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      03-12-2020, 07:45 PM   #45
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Surprised they allowed that hoarder to buy up all of that TP.

I was at my local Market Street and they had all water limited to two per shopper. TP was "wiped out"....
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Problem is those panicking make it hard on everyone else... No wipes, so everyone with babies is screwed! Want to just clean your house, you're screwed. Etc., etc...

Fact is, the REGULAR Flu in the U.S...

Since 2010, the flu has killed from 12,000 to 79,000 people annually in the U.S. and affected about 9.3 million to 49 million annually... This is the U.S. alone!

So who is propogating this ridiculousness? Spreading fear, manifesting panick!?!?

Can tell you that there's a lot of money being made right now and it's not on toilet paper or N95's.
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Not a household good but stocked up on some shot gun shells... other than that, nothing different than any other flu season with immune-compromised child.
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Problem is those panicking make it hard on everyone else... No wipes, so everyone with babies is screwed! Want to just clean your house, you're screwed. Etc., etc...

Fact is, the REGULAR Flu in the U.S...

Since 2010, the flu has killed from 12,000 to 79,000 people annually in the U.S. and affected about 9.3 million to 49 million annually... This is the U.S. alone!

So who is propogating this ridiculousness? Spreading fear, manifesting panick!?!?

Can tell you that there's a lot of money being made right now and it's not on toilet paper or N95's.
We have vaccines and treatments for the flu. There is no vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus.
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We have vaccines and treatments for the flu. There is no vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus.
You may want to say that again... For the ill inormed. No pun.
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Well really there is no treatment for the flu, it is really about treating/managing the symptoms and yes Tamiflu is part of that. They are still studying if Tamiflu is effective for corona. Yes, vaccine is not available yet...
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if you think that the flu vaccine and tamiflu are 100% going to save you or anyone from the flu you're mistaken

flu vaccine is generally 40-60% effective. in 2018 it was only 29% effective. its a guessing game every year as to which flu strains to vaccinate for.

tamiflu and antivirals might shorten your symptoms duration by a day in a healthy individual, if you give it within 48 hours of symptoms, thats it. It has not been shown to prevent pneumonia or hospitalization.
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Surprised they allowed that hoarder to buy up all of that TP.

I was at my local Market Street and they had all water limited to two per shopper. TP was "wiped out"....
Yeah, totally unnecessary and ridiculous. For laughs, I looked on Amazon, they are wiped out too.

I think when the market opens tomorrow, I’m buying shares of Proctor and Gamble.
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Why do ppl buy water, you have the exact same water that's in the bottle coming from your tap. Get a soda steam and you got soda water, add some lemon juice and it's delicious
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Why do ppl buy water, you have the exact same water that's in the bottle coming from your tap. Get a soda steam and you got soda water, add some lemon juice and it's delicious
8 can only gather that if there happens to be a issue with the local water municipality or contamination.
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Mandeep aka “Manny”: you a very verrry bad man !

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...sol-wipes.html
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3 pages of this and only one real car-guy response:

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I have roughly 1000 microfiber towels for detailing...... worst case Ill have to use those. Haha
but what grade of microfiber is best for TP use? Needs a thread on the detailing forum
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In these times I'm thankful for my families health and if ever quarantined Netflix and Amazon Prime, my watch list is enormous and I could easily bunker down. I just bought an Anthem receiver, the sound quality is leagues ahead of my lower level Yamaha
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but what grade of microfiber is best for TP use? Needs a thread on the detailing forum
I mean my high GSM eagle edgeless towel with a couple of sprays of beadmaker would be delightful but expensive. Id probably use my old general purpose towels.
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Years ago, I made a mini fire pit out of an ammo can. I can just toss a grate from my grill on top if I run out of propane for that. Walk to the woods & grab some wood to burn.

It's not going to get to this level, folks.
Yeah, if you can survive on your own for like 2 months you should be fine. It is really funny what people are buying. I see people on FB marketplace selling dust masks for $20 each... smh. People are assholes, stuff like this is supposed to make people compassionate, not greedy.
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The worst part for me is trying to find food at this point. I have Crohn's and have a limited diet. I can't survive on frozen pizzas and Ramen like some people can so it's becoming an annoying issue.

Thankfully mine isn't severe so I'm a little more flexible than others so I feel bad for everyone with severe dietary restrictions (my sister being one of them for other reasons). All of this panic buying shit is a nightmare....because people are assholes.
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Yeah, if you can survive on your own for like 2 months you should be fine. It is really funny what people are buying. I see people on FB marketplace selling dust masks for $20 each... smh. People are assholes, stuff like this is supposed to make people compassionate, not greedy.
We can certainly AGREE on this. That and these fuggers that are attempting (before the sites catch them or they get reported) to price gauge on Toilet Paper, Paper Towels or Disinfectant Wipes...
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https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...sol-wipes.html
I can see the headline of 'making $100K', but the site requires membership. Can you copy and paste the story?
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The worst part for me is trying to find food at this point. I have Crohn's and have a limited diet. I can't survive on frozen pizzas and Ramen like some people can so it's becoming an annoying issue.

Thankfully mine isn't severe so I'm a little more flexible than others so I feel bad for everyone with severe dietary restrictions (my sister being one of them for other reasons). All of this panic buying shit is a nightmare....because people are assholes.
Sorry to here this. Stay well and I pray for ALL of you out there for Safety and Well Being....
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Sorry to here this. Stay well and I pray for ALL of you out there for Safety and Well Being....
Thank you, sir! Same to you and yours as well
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VANCOUVER—As Manny Ranga and his spouse, Violeta Perez, loaded up their Ford F-150 pickup exterior a Costco close to downtown Vancouver this week, some passersby couldn’t assist however cease and stare.

What stood out wasn’t simply the sheer quantity of the couple’s buy. It was the truth that it was all the identical product: Stacks upon stacks of Lysol disinfecting wipes.

“Is that each one for you?” one stranger requested.

“Cleansing firm,” Perez answered.

She was technically appropriate — they’d simply cleaned out the shop.

The couple say they’ve made a bundle previously three weeks hitting up each Costco retailer within the area every day, shopping for up as many Lysol wipes and liquid cleaners as they will — spending 1000’s of at a time — after which reselling them, totally on Amazon, to non-public people and corporations.

Amid the rising coronavirus outbreak, the hoarding and reselling of sure family provides to make a fast buck has turn into a world phenomenon, contributing to frenzied panic shopping for by customers who’ve been fed a gentle weight loss program of pictures of empty retailer cabinets on social media.

Ranga, 38, stated one six-pack of wipes that goes for $20 at Costco can fetch 4 occasions that on-line. (A verify of Amazon on Thursday confirmed six-pack was going for $89 underneath their vendor identify “Violeta & Sons Buying and selling Ltd.”)

After shelling out about $70,000 in bulk buys, Ranga stated they’ve made greater than $100,000 in gross sales.

“It’s a giant alternative with all these merchandise,” he stated.

Amazon was stated to be cracking down on “dangerous actors” who have been elevating costs on primary wants merchandise by blocking or eradicating provides. “There isn’t any place for worth gouging on Amazon,” the corporate stated, in line with media studies.

The federal government in Japan, in the meantime, reportedly launched new guidelines making the reselling of face masks for revenue against the law punishable by a one-year jail time period or a hefty nice.

Ken Whitehurst, government director of the Shoppers Council of Canada, stated Thursday that whereas it’s not clear what impression large-scale shopping for and promoting of merchandise is having on the general provide chain in Canada, he takes a dim view of people that would exploit feelings.

“It makes you queasy within the abdomen when individuals exploit an emergency solely for the aim of constructing few additional ,” he stated.

Retailers can all the time train casual provide administration by limiting how a lot of a product could be purchased at one time, he stated. Whereas there are legal guidelines geared toward addressing “unconscionable pricing,” authorities authorities will sometimes solely intervene in the event that they know that important security pursuits of the general public are being compromised.

The truth that the Japanese authorities stepped in with new guidelines on reselling masks sends a sign that it is a state of affairs the place “residents are in it collectively,” he stated.

“My statement is the Japanese authorities is making a press release that … people who find themselves doing this must cease and take into account the contribution they might be making to public hysteria.”

After filling up the mattress of his pickup with stacks of wipes, Ranga drove again to the couple’s Vancouver dwelling to unload the merchandise. Perez, 37, stayed behind, holding watch over a second trolley-load, whereas munching on a Costco scorching canine.

“Somebody’s making some huge cash,” stated a curious passerby.

Perez defined their enterprise enterprise was sparked a couple of weeks in the past once they went to the shop to purchase provides, together with hand sanitizer. A girl stopped them exterior the shop and provided to pay them double what they’d paid, she stated.

The couple, who describe themselves as dwelling builders, instantly noticed a possibility.

"The whole lot we do, we’re within the second,” she stated. “We’re hustlers.”

It’s easy provide and demand, Perez stated. And proper now, there’s “excessive demand.”

Daily, whereas a nanny cares for his or her three younger youngsters, the couple followers out throughout the area, hitting up Costcos in Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby working with fast effectivity.

Timing, she stated, is the whole lot. Present up later within the day and generally a variety of inventory is gone.

Perez stated whereas some Costco workers have responded to their day by day visits with a “good for you” perspective, some retailer managers greet them extra icily and have informed them buyer complaints are mounting.

The shop close to downtown Vancouver threatened to impose limits on how a lot might be bought at one time, Perez stated.

“It’s not honest,” she stated. “We’re not the one ones who do it.”

The Star reached out to Costco for remark however didn’t obtain a response.

The enterprise has became an all-consuming affair. Perez stated her husband opened a Fed-Ex account and acquired tape weapons and different delivery provides.

If consumers are native, he’ll make deliveries in particular person. In any other case, he’ll ship them by the submit workplace.

Perez stated she truly needed her husband to attend a pair extra weeks earlier than promoting, however he was too “excited” to get began.

Later, on the couple’s dwelling, as Ranga transferred one other truckload of wipes into his storage, he defined why he’s primarily specializing in wipes and cleansing liquids and never different in-demand merchandise, comparable to rest room paper.

Rest room paper packages are “too large” and “tougher to ship.” As a result of the six-pack wipes already are available in protecting wrap, he can simply slap on a delivery kind and ship it off.

His dwelling storage isn’t the one place the place he shops his merchandise; there’s additionally a automotive wash in south Vancouver the place he drops off provide, he stated.

Archipelago Auto Spa proprietor Jerry Hu later confirmed to the Star that he helps Ranga promote a number of the cleansing merchandise.

However it seems, he’s received his personal facet gig, too — promoting face masks.

Hu pointed to 1 nook of his automotive wash the place there was a small stack of stock. He stated he’s received about 50 containers left after shopping for 1000’s from suppliers in the US after which promoting them on WeChat and different social media channels.

Lots of his earlier consumers resold them to locations in China, he stated. Now his prospects are shopping for for home use.

He stated his revenue margins have ranged from 20 to 30 per cent.

Requested if he felt dangerous that he was probably depriving prospects of key provides throughout a well being disaster, Ranga famous that there are a lot of individuals shopping for provides and hoarding it for themselves. At the least he’s placing it again out for consumption.

“I’ve received to pay the payments. With a daily job, I gained’t be making this cash,” he stated, including, “I do know it gained’t final perpetually.”





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Toilet paper now possibly more valuable than money or real property, haha. Crazy!!! Why toilet paper?

We need tests!! Doctors cannot test for symptoms because of a lack of access to tests.. what a mess.
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