I don't mean to sound like a crass material-craving American, but for over a year now everything we need for our house is either "out of stock" or months in the making. The refrigerator ordered in December, made in the U.S., arrived just last Thursday. Home Depot, the king of shitty, poorly made crap shows nearly every item online as "unavailable for pick-up or delivery". Just this morning I was trying to order some cheap ass replacement cushions for my patio sofa and two chairs. Just normal crap you would want to pick up in the summertime. Nothing. It's all "out of stock" or "unavailable". Whole Foods, constantly out of this or that. Out local WF has really gone to shit. Nasty bathrooms, increasingly empty shelves. Recently tried to order some basic Hanes tees that I wear under my shirts for work. I ordered from two websites. Both came back a week later, refunded my order and told me they were "unavailable". Add this to the constant, every-where-you-go excuse of "Oh sorry, we're just so busy because of COVID", or, "we close early/don't have that/can't do that because of COVID" nonsense, and none of it really adds up. Is this all due to a global supply chain issue or has something greatly shifted that they aren't telling us? People started buying more during COVID, but it's been over a fucking year now and things aren't normal . :-(
Datalounge - what in the FUCK is going on with EVERYTHING being out of stock or unavailable?
|by Anonymous||reply 316||June 19, 2022 5:36 AM|
New knee pads are the rage now that things are opening up.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||June 9, 2021 4:12 PM|
I haven't had this problem, everything I ordered has arrived, only one thing was late. I also haven't bought toilet paper since I hoarded last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||June 9, 2021 4:15 PM|
The retailers of the world have decided they're just not that into you OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||June 9, 2021 4:15 PM|
In the 90s, business school taught the gospel of “just in time” inventory. Like businesses saving money for a rainy day, the idea of preparing for downturns was wiped off the map. Capitalism encourages short term gains or long term planning. Don’t think anyone cares about you, the customer. Businesses pay less tax, run out of money then file bankruptcy and walk away and have no responsibility to society. Yet they are running our lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||June 9, 2021 4:17 PM|
Watch this excellent video, OP. It explains it well.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||June 9, 2021 4:21 PM|
Didnt covid stall out production?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||June 9, 2021 4:23 PM|
Why would people still shit in public bathroom these days? It's just too disgusting for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||June 9, 2021 4:23 PM|
I can’t say I have waited for months OP but I have noticed things take longer to receive or cost much more and I live in a large metropolitan city where I was used to getting Amazon delivery in a few hours.
My stove broke a few weeks ago and I had few choices for a slide in and ended up buying what was in stock for delivery which took a week in comparison with the past where I had lots of appliances to choose from and delivered at most within 48 hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||June 9, 2021 4:25 PM|
I hear you OP - I've seen the same thing.
Even Target doesn't keep their shelves stocked and are out of items for MONTHS at a time.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||June 9, 2021 4:27 PM|
My neighbor is a home builder and he's dead in the water on several projects because he can't get plywood, doors, windows, etc. Another neighbor puts metal roofs on commercial buildings and hasn't worked three out of the last six weeks because he can't get materials.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||June 9, 2021 4:33 PM|
R8, Inside Edition aired a segment last week on how customers needing appliances are buying floor models out of desperation.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||June 9, 2021 4:34 PM|
There is currently about a 60,000 deficit in truck drivers in the U.S.
I would get a CDL license if I was young, single and had no pets. Travel, good money, work independently.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||June 9, 2021 4:36 PM|
Target refuses to deliver70% of its household stock. It says “check in stores” under most anything you want to order that yiu routineky buy, like hand soap, detergent, cat food, personal items, etc. You never get a coupon for online shopping because they want you to pick it up at the store. “Get $10 coupon if you order pickup at your local store.”
|by Anonymous||reply 13||June 9, 2021 4:36 PM|
I'm circling the drain. Stock up on canned goods.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||June 9, 2021 4:38 PM|
r5 his narration is so fucking annoying though. Punchable voice
|by Anonymous||reply 15||June 9, 2021 4:38 PM|
R12, I'd have a problem remaining awake for all those hours behind the wheel.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||June 9, 2021 4:39 PM|
COVID is part of it, but I just saw an article about this somewhere.
Increasingly, big corporations are keeping leaner inventories and making customers wait. This used to only happen at furniture retailers when they needed to specially make an item. We tried to get small things at stores like Crate and Barrel, CB2, West Elm etc and they are all on backorder until year end.
But yeah, it's a thing. One more thing to make shareholders money and fuck over regular people.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||June 9, 2021 4:40 PM|
[quote] My neighbor is a home builder and he's dead in the water on several projects because he can't get plywood, doors, windows, etc.
We tried to get a new front door a few months ago and were asking about options and they said, just so you know, anything ordered now arrives in January.
We gave up.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||June 9, 2021 4:41 PM|
[quote]We tried to get small things at stores like Crate and Barrel, CB2, West Elm etc and they are all on backorder until year end.
Yes, a friend of mine ordered a living room couch and chair at a local furniture retailer last month and the lead time is 10 months.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||June 9, 2021 4:43 PM|
There are definite shortages of materials and construction workers where I live but mostly it's from the three major wildfires since 2017 destroying thousands of homes and buildings.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||June 9, 2021 4:44 PM|
I’ve noticed this too, OP. I can only order my dog food online because Petco and Petsmart are out if it in store. it’s in stock nowhere and it’s not some fancy brand. Six months I’ve been waiting for a pillow to be in stock because the In Stock date keeps being pushed out.
So many things like picture frames, towels—many items I’ve wanted to order are always out of stock. It was not like this pre-COVID and it’s frustrating as hell. Sometimes it’s just basic stuff I can’t get. I’m tired of it.
The two hardest items to secure before they’re out of stock again? Low fat, organic yogurt other than plain or vanilla and Kashi 7 grain waffles. Getting these two items is like a lottery.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||June 9, 2021 4:47 PM|
I occasionally enjoy a diet soda, one that is not one of the handful of major brands/names, and it is almost never in stock.
I understood it at the height of the pandemic, but I think now we're going to see many brands discontinued. Companies can just hide behind the pandemic.
This goes along with the constant raise the price/shrink the package stuff, and how so many clothing items are getting more and more poorly constructed. (Something happened with men's underwear a few years ago where literally every brand changed their design or materials, both main material and waistband, and it's noticeable.)
|by Anonymous||reply 22||June 9, 2021 4:51 PM|
r21, it's SUPER easy to make your own low fat yogurt- I make my dog a half gallon of it every week. I don't know if that's something you'd be interested in but maybe if you continue to have issues?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||June 9, 2021 4:55 PM|
Strangely, I can’t get catfish right now. I had an out of town guest who wanted it for a meal. One restaurant chain completely took it off the menu and said it would be at least September before it was available. Couldn’t find any at grocery stores, either.
I know it’s not a huge thing, and I won’t miss it, I just found it odd. Also, many restaurants are unable to meet the demand for chicken wings and have taken them off the menu
|by Anonymous||reply 24||June 9, 2021 4:55 PM|
[quote]I would get a CDL license if I was young, single and had no pets. Travel, good money, work independently...
...truck stop blowjobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||June 9, 2021 4:57 PM|
We ordered a new bed in March and had to wait six weeks for delivery. Slumberland said it was because of the cold snap in Texas and something about a plant being behind on making foam. We also looked at a chair and table and both would have been a six month wait. The reason for that was simply being behind because of Covid.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||June 9, 2021 5:04 PM|
My stereo receiver died last fall. I immediately researched new models and chose two that would be acceptable. Nobody anywhere had either of them available and had no idea when they may become available again. By the end of 2020, I gave up and stopped looking, thinking I'd just wait it out. I think it's about time to start looking around again. On the other hand, if I were willing or able to spend $4,000+ for a receiver, I could get one of those right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||June 9, 2021 5:15 PM|
I can't find Lee Press-Ons.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||June 9, 2021 5:19 PM|
one of the reasons is that thousands of Chinese companies went bankrupt during the pandemic. There will be a lot of things that are never coming back.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||June 9, 2021 5:29 PM|
The bottom line of R5's posted video is that the supply chain was disrupted by the confluence of a recession ending in Asia just as Covid halted everything in the West, but since I couldn't stomach the slow pace of that video (which goes to the weakness of presenting such data in a video format — good for slow people, frustrating for those who developed critical thinking skills and the ability to quickly skim pertinent points to glean the relevant facts) I don't know if they got to the root cause of the issue, which is pretty simply: Trump fucked us. Not trying to devolve the thread into just blaming Trump, but the issues were all there from the beginning (that is, the actual beginning of the pandemic at the end of 2019) and Trump neither acted nor reacted, and due to his outsized influence on "the party of business," they sat on their hands afraid to offend the great orange one by pointing out and working on basic facts.
To wit, as R4 points out, just in time inventory is a great system so long as the supply chain is uninterrupted. The system is built to handle (with some pain, but nevertheless...) recessionary behavior. In fact, JIT was conceived to handle recessions with less risk; it's just that no one predicted the obvious, that if there ever was a crisis, all that we'd have available would be the daily inventory waiting for Joe Consumer to push his cart down the aisle and select the item. Despite that we've seen scarcity and shortages on specific goods since JIT supply chain economics became a thing (remember the shortage of Cabbage Patch Kids in the 80s?), business assumed that government would be there, be responsible, and could and would handle a preventable crisis. Then we elected the least experienced, bankruptcy-laden and poorest billionaire imaginable, who then proceeded to hollow out government at a pace unlike any time in history, leaving is without leadership, experience, and experts capable of mitigating the crisis. It's an overused cliché, but business schools will be studying the period between January 2017 and June 2021 for the next 50 years to figure out how we went from a thriving expanding economy to one plagued by shortages, scarcity and inflation.
The next time you hear someone bitch about Democrats abandoning working people in favor or business interests, keep the pandemic and the resultant impacts we're facing in mind because getting the products into working people's hands when they need them is dependent on business interests doing their jobs. Without leadership and a strong Federal government, business is not going to risk profits for any reason. It took electing Biden to motivate business to solve the problems; for example, despite the obvious free money Trump threw at them with the failed Operation Warp Speed, Merck didn't voluntarily agree to help Johnson and Johnson produce a vaccine. It was Biden suggesting either they worked together or the Federal government would deploy the Defense Production Act, seize the assets and personnel, and do it for them.
It's the same story told over and over since the end of World War II: Democrats build things up, Republicans tear them down. That a worldwide crisis happened under a GOP-controlled US government just compounded the tragedy, misery and pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||June 9, 2021 6:02 PM|
[quote]but since I couldn't stomach the slow pace of that video
Much as I felt about the verbosity of your post r30.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||June 9, 2021 6:24 PM|
If there was ever a "you type fat" moment, that was it.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||June 9, 2021 6:53 PM|
Here's a hint for you, 30. YouTube allows you to adjust playback speed so you can listen faster if you want. Click the gear-shaped Settings link to find it. I'm afraid it can't help more with your ADD.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||June 9, 2021 7:16 PM|
Welcome to New Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||June 9, 2021 7:19 PM|
I don't know where you people are living. How much more crap do you need? I keep buying crap because it's cheap or whatever but I don't need more crap. If something breaks you can usually get one on craigslist or ebay. We got a dvd player for $2.99 at Goodwill. The only thing I have a problem getting is specific flavors of cat food. I assume it's because everybody's cats like the same flavors and the stores and cat food companies haven't caught on yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||June 9, 2021 8:14 PM|
Calm down, R35. Items such as furniture and mattresses which need replacing, are considered necessities, not crap. As for previously owned furniture and electronics, bedding and upholstered furniture are best purchased new.
Much of Craigslist's current offerings are from people getting rid of their poorly-maintained belongings at ridiculously inflated prices; yes, they are price-gouging in response to the shortages.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||June 9, 2021 9:24 PM|
I have to buy our cat's Fancy Feast online now from Chewy.com It's close to the store price and free delivery in a couple days. Stores don't have it.
I received 3 cases today and noticed it's made in Thailand.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||June 9, 2021 10:40 PM|
Starbucks hit hard
|by Anonymous||reply 38||June 9, 2021 10:59 PM|
R38 Fat Whores Recoil!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||June 10, 2021 12:34 AM|
Sounds like a lot of work r39.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||June 10, 2021 8:31 AM|
Shipping container shortages.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||June 10, 2021 8:45 AM|
[quote] remember the shortage of Cabbage Patch Kids in the 80s?
Not a good example. The Cabbage Patch Kids shortage was because buyers did not order the dolls at Toy Fair. The dolls were considered ugly, and buyers did not place orders. Coleco produced dolls based on the Toy Fair orders. When the commercial hit in November, kids went crazy. Nobody was prepared for the success of the dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||June 10, 2021 8:58 AM|
R12, my friend's barber quit to become a truck driver
|by Anonymous||reply 43||June 10, 2021 9:01 AM|
I’ve noticed at my local Walmart they have been out of lots of shit the past few weeks and lots of empty shelves. Everything had been normal until recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 1, 2021 9:22 PM|
Who, in this scenario, has a big dick?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 1, 2021 10:00 PM|
Maybe the everything on demand life is over for us. If you want something, you have to wait a bit. You might not be able to reliably get all 50 items you want at your supermarket the day you go there. There's a lot of waste and overproduction that goes into 100% availability all of the time. When the economy contracts, as it inevitably will at some point in the next 1-10 years, things will be more available.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 1, 2021 11:12 PM|
My washing machine (came with the house when I bought it) started making funny noises a couple weeks ago. I googled the model number, and it is from 1986 (the year the house was built)! I am shocked that it lasted this long. I have only been in this house for 3 years. In any case, I have ordered TWO sets from Costco that have been cancelled right before delivery. I just placed a third order, and customer service assures me that this one will stick. Such a pain in the ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 1, 2021 11:19 PM|
[R46], your post makes a lot of sense. Things have changed, maybe not forever, but one gets used to things as they are. Thank Christ the books I order on abe are always here in a reasonable amount of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 1, 2021 11:21 PM|
Op: wah wah a spoiled American has spoken! I want what I want and I want it now!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 1, 2021 11:24 PM|
Whole Foods= planned obsolescence= customers order everything through the Amazon portal.
I gave up on WF, pre-pandemic.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 1, 2021 11:29 PM|
I'm an American and I want my cheap crap, yesterday.
Still won't use Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 1, 2021 11:32 PM|
R49 and R51, kindly fuck yourselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 1, 2021 11:36 PM|
Where do folks live that are having supply and delivery issues? I am in Phoenix and the stores seem full. Yesterday went in a Target and saw a bunch of empty shelves, and thought oh no. But the employees said they were making room for the Christmas crap. My partner has been ordering furniture and it’s been coming in on time and about same timeframe as pre Covid - a few weeks.
The refrigerator has been making noises so I think it is time to replace so looking to take advantage of Costco’s LG Labor Day sale. The noted wait time is 2 weeks. After I order Hoping not to be like an upstream response who said his/her/its order was postponed or canceled.
Family and friends in California (Northern and Southern) and Western Nevada also haven’t noticed any issues with stock or availability. Maybe the further you are from the west coast ports it becomes more noticeable.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 1, 2021 11:48 PM|
Saw some empty shelves in the Gatorade aisle today at my local Tom Thumb (Safeway), but they were in the middle of restocking everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 1, 2021 11:52 PM|
Meh. I stay on WISH.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 1, 2021 11:53 PM|
A stereo receiver? Go to the Goodwill. They have tons of that stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 1, 2021 11:58 PM|
Sounds good ta me.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 2, 2021 12:01 AM|
I am waiting for some items that I ordered back in May. There was supposed to be a delay until June but now it’s September. I’m just going to ask for my money to be reimbursed before I start filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 2, 2021 12:28 AM|
R54 - Gatorade shelves bare here in FL as well. Is that something paranoid "preppers" have monopolized?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 2, 2021 12:47 AM|
It's been a long, hot summer, R59.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 2, 2021 1:01 AM|
Kroger was out of Braunschweiger (liverwurst). What am I supposed to wrap Fluffy’s dog pills in now?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 2, 2021 1:12 AM|
Known to clear a dive bar (or supermarket shelf) faster than you can say "WTF!!??"
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 2, 2021 1:13 AM|
I just went to get St Germain elderflower liquor. They were stocked out because of high demand low supply due to Covid. It simple is not civilized.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 2, 2021 1:16 AM|
OP, All the stuff you need are on container ships stuck off the California coast.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 2, 2021 1:27 AM|
I can’t get my poop medicine because there is a shortage of inulin. Yes I know….TMI….
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 2, 2021 1:29 AM|
Need my stuff, this will not do.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 2, 2021 1:33 AM|
The Walmart in town always has low stock or no stock in the grocery section. Oddly, the 2 other grocery stores in town are not as affected by shortages.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 2, 2021 1:45 AM|
i haven't been able to buy fancy feast in weeks. my cats need their food!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 2, 2021 2:03 AM|
[quote]Gatorade shelves bare here in FL as well. Is that something paranoid "preppers" have monopolized?
R59, I think it may be that many people in our states (TX & FL) are sick and using Gatorade to replenish electrolytes.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 2, 2021 2:26 AM|
you guys better stock up and stuff you need and if you need to send packages for xmas etc, better start packing and mailing them.
Last year, I sent a box of xmas gifts to UK in early Dec, the box didn't arrive until march. Everybody was sending packages and the post office was swamped.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 2, 2021 2:48 AM|
[quote] In the 90s, business school taught the gospel of “just in time” inventory. Like businesses saving money for a rainy day, the idea of preparing for downturns was wiped off the map. Capitalism encourages short term gains or long term planning.
Yes, Apple follows that policy. Those Chinese like to play as servants for the time being.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 2, 2021 2:52 AM|
[quote] I’ve noticed at my local Walmart they have been out of lots of shit
It disappears when you press the button on your toilet-cistern.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 2, 2021 2:56 AM|
Have you asked to speak with a Manager, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 2, 2021 2:57 AM|
r61, cream cheese or pub cheese. Never fails.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 2, 2021 2:58 AM|
R68, try chewy.com. I have a cat who will eat only one flavor, and no one has carried it for months. Chewy has it and it's cheaper than the stores and they offer free delivery.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 2, 2021 8:01 AM|
Can’t get the meds any longer for my dog’s collapsed trachea. No supply until further notice per the 12 pharmacies in my area. My vet is trying to work with a compounding pharmacy to help the 30-40 dog patients get their meds monthly. What a pain in the ass!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 2, 2021 11:01 AM|
Okay, tell me what you are looking for, and I will tell you where to find it.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 5, 2021 1:36 AM|
GM announced this week that they are suspending production due to the lack of chips needed for vehicles' computers.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 5, 2021 4:16 AM|
You should be boycotting whole foods OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 5, 2021 6:52 AM|
R76: Have you tried the Costco pharmacy?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 5, 2021 3:10 PM|
R80 yes and no luck - ugh!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 5, 2021 4:57 PM|
There is no need to consciously boycott WF, the quality slipped after the Amazon takeover.It's not worth shopping there, literally and figuratively.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 5, 2021 5:00 PM|
I used to shop at Whole Foods for maybe 75% of my groceries, but they became so annoying during the pandemic, I don't go at all anymore. I'm not boycotting. It's just that I realize my local chain supermarket has everything I need. I don't drive, so I do get some things delivered by Amazon, like toilet paper, paper towels, cases of Cento tomatoes, a case of De Cecco cavatappi because it had such a ridiculously low price one day and I use it all the time. But mostly I go to the local chain supermarket.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 5, 2021 8:36 PM|
I tell you what's unavailable right now. those at home covid tests. I've been trying to buy one but it's not available anywhere and the manager tells me that people are buying them in bulk!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 9, 2021 7:39 PM|
The world doesn't revolve around you, OP. Stop picking out shitty things no one wants.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||September 9, 2021 7:45 PM|
We ordered outdoor furniture in January. After we paid for it we were told the fabric we picked wouldn't be available until DECEMBER! We were told fabrics were not available, break in the supply chain, blah, blah, blah. Went back and selected a different fabric based on a list we asked for of all the fabrics and dates of availability. Selected one that was the earliest available, in JULY. In July we were told it was pushed back until September.
Supposedly our furniture is now on a ship somewhere and will arrive end of September. I don't expect to see any of it until the new year.
All blamed on COVID. I think COVID was an issue at one point, but now COVID is just a convenient stall tactic or explanation for inability to produce what's been ordered and paid for.
Ultimately it's first world problems. Our life will go on with the old deck furniture.
But it is part of the new new.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 9, 2021 11:26 PM|
Can't find the at home covid test either.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 9, 2021 11:42 PM|
There's been articles about this OP. Welcome to the new order: a world where the First World begins to suffer Third World shortages and delays. Get ready for a lot more of it: the world you grew up with is ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 9, 2021 11:44 PM|
Okay, I believe my sister was able to buy covid tests in Seattle, but we don't talk much. So go to Seattle for those. For the patio furniture, that's a different story. If you want it NOW you have to buy what's in stock.
Now, ask some more. What else can't you guys find?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 9, 2021 11:48 PM|
I read recently that there was another delay of container ship somewhere on the west coast? I can't remember, I was scanning the headlines and didn't pay much attention but definitely stock up on things you don't want to run out of.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||September 9, 2021 11:52 PM|
Shipping delays caused by full cargo ships waiting to unload along West Coast
The delays are due to continuing backups to unload cargo ships at West Coast ports, including in Seattle and Tacoma.
SEATTLE — You may not find everything you want for Christmas this year, or at least you’ll wait a bit longer to get some things, as shipping delays continue up and down the West Coast.
The delays are due to ongoing backups to unload cargo ships at West Coast ports, including the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which operates the cargo portions of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
Ships that arrive in the inland waters of Puget Sound are finding themselves anchored from seven to 10 days before they can tie up and offload, and that’s on top of delays they may have already experienced at a previous stop, such as the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
“Then once they’re unloaded, there is some delay in getting onto rail cars or onto trucks, simply because every part of our system is being challenged with this large import demand that we’re seeing,” said Melanie Stambaugh with the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
The situation has been building about a year, in part because of increased demand on imports due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Retailers said they knew problems were coming, as did manufacturers. Those who could stepped up production to get products out the door in August, rather than wait for the more traditional months of September and October, when much of the rush for Christmas-related imports is in full swing.
“I think everybody is aware of the congestion problem challenging the West Coast ports,” said Stambaugh.
But it's not just Christmas merchandise that's impacted.
Greg Whittaker, who owns Mountain to Sound Outfitters in West Seattle, said the suppliers of skis, snowboards and other winter sports gear were notifying him in July that they were working on plans to get product to him on time.
Whittaker said he's expecting to have 70% of his inventory in stock for the upcoming ski season, but is concerned that as much as 30% could be delayed by an extra two or three weeks. Whittaker said those delays could be very specific, such as certain items that come in a variety of sizes, more than broad categories of products.
One issue driving the problem is that there is a shortage of containers in Asia.
Containers in the U.S. are often shipped back empty, instead of being made available to ship more U.S. exports. The Seaport Alliance said in some cases too many containers are backed up on docks and in terminals and can’t be put onto trains heading to inland distribution cities in the Midwest quickly enough. That is one reason why many ships have to lay at anchor waiting to come in.
The Seaport Alliance is expecting the situation may resolve itself around the end of 2021.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 9, 2021 11:54 PM|
between covid and thousands of companies going bankrupt in China there are lots of shortages. Because of the shortage on computer chips they said 2 days ago that there is going to be a huge shortage of appliances. Unfortunately I need a new stove, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and maybe a refrigerator. All my appliances except the refrigerator are from the 1990's. I am not sure how much longer I can make them last.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 10, 2021 12:01 AM|
R92, where are you located? We are in NJ and have been finding most of our large appliances on those websites like Offer Up or whatever. You need to have a truck though. We are cheap as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 10, 2021 12:08 AM|
I lucked out 2 months ago and found a fridge (last one) in a Lowes after calling every single appliance and hardware store in my area. I wasnt going to buy some used piece of shit to go into the house I just bought. Even then it took 3 weeks to get it delivered .That dirty fuck we bought our house from had apparently had the one in here rigged to barely last .When it started to go out we called a repairman who showed me that it had been rigged with some part that was temporary only. He said we were lucky it lasted a month. Its crazy times we are living in.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 10, 2021 12:22 AM|
Gee,maybe if we still made things here like we used to this wouldnt be an issue?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 10, 2021 12:23 AM|
Exactly R95. It definitely wouldn't be an issue because no one would be able to afford anything made in the USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 10, 2021 12:27 AM|
We will not ever make very many things like appliances ever again. It's too expensive to pay Americans, they say, to manufacture things. They would have to pay well and give insurance, vacation etc. The poors in the world will work like animals for nothing. IT'S NEVER COMING BACK, so get used to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 10, 2021 12:35 AM|
I haven't noticed a difference
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 10, 2021 12:35 AM|
I have complaining about this for ages. No taco sauce. No Cat Litter. No Cinnamon Rolls. Beets shortage. I have noticed a surplus of hillbillies coughing at Kroger--so plenty of coughs at most stores. . So that...
|by Anonymous||reply 99||September 10, 2021 12:43 AM|
[quote]No Cinnamon Rolls.
I got cinnamon rolls today at Panera.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 10, 2021 12:45 AM|
R100 = Am am talking Grocery Store Shortages.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 10, 2021 12:49 AM|
I finally found a covid home test kit at Walgreens but only can buy 1 per person.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||September 10, 2021 12:57 AM|
Crap, crap and MORE crap! That's all I have to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 10, 2021 12:58 AM|
Seems like a lot of stuff is stale too. Like packaged items. Bread even.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 10, 2021 1:08 AM|
r62, Back at you.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 10, 2021 1:16 AM|
Eventually, quite a bit of foriegn manufacturing will be shifted back as robotic and 3-D printed manufacturing becomes more common. Case in point, Tesla which is building huge robotic factories in the US, Europe and Asia precisely to minimize shipping, tariffs, and shortages.
Affordable 3-D printing will also allow for manufacturing of smaller goods locally.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 10, 2021 1:17 AM|
Everything seems to take longer here in the UK also.
With the exception of Covid test kits (which are Free). They just keep sending them randomly without request, we have about 15 each currently.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 10, 2021 1:23 AM|
R102 = Covid tests are free at the library. In Ohio you just go and they will give you a box of Covid Home Test. I thought it was a national thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 10, 2021 3:16 AM|
The shortages of consumer goods might be PERMANENT.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 12, 2021 2:50 AM|
It’s time to bring back businesses down to the mom and pop level and that goes for supply chains too.
Now would be a good time to start.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||September 12, 2021 3:03 AM|
they went through brexit, then they have global Covid pandemic. Even with just Brexit, Britain would have this problem. Too bad the Tories fucked over there own people and did what the Russian Oligarchy wanted instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 12, 2021 3:45 AM|
This was going on before the Pandemic, just not on this level. The Government and the stores are not going to panic people and use the words "food shortage" but when you see an empty shelf at the store, that is by definition what food shortage is. Also part of this is Food Stamps were increased 18 months ago for millions so that is also contributing to a shortage.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||September 12, 2021 4:02 AM|
Eat. Paste. R113
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 12, 2021 4:57 AM|
[quote]Look for this to get worse as President Mr. Magoo's vaccine mandates take effect. Those truckers will get their choice of where to prioritize delivery of goods to, and it won't be places that look down their noses at them and call them deplorable and other such names.
I was in Target in Lower Manhattan today and there was ZERO paper towels or toilet paper on the shelves.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||September 12, 2021 5:01 AM|
Pestilence? Check....Famine is next, but not for the rich. There is a reason BILLIONAIRES are desperately trying to get off Earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||September 12, 2021 7:03 AM|
Manhattan Target stores are the worst. Empty shelves in every department.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||September 12, 2021 8:36 AM|
No empty shelves by me , just fewer choices in some aisles (soda, canned tomatoes, condiments)
|by Anonymous||reply 118||September 12, 2021 3:58 PM|
Haha poor Britain, the empire has falling again. You wanted out and now you're out, deal with it. Bleached salmonella infested chicken coming to a Tesco near you! This link was from CNN.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||September 12, 2021 4:05 PM|
Two weekends ago we were in Lancaster county, PA. Fields of corn everywhere. I'm not that afraid of going hungry.
That's one thing about the USA: There is food everywhere!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||September 14, 2021 12:22 AM|
R120, Good to know.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||September 14, 2021 1:11 AM|
R120- Yes, the USA has food all over. But is it for direct human consumption. Is that corn in Pennsylvania for human consumption or is it for animals that humans then eat. The Midwest and Plains are full of food for animals but most isn’t meant for people to eat.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||September 15, 2021 9:12 PM|
I cannot find push pop any where in stores, I will have to order online. They are for my nephews and nieces.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||September 16, 2021 7:08 PM|
Inexpensive men’s masturbation sleeves are almost impossible to find at reasonable prices online right now. It’s such a common toy but it’s so hard to find right now. I want one with a closed end, which makes it even harder (most are just open sleeves, with holes on both ends).
|by Anonymous||reply 124||September 16, 2021 7:13 PM|
Can you use food stamps on toilet paper? And paper towels? I don’t think so.
Truckers have no say where they make deliveries.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||September 16, 2021 7:28 PM|
R125, No, but in Massachusetts you can use food stamps to purchase a birthday cake, provided at least 50% of the cake is edible and not decorative.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||September 16, 2021 8:29 PM|
I just heard some kids talking today about how they can't get chicken tenders at Dairy Queen or KFC right now. They took them off the menu because of a chicken shortage.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||September 16, 2021 10:45 PM|
I think I saw push pops at Five Below.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||September 17, 2021 3:22 AM|
It's only getting worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||September 21, 2021 8:52 PM|
A recliner I ordered six months ago is being delivered this Thursday.
I have never waited six months for any piece of furniture.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||September 21, 2021 9:01 PM|
Where do you people live? Sylhet, Bangladesh?
The last time Walmart was out of anything I needed was 16 months ago and that was bleach.
Walmart, Dollar General and my local grocery store has everything I have needed since May 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||September 21, 2021 9:18 PM|
Boar's Head deli products are suddenly unavailable in Massachusetts and I'm assuming elsewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||September 22, 2021 1:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 133||October 8, 2021 11:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 134||October 8, 2021 11:44 PM|
That damn Biden presiding over an economy so hot that there are tons of job openings and hot demand. A shonder!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||October 8, 2021 11:53 PM|
It's not about Biden. Stop being defensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||October 9, 2021 12:02 AM|
There are routinely empty shelves everywhere I go, in my neighborhood. (Manhattan, upper East). Perhaps it’s that there aren’t enough people to stock the shelves. At my Whole Foods, there are usually five cashiers working, and the line is super long. It’s like Soviet Russia sometimes. I’ll have a list of seven things, and come home with four or five.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||October 9, 2021 12:10 AM|
My cats still need their Fancy Feast. Friskies isn't cutting it.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||October 9, 2021 12:10 AM|
Safeway was out of Pledge today.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||October 9, 2021 12:31 AM|
Pete needs to get a handle on this.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||October 9, 2021 2:04 AM|
I was on jury duty earlier this week, and one of the jurors worked at a Walmart distribution center. She said if there’s an order placed for say, 10,000 cases of canned green beans, they’re only receiving about a quarter of it, week after week. So they’re never catching up on their lack of inventory.
(I know some of you will scream, “I would NEVER buy canned green beans!”, but it was just an example she used.)
|by Anonymous||reply 141||October 9, 2021 3:28 AM|
R138: are you on the east coast? I wish there were some way to communicate directly, because my area petshop has cases and individual cans of Fancy Feast.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||October 9, 2021 7:35 PM|
Also, the shoplifters are cleaning out the fucking stores. you've all seen the videos, they just grab the shit and walk out the door, they don't even run.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||October 9, 2021 8:58 PM|
I'm most worried about cat food being missing from the shelves. Obviously cats can't eat my spaghetti.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||October 9, 2021 9:45 PM|
Chewy.com for cat food.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||October 10, 2021 6:29 AM|
I don’t understand it either. Is there a labor shortage? Or are staff being laid off due to less sales. It feels like everyone flipped off working, but they are buying up a storm - even with these astronomical prices! How are they buying everything up and not working? Do they all live off the stock market? The news reported that cargo ships are backed up because there aren’t enough stevedores. Can anyone please explain?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||October 10, 2021 9:27 AM|
Whatsa matter you, r144?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||October 10, 2021 2:27 PM|
yes, there is a shortage of workers in most industries. cargo ships that takes forever to unload cargo, lack of truck drivers to drive goods to destinations, etc etc...you can imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||October 10, 2021 3:07 PM|
it's the broken supply chain. I was watching a segment on CNBC and they explained the whole thing. here is the video you can check it out yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||October 10, 2021 3:14 PM|
Both me and my sister (who lives in another state) couldn't find sriracha sauce this week.
Very upsetting situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||October 10, 2021 3:21 PM|
they are saying the cargo ship congestion situation is gonna last until next year. Also there is a power crunch in China, it might slow down manufacturing in China. So definitely stock up on the shit you need now.
I noticed my eye drops that I use are missing from CVS. they don't lock up the item so I guess the fucking thieves are stealing them.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||October 10, 2021 3:23 PM|
I think it depends on the country you live in.
The US, the UK and Australia are the only ones having these problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||October 10, 2021 3:27 PM|
Why is it happening now? We managed ok for 18 months. People want to buy more crap?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||October 10, 2021 3:47 PM|
NYC drug store shelves are left empty at CVS, Duane Reade and Walgreens due to mounting supply chain crisis
|by Anonymous||reply 154||October 10, 2021 5:51 PM|
I haven't noticed any shortages at my local Tom Thumb (Safeway) or Walmart online here in N. Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||October 11, 2021 1:36 AM|
This is why we all need to try to go local when and where possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||October 11, 2021 1:51 AM|
This is what happens when you require people to inject random shit into their bodies that they don't want. Simpletons don't get it, but will soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||October 11, 2021 4:37 AM|
Are there any DL truck drivers that care to share why there is a driver shortage? I keep hearing about the shortage but not about the reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||October 11, 2021 4:44 AM|
I try to make myself care about this but I just don't. My stores seem fine, or fine enough. I don't have to buy a lot of stuff and there's plenty of stuff available.
I'm getting a very distinct "the sky is falling" vibe from this.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||October 11, 2021 4:49 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||October 11, 2021 4:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 161||October 11, 2021 4:52 AM|
What about clothing and similar items? I wanted to buy a new LL Bean backpack. Usually they have a variety of colors to choose from but when I checked the website there were only three solid and two prints.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||October 11, 2021 4:55 AM|
I was at Vons today looking for Cheeto Puffs for a FRIEND in the hospital and the snack food aisle was scant. This is not a good day for all you fat whores on DL. They keep saying they are "remodeling" hence the low food supply. Also, said grocery store took out half of the staffed check out lines and replaced them with the self serve. It's the worst if you have produce or want to buy alcohol when looking barely legal!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||October 11, 2021 7:41 AM|
Cheeto shortage??? Truck apocalypse!!! Hold me David!
|by Anonymous||reply 164||October 11, 2021 11:55 AM|
R131- You shop at the shittiest places.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||October 11, 2021 12:15 PM|
My corner CVS in Manhattan is pitifully bare, like the photo in the paper. Fairway and Whole Foods have lots of empty shelves and random items unavailable.
Out here at the end of Long Island, the CVS hasn’t a bare spot. However, there seems to be a labor shortage in restaurants.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||October 11, 2021 12:57 PM|
Seems like the truckers are purposely under delivering to blue areas to make democrats look bad wile keep the shelves stocked in red areas.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||October 11, 2021 5:17 PM|
America's bare shelves: Walmart and Costco limit toilet paper sales while toy companies warn parents their kids' Christmas gifts won't arrive in time thanks to backlog at ports, rail yards and on the roads
|by Anonymous||reply 168||October 11, 2021 6:06 PM|
R167, truckers and rail workers are mostly deplorable types.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||October 11, 2021 6:16 PM|
I'm finding it impossible to find Coets.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||October 11, 2021 6:21 PM|
I told you bitches to shop early for Christmas. November and December are going to be a shitshow for shipping.
I'm nearly done with my shopping, and thank God.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||October 11, 2021 6:58 PM|
Truckers and longshoremen are members of the Teamsters Union, aren't they? Where's the union at on this? Where's Pete; what has he said and done about this? Seriously, what?
|by Anonymous||reply 172||October 11, 2021 7:08 PM|
there are 650 thousand containers still sitting off shore waiting to be off loaded in CA.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||October 11, 2021 7:24 PM|
Teamsters are notoriously corrupt.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||October 11, 2021 7:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 175||October 11, 2021 7:29 PM|
The video looks apocalyptic.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||October 11, 2021 7:30 PM|
[quote] I was at Vons today looking for Cheeto Puffs for a FRIEND in the hospital and the snack food aisle was scant.
I have mainly switched over to Cheetos Crunchy. Yes, I sometimes go back to the Puffs. Try the Crunchy. IMO, more cheese flavor. I get mine from Walgreens, mainly.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||October 11, 2021 7:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 178||October 11, 2021 7:33 PM|
[quote] I told you bitches to shop early for Christmas. November and December are going to be a shitshow for shipping.
It's been a long time since I stressed myself out over buying Christmas presents. My family stopped exchanging presents a long time ago. Last year, my sister organized a Secret Santa (just buy one gift) and I declined to participate.
I do buy "thank you" presents at random times of the year. Usually, a certificate to Amazon, if I know they shop at Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||October 11, 2021 7:33 PM|
Could Biden pull a Reagan and fire all the Teamsters (dock workers etc...) that are responsible? I'm pro union, but if the Teamsters are causing this, they need to be busted.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||October 12, 2021 12:26 AM|
I don't think a president could 'fire' a union, but a president could call declare an emergency and call up the National Guard to do those jobs.
Aren't truckers and longshoremen considered essential workers? This whole thing seems weird; I thought supplies and shipping had recovered within a few months of the initial panic buying last year? It seems like it did. Why has this deteriorated now?
|by Anonymous||reply 181||October 12, 2021 1:57 AM|
I know he couldn't fire the union, R181, but couldn't he fire the union members who are federally regulated workers if they are withholding services - eg - dockworkers, rail workers, just as Reagan fired air traffic controllers in the 80s? Truckers would be different since they're not federally regulated, of course. If these union members are doing this purposely due to the vaccine mandates, then they need to go and the union needs to be dissolved. Many, many unions are standing up to protect their anti-vax members, which is frankly disgusting. They shouldn't be allowed to hold the world hostage like they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||October 12, 2021 2:06 AM|
Longshoremen aren't Teamsters. They have their own union.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||October 12, 2021 12:38 PM|
Fire them too, R18. They're like auto workers, no reason why they're so highly paid. If they can't handle getting the shot then they deserve to be canned.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||October 12, 2021 2:14 PM|
EVERYTHING isn't out of stock. Other than semi-conductors, which are a production capacity issue in foreign countries, nothing important is in short supply and even that isn't denying anyone anything too necessary.. Just stop buying stuff from Amazon that you don't need.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||October 12, 2021 2:21 PM|
I visited four grocery stores and drugstores looking for powder laundry detergent and Shout stain remover. Nothing. Went to Walmart.com-- and there the products were! I ordered double what I needed and thought it would be shipped. At 8pm that same day a cheerful delivery lady dropped them off on my front porch! I had no idea they meant delivery delivery-- So I gave her a big tip, and now I can do laundry. There you go. Walmart saves the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||October 12, 2021 3:04 PM|
Me again, R186. Of course, I went to Amazon first. The detergent was $30. On Walmart site it was $16. I never imagined I'd be a Walmart shopper, but here I am.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||October 12, 2021 3:06 PM|
There you are, r187...
|by Anonymous||reply 188||October 12, 2021 3:09 PM|
This matters more to some people than others. I'm a vegetarian but NOT a picky eater. I can eat whatever and be happy (pasta, soup, grilled cheese, whatever!). I do like Diet Coke, but I'm not going to be a broken person if I have to buy 2 liter bottles instead of cans. I could live with Diet Pepsi even though it doesn't taste very good.
The problem is the others in the house. One of our cats is an emotional wreck (I found him in a parking lot when he was very young. I had observed him for a few days and he was alone) and at this point there is only one flavor of one brand of wet cat food that he will eat. He is fat and eats plenty of dry, but he really looks forward to his wet cat food. So when that is hard to find, I feel terrible.
Daughter wants apple juice to take to school in her lunch. Not Snapple Apple or anything like that, regular ass apple juice (it would not be my choice). For some reason that is super hard to find in individual bottles. So this seems like a tragedy to those who are particular about things, but not at all to those who are like, it's food, it's toilet paper, whatever.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||October 12, 2021 5:53 PM|
I was at Trader Joe's this morning. They have not had freeze dried banana in at least six weeks. In the freezer section there were lots of empty areas.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||October 12, 2021 5:59 PM|
....but eVeRyThInG iS bAcK tO nOrMaL!
|by Anonymous||reply 191||October 13, 2021 4:28 AM|
Snarled shipping lanes could mean empty shelves come holiday shopping time
Pandemic lockdowns, followed by a burst of demand once things have opened up — along with labor shortages and extreme weather events — have all combined to wallop the global supply lines of everything from food and fashion to drinks and diapers.
Some retailers are looking to take matters into their own hands.
Craft retailer Jo-Ann Stores is floating a plan to lower its astronomical shipping costs by looking into buying its own ship, The Post has learned. A container full of goods now costs the retailer around $30,000 to ship from Asia — compared to $3,000 before the pandemic, CEO Wade Miquelon told The Post.
That’s why Miquelon said his 850 stores could join a small-but-growing number of retailers that are looking to secure their own, private freight ships.
Such a move could come in the form of buying a vessel — likely with a group of other retailers — or leasing a ship, Miquelon said.
“Those options are being looked at long-term to mitigate at least some of the risk we are facing” when it comes to the sharply rising shipping prices, he said. “We have had to spend many tens of millions of dollars” more on shipping than ever before. He declined to give details on the costs of the possible options to either buy or lease space on a ship.
“Those options are being looked at long-term to mitigate at least some of the risk we are facing” when it comes to the sharply rising shipping prices, he said. “We have had to spend many tens of millions of dollars” more on shipping than ever before. He declined to give details on the costs of the possible options to either buy or lease space on a ship.
Pre-pandemic, it was unusual for more than one ship to be in the waiting lane at the No. 1 US port complex, which handles more than half of all American imports.
The global sea networks handle 90 percent of the world’s trade.
U.S. retailers’ traditional lifeline from Asia is freezing up due to a resurgence of COVID-19 in countries like Vietnam and Indonesia plus a power-supply crunch in China. The supply snarls coincide with booming demand as consumers spend more on goods than going out, and the festive shopping frenzy nears.
Burt Flickinger, managing director at retail consultancy Strategic Resource Group, said at least 20 to 25 percent of the goods stuck on ships were unlikely to make it onto shelves in time for the Nov. 26 Black Friday kickoff for the holiday shopping season. Want that new video-game console or television for Christmas? You may not be able to get it.
Incoming cargo at the Port of Los Angeles is up 30% from last year’s record levels. Meanwhile, trucks and trains can’t remove it fast enough, leading to logjams, said the port’s Executive Director Gene Seroka, reflecting the surge in consumer demand.
“It’s like taking 10 lanes of freeway traffic and squeezing them into five,” Seroka said.
And a national shortage of semi truck drivers isn’t helping things. A trade association says the industry is short 61,000 drivers.
The logjam is likely to hit consumers’ pocketbooks: Bottlenecks in the supply chain could lead to out-of-stock items. And Americans freed from a year of lockdown are ready to spend.
Even officials at the Federal Reserve are taking notice.
“We have these really anxious-to-get-out-there-and-spend consumers hitting the wall of supply constraints — and of course, the prices are going to rise,” San Francisco Fed chief Mary Daly said on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday. Recent reads on inflation are at 30-year highs — with prices rising 3.6 percent over last year.
“There’s probably going to be some pressure on holiday item prices,” she said, “and we’re going to have to continue to get through that.”
|by Anonymous||reply 192||October 13, 2021 5:16 AM|
I wanted to replace my microwave oven and went into my local Costco in Honolulu where I buy many of my appliances. They were out so I asked if the other local warehouses had them in stock. I was told they ran out of microwaves 6 months ago and don't know when they will be getting more. I was shocked and related this problem to one of my friends - - who then told me they have been trying to replace their stove for months - - it's the same problem with stoves, and refrigerators too. God help any of these people trying to furnish new homes or replace broken appliances. I also needed to replace my washer so I bought a 2nd hand one that was really old. Hawaii really depends on cargo ships for goods. Living there for decades, I've experienced many dockworker strikes in my lifetime. The first thing that goes is toilet paper, then rice.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||October 13, 2021 7:11 AM|
Good luck getting a xmas tree this year r193!
|by Anonymous||reply 194||October 13, 2021 1:28 PM|
Good first step by the administration. Could have been a bit sooner, but this is good.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||October 13, 2021 2:38 PM|
Google "Microwave" you can find them online. Hawaii is totally reliant on having stuff shipped, so of course you have shortages. It was like that for decades. If you're expecting normal or pity, you're delusional, but there also are ways around many of your problems. The rest of us can find microwaves and major appliances w/o problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||October 13, 2021 2:45 PM|
Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale?
|by Anonymous||reply 197||October 13, 2021 3:21 PM|
^ Libtard triggered
|by Anonymous||reply 198||October 13, 2021 3:22 PM|
R186, I discovered that Walmart dropped off items you ordered online when I found some tea bags in my mailbox. I wasn't super happy about that! Since then, they've started sending texts or emails to tell you that they're dropping something off from the local store instead of shipping it.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||October 13, 2021 3:25 PM|
R197, try local drugstores like Walgreens or CVS, seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||October 13, 2021 3:25 PM|
Cat food and cat litter have been like 75% out of stock for awhile now. I'm also noticing the price of food I buy has gone up in price by $1. Really not cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||October 13, 2021 3:31 PM|
Only some ports are going to run 24/7. We need all of them running 24/7. Also, get rid of the fucking tariffs. Shit is too fucking expensive now.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||October 13, 2021 3:32 PM|
[quote]Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale? Where the fuck is my Diet Ginger Ale?
I am not even gonna tell you which Pulix I shop at.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||October 13, 2021 3:36 PM|
Like everything else these days,these "shortges" are all bullshit manufactured to raise prices and create runs on products. Ive noticed stores cant seem to get name brand,but they sure seem to have their usually shitty store brands readily available.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||October 13, 2021 4:24 PM|
Are they diverting ships to smaller ports? Or can only a few handle the big container ships?
|by Anonymous||reply 205||October 13, 2021 5:12 PM|
Ya smoke weed, no cdl for you, ya need to take prescribed pain meds, no cdl for you. Thanks stupis ass politicans
|by Anonymous||reply 206||October 13, 2021 5:26 PM|
biden is speaking right now about this problem on TV
|by Anonymous||reply 207||October 13, 2021 7:01 PM|
BIden said the port of Los Angeles will be operating 24/7.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||October 13, 2021 7:05 PM|
Many US ports are foreign-owned. A lot of the minor ports haven't spent to upgrade to handle larger container ships. There may be incentive to do that now.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||October 13, 2021 11:25 PM|
Very nice summary.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||October 13, 2021 11:29 PM|
The reporter at r210 says 14,000 containers on each ship. Dear god.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||October 13, 2021 11:32 PM|
the report I read said there were 650 thousand containers on ships waiting at any one time.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||October 13, 2021 11:39 PM|
1,064,000 containers (76 ships, 14,000/ship). Amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||October 13, 2021 11:49 PM|
"Ho ho ho . I've got this."
|by Anonymous||reply 214||October 14, 2021 1:19 AM|
Where does the Biden administration hope to find the employees necessary for the proposed 24/7 production?
|by Anonymous||reply 215||October 14, 2021 1:55 AM|
R215, he negotiated with the unions. He explained it today.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||October 14, 2021 1:57 AM|
What about the shortage of semi-truck drivers?
Wh…what…where did the workers go? Did they decide not to show up for work? I mean WTF (again)!?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||October 14, 2021 11:29 AM|
Guess everyone shopped early for Halloween! nothing left on the shelves!--------
Global supply chain crisis haunts Halloween: Shelves are already stripped bare leaving shoppers scrambling for costumes as holiday chaos becomes reality
|by Anonymous||reply 218||October 14, 2021 3:16 PM|
When it impacts pharmaceuticals made abroad then we are fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||October 14, 2021 3:20 PM|
R216, But, where are the workers going to come from to maintain 24/7 production?
Negotiating with the unions to agree to round the clock shifts is one thing, but many more workers are needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||October 14, 2021 3:27 PM|
R220 exactly. It’s like an Auto maker ramping up production without staff or chips.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||October 14, 2021 3:31 PM|
I better get my Furby for Xmas or there will be hell to pay!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 222||October 14, 2021 3:33 PM|
It’s odd that they can’t find truck drivers. My friend has been driving for years, and makes $80k a year in a low cost of living area. It is a great job for someone without a formal education, or someone who doesn’t speak fluent English.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||October 14, 2021 3:34 PM|
my partner's barber quit being a barber to drive trucks 2 months ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||October 14, 2021 3:39 PM|
I know some m2f trans who are truck drivers: great pay, great random sex, but hard work.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||October 14, 2021 4:04 PM|
I wish the media were tracking live the progress of going through the backlog at the ports. 76 ships yesterday: how many today? How many containers unloaded yesterday? Etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||October 14, 2021 6:55 PM|
[quote] It’s odd that they can’t find truck drivers.
The sperm count for truck drivers is lower than average. It comes from them sitting in a tight position for hours at a time.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||October 14, 2021 7:23 PM|
All the stories in my area are stuffed with Halloween candy and costumes, and I haven't seen any empty shelves for anything else, either. It's weird how the shortages are so spotty.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||October 14, 2021 7:28 PM|
To make this supply line mess worse there are now natural gas and coal shortages in China and Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||October 14, 2021 11:19 PM|
Saw on the news that major retailers like best buy and others will start having black Friday deals soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||October 15, 2021 2:42 AM|
Secretary of Transportation Pete has been on paternity leave since August.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||October 15, 2021 7:10 AM|
[quote]Christmas presents were never late when President Trump was in charge. Rep. Jim Jordan
The replies are not respectful.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||October 16, 2021 1:50 AM|
Heard this on the radio (didn't get the show name) while I was driving to the store. Don't know how much, if any of this is true; I don't live in California and don't drive a truck.
1. Supposedly, California law prohibits nonunion truck drivers from working Ca ports; so only union drivers are allowed, which limits the number of drivers and trucks available.
2. They also reportedly don't allow 18-wheeled trucks older than 2010 in Ca (environmental laws and regulations), which means a lot of owner-operators can't work in Ca.
3. Plus, the price of diesel fuel is very high in Ca, as are regulatory costs and taxes on trucks. Profit margins are unstable.
4. And, according to that radio program, Federal law won't let drivers of 18-wheelers be under the age of 21. A lot of older drivers apparently are fed up and retiring/quitting. This limits the pool of available drivers, even before Covid and various government payment programs, eviction moratoriums, etc.
Does anyone KNOW if this is accurate. Are any truckers, especially in Ca, on here? If so, could you explain/discuss any of this, please. Thank you, and thanks for doing this job, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||October 16, 2021 6:17 PM|
No canned green chiles anywhere near me. Ugh!!
|by Anonymous||reply 234||October 16, 2021 6:26 PM|
Geraldo on Fox News suggested lowering the minimum age from 21 to 18 for 18 wheeler truck driving eligibility.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||October 16, 2021 6:43 PM|
R234, You'll fart less.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||October 16, 2021 6:44 PM|
R236- I have class. I don't say fart I say PASS WIND.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||October 16, 2021 6:47 PM|
Geraldo is an idiot. I don’t want high school aged kids driving big rigs. Even more experienced truck drivers have a hard time driving them. An 18 year old would only have been driving a regular car for two years.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||October 16, 2021 7:11 PM|
R238 As long as they're well-trained and pass relatively rigorous requirements, I don't see a problem with 18+ year olds driving trailer trucks at all. The problem, independent of age, would be the lack of adequate training and requirements, which could easily be the case with people in the industry who put safety at the bottom of the list.
The US Navy and Marines accept applications for aviators between 18 and 26 years of age, and the US Air Force is similar its qualifications as well. If people as young as that are allowed to fly AC-130s or an F-35, they're surely capable of driving large trucks responsibly and capably.
18-year olds fight our wars for us, so driving an 18-wheeler safely and properly is surely within their capacity.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||October 16, 2021 7:38 PM|
I’m going to start my own thread about this but isn’t it high time we make stuff in the US again?
That notion seems to be missing in this story.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||October 16, 2021 7:47 PM|
R240, that would be nice but the greedy corporations don't want to pay the wages that Americans demand, nor pay for their insurance and benefits, taxes, regulatory fees, etc. That's why many of our leaders want to lower wages, do away with unions, eliminate employee benefits and environmental laws and deregulate to make us competitive with the developing world's labor force.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||October 16, 2021 8:09 PM|
Well this OP was prescient, wasn’t it?
|by Anonymous||reply 242||October 16, 2021 8:17 PM|
we will be getting a freight surcharge very soon. Have already seen price increase in stores on everything...this is just fucking wonderful, esp with the holidays around the corner.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||October 16, 2021 8:40 PM|
This seems a bit self inflicted by the greedy and short-sighted private sector.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||October 16, 2021 8:49 PM|
Why did Pete need so much paternity leave when Chasten was home and I'm sure they've hired nannies?
|by Anonymous||reply 245||October 16, 2021 8:55 PM|
R245 It seems very self-indulgent.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||October 16, 2021 9:31 PM|
[quote] Target refuses to deliver70% of its household stock. It says “check in stores” under most anything you want to order that yiu routineky buy, like hand soap, detergent, cat food, personal items, et
That has been going on for years. I know because I order from Target. Cat food - forget it. Every cat food I used to order was pulled out of the delivery system at least 2 years ago. I haven’t been able to buy hand soap or antiseptic wipes since early 2020. Every small, inexpensive item is unavailable for shipping. “check stores.” They want you to come into the store for those items & don’t want to waste time looking for, packing and shipping them. Big items are available for shipping.
None of this is new.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||October 16, 2021 10:50 PM|
[quote] All the stories in my area are stuffed with Halloween candy and costumes, and I haven't seen any empty shelves for anything else, either.
Same here. We also don’t have crazy people accosting shoppers over mask-wearing or people walking around the frozen aisle with AR 15s.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||October 16, 2021 10:54 PM|
[quote] Longshoremen aren't Teamsters. They have their own union.
There's more than just the ILA. There's the ILWU. BC Canada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||October 16, 2021 11:08 PM|
At least we have no more mean tweets. Priorities, y'all.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||October 17, 2021 4:01 AM|
A lot of people will be receiving gift cards this Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||October 17, 2021 12:04 PM|
Blame Pete Buttercup. He’s Secretary of Transportation
|by Anonymous||reply 252||October 17, 2021 12:21 PM|
CA adherence to very strict driver qualifications will cut them off at the knees! Thank God for California’s strict regulations or you will observe semi-trucks killing kids in school buses due to sleep deprivation every day! A 21-year old semi-truckdriver with 4-hours of sleep over four days tends to do just that, just as any 18-year old Monster/RedBull addicted driver would.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||October 18, 2021 11:54 AM|
It may be an engineered crisis. Someone may be giving the command not to actually unload the containers at anything near a quick rate. The government is pointing fingers at others, but it may be intentional and aimed to create consent for war.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||October 18, 2021 1:34 PM|
The governor of California wants all giant trucks in CA that are more than three years old to be taken off the road and he's also demanding that all fossil fuel trucks be banned from CA by the year 2035. That's going to FUCK UP everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||October 18, 2021 2:15 PM|
Link 255? You are claiming that the governor wants the trucks removed right now? 3 years old? Taken off the road immediately? During this specific crisis? And That there is no time to replace them by then?
Can you be more specific with your claims and please provide a credible link.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||October 18, 2021 3:48 PM|
Here it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||October 18, 2021 3:51 PM|
[quote] The governor of California wants all giant trucks in CA that are more than three years old to be taken off the road
I don't see this anywhere. And are we sure it's affecting the availability of trucks at the ports? Isn't there a trucker shortage?
[quote] and he's also demanding that all fossil fuel trucks be banned from CA by the year 2035. That's going to FUCK UP everything.
2035 isn't affecting the ports right now. Also, they're not going to be "banned from CA". sales in CA would be banned; out-of-state trucks would be allowed in: anything else would be an undue burden on interstate commerce, and no one's demanding such a ban.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||October 18, 2021 4:00 PM|
R255 Is pulling shit out of her ass. Right wing trolling.
There is nothing in that article that states taking fossil fuel vehicles older than three years off the road. Right-wing trolling. The entire story is towards attaining zero-emissions vehicles over the next 15 years in the state of CA.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||October 18, 2021 4:02 PM|
Why aren't all major ports running 24/7?
The media need to monitor the progress of unloading the ships. Provide numbers. There could be a running tally in the chyrons.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||October 18, 2021 4:07 PM|
R193, FYI, I saw micros at Costco Iwilei this past weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||October 18, 2021 4:20 PM|
So r255 is just posting crap that isn’t true? While we are earnestly trying to figure this out?
What a depraved individual. Not everything has to be so destructive and dysfunctional. These pathological liars are really gumming up the works.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||October 18, 2021 4:23 PM|
R255, you were asked some direct questions. Then you posted the link. The link doesn’t say anything that you said. So are you going to answer the questions and provide a credible link or not?
Otherwise, can you speak to the discrepancy between your post and the link? They are not related in any way.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||October 18, 2021 4:25 PM|
When the price of gasoline goes up every price at the store goes up, its the cost of transporting goods. Get ready for high high inflation
|by Anonymous||reply 264||October 18, 2021 4:27 PM|
Makes sure to return any spoiled items. Grocery hedge fund chains like Kroger will no doubt be selling the spoiled goods as is with no warning. Buyer beware.
Lists of stuff is going bad on those crates.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||October 18, 2021 4:30 PM|
We’re still fine out here on the Guyland. We send our love. The people freaking out about a supply crisis are the same ones who claim cities were burned to the ground last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||October 18, 2021 4:34 PM|
R186 Sometimes when you order from Walmart for shipping, the local store will deliver same day if they have it in stock.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||October 18, 2021 4:36 PM|
The REAL reason the US supply chain is backed up
|by Anonymous||reply 268||October 18, 2021 6:50 PM|
America: BUILD SOME FACTORIES ALREADY
|by Anonymous||reply 269||October 18, 2021 6:53 PM|
If they had started building factories at the start of the pandemic then they could have built several by now.
There is no reason to keep up this amount of overseas manufacturing. It doesn’t make sense anymore. Covid will keep coming back until the deplorables relent and get vaccinated. They are too selfish. They would rather die.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||October 18, 2021 6:56 PM|
What ever happened to all the factories that Trump promised. He said there would be one on every corner.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||October 18, 2021 6:57 PM|
The Buttigieg’s are having some babies. The only problem... They’re ALIVE, That’s why the shipments are bottlenecked.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||October 18, 2021 6:59 PM|
R261 Thanks for the update. I was shopping for a microwave in August. I'm at my CA home so I'll have to hope they stay in stock for my return in January. That, or I'll take one on my flight as luggage. I think it was the Iwilei store where they told me there wasn't a microwave in any CostCo on the island. I've had problems buying appliances in Hawaii for years. Sears was one of my go-to places for a while but that went poof a few years back.
Furniture shopping is tough too. I'll find something I like just to learn that it can't be delivered for 2-3 months.
Not that I love the merch they offer, but Hawaii could really use a couple of well-placed Ikea stores.
I've also been begging Trader Joes to open stores there for years.
El Pollo Loco would do well there too.
Shipping costs and wait times are crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||October 19, 2021 4:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 274||October 19, 2021 5:48 AM|
Now that the mainstream media have deemed this a crisis, R274, it will become so.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||October 19, 2021 10:19 AM|
R193. What do Micronesians at Costco Iwilei have anything to do with this topic? Are you suggesting these Micros need to be disappeared here? WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 276||October 19, 2021 12:02 PM|
Gotta say, she's not wrong about buying tons of things.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||October 20, 2021 3:45 AM|
P & G is gonna raise prices on razor blades, oral, and beauty products due to this shit show.
Motherfuckers using any excuse to jack up prices. Razors are already quite expensive!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 278||October 20, 2021 3:48 AM|
I placed an Instacart order yesterday and they were out of half of it and the shopper was too lazy to look around. grrrrrrrr
|by Anonymous||reply 279||October 20, 2021 3:51 AM|
R278, you've been living the high life–P&G brands? Wow. That's premium stuff. I use store brands.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||October 20, 2021 3:52 AM|
I want what I want and I want it NOW!
|by Anonymous||reply 281||October 20, 2021 3:59 AM|
I had to buy a different heated mattress pad than the one I am replacing, as that brand was 6-8 weeks until restock, which is December. Nice thing is, the far more luxurious one (in stock) was on deep sale. Win!
|by Anonymous||reply 282||October 20, 2021 4:01 AM|
R282, which one did you get? I am going to buy one too. I love the way they feel when I get a massage.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||October 20, 2021 4:02 AM|
P&G razors brands are those expensive, disposable brands. Get a safety razor and learn how to shave like a man, while saving a buttload of money.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||October 20, 2021 4:06 AM|
Danone will also be raising prices, they own Evian and Activia yogurt
|by Anonymous||reply 285||October 20, 2021 4:30 AM|
Everything's getting more expensive. Stop with any tariffs. I hate knowing that I'm paying far more for things than necessary. Thanks a lot, Cheeto, BTW. He started them.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||October 20, 2021 4:51 AM|
Crap I wish I hadn't read this thread. I feel like I need to get online now and start buying up anything I can find that I might need for the next year. I don't need TP or paper towels. I already hoarded enough of that for a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||October 20, 2021 6:38 AM|
If you want to see how many ships are out there near the port of Long Beach, check out this ship tracker app. Put Long Beach in the search box and zoom in/out. The green dots are cargo ships.
I can see them from my place (I can actually see my building in one of the pics someone posted upthread). It looks like a giant ocean traffic jam.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||October 20, 2021 6:52 AM|
A news report last evening pointed out a residual problem. With the backlog, emptied containers are not able to be shipped back to foreign countries to be refilled with product, which will eventually cause even further delays for stores.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||October 20, 2021 10:14 AM|
California had the chance to rid themselves of that crazy asshole Newsome. Fuck em. California is going to shit and I think it’s hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||October 20, 2021 11:21 AM|
Shrieeeek my store had no Bounty paper towel last night, usually there is shelves of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||October 20, 2021 11:25 AM|
157 ships waiting in LA and Long Beach.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||October 20, 2021 1:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 293||October 20, 2021 1:45 PM|
Get rid of the Trump tax.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||October 20, 2021 1:46 PM|
R294, the stuff in those containers, on those ships, is already bought and paid for. How are the tariffs stopping container ships from being unloaded?
|by Anonymous||reply 295||October 20, 2021 1:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 296||October 20, 2021 1:57 PM|
This is intentional. I'm convinced. Creating misery so we blame others: the retailers, American corporations, China.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||October 20, 2021 1:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 298||October 20, 2021 1:58 PM|
50.1% disapprove. Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||October 20, 2021 1:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 300||October 20, 2021 2:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 301||October 21, 2021 3:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 302||October 21, 2021 3:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 303||October 21, 2021 4:13 PM|
"Everyone you know deserves a lump of coal for Christmas"
|by Anonymous||reply 304||October 21, 2021 9:04 PM|
All Americans (me included) are spoiled babies
|by Anonymous||reply 305||October 21, 2021 9:11 PM|
People see through the minimizing.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||October 22, 2021 7:07 PM|
Getting even worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||October 22, 2021 10:19 PM|
Very spoiled. Entitled. I want my cheap crap and my Gatorade.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||October 22, 2021 11:33 PM|
What about my creme brûlée?
|by Anonymous||reply 309||October 22, 2021 11:37 PM|
Well, it finally happened to me. I eat Whole Foods organic garbanzo beans. A few weeks ago, I noticed they were out but had regular. Fine. I went back last night and they are out of ALL beans. Entire shelf is bare. I placed an order and will be notified whenever they come in.
Why are some people saying that the "supply chain crisis" doesn't exist? (on Twitter). It's political?
|by Anonymous||reply 310||October 23, 2021 2:18 AM|
My instacart shopper had to get me Brawny because they were out of stock of Bounty. *gasp* yes I am spoiled but I like what I like and don't want it to run out.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||October 23, 2021 2:28 AM|
R311, Bless your heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||October 23, 2021 3:58 AM|
I was at Vons in Long Beach CA today and certain aisles looked like a flashback to March 2020. Pasta, rice, canned soup, paper towels, TP nearly wiped out. I was surprised to see that. Next stop was Ralphs where everything was normal. Maybe Vons just missed their shipment today?
|by Anonymous||reply 313||October 23, 2021 7:25 AM|
No peanut butter in my local stores. WIth the salmonella scare they cleared them off the shelves and they still haven't been replaced.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||June 19, 2022 4:04 AM|
I managed to grab two large 40-ounce jars of peanut butter a couple of days ago. It lasts me a month. I used to get a huge jar but can't get that anymore. Now they are packaging two 40-ounce jars together.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||June 19, 2022 5:33 AM|
This thread will be exhibit A in the trial of why our society deserves to be wiped out
|by Anonymous||reply 316||June 19, 2022 5:36 AM|