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Food shortages due to stockpiling.
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QueenOfIce · 04/09/2019 16:02

I understand why people are stockpiling but at the same time it's a very 'me first' attitude.

Won't those stockpiling cause shortages before the Brexshit hits the fan?

The UK really is full of selfish gits only out for themselves.

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Paddington68 · 04/09/2019 16:05

Of course, it is.
Hence Brexit.

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ListeningQuietly · 04/09/2019 16:05

Won't those stockpiling cause shortages before the Brexshit hits the fan?
How?
Sainsburys get a delivery every night that refills the shelves
how would me buying an extra 480 teabags and 18 loo rolls affect that ?

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darkcloudsandsunnyskies · 04/09/2019 16:05

The easiest way to cause a shortage is say there isn’t going to be one.

The selfish me first stockpiling gits need sorting out.

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bellinisurge · 04/09/2019 16:06

No. Because getting a buffer of food in now isn't stockpiling. Nor will it cause shortages to buy something when supply system is still fully functioning.
Panic buying because you are an idiot and haven't been sensible enough to get extra slowly and well in advance may cause shortages when supply is properly disrupted by No Deal.

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PencilsInSpace · 04/09/2019 16:06

Won't those stockpiling cause shortages before the Brexshit hits the fan?

No.

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Knitclubchatter · 04/09/2019 16:12

I don’t think being prepared is being selfish. Do you think people who “stockpile” for winter are selfish? You could say people who don’t are selfish expecting others to bail the out of entirely preventable situations.

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QueenOfIce · 04/09/2019 16:13

Preppers are some of the most selfish people. What about those on very low incomes who can't afford to slowly buy or panic buy? But as long as the preppers have their tins and toilet rolls they'll be ok and stuff everyone else. Totally I'm alright Jack.

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MaudBaileysGreenTurban · 04/09/2019 16:14

Won't those stockpiling cause shortages before the Brexshit hits the fan?

No. That's not how supermarket stock control works.

HTH.

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bellinisurge · 04/09/2019 16:16

Which is why I have been (and others have been) giving advice on this for over a year AND explaining that those who can should so they aren't clogging up important resources if things get bumpy or run short.

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MaudBaileysGreenTurban · 04/09/2019 16:17

Preppers are some of the most selfish people. What about those on very low incomes who can't afford to slowly buy or panic buy?

What does the activity of preppers have to do with other people's incomes?

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bellinisurge · 04/09/2019 16:17

Op, those who panic buy are, at best, short sighted. That's "at best".

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ListeningQuietly · 04/09/2019 16:19

How does one person having a full larder impact on the shopping habits of another person ?

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berlinbabylon · 04/09/2019 16:20

What does the activity of preppers have to do with other people's incomes

This! Prices don't go up because I buy an extra 3 tins a week of tinned fruit and then eat two of them

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MaudBaileysGreenTurban · 04/09/2019 16:21

If I pop out now and buy an extra bottle of olive oil or another bag of coffee, and out it in a box in my garage rather than use it immediately, why is that selfish?

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AutumnCrow · 04/09/2019 16:21

Peppers here have been giving advice for many, many months about putting together a bit of a buffer on a low budget.

They get a lot of goading and abuse for it, interestingly.

Are you a SPAD, at all?

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bellinisurge · 04/09/2019 16:21

I suspect it's dawning on the op that they could have taken proportionate action earlier and they want someone else to blame.

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MaudBaileysGreenTurban · 04/09/2019 16:21

*put it

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Knitclubchatter · 04/09/2019 16:22

OP boycott Costco and their selfish case lots.

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user1471453601 · 04/09/2019 16:23

As a family we decided last year to plant more of the things that could be frozen. We also got a largish greenhouse so we can grow some fresh stuff over winter. So in one respect, I guess we are stockpiling (freezers full to bursting and more pickled stuff than you can shake a stick at) but not to the detriment of anyone else.

We are lucky to have allotments, but have worked very hard to ensure a good yield.

Not all of us who stockpile are selfish fuckers. Some of us just plan ahead

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DonPablo · 04/09/2019 16:24

So, peppers are selfish because they build up a stockpile, slowly and surely in a climate where supply chains are functioning normally, meaning that when supply chains fail, they're not putting pressure on what supplies there are available?

I don't understand that logic at all!

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bellinisurge · 04/09/2019 16:25

Don't do your Christmas shopping until 24 December otherwise you are an evil selfish bastard!😂

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QueenOfIce · 04/09/2019 16:31

Nothing is 'dawning on me' I'm not stupid nor am I pro Brexit. I'm hearing a lot of low income families very worried due to being told there will be food shortages. Those who plan way ahead and buy and extra something each shop fine, I meant the panic buyers not the preppers apologies!

Panic buying will surely cause shortages quicker?

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MaudBaileysGreenTurban · 04/09/2019 16:32

I bought an extra pack of spaghetti and two packs of loo rolls last week; apparently I have probably now plunged a local family into poverty and starvation, selfish cow that I am.

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QueenOfIce · 04/09/2019 16:32

An extra, not and extra.

I hope those stockpiling are also considering putting something extra in their local food bank container.

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Redwinestillfine · 04/09/2019 16:33

It's true that those on the lowest incomes can't prep, and also that they will be most impacted by Brexit ( in a negative way). Prepping by those who can isn't selfish though. It will ease the burden on food shortages when they happen if anything as those people won't have to panic buy or queue up for rations ( initially anyway) making it easier for everyone else. I understand it's scary, but it's not the preppers fault that everyone can't or won't be more prepared. None of us should be in this mess and we should help each other out, not point fingers.

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