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Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:02 PM

Costco was out of toilet paper today.

All brands. I got their website on my phone and tried to order it because Iíve done that before...since I buy TP for home and our two businesses. The website said TP was not available to be shipped to my zip code. I went to Target and they were out of TP too as well as all hand sanitizers and bleach wipes. Shelves were empty.

We donít get much for weather disasters up here where people clean the stores out so this was a first for me.

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Reply Costco was out of toilet paper today. (Original post)
MontanaMama Mar 2020 OP
USALiberal Mar 2020 #1
MontanaMama Mar 2020 #18
panader0 Mar 2020 #2
htuttle Mar 2020 #3
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #8
htuttle Mar 2020 #14
The Genealogist Mar 2020 #4
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #5
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #6
democratisphere Mar 2020 #7
HarlanPepper Mar 2020 #9
MontanaMama Mar 2020 #19
matt819 Mar 2020 #10
CanonRay Mar 2020 #11
central scrutinizer Mar 2020 #12
procon Mar 2020 #13
mitch96 Mar 2020 #15
2naSalit Mar 2020 #16
MontanaMama Mar 2020 #20
2naSalit Mar 2020 #26
MontanaMama Mar 2020 #28
2naSalit Mar 2020 #31
MontanaMama Mar 2020 #39
2naSalit Mar 2020 #42
mitch96 Mar 2020 #29
2naSalit Mar 2020 #32
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #35
Coventina Mar 2020 #17
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #22
Coventina Mar 2020 #40
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #41
MontanaMama Mar 2020 #45
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #46
brooklynite Mar 2020 #21
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #23
brooklynite Mar 2020 #27
MontanaMama Mar 2020 #25
ooky Mar 2020 #24
mr_lebowski Mar 2020 #30
milestogo Mar 2020 #33
Laffy Kat Mar 2020 #34
MLAA Mar 2020 #36
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #37
eleny Mar 2020 #38
gopiscrap Mar 2020 #43
Blue_true Mar 2020 #44

Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:03 PM

1. What city? Not in KC, SAMS and COSTCO had plenty. nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:41 PM

18. Missoula, MT

Iím just kinda shocked.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:04 PM

2. Another DUer suggested a janitorial supply company.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:06 PM

3. Here's an idea

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Response to htuttle (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:11 PM

8. I like the Stephen King reference there (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:31 PM

14. It's been an incredibly chilling account to keep an eye on if you read the book

I honestly wouldn't recommend it, but can't stop checking back to it.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:09 PM

4. The grocery store was a madhouse today.

I think people are beginning to seriously stock up in case they can't go out. The two customers in front of me both had orders of well over $200. No hand sanitizer at the store. They had a display with aloe vera gel, 91% alcohol, and the recipe to make your own.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:09 PM

5. You just need to announce to 'em who you are ...

And what you're there for ...

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:10 PM

6. Yes, I have a long list of things I'm going to have to locate across a zillion stores/websites

for the next couple of weeks, waiting and hoping to catch it on the "restock"....

I noted Sam's Club has just restocked (locally) some of their bulk TP, but I can't get there today. Hopefully, I'll catch it tomorrow. Fortunately, I have hand soap out the wazoo, chlorine bleach, and two bottles of 91% isopropyl alcohol on hand. But seeing dog food fly off the shelves has me concerned and I'd been conscientiously going through my soon-to-be out-of-date canned and dry goods.

I think things will be restocked, but the panic is likely only to build so, best to buy when you can.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:14 PM

9. The toilet paper thing is what I find most baffling

 

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Response to HarlanPepper (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:43 PM

19. My husband said the same thing.

The Target cashier said that a lot of it comes from China.....Donít know if thatís true.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:16 PM

10. That's just nuts

Iím in northern new England. Not many cases yet. Loads of toilet paper in local grocery stores. Shelves not full, but itís there.

Water seems a bit lower then usual, but not sold out. Doesnít seem to be hoarding or panic buying.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:17 PM

11. They were out in Eugene on Thursday

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:20 PM

12. Out in Eugene

Three days ago. May be back now, donít know.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:28 PM

13. Local grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Costco are sold out.

Bought a pack of 24 mega rolls at Amazon for $19, same price as Wal-Mart. Never used their Presto brand, but 16K reviewers rate it comp to Charmin. Arrives Wednesday.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 06:41 PM

15. My local stupidmarket had plenty.. No alcohol though. Now sanitizer either

I got the last bottle of high proof everclear to make my own sanitzer.. After this is over I can throw it in the gas tank... or make a cocktail...... but I'll cut it 50% with good water..
YMMV
m

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:19 PM

16. You can separate out a cup or two

and make herbal tincture with it too. Tinctures last a long time and you can make them with many herbs for healing purposes.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:47 PM

20. I couldn't find aloe Vera gel

at any of the stores I went to today. I am goi g to make my own hand sanitizers. Iíll order some online tonight.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:51 PM

26. Have you been to the health food stores?

And is the Good Food Store still there?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #26)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:53 PM

28. Yes! The Good Food Store is still here.

They were out of it yesterday but should have more in stock at the end of the week.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:58 PM

31. Funny that I even know about it

since I haven't been to Missoula in years. My mentor in Idaho and my neighbor at my last little town, a retired smokejumper, would buy things for me when he went there. I like toasted pumpkin seed oil and it's hard to find but they carry it! I might have to go for a drive in that direction when it gets warmer, it's been a really long time.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:05 PM

39. If you come this way, I hope you PM me.

Iíll take you out for coffee. If you need some sent, Iíd be happy to do that too! Say the word. Iím at the Good Food Store several times a week.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #39)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:36 PM

42. Oh, I will!

Thanks.

Since I have no real plans for the warmer months this year, I might take a couple weeks and go for a tour of the state. There are a bunch of places I have not been to in decades and some I've never seen but want to.

I'm good with my supply right now but I want to go look at that place to see what else they have that I can't find anywhere else.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:54 PM

29. Been there, done that. Works great for that too!!

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #29)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:01 PM

32. I have about a gallon

of CBD hemp tincture that I made from our crop this year. I'm wondering if hemp products will be helpful going forward with healing after and maybe a health tonic as prophylaxis. I mean, I have half a ton of the dried plant and I use t for lots of things but I also make other tinctures. I just need to keep working out what this herb does since it's been illegal to even study it for decades.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:33 PM

35. I made some cannabis tincture today I'm going to turn into hand sanitizer...

I'll add some aloe vera gel and glycerin, a little peppermint oil and put it in squeeze bottles. It's all legal in mass. I'm going to give it away since I have plenty of hand goop already.

If you have sore joints, topical cannabis/cbd can relieve the pain. We also make a suave that works very well.

This is primarily intended as hand sanitizer with a twist of healthy extracts.

You could probably sell it at a premium with just cbd oil.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:21 PM

17. There was plenty at my Target this morning.

We went there for our usual Target run, not to stock up.

There was the usual amount of TP available.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:48 PM

22. S'cuz we're like the Honey Badger down here in AZ ...

We don't GAF!

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:30 PM

40. LOL!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #40)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 09:33 PM

41. hey missy

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 11:39 PM

45. Which is why I have said before

and Iíll say it again, I could party with you Lebowski.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #45)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 12:02 AM

46. Doors always open mama ;)

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:47 PM

21. Why did YOU order it?

This is a respiratory infection.Nothing that calls for more toilet paper than normal.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:50 PM

23. In case you have to be quarantined or just become too paranoid to leave ...

I believe is the idea.

It also works in a pinch as much cheaper kleenex ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:52 PM

27. So, order an online delivery...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:51 PM

25. I was buying toilet paper at Costco

Because it was on my regular shopping list. I was surprised that it was out of stock. When I asked the cashier about it, she said theyíve been sold out for days and hope to get more mid week but wasnít sure that would really happen. People are hoarding it because there is a fear that trucks and other delivery mechanisms will slow down or even stop and this these necessities will not be available to us in stores.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:50 PM

24. So was our Sam's Club. Shelves were wiped clean of Paper Towels and TP. nt

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Response to ooky (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:57 PM

30. Seems their supplies were paper-thin ... (nt)

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:05 PM

33. There was a newspaper in Australia that printed a bunch of blank pages for this purpose.

Not that people buy newspapers much any more, but its not a bad idea.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:23 PM

34. I went to my regular grocery store and they had both toilet paper and paper towels.

It was available on the shelves and a couple of end caps. I'm in Colorado, so it hasn't been hit hard yet, not that that would stop people from panic buying. Last week at this time I was at the store and it was mayhem, although it was also snowing, so you never know the cause.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:36 PM

36. Kleenex, maybe as a stand in?

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:36 PM

37. I'm in mass, no shortages here...

I shop bulk items at bj's wholesale club and groceries at wegmans, and both were fully stocked with everything but hand sanitizer. Other stores still had that though.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:46 PM

38. If you shop Amazon, they have plenty

Some Quilted Northern is back ordered to mid April. But there are many other brands including tp for businesses.

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 10:07 PM

43. wow

we bought 24 rolls today

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Response to MontanaMama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 11:17 PM

44. If you have dollar stores, try them.

The drug store near me ran out of items like TP and alcohol, I found them at a Dollar General store. I don't know why that was, guess people don't think about them for such items.

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