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A Man Has Made £ 3,000 in Two Hours Selling Toilet Roll.

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Hi all hope you are all well. Just been reading that this man brought toilet roll then sold it it on for a lot dear then normal . When I read it it made my blood boil. How can people do this to one another. I was brought up to help people and share things. Because at the end of the day we are all in the same boat. Image Times are hard. What do you make of it.

nicolajaynehend
12 days ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 days ago

Argh this really annoys me! Only buy what you need and do not make money off others! What has annoyed me recently is people buying baby formula in case there is a shortage of milk so that they can still have tea in the morning! Or people buying nappies and formula to sell on at horrendous prices! It absolutely sickens me

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TheChimp
TheChimp12 days ago

MrsCraig That's awful. Fancy taking advantage of little kiddies.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 days ago

TheChimp I know, it is just awful! Can't believe that people would do such things!

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs12 days ago

MrsCraig I hadn't realised about the baby formula until I spoke to my niece earlier. Her son was prem at Xmas and has taken till now to reach 8lbs and she has been unable to get his milk. Fortunately a friend nearly 200 miles away has got some and posted it. Ridiculous and totally heartless.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig11 days ago

Janhrrs I can understand how worried she must have been. My son was born at term but it took him 3 months to put on a pound in weight and formula was a must for us! I'm so glad she got some and hopefully her son is doing well. My son isn't on formula anymore but I saw some in our local Asda so let my friends with babies know. It is just ridiculous.

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Caz2
Caz211 days ago

Janhrrs can the neo natal home visiting nurses help get any? Or baby clinic? Or health visitor? My 2 youngest very prem,took em best part of a year to get to 8lbs.so well done! ( take heart,theyre now 21& nearly 17yrs) not huge lads but average size,so alls good)🙂maybe local boots chemist could help order some in if you explain situation,theyre usually quite good.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs11 days ago

Caz2 aw thank you for the suggestions, I will pass them on to her. I just wished I lived nearer her at the moment.

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greatdeals121
greatdeals12112 days ago

I don't think it is fair for the vulnerable people who go to shops and there is no stock and then are forced to pay more than double.

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SuzJ
SuzJ12 days ago

This is just bringing out the worst in people, it's horrible. This scares me considerably more than the virus itself.

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WindowShopper
WindowShopper12 days ago

I just remembered one seen from titanic movie where staff member threw money back on man's face and said your money cant save you. These people think about it too. If they are not stopping to create this artificial crisis one day they would have money but nothing on shelves to buy. What they are going to so with money then?

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davidstockport
davidstockport12 days ago

Despicable and stupid! - Despicable the person selling them - Stupid the people buying them.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446812 days ago

I was literally about to say the same thing, I can’t believe people are buying it off this person! I live in Birmingham and a pharmacy chain round here called Jhoots were charging £6.00 for paracetamol and £19.99 for calpol!

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davidstockport
davidstockport12 days ago

AliceBell64468 That is almost racketeering - lack of toilet rolls is at the worst an inconvenience, but overcharging for medications, to those who need them, is almost criminal.

In some countries people doing things like that, in times of war or other crises would be shot.

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

davidstockport Sorry David but the people involved in that story are not the stupid ones... 😉

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

Dennab I disagree IN MY OPINION anyone who pays over the odds, especially for a non essential item is STUPID. Toilet rolls are not essentials mankind survived for thousands of years before they were even thought of, and even in my lifetime there was a majority of people who never bought them.

I also think that those who think not having toilet paper might increase the threat Covid-19 poses, are stupid too. I also think (I think a lot☺) that anyone who lives in a country that exports more toilet paper than it imports, is remotely likely to suffer a toilet roll shortage, is STUPID too.

I personally have two toilet rolls remaining (bought last year), this afternoon I could have got more but decided to leave them to hopefully prevent some STUPID person going into complete meltdown if they couldn't get any.☺

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JaneWest
JaneWest11 days ago

AliceBell64468 I saw that on the news yesterday the head man said they were looking into it, unless they knew

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JaneWest
JaneWest11 days ago

AliceBell64468 AliceBell64468 I saw that on the news yesterday the head man said they were looking into it, unless they knew

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Golfforall
Golfforall12 days ago

Don't believe it ! Is this on "social media" - well I have very old news for you -there is no shortage of toilet rolls "fact " !

If anyone is stupid enough to pay inflated prices for bog rolls then perhaps they deserve to be fleeced ?

Sadly it is the intellectually challenged of the "snowflake generation " who are gullible enough to believe what they read on social media and act on such misinformation - I do despair for some .

Go into any supermarket next week and stock and prices will be back to normal - its just a logistics issue as anyone with half a brain must surely know !

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

Golfforall They weren't inflated prices. Have you actually read the article or just making assumptions like 90% of the UK population seem to be doing?

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

Dennab We have to go off what we are told when an article referred to isn't linked to. The person asking the question said toilet rolls were sold for more than a fair price, and didn't even say where she read it.

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

davidstockport Exactly! Welcome to the web where anybody will believe anything.

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

Dennab It now becomes reasonably obvious that the one who posted this topic. only read the headlines and formed her opinion on that.

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

davidstockport Yes and everybody just believed it. This is as bad as hearsay and Chinese whispers across social media.

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

Dennab I'm reasonably certain there was no intent to deceive or mislead. Who knows there might be someone who made £3,000 in a few hours selling bog rolls. If there is they'll know if they do overcharge WE DISAPPROVE,☺☺

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suziq6
suziq612 days ago

I can not believe any would do This but supply and demand of people are stupid enough to purchase items at inflated prices it will always happen.

95% of loo roll is made here. They were even showing you the warehouses full on the news.

Chemists are not selling baby milk to the elderly as they said it's mainly them buying for their tea!

New flash cows need milked twice a day, there will always be milk

There is now shortage of sanitised in hospitals!

I am so angry with it all.

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Caz2
Caz212 days ago

Baby milk tastes yuk,so does long life milk.🙂

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Caz2
Caz211 days ago

What if an elderly person was buying it for their grandchild???

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suziq6
suziq610 days ago

Caz2 they were asked for proof

it was my local chemist so the staff new them and they had never bought anything baby items before and a couple of they said that’s why.

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Caz2
Caz212 days ago

That looks like my cat!🤣😅so thats who'se responsible....🤔😅

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Caz2
Caz212 days ago

My son in laws mum paid £9 for two tiny (50ml) bottles of sanitiser gel..you'd think she'd know better at her age..

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

Caz2 I'm guessing she's not a member of Mensa.

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

Dennab No, members of Mensa are stupid - who but a stupid person pays an annual membership fee to prove they are members of an organisation that actually proves they're stupid, anyone who isn't stupid just keeps the invitation to join - if they need to prove their IQ. But who but a stupid person thinks they need to prove "supposed intelligence" with a bit of paper? ☺

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Caz2
Caz211 days ago

Dennab lets just say 'shes not the brightest button in the box'😁

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hspexy
hspexy12 days ago

I read about it earlier today and he is just one of many who are trying to get rich quick. Well, a reality check in the near distant future will show that he didn’t earn very much and won’t have many friends. Some shops who have inflated prices have been shamed and I can only imagine them getting a backlash. Poor judgement

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

Which man where?

I'm pretty sure you've been fooled and this topic is visual proof of how easily led the public are.

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

I thought from what you said that you'd read the article. The posters on this topic merely say that people who unfairly profit from others (regardless of what the obscure article said) are the dregs of society, that's not being easily led. It's basing an opinion on the information available.

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Caz2
Caz211 days ago

No it was in news it showed the guy filling up his grab& win machine with loo rolls for folk to 'win'- a follow up too.in bridlington i think.(crossed stories i think) but the man with the "win a loo roll machine" is in Brid.

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

davidstockport I have read the article but sometimes (most of the time) you have to dig a bit deeper.

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tumblespots
tumblespots11 days ago

The problem that person is going to have is much the same as the rest of us - there is still nothing on the shelves to buy with that money...🐞

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn11 days ago

I read about this on the daily mail. the guy doing it is a DJ who says he's out of work due to all the cancellations, so he thought up a loo roll scheme to make money to pay his bills, so he said.

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

ShellyAnn You read it in the Daily Mail. Would you consider that to be a reliable source?

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Dani1
Dani111 days ago

Hi, I do not feel this story was about someone overcharging excessively. The price was £4 for 9 rolls or £15 for 45 rolls. He bought from a wholesaler, not stores. The DJ and his friends have lost their jobs. I wish he would come to a car park in my area and I would happily pay a little more to cover his costs and make a little profit as it would be helpful at this time. I would gladly welcome a van turn up selling bread, fruit and veg too tbh 😍

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

Dani1 Well done for being the first person on here to actually read it. You're not quite there with the full story though. 😁

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Dani1
Dani111 days ago

Dennab Ah what did I miss? 😁I read they were making deliveries to vulnerable people 😍

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

Dani1 You missed what everybody else on here has missed to be fair. Don't believe everything you read online at a time like this or any time really. This topic is a shining example of why. I can tell you he is a DJ but also a decent bloke so think about that 😉

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Dani1
Dani111 days ago

Dennab I would hope that people can see that he sold them at a great price 😍⭐️ If he can get hold of bread i'll have a loaf 😁

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Caz2
Caz211 days ago

That doesnt sound too excessive..🤔🙂

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Johnny
Johnny11 days ago

He was selling a pack of 45 rolls for £15. I think that’s a reasonable price, and he could have charged a lot more. Edit: It's the Disco Boy prankster. Good on him.

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Caz2
Caz211 days ago

Actually thats cheaper than the wowcher deals...

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin11 days ago

Personally think this is greedy of some people, couldn't do care packages instead for elderly in his local area of give some to local hospice or care home.

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