What Stuff Has Sold out at Your Supermarket?

so far, my one as of today is
Bread
Pasta
Pasta Sauce
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Tissues
Sanitizer
Meat
Canned beans/spaghetti
Panadol etc
Laundry Powder (almost all gone)

I wonder what will go next, or when things will go back to normal or get better

Comments

  • +18 votes

    Nappies
    Baby wipes

    Absolute bastards out there - FFS my child’s poop ain’t gonna clean itself!

    • +4 votes

      What size ?
      Just have a large box of Amazon nappies wrong delivery in Garage .

      • +2 votes

        are you around marrickville/dulwich hill area? i lost my parcel from amazon. Nappies and silicon for mum.

        • -2 votes

          lol

    • +1 vote

      Jump on Amazon Prime.

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        I need size 5 and it appears unavailable at amazon?

      • +1 vote

        One packet of spaghetti is a cool $71.

    • +19 votes

      I've never been more grateful to my wife. She's toilet-trained all 3 kids to go to the toilet before their shower. Saving on nappies + saving on TPs!

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      You should have changed your behaviour to adopt to this new reality.

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      use chux wipes as nappy liners

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      Cut up some old tee-shirts and other material and use as re-usable wipes (wash them in high temp wash to sterilise). Also Cloth nappies are a good option too. Save money, save the environment, don’t need to worry about low stock in supermarkets.

  • +1 vote

    pancake mix in the shaker bottles

  • +37 votes

    silly thing is there is a chinese grocery next to coles at my local one

    and the instant noodle section is absolutely full

    • +10 votes

      Went to the Indian shop last night as I was out of a few spices (and you get a huge packet for the same price as a tiny masterfoods jar at the supermarket!). They had just got a pallet of rice in! Winner!! The entire shop was decimated though…

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        Was it just basmati rice or other varieties too?

      • +2 votes

        In the context of "out a few spices but plenty of everything else" what does the entire shop was decimated mean?

    • +4 votes

      Same goes for the green grocer next to woolies. Full of paper towel, pasta, canned food, etc

      • +3 votes

        the utter stupitdy of some people ,

        youd think if you were desperate or had some common sense, youd go next door and have a look

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      Yeah was easy to grab rice pasta and meat at Chinese stores… Perhaps people don’t want to be seen in them lol

      • +1 vote

        Good old racism at work.

  • +1 vote

    Papadums, would you believe!

    • +31 votes

      did u just post a link to show us all what papadums are??…
      how many people live in your town?

      • -20 votes

        takes less time than it is for you to write yours :)
        git gud

        • +9 votes

          Could you translate this post to english please?

          • +3 votes

            @ozbjunkie: Translation: "Stark owls wisdom sugarcane mulch paparazzi network cable though to" - makes no sense to me.

            • -1 vote

              @CocaKoala: Made sense to 10 neg voters

              • +4 votes

                @payton: Quite the opposite I'd imagine. Downvotes for nonsensical replies.

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                @payton: Magnesium cabbage handle, yes.

    • +3 votes

      Papa-what? Oh.

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  • +25 votes

    all meat pies! :(

    all this grocery stuff was funny until i went to coles today and found them all sold out! thats the first and last straw for me, somone has really gota stop this corona guy now!!

    • +1 vote

      Damn these Mexicans and their beer. I’m pretty sure you can mimic the symptoms if you drink enough beer.

      • +2 votes

        yeah a few Irish blokes had the Guinness virus yesterday.

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      meat pies were on 1/2 price at woolies :)

  • +3 votes

    Coles took their catalogue offline due to it all. that's new.

    • +1 vote

      I got my postal mail today and no coles catalogue

      But woolies was there

      • +2 votes

        Dont expect either next week.

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          Wonder if Coles will update specials online?

          • +2 votes

            @kajke: I got an email from Coles overnight that said they’re switching to digital catalogues for now, with specials and recipes for what’s actually available.

            • +1 vote

              @elanda: Availability for some items varies so much depending upon the locality tho.

              • +2 votes

                @kajke:

                We do not want our customers to be disappointed that the specials they have spotted in the catalogue are not available at their local store due to the unprecedented level of demand we have seen in recent days.
                https://www.coles.com.au/catalogue-announcement

                Sounds like a half-arsed excuse to me.
                Or more like "stop asking our staff "Where is this item?" whatever is on the shelves is what it is!" ???

                • +3 votes

                  @capslock janitor: Basic advertising laws, they can't legally advertise a discounted item that they don't have stock for. So since they currently can't estimate their stock levels with any certainty, no advertising.

      • +1 vote

        Marketing is the last thing they need to be spending money on when they're facing unprecedented demand, they're struggling to scale whilst playing chicken with the demand period.

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      Specials may vary depending on the store, but catalogue can still be viewed using third party sites.

      https://www.latestcatalogues.com/coles/coles-catalogue-from-...
      https://www.catalogueau.com/coles/coles-catalogue-18-24-mar-...

      Can also browse their specials manually.

  • +22 votes

    Also, thats what I found interesting. My Woolies. Mince meat all gone of course. walked 20 feet to the My Butchers and got mince at the same price..

    • +13 votes

      Wait, where is this butcher, I’ll get the mob…

      • +15 votes

        20 feet

        America

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          Or just an older person, or someone who talks to Americans or older people.

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      Yep mince was all gone yesterday at my local Coles.

    • +1 vote

      What is a butcher?

    • +7 votes

      Has everyone decided "If I have to self isolate, I'm going to punish myself even further by eating crap food!" i.e. mince and rice! You can hoard steak, roast lamb etc! But please don't, there's no need!

    • -2 votes

      Safeway are the fresh food people. I bet your butcher isn't lol. I'd just wait for more stock at Safeways

      • +1 vote

        Fresh food people, yeah right.

      • +2 votes

        Wow, you must have a shocking butcher if it isn't as good as a supermarket!

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        Satire is lost on this crowd, mate. :-)

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        You know the meat at coles and woolies are frozen and stored for a few weeks before selling to the public yeah…?

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          That's not true.

          It's stored very cold with gas to make it last longer.

  • +20 votes

    This is a good opportunity for people to shop at places other than Coles, Woolworths and Aldi.

    • -2 votes

      NEVER!!

    • +1 vote

      the butcher shop was full of shoppers!

    • +1 vote

      i went to about 20 stores in brisbane today, coles, woolies, reject shop, officeworks, big w, target, convenience stores, bunch of pharmacies, etc, not 1 single toilet roll anywhere, and i haven't found any in weeks. Even the online sites ive never heard of before today that sell bulk toilet paper are all 100% sold out, everything is sold out everywhere. This idea that it's all fine if u just avoid the duopoly is rubbish im sorry, at least for TP.

      That said i went to an asian grocer and stocked up on some great noodlies so at least i got that.

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        We stitched hems on flannel squares (about 8-10cm) to use for no.1. We have a lidded plastic container for the used, marker "used".

        Works great & saves a lot of TP.

        May go to #2 if it keeps up (using different cloth).

    • +1 vote

      My feel good dream is that people will engage with their local community and eat at home instead of relying on eating out. Support local, but actually for real this time.

  • +2 votes

    ALL the meat. Potatoes. Pasta sauce. Nappies. TP.

    • +2 votes

      Nooo Anything but potatoes

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      mine had heaps of meat. It was pretty much ONLY toilet paper and pasta. Pasta sauce, meat, paper towels, they had heaps of that. Didn't go down the chemist aisle though.

      Bought a box of extra strong tissues as my emergency tp.

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        Bought a box of extra strong tissues as my emergency tp.

        Good for emergency, but if you don't want to risk clogged pipes, do not flush, but dispose of in the garbage.
        Even Kleenex has this to say:

        Even though it may surprise you, the following household items are not designed to break down after you flush them down the toilet:

        • Paper towels and facial tissues

        Someone also shared in a post here recently, that tissues caused this problem for them, requiring a costly fix.

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          doh. I read today tissues are ok. I feel extra strong is about the equivalent of quilton just to feel it. It's certainly not like paper towels.

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            @jonathonsunshine: I am sure it is not guaranteed to cause a problem - it is just how cautious you want to be.

            When I got this toilet paper, I still did a test first, just to be sure it really breaks down better than facial tissue. Clogged pipes would be a real headache, especially now! :-)

  •  

    Starting to get tempted to get 48 rolls of TP given the demand the shops are still getting

    • +1 vote

      For a 1-person household?! Wouldn't that last a couple of years?

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        Last them till the next coronavirus.

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      Newspapers will do. Any paper, A4, old journal, bills, anything. Squash the half of page, will get soft as toilet paper. No newspapers-there is water. No water-well, then is a problem.

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        Newspaper circulation figures (Print) are going to skyrocket.

      • +1 vote

        The problem with Newspaper is ink transference.

  • +1 vote

    Lube

    • +14 votes

      Not sure if that's a joke but all the condoms have been cleared out at my locals since Sunday . Went in yesterday, the cling wraps and hair ties were gone. I wonder if people are planning on DIY-ing their own prophylactics.

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        Maybe they’ve heard if you put cling wrap on it, it lasts longer.

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          your wang or the condom?

        • +1 vote

          hairties and cling wrap last longer, max pressure

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        Just long term social planning. Need to get started on replacing the lost population, condoms impact that. 🙃

        • +2 votes

          I'm so glad I got the snip shortly after my 3rd one was born. I've done my bit for the survival of the species. Couldn't think of anything worse than having a pregnant wife during these uncertain times.

          • +25 votes

            @DisabledUser102420:

            Couldn't think of anything worse than having a pregnant wife during these uncertain times.

            If you've had the snip I'd imagine a pregnant wife would be bad news at any time.

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              @ssquid: Not necessarily. You can still get sperm extracted and use it to impregnate someone after you've had the snip.

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            @DisabledUser102420: Especially from what we've learnt from the Dutch winter famine and epigenetics!

            • +6 votes

              @ihbh: For those playing at home: women who were pregnant during a 1944 famine in the Netherlands known as the Dutch Hunger Winter had children and grandchildren who were unusually small or prone to diabetes and obesity.
              Animal studies have also found that a stress to a parent, such as exposing a pregnant mouse to toxic chemicals or mildly shocking a mouse father to make it fear an odor, can result in effects such as infertility or changes in behavior that persist for two generations or more yet can’t be explained by genetic mutations.

              The book that would make most would-be fathers break into a cold sweat is Sperm Wars: infidelity , sexual conflict , and other bedroom battles by evolutionary biologist, Robin Baker.

              • +1 vote

                @DisabledUser102420: Apparently the plastics in the environment are crashing sperm count as well. We seem to find endless ways to torture other creatures, don’t we?

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                @DisabledUser102420: That's some interesting info.
                Think I'll give that book a read. Thanks JJB :)