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To have just stocked up on loo roll and canned foods

179 replies

FckBoris · 03/03/2020 14:51

Just been to tesco and brought loads of loo roll, cans rice and pasta, got home and dh has said im overreacting.

Aibu, this is stuff we already use just a bit more of it.

OP posts:

BatleyTownswomensGuild · 03/03/2020 16:58

Have stocked up on Calpol, strepsils, lemsip and ibruprofen and hand sanitiser today.


Roussette · 03/03/2020 16:58

Sorry I thought you meant that loo roll shortages at Tesco were down to our Clovid patients!


Luckystar777 · 03/03/2020 17:00

Not to mention unfair. If everyone does that then some people will have no food.


Thisismytimetoshine · 03/03/2020 17:01

There is a 12 pack of Carex hand sanitisers, probably worth about a quid each, currently listed on eBay for £160. Meanwhile, Waitrose have completely sold out.
Some people are such opportunistic cunts.


Bexbug · 03/03/2020 17:06

@Roussette have no idea how to attach a smiley emoji, but I would if I could. I’m new to MN.
There might be a shortage of loo rolls, tampons, nappies and wet wipes due to the extended closure of Chinese factories that produce fibres, it might have a knock on effect to supplies.


Aesopfable · 03/03/2020 17:07

If our local supermarket today is anything to go by then people are stocking up on semi-skimmed milk (larger sized bottles only), rice - all types, kitchen paper, iceberg lettuces, fresh soup, and Frosties.


OnlyTheTitOfTheLangBerg · 03/03/2020 17:08

I'm not a full-on prepper but I have got into the habit of buying a couple of extra tins, an extra bag of pasta or frozen veg, that sort of thing, each time I shop. Nowhere near "panic buying" levels, just the kind of low amounts that supermarket supply chains are designed to cope with. I'm now pretty close to the position where if I had to self-isolate for 14-21 days, I could so so fairly comfortably so far as food and toiletries are concerned.

I'm wondering how many folk are going to be stuck with excess food etc due to panic buying due to Brexit and this Corona virus?

Anything I end up not needing will go to the food bank before it reaches its use-by date.

I’ve had a chest freezer delivered today. We were going to get one later in the year anyhow but I’ve brought it forward as I want to be assured we have enough food if needed.

I'm just about to do the same thing, we're remodelling our utility room anyway so I've made space for an extra freezer as we've currently only got a tiny fridge freezer. TBH it's something I was thinking of doing anyway to give me more options with batch cooking etc, so this has just confirmed something I was considering already.


Cheeseontoast4 · 03/03/2020 17:08

I’ve bought an extra of most things we normally use - so I effectively have one in stock ... and a weeks worth of pasta /jars / tins - all stuff we’ll eat eventually ..freezers also full . I’ve not bought multiples of anything though ... but I normally don’t keep stuff in stock


Baaaahhhhh · 03/03/2020 17:10

Why is everyone stocking up on cleaner, surely you have enough, I only get a bottle or two a month, also I can never understand the obsession with loo roll. It's not something that I ever worry about running out of. In an absolute emergency you can always hop in the shower Grin.

Also, why is everyone clearing bottled water? Folk are odd.


Springinsight · 03/03/2020 17:11

Preppers don't clear off with 10 packets of anything.
I'm not a prepper but I'm certainly dipping into the the threads for tips and ideas.

Those Preppers simply add a little extra to their shop every week.
It's panic buyers who panic and grab everything....

Loo roll is a luxury I couldn't do without.
I buy on offer anyway.
Thanks to preppers i have a defrosted, organised freezer, utilised more efficiently, lots of home made soups packed with goodness, home made meals to feed the family easily should one of us fall ill.

No bulk buying, no panic buying. We have cereals if dc need to feed themselves and a good stock of medicine.


Fishcakey · 03/03/2020 17:13

Great! Let's all panic but and put all the prices up.


Baaaahhhhh · 03/03/2020 17:13

Worried about my Waitrose order tomorrow - it mostly just has "normal" food in it, but I do wonder whether I will get any pasta or tinned tomatoes.... which I buy every week anyway Sad.


Springinsight · 03/03/2020 17:14


. The loo roll issue came out of brexit.
There is a specific supply chain, it's all imported I think, and /or, there is a part that's imported and hard to get.
So any interrupting that could cause knock on issue and its a product most people need several times a day.


Roussette · 03/03/2020 17:15


And I can't even spell this flippin' virus and called it Clovid.

I think I better stay off the preppers threads Grin


VivaLeBeaver · 03/03/2020 17:17

If you have the coronavirus, you are not going to feel like eating all that pasta and canned food so it's all a bit of a waste of time.

How about if you don’t have coronavirus but the shops are all shut? Or supply chain is disrupted so there’s no stock?


Roussette · 03/03/2020 17:22

Never ever have all the shops shut. It's hardly likely.


Iwantedthat · 03/03/2020 17:22

I think it's selfish taking 'loads of loo roll' because when I went today for the usual pack of 6 in Aldi there was bloody none, so cheers..not all in a position to stock up on loads, we still just shop weekly,.so had to go elsewhere for my loo roll


FelicityFebruary · 03/03/2020 17:26

Even in the quarantined areas in China the shops have been open.


Bexbug · 03/03/2020 17:33

@Roussette thank you! I’m still trying to work out how to attach damn MN emojis.
I’m staying old school and sticking with Coronavirus for now. Also not sure how to pronounce Clovid.
It might be a good idea 😂 the subject seems a sensitive one. I think it divides the worriers from the non worriers. I’m somewhere in the middle.


Thisismytimetoshine · 03/03/2020 17:35

Does anybody really believe we’ll reach a point where the supply chain breaks down completely and the shops all close? I don’t.


MarshaBradyo · 03/03/2020 17:36

I don’t really shops closing, but an Italy and HK type situation is more probable.


TheVanguardSix · 03/03/2020 17:36

You'll be living off Coronavirus pasta bake for years OP.


MarshaBradyo · 03/03/2020 17:36

Re shops closing


Katypyee · 03/03/2020 17:39

People like you are the reason we can't buy toilet roll as it is out of stock. Quit the panic buying.


Springinsight · 03/03/2020 17:41


Or if your dc need to eat!!

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