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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 601Last Sunday at 7:21 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 408/26/2020

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 6208/29/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 6308/29/2020

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 18309/12/2020

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

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[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 26009/19/2020

[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 27209/21/2020

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 27309/21/2020

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

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

by Anonymousreply 27409/21/2020

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 27509/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 27609/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 27709/21/2020

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 27809/21/2020

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

by Anonymousreply 27909/21/2020

How womanly, r279.

by Anonymousreply 28009/21/2020

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 28109/21/2020

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 28209/21/2020

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 28309/21/2020

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 28409/21/2020

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 28509/22/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 28709/22/2020

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 28809/22/2020

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 28909/22/2020

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 29009/22/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 29109/23/2020

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 29209/23/2020

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 29309/23/2020

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 29409/23/2020

How To Make Sourdough Starter from Scratch

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by Anonymousreply 29509/23/2020

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 29609/24/2020

[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 29709/25/2020

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 29809/25/2020

R297 Thanks! I will check that out.

by Anonymousreply 29909/25/2020

Sorry, R299, got the name wrong - it's Instant Nick Care, not Advanced. You can see it at the link.

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by Anonymousreply 30009/27/2020

Suddenly, here in suburban Boston, paper towels have become extremely scarce again.

Plenty of toilet paper, but no paper towels, not even store brand.

by Anonymousreply 30109/28/2020

Grocery grocery why can’t you be true?

by Anonymousreply 30209/28/2020

I'm having a hard time finding 13 gallon trash bags, black ones specifically. All the stores in my area are only selling 30 gallon bags, which are way to big for my trash cans.

Hand soap isn't fully stocked, the shelves are still somewhat bare, but I can still grab a large size refill bottle of Softsoap whenever I head out. I'm up to about 5 right now, so that should last me through the winter. Rubbing alcohol is starting to show up on shelves again. I've even seen it in larger size bottles for like $4.99. It goes quickly though.

I have to go to Lowes to get my nitrile gloves, because the ones sold at the grocery stores are too small for my hands and tear when I try to put them on.

by Anonymousreply 30309/29/2020

^ too - sorry, typo.

by Anonymousreply 30409/29/2020

R303 where are you?

by Anonymousreply 30509/29/2020

R305, NE Ohio

by Anonymousreply 30609/29/2020

Amazon has them, r303. Muriel wouldn't let me post the link.

by Anonymousreply 30709/29/2020

Why are there still problems in places like Ohio??? It sounds like last May levels there

by Anonymousreply 30809/29/2020

[quote]I'm having a hard time finding 13 gallon trash bags, black ones specifically.

Why do you need black ones? I have TONS of the white drawstring ones. It's one of those things I always buy more of when I need to buy more stuff to get to a retailer's minimum order.

by Anonymousreply 30909/29/2020

WTF're saying that black bags matter?

by Anonymousreply 31009/29/2020

One's refuse should always be on the right side of history.

by Anonymousreply 31109/29/2020

My last order with Walmart + was over an hour late, the driver called an said she was delivering 24 waters at a high rise and would be even later. She never showed, Customer Service said to call the store. Ben (sounding harried) told me the DoorDash driver said I wasn't home (which was an especially large load of BS since I have touchless delivery). Anyway he said he'd sent the order with a different driver. Guess who never showed?

I talked with Ben again, and asked him if they were having a lot of problems like this with DoorDash and he just sighed and said "Don't get me started."

by Anonymousreply 31209/29/2020

So Walmart is using Door Dash to deliver groceries? Interesting. So their partnership with Instacart is completely separate and you can still get Instacart deliveries through their service? I wonder what the difference is--maybe with Walmart+/Door Dash, the Walmart employees do the shopping, but Instacart uses is employees/drivers to assemble the order?

by Anonymousreply 31309/30/2020

R309, my trash cans are black.

by Anonymousreply 31409/30/2020

R314, you'll never survive the apocalypse!

by Anonymousreply 31509/30/2020

Just saw these in store today, Men's Golden Girls 5-Pack Socks at Walmart.

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by Anonymousreply 31609/30/2020

Winter's closing in, so I grabbed paper towels, TP, wipes and Lysol spray when they briefly appeared at Stop & Shop this month. After problems with instacart, I have settled on a weekly Amazon Fresh delivery for milk eggs fruit veg chocolate, plus they carry tootholpaste mouthwash etc. I still walk to S&S weekly for a couple light bags and an outing, and hope this system holds through winter. Cannot find wet Swiffer pads anywhere for months.

by Anonymousreply 31709/30/2020

I live in Ohio too, and I'm gonna start stocking up on toilet paper and other essentials.

Not just because of COVID, but God knows what will happen with the election results. We may have martial law or something.

by Anonymousreply 31809/30/2020

[quote]Cannot find wet Swiffer pads anywhere for months.

Just cut your used Depends up into rectangles. Problem solved!

by Anonymousreply 31909/30/2020

Walmart is still selling 48oz bottles of Lysol Cleaner for only $2.97. I've got enough now to last me for a year, easily. Giant Eagle is selling 50oz bottles of SoftSoap for about 5 bucks, got plenty of those too.

I'm definitely changing my strategy around what I keep in my freezer this time around. A lot of stuff ended up getting freezer burned and taking up too much space in my freezer. I'm stocking up on Giant Eagle's Nature's Basket brand individually sealed frozen chicken breasts in particular.

I've also been stocking up on Victoria brand marinara sauce (personal favorite). It's a little pricier, but worth it, since I'm not going to be making frequent trips to the store just to make a sauce from scratch.

by Anonymousreply 32009/30/2020

My trash can is not out in the room so I don't care what color of trash bags are in it.

by Anonymousreply 32109/30/2020

I've been subscribing to Who Gives a Crap for toilet paper for 2 years and never had to panic about shortages. They do recycled or bamboo tissue, and give back to the community.

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by Anonymousreply 32209/30/2020

Well, the idiots at Target (the company) have finally decided to let people order "select fresh and frozen groceries using Order Pickup or Drive Up" (per an email I just received. So, like a sucker, I click on the link and am directed to their website, only to discover that there is NOT A SINGLE FRESH OR FROZEN GROCERY ITEM available for pickup.

They are SO FAR behind Walmart it isn't even funny.

by Anonymousreply 32310/05/2020

Everyone I speak with says Walmart is the only place to come through. People who wouldn't have been caught dead dealing with Walmart, including me, have shopped mostly there, for me only online, for months. No Lysol like every place else but they do have alcohol, paper towels and Charmin, the only really soft TP. The first TP I was able to get back in April or May was Angel Soft. It's like sandpaper and so thin you need to use a ton. Unless it's the only one that exists on the face of the earth I will never get that one again. Then again if nothing else since March I have learned to never say never.

by Anonymousreply 32410/05/2020

A tip for those seeking Lysol:

Scrubbing Bubbles has come out with their own disinfectant spray now. The can is similar to their bathroom cleaner so it's easy for your eyes to slide over it, but I've seen it at both Target and CVS in the last couple of weeks. It's on the EPA's list and it's cheaper than Lysol, too. Scrubbing Bubbles doesn't even have it listed on their site, but it's out there.

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by Anonymousreply 32510/06/2020

I had a dream last night. Instead of being able to go shopping when we wanted, everyone was assigned a time and a supermarket. We shopped in groups of 20. My market was located in a Rite Aid in a neighborhood I lived in twelve years ago. Nearly all the food was prepackaged crap, frozen dinners and shit. All I could find that I liked were crumb buns, and you had to ask for them. They were stored in a plastic case, behind a counter.

I woke up as a grocery clerk I remember from that time was putting two crumb buns in a bag for me.

by Anonymousreply 32610/06/2020

there was an article today in the newspaper, either the NYT or WSJ about Clorox wipes and how difficult it is to find.

by Anonymousreply 32710/08/2020

I looked for wipes all random Sunday in August Stop % Shop had a small supply left, so we stocked up.

by Anonymousreply 32810/09/2020

I ventured out to Trader Joe's this morning, basically my first supermarket visit in the last 7 months. It was crowded and I was in there for a half hour or more. Am I going to die?

by Anonymousreply 32910/09/2020

Of course you will, r329.

by Anonymousreply 33010/09/2020

Sign of the times ---> Instead of having dreams about suddenly finding myself naked (or partially naked) in public, I've having dreams about about finding myself MASKLESS in public.

by Anonymousreply 33110/09/2020


Yep, same here. I just started doing that a week or two ago.

by Anonymousreply 33210/09/2020

The psychological ramifications of the Trump Era are going to be long and deep.

(And, before someone, I don't have pics.)

by Anonymousreply 33310/09/2020

[quote]Everyone I speak with says Walmart is the only place to come through.

Walmart came through for me all spring and part of early summer. I got everything from them including wipes, toilet paper and paper towels. But that's been a while ago now -- like most stores, they stopped having wipes sometime ago and it doesn't look like they (or anyone) will be having them again anytime soon.

by Anonymousreply 33410/09/2020

I never shop at Whole Foods (overpriced, pretentious), but they're offering a $10 credit on Prime Day if you spend $10 at WF, so I thought I'd give their store pickup service a try. It actually went very well, and I was able to find some items that I haven't been able to get from my usual pandemic era sources (Aldi & Walmart.) Plus they had a great sale on Rao's pasta sauces, which are the best.

The only problem was the traffic to get there. (I'm in LA County.) I haven't been out much in the past six months, but I thought that traffic was supposed to have diminished greatly. Instead it was as bad as, if not worse than, usual. Maybe the mistake was going at 7PM on a Friday evening.

by Anonymousreply 33510/10/2020

r331, I had that dream about a week and a half ago (everyone, including me, were maskless), and I haven't had an anxious dream in years. Actually I have had years of not dreaming, or remember dreaming.

by Anonymousreply 33610/10/2020

SoCA here. The stores have been mostly normal for a few months now, until I noticed some subtle changes a few days ago. There was no Scott TP. That was the first thing I noticed back in Feb before there was any hoarding or daily news coverage of a pandemic. Also things that were heavily hoarded back in March were looking low stock again: pasta, jar pasta sauce, certain canned vegetables, the large bags of rice and beans, and flour. Things weren't wiped out like in March but it feels like another wave is coming and people are starting to sense it. Shockingly they had bottles is isopropyl alcohol in stock, which I haven't seen since March. I bought 2 to add to my stash.

by Anonymousreply 33710/10/2020

r335 again. Well, I spoke too soon about WF. Today I went to use the Italian flat-leaf parsley I ordered only to find that they gave me cilantro! (Not a huge deal; I'm not going to complain about it.)

by Anonymousreply 33810/10/2020

Ran in the store to get a few things today and run out but lordy me they had cleaning products today. I mean like disinfectants. So I had to shop.

by Anonymousreply 33910/10/2020

I noticed that all the stores near me have gotten rid of the directional markers in the aisles.

by Anonymousreply 34010/10/2020

All the stores near me are back to NEVER cleaning the hand carts. Ever. They are filthy like the old days, with food and suspicious liquids spilled all over as if they're not even going to be used for food.

by Anonymousreply 34110/10/2020

Where the hell do all of you live that your grocery carts are caked in various gunk all the time?

by Anonymousreply 34210/10/2020

Places where fraus drag their 8 sticky, leaky, gunky, brats with them.

by Anonymousreply 34310/10/2020

My Whole Foods in Sarasota continues to clean the carts and require masks inside the store. There are still distancing floor markers. This is heartening since this moronic state is in Phase 3 of reopening.

by Anonymousreply 34410/11/2020

Wipes are provided at the entrance, so I clean the cart handles.

by Anonymousreply 34510/11/2020

[quote]Wipes are provided at the entrance, so I clean the cart handles.

And your ass?

by Anonymousreply 34610/11/2020

Unfortunately I've seen a definite slacking off here in my city in CA when it comes to store employees sanitizing carts, keeping the cart wipes by the door stocked, etc. I was at Target a few days ago and as I was getting a cart from the row of supposedly sanitized carts, I saw one that had a used mask in it.

by Anonymousreply 34710/11/2020

Same observation, the stores are filthy but Trader Joe's still has their employees wipe down the carts.

by Anonymousreply 34810/11/2020

Avoid Home Depot. Their employees openly flaunt the mask wearing policy by pulling it down under their chins, and a lot of the customers don't mask. This is in Georgia.

Target is pretty good. Costco is pretty good. Trader Joe's gets the Grand Prize. They still do a great job. Whole foods does too.

by Anonymousreply 34910/11/2020

I'm in Georgia, and all the stores have enough toilet paper and it seems like paper towels are being rationed. Watch for eggs too. BTW: DO not buy bacon or anything else from Smithfield. They treat their workers like shit, many of them have gotten COVID!~( and they do not even care. Also avoid Perdue products. Always.

by Anonymousreply 35010/11/2020

R349, Home Depot customers include a lot of Mexican construction workers and I have yet to see a single one of them wear a mask. Or their wives or kids with them. Then it’s all over the news that Latinos get Covid at a higher rate and nobody in the medical field can possibly figure out what that means and thinks it’s some kind of genetic issue. Duh! If you’re in the medical field, climb out of your ivory tower and go to Home Depot and Walmart. Mystery solved.

If you need to go to Home Depot or Lowe’s, they both open at six a.m. and most of the people there at that hour are either high risk and are trying to avoid infection, or construction workers, who mostly go straight to the lumber side of the store. Stay on the opposite side, where the housewares are, and you’ll never see most of them.

Home Depot also has light bulbs, cleaners, laundry soap, plastics and a lot of regular housewares, and they’re open even earlier than the market. If you’re there the first twenty minutes, it’s you, the employees, and about 8-10 other customers. Most of whom are nowhere near you. Construction workers come in early to load up early to go to the job site, they’re buying lumber and concrete and you’re not.

by Anonymousreply 35110/11/2020

Just found out that the big meat processing plants in the US are chinese owned.

by Anonymousreply 35210/11/2020

I don't know. Where I'm from, Latinos are more likely to wear masks, and they're kids more than anyone. Thry are not as hard-headed like white and black people.

by Anonymousreply 35310/11/2020

Are there still lines to get into the stores across the country?

by Anonymousreply 35410/11/2020

One Whole Foods in my area has short lines, but otherwise no. Trader Joe's used to, but not lately. Safeway, QFC (Kroger), etc. never have had any that I ran across.

by Anonymousreply 35510/11/2020

There are lines, huge lines on busy shopping days and times. Sunday and Monday and all after-work hours. I'm avoiding shopping on these days and times.The target near me had Chlorox wipes in stock a month ago, the inventory was gone in 5 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 35610/11/2020

r352 gets all his news from Facebook.

by Anonymousreply 35710/11/2020

[quote]Their employees openly flaunt the mask wearing policy by pulling it down under their chins, and a lot of the customers don't mask.

FLOUT, not flaunt.

by Anonymousreply 35810/11/2020

r358 = flatulent flotus

by Anonymousreply 35910/11/2020

r359, Fraudulent, flatulent Flotus

by Anonymousreply 36010/11/2020

r359 Do you really think FLOTUS's limited command of English would enable her to distinguish between "flout" and "flaunt"?

by Anonymousreply 36110/11/2020

No supermarket lines in Queens NY, at least for now. My local market has had relatively few rat lickers in the early morning, so I shop then.

If our numbers get high enough that we go through new lockdowns I suspect it's gonna get ugly really fast.

by Anonymousreply 36210/11/2020

R362 hope you are not near any of the NYC red zones. It is starting to look worrisome.

by Anonymousreply 36310/11/2020

R363: I'm not, thanks. The Orthodox communities in Brooklyn are driving quite a bit of the new spike in cases. As far as I can tell NYC outside of red zones isn't spiking quite as much, though finding a chart of new cases by zip code is difficult.

by Anonymousreply 36410/11/2020

The Beverly Connection Target in L.A. had a little sign at the entrance telling you what supplies they had or hadn't in stock. They had everything but wipes. The LaBrea Target didn't have a sign like that, so kudos to the BC one.

by Anonymousreply 36510/11/2020

R365 Just returned from the La Brea/Santa Monica location around 9p and they did have a sign up front! As of earlier tonight, a lot of things were still in stock.

I will admit it was closer to the entrance (doors) as opposed to the bank of elevators, so it's easy to miss if you're coming off one of them from the garage.

by Anonymousreply 36610/11/2020

No r366, the very one you mentioned. The La Brea/4th is too far (and small) for me. Excellent! Right move Target!

by Anonymousreply 36710/12/2020

P.S r366, I was at that Target about a week ago, went into the front entrance, didn't see a sign. So maybe it's a new thing they're doing.

by Anonymousreply 36810/12/2020

Do the stores limit how many cleaning products you buy, ie: 2 Lysol wipes?

by Anonymousreply 36910/12/2020

R369 most stores I've been to are still limiting your quantities to 1 each of whatever type of cleaning / household product you're buying.

by Anonymousreply 37010/12/2020

Someone posted on Tik Tok from a Target in McAllen/Mission, Texas with the title, "People in TX are really saying they could give two fucks about Covid.."

And the video shows the cleaning aisles completely overstocked with wipes, Lysol, alochol, bleach, pretty much every disinfectant you haven't seen since February. No signs saying there are limits either.

by Anonymousreply 37110/12/2020

The Rio Grande Valley is a very different Texas than the rest of the state, R371.

by Anonymousreply 37210/12/2020

Ordered for the first time from Amazon Fresh last night. It's being delivered tomorrow. I was even able to get some Clorox wipes, which was a nice surprise.

by Anonymousreply 37310/13/2020

My Safeway in Seattle has disinfecting wipes, but no Ajax (with bleach) powder, only Barkeeper's Friend.

by Anonymousreply 37410/13/2020

Barkeepers Friend is really good. It’s better than Comet, and it will remove all sorts of nasty stains on your sink. It will also remove gray scratch marks from utensils on Fiestaware. Fiestaware recommends it for that purpose.

by Anonymousreply 37510/13/2020

Toothpaste is pretty effective at removing the gray metal marks from ceramic dishware, too.

by Anonymousreply 37610/13/2020

target and walgreens all have wipes but they are from brands that I have never heard of. I stay away. I had purchased a bottle of small hand sanitizer from CVS which was later recalled...good thing I never used it. I bought it to stock up...

by Anonymousreply 37710/13/2020

I hate hand sanitizer. Can't people just wash their damn hands? I've seen it in restrooms right next to the soap.

by Anonymousreply 37810/13/2020

R378, Depends on what you’re doing. Maybe if you’re going to hand something to another person.

by Anonymousreply 37910/13/2020

I used to use hand sanitizer all the time but since we've been working from home the last 7 months, I just haven't had much use for it. I spend most of my time here at home, so the few small bottles I keep in my bag are still in there mostly untouched.

by Anonymousreply 38010/13/2020

I use it in the car when I go out, in between stores.

by Anonymousreply 38110/14/2020

Due to Covid cases spiking again, is there now going to be a second, or third, wave of massive hoarding? The first time around was absurd. Ironically most of the hoarding was being done by MAGATs, you know, the loons who don't want to wear masks!

I'm down to six rolls of Kirkland TP and 4 rolls of Kirkland paper towels. I only have one cannister of the Clorox wipes left. HEEEELP! Everything else I have, laundry detergent, a well stocked fridge etc.

by Anonymousreply 38210/15/2020

People have been predicting since Summer that the second wave would push shortages in the winter.

I was Warehouse shopping the other day and Costco had no beef while Sam's club had no chicken.

If you're down TP and Papertowels I'd suggest getting two packages of each if you can afford it and have a place to store it. Replenish each time you're down to your last case so you at least always have a 1 case supply on hand in case shit becomes scarce again.

by Anonymousreply 38310/15/2020

Have we already discussed that they also seem to be putting less paper per roll these days but of course charging more for it?

by Anonymousreply 38410/15/2020

Sometimes I wonder if companies like Costco, deliberately put out those press notices just to freak people out scare them into mass buying. How much toilet paper do you need?????

by Anonymousreply 38510/15/2020

I live in Ohio, right on the PA border. The first time everything went into lockdown, PA didn't allow liquor stores to be open, so we were getting a flood of people coming over here and emptying the shelves. The stores had to start demanding proof that you were an Ohio resident. Even then, people from PA with friends in Ohio were paying them to buy a shit load of booze for them. I'm talking like entire shopping carts filled to the brim.

My friend and I just hit up the local liquor store and each bought 10 bottles of a particular, relatively cheap variety of vodka that we both like. The lady at the counter looked at us like we were nuts. We'll probably be back in a couple more days once they re-stock them again, and do the same.

by Anonymousreply 38610/15/2020

OK, fine. Buy yourself a case of wine and several gallons of liquor. Get your mixes too while your at it. But remember to buy toilet paper, paper toweling and the lysol and clorox. Also get dishwashing liquid and stuff for your dishwashe3r if you have one. Buy Tuna fish, dried pasta, rice (I prefer brown rice) and dried beans. Make sure you're supplied with canned goods. Stuff like tomato sauce, soups etc. I even got some of the Stagg steakhouse chili. And I never buy canned meat. I also got myself a case of condensed milk incase going to the store is not an option. The one thing I haven't solved yet is the eggs. I eat eggs. I cook with eggs. I even got some boxed cake mixes so I can make cookies or cake when my sweet tooth acts up. I get myself some canned fruit too. Get a few big boxes of oatmeal, and Bisquick. Make sure you have a gallon of oil, buy butter and freeze it. Remember. We ought to seriously quarantine from November until March. I am serious. And if Trump wins or loses there will be civil disturbances, demonstrations etc. that may very well get violent. If they declare martial law, there's no way in hell I am leaving my house. Now. Get your freezer in order too. Avoid Smithfield products. Their workers are dropping like flies from COVID. Avoid Perdue because those ratfuckers support Trump. Avoid Goya for the same reason. Buy chicken beef and pork.

by Anonymousreply 38710/15/2020

[quote]Avoid Perdue because those ratfuckers support Trump.

Is David Perdue part of the Perdue Chicken family, r387?

by Anonymousreply 38810/15/2020

So we should refer to the O.G. Shopping for Groceries thread...

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by Anonymousreply 38910/15/2020

I haven’t seen canned beef at Costco since March. They very rarely have wet wipes and when they do, it’s a house brand.

R387, I’m afraid all hell is going to break loose after the election. I wouldn’t put it past Trumpers to try to re-enact The Purge out there. They are going to be furious.

by Anonymousreply 39010/15/2020

Something else to consider buying is OTC medications. Besides Covid, it is also cold and flu season. So buy some decongestants, antihistamines, expectorants, etc, as well as whatever you take for fever symptoms. Don't buy too much, though, because this stuff does expire. I usually do this before every cold/flu season anyway and I'm happy if I never use it.

Something else to consider, and I've read this in stories of Covid at-home survivors, is either Gatoraid or Pedialite or something to replace electrolytes if you do get sick and run a fever.

by Anonymousreply 39110/15/2020

[quote]Have we already discussed that they also seem to be putting less paper per roll these days but of course charging more for it?

I got a roll of plastic wrap the other day and even that was about an inch narrower and seemed thinner than the previous roll, which I still had for comparison. Fuckers. I would rather pay fifty cents or a buck more and have the quality stay the same.

by Anonymousreply 39210/15/2020

[quote]Due to Covid cases spiking again, is there now going to be a second, or third, wave of massive hoarding?

Based on what I read here, it looks like we're having a wave of massive WHORING.

by Anonymousreply 39310/15/2020

Guard your words. Rumors of shortages cause shortages.

by Anonymousreply 39410/15/2020

[quote]I’m afraid all hell is going to break loose after the election. I wouldn’t put it past Trumpers to try to re-enact The Purge out there. They are going to be furious.

Good. Then they can be gunned down in the street like the rabid animals they are.

by Anonymousreply 39510/15/2020

I enjoyed that! Trump kicked that Australian whore in the cunt bone. She thought her shrill Aussie whine was going to get Trump to back down, now she limps home to lick her bleeding pussy. Cunt.

by Anonymousreply 39610/15/2020

R387, you can freeze eggs. Get an ice cube tray, break the eggs into it individually. Freeze them.

by Anonymousreply 39710/15/2020

r397 works at a fertility clinic

by Anonymousreply 39810/15/2020

R387, you can use a quarter cup of applesauce as an egg substitute. I’ve used one of those individual serving cups of applesauce in blueberry muffin mix or apple spice cake mix and it was fine. It does taste like apples a bit though.

If you want something that doesn’t have a taste, try this:

Replacement: 2 tablespoons water + 2 teaspoons baking powder + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil = 1 large egg

I used this recently and it was fine.

by Anonymousreply 39910/15/2020

Yes Perdue Chickens is Senator PErdue, who is an evil bastard and his brother who is a Secretary in Trump's cabinet. Conflict of interest uch? That fucker was briefed on the pandemic in January, then he bought and sold stocks. Rotten fucker, mean racist homophobic and an entitled POS.

by Anonymousreply 40010/15/2020

I have been slowly stocking up over the last few months. I now have 56 rolls of Scott TP, 20 rolls of paper towels, 10 hand soap refills +10 of the pump bottles, 12 bottles of rubbing alcohol (mix of 70%, 91%, and 99%....still hard to find) and multiples of every item I use in the bathroom (toothpaste, floss, moisturizers, hair products, aloe vera, etc.). I am stocked on all that stuff until next summer. The pantry is in ok shape (canned goods, pasta, quinoa, canned veg, rice, beans, sauces, etc). I have always been a just in time shopper in the past, like oh I put the last roll of TP on the spindle today so I'll grab a 4 pack later this week. No more. I don't want to turn into a hoarder but got sick of having to think about all this so just started buying to be ready for a year-ish.

Notice I didn't mention Clorox wipes or Lysol. I don't use any of that so really don't care about availability of it.

by Anonymousreply 40110/15/2020

I feel like this time around, there won't be so much mass panic. More people have learned a bit more about stocking up. I know I have.

by Anonymousreply 40210/15/2020

Is there Lysol or any disinfectant spray available anywhere?

by Anonymousreply 40310/16/2020

R387 & r397, if you freeze eggs for baking scramble them before you freeze them, if you freeze with yolks intact the texture will be off when you mix them in. Powdered eggs are also an option. I froze 2 dozen individually for baking last lockdown and they held fine.

Our costco in CT has had Lysol wipes available, though they are usually gone by 10:30 am. I don’t use them much but if a friend hosts me for an outdoor glass of wine I will bring Lysol wipes as a hostess gift now!

R401 I’m similarly stocked, I may buy a bunch of veggies/fruits/dairy just before the election so I don’t have to leave the house for 2-3 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 40410/16/2020

[quote]They very rarely have wet wipes and when they do, it’s a house brand.

Don't dismiss these brands out of hand. The most important thing isn't the brand but whether they're on the EPA's list of products that are effective against COVID-19. Look for the EPA registration number on the packaging, plug it into the tool on the EPA's website and see what it says. I found what looks like a no-name brand of disinfectant wipes at Target called CleanCut, 35 wipes for $1.99. The wipes are on the EPA's list, made by Lonza (which makes a lot of the 'name' disinfectant products). Target has them pretty often. Some of those brands are crap but not all.

[quote]Is there Lysol or any disinfectant spray available anywhere?

I'm seeing disinfectant spray semi-regularly these days at CVS, Target and a local grocery store chain here in CA. Sometimes it's Lysol, sometimes it's CVS's Total Home brand spray, and sometimes it's Scrubbing Bubbles' new disinfectant spray. I also saw Lysol in stock the other night on Walgreen's website.

A shopping tip: I don't know how it is anywhere else, but here in my area our Target stores seem to have designated a couple of aisles as COVID-19 product dumping grounds. They just sort of throw a lot of the in-demand products there, usually without prices on the shelves, rather than placing them in the areas where you would expect to find them, especially things that are sort of 'special purchase' items that they haven't normally carried. It's worth checking your own Target to see if they're doing something similar. In all the disorganized piles of stuff, a lot of good things go unnoticed.

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by Anonymousreply 40510/16/2020

I didn't want to start a whole thread for this, but I am wondering if any of you lovely bitches bought a freezer since the pandemic started? I am thinking about it for the winter, but want to get something that, of course, works well, yet doesn't suck a ton of electricity.

by Anonymousreply 40610/16/2020

R401 same. And most of my stocking up, I was able to get one delivery at a time via Amazon Fresh.

I moved and no longer have Fresh in our area, but they had Lysol and Clorox wipes available every so often early in the day.

Hand sanitizer, Walmart has had and so has Office Depot.

by Anonymousreply 40710/16/2020

r406 I don't have room for a freezer in my garage (or my house), but I did buy a mini-refrigerator with a small freezer to hold the overflow from my main fridge.

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by Anonymousreply 40910/16/2020

Ran into Elaine again. She was still going on about that goddam grapefruit juice.

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by Anonymousreply 41010/16/2020

I have not seen Lysol spray or Clorox wipes since March. I am old so it is unlikely that I will ever see either in my lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 41110/16/2020

I have not used those in all my life R411. I don't understand the obsession.

by Anonymousreply 41210/16/2020

I see patients daily and would like some Lysol to spray after they leave-- it would be easier than using Cavi wipes (but at least I have those)!

by Anonymousreply 41310/16/2020

R406 I got a small, upright, Freezer for about $250. I got it at the height of the pandemic where Freezers were nowhere to be found so I just settled on something that was about 7.0 CU Feet rather than a larger one I would have gotten if it was available.

by Anonymousreply 41410/17/2020

Wow 2 days since the last post. Maybe this thread finally died? I will miss it.

by Anonymousreply 41510/19/2020

It will come roaring back R415

by Anonymousreply 41610/19/2020

r414, I have two of those. I started with one and added a second literally right before the pandemic. I find that I actually prefer having 2 smaller ones than the one large one.

by Anonymousreply 41710/19/2020

The Walmart website has been fucked up since last week. I tried Chrome and Firefox. You can get the website but if you click on a product an error page comes up. People are saying Walmart is telling them it's their computers but it's them. Check the link, it' s not just my computer. There goes my one source for 70% isopropyl alcohol.

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by Anonymousreply 41810/19/2020

r418, I use naked browser pro on my phone /tablet and am not having that problem on walmart dot com

by Anonymousreply 41910/19/2020

I just went to the store Sunday. I have 3 dozen eggs. I have 6 lbs. of oatmeal, and two boxes of cold cereal. Four loaves of bread, lots of canned tuna, and beans. Pancake mix, 6 cans of evaporated milk for emergencies. Toilet paper and toweling seem to be OK. Replenished my medicine cabinet. One thing I overlooked is dishwashing liquid. I think I need three more bottles. I have Lysol, Clorox and Spic & Span anti bacterial spray cleaners and paper toweling. I make my own wipes and keep them in a sandwich bag in my car. I keep a ten pak of disposable masks in the glove box.

by Anonymousreply 42010/19/2020

If you don’t mind making your own bread, here’s an easy recipe I use from Stone Buhr. The only things you need are yeast, flour, sugar, salt, water and olive oil. Stone Buhr also has a white bread recipe on their site and other recipes. It’s easier to store this by the ingredients, you don’t have to go to the store much, and it’s simple. I use a big wok with a glass lid to rise the bread dough. You can see when it’s ready.

I started baking my own bread recently and found out you’re better off not buying all purpose flour for bread. Bread flour is better. All purpose flour can be used for things that don’t need to rise that much, like cookies.

by Anonymousreply 42110/19/2020

Sorry, link:

I’ve made wheat bread using Stone Buhr flour and it was fantastic.

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by Anonymousreply 42210/19/2020

Between Fauci saying the next 8-12 weeks will bring a lot more COVID spikes and with the potential craziness around the election, I am going to try and avoid the stores from Halloween to early December. Grocery delivery is not available in my area and curbside was very hit or miss with all the omissions to my orders when I used it April/May. I plan to buy enough meat, thanksgiving food and dairy for the month and I have plenty of pantry staples already but produce can be a challenge.

Has anyone done misfit produce? I wonder if it’s worth it to not fight the masses in the store for fruit and veg? Do you only get wacky things in the box?

by Anonymousreply 42310/20/2020

I would give curbside another try, the stores around me are much better at it now than they were in the spring.

by Anonymousreply 42410/20/2020

I love misfit market r423, you definitely do not just get wacky stuff. you do only get in season stuff and last I saw there was a waiting list for ordering so you may want to see about that.

by Anonymousreply 42510/20/2020

West coast has Imperfect Foods, where you can choose your own produce, limited dairy, and meat items.

by Anonymousreply 42610/20/2020

Look if you have room, buy frozen veggies. Get the large bags and break them down for the freezer. I only eat fresh, but in an emergency I can deal with it. Get some canned corn and canned yams, that's about the only canned stuff I can stomach. Oh. Canned beets too. But Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, mixed veggies, peas, and green beans and yu can find all that stuff at Costco. Also consider that when you buy fresh get the vegetables that don't spoil too fast. Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli are tough, last a long time. Also squash apples, pears, etc. make sure you have onions and potatoes, and if you need to get frozen potatoes fine. Get those bags of shredded cheese Kraft or Sargento sells. They are handy and they are sealed so they can last for a couple months. Hate to tell you to buy condensed milk but for baking and cooking it's fine. Some people even use it on hot cereal.

by Anonymousreply 42710/20/2020

[quote]Hate to tell you to buy condensed milk but for baking and cooking it's fine. Some people even use it on hot cereal.

I assume you mean EVAPORATED milk. "Condensed" milk usually refers to sweetened condensed milk, which would be truly disgusting on cereal.

by Anonymousreply 42810/20/2020

I was thinking of buying some evaporated milk but I don't know what it's used for. I do remember my grandfather used to use Carnation evaporated milk in his coffee. I tasted it on it's own once and it was horrible and could not be used to replace regular milk like in cereal or just for a glass of milk. So besides coffee, what do you guys use it for?

by Anonymousreply 42910/20/2020

R427, if you want shelf stable milk, Costco sells almond milk and soy milk in shelf stable cartons, by the case. It’s fine with cereal. If you have to have cow milk, look at powdered milk sooner rather than later. There will be shortages again.

About cheese, Costco has large bags of shredded cheese, cheddar and a Mexican cheese blend. You can break those up into ziplock sandwich bag size bags and freeze them. Write the date on the bag. Shredded cheese is really good for freezing in bags because it’s easy to defrost in the fridge. The quality is very good if it’s defrosted and it’s easy to use.

by Anonymousreply 43010/20/2020

[quote] If you don’t mind making your own bread,

Consuela? It's for you

by Anonymousreply 43110/20/2020

Stopped by the Beverly Center Target to pick up Viva towels for work. NO PAPER TOWELS AT ALL. None-2 aisles completely empty- I asked the employee about it (I thought that they were restocking), and she said that they were all out. CVS had paper towels, but not the Viva brand.

by Anonymousreply 43210/20/2020

R427, canned no-salt black beans are useful, you can do a lot with them. Soup, burritos, tacos.

Tortillas freeze well, so you can make beans and cheese burritos. Get some bottled hot sauce, like Valentina’s. Good with eggs, beans and rice, or lots of other things.

by Anonymousreply 43310/20/2020

You can also get shelf-stable dairy milk.

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Thanks for the tips, for milk the extra pasteurized horizon organic/fair life milk selling now has an exp of December 15 so I have 2 of those and a box of Parmalat as a just in case. I think I’ll do apples, winter squashes, cryovac-Ed beets and other root veggies, then I can get frozen spinach / collards to get some greens.

by Anonymousreply 43510/20/2020

About storing potatoes and other root vegetables, you have to keep them in the dark so they won’t sprout. Also, if they’re in a plastic bag, take them out of that and put them in something well ventilated like a milk crate.

by Anonymousreply 43610/20/2020

Finally found blue latex gloves at Costco Business Center. Limit one pack per customer. But a pack is 500. And they actually had large, which nobody ever has. Even the medium are too short for me, although they had medium too. But not a lot of gloves in general.

If you’re looking for Lysol and other cleaning solutions, go to Costco Business Center if there’s one near you. They have a heavy emphasis on janitorial and cleaning supplies in large sizes. They had one gallon Lysol liquid spray refills, and Scrubbing Bubbles aerosol spray cans, similar to Lysol spray. It’s in the list as killing Covid. The Lysol in the large refill container is probably a lot cheaper than the individual bottles. Save your empty bottles.

They also had toilet paper and paper towels, but not huge quantities. I noticed the back of the store, which used to be an aisle of nothing but toilet paper and paper towels, is now all bread and bakery products. So they must be expecting the shortages of paper products to continue.

by Anonymousreply 43710/20/2020

I'm in central Ohio and I just noticed this week that I can't find toilet bowl cleaner anywhere, not even the shitty dollar store brands.

by Anonymousreply 43810/20/2020

Yeah, I still have a hard time finding tots and fries, and I had to order my Country Time Lemonade from Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 43910/20/2020

R438, try Costco. I’m not sure they normally carry it, but the one by me has it now.

by Anonymousreply 44010/20/2020

R438, I'm in NYC and I can't find them either at home depot (mid town) or target. They probably have them at my supermarket but it will be more expensive.

by Anonymousreply 44110/20/2020

I usually buy paper towels at Home Depot. Oh. Don't forget to check Office Depot for stuff too.

by Anonymousreply 44210/21/2020

I've noticed the same thing with toilet bowl cleaner, R438. I stopped in my local Dollar Store/Dollar General and bought a small one but I have two bathrooms. May need to start stocking up on that too. I'm in northern NJ.

by Anonymousreply 44310/21/2020

you can freeze milk.

by Anonymousreply 44410/21/2020

My Mom used to diet constantly and would buy evaporated milk. Yuk! It's just milk-colored water, IMO and is terrible when poured on cereal.

by Anonymousreply 44510/21/2020

Just throw a little bleach in the toilet and brush it. You don't need special toilet cleaner.

by Anonymousreply 44610/21/2020

Walmart (Ohio) has lemon scented Lysol wipes. Limit one per person. I actually saw Purell brand hand sanitizer there as well, though it was inconspicuously stocked at the checkout lane.

by Anonymousreply 44710/23/2020

What I have noticed in my local Walmart and Target is they have the big rolls (equal to 120) of TP for almost 30 bucks. If someone is collecting unemployment or on a budget spending $30 out of their limited budget for the month is prohibitive.

by Anonymousreply 44810/23/2020

I don't know how they get away with claiming those ridiculous toilet paper roll equivalents. Those tiny rolls aren't the equivalent of one regular roll from ten years ago. I can't believe that all the manufacturers are using the pandemic to shrink down all their packaging while also raising the prices. Bunch of criminals.

by Anonymousreply 44910/23/2020

This is going to be our new normal folks. I just heard on MSNBC that we will probably be wearing masks and social distancing into 2022

by Anonymousreply 45010/24/2020

After reading r450, I added razor blades to my shopping cart. And I've seen Ordinary People, so I know how to do it the right way.

by Anonymousreply 45110/24/2020

You may laugh R451, but I don't see us going back to our "normal." I doubt they will remove the plexiglass in the supermarkets and stores even after we get a vaccine. Suppliers are still have a hard time keeping up with demand. A lot of people are living in a state of paranoia wondering if they will be able to get their disinfectants, toilet paper and other essential items. You see it here on DL with people complaining they are down to just one can of disinfectant and can't fine any in the stores.

by Anonymousreply 45210/24/2020

I don't even bother with all that disinfecting nonsense, r452, and I'm ready to kill myself.

by Anonymousreply 45310/24/2020

I haven't seen anything made by Purell on the supermarket shells. But i've seen them at the doctor's office. I saw a usp making a delivery and they had big purell box among other boxes...I think they are selling to essential biz first.

I agree. the next 3 years will not be normal.

by Anonymousreply 45410/24/2020

Amazon has Purell, albeit at ridiculous prices.

by Anonymousreply 45510/24/2020

Oh for chrissakes, r453...

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by Anonymousreply 45610/24/2020

[quote]I don't see us going back to our "normal."

Just stop. Has your family been living in a bubble since 1918? Of course not. Some of you just can't even think long term.

by Anonymousreply 45710/24/2020

I was lucky enough to buy 4 cannisters of Lysol cleaning wipes back in April for $12.99. Now people are being scammed of $80 to buy one canister. Unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 45810/24/2020

Go fuck yourself R457. If you can't see the difference between 1918 and today then you are just a idiot.

by Anonymousreply 45910/24/2020

r459 types old.

by Anonymousreply 46010/24/2020

R460 types like an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 46110/24/2020

Walmart has had big containers of hand sanitizer for a while.

Much more frequently than wipes, for sure.

by Anonymousreply 46210/24/2020

Try hardware stores for cleaning supplies like toilet bowl cleaner. I've seen some Lysol there recently.

by Anonymousreply 46310/24/2020

I use Ivory dish soap and couldn't find any for months until one odd Wednesday, then it disappeared again. I got 3 bottles that should last until next summer. I feel a little crazy thinking about cleaning supplies.

by Anonymousreply 46410/24/2020

Toilet bowl cleaner is at the dollar store, no name brands and sometimes Lysol.

by Anonymousreply 46510/24/2020

I bought that stuff called "The Works" because they were out of both the Lysol and Clorox toilet bowl cleaners and, let me tell you, it really WORKS! I've never seen my john so sparkly!

by Anonymousreply 46610/25/2020

I have to use toiletbowl cleaner in my tub which gets rusty

by Anonymousreply 46710/25/2020

[quote] I've never seen my john so sparkly!

You use it on your customers? Isn't it rather harsh?

by Anonymousreply 46810/25/2020

Debbie Meyer Green Bags, for those who have noticed that produce isn't lasting as long. I was buying something on amazon, and someone told me about these bags. I decided to try them, and it does help extend the life of produce. They are reusable. For mushrooms, I line the bottom of the bag with a paper towel. Works for me!

by Anonymousreply 46910/25/2020

Fortunately other countries that are major producers of goods imported by the U.S., especially China, are managing Covid more effectively than we are. But we can’t expect that they’re going to prioritize our demands or charge us the same rates we’ve been used to. That’s one way things are never going to be the same.

by Anonymousreply 47010/25/2020

The mayor of El Paso told CNN tonight that 37% of the recent explosion in its case numbers has been traced to shopping.

Be careful in stores!

by Anonymousreply 47110/25/2020

Because this administration has put the breaks on testing, we don't know who is infected and where. Rapid (accurate) testing results, contract tracing and containment of the infection are the tools we have to get past this. New Zealand has done this with far fewer resources than the US.

by Anonymousreply 47210/25/2020

Girls, get ready for a pepperoni shortage! Allegedly, pizza orders are out of control and that’s one of the items forecast to be in short suppky over the winter ...

by Anonymousreply 47310/25/2020

[quote]Because this administration has put the breaks on testing

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 47410/25/2020

Can do without pepperoni but a bacon shortage will send me into a meltdown

by Anonymousreply 47510/25/2020

[quote]The mayor of El Paso told CNN tonight that 37% of the recent explosion in its case numbers has been traced to shopping.

What is the mask wearing compliance in those El Paso stores? He's just trying to take the blame away from restaurants and bars because those you can order closed, unlike essential stores. He's covering his ass and probably lying on top of it.

by Anonymousreply 47610/25/2020

[quote]a bacon shortage will send me into a meltdown

Does bacon freeze well?

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by Anonymousreply 47810/25/2020

[quote]What is the mask wearing compliance in those El Paso stores? He's just trying to take the blame away from restaurants and bars because those you can order closed, unlike essential stores.

El Paso mayor Dee Margo on CNN:

"We did an analysis for two weeks on 2,404 cases from October 6 through October 20 and what we found is that 37% of our positives were from visiting large big-box stores, 22.5% were restaurants, and 19% were travel to Mexico," Margo explained, adding that 10% were attributed to parties and reunions, 7.5% were due to gyms and only 4% were due to large gatherings.

El Paso county has seen a 160% increase in positivity rate and 300% increase in hospitalizations since October 1. In response, a county judge has instituted a curfew from 10 pm to 5 am for the next two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 47910/26/2020

You all amaze me. I have been grocery shopping, maskless, since this began. I go a couple times a week. I also shop wherever I want. On the two occasions I was hassled by employees of a certain store for not wearing a mask, I completed my purchase and left and have not returned since. If they don't want my money, there are plenty of stores who do.

I have not gotten sick, nor has anyone in my household. We go about our lives as normally as possible.

My position is that I am responsible for maintaining my health. Everyone else has the same responsibility. If others want to hide out at home, wear masks, bathe in disinfectant, then go for it. Do what you need to do to feel "safe."

I refuse to be bullied into adopting others' over-the-top activities. I am well aware I will be flamed for this and heartily wished to die by many, but I don't care. It's time for a lot of you to wake up and realize the emperor isn't wearing any clothes.


by Anonymousreply 48010/26/2020

r480 how utterly selfish you are.

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I know we spoke about this earlier in another thread but I just noticed this issue this week.

I had been shopping for split chicken breasts with skin and bone. My local food stores were out of the usual 2-pack so I had to buy 4 -packs. I didn't notice the price; I needed them so I bought them. I went this weekend and was able to find the 2-pack of Perdue. The price was just under $8.00!! I'm sure they were priced around $5 dollars. I also bought wingettes. They, too, were almost $8. I'm used to paying around $4 or $5. I guess I need to start buying the 4-pack again and freezing them.

Another thing I noticed is the size of chicken thighs in the package. I bought some 2 weeks ago and those suckers were HUGE!

by Anonymousreply 48310/26/2020

r483 The chicken breasts had been getting huge like that and I thought this is not normal. The meat has been gradually getting larger and larger. So I found a farm that raises chickens and now buy my chicken meat from there, it is a lot more expensive but worth it and is actually getting in line with current prices in the supermarket. The meat is now back to normal size from the farm and actually looks small because we had been gradually getting used to bigger and bigger pieces. what are they feeding the meat that it is getting to abnormal sizes? The farm chicken tastes SO much better too.

by Anonymousreply 48410/26/2020

Regular Split chix breast should cost about $4.50 for 2 at most. Another item that’s through the roof is freaking pot roast. $8.99/lb?? I can get ny strip steaks for $7.99/lb

by Anonymousreply 48510/26/2020

R485, that's the price for split breasts I'm used to. I have noticed lately that there's an abundance of boneless skinless chicken breasts. While they have their place in my recipes, sometimes I just want to roast/bake a split breast for dinner with leftovers for a chicken sandwich. Bone in meats tend to have much more flavor, IMO.

And R484, you are correct. We are now getting chicken breasts the size of turkey breasts. I usually qualify for a free turkey breast when I spend at least $400 at my local Shop Rite between October and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I'm single so, if I qualify this year, I'll be eating turkey leftovers until Christmas!!

by Anonymousreply 48610/26/2020

R480 is a fat cunt

by Anonymousreply 48710/26/2020

R486's comment reminds me.....

I used to see a small kitchen appliance that wasn't a full sized blender/food processor, but was intended specifically for small jobs, like putting chicken or turkey in and slicing it down to become chicken or turkey salad.

Is this called something in particular, or just "small food processor?" Has anyone seen one lately?

by Anonymousreply 48810/26/2020

R488, I can’t link it, but they have one at QVC for $39.98.

It’s called


KitchenAid 3.5-cup One-Touch 2-Speed Food Chopper

Shopping channels are a good place to get stuff like this because they have a lot of colors and easy pay.

by Anonymousreply 48910/26/2020

I have an immersion blender that has whisk and chopper attachments like the attached

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I would not use any of these devices to chop chicken for chicken salad (or for any other reason). Use a chef's knife or tear by hand if you like that look and texture.

by Anonymousreply 49210/26/2020

Yes, chopper is what I think it was always called - thanks R489!

by Anonymousreply 49310/26/2020

Semi related - I just looked for this and Home Depot had it....but they also sell big food slicers like in a deli there too......cazy!

by Anonymousreply 49410/26/2020

R494, Home Depot’s website is like Amazon. They sell everything including furniture. Sometimes the prices are better elsewhere, so do a price check before you buy.

by Anonymousreply 49510/26/2020

r492 I use it to pulverize chicken or tuna for salad cuz that's the way I like it.

by Anonymousreply 49610/26/2020

Me too R496!

by Anonymousreply 49710/26/2020

"I am well aware I will be flamed for this and heartily wished to die by many, but I don't care. "


Sounds like you're the one with a death wish, r480.

by Anonymousreply 49810/26/2020

I bought one of these on Prime Day. It has a unique design -- the basket in side only lets pieces that have been chopped small enough to fit through the holes pass to the bottom. It works well with things like onions and celery, but I don't think it would work with meat. However, it comes with another blade (the one with the black spindle on the left) that you use without the basket for other kinds of chopping.

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by Anonymousreply 49910/26/2020

This is not about your feelings.

The quarantine,social distancing and face masks are effective in reducing the transmission of this infection.

by Anonymousreply 50010/26/2020

Food recall.

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There's also a recall on Italian lunchmeats like salami, etc., for listeria infection.

Welcome to the world of Repugs where we don't need food production regulators on the job.

by Anonymousreply 50210/26/2020

Why do stores put the most lethargic people as cashiers in the express checkout lane? Just ring my shit up, I don't want to have 10 minutes of small talk with you.

by Anonymousreply 50310/27/2020

R488, I have this wonderful 3-cup Cuisinart Handy Prep which is a perfect size for me and includes chopping, slicing and grating blades. Unfortunately, they've discontinued it in favor of a 4-cup model called Mini-Prep that only includes the chopping blade. Very disappointing.

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by Anonymousreply 50410/27/2020

For anyone in Brooklyn, I found genuine Purell, 2X strength, at a Silver Rod pharmacy on 18th Ave. around 64th Street. $5.99 for 8 oz with the pump and $2.99 for the little 2 oz. pocket size. First time I've seen it anywhere in person or online since February.

by Anonymousreply 50510/29/2020

I went to whole foods and it seems that they took away the arrows on the floor. Now you can just wonder any which way you wish in the store...nobody was following them anyways...

by Anonymousreply 50610/30/2020

R506 my local grocery stores in CA did away with the directional arrows back in August. At around the same time they stopped counting the number of people in the stores and did away with sanitizing carts.

by Anonymousreply 50710/30/2020

r507 Which is why I'm still doing pickup and delivery only.

by Anonymousreply 50810/30/2020

I wonder how much longer the stores are going to do pick-up without a fee. Hopefully until this is all over. I keep waiting for a fee to suddenly show up.

by Anonymousreply 50910/30/2020

Many of them had free pickup pre-COVID, so I don't know why they'd change that policy.

by Anonymousreply 51010/31/2020

I suspect you'll see more stores giving more emphasis to curbside pickup in the long, dark, deadly months ahead. Target is doubling the number of parking spots for curbside pickup in advance of the holiday shopping rush.

by Anonymousreply 51110/31/2020

And Target FINALLY added perishables and groceries to their curbside pickup ... although you still need to use your phone app for some ridiculous reason.

by Anonymousreply 51210/31/2020

Where, R510? I'm not talking about large ticket items like tvs and such that they'd bring to your car. I'm talking about grocery stores where they do the shopping and then bring your entire order out. Nowhere around me was doing that pre-Covid.

by Anonymousreply 51310/31/2020

I was, R513.

by Anonymousreply 51410/31/2020

R513 all of the grocery stores near me, in CA, have been offering free curbside pickup since April.

by Anonymousreply 51510/31/2020

Yes, R515, since the pandemic started. We know that. That other poster said they've been doing it since before that without fees.

by Anonymousreply 51610/31/2020

Walmart definitely did. And Whole Foods, if you're a Prime member.

by Anonymousreply 51710/31/2020

In fact, Walmart used to have it ONLY for the grocery pickup. You couldn't order other stuff, or things that were delivered to the store, for curbside pickup. I tried it once (pre-COVID) and they said I had to go inside the store.

by Anonymousreply 51810/31/2020

Stop & Shop has had Peapod delivery for several years.

by Anonymousreply 51910/31/2020

What part do all of you not understand about the free part? Sans fees. No extra dinero. Etc. Did anywhere have fee-free grocery pick-up before Covid?

by Anonymousreply 52010/31/2020

R520, yes... Walmart. As has been pointed out.

by Anonymousreply 52110/31/2020

I would do pickup but in the beginning of the pandemic all the stores were overwhelmed. We'd go to pickup and sit for two hours.

If they need to be late, I can sit on my own couch and wait.

by Anonymousreply 52211/01/2020

I was just in Giant Eagle this morning, and these 4 smug (likely tRumtards) middle aged assholes were standing together chit chatting right at the entranceway with NO MASKS on at all. Coronavirus is through the roof here in Ohio, almost all counties are red, and a few are on the verge of going purple, and these vile scumbags think they're some hot shit, posing in front of everyone going in and out of the store. I hope they all get it and suffer miserably from it, and croak.

I also popped into Lowes to get some more nitrile gloves, but they were almost sold out of them. They have plenty of Lysol cleaner, wipes, hand sanitizer, and masks through.

by Anonymousreply 52311/01/2020

I was exiting Koontz Hardware store in West Hollywood yesterday (they have a clearly marked entrance on the right and exit on the left), when this blonde bimbo with her giant husky on leash were attempting to walk in the exit (which was already full of people at the register, which is about 6 feet from the exit). I said to her, "You're coming in the exit.", She said, "What?" I replied very succinctly (because masks muffle sound), "Entrance, there, exit, here", making stewardess type movements. She said, "Jeez, okay, you don't have to be so aggressive about it".

by Anonymousreply 52411/01/2020

Was she wearing a mask, r524, or did you also have to do the stewardess mask demo?

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by Anonymousreply 52511/01/2020

LOL, r525, she was wearing a mask, thank the gods.

by Anonymousreply 52611/01/2020

R523 this BS dare me to put it on garbage has started here in CT in the past week too. My grocery manager has balls and told them mask up or get out. It’s like a childish game for some. Hopefully we’re all stocked up for the next two weeks to avoid this fuckery.

by Anonymousreply 52711/01/2020

r522 I've been going to the Walmart pickup early on Sunday mornings. Usually I'm either alone or there's one other person there.

by Anonymousreply 52811/01/2020

The only silver lining I can see to the increased prices is that I will qualify for a free turkey or other item at my local Shop Rite stores. I'm single and the qualification period started 10/18. I'm already more than half way to the $400 needed to be spent by 11/26. I will pick up the Stouffer's Party Baked Ziti and share it with my sister. It will provide at least 6 meals for each of us.

No shortages or package limits where I've been shopping. But I buy a little bit of everything each week so that I have what I need in case things take a nasty turn over the next couple weeks/winter months.

by Anonymousreply 52911/02/2020

$400 for a "free" turkey?

Just buy the turkey!

by Anonymousreply 53011/02/2020

time to stock up ladies, the worst of the second wave is coming

by Anonymousreply 53111/04/2020

But it will get progressively worse through February so you’ll have to stock up for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 53211/04/2020

Things like crackers are disappearing. The shelves are starting to empty of food at Walmart. I will be staying in until the spring with occasional trips to the antique store to replenish my spaces. I've had the virus but don't want it again.

by Anonymousreply 53311/04/2020

I've been ordering either curbside pickup at Walmart or Instacart with Aldi every 5-6 days since March. Both have minimum order requirements, so I've ordered extra non-perishables over and over to get to the threshold. Now I have SO much extra stuff that it's getting hard to find (1) things I can order and (2) space to put things.

Maybe I need to switch to places like Whole Foods or Target that don't have minimums for free pickup.

by Anonymousreply 53411/04/2020

I heard there's no TP. Is this true??

by Anonymousreply 53511/04/2020

^ Not in Sarasota FL. i can find lots of Angel Soft (awful) and occasionally Charmin. Walgreens has had TP.

by Anonymousreply 53611/05/2020

I'm well stocked, I have lots of disinfecting wipes, paper towels and TP. No need to rush out to the stores.

by Anonymousreply 53711/05/2020

I’m stocking up on weird things that disappeared for months last time like canned tomatoes

by Anonymousreply 53811/05/2020

[quote] I will be staying in until the spring with occasional trips to the antique store to replenish my spaces.


by Anonymousreply 53911/05/2020

I was at the store today and it was totally normal. I didn't notice shortages of anything.

by Anonymousreply 54011/08/2020

Still a shortage of paper towels and toilet paper at Fred Meyer (Kroger).

by Anonymousreply 54111/08/2020

Not here R541 (SoCA) Fully stocked.

by Anonymousreply 54211/08/2020

I was just in Target this morning. They are well stocked with Clorox wipes. I was also surprised to see they were selling disinfectant spray. It's not Lysol, it's some other brand I've never heard of before. The sucky thing though is they are tiny personal sized bottles, small enough to fit in your pocket. They're $4.99 each and limited to one per customer.

by Anonymousreply 54311/09/2020

I believe (hope) I have all the paper towels and toilet paper I'll need this winter (Presto! from Amazon).

by Anonymousreply 54411/09/2020

Where I live, pasta and sauce is getting scares again, but the junk food isle is always stocked full. Sam's Club has disinfectant spay, and wipes sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 54511/09/2020

R545 here "Scarce"

by Anonymousreply 54611/09/2020

Thank you, r546. Saves me the effort.

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by Anonymousreply 54711/09/2020

r545 You might also want to fix "isle."

by Anonymousreply 54811/09/2020

[quote] the junk food isle

Admit it, you fat whores would love to live on a junk food isle!

by Anonymousreply 54911/09/2020

Though pretty stocked there are Purchase limits on pasta, rice and tuna & paper products again in my local grocery in CT. Just a heads up.

by Anonymousreply 55011/10/2020

Speaking of pasta sauce, Target is selling Rao's for about $5.99 per jar (24 oz). It's normally $8.99 per jar at other stores near me.

by Anonymousreply 55111/10/2020

So in anticipation of Round Two, what should we stock up on now?

by Anonymousreply 55211/10/2020

r552 everything you use on a regular basis.

by Anonymousreply 55311/10/2020

I'm glad I got my order of Presto! paper towels. Amazon now lists them as

[quote]Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.


by Anonymousreply 55411/10/2020

R551, Rao's has been on sale at several stores I've been to recently. I also didn't know they made jarred soups until I saw them on sale as well. Bought four flavors but haven't tried them yet.

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by Anonymousreply 55511/10/2020

Thanks for the Rao's tip, R551.

Several months ago someone offered the advice to start keeping a list of the things you regularly use that you've begun having difficulty finding, so that when things started normalizing again you'll know exactly what you need to buy for the second wave. For example, I started having problems finding things like Drano and my preferred dishwashing liquid. Those are the kinds of things to stock up on now before it all goes to shit again.

by Anonymousreply 55611/11/2020

I read the Raos soups arent great at all, but their sauce is the best by far, I could eat it from the jar (and occasionally do ). Thy also came out with overpriced frozen meals which I bought on sale and were very disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 55711/11/2020

Agree with r557. The soups are AWFUL. Sauce is great.

by Anonymousreply 55811/11/2020

Do you eat Baby Ruths for breakfast, r557?

by Anonymousreply 55911/11/2020

I'm starting to see shortages on things again which is making me a little nervous. Went to CostCo, had everything, then went to Kroger.

Out of:

Chili beans Toilet Paper Hash browns The breakfast bars I like Gravy in the glass bottle (they had canned)

Few other things.

by Anonymousreply 56011/11/2020

Amazon doesn't have many Progresso soups this year. Shouldn't soup be big in November?

by Anonymousreply 56111/11/2020

Costco, not CostCo.

by Anonymousreply 56211/11/2020

[quote]So in anticipation of Round Two, what should we stock up on now?


by Anonymousreply 56311/11/2020

At my Target, the only Rao's pasta sauce that's $5.99 is the small marinara. I stocked up back when Sprouts was having a buy-one-get-one-free sale.

by Anonymousreply 56411/11/2020

Agree with r557 & r558. My local grocery store recently started carrying the Rao’s soups. I was intrigued and grabbed a jar, I think the variety was “chicken and gnocchi”. It looked like a slightly creamy chicken soup. I had two spoonfuls and had to dump the rest down the disposal. It was awful, and one of the saltiest tasting things I’ve ever eaten.

by Anonymousreply 56511/11/2020

R561, regarding stuff like canned soups, I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the shipping costs.

Dollar Tree offers online ordering for example, but with things like canned goods, the shipping costs outweigh the cost of the items themselves.

by Anonymousreply 56611/11/2020

Is Rao's really that great? I've heard countless people swear how amazing it is. The Warehouses sell 2 jars for $9.

by Anonymousreply 56711/11/2020

Rao's is the closest jar sauce I have ever found to my homemade and not to brag but everyone loves my homemade sauce and I have been asked to bring to people most of my adult cooking life. I like to keep a good stock of Rao's on hand now, the marinara one is the best IMO. Then again maybe that's because my homemade was always marinara. I detest meat in sauce other than when I would make meatballs but even then it was because others wanted them. I don't even really like meatballs in my sauce. If you find a good price on it, stock up.

by Anonymousreply 56811/11/2020

I can't believe how many posts say 'Rao'.

by Anonymousreply 56911/11/2020

All the Raos flavors are great, the Marinara, Arrabiata, Four Cheese, and Vodka are all delicious. They are on sale at ShopRite now for $5.99 for the 32 oz jar, unfortunately they don't have most flavors in 32 oz only 24 oz, which I snag on sale when they are $4.99. If people want a cheaper but good sauce I suggest Victoria, not as good as Raos though. And yes skip the Raos soups and frozen meals they are overpriced and not even good. Rao's ;)

by Anonymousreply 57011/12/2020

I like to use the Rao's Arrabiata when I make the Skillet Lasagna recipe from America's Test Kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 57111/12/2020

Purell hand sanitizer is back on the shelves at walgreens in Manhattan. 6 bucks for 8oz. I didn't buy it coz I'm all stocked up on hand sanitizers.

In the process of stocking up Toilet paper, tissues, other essentials for the winter.

Numbers are exploding everywhere...take care my friends!

by Anonymousreply 57211/12/2020

Just got back from Target in Phoenix. Shelves are fully stocked with disinfectant wipes. There is a limit to 1. Toilet paper is almost gone except a few non brand. Their whole paper row looked like it did when the pandemic started.

by Anonymousreply 57311/12/2020

Shopped at Costco in CT last night right before closing. Only one type of toilet paper Charmin but acres of it. Most everything is available I was even able to score Lysol wipes, they were putting a pallet out as I was walking by.

Last in person costco for a while for me, positivity rates are WAY up in my state.

by Anonymousreply 57411/12/2020

I just did an Instacart/Aldi order ... it was a complete joke. Out of 17 items in my order, they only found SEVEN. 60% of my order was "out of stock." Now, granted--most of these were "Aldi Finds" and seasonal things, but if their inventory/database system is that screwed up, why even waste your time shopping there? What's even stupider is that I was using a $10 off promotion that was good on orders over $35. After all the missing items were deleted, my order came to barely $11.00, yet they still gave me the $10 credit. So I ended up paying around $12 (tip, delivery charge, service charge) which included only $1 for the food. (Of course they kept the tip at the original amount--based on the full order--so the shopper ended up getting $6 on $11 worth of food. )

by Anonymousreply 57511/12/2020

Was at Costco earlier today in So CA. They were fully stocked with everything but Lysol spray. They had wipes, etc.

Went to Sam's right after and they are apparently OOS nationwide when it comes to Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Rice, and canned veggies.

by Anonymousreply 57611/12/2020

Also, they had no red meat available at Sam's Club.

by Anonymousreply 57711/12/2020

I'm starting to see Clorox wipes at Target. Chicago suburbs. Stores usually show "Limited Supply" online.

I try to shop at Target at 8am as soon as they open. I work from a computerized shopping list of all things I might need at Target which gives the aisle number of the item. (Aisle numbers are given for where the item is to be found in your store on the individual product page.)

I print out the Target shopping list and mark which items I need and visit the aisle where those items can be found.

In and out fast. Bring my own bags and use self checkout.

by Anonymousreply 57811/12/2020

That's great, R578! I hadn't thought to use their shopping list. Thanks for sharing that.

by Anonymousreply 57911/13/2020

Walmart repurposing warehouses to ship online orders faster

Walmart is repurposing some of its massive distribution warehouses to help it deliver online orders faster ahead of the holiday shopping season.

The nation’s biggest retailer — which is gearing up for another battle against Amazon for holiday web sales — said it will set up “pop-up” e-commerce distribution centers within 42 of its regional warehouses, which usually ship large pallets of goods to Walmart stores.

The move will help the Arkansas-based chain send out packages more quickly without taking the time to build new warehouses during a holiday shopping season that’s expected to see increased demand for online shopping because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Greg Smith, executive vice president of supply chain at Walmart US.

“The flexibility to pop-up [a distribution center] anytime our supply chain network experiences peak demand allows us to deliver for our customers when they need us the most,” Smith said in a Thursday news release.

The pop-up facilities will ship as much as 30 percent of Walmart’s online order volume during the holidays, according to The Wall Street Journal. They’ll be staffed by existing workers at the regional warehouses along with some of the more than 20,000 seasonal workers Walmart is hiring for its dedicated e-commerce fulfillment centers, the paper reported.

Walmart has put a greater emphasis on online shopping for the holidays by spreading its Black Friday discounts throughout November and offering the deals on its website before they’re available in stores.

Sam’s Club, the company’s wholesale arm, plans to ship some internet orders directly from some of its stores, an option that the chain expects to account for a fifth of all its online orders. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––

Walmart shares were up about 1 percent at $149.78 as of 1:20 p.m. Friday.

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by Anonymousreply 58011/13/2020

Toilet paper is selling out again on Amazon. Most brands are out of stock. I managed to find some and put in an order. Not sure if they are going to lock us down again in California but probably.

by Anonymousreply 58111/14/2020

It's officially started. My relative that works at Costco in Brooklyn said they opened the doors yesterday morning and there were 400 people waiting to get in. They waited as they undid the bundle of paper towels and then the customers started blocking each other so they couldn't get them. They are again running out of items.

by Anonymousreply 58211/14/2020

r581, do you see Presto! toilet paper at Amazon when you click this link? It's $18.91 for 24 rolls when you click Subscribe & Save.

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by Anonymousreply 58311/14/2020

still no disinfecting wipes

by Anonymousreply 58411/14/2020

Scored 3 bottles of rubbing alcohol

by Anonymousreply 58511/14/2020

Clorox wipes have been intermittently available on Amazon for the past week or so.

by Anonymousreply 58611/14/2020


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Walmart near Denver looks like the height of the pandemic again so people must be hoarding for the second wave

No Lysol or anything potent enough apart from bottled bleach and even those were few.

Pasta isle looks like an Eastern European store. Very sparse.

Even the hispanic food isle has few bottles of salsa, etc.

Few paper towels. Toilet paper looks OK however.

Yesterday the Governor gave a Covid presser in which he talked about the Convention Center being transformed into a Covid hospital, etc Things are sounding more serious and this is very much reflected in our stores

by Anonymousreply 58811/14/2020

[quote] Pasta isle looks like an Eastern European store. Very sparse.

Aisle = a lane of the grocery store.

Isle - a large land mass surrounded on all four sides by water.

by Anonymousreply 58911/14/2020

I'll - contraction

by Anonymousreply 59011/14/2020

You know that homos can't do homophones.

by Anonymousreply 59111/14/2020

Toilet paper and paper towel aisle wiped out today at Ralph's in SoCA.

by Anonymousreply 59211/14/2020

Link to new thread because it looks like we're gonna need it.

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by Anonymousreply 59311/14/2020

Yup, it's happening again. I went to the grocery store and most of the toilet paper almost gone and the "limit" signs are up. They were selling a pack of TP for over $8 which I thought was overpriced. I also went to Amazon and most are toilet paper is temporarily out of stock. Fortunately, I stocked up last week.

by Anonymousreply 59411/20/2020

Sylvia Fowler, I saw so much TP and PT at Market District today. Go! Shop!

by Anonymousreply 59511/20/2020

yes, Target has Clorox wipes again...this time, they have a little graphic that says "kills covid-19 virus" at the top.

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