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Many of us would have heard stories about supermarkets running out of basic essential items people buy each week due to survivalists coming out of the woodwork and raiding shelves in panic buys. I saw this lunacy for myself today at Woolworths in Crows Nest - all the dunny rolls - gone! Every brand, every colour, every texture. Are people really that stupid?

The dunny rolls are all gone


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:27:53 PM on 2 March 2020.
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Saw that myself at two WW locations, today -- one personally and the other via a photo sent to me. Reminds me of the baby milk powder thing. I guess we can look forward to rationed toilet paper, and to the usual ways people get around such rationing measures.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:34:03 PM on 2 March 2020.
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Yep, I can't eat gluten and when I went to Coles it was all gone! People are silly this is not India! Well not quite yet anyway haha. Just the Taxi world is....


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:20:28 PM on 2 March 2020.
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Baby milk has been solved; Seeing that it was realised that it was profitable, in another moribund act of gross stupidity, they sold the factory to the Chinese.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:36:18 PM on 3 March 2020.
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In the country town I am in everything seems pretty normal. All supermarkets well stocked with goods.

Did hear on the radio that a particular brand of chocolate biscuit could be in short supply as the packaging which comes from china has run out.

Must be certain ethnic groups whom still think they are in their homeland.


 
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Noticed that toilet paper stock at WW was virtually absent again today. CEO of the company that manufactures Sorbent brand said today that the message is we are NOT running out of toilet paper. But will his message be heeded by the dunny roll loonies?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:39:58 PM on 3 March 2020.
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Check this out!
Loo paper 25 bucks
Coffee 49 bucks
Lamb chops 86 bucks
Scumbags!

https://www.9news.com.au/national/grocery-prices-in-remote-australian-towns/b5003949-4892-49f7-a701-42bd1c89848d


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 4:19:11 PM on 4 March 2020.
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7:30 yesterday morning supermarket has normal normal shelf stocks.
We get a couple of fresh bananas the paper and leave.
Today we did weekly shopping, no loo paper, no rice even the bulk bags gone, no long life milk, no hand sanitiser, no paracetomol.
What the hell I said to check out chick.
"They arrived like locusts", well dressed "******" and stripped the shelves.
Staff taken by surprise, nothing legally they can do, if its on the shelf they are obliged to sell.

While I was in the store well dressed "********" couple swoop on store worker with pallet of dunny rolls and stack the lot sky high in a trolley. I pop over and tell them exactly what I think of survivalists, they smile and walk away with goods.

There you go: nothing else needed to say.

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 4:33:25 PM on 4 March 2020.
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I think we need to be a little positive here and look at it in context. I came from China, so if it goes with the trend relating to Chinese goods: It will not last long.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 6:28:55 PM on 4 March 2020.
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Lunacy is a lifelong trait in lunatics. Only the silly things they do will change.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:13:02 PM on 4 March 2020.
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As expected WW has put a limit per customer on toilet rolls, and as expected this will be just as effective as the limit per customer they put on baby milk powder.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 7:16:52 PM on 4 March 2020.
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It amazing me particularly in other parts of the world where people build bunkers to survive a nuclear war. They stack in full of guns and food for when the big one drops and the world goes mad????
So let's think about it ,If there was a major nuclear exchange between any of the 3 largest powers the world would be so toxic who would want to survive it?
A nuclear winter may last year's and years we don't know..


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 7:21:32 AM on 5 March 2020.
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After a walk around our local shopping centres have to correct my earlier post.

A large chemist completely out of hand sanitiser and face masks along with notices apologising for the shortages.

A WW nearly out of toilet paper and only a few hand sanitisers left on the shelves.

As I was walking about saw a few people trotting out of WW carrying large packets of toilet paper.

IGA seemed to have a good amount of toilet paper with only a few hand sanitisers left.

So the lunacy continues.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 11:02:32 AM on 5 March 2020.
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I had a look at ebay this morning for toilet rolls:

Anything from 60c to $1500 PER ROLL!
Noted one supplier has "coronah" virus free rolls for some great amount. Bargain! Must grab that....not.
The usual vendors were 0.6 to 0.9 per roll or $15 or so for for 18 roll sealed bag.
Others were up in the thousands for a bag.
So its the opportunists as well causing the trouble.
So now the dunny roll factory is running 24/7 3 shifts to cope with supply demand, in 3 weeks they will be laying off workers as demand hits zero and dopey buyers are trying to off load garages and storage units filled to the rafters.

Meanwhile any old O/S traveller arrives off the plane straight from some god forlorn pox ridden country and coughing goes straight to work!
Infecting 1000 people on the bus/train/lift/office with lung diseases, flues, monkey viruses whatever..

100 years ago we had a thing called the "Spanish Flu global epidemic". The government of the day knew what to do. The MADE anybody stepping off a boat/plane/spaceship go straight to Quarantine and stay there until they either did or did not die. Tough? Australia had the lowest death rate in the world from that epidemic. People just accepted the fact they had an extra 2 to 4 week holiday in a luxury resort tacked onto their trip.
Other "less developed " countries had massive death rates and devastation.

In 2020 we should have sealed the borders up, stopped the toiling masses etc flooding back in (if their cities and universities are so good why are they here?) but its too late. We will just have to hack the epidemic and put out spot fires. Great, Scotty from advertising has done it again. What a leader! How good is he?
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 12:20:56 PM on 5 March 2020.
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From today's SMH:

QUOTE: Truckload of toilet paper bursts into flames

Amid panic-buying of toilet paper across the country spurred by fears of the coronavirus, a semi-trailer carrying the apparently precious commodity has burst into flames on a major Brisbane bridge.


 
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