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Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 30, 2020 07:25PM
I am not saying doom and gloom are coming but I didn't anticipate the possibility of dual hurricanes for the 2020 bingo card. Hope you all stay safe out there.





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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: davemchine
Date: August 30, 2020 07:37PM
Now that everything is back in stock I've started using up the frozen meats I had set aside. I was a little leary about that chicken processing plant shutting down but so far no shortages.
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 30, 2020 07:39PM
The Mrs, who likes to keep a well-stocked pantry, happened to initiate a stockpile draw down a month or so before COVID. So much for that, we're back to a maxed pantry, probably for life.
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 30, 2020 08:05PM
I''m looking to restock against a second wave this fall. Still can't find canned soup for less than 3X the old price (if at all).
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 30, 2020 08:15PM
I just bought a bale of Kirkland toilet paper at Costco yesterday, to replace the backup bale I keep in he garage that had just moved into the house. So still keeping extra supply on hand just in case, but only replenishing as needed.

I do try to buy enough each shopping trip to last at least a week hopefully closer to two, to limit the number of times I need to go into a store.
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 30, 2020 08:22PM
Here in suburban Sacramento, all seems fine. I could drive across the street to safeway and theres plenty of everything. Although I havent checked the price of soup... which I only buy at Target since it usually 1/2 the cost.

And there are 4 other markets, plus Costco, Sams club, 2 walmarts, Target, 2 walgreens, CVS, 3 am/pms, etc -- all stocked full...



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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: stephen
Date: August 30, 2020 08:38PM
Kirkland Paper Towels are magnificent. Get some.
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 30, 2020 08:51PM
.....but KirkCameron......not so much.....



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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: vicrock
Date: August 30, 2020 08:56PM
Everyone should have, at a minimum, staples to last 10 days - both food and paper/cleaning supplies. 30 days would be better.

Even if you don't live in an area subject to natural disasters (hurricane, flood, mudslide, wildland fires, etc) what if you and your family got covid and couldn't go out to shop?
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: Don C
Date: August 30, 2020 09:05PM
I have plenty of staples, but since I pretty much don't use paper, I don't expect to need very many of them.

There was a time when it was a challenge to keep the Costco cart below $100; now it is Kroger that goes over $100 most times and I am not stocking up on anything in particular. I do get some prepared soups and other easy to fix stuff since I have never been able to become a "from scratch" cook and those probably cost more than just the ingredients.

Maybe it is because I cancelled my Costco membership; Kroger is filling the gap. Costco is about 25 miles away and we were getting there maybe three times a year. The increased membership fee far exceeded any savings from Costco pricing.
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 30, 2020 09:08PM
......make sure to keep extra....silk....stockings.......



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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: August West
Date: August 30, 2020 09:25PM
While there is indeed a bump in prices from the virus, I noticed a significant upward trend when the "trade war" started with China. All those tariffs, etc. I do all the shopping/cooking and the increases were quite noticeable.



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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: August 30, 2020 09:41PM
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Everyone should have, at a minimum, staples to last 10 days - both food and paper/cleaning supplies. 30 days would be better.

Even if you don't live in an area subject to natural disasters (hurricane, flood, mudslide, wildland fires, etc) what if you and your family got covid and couldn't go out to shop?

Delivery... Door Dash, Amazon, etc.



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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 30, 2020 09:46PM
We still have far too much stuff in general.

We did a massive cleanout of the fridge (thanks to a smell we couldn't find), and our freezer has been totally re-organized with all protein (and pretzels!) checked for quality.

I think even the meat supply chain has settled in.

Have no worries, but we do not live near hurricanes...
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 30, 2020 10:28PM
Except for fresh produce which I buy weekly...

I buy next weeks groceries today so I have roughly a two week supply of most everything, plus several canned items for probably another week or longer.




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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: gabester
Date: August 31, 2020 04:29AM
Don't know about any of you, but I'm finding canned soda pop distribution is still limited to the primary flavors, and even that is unevenly stocked. Coke and Sprite and in plenty around here (there's a regional Coke bottling plant or cannery nearby) but I've been unable to find A&W Cream Soda or caffeine free Coke (non-diet). Some stores don't even have regular A&W Root Beer, although it's clear that the diet variant is wholly unpopular that no one buys it as I've found it in stock almost universally.
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 31, 2020 05:44AM
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Don't know about any of you, but I'm finding canned soda pop distribution is still limited to the primary flavors, and even that is unevenly stocked. Coke and Sprite and in plenty around here (there's a regional Coke bottling plant or cannery nearby) but I've been unable to find A&W Cream Soda or caffeine free Coke (non-diet). Some stores don't even have regular A&W Root Beer, although it's clear that the diet variant is wholly unpopular that no one buys it as I've found it in stock almost universally.
I too noticed this and believe it's a matter of sticking to the "popular" variants of
a product and the increase in demand for plain old bottled waters.



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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: vicrock
Date: August 31, 2020 06:31AM
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C(-)ris


Delivery... Door Dash, Amazon, etc.

That works if you live in "civilization". We live in a very small town with very limited options - no delivery - you can get curbside at the Safeway, but that's it.
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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: DP
Date: August 31, 2020 06:31AM
Well, I'd like to post that here in the metro Detroit area, we are still experiencing low supply situations. There are still lines to get in a Costco and, at my local Target there is toilet paper, e.g., on the shelves, but it is nowhere near the amount during usual times. Canned soups and popular breakfast cereals are in very short supply.

As a side story I've noticed that the cereal shortage is mostly the sugary brands. Count Chocula, Lucky Charms-not in stock!

I am actually mini-hoarding (say, two month's worth) of many staples including, yes, toilet paper as a result...





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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 31, 2020 07:05AM
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gabester
Don't know about any of you, but I'm finding canned soda pop distribution is still limited to the primary flavors, and even that is unevenly stocked. Coke and Sprite and in plenty around here (there's a regional Coke bottling plant or cannery nearby) but I've been unable to find A&W Cream Soda or caffeine free Coke (non-diet). Some stores don't even have regular A&W Root Beer, although it's clear that the diet variant is wholly unpopular that no one buys it as I've found it in stock almost universally.

There was a shortage of CO2, which was impacting soda and seltzer production. Not sure if that's still the case though.
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Posted by: Michael
Date: August 31, 2020 11:34AM
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gabester
Don't know about any of you, but I'm finding canned soda pop distribution is still limited to the primary flavors, and even that is unevenly stocked. Coke and Sprite and in plenty around here (there's a regional Coke bottling plant or cannery nearby) but I've been unable to find A&W Cream Soda or caffeine free Coke (non-diet). Some stores don't even have regular A&W Root Beer, although it's clear that the diet variant is wholly unpopular that no one buys it as I've found it in stock almost universally.

I just got back from Kroger where they didn't have the diet A&W but did have the regular. It's on one of those 5 for $10 deals for the bottles so I'll swing by another Kroger and see it they have it in stock. My wife really likes the bottles of diet A&W. The 16.9 oz size only. Not the 2L that would cost 1/3 as much and not the cans that would cost 1/2 as much.

But, she's been a great wife for 39 years and it's her birthday, so I'll get what she wants if I can find it.
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Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 31, 2020 12:04PM
My wife likes the cherry flavored cola, but in no calorie version, and they are getting harder to find. Not that I condone her habits, but we all have our vices.
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Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 31, 2020 12:20PM
Regional beverage companies are under a lot of stress because there no sales at large sports events. They have to produce flavors of items where they have ended up with huge over supply of ingredients.



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Re: Now that things are back in stock for the most part, wouldn't hurt to set aside extra in case of supply disruptions
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: August 31, 2020 02:50PM
On the lower west coast, the big one would be an earthquake of 8.0 or thereabouts. In Alaska it can go even higher. Figure to be without electricity, running water, natural gas, and working sewage lines possibly for weeks or months. We've been trying to educate people on this for years. The pandemic got them to buying paper products for some reason.
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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 31, 2020 05:18PM
My local Safeway has had only a half-dozen 12-packs at most of Diet Dr. Pepper, but the regular amounts of regular Dr. Pepper.

And a lot more Coke, but not quite as much Diet Coke.




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Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 31, 2020 06:02PM
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DP
Well, I'd like to post that here in the metro Detroit area, we are still experiencing low supply situations. There are still lines to get in a Costco and, at my local Target there is toilet paper, e.g., on the shelves, but it is nowhere near the amount during usual times. Canned soups and popular breakfast cereals are in very short supply.

As a side story I've noticed that the cereal shortage is mostly the sugary brands. Count Chocula, Lucky Charms-not in stock!

I am actually mini-hoarding (say, two month's worth) of many staples including, yes, toilet paper as a result...

That's unfortunate because here in mid-Michigan we don't have any shortages except for a recent 2-3 week absence of paper towels at Meijer. Kroger seemed to have some and partial stocks at Meijer have now returned. TP has been plentiful for quite some time.

Oh, and I forgot, disinfecting wipes are almost impossible to find here.



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Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 31, 2020 06:36PM
There are still stock issues here in N. MI. I ordered groceries online and picked up this afternoon. Several items were out of stock and substituted with a similar product. Another item, Deli Prima Della sandwich pepperoni was OOS with NO substitution! My day was ruined!! mad smiley

I'm still maintaining a 2 month supply of frozen/dry goods and using the older stuff up first. There are wild turkeys in the front yard right now, with plenty of deers and other critters in the area. A big lake FULL of fish nearby would help take up slack if things get really bad. I'm sure we wouldn't starve right away. :-)



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Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 31, 2020 08:46PM
Can you shoot wild turkeys or does the DNR frown on that?



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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 31, 2020 09:38PM
....you can drink Wild Turkey.....a lot of it.......



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Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 31, 2020 10:12PM
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Can you shoot wild turkeys or does the DNR frown on that?

If it gets bad enough, I would be at the point to harvest what I need to feed my people. Probably won't get that bad, but, who knows?

As for the DNR, I would more than likely say: "The DNR can take a flying flip!"

I'm sure my neighbors wouldn't turn me in. eye twitch smiley



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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 31, 2020 10:21PM
....they shoot wild horses......don't they.....???



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Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 01, 2020 02:47AM
Not really seeing any stock issues here in central AR. There for awhile I was selling small chest freezers at a good clip to all the hoarders, but that died off about a month ago, so I’m guessing the hoarding’s stopped (around here anyway). I’m noticing the shelves are full, and we’ve not had any issues getting what we need when we need it.
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Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 01, 2020 08:49AM
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Can you shoot wild turkeys or does the DNR frown on that?

If it gets bad enough, I would be at the point to harvest what I need to feed my people. Probably won't get that bad, but, who knows?

As for the DNR, I would more than likely say: "The DNR can take a flying flip!"

I'm sure my neighbors wouldn't turn me in. eye twitch smiley

And plus, if the turkey had a DNR order then the DNR would not be able to protest that!
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