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    Or the other thing is I think the timing of this. I think people have over bought and now may be tight on cash flow and are in a panic. I hear a lot of people saying they cannot pay April's bills so even if you did not over buy you may be looking for cash.

    I know at my work we have reminded our staff of return policies as we have customers contacting us saying they cannot pay which usually leads to returns increasing to get some cash flow.

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    @Shwa Girl for the life of me I cannot understand who is trying to return those things and why?
    It's not like paper products turn bad??
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkonby View Post
    @Shwa Girl for the life of me I cannot understand who is trying to return those things and why?
    It's not like paper products turn bad??
    As a generalized simplification, people who bought so much they now want to return some or all of their purchases weren't being completely rationally in the first place, so it's not a major shock that they still aren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaria View Post
    why are people buying up all the bread? its perishable.. it was empty on all the shelves..
    Bread freezes and thaws quite well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaria View Post
    i have one hand sanitizer but its over 2 years old.. do you think it will still work?
    It's mainly alcohol and aloe (basically) -- as long as it's been sealed shut all this time so the alcohol didnt evaporate, you should be fine.
    Also, read the label and ensure that it exceeds 60% alcohol content. Otherwise, it's pointless.

    Really your best combatant is a frequent and vigourous wash with soap and water. And dont touch your face.

    The Covid-19 virus cant penetrate your skin, but can enter through eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkonby View Post
    @Shwa Girl for the life of me I cannot understand who is trying to return those things and why?
    It's not like paper products turn bad??
    walkonby, I am guessing that the same people who got the idea to buy from social media, are also learning that it is getting difficult to return or resell. For example, one guy bought over 17000 bottle of hand sanitizer and is now banned from Amazon. Local social media banned him too. I think police were planning to pay him a visit. I think he finally donated to health care places that needed it.

    I also heard that in the US some hospitals have no masks and people who hoarded masks are donating these too.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/t...n-sellers.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatdone View Post
    I think the hoarding is going to get worse because Trudeau just stopped all entry into the country unless you are a citizen or a permanent resident or a us citizen
    How are these things connected?
    The border is only closed to casual travel. Commerce will still flow.

    Any food, supplies, ingredients, etc that are used to make items here, will still be allowed into the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaria View Post
    why are people buying up all the bread? its perishable.. it was empty on all the shelves.. one store only had bagels and muffins... rcss had some store-baked bread in stock though.. what are people doing with all this bread at once....

    i have one hand sanitizer but its over 2 years old.. do you think it will still work?
    @Aquaria, I think it's garbage The manufacturer tests the hand sanitizer and puts an expiry date based on their tests. They test to see if the hand sanitizer will kill bacteria/yeast/mold/viruses.

    As the alcohol evaporates over time, the percentage of your hand sanitizerís active ingredient drops, making it less effective.
    https://www.healthline.com/health/do...why-it-expires


    Suggestion: use soap and water instead. If going out, wear your winter gloves to hold on to shopping carts. Keep your hands away from your face. Wash hands with soap and water as soon as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhlombardy View Post
    How are these things connected?
    The border is only closed to casual travel. Commerce will still flow.

    Any food, supplies, ingredients, etc that are used to make items here, will still be allowed into the country.

    I think people are going to over react to this news that it is not just what they see on tv and read about on social media but it is actually really happening here. So they will start buying way above normal what they would normally purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Evans View Post
    i thought it would be a good idea to have a thermometer in the house...(just in case) i called walmart & they had one left, but i was too scared to go . im having ALOT of anxiety with this dam pandemic....anyone else afraid to "breathe deep"....
    I have 2 of these tempurature guns. Firstly, we use for cooking. Secondly, it's a laser toy for Muffy. Thirdly, we can now take our temperatures.

    That's what I call a hat trick.
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    we also have 1, hubby ordered it from amazon a long time ago and it's mainly used for checking the temperature of food and oil for frying
    we have an electronic ear thermometer that we bought for our babies
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    I have 2 of these tempurature guns. Firstly, we use for cooking. Secondly, it's a laser toy for Muffy. Thirdly, we can now take our temperatures.

    That's what I call a hat trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purdee View Post
    we also have 1, hubby ordered it from amazon a long time ago and it's mainly used for checking the temperature of food and oil for frying
    we have an electronic ear thermometer that we bought for our babies
    Things have come a long way.
    When my kids were babies, there were glass thermometers that you put under your tongue or stick it up your butt.
    Then we had this strip that you put on your forehead.
    I never owned the electric ear ones, I checked my kids temperature by putting my lips on their forehead.
    Thank goodness my kids were not sick very often.

    Stay safe everyone.
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    For those that have not heard already this is a interesting read

    https://nationalpost.com/news/covid-...navirus-totals
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    @ everyone that read/reply about my questions -- thank you! i haven't used the "unknown expiry date" hand sanitizer... i had a few purell individual wipes left (one-time use ones) so i was rationing.. so far, i just use paper tissue to open doors..
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    Wow... List of "essential" workplaces is so long...
    https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-ess...939.1583266696
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    I saw a post on facebook from someone that works at a Walmart customer service desk, showing 7 or 8 big containers of formula. Said it was panic bought, then returned because the people claimed they didn't need it anymore.
    And it all went in the garbage.
    Such a waste.
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    Interesting face book post

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    Truer words have not been spoken sharing:



    Sorry if I lose any of you, but I need to get this off my chest. Your gloves
    and masks youíre wearing to the grocery store? Not going to help you. In
    fact, likely to do more harm. Hereís why:

    1. As soon as you touch anything with your gloves theyíre contaminated.
    Seriously. Grocery cart? Thatís on your gloves. Touch your gloves to a
    can of soup? Transfer of germs. Wear those gloves into the car? Now
    on your steering wheel. I wear them at work for one task and remove. Then wash.
    Put on a new pair. I go through dozens in a shift. Just wash wash wash. Over
    and over.

    2. That mask, itís not helping you. Itís no more effective than staying
    6feet away from someone. If you stay home, you donít need it. You know who
    needs it? Me. I canít start IVs, do cpr, suction airways and give meds
    from 6feet away. I NEED THE MASK. You should also know that after wearing
    a paper mask for roughly half an hour, the moisture from your breathing makes
    it penetrable. Itís no longer effective for you anyway. But it works for me to
    provide care to a single patient and remove it. If 5 of you didnít use masks,
    Iíd be protected for care of 5 patients.

    3. Just stay home. I swear to you if I could I would. Open your windows. Clean
    out the fridge. Watch some Netflix. Itís a staycation. Just do it. So many
    people praising healthcare workers for going in and doing our jobs. Itís nice,
    but the best thank you we can get is to commit to stopping the spread. You
    might say when this is all over, it wasnít as bad as we said it would be.
    Thatís because what we advised worked. And if you want to complain about it
    being overkill, go for it. Iíll happily keep my mouth shut while you shame us
    for inconveniencing you.

    4. Be kind. Please and thank you.



    With love, Nurse Nancy

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