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Shopping For Groceries Is Like Hell Right Now (PT 10)

Dealing with shortages of goods.... and decency and mental stability.

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by Anonymousreply 299Last Friday at 9:46 AM

Previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 108/26/2020

Harmons in Chelsea came through for me all during quarantine. Hydrogen peroxide, Tylenol, sanitizer, liquid soap and sanitizing wipes were available at the height of the quarantine . The store seems to have changed management and the service along with product availability slipped.

by Anonymousreply 208/26/2020

Scored some cheap hoodies and nike runners a few days ago. Modell's was closing and everything was 70, 80%. off. Got $5 baseball hats that retails for 28 bucks. Nike running shoes only cost me 36 bucks. NFL fleece hoodies for $12, normally retails for $55

by Anonymousreply 308/26/2020

Hope you enjoyed shopping for no fucking reason, R3. They can bury you in them. Or, maybe you can wear them during the virtual funerals for whatever innocent people you infect because you're reckless and stupid. People like you are the reason we are in the situation we're in and the reason this shit is never going to end.

by Anonymousreply 408/27/2020

It is sad to see so many businesses going out of business.

by Anonymousreply 508/28/2020

Thanks for posting the Karen video, OP.

I've been looking for new ones to watch and this looks like a good YouTube channel. The people in that store are fucking crazy!

Everyone that posted that customers are starting to hoard again are right. Very few cleaning supplies in my grocery store today, and they were starting to make a comeback. I have no fucking clue why people are hoarding air fresheners. But Glade and Febreze are gone in most of my local stores. Even Target and Walmart.

by Anonymousreply 608/28/2020

[quote]I have no fucking clue why people are hoarding air fresheners. But Glade and Febreze are gone in most of my local stores.

It's possible factories that make air fresheners have switched production to cleaning products. Same manufacturers, aren't they?

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by Anonymousreply 808/28/2020

I guess if you're going to be stuck at home again you don't want it to stink.

by Anonymousreply 908/28/2020

no lysol though.

no where

by Anonymousreply 1008/28/2020

I think that's my Mom @ r3 !

by Anonymousreply 1108/28/2020

no lysol, anywhere

by Anonymousreply 1208/28/2020

No dental floss. In the PNW. Wtf?

by Anonymousreply 1308/28/2020

strange about floss!

by Anonymousreply 1408/28/2020

I'm one of those excessively cautious people who has STILL not been inside a grocery store since early March. I've done mostly grocery pickup and delivery. I've also tried to avoid going into any buildings at all, but have had to make a few exceptions. But I am starting to consider going grocery shopping in person once again. This past week I had to go into a hardware store to pickup an online order, and then to a tire store to have a flat repaired. I also had a doctor's appointment--that one scared me the most because of the potential to be around people who were infected. But I was generally impressed by the precautions being taken everywhere, so I might venture out to an actual grocery store next week.

by Anonymousreply 1508/28/2020

r15 be there when the store opens. it seems to be the slowest time of the day

by Anonymousreply 1608/28/2020

Grocery stores are a different animal than other places, R15. People have been going there habitually for their entire lives so they just act like they've always acted. If you don't have to go, I wouldn't.

by Anonymousreply 1708/28/2020

R15, be at the door of the store right at opening. For the first fifteen minutes or so hardly anybody is there, and anything anybody exhaled the night before should have dropped to the ground. Grocery employees wear masks most places now.

If you have to be extra careful, get a face shield for wearing in stores. Wear it with a mask. It will keep virus out of your eyes.

Costco is pretty good about making people wear masks. Go there right when they open too.

Some stores now have special hours for immune impaired and the elderly. Usually it’s the first hour once or twice a week. Go to your store’s website, they post updates all the time. I’d probably sign up for their email list too if you want to keep up with the latest changes.

by Anonymousreply 1808/28/2020

" MY KEYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

by Anonymousreply 1908/28/2020

I managed to score Spic and Spac anti-bacterial household cleaner (Lemon scent) at my local grocery this afternoon, it had just been unloaded onto the shelf. Most of the other cleaners (Lysol, etc) were cleared out, and have been for months.

Is the S&S comparable to the Lemon scent Lysol spray household stuff? Anyone -? I just want to know if I got a decent product, have never been a fan of S&S products in the past.

by Anonymousreply 2008/28/2020

I really enjoyed that video OP posted.

by Anonymousreply 2108/28/2020

that video depresses and infuriates.

people want to buy our fucking overpriced groceries and be on our merry fucking way without being exposed to covid.

what is the problem

by Anonymousreply 2208/28/2020

I enjoyed watching her being dragged and thrown out on the street R22. That was immensely satisfying.

by Anonymousreply 2308/28/2020

That video is mental.

by Anonymousreply 2408/28/2020

R24 Agreed. and, Hey Lady, put on a fuck’n bra if you are going out in public.

by Anonymousreply 2508/28/2020

I found Lysol for the first time in over five months at a hardware store last weekend.

by Anonymousreply 2608/28/2020

I've skipped Dental and Optometry appointments. I know other people that are fine with going but I'm not going to risk it.

by Anonymousreply 2708/28/2020

Lysol wipes are very hard to find sometimes, but sometimes one finds them.

by Anonymousreply 2808/28/2020

Boxed has Lysol foaming bathroom cleaner. I bring it with me to the store to sanitize my cart since I can't get the wipes.

I'll be God damned if I'm using my precious heavy duty rubbing alcohol to wipe down a cart! Not this close to the worst fall and winter ever.

by Anonymousreply 2908/28/2020

Chicken drumettes (sp) are hard to find. The large bags you buy for making hot wings are so hard to find.

by Anonymousreply 3008/29/2020

There's a shortage of Aldi Savoritz White Cheddar Snack Crackers.

Kroger was out of Contact cabinet liner.

by Anonymousreply 3108/29/2020

When the lockdown started everyone in my area, northern NJ, was wearing masks and disposable gloves now very few people are wearing disposable gloves.

by Anonymousreply 3208/29/2020

R6 come to CT, tons of febreze , but no lysol wipes!

by Anonymousreply 3308/29/2020

[quote]I have no fucking clue why people are hoarding air fresheners. But Glade and Febreze are gone in most of my local stores.

I'm getting the feeling a lot of people don't really understand the difference between disinfectant sprays and air fresheners. They think they're all the same.

In the past six weeks, I've scored three of the short cans of Lysol at a local grocery store chain here in CA. So for those of you looking, step outside of the Target/Walmart bubble into more local places. You might get lucky.

Also MIA in the stores, all of a sudden: Clorox toilet wand refills.

by Anonymousreply 3408/29/2020

I have not used Lysol in like 20 years. Who's still buying all that shit? There is so many other ways to sanitize.

by Anonymousreply 3508/29/2020

its 100 degrees , can not wear plastic or rubber gloves in the heat.

by Anonymousreply 3608/29/2020

I still don't understand the obsession with "wipes" on these ongoing DL threads. You can easily buy bleach and a roll of paper towels and make "wipes". In the midst of a global pandemic you're fretting about the convenience of buying pre-wetted paper towels and specific brand names?

by Anonymousreply 3708/29/2020

Now my Target store has a surfeit of masks. But no alcohol over 50%.

by Anonymousreply 3808/29/2020

Who needs gloves? Are you performing surgery on someone?

by Anonymousreply 3908/29/2020

They come in handy when I am fisting someone, r39.

by Anonymousreply 4008/29/2020

wipes are handy when you're out and about and need to wipe down a seat before sitting down or a table etc.

by Anonymousreply 4108/29/2020

I noticed that my local CVS in WeHo had some "antibacterial" wipes by a generic brand- I didn't look at them closely, but you might want to check it out. Also noticed that the Honest Co. makes alcohol wipes, and they are in stock online.

by Anonymousreply 4208/29/2020

I've said it before, I'll say it again: Everclear in a spray bottle makes a great disinfectant. Clean, no residue, no bleachy smell afterwards. Not every liquor store sells it, but many do. Any alcohol over 150 proof will work as well.

by Anonymousreply 4308/29/2020

[quote]I still don't understand the obsession with "wipes" on these ongoing DL threads. You can easily buy bleach and a roll of paper towels and make "wipes". In the midst of a global pandemic you're fretting about the convenience of buying pre-wetted paper towels and specific brand names?

People have explained over and over again why they're looking for certain types of products. Enough with the 'don't understand' bullshit and trying to shame people. Nobody is fretting about specific brand names, calling them by brand names is just a way to refer to the product, the same way Band-Aid is used for any brand of adhesive strips.

And one of the reasons people like pre-moistened disinfecting wipes is because a) they're bleach-free - no one wants to worry about getting bleach on their clothes, etc and b) the wipes themselves are thicker and stand up better to being soaked than a regular paper towel soaked in bleach would be. No one wants to whip out a soggy, disintegrating paper towel dripping bleach to wipe down a shopping cart, ffs.

So tired of the nags on these threads.

by Anonymousreply 4408/29/2020

We still have about 8 canisters of wipes from March that we have yet to use.

People stopped wearing rubber gloves after being told that the gloves didn't offer much protection, especially if you touched them to remove them.

by Anonymousreply 4508/29/2020

Some odd shortages I've noticed:


Canned beets

Canned diced tomatoes

by Anonymousreply 4608/29/2020

People are so lazy.

We've been making our own rubbing alcohol since March, and have a three-year stock of Tab because we KNEW something like this was coming.

by Anonymousreply 4708/29/2020

Diced tomatoes are awful, r46. Buy whole canned tomatoes and pulse them in a blender or squish them with your hands. They put a chemical in the diced variety that keeps them from ever losing their pointy edges. Just awful.

Cento is an excellent brand. You don't need to buy San Marzano, either. I buy them by the case from Amazon. My last case cost $20.04 via Subscribe & Save. They really are better.

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by Anonymousreply 4808/29/2020

Is it true that the wipes lose their potency? I found a canister of Clorox wipes in my bathroom -- probably at least five years old. They're still moist, though.

by Anonymousreply 4908/29/2020

The fat whores have bought up the pasta isle. I don't understand this because pasta is cheap, ubiquitous and stocked in massage abundance. There's no shortage of dried pasta, it can last years. And if you really want pasta that bad it's easy to make. Flour, water and eggs.

by Anonymousreply 5008/29/2020

Yet, R50, you sound so angry that you couldn't get yours. Also, do you understand what the words ubiquitous and stocked mean since, ya know, you are writing about the pasta literally being neither stocked nor ubiquitous?

by Anonymousreply 5108/29/2020

R39, I started wearing gloves now, the latex ones currently. None of the non-latex ones will fit my hands - and I'm only 5' 11". I also (had) a germ key tool. The problem I've been having is that when trying to use either on a touch screen device, like at the checkout, they don't work most of the time.

by Anonymousreply 5208/29/2020

R49, bleach loses it's potency over time. That's why it's sort of pointless to hoard too much of it at once.

by Anonymousreply 5308/29/2020

R44, you're nagging right now yourself. I was just trying to suggest that when certain products are in shortage, there are simpler ways to work around it. I've accumulated enough bottles of rubbing alcohol for myself since April, and a small spray bottle. It's easy to just mist down a cart handle if I need to.

The thing that is annoying me with wipes is that people are leaving these things all over the place, in carts, in the ground of parking lots, etc...

by Anonymousreply 5408/29/2020

I got a picture of the Castlegrade rainbow mask today. They also now have black, blue and hot pink available as well as children’s sizes for those who are interested.

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by Anonymousreply 5508/29/2020

Geez, why make the front bright white like that. Ugly as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 5608/29/2020

Especially since it'll soon be after Labor Day, r56!

by Anonymousreply 5708/29/2020

Would a nice, beigey-fleshtone be so bad? And maybe a mocha for our brethren and sistren of color? Those things look like something by Mattel strapped to your face.

by Anonymousreply 5808/29/2020

I'm sticking with surgical mask.

by Anonymousreply 5908/29/2020

R59, a surgical mask is probably the most comfortable. But this winter when things get bad again, you’re going to want to wear a spacesuit.

by Anonymousreply 6008/29/2020

Mother says only Lysol sanitizes. Oner should spray as much as it takes to feel as though one is having an asthma attack, whether one has asthma or not.

I don't trust other surface cleansers. Sure, I could wash my surfaces with dish soap and hot water, but then how would I fill the day? It's far preferably to be on an endless quest for Lysol Wipes among my peers than use anything else that would be more than sufficient.

Anyway, my ass has been fused to the toilet seat for eleven days and it isn't like I have anything else to do.

by Anonymousreply 6108/29/2020

[quote]I've accumulated enough bottles of rubbing alcohol for myself since April, and a small spray bottle. It's easy to just mist down a cart handle if I need to.

Well, good for you - but your own disinfecting method is dependent on being able to find an extremely in-demand and often sold out product, just like wipes or spray. All disinfecting products are in unreliable supply these days. If you've been lucky enough to accumulate some, that's nice. Other people haven't been as fortunate. Do you and let everyone else do themselves. How hard is that?

And I suggest you look up the definition of nagging - there isn't any in my post.

by Anonymousreply 6208/30/2020

"mother says" lol wtf? you are probably 45 and living at home too.

by Anonymousreply 6308/30/2020

A boy's best friend is his mother.

by Anonymousreply 6408/30/2020

I shall be attired in this, r60. I'm searching online right now for the kicky flats.

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by Anonymousreply 6508/30/2020

R3 what is your problem... Why are you freaking out so much. Many stores are open and back to normal. You orle and your crisis porn.

by Anonymousreply 6608/30/2020
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by Anonymousreply 6708/30/2020

A fucking selfish Trumper. The guy needs his meds. He's shouting into her face, she should use a face shield.

by Anonymousreply 6808/30/2020

^^Thank goodness, it was she is a big black woman who won't take shit, LOL.

by Anonymousreply 6908/30/2020

California chicken farm to shut down after eight employees die of coronavirus

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by Anonymousreply 7108/30/2020

I couldn't sleep so I was browsing on Amazon. I saw Lysol wipes available and bought it right away. It was gone in about an hour. You may get lucky if you shop off hours.

by Anonymousreply 7208/31/2020

Couldn't find a thing....threw up my hands in desperation!

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by Anonymousreply 7308/31/2020

[quote] The fat whores have bought up the pasta isle

You have an entire pasta island?

by Anonymousreply 7408/31/2020

Paper plates are in short supply for some reason

by Anonymousreply 7508/31/2020

The pasta isle is where the farfalle flies free and proud, r74.

by Anonymousreply 7608/31/2020

I just got my usual box of Bionature spaghetti at my local food coop. They had no shortage of pasta. I also ordered 2 boxes of De Cecco organic fusulli from Walmart to bump my order up to free shipping. I've seen no shortage of pasta.

by Anonymousreply 7708/31/2020

What the fuck is this bullshit?

[quote]Six Democrat mayors in Minnesota endorse Trump for reelection

[quote]Six Minnesota Democrat mayors and one former Independent mayor have endorsed President Trump for reelection after claiming that Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden hasn't done anything to help working class people.

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by Anonymousreply 7808/31/2020

Sorry, posted R78 on the wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 7908/31/2020

This anti-mask wearing psycho coughed on a cancer patient.

Good news is several days after the incident she was arrested.

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by Anonymousreply 8008/31/2020

name and shame

by Anonymousreply 8108/31/2020

This may sound random, but I can't find Kraft Oven Fry (chicken flavor, specifically) anywhere on the shelves. Shake 'n Bake is available, but Oven Fry is always sold out.

There have been great deals on bone in/skin on chicken thighs, but it kind of defeats the purpose to order the Oven Fry online and pay for shipping. It's actually more expensive on Amazon than what it is at my local grocery stores.

by Anonymousreply 8208/31/2020

Paper towels are in short supply in Jersey City again a few months ago there was a good supply of major brands now the shelves are empty except for the off brands.

by Anonymousreply 8309/01/2020

R82 can you use crushed cornflakes, so you don’t have to rely on oven fry? My mom would make it like this:

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by Anonymousreply 8409/01/2020

I haven't seen paper towels in my Aldi's for quite a while. People are starting to stock up again for the 2nd wave so things might start disappearing again.

by Anonymousreply 8509/01/2020

second wave hitting spain

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by Anonymousreply 8609/01/2020

Lysol cleaner (the yellow liquid that you put in the spray bottles) is back at my Costco. Biggest container of cleaner I've ever seen outside of industrial supply stores. So if you belong, you might want to get over there.

by Anonymousreply 8709/01/2020

I'm confused, why is this thread still continuing? Have any of you shut-ins been to a store lately? Most everything is pretty back to normal...

by Anonymousreply 8809/01/2020

My Trader Joes hasn't had paper bags with handles for weeks. They said it's due to a "distribution problem"

by Anonymousreply 8909/01/2020

My Trader Joe’s didn’t have bags either when I went Saturday. Las Vegas. So that’s a “distribution problem”?

by Anonymousreply 9009/01/2020

Well, they're obviously not being distributed, r90....

by Anonymousreply 9109/01/2020

R91, I haven’t been to Trader Joe’s for a long time, so I didn’t know. I thought it was just a one off.

by Anonymousreply 9209/01/2020

So that is why my grocery store didn't have paper bags in a long time R89. They finally had them Friday.

by Anonymousreply 9309/01/2020

I'm on a supply chain pandemic board on reddit (I know) and there is some talk there of a shortage of soybeans at the processing plants. In my suburban NYC area there are still big gaps on the shelves. Disinfectant cleaners still scarce, sanitizer available but pricing about 40% higher this week, canned tomatoes still weirdly scarce, some random items like jam never returned so I wonder if smaller producers just went out of business?

by Anonymousreply 9409/01/2020

My sister went to a local WalMart yesterday. They were out of shopping bags! WTF??!! Who doesn't notice the supply is getting low and order them. Customers were pissed. Especially the ones with full carts full of food.

by Anonymousreply 9509/01/2020

They're outta nutmeg.

by Anonymousreply 9609/01/2020

ALDI didn't have Southwest Ranch baked chips or Orange Mango Sparkling Frost.

Just what the hell is going on here?

by Anonymousreply 9709/01/2020

But they did have pickled hummingbird tails, so there's that.

by Anonymousreply 9809/01/2020

I have some extra air fresheners for my DL brethren!

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by Anonymousreply 9909/01/2020

My Instacart order from Aldi this morning was pretty complete. They substituted spare ribs for baby back ribs, and they were out of sanitizing wipes (although they did have hand sanitizer). Everything else I ordered (mostly fruit, vegetables, and bread) showed up. I actually considered going to the store in person (which I haven't done since March), but Instacart keeps sending me these coupons (usually $10 off, which covers the service and delivery charges) so I figure why not use them?

by Anonymousreply 10009/01/2020

R76 that’s a good one, that’s funny

by Anonymousreply 10109/01/2020

Thank you, r101. It's a line from the dramatic recitation I did for my talent in the Miss Barilla pageant.

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by Anonymousreply 10209/01/2020

Oddly, canned cream of mushroom soup is always low where I shop. I'm not looking to buy any, but it always stands out that there's this big empty space in the soup aisle. Just about everything is near normal except certain cleaning things that I don't care about. Pickiness about brands is a thing of the past for me.

by Anonymousreply 10309/01/2020

Don't people use cream of whatever soup mostly for casseroles? Maybe they want comfort food or are making a ton to freeze for when the end of the world comes. Personally I hate casseroles. I've never seen one that didn't look like someone puked into a large serving dish, well, except for mac & cheese. I mean that's a casserole too, not that I like it. I like cheese and I like macaroni but not mused together.

As for shopping. I'm in Brooklyn NY and every supermarket I've been to has some TP but no paper towels and nothing with the Lysol name on it and that includes the large Shoprite. I was able to get a 6 double roll pack of full sheet (I hate select a size) Bounty paper towel at Target that they will deliver.

by Anonymousreply 10409/01/2020

What R104 said. People are using cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup to freeze casseroles. It's a "prepper" thing.

by Anonymousreply 10509/01/2020

People like her...

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by Anonymousreply 10609/02/2020

This article from WaPo says that the lack of product may be long term or permanent :

Bigger hauls, fewer choices: How the pandemic has changed our grocery shopping habits forever A permanent shift toward online shopping means less innovation, fewer new brands and, for some people who lack choices, reinforcement of unhealthy eating patterns

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by Anonymousreply 10709/02/2020

R100, what do you need sanitizing wipes for if you haven't left your house since March?

by Anonymousreply 10809/02/2020

I tried to buy 3 pkgs. of Kleenex at Aldi's and told I was only allowed one but I could buy them individually. I told her I would just take the the one since I was just buying to have extra.

by Anonymousreply 10909/02/2020

Walmart's been out of 12" latex balloons on two separate occasions. Both times I have had to settle for 9" latex balloons they used as a substitution. Today they tried to give me 50 sheet protectors for $5 instead of the 100 sheet protectors I ordered for $7. I said hell to the motherfucking no.

by Anonymousreply 11009/02/2020

I just left Sam's and they had a pallet of Lysol wipes. 5 packs per container for $15.

by Anonymousreply 11109/02/2020

r108 I didn't say I hadn't left my house since March -- I haven't been in a grocery store since March. I've gone to the doctor, the bank, an auto repair place, etc. -- just not grocery stores.

by Anonymousreply 11209/02/2020

R111, don't post shit like that, you're going to kill the thread!

by Anonymousreply 11309/02/2020

So I told the car-loader at Walmart I didn't want the page protectors and she said 'OK, I'll take it off.'

Then I got home and the page protectors were there thrown on top of my bags. I had one tomato when I meant to buy one pound of tomatoes, and I had four $4 cans of spray paint instead of the one can I ordered. Overall, I feel that I came out ahead.

by Anonymousreply 11409/02/2020

Anus suggestions on where to get the face guards without having to buy a box of 100? I only see big boxes that are $200+ and I need maybe half a dozen or a dozen at most.

by Anonymousreply 11509/02/2020

I just read an article that face guards really don't protect you R115.

by Anonymousreply 11609/02/2020

I've been trying for hours to order HP ink for our printer and not a single fucking store within 200 miles has it.

Those fat whores!

by Anonymousreply 11709/02/2020

r117 Amazon or eBay.

by Anonymousreply 11809/02/2020

r115 I got a five-pack for around $15 (shipped). I think they're out there even cheaper.

by Anonymousreply 11909/02/2020

R118 even Amazon is backordered. I need it soon, not two weeks from now. Guessing HP discontinued it.

by Anonymousreply 12009/02/2020

What's the model of your printer?

by Anonymousreply 12109/02/2020

R121 HP3755. It seems like it may have been discontinued already. Eh, it was cheap.

by Anonymousreply 12209/02/2020

Anus suggestions?

by Anonymousreply 12309/02/2020

This is the mask I order. It has a detachable eye shield. It looks relatively good.

Of course, I get it in the solid fabric, not the pirate pattern.

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by Anonymousreply 12409/02/2020

R117 just go get your cartridge refilled at Staples or Costco. It'll be less expensive.

by Anonymousreply 12509/02/2020

R117: If that printer uses HP 65 and 65XL cartridges, they are available now at Office Depot, Best Buy and Staples. Even Target has them.

by Anonymousreply 12609/02/2020

R126 it must be a local issue then, because none of those stores have them here and all are backordered until Sept. 9 or later.

by Anonymousreply 12709/02/2020

r126 Amazon and eBay also.

by Anonymousreply 12809/02/2020

Again just take the cartridge to be refilled for $9.

by Anonymousreply 12909/02/2020

[quote]Anus suggestions

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 13009/03/2020

[quote] Again just take the cartridge to be refilled for $9.

Honey, I'm a big Fraidy Cat Mary Prisspot on this thread because *I am not going into any store anywhere any time* so I'm watching this thread to see what's what and what's running low.

I appreciate the suggestion for the future but for now, if it requires physically entering a store, it ain't happening, not for a while.

by Anonymousreply 13109/03/2020

Plugin air freshener refills are also becoming scarce at many stores in my area - which seems rather strange.

by Anonymousreply 13209/03/2020

[quote]Plugin air freshener refills are also becoming scarce at many stores in my area - which seems rather strange.


by Anonymousreply 13309/03/2020

I forgot some stuff in my Walmart pickup order yesterday, also I got myself all freaked out thinking about a canned fruit shortage, so I made another Walmart order last night and picked it up this morning. They substituted Tazo Chai concentrate with Tazo Organic Chai concentrate for the same price. Once again, I came out ahead. 🎲🤑

by Anonymousreply 13409/03/2020

R131, honestly, I'd rather you be a fraidy scaredy cat who stays home to take care of himself by going to extremes then the morons out in the stores with their entire families not wearing masks.

At least you're taking it seriously.

by Anonymousreply 13509/03/2020

Thanks R135. We all have to take care of ourselves!

by Anonymousreply 13609/03/2020

off brand wipes for sale

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by Anonymousreply 13709/03/2020

While we had a summer lull and a decent amount of the necessities available the past 3 months, stores are getting sparse again up here in central CT. My Walmart has wide gaps on the shelves of pantry items and household goods, Aldi and Costco are putting limits on the paper products again, never did get disinfectant wipes back. I would suggest to grab an extra pack of the things that were hard for you to get back in April/May the next time you shop. Sanitizer is available but the pricing has gone way up here. I need to grab paper towel, kleenex and multivitamins.

by Anonymousreply 13809/04/2020

I've gotten wipes from both Walmart and Amazon Fresh but you kind of have to check at off hours and keep an eye on things, they only come up for sale for ship to home every few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 13909/04/2020

stores are empty during this holiday weekend and shelves full.

i saw microban on the shelves but resisted the purchase, it works bacteria not viruses

by Anonymousreply 14009/06/2020

microban works against bacteria not viruses

by Anonymousreply 14109/06/2020

R141 That's what I thought. Our local Kroger chain substituted it for a cleaner they were out of, and I can't do a damn thing with it.

by Anonymousreply 14209/06/2020

I am in a rural area, but there are two supermarkets in the nearby small town. It is difficult finding the quality pet food my dogs are accustomed to and like. The local stores are slow or have stopped in restocking certain brands. I dont know if it is due to hoarding, the distributor, or slackness in reshelfing by the stores. Maybe it is a combination of all three. Every other week, I drive 22 miles to the pet food/supply store to find the acceptable pet food desired.

by Anonymousreply 14309/06/2020

R143 Your dogs sound like demanding bitches!

by Anonymousreply 14409/06/2020

R143 what is this desired brand of pet food?

by Anonymousreply 14509/06/2020

This article is a couple of years old, but it shows how Amazon Fresh only reaches 18% of the population, vs. higher percentages for Walmart, Instacart, Target/Shipt, and Kroger.

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by Anonymousreply 14709/06/2020

R145 Wilderness Lamb & Brown Rice - dry Pro Plan Lamb & Vegetables - wet

A Rottweiler, Chow, & Brindle

by Anonymousreply 14809/06/2020

Target in northwest NJ (Warren County) had Target-brand disinfecting wipes in fresh scent and citrus. It’s skinny; only has 35 wipes. I scored a 3 pack of Clorox wipes a couple months ago so I’m set. Nothing else seems to be low or out of stock. Except laptops and tablets, of course.

by Anonymousreply 14909/07/2020

Thread 10 and people are still ranting about "wipes"? Find another solution.

by Anonymousreply 15009/07/2020

I just carry an anteater around and let him lick things clean.

by Anonymousreply 15109/07/2020

Giant Eagle is posting signs for it's "paper towels, 2 for $3"', and on that exact sign it also says "limit one per person". They have been doing this regularly with other cleaning products as well. I've seen this happen at Wal Mart too with hand sanitizer.

by Anonymousreply 15209/08/2020

[quote]Giant Eagle is posting signs for it's "paper towels, 2 for $3"',

I bought their cheap-ass paper towels when they were $1 a roll. Not worth the money I spent. I like Amazon's Presto! brand. That's some good shit, paper towel-wise.

by Anonymousreply 15309/08/2020

NYC just sent EBT cards to families of all public school students, regardless of need.

Stupid me picked today to go to Costco. Hieronymous Bosch couldn't have imagined a more vivid hellscape.

by Anonymousreply 15409/08/2020

Some good news.... Just got back in from a trip to Sam's Club. They had pallets full of Lysol Disinfectant Spray. A pack of 4 for $16.

It was the, "Crisp Linen Scent," in case anyone cares.

I haven't seen them have Lyson in-store since before March so this might be a good sign that Lysol will soon be more readily available everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 15509/09/2020

Great disinfecting tips from Kay...

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While not the grocery store, this relates. In this southeastern town close to my home, the community conducts yearly a three-day collective mega yard sale that stretches for miles. In town they are clustered in several lots. It attracts thousands of people, coming and going, shopping or just looking. There are some food vendors. Going up and down the main road twice today in elevated traffic, I observed that shoppers weren't wearing masks and the areas were crowed. From the car, I didn't see anyone with a mask and people were handling all kinds of items. This locale is in a county with the highest number of Covid cases in the state. The event attracts predominantly, but not limited to, lower middle class and poorer attendees. They are multi-racial. It is the attitudes and practices like this that perpetuates the Covid. With rhe Covid pandemic, some are intentionally defiant about masks and social distancing. Others are just ignorant, or dont care, and hold erroroneous notions about it. The behavior makes me mad. The best I can do is stay away from high risk situations as much as possible.

by Anonymousreply 15709/11/2020

FYI everyone. I just got an update from Castlegrade. They are going to be selling smoke filters for their masks next week.

“As a result of the positive feedback we received on the new longer/softer strap we made a decision to pause production until we could apply the new straps (black, pink, blue will now have the new strap attached). As a result anyone waiting will get their order approx Sept 18th-21st. If you need [an old style strap] mask now we can switch you to Grey and ship you by Monday. Hopefully you can forgive us. We are doing our very best.

On another note, it has been reported that the 02 Curve (Canada company) and Envo Mask (NIOSH approved) BOTH use a valve/vent and the CDC has announced masks like these are not safe. If you have a receipt or a photo of you wearing one of these masks please email to us and we will arrange a VERY special discount for your next order with us.

Last but not least, CastleGrade’s G-Series is now the only N95 registered by the FDA in the world that is both reusable and does not use valves. As of today we have not had any reported cases of COVID-19 from our employees or customers since we launched in November 2019 and became available in the USA in May 2020. Not one. We are SO proud of this fact.

What’s next? Around the ear straps. New limited edition colors. Our 4-ply filter with charcoal for those effected by the fires and residual smoke. All of these new additions will be up on the site next week.”

by Anonymousreply 15809/11/2020

Isn't Casketgrade the one that made the wearer unintelligible to others when the wearer was speaking?

by Anonymousreply 15909/11/2020

Yes, R159

by Anonymousreply 16009/11/2020

r557, "Poor, colored people don't wear masks!"

by Anonymousreply 16109/11/2020

^not what was said r161 nitwit Boris troll.

by Anonymousreply 16209/12/2020

Damn. Now I have to wait until r557 to find out what that's in response to. Luckily, I have a lot of time on my hands...

by Anonymousreply 16309/12/2020

^lazy troll

by Anonymousreply 16409/12/2020

R159, I’m the one that wrote that your voice is muffled by Castlegrade. None the less, when I go to the market I’m going to be wearing it anyway, because it’s just getting worse and worse out there. I don’t have to talk at the market and that’s my worst exposure.

by Anonymousreply 16509/12/2020

Shop mid-morning on Mondays; fewer people. The main concern though, much has not been re-stocked.

by Anonymousreply 16609/12/2020

Wednesdays is supposed to be the least busy day, as many supermarkets do double coupons that day to entice shoppers.

by Anonymousreply 16709/12/2020

I bought the cheap paper towels. Generic, 50 cents. I grabbed four. I still have one roll and that was 2 weeks ago that I bought them. They aren’t great. But sometimes the paper towels are a habit more than a necessity.

I mainly use them when cooking.

by Anonymousreply 16809/12/2020

R166, I usually shop at 7:00am when the markets open. But certain stores, like Costco, open at 10:00 and there’s always going to be a lot of people by then. It’s been my observation that people don’t want to get up early, so if a store opens very early, usually the only people there are people at higher risk, like the elderly. Those are the people that are taking it seriously.

Even at opening there’s a few people. But everything is clean and if the virus was in droplets floating around last night, by morning it’s had time to sink to the floor. I’m also patronizing smaller chains like Ace Hardware and Sprouts. Less crowded.

by Anonymousreply 16909/12/2020

One of my biggest gripes now is that fresh produce is still going bad too quickly.

Also, it's a pain in the ass trying to go through all the stuff I've hoarded over the past few months in my pantry and cupboards.

by Anonymousreply 17009/12/2020

true about produce, you waste money and spend more time shopping increasing your risk of exposure to this virus!

by Anonymousreply 17109/12/2020

Why is produce going bad so quickly these days?

by Anonymousreply 17209/12/2020

Maybe it's getting to the market later.

by Anonymousreply 17309/12/2020

I did a grocery pick up and the guy was chatty. He was looking at my receipt and asking if I knew they didn't have some of the stuff but that they had just gotten their shipments for the day so they might have some of it now. I asked about the timing of the shipments. He said everything is coming late now and they are only getting partial orders filled, etc. So, it's the supply chain, most likely, that is having an effect on produce. The stuff is probably just sitting in a truck for an extra day or so.

by Anonymousreply 17409/12/2020

Can someone tell me why white Bounty napkins have become rare and quadrupled or more in price when you do find them? I mean napkins, not paper towels. It used to be a little over $5 for 400 and now it's between $20 and $30 on Amazon and no one else even has them online. The ones that are $5 something from Amazon Fresh have been out of stock for months and still are.

by Anonymousreply 17509/12/2020

R175, buy bandannas for $1 apiece and wash them. They come in a lot of colors and patterns now, they’re not all bandanna print.

R172, go to Costco and buy bags of frozen fruit and vegetables. No spoilage and no waste.

It’s probably because it’s so hot. When it cools down, the produce will last longer.

by Anonymousreply 17609/12/2020

[quote] No spoilage and no waste.

And no taste

by Anonymousreply 17709/12/2020

Frozen peas and corn are okay...good, even. Frozen carrots and green beans are a travesty. All that water and, as r177 already stated, no taste.

by Anonymousreply 17809/12/2020

R177, frozen fruits and vegetables are picked ripe and flash frozen. Their taste is the same or better than fruits and vegetables picked while unripe and then shipped across the country in a truck.

by Anonymousreply 17909/12/2020

I usually do my grocery shopping at night after work, like 9 or 10pm. The stores are almost empty at that time. During the early days of the pandemic, this strategy was difficult because of all the hoarding and stores also started closing early at 8pm. For a while in June it was 6pm due to fear of riots.

I have noticed that since the health guidance now seem to be focused on respiratory droplets being the primary means of transmission (hence masks), the hand carts are back to being the usual filthy messes they always were. We had a blissful period where they were regularly cleaned after each use and now it looks like they don't bother at all. I don't worry about it and never really did. I just wash my hands when I get home. Most people seem to just be going about life as usual but compliance with mask wearing in stores is usually high if not 100%.

by Anonymousreply 18009/12/2020

Frozen vegetables and fruits at Costco are often organic and they taste fine. I get blueberries, strawberries, green beans and broccoli all the time and they’re fine. Some things freeze better than others. Costco has a Normandy mix and a stir fry mix that are good too.

by Anonymousreply 18109/12/2020

The main grocery store I shop at has had Purell wipes available for months now at the entrances to wipe your cart down yourself. Problem is people are lazy and leave the used wipes in the carts instead of tossing them in the trash on the way out.

I also started wearing latex gloves. The non latex ones don't fit my hands.

by Anonymousreply 18209/12/2020

I've been cutting my paper towel sheets into smaller squares to ration them. I find that many cleanup jobs don't require a whole sheet (or a select-a-sheet, which is half the size)

by Anonymousreply 18309/13/2020

7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed the Way We Shop for Food - Kim Severson, NYT

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by Anonymousreply 18409/13/2020

[quote] Can someone tell me why white Bounty napkins have become rare and quadrupled or more in price when you do find them? I mean napkins, not paper towels. It used to be a little over $5 for 400 and now it's between $20 and $30 on Amazon and no one else even has them online.

Maybe because of climate change and recent horrible fires? Please consider using cloth napkins or micro-fiber towels for spills and clean-ups. If you use Bounty, they are owned by the Koch brothers who don't give a damn about climate change, they regularly cut down trees. If you need to buy paper towels or napkins, consider buying companies who make it from recycled material like Seventh Generation. The reason we're having this virus is because of climate change.

by Anonymousreply 18509/13/2020

r185 Stop posting this nonsense. Bounty is made by Procter and Gamble. You're just like the idiot on the earlier thread who attributed another product to the Koches. You're just as bad as people who post unfounded rumors on Facebook.

by Anonymousreply 18609/13/2020

R186 That was me that misattributed an item to the Koches in an earlier thread. For which I apologized.

How sad, fat and bitter do YOU have to be to remember that?

by Anonymousreply 18709/13/2020

Everything is back to normal over here--I don't know who's still thinking shopping for groceries is hell now... Fake News Boris.

by Anonymousreply 18809/13/2020

r187 How stupid do you have to be to keep posting the same misinformation?

by Anonymousreply 18909/13/2020

R189 I did it ONCE, you fat cunt. (R186 is some other poster)

Get a fucking life, you miserable hog.

by Anonymousreply 19009/13/2020

Brawny is the Koch Bros paper towel.

[quote]While Koch Industries has sprawling holdings in pipelines and refineries, in 2005 it bought the paper and lumber company, Georgia-Pacific. That Koch Industries’ division relies on the goodwill and trust of consumers in order to achieve billions of dollars in revenues for its Dixie disposable paper plates, bowls and cups; its Northern Quilted and Angel Soft bath tissue; its Brawny and Sparkle paper towels; and its Vanity Fair and Mardi Gras table napkins.

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When I found out that the Koch Bros owned Georgia-Pacific, I stopped buying those products many years ago.

Please don't tell me they produce the Costco Kirkland products, I buy Kirkland paper products, TP and paper towels.

by Anonymousreply 19209/13/2020

Kirkland's TP and Paper Towels are supposedly manufactured by Bounty.

by Anonymousreply 19309/13/2020

Can your own vegetables if the canned ones in the store aren't good enough for you, you bread flour lysol whore!

by Anonymousreply 19409/13/2020

R186, for fuck's sake, calm down. Even if Koch doesn't own Proctor and Gamble, why even have paper napkins in the first place? Why can't someone use cloth napkins or micro-fiber cloths for cleaning instead of paper towels? Or use recyclable paper products?

This is small gesture but climate change is real. The virus is telling people to start respecting the Earth. What's so hard about that?

by Anonymousreply 19509/13/2020

i agree but i have a lysol fetish that is going unfulfilled.

by Anonymousreply 19609/13/2020

R195, do you ever wash those cloths? With soap and chemicals? Also, when you reuse cloths for cleaning, especially in the kitchen, you are asking to spread bacteria all over the place. So, unless you are washing your cloths every time you use them, you aren't acting in a healthy manner and if you are washing them every time you aren't acting in an environmentally responsible manner. There are middle grounds. Some paper towel use is a good middle ground.

by Anonymousreply 19709/13/2020

Some people are really obsessed with what other people buy.

by Anonymousreply 19809/13/2020

I'm not the one you're arguing with R197, but rags are more environmentally friendly than paper towels, everyone knows this. You aren't taking into account the water it took to grow the trees that were cut to make your paper towels, the chemicals used to process the pulp to make your paper towels, or the carbon footprint in transporting your paper towels. Over and over. I don't know what you're "cleaning" up with half a square of paper towel that you couldn't do with a rag.

As to how sanitary it is, I guess it depends on what you're cleaning. If I am cleaning my kitchen island after cutting chicken or something I toss that rag in a utility hamper. Usually I am just wiping up water or coffee. I use paper towels occasionally but not to the point where I am rationing them and posting about it on Datalounge. I'd live without them fine.

by Anonymousreply 19909/13/2020

I wash these cloths with an eco-friendly detergent once a week altogether or when the laundry basket gets too full of them. I know about germs, etc, working as health professional but I am not overzealous about germs like some people here. You're never going to get a completely sanitary environment in a kitchen, you just have to make sure you wash your hands well and be careful of the food's expiration date. The only time I really get sanitary is when I cook with chicken or meat, I clean the sink and any kitchen utensils with a bleach mixture and that's the only time I use paper towels--recyclable---. Yes, I use a dishwasher but it's energy efficient and I also use an eco-friendly dishwasher tablets and only use it when it's fully loaded.

by Anonymousreply 20009/13/2020

^^ this was in response to R197. Agree with R199.

Besides, paper towels are getting expensive. You can save money by using cloths. Now, I draw the line with toilet paper. There are some people who are really eco-conscious to the extreme and use compost toilets-- ugh-- and cloths for wiping but I buy recyclable toilet paper.

by Anonymousreply 20109/13/2020

One of them should show up here to lecture you repeatedly about your toilet paper waste, R201. That would be so annoying, huh?

by Anonymousreply 20209/13/2020

Exactly right, R202. It's funny how people will often chime in with how others should live their lives but draw their own lines when it comes to something that they feel is necessary.

by Anonymousreply 20309/13/2020

R201, get a bidet! I've had one for years and the 2020 Toiletpaperpocalypse didn't worry me a bit! I got mine for $35 from Amazon, but I think they went up in price since the toilet paper shortage. During peak freakout they were very scarce. You should get one before the second wave.

by Anonymousreply 20409/13/2020

Don't you still dry yourself off with toilet paper if you use a bidet? And, wasting all that water??? And, then, when it splashes, you have to use a paper towel to wipe it up!! Nooooooo. And, you still have shit there because it doesn't all come off without soap and scrubbing, so you smell like shit and have to spray chemical scents on yourself and all over your house. This is literal violence to our resident "paper towels are literal violence" troll.

by Anonymousreply 20509/13/2020

R202, R203, yeah, I would consider a bidet or something else. At least I have an open mind. Are you one of the anti-maskers?

by Anonymousreply 20609/13/2020

R206, you don't even understand how self-righteous and idiotic you come across as, do you? You also seem to not be very bright if you can't figure out the difference between people using paper towels and calling you out on your absolute hypocrisy and people refusing to wear a mask during a pandemic. Why don't you use a rag to wipe your ass? Is it because you're an anti-masker? See how stupid that is? Probably not.

by Anonymousreply 20709/13/2020

A face guard by itself isn't great protection indoors.

A snug face mark plus a face guard is pretty solid protection.

by Anonymousreply 20809/13/2020

Ninnies....too many ninnies.

by Anonymousreply 20909/13/2020

R207, you are a hysterical ninny.

by Anonymousreply 21009/13/2020

So now you're just verifying that you are nothing but an idiotic troll, R210? Good to know.

by Anonymousreply 21109/13/2020

Enough already. People using paper towels is an accepted pandemic practice within the Shopping for Groceries threads. Get with it or go read about Madonna or gay pubes.

by Anonymousreply 21209/14/2020

Stop ruining the thread with bickering. Buy your paper towels while you can and keep a dozen microfiber cloths to use in case you run out or have a hard time finding paper towels during the second wave.

by Anonymousreply 21309/14/2020

Ikea has dish towels for less than $1 apiece. They’re white and can be bleached. I use them to clean counters and spills and throw them in the washer. They’re cheap, so if they get ruined, who cares? I use them anyway.

They have slightly nicer ones in a four pack for $4.

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by Anonymousreply 21409/14/2020

Things seem to be simmering down....

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by Anonymousreply 21509/14/2020

Paper towel and other product shortages are less to do with hoarding now than to how goods are produced.

Like many other areas paper product manufacturers went LEAN a long time ago; this means they only produce enough of a product that can be sold within a certain period of time. Sadly it also means there is little wiggle room to ramp up production to meet shortages because entire supply chain has also gone LEAN as well.

Over past several decades manufacturers of all sorts of goods have wrung out excess factory capacity. Everyone runs lean, which means there just isn't often a way to significantly increase production. No one is going to build a new factory just because covid-19 related issues has caused spot shortages. They will ramp up production within limits of existing plant and supply infrastructure, but that is about all.

By some accounts normal supplies of all sorts of goods from Lysol spray, to Clorox wipes to yes, even paper towels may not return until well into 2021.

by Anonymousreply 21609/14/2020

I was trying to get a little of this and that with every grocery order and Walmart order.

Now I am moving and took things out to pack and.....okay, I may have gone overboard with the Lysol and the wipes.

by Anonymousreply 21709/14/2020


Sell them on; mark them up, and sell them on...

by Anonymousreply 21809/14/2020

Bidets don't clean shit.


by Anonymousreply 21909/14/2020

Bedazzle them and sell them on Etsy.

by Anonymousreply 22009/14/2020

Walmart has really stepped up its game, I must say. I ordered some (non-food) items on yesterday afternoon, and they're arriving today.

by Anonymousreply 22109/14/2020

Boy someone is really triggered with the bidet talk.

by Anonymousreply 22209/14/2020

R221 it's probably because they're gearing up for the launch of their new services to rival Amazon's 2 day delivery.

by Anonymousreply 22309/14/2020

r223 I don't think so. This was from the non-grocery side of Walmart, and the delivery was a shipment in a box, delivered by OnTrac (like UPS.) The grocery deliveries are going to have to be more like Instacart.

by Anonymousreply 22409/14/2020

R224.... that's what the new expedited delivery service is.... non-Grocery items.

by Anonymousreply 22509/14/2020

No, R225, it’s everything that’s in your local store, including grocery.

by Anonymousreply 22609/14/2020

R226, Walmart's 2-Day Delivery is not just for what's in your local store. It's across the entire website.

by Anonymousreply 22709/14/2020

Walmart has definitely been on top of their deliveries and a lot of that is to do with their launching of Walmart +. They delayed the launch for some unknown reason but they definitely want to be seen as the alternative to Amazon which has actually done a shit job of delivery for most of the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 22809/14/2020

I could always get some non grocery items with Walmart grocery orders. I mean, no clothes or anything like that, but I got several pharmacy/beauty and personal care items, and one order they delivered washcloths.

by Anonymousreply 22909/14/2020

Whole foods is serving hot foods again at their hot food stations but just limited to wings and I can't even remember what other dish was but the food didn't look good. No salads.

by Anonymousreply 23009/14/2020

I believe Walmart+ starts tomorrow. I'm doing a grocery pickup order tomorrow morning -- I wonder if they'll include something in the bag promoting the service.

by Anonymousreply 23109/14/2020

I wonder if tipping is solicited on Walmart+ or if they pay their drivers a flat rate.

by Anonymousreply 23209/14/2020

[quote]I wonder if tipping is solicited on Walmart+ or if they pay their drivers a flat rate.

From the Walmart+ FAQ:

Q: How do I tip my delivery person?

A: You can tip your delivery driver through the app.

by Anonymousreply 23309/15/2020

I was just in Lowe's yesterday and they had extra large bottles of Lysol cleaner for about $8.

by Anonymousreply 23409/15/2020

I have lysol cleaner from dollar tree. Gallons of LA awesome lemon scented bleach. Wipes too.

by Anonymousreply 23509/15/2020

How’s the gloves situation? None at Costco today.

by Anonymousreply 23609/15/2020

I'm not getting my hopes up for Walmart+ until they directly employee a dedicated delivery and pay them accordingly so they don't do a shit job because they expect a shit tip.

The grocery couriers HATE delivering for Walmart and only the new, dumb drivers accept Walmart orders.

by Anonymousreply 23709/15/2020

THIS is why I will only get grocery deliveries until a vaccine or until the spread of the virus drops significantly.

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by Anonymousreply 23809/16/2020

That's why I shop at 6 am, when these mental defectives are still drooling into their pillows.

by Anonymousreply 23909/16/2020

US retailers roll out foreign toilet paper amid COVID-19 pandemic

Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico. Major chains, across the country, including CVS, Piggly Wiggly, Safeway, 7-Eleven and others, are carrying the international brands.

In recent weeks, a CVS in New York has been selling three Mexican brands: Regio, Hoteles Elite and Daisy Soft. Mexico’s Petalo was on the shelves of a Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay, Wisc. And a Safeway supermarket in Fremont, Calif., had those same brands, plus Vogue, whose label says in Spanish that it smells like chamomile.

The stores said they needed to get creative during the pandemic and started working with new suppliers to get shoppers what they needed. But don’t worry about popular US brands like Charmin — they aren’t going to disappear. Supply chain experts expect the Mexican and other foreign-made rolls to be on store shelves only temporarily, until US manufacturers catch up with demand.

Americans use much more toilet paper than other countries, according to Patrick Penfield, a supply chain professor at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University — which is why Mexico can handle shipping more rolls to the United States. Stores have done this with other products during the pandemic, he said, bringing Mexican-made hand sanitizer to the US when there was a shortage.

Americans, of course, buy products that are made all over the world, but most of the toilet paper they use is made in the US. Toilet paper is inexpensive and takes up a lot of space in trucks and ships, making it not worth the cost of importing from other countries. That’s left the toilet paper aisle with the same familiar brands, causing some shoppers to do a double take when they see the unfamiliar stuff.

Oliver Olsen wasn’t even in the market for toilet paper, but he had to stop and take a closer look at what he saw in the aisles last month at a Hannaford supermarket in Londonderry, Vt.

Instead of Charmin and Cottonelle, there was Vogue and Delsey from Mexico. Next to them were rolls of Cashmere from Canada and King Blue from Trinidad and Tobago.

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{quote] Stores have done this with other products during the pandemic, he said, bringing Mexican-made hand sanitizer to the US when there was a shortage.

And almost all those Mexican sanitizers had some kind of fucked up toxin in it. So, yeah, buyer beware

by Anonymousreply 24109/16/2020

Anyone noticing any issues with poultry and meat?

Last week I bought a package of steaks and when I opened it, it was rancid. Today, I purchased some chicken and was almost knocked out by the smell once I opened it, it was obviously rotting.

by Anonymousreply 24209/16/2020

Ooooh, r240, I'd feel *ever* so glamorous wiping my ass with Cashmere!

by Anonymousreply 24309/16/2020

I ordered groceries to avoid smoke. Waited all day. No groceries. Thanks, Safeway, you fucking incompetent bitch. I'll never shop their again. What a lousy store anyway. In the summer, to sell their rancid meat (no jokes, DL!) they bbq outside the store door, spewing pollution for weeks or months. Grease fine, definitely.

by Anonymousreply 24409/16/2020

[quote]Americans use much more toilet paper than other countries,

Portion sizes!

by Anonymousreply 24509/16/2020

"Americans use much more toilet paper than other countries,"

That's because...

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by Anonymousreply 24609/16/2020

I got an Instacart delivery and they've almost always been women.

The latest delivery person was a hot guy and I immediately moistened. Mama thought he was fresh out of jail!

by Anonymousreply 24709/16/2020

I'm just ordering groceries, thank you, not grossness.

by Anonymousreply 24809/16/2020

[quote]Americans use much more toilet paper than other countries

That's because most Americans are full of shit.

by Anonymousreply 24909/16/2020

mm hmm

by Anonymousreply 25009/16/2020


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Why Everything Is Sold Out

The pandemic broke online shopping.

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by Anonymousreply 25209/17/2020

Was just at Marc's today. They're fully stocked with rubbing alcohol, and alcohol wipes. Masks are marked down to $4.99 for a pack of 50. I got a box of masks and a bottle of rubbing alcohol for $7.06.

by Anonymousreply 25309/18/2020

R523 Where are Marc's located?

by Anonymousreply 25409/18/2020

R253 I meant.

It's late and I'm up due to the earthquake in LA...

by Anonymousreply 25509/18/2020

The WeHo and La Cienega x 18th street CVS' has been out of alcohol for 3 weeks now.

by Anonymousreply 25609/19/2020

R255, I remember those. I always waited for the ceiling to crash in and kill me.

Glad it was a minor one with no damage. And that your nerves have recovered!

by Anonymousreply 25709/19/2020

It had me downin' the Nervine, r255!

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R254 here you go

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by Anonymousreply 25909/19/2020

R254, I had a feeling I wasn't close by; thank you for the link!

R257, R258 Even though 4.6 may be minor, my mind was tired but my body couldn't sleep.

As for the thread-although these aren't groceries-the weird thing I've noticed at Target is that they are out of bedsheets.

Twin size seems to still be available (& I would expect those to be out due to the fall college semester) but anything larger has been cleared out at about 4 different stores I've visited.

by Anonymousreply 26009/20/2020

[quote]Not sure what would cause a shortage of bedsheets...

La Pandemica thrives in the countries where sheets are made, as well as the countries where sheets are bought.

by Anonymousreply 26109/20/2020

Well, sheet.

by Anonymousreply 26209/20/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the stage... La Pandemica!

by Anonymousreply 26309/20/2020

I'm starting a new cart for a upcoming Amazon Fresh order and 95% of the cold cereals are out of stock. Wonder if it may be because school is starting again and parents are stocking up on it for their kids?

by Anonymousreply 26409/20/2020

CNN Breaking News Twitter:

The EPA has added original Pine-Sol to the list of cleaners that can kill coronavirus on hard surfaces.

by Anonymousreply 26509/20/2020

r265 Oh, fuck. Just what we need: more of that stench out in the world. Kill me now.

by Anonymousreply 26609/20/2020

pine sol freak here, got plenty of that stuff

by Anonymousreply 26709/20/2020

Let’s go to Aldi!

by Anonymousreply 26809/20/2020

Like the RIP visuals. Stupid song choice.

by Anonymousreply 26909/20/2020

Oops, wrong thread...

by Anonymousreply 27009/20/2020

I hear there's this weird cold going around.

by Anonymousreply 27109/20/2020

Still no isopropyl alcohol at my local CVS' in WeHo and other L.A. location.

by Anonymousreply 272Last Monday at 7:45 AM

Target in Portland has a permanent sign saying no alcohol, no paper towels. How is that possible?

Oh, yeah, order by mail.

I got alcohol at CVS, but only because it is brand new and almost no one goes there.

by Anonymousreply 273Last Monday at 8:39 AM

wait, you can't order rubbing alcohol by mail, right?

okay then, Target, wtf??????

by Anonymousreply 274Last Monday at 8:39 AM

I found Lysol spray and Lysol wipes in CT! Wasn't even going to go down that cleanser aisle because they never have anything and there they were! Got the last one of each. I feel like I won the lottery :)

by Anonymousreply 275Last Monday at 10:01 AM

Yes r274, alcohol is flammable. If there are places that do ship it, you’ll pay exorbitant shipping fees.

by Anonymousreply 276Last Monday at 1:38 PM

Everclear, bitches. Cheaper, easier to find, does the same job.

by Anonymousreply 277Last Monday at 1:43 PM

Nonsense. I ordered some from Walmart a couple months ago -- $2.18 a bottle, free shipping if you order enough other stuff to get to $35 total. Currently out of stock, though.

by Anonymousreply 278Last Monday at 1:44 PM

I bought a huge can of Caramel Spiced Apple Pie shit spray at Dollar General

by Anonymousreply 279Last Monday at 1:44 PM

How womanly, r279.

by Anonymousreply 280Last Monday at 1:48 PM

Got another Instacart order from Aldi this morning. I was seriously thinking about actually going into the store for the first time since March, but Instacart keeps giving me $10 off offers. Anyway, nearly a third of the items I ordered were "out of stock," and then the shopper delivered two items from someone else's order (presumably--since I didn't order them) and left off one of my items (but charged me for it anyway.)

by Anonymousreply 281Last Monday at 2:24 PM

I’m a picky bitch about my food. I want specific brands and sizes. If instacart fucked up my order I’d be sooo pissed.

by Anonymousreply 282Last Monday at 2:51 PM

Well, you can't be fussy about brands at Aldi, since 90% of their inventory is store brand. Instacart lets you specify a particular substitution, or no substitution allowed. Walmart only lets you do the latter, which is unfortunate, although it often leads to getting a better (larger, better brand) of something for the same (lower) price of the item you ordered. On my last order, I asked for two 16-oz. bags of frozen broccoli. They were out, so they gave me two 32-oz. bags of broccoli (for the same price.) Wouldn't it have made more sense to just give me ONE larger bag?

by Anonymousreply 283Last Monday at 4:38 PM

I decided to check into Walmart+ and they don't deliver to my area. The nerve!

I guess I live too far away. Maybe it's for the best.

by Anonymousreply 284Last Monday at 6:28 PM

Just went to the grocery store in person for the first time in a month or so. I found a thin, blonde, white woman in an aisle with no mask on. The horror! I gave her the nastiest look I could muster and quickly got the hell out of the aisle when she started coming towards me. So selfish.

by Anonymousreply 285Last Tuesday at 7:59 AM

R283 No one working for Instacart has the intellectual capacity to make that calculation.

And to be fair, there may be an item count sort of thing, as well, that they need to fulfill.

by Anonymousreply 286Last Tuesday at 8:19 AM


by Anonymousreply 287Last Tuesday at 8:31 AM

Ordered from IGA the other day via Instacart. I put on my mask and gloves to answer the door, driver shows up with no mask or gloves on. :/

by Anonymousreply 288Last Tuesday at 9:07 AM

r286 That wasn't Instacart, it was Walmart employees for a store pickup order. But of course your point is well-taken either way.

by Anonymousreply 289Last Tuesday at 9:10 AM

Kraft chicken flavor Oven Fry is still apparently a hot commodity. I haven't seen it available for over a month now at multiple Giant Eagle's or WalMart's where I live. Though it could just be one random neurotic hoarder near me that is buying them all up.

The only place I can find gloves that will fit my hands is at Lowes. I'm not even that big of a guy. I can't find styptic sticks anywhere, apparently stores just stopped carrying them.

by Anonymousreply 290Last Tuesday at 2:58 PM

Vitacost has some of their lavender and thyme Seventh Generation disinfectant spray in stock right now:

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by Anonymousreply 291Last Wednesday at 6:08 AM

I don't know if it's just my area but I am still having luck finding both wipes and Lysol in Amazon Fresh.

It's not all the time, but if you are up early and check before 8 pm, it usually pops up at least once every 7-10 days.

by Anonymousreply 292Last Wednesday at 6:11 AM

We're good on wipes and rubbing alcohol here in town, still bereft of hydrogen peroxide (which is the pits because my bf uses it for his gums) and any disinfectant spray. Someone did tell me last week they happened to find one can at a Home Depot when they were there to buy something for an emergency repair.

by Anonymousreply 293Last Wednesday at 6:14 AM

So, who’s prepping for the Trump-induced election season chaos? I’m predicting more societal breakdown and shortages.

I’m back on the butt care hoarding train.

by Anonymousreply 294Last Wednesday at 3:48 PM

How To Make Sourdough Starter from Scratch

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by Anonymousreply 295Last Wednesday at 5:32 PM

Popped into Dollar Tree to get a few things, and this stupid group of white trash people at the front of the line (I'm assuming they all knew each other based on their behavior, but they each checked out separately) ordered a total of 11 god damned helium balloons. We all had to wait there while they took their good old time contemplating which ones to get. There was only one cashier in the store and there was a line of us behind them extending all the way back into the aisles. The cashier had to stop what she was doing and go over and make all those freaking balloons.

by Anonymousreply 296Last Thursday at 10:31 AM

[quote]I can't find styptic sticks anywhere, apparently stores just stopped carrying them.

They're widely available online. Otherwise, there's a CVS brand product called Advanced Nick Care that does the same thing, in a little roll-on the size of a Chapstick. It's in the men's shaving section.

by Anonymousreply 297Last Friday at 5:39 AM

You can use the alum that they sell in the grocery store by pickling supplies or spices. It's the same active ingredient a styptic pencil contains. Also, a teabag can help stop bleeding. Many dentists recommend this after a tooth extraction.

by Anonymousreply 298Last Friday at 8:38 AM

R297 Thanks! I will check that out.

by Anonymousreply 299Last Friday at 9:46 AM
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