Even here, in our somewhat quiet little city, we’re seeing the knock-on effects of people going crazy, and stockpiling supplies like it’s the end of the world. That dystopian future we all so love to read about is here, in my backyard … people are buying up toilet rolls like there is no tomorrow!
I went to the supermarket this morning to do my regular shop, and what did I find? Empty shelves in the paper section. Or, worse yet, a small packet of toilet rolls (the cheapo sort that you have to use way too much) was double the price it was a couple of weeks ago. I’m not kidding. There was nothing left of my usual brand, and only smaller packets of various store brand or previously cheap. Both were exorbitantly over priced. A normal 8 pack—$3.99 usually—was $8.99, and on the shelves where the 30 packet (equivalent to 50 rolls) usually sit, the price tag said a whopping $25! wtf?
Jesus H on a moonbeam, people, what is wrong with you?
It’s crazy behaviour, given I got all my other usual groceries, including all my packets and tinned goods (which I’ve doubled up on, and no more).
I didn’t check the cleaning products isle, I’m guessing people were bulk buying there too.
So what’s happening in your part of the world, are you seeing shortages, and over pricing?