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Prepping for winter shortages?
« on: October 13, 2021, 02:36:30 PM »
Dad called the other day and said I should start stocking up on stuff, as shortages are coming.

I did some independent research (read Nintex posts) and can confirm many people are talking about this.

Finding the delicious Dr Pepper Cream Soda Zero Sugar is is more difficult than ever.

I think next time I hit the store, Im going to double the amount of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese boxes I usually get.

Anyone else making adjustments?
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 02:57:20 PM »
Anyone else making adjustments?

No, because I'm not a fucking moron.

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 02:59:33 PM »
Anyone else making adjustments?

No, because I'm not a fucking moron.

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Data from late September that 16% of beverages, 14% of snack foods and 14% of frozen items were out of stock at the nation's grocery stores, according to Information Resources, Inc.

Large retailers Costco and Sam's Club have started limiting how many paper and cleaning products customers can purchase. The country's largest retailer, Walmart, has taken measures like chartering its own cargo ships, diverting shipments and hiring more than 20,000 permanent supply chain workers to help ensure products get delivered on time and the shelves are stocked.

With that in mind, here are tips to buying food and gifts during the holiday season.

    --Start shopping now for nonperishables you will need for holiday dinners.
    --Consider buying and freezing items like turkey and other meat when you see them in stock.
    --Look for generic brands as a substitute for out-of-stock items.
    --Build the price increases into your budget because meals and gifts will most likely cost more this year. 

https://www.today.com/news/supply-shortages-holiday-shopping-4-steps-take-now-rcna2895
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 03:03:04 PM »
I'm planning to buy Christmas presents a bit earlier this year.
Other than that I've also noticed some products are harder to find these days.
Plus shrinkflation is going into overdrive, I swear some packaging has been cut in half. It's ridiculous.

Also Nintendo actually had to delay the release of the Metroid Amiibo by a month because of shipping issues.

Energy crisis is a real thing here as well. Co-worker of mine went from 90 Euro a month, to 160 Euro a month.
That's almost double the energy costs  :doge Not to mention driving, our gas price sits at 2 Euro or a liter or $8,76(!) a gallon.
Can you imagine paying 10 bucks for a gallon of fuel? And EU climate czar Frans Timmermans has proposed a climate plan that will send energy prices soaring even further.

The 'new normal' fucking sucks. I can't imagine how it must be for poor people, are there even enough tents for sale right now?
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 03:05:01 PM »
Just wanted to note that I started hoarding toilet paper a full month before the great toilet paper shortage of March 2020.

And Ive had a bidet since 2016.

But my butt hole is extra sensitive so I have these delivered with great frequency. And yes, they used to cost ~$15



I had the foresight to take some of these bad boys to Portugal with me. The toilet paper in that country is eastern european

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 03:07:57 PM »
Just wanted to note that I started hoarding toilet paper a full month before the great toilet paper shortage of March 2020.
Short bitcoin

Long toilet paper

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And Ive had a bidet since 2016.
I hope yours works better than the one they installed in the White House in 2021  :teehee
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 03:09:28 PM »
You do realize that by freaking out about shortages and stockpiling, you're literally causing the problem, yes?

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 03:11:06 PM »
You do realize that by freaking out about shortages and stockpiling, you're literally causing the problem, yes?

You dont have to run faster than the bear, you have to run faster than the slowest member in your group.
-Socrates

Same applies to consumer goods.

Did the PS5 teach you nothing?
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2021, 04:14:00 PM »
the local farms provide everything I need. based california  :lawd
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2021, 04:38:43 PM »
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2021, 05:10:30 PM »
You do realize that by freaking out about shortages and stockpiling, you're literally causing the problem, yes?

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2021, 05:15:37 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2021, 05:40:40 PM »
the local farms provide everything I need. based california  :lawd

I heard you have a shortage of women

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2021, 05:58:29 PM »
the local farms provide everything I need. based california  :lawd

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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2021, 06:04:54 PM »
the local farms provide everything I need. based california  :lawd

I heard you have a shortage of women

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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 06:23:32 PM »
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 06:40:01 PM »
You do realize that by freaking out about shortages and stockpiling, you're literally causing the problem, yes?

Narrator: Raist's Hanukkah was miserable that year.
The upcoming Tucker Carlson christmas shortages rant :lawd
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 11:24:40 PM »
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Glass bottles used for everything from vinegar to pasta sauces are getting tied up in their own bottlenecks. That's driving prices higher, when you can get the bottles at all.

Just like many other industries struggling to secure supplies, producers of pasta sauce and high-end spirits are seeing the glass used in their humble containers tied up in massive cargo jams, and that's forcing them to either absorb the higher costs or pass them on to consumers.
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/13/1045375361/consumer-prices-inflation-pasta-sauce-shortage-of-glass

Thats half my diet

 :existential
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2021, 11:49:40 PM »
James is a wiseguy?  :thinking
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2021, 07:10:48 AM »
We started stocking up on canned and dry stuff. We haven't gone mental about it. We just bought a few extra things each week until we had enough stored to comfortably last a month. Anyone who went through last year's panic buying/shortages and didn't learn from it is an idiot. No doubt the same kind of idiot who will be out rushing around panic buying when the shit hits the fan again.

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2021, 10:18:34 AM »
yeah, my mom has been talking about food shortages for a few months now.
in her defense, she lives at the polar circle and reads a lot of dubious "real raw news" sort of blogs

and also,  despite pushing 80, she's way more likely than james to be able to live off the land  :lol

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2021, 10:27:26 AM »
reads a lot of dubious "real raw news" sort of blogs

Get this patriot a goddamn bore account already

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2021, 11:32:04 AM »
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2021, 02:15:54 PM »
Anyone who went through last year's panic buying/shortages and didn't learn from it is an idiot. No doubt the same kind of idiot who will be out rushing around panic buying when the shit hits the fan again.

Raist obliterated
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2021, 04:17:37 PM »
reads a lot of dubious "real raw news" sort of blogs

Get this patriot a goddamn bore account already

#JormMommy2024

seems she delegated that chore to her spawn  :lol

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2021, 05:44:56 PM »
Anyone who went through last year's panic buying/shortages and didn't learn from it is an idiot. No doubt the same kind of idiot who will be out rushing around panic buying when the shit hits the fan again.

Raist obliterated

There's three kinds of people in the world in these types of situations.

The morons who stockpiled.

The dumbasses who rushed for panic buying.

And folks like me who did none of the above and were just fine, business as usual.

Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2021, 06:19:26 PM »
And folks like me who did none of the above and were just fine, business as usual.

That's all very well, but you can't get wrecked on a nice bottle of smug on Christmas day.
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2021, 10:14:00 PM »
Kinda yeah. Pretty depressing seeing all of those empty shelves when grocery shopping

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2021, 10:08:35 AM »
There's gonna be no shortages, 2 years of lockdown has made sure no one has any fucking money to over-stock on rice and bog roll. Bastards.

I'm starting to think the media has declared war on Joe Bloggs. They gained a lot of views/clicks over covid and are determined to create any new panic they can. I can get anything I want here in ground zero Brexit land, they're full of shit.

Nicca's you shut the ports and a big fucking ship blocked the suez for a week. There's gonna be a couple of months lead time on your rubber dildo from alibaba.

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2021, 01:16:11 AM »
I went to Dollar Tree and half the shelves were empty.

By pure coincidence, half the aisles were blocked by carts full of unloaded boxes.

It cant be explained
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2021, 01:19:44 AM »
 :drudge

Alaska snow crab harvest slashed by nearly 90%, tanners by 53%

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2021, 02:00:01 AM »
I went to Dollar Tree and half the shelves were empty.

By pure coincidence, half the aisles were blocked by carts full of unloaded boxes.

It cant be explained
Or maybe, half the shelves were full!
Try to have a positive outlook.

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2021, 05:07:27 AM »
The supply is off the chain boi  :ohyou
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2021, 09:36:39 AM »
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Glass bottles used for everything from vinegar to pasta sauces are getting tied up in their own bottlenecks. That's driving prices higher, when you can get the bottles at all.

Just like many other industries struggling to secure supplies, producers of pasta sauce and high-end spirits are seeing the glass used in their humble containers tied up in massive cargo jams, and that's forcing them to either absorb the higher costs or pass them on to consumers.
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/13/1045375361/consumer-prices-inflation-pasta-sauce-shortage-of-glass

Thats half my diet

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Just put it in plastic bottles. :yeshrug
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2021, 09:59:23 AM »
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Glass bottles used for everything from vinegar to pasta sauces are getting tied up in their own bottlenecks. That's driving prices higher, when you can get the bottles at all.

Just like many other industries struggling to secure supplies, producers of pasta sauce and high-end spirits are seeing the glass used in their humble containers tied up in massive cargo jams, and that's forcing them to either absorb the higher costs or pass them on to consumers.
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/13/1045375361/consumer-prices-inflation-pasta-sauce-shortage-of-glass

Thats half my diet

 :existential
Just put it in plastic bottles. :yeshrug

We need you in the white house for this kind of out of the box thinking
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2021, 09:27:39 AM »
This is no different than the idiots who live in New York. When it rains they all rush out to buy bread and milk.



This is a real thing.

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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2021, 02:37:47 AM »
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2021, 04:55:11 AM »
There's a fire sale on canned chicken

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« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2021, 12:30:12 PM »
B I D E N H /\ R - .
Lower your expectations
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2021, 01:46:32 PM »
https://twitter.com/DailyFXTeam/status/1451227890801168388

Paper launches will literally just be empty boxes now  :lol
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2021, 05:34:41 AM »
Yeah, that video would make me quit my job too.

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« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2021, 07:50:19 AM »
Aldi's haven't had any chocolate Oaties in for over a week. The end times are coming.

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« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2021, 08:25:05 AM »
A friend of mine that works in a bakery told me that a lot of ingredients had suddenly jumped in price or were being hoarded by investors.  :kermit
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2021, 11:44:54 AM »
I swear to God if there's a pizza shortage I am done. I will not live in a world where there is no Friday night pizza.

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« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2021, 12:01:38 PM »
I swear to God if there's a pizza shortage I am done. I will not live in a world where there is no Friday night pizza.
could god make a pizza so delicious even he couldn't resist eating it  :smug
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« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2021, 12:38:59 PM »
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2021, 03:03:42 PM »
The toilet paper I use is hard to find again

Both Walmart.com and Amazon sold out
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2021, 12:12:04 PM »
Visiting dad for Thanksgiving.

Shelves fully stocked.

Whats going on media said otherwise
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Re: Prepping for winter shortages?
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2021, 06:00:10 PM »
Don't be fooled.  It's not real food just food-shaped plastic chairs and water bottles to make the shelves look full.  I saw it in a tweet.
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« Reply #59 on: December 02, 2021, 03:20:03 PM »
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