QUESTION - why are people buying so much bogroll?

rampant

Well-known Member
so i see panic buying the world over, fights and all sorts breaking out over bogrolls..

is toilet paper seen as a cure for Corona?

cant fathom it really ...

regards.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
I expect someone started a rumour that we were all about to be boarded up in our homes for 2 weeks so people realised that six months worth of Bog roll should just see them through...
 

rampant

Well-known Member
its not just the UK though ... its a pandemic of bogroll hording ....

i'm in Thailand, and well - we don't use it so much for wiping our arses because we have a bumgun

fights and mexican standoffs over in Australia - and its like wtf....
 

Miss Mandy

Moderator
It is an odd one, my local supermarket had completely run out of both toilet roll and kitchen roll when I popped in today to try and do my normal weekly shop. I actually only went down two aisles before turning round and leaving as stocks were so poor.
No milk or bread left, the tinned food, pasta and pasta sauce shelves were empty too and a lot of the frozen foods were running low. The staff said they'd been really busy since about 6am and people were stockpiling.
I'm going to run out of bread and milk by Monday. The next nearest supermarket to me is 15 miles away, but I can't get there as my car's broken down. I've got a few days food in the freezer at least, but hopefully stocks improve by the middle of the week.
 

richp007

Distinguished Member
The worst thing amongst all this ridiculousness, is that nothing has actually changed with respect to our daily lives yet.

If the government begins to introduce any measures in the coming weeks, this is likely only going to get even worse. As people will probably panic further and think they need even more.

Unless I've missed something, I don't believe the apocalypse has arrived just yet.
 

Sonic67

Banned
Numerous things.

If you were self isolating for a few weeks then you want to make sure you have some.

Doesn't have a shelf life. You can buy a ton of it and it will eventually get used and won't go off.

It's bulky. If someone bought 50 tins of beans it's less noticeable than if someone buys 50 packets of toilet roll from the supermarket.

It's lightweight. Easy to carry a large bundle.

And people tend to misjudge how much to buy. Look at the run up to Christmas when people buy a ton of food and shops are only closing for a couple of days.


"What you've got to remember is that when 50 packs of toilet paper rolls disappear off shelves, you really notice it because they take up so much room," says Prof Debra Grace from Griffith University.

"It's much more noticeable than say 50 cans of baked beans or hand sanitiser disappearing."
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Be realistic though. How long does a toilet roll normally last? Complete guess, but I don't think we get through more than 1 roll per person per week. People are panic buying it.
 

Sonic67

Banned
I'm not stockpiling anything. Bought the same stuff I always buy.
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
I've got 54 toilet rolls coming from Amazon tomorrow.

I'm not hoarding, it's part of my quarterly subscribe and save delivery and I've got 18 left over from my last one.

If things get desperate I'll stick them up on the classifieds for a discount* price for my internet mates.





*-Let the bidding war begin, starting @ £20 per roll with free next day guaranteed to the toilet delivery service.








Note - Delivery not guaranteed.
 
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Smiffy 2

Well-known Member
They are sh*t scared???
 

Miss Mandy

Moderator
Managed to get back to Tesco this morning and got my shopping done. Nothing extravagant, just the usual weekly shop.
There are still stock issues on some things, but others were better. No brand name toilet roll left, but plenty of Tesco's own. No Tesco's pasta left, but there was stock of the branded stuff. Hand soap and sanitisers were also very low.
The only area that was empty was the frozen potato stuff. There were no chips, croquettes, wedges, etc. left at all.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
I've done the maths. For just the two of us bog roll will last at least 4 days. I've now got 4,000 days supply. :thumbsup: I'm going to eat a lot of hot curries to make the purchase worthwhile.

In all seriousness not a solitary roll left on the shelf in our local Sainsburys. What was also interesting was that was not a pot of multi vitamins left on the shelf and now it seems they are buying nappies in bulk as well.

Stupid, selfish people.
 

GoingGoingGone

Formerly 'doug56hl'
I've done the maths. For just the two of us bog roll will last at least 4 days. I've now got 4,000 days supply
You have 1,000 rolls? Perhaps recheck the maths, the decimal place seems to be out.:)
In all seriousness not a solitary roll left on the shelf in our local Sainsburys.
I'm not surprised if you've just bought 1,000 rolls of it.
Stupid, selfish people.
Says the person with 10.9 years supply...;)
 
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Ron Hilditch

Active Member
so i see panic buying the world over, fights and all sorts breaking out over bogrolls..

is toilet paper seen as a cure for Corona?

cant fathom it really ...

regards.
Strange! Always thought you sneezed through your nose and coughed through your mouth? Yet no one seems to be stock piling Kleenex.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
You have 1,000 rolls? Perhaps recheck the maths, the decimal place seems to be out.:)
I didn't say I could count.
Says the person with 10.9 years supply...;)
Bought a 16 pack a fortnight ago because it was on offer. Happy wiping ever since.

Where are people storing them, it's not as if they can be compressed. There's not enough room in my house to swing a cat let alone stockpile.

Anyway I'm just about in the at risk group. If I catch it do you think I should do a free raffle to members to see who wins my kit? No posting mind, you'll have to come and pick it up from the house. :devil:
 

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