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Wife just returned from shopping at Safeway here... she was on the chip with prices...had to push the reset!!
Example, 5 bucks for a gallon of milk.., their value brand (corner store?)not there but of course name brands..
 
Posts: 2506 | Location: Vacaville  | Registered: January 07, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yep.
$20 for a gallon of Clorox.
WAIT, it WILL get worse.

We here in Northwest Connecticut are running out of food. We went yesterday to Costco, No milk, No beef or chicken, not even a hot dog not to mention no TP or Paper towels.
People are hoarding.
Just think what things will be like NEXT week or the week after. 12 to 16 months of this, AWESOME.

Like I said earlier, if this BS doesn't STOP people will killing others for a hotdog.
Here people are hoarding ammo also, no 9mm left anywhere.


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Posts: 800 | Location: Winchester, Connecticut | Registered: September 20, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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State of Michigan I believe brought an order against Menards for gouging on masks and disinfectant. Maybe the states need to step in.


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Posts: 3644 | Location: Illinois | Registered: July 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don’t get the hoarding of milk, it’s only good for so long. I don’t know if you can freeze milk to keep it longer.
 
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The hoarding issue is a double edged sword. Seldom do we need government getting involved to satisfy our sense of "fairness". They pick way too many winners and losers as is with the laws they pass. Capitalism allows a person to sell what belongs to him for what ever price he can get. God knows we've *******ized that concept to death. If the price is cheap I, and everyone else will hoard. If the price is high we will buy just enough to get by and there will be items left for others to buy. It really is a matter of supply and demand, and price is a critical factor in that balance. Certainly Bernie Sanders would want government to get involved for the sake of the unobtainable dream of fairness. I support capitalism, I say if a person owns something it theirs to sell at a fair market value, which is what someone is willing pay for it. JMO I could be wrong.



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My cousins have a dairy farm so if I can’t get milk I will go for the fresh stuff.
 
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So she went to Costco, two gal/6 bucks limit one.. ok that’s fine. No lines either..well so far..
Guess I’m old fashioned. I’m already not liking this ShYt.
 
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Milk price was $2.69 gal at WM and they had plenty, I don't know why. I live in a small town and the people have gone crazy. You can't but most items. The meat is wiped out, no eggs, canned goods cleaned out and of course paper goods and all cleaning supplies. And this is at all of the stores which have all started closing early.
 
Posts: 745 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I asked a lady the other day why she was buying a cart full of bread. She said that there's a shortage.

There ain't no shortage; but there will be if people don't quit panicking.

Another lady I overheard her telling somebody else that she had 8 kids to feed and needed enough to keep them fed for 3-4 weeks. She bought over $1000 worth of groceries and had a lot more coming via pick-up service.

Spoke to a lady (neighbor) a little bit ago; said she was out of milk and needed to find 8 gallons to feed her and the two kids through the weekend. 8 gallons? Gotta be kidding me! Water's awesome here too...I like it better than milk.

I'm prepared; if it gets right down to it, I can eat off the land if needed. Nothing I ain't done before. I live alone so I don't need much. The cat will take care of itself too.

Time for rationing. Some stores are already doing it. Limit 1 gal milk per person per day. TP is similar.

But it begs the question. Who in their right mind is buying so much TP? Do people not normally keep a little extra in the cabinets? Looks like they're keeping a LOT extra now.

Lot of folks buying up perishables; and it begs a question: How much food is going to be just throwed out after the panic settles?
 
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I am old enough to remember rationing during WW2. It stopped the hoarding of food and supplies by a few greedy folks while others starved. Price gouging didn't seem much of a factor, not when gasoline was .13 cents a gallon and a loaf of bread was less than a quarter.

I also clearly remember being "Quarantined" when someone in our household had a communicable disease. Officials placed a large yellow notice on the front door of our home, no one passed through that door going either direction. Staying home was not a problem even when there was no television or computer games.

The main thing that I remember was the generosity of everyone we encountered, War time brought people together with one main thought, helping each other. We become a very strong community, I hope that happens again here in America. My wife and I keep in contact with all of our friends and Family. Yesterday my wife sent checks to the people who cut her hair and do her nails just to help them while they have no income. It's really no big deal for us we are Blessed to have a steady income, although we are not wealthy sharing is easy. It's a great feeling when you help others, I actually believe that we get more from the experience than they do.

We are at War even though it's with an invisible enemy, the stakes are the same. Some will not survive but it can have a positive influence on all of us, all we have to do is to remain positive and above all, help your neighbors.

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Funny, no one thought of the dairy farmers while milk was under $2/gal for years.


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As long as the restaurants are still open I'm eating out and saving all the stuff I have at home. Seems like most are afraid of restaurants, I'm always either the only customer or one of only a very few, so I don't have to sit near anybody. And they haven't raised prices a penny.


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As long as the restaurants are still open I'm eating out and saving all the stuff I have at home. Seems like most are afraid of restaurants, I'm always either the only customer or one of only a very few, so I don't have to sit near anybody. And they haven't raised prices a penny.


It's drive through only in most areas around here.



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Funny, no one thought of the dairy farmers while milk was under $2/gal for years.


I remember when milk was a lot less than a dollar, I was raised on the dairy farm (Sheerlund Farm) south of Reading Pennsylvania back in the 40's and 50's. We barely survived, it was a very hard life. My neighbor's kid and I ran trap lines twice a day, we rotated clearing the lines once in the early morning and once late in the afternoon. You had to be damn careful to not step on a Copperhead and a Rattler walking around in the dark.

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Funny, no one thought of the dairy farmers while milk was under $2/gal for years.


? Milk has been at 3-3.50/gal as long as I can remember here. My point was they removed their in house 3.50 brand and now selling the name brand for more. It’s not just milk. Most of us are very well aware of what products are purchased for and sold by distributors. Lumber being the big one here.
 
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We have stayed in the house for a week and watched all the stories of hoarding and shortages on TV. This morning because we were out of milk I decided to go in search of some and what a surprise. First Food Lion I went to was stocked with about anything, toilet paper, paper towels, even fresh Krispy Cream donuts. We right now are in Durham NC but plan on going to our country house Sat or Sun......by the way I to lived during rationing during WWII. We
lived on a farm in WV and were used to raising about every thing we ate. Had cows for milk, chickens for eggs, grew and canned veggies.
About all we got from town was flour, salt, and sugar. Times have changed. Hope everyone is doing OK.
 
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Just got back from the store, it's not pretty here in Hooterville. Stores are closing early, what good does that do aside from causing more of a panic? They are limiting many items finally. We did get some ground beef,chicken,hot dogs and pasta. Large sections of the shelves completely empty. Not a bag of flour around.
Passed by the school and they are closed but the cafeteria workers and a sheriffs deputy are in the parking lot giving free lunches to any kids. Last night there was a church van in the Walmart parking lot handing out free sandwiches.
 
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I'm just glad to see those checking in are ok! Stay well guys!


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Wait a minute! Isn't Hooterville fictional?


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Sorry gov, i can't stay at home. It's called a JOB. lol Plus the old girl is now home due to Kohls closing. Whew, i got out of that one.
 
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