what kind of things are people hoarding?

19 Mar

london 9.31pm 8C thursday 2020

curious to know what people have been hoarding?

link

all it means is that supermarkets are making a huge profit from this. and it would seem they are the ones to benefit from this pandemic. and the online businesses,and delivery websites, as many restaurants are doing takeaways and deliver to homes.  they are the other businesses also benefiting from it all. and also all those making those products that are hoarded.

looks like in any disaster, some benefit, others not. i can see how it is affecting simon, he is buying stuff he dont normally buy. like snacks, and pizza, and ready meals.

interesting that there is no mention of bottled water in that list above. i wonder why? i thought people are hoarding that as well, but maybe not many enough to appear in the statistics. i would have thought meat , and veg would also rise a lot too, but it does not appear to be so. maybe because they are fresh and wont keep. also i thought canned beans would be included, but no. 

 

4 Responses to “what kind of things are people hoarding?”

  1. Garfield Hug Thursday March 19, 2020 at 11:27 pm #

    It has gone a bit crazy here too! It will die down in lil dot after a week as people see supermarket shelves re-strocked.

  2. alifesgayventure Friday March 20, 2020 at 9:00 am #

    it is strange that the corner stores and small grocer stores are full of stock, whilst the supermarket next door is showing empty shelves. at least people here dont bother to wear face masks. that is a great relief, as here the advise is that masks are not effective. what would be good is if the statistics tells us how many are hospitalised, rather than how many have been tested and found positive. since you can get the virus and have mild symptoms, without need for treatment, the figures for hospitalisation, and the numbers who died of it, may be more telling of the seriousness.

  3. Sarah M Friday March 20, 2020 at 9:50 am #

    People are behaving like animals; there is a real ‘survival of the fittest’ thing going on. The BBC keep showing people doing community based work, trying to raise spirits by showing how altruistic people are. For every one of those there are a hundred more pushing people out of the way to make sure they are the ones to get the hand sanitiser and the loo roll.

    I found it rally hard to find shampoo yesterday (they only had the ‘designer’ shampoos left, at 15 quid a bottle). Clearly everyone intends to spend their time in incarceration washing their hair.

  4. alifesgayventure Friday March 20, 2020 at 10:54 am #

    it looks like price can be a limiter. that is why the corner stores where goods are priced higher than supermarkets dont have buyers. or harrods and whole foods all have ample stocks. supermarkets have said they are limiting the number of goods that people can buy, but it would appear that is not easy to enforce. so maybe they should increase the price the more of that item you buy. buy two and the price goes up 4x. buy 3, it goes up 9x. etc.interesting that u mentioned shampoo. because bath and shower items are one of the big buys.i was reallly puzzled when i saw it as one of the things that included in the big buy off. i wonder why this urge to wash the hair while isolating at home!! haha. or maybe bathroom cleaning liquid is for those infected with the virus and living with others, so have to clean the bathroom everytime they use it.

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