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billryan
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November 17th, 2020 at 8:13:46 AM permalink
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As of today, Washington State has increased restrictions. All grocery stores and retail can operate at 25% capacity. Bars are closed, indoor dining at restaurants is closed but delivery and take out OK. All gyms, theaters, museums, etc are closed.

Unclear what 25% capacity for Safeway is, but the store will have only one entrance open.



The Safeway in Bisbee is the only supermarket for about 35-40 miles and went to 25% capacity months ago. They made getting into the store a bit of an obstacle and had two people posted outside with a clicker to count people as they entered and left. I personally never had to wait but read grumblings on facebook and the like. Just last week, they removed the obstacle course but still have reduced capacity. The one way aisles still remain, but the US military has had them in their stores for years and I think they are a great idea.
ChumpChange
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November 17th, 2020 at 8:19:57 PM permalink
I'm always going the wrong way down these aisles. I'd lose my pedestrian license quick.
AZDuffman
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November 18th, 2020 at 4:21:33 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

I'm always going the wrong way down these aisles. I'd lose my pedestrian license quick.



Some lady said to me "hey, you are going the wrong way!"

I told her she had no idea where I was going.


That's a joke. But a Karen once complained my nose was not in my mask as SHE was going the wrong way.
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AZDuffman
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November 18th, 2020 at 8:32:07 AM permalink
Explain how the virus caused this?

12 oz Rice Krispies: $3.79
24 oz Rice Krispies: $1.50



Same endcap shelf!
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rawtuff
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November 18th, 2020 at 11:27:03 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Some lady said to me "hey, you are going the wrong way!"

I told her she had no idea where I was going.



After reading the above I imagine you go shopping like this these days:


cmlotito
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November 18th, 2020 at 5:20:13 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Explain how the virus caused this?

12 oz Rice Krispies: $3.79
24 oz Rice Krispies: $1.50



Same endcap shelf!



It didn't. Pricing like that has been going on for years. Manufacturer gives good price on one size versus another to a grocery chain which can lead to a question like yours. I'm surprised it still catches people off guard.

I work in an affluent suburb outside of Washington DC. Cleaning supplies have been in short supply since March. As have the "good" paper products (Bounty, Brawny, Charmaine). Our company seems to be rotating which stores get the name brand paper products since March. It doesn't matter what we order, they just send us what they send us. When we do get the name brands then people snatch it up quickly. My favorite off brand toilet paper name is Sweety. First time I saw it I thought it said Sweaty. Made me chuckle.

People in my stores neighborhood have the money to buy us out and are not afraid to panic buy before people in other areas even begin to think about it. Our sales skyrocketed in February and full month before the NBA closed. It was a good time. Lines down the aisles like it was a snow scare, unlimited overtime and didn't have to wear a mask. In fact I didn't wear a mask at work until it was mandated by the Governor.

I was pretty sick, for me, for about a week and a half back in late January. Did I have C-19? I don't know. But I went home from work early twice and missed another day entirely. Only other time I missed that much work was from kidney stones.

Business has been picking up lately. Not sure if it is just pre-Thanksgiving buying or something more.
AZDuffman
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November 18th, 2020 at 5:30:30 PM permalink
Quote: cmlotito

It didn't. Pricing like that has been going on for years. Manufacturer gives good price on one size versus another to a grocery chain which can lead to a question like yours. I'm surprised it still catches people off guard.



I get some of it but same endcap? Now, if you looked fast you would assume the smaller one was the sale price. One one hand it is flipping blatant. OTOH, if you are too stupid to not read the sign, well, I file that under the same as casino does not force anyone to play Keno. Same store had Werther's Originals for like $4.95 but ringing for $1! As good as a gaffed slot! I sheared not skinned the sheep for about two weeks until they caught that one.

Meanwhile, Dollar General had I forget what on sale for, get this, $0.05 off! Of about a $2 item!

No wonder the 6:5 tables get play.

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I work in an affluent suburb outside of Washington DC. Cleaning supplies have been in short supply since March. As have the "good" paper products (Bounty, Brawny, Charmaine). Our company seems to be rotating which stores get the name brand paper products since March. It doesn't matter what we order, they just send us what they send us. When we do get the name brands then people snatch it up quickly. My favorite off brand toilet paper name is Sweety. First time I saw it I thought it said Sweaty. Made me chuckle.

People in my stores neighborhood have the money to buy us out and are not afraid to panic buy before people in other areas even begin to think about it. Our sales skyrocketed in February and full month before the NBA closed. It was a good time. Lines down the aisles like it was a snow scare, unlimited overtime and didn't have to wear a mask. In fact I didn't wear a mask at work until it was mandated by the Governor.

I was pretty sick, for me, for about a week and a half back in late January. Did I have C-19? I don't know. But I went home from work early twice and missed another day entirely. Only other time I missed that much work was from kidney stones.

Business has been picking up lately. Not sure if it is just pre-Thanksgiving buying or something more.



Of course there is some pre-Thanksgiving, but I think that stocking up is happening. Maybe not the wholesale we saw in March, but at the least lots of copy canning. Preppers like myself tend to keep most staples in stock, the public may finally be getting into prep.
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Gialmere
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November 25th, 2020 at 8:57:43 AM permalink
Last week the paper aisle at my store was around 20% of normal. I shopped yesterday and it's now completely empty.

Fortunately, I only needed paper towels and was able to get a pack of napkins a few aisles over where the paper plates and plasticware are sold.
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Mosca
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November 25th, 2020 at 12:12:43 PM permalink
NE PA. Two weeks ago everything was pretty much normal; now, toilet paper and paper towels are limited, and down to the bare essentials. All are no-name brands in small sizes.

Surface cleaners are the same, they are limited in quantity and all no-name brands.

Everything else seems normal. Pasta is all there, canned soups are fine, meat, vegetables, cheese, dairy, eggs, everything seems pretty much okay. Laundry detergent and dish detergent are all fine.
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Gialmere
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December 14th, 2020 at 7:17:08 AM permalink
Here's a new experience for me.

My car broke down on the way to work today. I called AAA and waited an hour for the tow truck. Once my car was loaded, the driver informed me that, due to covid, I couldn't ride with him in his cab. There's a new procedure.

As I write this, I'm sitting in my car on the back of the flatbed being transported to the auto shop.

It's cold.
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