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I just had a flash back feeling when I tried to access the boots/com website and got the pictured message, it reminded me of lockdown with the queuing system on some supermarket sites. Anything else you remember and shudder about from the lock down? Image

amaksy
a week ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjrana week ago

I remember the panic buying of toilet paper and pasta. Supermarket shelves were empty so often.

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amaksy
amaksy6 days ago

Pjran yessssssss at least we've identified the staple products lol.

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Golfforall
Golfforalla week ago

I just smiled to myself and had great fun thinking of the numerous Lemmings who stocked up on "shortages " even at inflated prices when there was never a shortage !

Admit it ? How many of our members still have a loft/garage/shed still full of way overpriced bog rolls / Chinese face masks and such things that were NEVER in short supply ? "There's none so blind as those who cannot see " Google it ?

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amaksy
amaksy6 days ago

Golfforall and in the funny turn of events, they're now suggesting we buy only what we need in order to cope with the rising prices and avoid wastage.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

I recall not being able to get hold of flour or yeast, both of which I use regularly!

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amaksy
amaksy6 days ago

tumblespots yessss I remember flour running out with all the banana bread baking and people getting the hang of baking bread should we ever be in short supply.

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tumblespots
tumblespots6 days ago

amaksy It's funny but then I wanted the flour for cakes, crumbles & scones etc but since the end of lockdown we bought a breadmaker!

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cjevans
cjevansa week ago

We brought merlin passes then they shut down due to the pandemic, when they reopened my partner was in a virtual queue for half an hour because my daughter wanted to see the little village at legoland 😂

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amaksy
amaksy6 days ago

cjevans oh nooooooo hope he got it.

We've been to Legoland post-pandemic and think we'll go again as one never tires

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga week ago

I must have gotten lucky as I was never in a virtual queue during lockdown. I was in a supermarket queue twice during lockdown and that was because it was Christmas time.

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amaksy
amaksy6 days ago

MrsCraig it wasn't even for the need of wanting to online buy. I remember checking online to compare the prices across supermarkets and then being in a queue and thinking oh nooooo

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig6 days ago

amaksy I did online food shopping at the start of the pandemic, didnt want to take our son out due to his heart condition. When it started to ease a bit I used to do a monthly shop in Lidl so that I didn't need to an online food order as I wanted to leave spaces for people more vulnerable. I was never in a queue when doing my online food shop, I definitely must have been lucky.

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amaksy
amaksy6 days ago

MrsCraig very lucky indeed.

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Howmuch
Howmucha week ago

Glad those days are in the past fingers crossed, hopefully current economic trials will be a thing of the past soon. Definitely hoping things do not come in a group of three, less interesting times would be a welcome relief.

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Midnightflower
Midnightflowera week ago

People selling hand sanitizer for ridiculous amounts on ebay. I'm very glad it's over, but its a shame we now face so many other issues.

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amaksy
amaksy6 days ago

Midnightflower oh gosh yes and the various ways to make your own lol

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig6 days ago

Midnightflower I remember seeing people selling baby formula for ridiculous prices on fb marketplace. Luckily our son was on cows milk by then, but I remember having to go to 3 different supermarkets to get nappies and then seeing them on fb marketplace for about 3 times the price! People really were trying to rip others off.

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Midnightflower
Midnightflower6 days ago

MrsCraig I think it's sad when we see people behave like that. By all means buy what you need, but to take necessities away from others to sell at a ridiculous price is just horrible.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig6 days ago

Midnightflower I know, I only bought what I needed so there was enough for everyone. I couldn't believe people were trying to make a profit off others during such a terrible time.

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