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    Panic buying hits Birmingham as customers form huge queues ahead of new national lockdown - Birmingham Live

    Panic buying hits Birmingham as customers form huge queues ahead of new national lockdown

    There were empty shelves as shoppers snapped up everything from loo roll to pasta yesterday, even though politicians and experts urged people not to panic buy

    Do they know it's Christmas lockdown? Shoppers hit Oxford Street and queue for Primark | Daily Mail Online

    Supermarkets have started rationing their products again after panic-buying hordes descended on food shops across the country today ahead of the UK's second national lockdown on Thursday.

    A Tesco supermarket in Ely, Cambridgeshire, has put limits on essential goods such as toilet rolls, flour and eggs.


    Supermarkets have been urging people not to stockpile items, but customers appear to be taking no notice and are buying large amount of non-essential items and cupboard goods, just as they did back in March before the first national lockdown.
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    Someone should do a study on who the average panic buyer is. Fecking morons for sure, but perhaps there's a genuine reason why these people keep doing this knowing feck all changes from Thu supermarket-wise.

    Also, how hard would it be for supermarkets to simply roll out 2 packs per person for some items?

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    Buy toilet paper, batteries and plasma rifles in the 40 watt range (make sure batteries match your model!)

    The rest you’ll get from other stock pilers


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    Quote Originally Posted by dsc View Post
    Someone should do a study on who the average panic buyer is. Fecking morons for sure, but perhaps there's a genuine reason why these people keep doing this knowing feck all changes from Thu supermarket-wise.

    Also, how hard would it be for supermarkets to simply roll out 2 packs per person for some items?
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    People are also panic buying clothes.

    There are long queues outside Primark....

    People must be dressing up for their zoom calls.
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    As long as there is no rush to do MOT/service on Wed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    People are also panic buying clothes.

    There are long queues outside Primark....

    People must be dressing up for their zoom calls.
    This at least makes more sense since primark will be closed.

    It doesn't make sense to stockpile from a store that's going to stay open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayn200 View Post
    This at least makes more sense since primark will be closed.

    It doesn't make sense to stockpile from a store that's going to stay open.
    Open store does not mean full shelves for the stuff you want

    Either way stocking up ought to be done before panic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post

    There were empty shelves as shoppers snapped up everything from loo roll to pasta yesterday, even though politicians and experts urged people not to panic buy ..
    FFS! You'd think after the last lockdown these mutton-headed imbeciles would have taken the opportunity to buy and put aside a few extra supplies of bog rolls and pasta!

    I mean it isn't as if they cost a fortune, or take up much room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    FFS! You'd think after the last lockdown these mutton-headed imbeciles would have taken the opportunity to buy and put aside a few extra supplies of bog rolls and pasta!
    Tell me about that - I've got enough pasta for 5 more lockdowns and toilet paper 10 teachers detached houses...

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