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saw this make its rounds and I can see how it might work - buy one at the normal price and hike it up if you want to buy more

the only issue I know will happen is that people will steal

hspexy
11 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann198411 days ago

I agree people will end up stealing best thing to do is put signs up saying ask members of staff but only one per customer

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
11 days ago

Yes, that would work. I’ve been to a few shops now where you have to ask for items, and they’re usually kept behind the customer service desk. Best way to slow down the buying

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tumblespots
tumblespots10 days ago

I suppose it could work but (devil's advocate here) it makes you go out everyday for another one (assuming it's one a day) and therefore potentially exposing yourself to the virus on a daily basis? 🐞

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hspexy
hspexy
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10 days ago

Yes that might happen, but with essential items only an idiot will keep going back for the same thing on a daily basis...unfortunately we may have a lot of idiots who will do this (as below, there seems to be the term ‘Covidiot’ to describe them)

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nina090976
nina09097610 days ago

How much does one person need? People seem to only look out for themselves,people can wash their hands with regular soap and use a little sanitizer after..maybe shops could put up handwashing guides 🙂 x

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2510 days ago

Supermarkets should impose a strict stock limit per shopper. One pack of toilet rolls, bag of rice etc. It’s the fairest way to ensure that everyone has a chance.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees10 days ago

gerrykelly25 certainly. People don't need a trolley full of any single item. Just get what you need and we won't be in this mess much longer.

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hspexy
hspexy
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9 days ago

gerrykelly25 the only problem is the shops don’t have the manpower to enforce it, and people will always find ways to get round it. If only people could be trusted

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ACR
ACR10 days ago

That is a good idea.

A term has been created by the Urban Dictionary to describe coronavirus hoarders/panic buyers - covidiot.

Relating to the 2020 Covid-19 virus:

Someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety.

A person who hoards goods, denying them from their neighbors.

Did you see that covidiot with 300 rolls of toilet paper in his basket?

That covidiot is hugging everyone she sees.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
10 days ago

Lol that’s a good one! So many of them have made it on the news, it’s a suitable description for these people 😂

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garygemmell
garygemmell10 days ago

Give the army some action - Take them to the back of the shop and execution by firing squad should put off 99.99% of the TP-Fannies and Pasta-Plonkers.

😜

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hspexy
hspexy
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9 days ago

Lol if only! When we had the riots, the authorities kept threatening they'd send in the army. Instead we got some extra police from up north and some retired officers. That didn’t stop anything. The rain, however, swiftly came and everyone scattered.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin8 days ago

I agree that we are going over the top with the stockpiling.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry8 days ago

What a great idea, shame it wasn’t used here.

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