AHJAY
Love the info online about a Danish supermarket's clever approach to selfish buyers

One bottle of hand sanitiser, EU 5 each
Two or more, EU 134 each

Should make it law world wide :-)

Ahjay
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TCM
Like it Aj.
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Bunkerbarge
What I want to know is why the Italians, who are in a significantly worse situation than we are and now have more deaths than the Chinese, have still not resorted to panic buying and stockpiling.  Their supermarket shelves are full and everyone is buying as normal.

Does that say more about the Italians, or the British?
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newbryford
Probably because they're in lockdown and only allowed as and when required. 
If we were in the same situation, then our supermarket shelves would also be full.
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Ron Solly Sol
Then the Aussies are like the British - shelves bare as a babies bottom
Ron
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Julian
My daughter showed me a video clip taken in a supermarket 2 days ago.  Someone was appalled to see a woman piling packs of rolls into her trolley and filmed it.  She continued until there was only one pack on the shelf and eight in her trolley.  As she did so an, obviously frail, pensioner approached the shelf and picked up the last pack of toilet rolls, but before she could place the pack properly in her basket, the woman snatched the ninth pack from the pensioner's grasp and barged away.

I like the Danish idea, thanks Ahjay.  It's a much better solution than the dark thoughts of twenty lashes, which incidents like that keep prompting.

Julian
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Bunkerbarge
Now the Scots are complaining that the Highlands and Islands are becoming full of people escaping the virus in their heavily laden camper vans, caravans and RVs.

Things of such magnitude always seem to bring out the best in people and the worst!

Mind you I did see someone mention it was the biggest influx of pasta and bog rolls the country had ever seen!!
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Briperran
Bunkerbarge wrote:
Now the Scots are complaining that the Highlands and Islands are becoming full of people escaping the virus in their heavily laden camper vans, caravans and RVs.

Things of such magnitude always seem to bring out the best in people and the worst!

Mind you I did see someone mention it was the biggest influx of pasta and bog rolls the country had ever seen!!



The same is occurring here in Cornwall BB  there is beginning to be  a lot of local animosity about this people disregarding the advise to stay at home.
Here is a piccy taken 5 minutes ago note the empty beach car park its full and im sure other ones are.
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Brian
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Ruffnut Thorston
Wales is also seeing an influx of virus refugees...

The problem is that the incomers, even if they do own second homes ( no comment on that!) or static caravans, will add to the load on the local health services, and the drain on local supplies of everything, including the power grid, etc.
Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Pad-Ply-Pen

So so kind of the government to pay for all this.

How many out there are trying to make money out of this and businesses not passing on all they are supposed to 
How many scams will we learn about in the future at the tax payers expense
by individuals and firms no doubt about that.
There are more decent people than selfish but as always the selfish think only of themselves regardless of the common good.
Ban travel unless essential send them home.
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

As the person who took the last 4 powdered milk,and did not take down the old lady who grabbed the last 3 thin bleach, I can luckily say thanks to be a bit of a self sufficiency nut, and planning for Brexit, the chickens and their eggs have made me popular as I keep neighbours in stock - foc, I am watching my poor chickens ducks geese and goats in case of theft locally 3 goats and a pony have been nabbed, some poor farmer had sheep stolen, they had been butchered and evicerated on the field - clearly by someone who knew what they were doing, I a,m madly growing veggies, h4lping a near by neighbour who is one of the 1.5m vulnerable, only eggs she is vegetarian and has a god husband and so, one friend has been put on half pay his company says he’ll get the 80 percent when they do - but he is still working! Luckily my other half has hAd a home office for year and our land gives me plenty of excuse you to be out in the fine weather, someone here already said thank for for modelling so they had something to do, I am gardening gardening gardening to ensure -length of veggies to eat, as local farmers are struggling to do their work, pickers mostly foreigners went home, the shut downs effect them, and I have horrible visions of low food produce, and large price hikes, at least one neighbour is self employed and is rig8hly concerned if and when he might get cash help, it would have been easier if we had been at war, your too scared to go near others in case you catch it or worse pass it to someone else, and last week the first person I know and who came to us for a meal once a month died and he was tested before passing and had Coronavirus, and the death rate lags behind the case load by 2-6 weeks, we should be wearing masks,they cannot stop you getting it BUT they reduce how much you get and the lower the initial amount that hits you the longer your antibodies get to switch on before being overwhelmed.

Wear scales, gloves, consider marigolds gloves whic h you can wash, and please be safe, many people in this hobby are older and thus more vulnerable, play safe, use the phone or social media to stay in contact with friends. Soap is indeed brilliant against virus, it attacks the fatty part that holds virus together and helps collapse them. Cover your head hair eye nose mouth, and shower or bath when you have been out, in all likelihood sooner or later you’ll get it, so hope for a slight dose. Otherwise stay as healthy as much as possible, because if you are in the peak you can achieve it helps you once the Coronavirus hits you, if you body is not under attack from other issues as well. a good sleep, some gentle exercise, drink plenty, sleep well (hard for some but good sleep is good for you) I hope all those people who I have laughed and moaned with do well, and hope the same for others too. 

Jaz Avalley

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