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What the heck are 230,000 people trying to buy from Boots?

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HigherFinish Sun 29-Mar-20 00:16:07

Can anyone shed light?!

pippishortsocks Sun 29-Mar-20 00:16:51

Anti bacterial hand wash? Nappies ? Formula ? Paracetamol ? Home brew kits ?

Comefromaway Sun 29-Mar-20 00:16:56

Me, antihistamines and the only toothpaste Ds will tolerate.

undercoveraessedai Sun 29-Mar-20 00:17:51

Fuck me if I know but I'm tearing my hair out trying to get essential eye drops for my Gran 🤦🏻‍♀️

Iwannabeadored20 Sun 29-Mar-20 02:28:58


alloutoffucks Sun 29-Mar-20 02:41:51

I suspect nappies, formula and sanpro. Yes maybe condoms as well and incontinence pads. All pretty essential items if you use them.

DarnedSocks Sun 29-Mar-20 02:48:26

Earplugs... With lockdown I bet loads of people with shit noisy neighbours (like mine) will want some.

DarnedSocks Sun 29-Mar-20 02:51:03

@undercoveraessedai These people are good for eyedrops.

Apocalips Sun 29-Mar-20 03:14:08


Good idea to get condoms because:

Iwannabeadored20 Sun 29-Mar-20 03:17:13

Just me and my housemate here, @Apocalips - no need (or use) fortunately grin

Apocalips Sun 29-Mar-20 03:19:54

@Iwannabeadored20 for some reason I read that as you were in the queue to buy condoms. Doh! Need sleep.

Greendin Sun 29-Mar-20 03:21:09

There's another thread on this already......

Iwannabeadored20 Sun 29-Mar-20 03:21:34

Most exciting thing I have here to occupy my time is a fecking Jigsaw, @Apocalips.

HigherFinish Sun 29-Mar-20 13:46:38

Once you get onto the website, is there much left in stock?!

PoorlyWeasels Sun 29-Mar-20 14:01:27

A thermometer sad

BarbaraofSeville Sun 29-Mar-20 14:22:50

That's what I can't work out, why so many people are queuing for hours when they don't know if what they want is in stock. Have they tried all the other online pharmacies, etc that are still open and found that nowhere else has anything and are trying boots as a last resort?

JammyDodgersandPeas Sun 29-Mar-20 14:24:26

Hardly anything in stock. We're nearly out of shampoo and toothpaste and no supermarket deliveries so I've just had a tab open and checking it periodically. Not been able to buy much mind!

HigherFinish Sun 29-Mar-20 15:12:43

Well I can tell you that they have the square root of sod all in stock, unless of course you’re looking for Soap and Glory gift sets or perfume.

TSSDNCOP Sun 29-Mar-20 15:56:44

What perfume?


slartibarti Sun 29-Mar-20 16:04:00

Poorly there are thermometers on Amazon, price is up a bit and some have long wait times but not all.

undercoveraessedai Sun 29-Mar-20 22:59:24

@DarnedSocks thank you! Mum has managed to get a box over to her which has bought me another week or two - will try that site x

Madein1995 Sun 29-Mar-20 23:04:45

Boots in store is crazy, with most aisles blocked off including the hair and cosmetics aisles. I go there 3x week for a script (suboxone, drugs service is trying to get me onto weekly but understandably they're overwhelmed). If I want deodorant, shampoo, a comb, hand gel or even a lipstick, why can't I get them while I'm already there getting a prescription? Surely it's better I get it while there rather than go to superfrug (10 min walk away) or to the big asda store?

PoorlyWeasels Mon 30-Mar-20 22:20:39

slartibarti Amazon no good at all. Everything either out of stock or delivery expected from April 11th. On 27th March that was just too long to wait.

slartibarti Tue 31-Mar-20 08:25:08

Poorly that's a shame, my mother must have got the last one, bought on Sunday for delivery 1 april.

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