases of Cento whole peeled tomatoes delivered by Amazon. The regular price right now is $23.64, but I paid $20.09 as a Subscribe & Save member. Even at full price, that's just under $2 a can vs. $3.49 @ my local chain.

by Anonymousreply 500Last Wednesday at 4:13 AM

Off to the big box for the once a week one stop shopping.

by Anonymousreply 501Last Wednesday at 4:15 AM

[quote] Can anyone explain the "only available in store" stuff so many stores are doing with certain items, mostly disinfectants and sanitzers? Is it just greed because you'll buy other stuff or is there actually some reason for it?

I never thought it was greed, I assumed at the worst of it that because the supply was so low, turning off one channel of ordering (online) was the only way to manage it at all.

by Anonymousreply 502Last Wednesday at 6:11 AM

I've been going to target a lot. there is a limit of 1 for in demand items so I've been going a lot to stock up.

by Anonymousreply 503Last Wednesday at 8:50 AM

EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested on the SARS-CoV-2 virus

WASHINGTON (July 6, 2020) — Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to provide the American public with information about how to safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. Last week, EPA approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray (EPA Reg No. 777-99) and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist (EPA Reg No. 777-127), based on laboratory testing that shows the products are effective against SARS-CoV-2.

“EPA is committed to identifying new tools and providing accurate and up-to-date information to help the American public protect themselves and their families from the novel coronavirus,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “EPA's review of products tested against this virus marks an important milestone in President Trump’s all of government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19."

Before pesticide products can legally make claims that they can kill a particular pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2, the claim must be authorized by EPA based on a review of data. Because novel viruses are typically not immediately available for laboratory testing, EPA established guidance for Emerging Viral Pathogens.

In January 2020, the agency activated the guidance for the first time in response to the SARS-CoV-2 public health emergency. The guidance allows product manufacturers to provide EPA with data, even in advance of an outbreak, that shows their products are effective against harder-to-kill viruses than SARS-CoV-2. Through this guidance and the agency’s review of newly registered products, EPA’s list of products that meet the agency’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 (known as List N) includes more than 420 products. In many cases, the agency was able to approve claims in as little as 14 days.

This week, EPA updated the entries for two products on List N to show they have now been tested directly against SARS-CoV-2. These are the first List N products for which the agency has reviewed laboratory testing data and approved label claims against SARS-CoV-2. EPA expects to approve such claims for additional List N products in the coming weeks.

All products on EPA’s List N meet the agency’s criteria for effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2. When using an EPA-registered disinfectant, follow the label directions for safe, effective use. Make sure to follow the contact time, which is the amount of time the surface should be visibly wet. Read the agency’s infographic on how to use these products.

by Anonymousreply 504Last Wednesday at 10:50 AM

Now, if either of those products were able to be found anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 505Last Wednesday at 10:52 AM

I believe the rumor that Trump is stock piling and selling to other countries most of the disinfecting wipes, alcohol, N95 masks and other things that are nearly impossible to get even after all these months. There's no way it's going to regular people since these products are limited everywhere they're sold, usually to one, online and in person. Sure a person can make a few trips to the stores but so what, they get 2 or 3 or even 4, not everyone can or will do that and everything is sold out, at least online, things that had become fairly easy to get, in a limited amount, just a couple of weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 506Last Wednesday at 11:26 AM

My local grocery stores are fully stocked with hand sanitizers now. They may not be "brand name" like Purell, but they've got them. Initially they were selling tiny bottles of hand sanitizers for like $4.99. I don't think they were doing it out of greed per se, but rather to deter individuals from buying them all out. But I'm starting to see the smaller bottles drop down to $2.99, and really large hand pump bottles selling for $7.99.

I've just been buying rubbing alcohol (70%) which is still cheaper and also becoming more available, and putting it in a small spray bottle to bring with me. It's the alcohol that kills the virus, the added glycerin in hand gels is pointless really, imo.

by Anonymousreply 507Last Wednesday at 11:47 AM

I will never see a Lysol product again in my lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 508Last Wednesday at 2:16 PM

No more of that Springtime freshness, r508!

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by Anonymousreply 509Last Wednesday at 2:23 PM

R508 I've mentioned it on other SFGILHRN threads, but if you really want or need Lysol the best thing to do is download the Walmart app or go to their website and click store availability. If it shows as being in stock at your local store rush there immediately. Make sure to look on the very top shelf of the section and behind other products. Another tip is to figure out when your local store tends to restock. If a person is restocking on that aisle look at the boxes on their stock cart. Follow the workers if you have to.

by Anonymousreply 510Last Wednesday at 2:54 PM

I was in home depot midtown. They have lysol all purpose cleaner spray...the yellow bottle.

by Anonymousreply 511Last Wednesday at 5:42 PM

I still don't understand the supply problems in The US? Here in the UK you've been able to buy everything since April.

Seems strange.

by Anonymousreply 512Last Wednesday at 6:05 PM

What did we all do before they invented Lysol wipes? They've only been around since 2000.

by Anonymousreply 513Last Wednesday at 6:18 PM

R512 Lucky you.

We have no disinfectants, no sanitizing wipes, and lots of other shortages, too.

by Anonymousreply 514Last Wednesday at 6:26 PM

R512 Geography and population. The UK is only 2.48% the size and has only around a fifth of the population of the US. It is easier to organize supplies in a relatively dense area. It is harder in a large country where the population is spread out. If you took just our three largest states, by population, California, Texas, and Florida they would roughly equal the population of the UK. But unlike the UK they are in completely different areas of the country. In terms of size California is almost double the size of the UK and Texas is three times as large. Then you have the other 47 states.

There is also the fact that, even with devolution, the UK is still a very centralized country both by government and business. The US isn't.

by Anonymousreply 515Last Wednesday at 6:39 PM

I have a question. When I go to a Walmart, Amazon, Target, etc. page for items is the page I'm seeing on their websites in NYC the same page as everyone across the country sees for that item? Like if I see "Out of stock" on disinfecting wipes are people in California and the mid west seeing the same thing or do the stores localize what they have to sell by zip code or states? I know on the Target site it says "Delivery not available in your or this zip code."

by Anonymousreply 516Last Wednesday at 7:32 PM

It depends. I know on the Walmart website if you turn on store availability, it might still say out of stock until you actually click on the product. Then the product page may say it is available at your local store located at 123 Main Street or whatever.

by Anonymousreply 517Last Wednesday at 7:48 PM

R500, are they Cento San Marzano tomatoes or are they just Cento tomatoes? The Cento San Marzano ones are the ones around $3.50 and the Cento non-San Marzano ones are around $2 in my experience.

by Anonymousreply 518Last Wednesday at 7:51 PM

Back in February I bought a five-pack of Clorox wipes from Costco on somewhat of a whim— mostly because of these threads. My mother just found some at Walmart and brought me a three-pack. They seemed a little smaller and they are. The pre-pandemic wipes have 85 wipes per container and the post have 75 wipes.

by Anonymousreply 519Last Thursday at 8:10 AM

I JUST ORDERED LYSOL WIPES ON WALMART!!! successfully? who knows. but, I had my cart ready to go and did my usual 'obligatory search for disinfecting wipes'. there was ONE option of 4 tubs available. I added to my cart and checked out. it said 'no longer available' so, I refreshed, re-added, re-checked out and... they went through. I think I sniped them out of someone's cart. they show as not available again in search. but, the last time I did the refresh/re-add, the item was delivered.

by Anonymousreply 520Last Thursday at 8:33 AM

R520 That gives me hope!

by Anonymousreply 521Last Thursday at 9:55 AM

My last two grocery delivery orders from Wal-mart have both had about 50 percent of the items yeah, we're back in that hellish mode.

Stock up when you can on what you can.

by Anonymousreply 522Last Thursday at 12:33 PM

just a note (karma), if they're delivered I'm donating 3 of the 4 to my work to make up for the ones that I bought using my works name but they can't use. it really makes me feel better if it works out like that

by Anonymousreply 523Last Thursday at 12:37 PM

R515 I think the US is still the same size that it was at the beginning of March, the supply chains have been in place for about 100 years.

It just smacks of disorganized chaos to still be having problems.

by Anonymousreply 524Last Thursday at 5:41 PM

R524 The supply chains were not designed for a situation like this. This was a situation no company had planned for. They had plans for natural disasters, but not for something that would affect the entire country at the same time. I think they will now plan for such things, but they weren't before.

by Anonymousreply 525Last Thursday at 5:51 PM

Probably because The US has never had a War on its doorstep I suppose?

by Anonymousreply 526Last Thursday at 5:59 PM

R513 I did the same thing I do now....clean without the need for a specialized paper based product that gets thrown into the landfill when you're done with it.

by Anonymousreply 527Last Thursday at 6:00 PM

R526 We have just not within the last hundred years or so.

by Anonymousreply 528Last Thursday at 6:02 PM

I wonder if there were food shortages and things like soap or whatever they had back then during the 1918 Spanish Flu?

by Anonymousreply 529Last Thursday at 7:00 PM

R529 They didn't rely on stores as much back then. Plus what we did buy in the stores were made here. Much of our supplies are now imported, especially from China.

by Anonymousreply 530Last Thursday at 7:18 PM

[quote] Plus what we did buy in the stores were made here. Much of our supplies are now imported, especially from China.

This is the main issue with so many things right now. It was all fine and dandy in the last 40ish years when manufacturing went overseas.

But that hurt us this year.

by Anonymousreply 531Last Thursday at 7:34 PM

R531 I always thought it was idiotic to rely so much on one country, who is ideologically opposed to us, for so much of our basic needs.

by Anonymousreply 532Last Thursday at 7:38 PM

C'mon, Walmart! Mama needs wipes!

by Anonymousreply 533Last Thursday at 8:42 PM

[quote]I always thought it was idiotic to rely so much on one country, who is ideologically opposed to us, for so much of our basic needs.

While I agree that it was idiotic to move so much of our manufacturing to other countries because of what it did to our workers, there is also an element of mutally assured destruction built into our economic and production dependent relationship with China. We depend on them for all our stuff but their economy depends on us buying their stuff, too. As China finds other trading partners that start to equal our numbers, then they can tell us to fuck off. Until them, if we fuck off, they are fucked.

by Anonymousreply 534Last Thursday at 8:51 PM

R534 that they could ever be in the position to tell us to fuck off, is our own fault. Their economic success is based solely upon our stupidity. Imagine how Africa’s economy could have been transformed if we had focused on outsourcing our manufacturing to those countries instead of China. If we were going to outsource manufacturing we should have made it a broad based economic nation building exercise to help raise up developing nations that didn’t want to actually destroy us. A special emphasis could have been placed on Africa and then the former Soviet states.

by Anonymousreply 535Last Thursday at 9:17 PM

It's not just the US that has sent its manufacturing base to China the EU and Australia is in the same position. It's one of the reasons China has become so wealthy.

by Anonymousreply 536Yesterday at 2:56 AM

I'm not leaving my house to shop. Eggs, Milk, bread, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, cukes, salad greens, avocados, brussel sprouts that's it. I will get sick of them, I know but I am going to keep it simple. I have cleaning supplies, plenty of toilet paper and toweling, and I'll use them sparingly. I have meat in the freezer. Cereal, canned tuna. Pasta. Tomato sauce, canned soups,jams and preserves. etc. I'm good. I'm going to use my supply of cake mixes to make cookies. They're actually good. So that's a suggestion. If you have a sweet tooth, just buy some cake mixes. Fast simple cheap. big. Also, since I'm working from home, I've decided to start eating Breakfast later, and dinner earlier. I'm only doing two meals and a snack. My breakfast is big. my snack is yogurt with sliced canned fruit.

by Anonymousreply 537Yesterday at 5:18 AM

Geez. Are you autistic, R537?

by Anonymousreply 538Yesterday at 5:47 AM

No, R538. I have "underlying conditions" and I'm just trying to survive. Why the asshole question?

by Anonymousreply 539Yesterday at 7:04 AM

Because your weird, detailed listing of your daily routine when no one asked for it and the jumpy, staccato writing seems autistic in nature, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 540Yesterday at 7:14 AM

In the "who's the bigger asshole, r540 or r539?" sweepstakes, you ARE the bigger asshole, r540. R537 may have suspicious punctuation and capitalization, but you're a cunt. So STFU, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 541Yesterday at 7:19 AM

Girls, Girls, you're both cunts!

by Anonymousreply 542a day ago

Don't mind R538. Her shipment is late and she hasn't had a chance to change her bloody tampon.

by Anonymousreply 543a day ago


by Anonymousreply 544a day ago

I needed to go to the grocery store but decided to stop off at a Chinese grocery store instead of my regular one. I was surprised at how much better organized and more seriously they were taking precautions. They had someone at the door not only monitoring the number of people in (my grocery store has stopped doing this) but also spraying down each cart for every customer.

The store itself was incredibly clean and they had two employees going up and down the aisles cleaning. I was there for quite some time and it seemed like the two cleaning started at opposite ends and continued back and forth, essentially making sure everything was wiped down at all times. They also had several employees re-stocking shelves, and they were in-stock with everything (although I don't know about wipes or disinfectant as I didn't check).

Another thing I noticed was that not only did all the employees wear their masks (and properly, i.e., actually over their noses), they were all wearing face shields. The clerks at check out were also spraying down their areas after checking out each customer. I wasn't allowed to put my items on the belt until after the cashier sprayed it down completely.

I was definitely impressed.

by Anonymousreply 54521 hours ago

There’s some Chinese markets near me, maybe I’ll check one next time. Asians know how to wear masks properly and wear them.

I’ve been going to Winco, where not a single employee has worn a mask or gloves for months and they have one very narrow plexiglas shield between you and the cashier. It barely covers anything. Recently I got an email saying employees are all wearing masks now so I went back. The cash register woman was wearing a thin, worn bandanna over her nose, folded into a triangle. That’s it. Winco is owned by the employees.

I went to Ace Hardware today in Las Vegas. Plexiglass over the cash register, masked employee. Toilet paper, paper towels, in smaller packages, gallons of ammonia and bleach, and one gallon tin cans of 99% isopropyl alcohol for $33. I don’t use them, but if you need it it’s there. That stuff is flammable as hell, so don’t buy it if you won’t use it. They also had smaller bottles of 70% alcohol, and peroxide. And K95 disposable masks in 10 packs.

If you want to support a hardware store, Ace is a good choice. They’re franchises, and it’s one of the few stores you can go to today where there’s some old guy who actually knows what the hell he’s talking about. And they are glad to help you.

by Anonymousreply 54621 hours ago

R546: WinCo Foods is about half employee owned. It's a shitty place to work when you're a new hire, but as you get seniority, you get more shares in the company and the jobs improve somewhat. My WinCo has required masks on employees since April at least.

Ace Hardware's non-sudsy ammonia is the shit. Great for cleaning greasy dirt and stripping kitchen and bath towels that start smelling weird.

by Anonymousreply 54720 hours ago

[quote]Ace Hardware's non-sudsy ammonia is the shit. Great for cleaning greasy dirt and stripping kitchen and bath towels that start smelling weird.

I always do a combination of baking soda and vinegar. Makes towels extremely soft and removes any buildup your regular detergent isn't getting.

by Anonymousreply 54816 hours ago

The only wipes I've seen on Wal-mart's site have all been for sale in store only.

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