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I ask this as yesterday in my local Home bargains quite early in the day , there was two men buying a large amount of hand wash, and anti bacterial sprays etc in one purchase estimated to be 60- 80 items and the store was allowing it. Clearly these were not for personal use I guess they may have been to sell on at a profit either via eBay or maybe in their own shop. Do you think this is acceptable given the current conditions?

Personally I think limits should be imposed, to give everyone a fair chance.

Mango4
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19843 months ago

Yes should be limited 2 max at moment my local Asda is. Yep most definitely selling. They like 89p in there so even if only added extra pound to there sale they have had money back and doubled. Hopefully they not selling like eBay and Amazon are maybe they doing it to get money for extra food but yep definitely limit

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Mango4
Mango4
Original Poster
3 months ago

Surprised the store allowed it to be honest, but I agree a limit should be imposed.

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

Was it a female cashier Mango4 were there others nearby......you can see where I am going with this. But maybe shops should keep them under counter and give 1 or 2 at a time.

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Mango4
Mango4
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3 months ago

Lynibis Yes a female cashier, but four of the six tills in store were open, I was in the queue on the next till, and was expecting a manager to be called but no the cashier just started scanning the items without even blinking . Think others were surprised as well. I don't suppose realistically they were doing anything wrong as they were paying for them, just seemed greedy & morally wrong given the current situation.

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir3 months ago

The smaller retailers like Aldi and home bargains are limiting certain items. 2 packs of nappies per transaction at Aldi and I know they’re limiting handwash at homebargains

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Mango4
Mango4
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3 months ago

Certainly wasn't limiting anything in my local Home bargains yesterday

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir3 months ago

BBC news ;

Tesco, the UK's largest grocer, has begun restricting sales of essential food and household items as a result of coronavirus stockpiling.

Shoppers are limited to buying no more than five of certain goods, including antibacterial gels, wipes and sprays, dry pasta, UHT milk and some tinned vegetables

The rules apply in stores and online.

A government spokesperson said it was in touch with UK supermarkets to "discuss their response" to the virus.

Waitrose has introduced a temporary cap on some items on its website, including some anti-bacterial soaps and wipes.

The supermarket said it was in talks with its suppliers to ensure customer demand was met.

It said some individual stores may have introduced their own restrictions, with "some branch managers making a judgement at a localised level".

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan3 months ago

Yes they should it's absolutely ridiculous! Couldn't even just get a few bits the past couple of days because everyones gone into full panic mode!

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Mango4
Mango4
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3 months ago

I agree with you, I found it best to get to the stores quite early just after they open as they seem to restock overnight .

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

Mango4 Of course they restock overnight - but where do you think that stock comes from? It's from the same place as those they'll restock with tonight comes from. . . ready for tomorrow. ☺

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold3 months ago

Tesco already have. Iv received a email today from them explaining the restrictions.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper903 months ago

Yes

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

Has anyone considered that the things that are limited (or they think should be limited) might only be limited because people have been panic buying them. If there were perhaps 80 hand sanitizers on the shelf, for the would be profiteers to buy, how many more there might be in the stockroom, or in the warehouses.

Nobody yet has come up with a reasonable answer to why toilet rolls suddenly became almost essential for mankind to survive, the reason they might appear to be in short supply might be because someone said they might become scarce. SO WHAT IF THEY DO! 😀

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 months ago

davidstockport I don't want to wipe my bum with my hand.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 months ago

TheChimp Why not? - If you've been following hand washing recommendations, your hand will probably be cleaner than any toilet paper. But don't forget to wash it again afterwards.☺

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KimEwbank
KimEwbank3 months ago

My 12 year old has flu, not covid19 regular flu. it’s been so difficult trying to get hold of paracetamol - the dr even said she couldn’t give her a prescription (I didn’t ask) as the pharmacy has ran out. There are 6 confirmed near us and the city has gone mad

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hspexy
hspexy3 months ago

I’m not fussed, but then I have a range of stores that still have supplies - not seemingly in abundance as they used to, but I’m not worried about whether or not they’re going to run out. I’m curious as to know their profit levels atm, as I’m sure they’re all making so much money - I’ve never seen shops this busy, not even during xmas

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RnD194hd
RnD194hd3 months ago

Sainsburys chief executive has said they have now put restrictions on a selection of items like toiletries and medical items

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas3 months ago

I don’t think this is acceptable And is very selfish brands like lidl are limiting things like packs of loo roll to 2 per customer in order to be fair

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Mentor
3 months ago

The world has gone completely mad in my humble opinion. All I can say is that Danny Boyle's '28 Days' has become a reality. I think the phrase 'keep calm and carry on' has never been more important.

We can all take precautions, but life must continue in a sensical way. There really is no need to panic buy anything. Or have I got this completely wrong?

Hopefully I will be here on Monday to fight the good fight!!!

Xx

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644683 months ago

I agree with you Ceebers, that everyone should be taking precautions and washing their hands more often, but people should still carry on with life.

We haven’t yet been advised to panic buy or stock up so it’s a shame that so many people are raiding the essentials as there are other people who cannot afford to stock up and have to go without essentials as other people want 140 toilet rolls to themselves, or they want to make a few ££ out of people’s personal hygiene and re sell the item for 10 times the price!!

I hope everyone stays safe and things gets get back to normal before long 🤞🏻 xx

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nina090976
nina0909763 months ago

It should be limited,I can't believe we got to this state,beyond me.

I have one bottle of hand sanitiser&a few bottles of liquid handwash,which I purchased before all this panic buying.

What I find disgusting is, that people have been buying baby formula for their tea/coffee as a substitute...

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HannahJean
HannahJean3 months ago

Yes it’s bloody ridiculous I have been to 3 different supermarkets just to feed my 6 month old ( milk ) it’s outrageous don’t know what the hell is going on with the whole loo role thing 🤔🤔

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees3 months ago

Yeah, we wouldn't be in this mess if certain eejits hadn't started the bulk buying craze unnecessarily! Time to put a stop to it.

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Mummy18
Mummy183 months ago

Yes they should. I think the whole world has gone mad. Who the hell needs that much anti bac unless they had other intentions to sell it on for a profit. It’s ridiculous and very selfish.

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angemski
angemski3 months ago

I'm so pleased to hear that Iceland are dedicating one hour for the elderly to shop - it seems like common sense will prevail. Hopefully more businesses will follow so that the more vulnerable will be able to cope.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin3 months ago

They deffo should be limiting what people can buy and the amount of 1 certain product you can buy. Was in ALDI earlier when they opened and was told that we could only buy 4 of each product and i know some places like tesco and asda are limiting it to 2 per customer.

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