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My Walmart is running out, is yours?

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posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
Color me massively skeptical here. I highly doubt people were discussing "stocking up for the virus", because it being the first of the month, is generally when things like SSI come in for some, and EBT funds replenish for the month for people using the program. Having BTDT with EBT ourselves many years ago, and knowing when NOT to try to shop with families and old folks trying to beat each other to the punch, there's your source for the low stock in the dairy isle.


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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
If there in not another Walmart for 100 miles then anyone who lives within 100 miles is going to that Walmart.

This is also an excellent point (I misread it as ten miles, not one hundred) If there's THAT much distance between anything for people, hello low stock in stores.


Were you there in the store?

edit on V442020Sundaypm31America/ChicagoSun, 01 Mar 2020 22:44:25 -06001 by Violater1 because: tyuiryu




posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:43 PM
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To be honest supplies of basically anything aren't really low around here. Either way, the government recommends having a 2 week supply of food and water no matter what. So you should do that for you and yours no matter where you are.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah
Color me massively skeptical here. I highly doubt people were discussing "stocking up for the virus".

You'd be surprised, I suppose. People scare.


Maybe I would be, in other areas, I'll give you that. In mine, people are more concerned with whether or not Bell's is going to have enough Oberon out this spring or not this year (it's very popular beer here, local-ish), not whether or not the virus is gon git 'em.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah
Color me massively skeptical here. I highly doubt people were discussing "stocking up for the virus".

You'd be surprised, I suppose. People scare.


Maybe I would be, in other areas, I'll give you that. In mine, people are more concerned with whether or not Bell's is going to have enough Oberon out this spring or not this year (it's very popular beer here, local-ish), not whether or not the virus is gon git 'em.

Haha, yeah you'd probably get a similar reaction around here. Never hurts to be prepared though.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:49 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah
Color me massively skeptical here. I highly doubt people were discussing "stocking up for the virus".

You'd be surprised, I suppose. People scare.


Maybe I would be, in other areas, I'll give you that. In mine, people are more concerned with whether or not Bell's is going to have enough Oberon out this spring or not this year (it's very popular beer here, local-ish), not whether or not the virus is gon git 'em.

Haha, yeah you'd probably get a similar reaction around here. Never hurts to be prepared though.


Certainly doesn't! If folks can't store 2 weeks' worth of meals, at least aim for 7 days instead. I highly recommend a chest freezer, if it can be afforded, too. We invested in one for the basement and keep around 3 weeks worth of meat and veg for lunches & dinners in there for 2 adults & 2 tweens. Although we heavily considered buying a second one this year, two tween girls really CAN eat like 16 year old boys when the growth spurts hit.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:49 PM
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originally posted by: Violater1

originally posted by: Nyiah
Color me massively skeptical here. I highly doubt people were discussing "stocking up for the virus", because it being the first of the month, is generally when things like SSI come in for some, and EBT funds replenish for the month for people using the program. Having BTDT with EBT ourselves many years ago, and knowing when NOT to try to shop with families and old folks trying to beat each other to the punch, there's your source for the low stock in the dairy isle.


Edit:

originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
If there in not another Walmart for 100 miles then anyone who lives within 100 miles is going to that Walmart.

This is also an excellent point (I misread it as ten miles, not one hundred) If there's THAT much distance between anything for people, hello low stock in stores.


Were you there in the store?




U just moved into town, how many times have you been to that Wal-Mart before ?



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: Edumakated
Wife went to our Costco in Chicago this afternoon. She said they were fully stocked and no sign of any kind of run on the store. We just bought a bunch of TP, rice, beans, soup, oatmeal, etc. Just some basic stuff in case we need to stay around the house a little longer than usual.


We were in both Costcos around Grand Rapids this past week (trying to find a product we wanted that neither seems to have for now) Both were well stocked to the gills, as usual. Same with 3 different Meijers in the area, well stocked and not looking the slightest bit strapped for anything.

I can't vouch for the Crapmarts in the general area, we've never been to them, they're not exactly popular around here. One of the kids' friends' dads works for one, he'd have mentioned if they were getting mauled.

I think it boils down to scattered regional panic, if anything.


A week ago?

"1:35 PM / February 25, 2020, There are 14 confirmed cases in the U.S., not including 39 passengers of a cruise ship in Japan who tested positive and were brought back to the U.S. under the watch of federal health officials."
www.cbsnews.com...

There are now 89 cases of CoVID19 in the USA! A lot has changed in 1 week.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: Violater1

"This past week" as in "within the last 7 day period". Specifically, Thursday for one and Friday for the other, they're on opposite sides of the metro.
How often do you actually nitpick your past days of activity down to the exact number, FFS?



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: Violater1

Bit of an overreaction me thinks for something far less deadly than the common flu.

That said, bugging out (unless you plan to spend the next 20 years in isolation), is pointless.

Once a virus like this goes national and everyone gets infected, those that survive will most likely continue to carry it for a long time. Those whom bug out will be vulnerable once they end their isolation.

Bugging out is pretty pointless.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 11:08 PM
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Stocking up for the possible time when we may have to barricade in our homes?

One might stock up on canned tuna, sardines, salmon, beans, rice, etc.

Try the drug stores they have cheap 1-minute meals like turkey, noodles, soups…they’re not greatly healthy but cheap, filling and tasty.

Or you can spend more and go to Wholefoods.

Another idea of storing food is to get the first month of Nutrisystem and then get a month free.

All canned and powdered stuff mainly.

A little over 220$ and you can get a two months supply of halfway decent food.

It's not caviar but will last and let you survive...they have a vegan choice.

Just hold it in your cabinet and freezer it's a 2-month supply of food for one or two.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 11:09 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah
Color me massively skeptical here. I highly doubt people were discussing "stocking up for the virus".

You'd be surprised, I suppose. People scare.


Maybe I would be, in other areas, I'll give you that. In mine, people are more concerned with whether or not Bell's is going to have enough Oberon out this spring or not this year (it's very popular beer here, local-ish), not whether or not the virus is gon git 'em.

Haha, yeah you'd probably get a similar reaction around here. Never hurts to be prepared though.


Certainly doesn't! If folks can't store 2 weeks' worth of meals, at least aim for 7 days instead. I highly recommend a chest freezer, if it can be afforded, too. We invested in one for the basement and keep around 3 weeks worth of meat and veg for lunches & dinners in there for 2 adults & 2 tweens. Although we heavily considered buying a second one this year, two tween girls really CAN eat like 16 year old boys when the growth spurts hit.

The wife and I have considered a deep freeze. We know plenty of local butchers. You've got me thinking about it again. The only reason we don't have one is because we're largely vegetarian. A co-worker of mine wants to split a boar with me. I can cook the hell outta some boar. Got plenty of original recipes.
Now I'm hungry for some boar...



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
This was my initial inclination as well. Either new to that Walmart or Walmart in general. That is literally every Walmart from 5pm till midnight in the City. And then it's mostly spick n span and 95% stocked till noon and five hit again.

Being the only single one for some distance and the first of the month is also a big factor.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 11:21 PM
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The grocery stores here seem to be busy too and I see lots of people with carts with more food in them lately. People are replenishing their stores of food and some people are stocking up more. It has not gotten so there are empty shelves, other than good sale items are sold out quickly, but that is usually the case, you often need to get rainchecks on great sale items.

Actually, I talked to the meat department worker at our local store a couple of days back and he said they have boosted stock of frozen meats above what they usually do at that store and they increased the purchase of back stock because they anticipate there will be a raise in costs over the next few months on replenishing some food supplys. So it is to save money and to stay competitive. Still, fresh veggies and stuff they did not boost, it will go bad and they will lose money.

I do not know if the other local stores are building up stock because of possible increases of cost to the store though, I only talked to one of the guys I have known at that store for years.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Violater1

Where I live, there are 4 Walmarts within a 10 mile radius. All of them are low on inventory every Sunday by 6pm. The resupply trucks pull in every Sunday and Sunday night, but the shelves don't start looking "normal" again until Tuesday.

BTW...people around here (Chicago area) are blowing off the dire warnings in the news media, because the public knows their goal is to ALWAYS foster fear, foreboding, or panic.

That's why I hate doom porn. When something legit happens one can't be certain until it's too late. "They" always instill fear, but seldom is it anywhere near dire as it is portrayed. Sooner or later it will be the real deal, and we'll mostly be too jaded to realize.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Indeed, I was hoping op could tell us his previous experience there at that time to compare numbers.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:18 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Indeed, I was hoping op could tell us his previous experience there at that time to compare numbers.


I've been to Walmarts from California to Maine. From Florida, Texas, New Mexico, up to Colorado, Montana, Illinois, Michigan, but not in Alaska or Hawaii. This was the first time that I had seen something like this. I do hope I'm wrong. This isn't doom porn, but then again, I'm sure some people complained that Paul Revere woke them up for no reason as well.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:25 AM
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Nothing but the usual first Sunday of the month activity here. We were at a Target, a Sprouts and a local grocery. They had the usual shortages on the shelves where they normally would and the usual activity for where we were shopping. No sings of anyone buying mass quantities of anything except the EBT crowd stocking up for the month like they normally do.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: Violater1

the local walmart here has been that way for a year or more. empty spots on shelf's all over the store.
i'm thinking corporate is limiting how many cases of what they can order per truck or cycle how ever they do stocking.
also they stated using the robot for inventory count. i've been thinking about hemming it in. put something in front, back and sides, then watch it bounce back and forth.

i've learned that if you catch something you like or use there, you better buy all that you can because it might not be back for a week or three.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:27 AM
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My wife and I always comment on how empty our WalMart has been. And it's been long before any coronvirus hype.

I'm not sure if they cant' keep workers competent enough to show up and stock a grocery shelf (scary huh) or if there is a supply chain issue.

Anyhow we started stocking up on items a few months back.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Nothing but the usual first Sunday of the month activity here. We were at a Target, a Sprouts and a local grocery. They had the usual shortages on the shelves where they normally would and the usual activity for where we were shopping. No sings of anyone buying mass quantities of anything except the EBT crowd stocking up for the month like they normally do.


I'm hoping that this is the same here.
Musicismagic posted empty shelves www.abovetopsecret.com...
in the CoVID19 thread.
Off to work.



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