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What non-food stuff are you finding it hard to find in stock during this crisis? Let's start an LD I Want One of Those RIGHT NOW List. Hopefully with some LD links, to help locate out of stock stuff we're are all struggling to find.

Here's my top 3 to kick off with:

Hair Clippers www.latestdeals.co.uk/tags/hair-clipper

Trampolines www.latestdeals.co.uk/tags/trampoline

Lay-Z-Spa Hot Tubs www.latestdeals.co.uk/tags/lay-z-spa

And before we get into a debate about what is and isn't an essential item please note the Government has confirmed the shops that are open can sell whatever they have in stock. The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said:

“We’ve set out a list of shops which could remain open, and if the shops are on that list then they’re free to sell whatever they have in stock, obviously provided it’s legal to do so.”

My take on it for what it's worth, is that there is no realistic exit from this crisis for at least a year, possibly two years, until a vaccine is developed and we've all been vaccinated. UK retailers need every order they can get right now in order to survive this crisis, and to protect their employees' jobs and the economy.

If you can order online, and get what you need delivered so that you can stay at home and social distance as much as possible, so much the better.

Johnny
22 days ago
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Johnny
Johnny
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22 days ago
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tumblespots
tumblespots21 days ago

Our local (ish) garden centre, which doesn't usually offer a delivery service has been offering a delivery service - for a price - perhaps your local garden centre might have changed it's policy too? It could be worth phoning to find out? 🐞

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Johnny
Johnny
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21 days ago

tumblespots Yes, that's a great idea. My most local one is a nursery so is slightly different, but has also now started doing delivery. 👍

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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

Sharp sand please 😂 without paying over 30 quid delivery

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Johnny
Johnny
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22 days ago
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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

Johnny thank you will need to keep this on top of chat so I don't lose 😂

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lilyflower
lilyflower22 days ago

Ann1984 Just keep saying thank you Johnny 🙂

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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

lilyflower that’s not really going to gain me few points 😂 am about 20 days until my next 50 and have my eyes on a bistro set

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lilyflower
lilyflower22 days ago

Pity we can't 'like' at post Johnny 👍 👍

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1m0g3n
1m0g3n22 days ago

A Nintendo Switch 😞((

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Johnny
Johnny
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22 days ago

Hi 1m0g3n

That’s a good one! Nintendo Switch really is difficult to find. There aren’t any! I think your best bet right now is to pre-order one from Amazon Italy. You can use your existing Amazon UK account details to order (if you have one).

If you don’t speak Italalian, use the Google Chrome Browser that will translate the Italian Amazon webpage into English. (See the pop-up box on the top right of your screen)

It’s the same Nintendo Switch as you would buy in the UK, it just has an EU plug.

The price is 329 Euros, about £289 with UK delivery (you pay in Euros).

https://www.amazon.it/Nintendo-Switch-Rosso-Neon-2019/dp/B07WKNQ8JT/ref=as_li_ss_tl

Keep an eye out for UK deals here: latestdeals.co.uk/tags/nintendo-switch

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1m0g3n
1m0g3n19 days ago

Johnny Thank you! I think I'll give the Italian amazon thing a go - we're limited at where we can buy things due to Hermes, so we've had to stick to Hermes. £289 is actually really cheap for the Switch too!

Anne1984 , thank you - will keep an eye out. I think I'm steering more towards not having a Lite version, as I want to be able to screenshare and get the numchuck (I know that's not what they're called, lmao) games, haha.

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rararachel
rararachel22 days ago

I must be lucky as I've been able to get everything I need. We have a lot of independent shops too so even when there were things like loo roll shortages, our independent shops had things supermarkets couldn't get.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig22 days ago

Slippers for my son! I have looked on every online shop I can think of and all of them are sold out in his size! Plus 18-24 month clothes seem to be low in stock. I normally buy his clothes 2nd hand but there aren't any just now. Luckily he doesn't need them for a bit so I've got time to get them.

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Johnny
Johnny
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22 days ago

I don’t know his size, but would these slippers do? (Sizes 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Boots Mini Club -Thomas The Tank Engine Slippers £10.00

https://www.boots.com/mini-club-thomas-the-tank-engine-slippers-10264879

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig22 days ago

Johnny I totally forgot that boots did kids stuff! Plus he loves Thomas (watching it as I type) and they have his size! Thanks

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Johnny
Johnny
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22 days ago

MrsCraig Oh brilliant!👍

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Dennab
Dennab21 days ago

You and your trampolines again.

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Johnny
Johnny
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21 days ago

Trampoline businesses are having a hard time keeping up with the unprecedented demand.

I hope they bounce back.

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Dennab
Dennab21 days ago

Please order everything you can and put my father in law and various friends under immense pressure in the Royal Mail because the government said it's ok. Yay! Johnny, I wouldn't have even said anything it if you hadn't insisted on mentioning it in your post.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc21 days ago

Man, never thought I'd need a trampoline, but thanks so much. Truly appreciate!

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi21 days ago

it is so hard to find not over priced flour in stock.

I ordered groceries from Sainsbury's online and they had none.

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Johnny
Johnny
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21 days ago

Agnes, the first sentence is:

What non-food stuff are you finding it hard to find in stock during this crisis?

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi20 days ago

So far I could get everything I wanted to. But looking for a plain cotton white dress for my daughter and can not find anything which not cost a fortune and looks good.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF197821 days ago

Great idea. I haven't actually not been able to find anything so far but will keep this post in mind.

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angemski
angemski20 days ago

Johnny Asda and Morissons have announced that they are selling flour from their own in-shop bakeries. They sell a 1k bag of flour for approx 60p and 50g yeast for 20p.

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Metrovski
Metrovski20 days ago

Clear A4 240 micron binding covers - I need these as I am 3D printing faceshields for frontline workers.

Those that are in stock have inflated prices! Normal price is around £10 for 100.

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Metrovski
Metrovski20 days ago

Johnny I saw the post office ones, but not sure on the difference between transparent and clear varieties...

The others are good, but around a weeks wait for delivery...I'm looking at a 1-2 day delivery window ideally as can't really wait 😧

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Johnny
Johnny
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20 days ago

Metrovski I think they are the same. Both have an identical product number 53762

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Metrovski
Metrovski19 days ago

Johnny I've taken a chance on them as I need them, but thank you for pointing them out to me 🙂

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salehahmed85
salehahmed8520 days ago

Hair clippers

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Johnny
Johnny
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8 days ago

If anyone’s looking for a Nintendo Switch console, GAME has them in stock today (Sunday 17th May) Various bundles around £399. See: https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/nintendo-switch-super-smash-bros-ultimate-mario-kart-8-deluxe-game

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