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Panic buying

Post by ROBERT103 » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 9:11 am

Seems everyone is panic buying again, looks like the panic buy is going to go on for a while.

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Post by bgd » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40 am

Having just come back from the supermarket I see little evidence of that. Generally stocked shelves and no queues.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:22 pm

bgd wrote:
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40 am
Having just come back from the supermarket I see little evidence of that. Generally stocked shelves and no queues.
Perhaps because many switched to online purchasing. You have to make some serious hunt to get any slot in places like Redmart or Amazon Prime. The choice is also significantly reduced.

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Re: Panic buying

Post by Spanisheyes » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 5:08 pm

ROBERT103 wrote:
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 9:11 am
Seems everyone is panic buying again, looks like the panic buy is going to go on for a while.
Yeah.. seemingly i think the panic buy will go on until the virus died down.

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Re: Panic buying

Post by abbby » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 5:48 pm

x9200 wrote:
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:22 pm
bgd wrote:
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40 am
Having just come back from the supermarket I see little evidence of that. Generally stocked shelves and no queues.
Perhaps because many switched to online purchasing. You have to make some serious hunt to get any slot in places like Redmart or Amazon Prime. The choice is also significantly reduced.
I had a little difficulty online, there were no time slot and I was literally (truly) running out of toilet paper... [-o< I waited 2 days before I could get a slot.
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Re: Panic buying

Post by bgd » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 7:43 pm

abbby wrote:
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 5:48 pm
I had a little difficulty online, there were no time slot and I was literally (truly) running out of toilet paper... [-o< I waited 2 days before I could get a slot.
Or you could have just gone to your local supermarket and picked up a packet or two. No shortage this morning. :D

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Re: Panic buying

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:06 pm

Agreed. NTUC-NEX almost all shelves fully restocked. Only Corn beef, individually frozen Sandia chicken wings and Toman (Snakehead) Otherwise, plenty of sanitizer, paper goods, meats, poultry, veggies and fruits in abundance.

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Re: Panic buying

Post by x9200 » Thu, 26 Mar 2020 9:30 am

bgd wrote:
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 7:43 pm
abbby wrote:
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 5:48 pm
I had a little difficulty online, there were no time slot and I was literally (truly) running out of toilet paper... [-o< I waited 2 days before I could get a slot.
Or you could have just gone to your local supermarket and picked up a packet or two. No shortage this morning. :D
It's sort of ironic that I hardly ever visited physical shops like this in past few years and now when I am supposed to avoid mingling with people I am forced to do so :)
Anyway, looks like the said on-line shops basically ration the slots. They appear available semi-random way and it goes in packs so not like somebody canceled one making it available to the others.

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