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posted ago by Young_Patriot ago by Young_Patriot +113 / -0

A. Same as always. B. A little low in a few areas C. The supply shortage is here!

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Swervish 18 points ago +18 / -0

A same

Im seeing the inflation effect, but not any shortages.

Im in south-central TX, and my guess is that most of our processed food is being shipped out of Mexico. I am certain that our fresh produce is coming out of 'the valley' ... the fertile and produce friendly area just north of the Rio Grand.

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rooftoptendie 11 points ago +11 / -0

Our inflation has gone totally batshit too. Supermarket is getting effin ridiculous. Five effin dollars for bacon that used to go on sale to 2.75 sometimes before all this bullshit started. Eggs up from 5$ for 5 dozen... to around 7$ or so. Pork and beef are climbing. Cereal is out of control. Candy is out of control (I buy chocolate so get of my back people, I'm just noticing prices here). Oil is also getting really steep. Like peanut oil or olive oil etc.

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stray502 6 points ago +6 / -0

lol they are $7.50 here in Canada they used to be 4. You can get it on sale for $3.77 though.

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WhyAserverWasBuilt 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's really cheap compared to where I live

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rooftoptendie 4 points ago +4 / -0

those would be the prices for the cheapest grocery store in town. So other places would cost you more... I moved to this liberal shithole from an even bigger west coast liberal shithole, and there the groceries were all prolly +20% from what I'm paying now. So I feel ya, I remember having to pay megatropolis food-desert costs for groceries.

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harkk 4 points ago +4 / -0

Cereal is out of control and if the boxes get any smaller, you'll be able to carry a family size box in your hip pocket. I said if potato chips get any smaller, they'll just sell us an empty bag.

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Magistra 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cereal is garbage, make your own granola. Did you know that the rats that ate the cardboard box cereal comes in lived longer than the rats who ate the “food”? Look up extruded food dangers.

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harkk 1 point ago +1 / -0
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Magistra 1 point ago +1 / -0

Haha

There’re all sorts of interesting ways to dress up some yogurt in a healthy way. Nuts, seeds, dried fruits, interesting homemade jams, toasted whole grains. Peanut butter.

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harkk 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not interested. I've been eating cereal for 70 years. So far it hasn't killed me. BTW, if you're eating modern, not ancient grains, you're killing yourself.

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Magistra 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep…you can soak them to eliminate some phytic acid, which blocks nutrient absorption, but paleo is really the best. It’s difficult to maintain with a family and comfort eating (shame on me!), though. Cheers, pede!

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AngelCole 3 points ago +3 / -0

I don't know anyone with a perfect diet. It's life and the older I get the more I loosen the rules of my food choices.

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MoldyPurpleSpots 14 points ago +14 / -0

A, Same... bottled water and cat canned food was gone for two weeks, but returned. Edit: This sounds weird saying it that way, I am not a cat lady.... Haha!

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harkk 18 points ago +18 / -0

I was in line at the grocery years ago with two bottles of wine and several cans of catfood. The clerk, deadpan, said, "I always have red wine with my catfood too." LOL

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rooftoptendie 3 points ago +3 / -0

I am a cat lady. It's not my fault. The cats came to me, I never picked them out and said "Gee, I'd like to have twelve cats right now."

None of my furniture will survive.

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harkk 4 points ago +4 / -0

Same here. I had cats for years and when the last elderly one died, I said no more cats. Then this scrawny feral cat showed up, walked in and announced this was her house.

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Elcycs 6 points ago +6 / -0

Similar here. Random items out of stock for a week or two. We haven't been able to make any connection between them... Weirdly random.

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Glooptygloop 2 points ago +2 / -0

Turkey hill iced tea randomly out of stock yet store is @ 20 miles from the bottling plant and Turkey Hill minimarts have all flavors

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Emyrylde 11 points ago +11 / -0

A. Same as always. I've been in at least 4 different grocery chains plus a local meat market and all is fine.

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Emyrylde 8 points ago +8 / -0

One thing I have noticed is that doing the usual shopping on weekend thing that's when shelves get emptier. But shop during the week and shelves are fully stocked. Is it a staffing thing or just putting the illusion of shortages out there when the most people are in the stores? It's all fake as hell.

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rooftoptendie 7 points ago +7 / -0

not enough staff, is what I'm being told at a few places I shop... the merchandise is there, but they can't restock it fast enough.

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Emyrylde 7 points ago +7 / -0

Ohio

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Jcholl9 9 points ago +9 / -0

Living in North Dakota... For grocery stores I'd have to say B and for Dollar Tree across the state it is C

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FemalePatriot 9 points ago +9 / -0

Just shows you where everything in the dollar tree comes from lol

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AngelCole 2 points ago +2 / -0

👍

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HunnyB 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm in ND as well our grocery store here is fully stocked but they've always been overpriced, this year they got even worse. We do shop at Walmart when we go out of town to visit family, except for meat we watch for sales at the grocery store here. I hate shopping at Walmart, but not a lot of other options sadly.

Thankfully we were smart and bought a deepfreeze in 2020 and have it and the pantry fully stocked.

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Jcholl9 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, it must depend on which grocery store you go to then. Sometimes one store seems to be stocked up more than the other. I think they are trying to balance it all out enough so people don't become aware of what's going on.

Good to be stocked up especially on beef. As for Walmart, I don't shop there anymore except for one time last year. I purchased a few items that I needed but well I was there I've noticed how they spread-ed everything out to avoid shortages.

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HunnyB 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think you're probably right, my daughter and I did some stocking up in mid December and I didn't notice any shortages at the one we went to, but I was mostly buying cheese and some keto things that I wanted.

Last week I went to buy catlitter and there was plenty so idk, I buy my catfood here in town. I don't r think we would go out of town so much but my mom is older and we want to spend as much time as we can with my family as possible.

I'm not saying there aren't shortages, it's just we haven't quite felt it yet here.

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Jcholl9 1 point ago +1 / -0

Agreed... Better to stock up now then having to deal with it later.

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Sadness 7 points ago +7 / -0

B: Rural NZ centre here: shelves sans toilet paper and catfood. Weird, but plenty eggs, meat and chicken.

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PilgrimFarAway 6 points ago +6 / -0

Same as always. But it's coming. The shortages are unnecessary, fake, contrived and stupid, but somehow it fits in the plans of the evil bastards.

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MatildaJ 3 points ago +4 / -1

Hubby and I were just talking about that. Take eggs. A truckie drives into the loading area, opens the back door on his rig. Stands aside while the guy from the egg farm loads pallets of eggs. The processing line is mainly automated these days - maybe not. The eggs are collected - not sure if this automated, but I would imagine it is. They are washed, dried, placed in labeled cartons and palletted. Surely you wouldn’t close a whole factory down over say 5 people. Maybe I’m being too simplistic?? Something is not adding up. It’s definitely planned.

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MAGULQ 6 points ago +6 / -0

B. Colorado. Sporadic and seemingly random shortages could be more related to lack of stocking personnel versus shipping problems. Produce, dairy, meat affected, plus distilled bottled water(plenty of spring water).

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CirclebackGinger 2 points ago +2 / -0

Colorado here 🙋🏼‍♀️. I said B as well. Random things will be out of stock but the inflated prices are what I notice more than anything.

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AmericanLionXVII 6 points ago +6 / -0

A. Philadelphia area

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sjriver 6 points ago +6 / -0

B: It’s weird things like Gatorade that’ll be gone for a couple of weeks then show up

I also shop at a wholesale store for restaurants and it’s the same. Certain things will be out for a week or so then show up again

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harkk 6 points ago +6 / -0

Just got back from local Walmart. Virtually no meat except plenty of pork. Chicken section empty except one pack of gizzards. Beef section empty except for some three-packs of really expensive steaks. The cases where they usually display beef and chicken on sale had nothing but brat-type sausages around all four sides, which I have never seen. Virtually nothing in the fish, fresh or frozen, except plenty of shrimp.

It looked like at least some catfood had been restocked but was mostly empty. A handful of bags of frozen potatoes, mostly empty shelves. Fresh vegetables looked well stocked.

Plenty of cheese, I didn't check the milk or eggs. Bread aisle, which was virtually empty the past two visits, had been restocked. Snack cakes (Twinkies, etc.) empty.

Some bottled water but not much. That's normal here when we are expecting or have had snow. With the really cold temperatures (below zero here night before last) people are probably buying water to get by until overworked plumbers get their frozen pipes fixed.

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realusadreamer 5 points ago +5 / -0

Location?

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harkk 3 points ago +3 / -0

Virginia

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rednekhipychik 3 points ago +3 / -0

Haven't been able to get my regular cat food for a while. My kitties aren't eating much and their lack of energy shows.

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rooftoptendie 5 points ago +5 / -0

west coast shithole: same, but with the same old occasional shortages in cat litter and certain brands of canned cat food.

However. At the asian markets, lots and lots of shit is only available cyclically, like say I want Kadoya sesame oil, some days I can get only a big tin, some days I can only get a plastic bottle, other days there's nothing at all. Potstickers are in sometimes and other times not. Sometimes the korean gochujang I buy is available in small tubs, other times large tubs, sometimes is sold out. etc etc.

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realusadreamer 5 points ago +5 / -0

A. Florida. No bat shit crazy rules here.

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4merlibtard 5 points ago +5 / -0

C, for the last couple weeks the shelves have become more empty. I tried going different days and times, it didn't matter. It seems totally random as far as what is in stock and what out. For instance last week all of the pre-made biscuits were out, children's yogurt (all flavors, styles, brands), among many other odd things to be completely gone.

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AngelCole 2 points ago +2 / -0

I had a thought after I heard someone's theory that maybe they are having to re-recipe the food because it is/was full of poison and they are removing that? Who knows but it seems random. I can order boxes of a certain type of multi-grain crackers online but can't get them in the store, the whole shelf for that is empty, weird.

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MrBonesII 4 points ago +4 / -0

C. Western NC. The biggest shortage I've seen is with meat. Barely any on the shelves and astronomically high prices. Then dried goods such as ramen noodles are cleaned out. Some supermarkets barely have toilet paper.

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miketrrapcom1 4 points ago +5 / -1

Desmoines is fine in the outer burbs on food stores but you can see blank spots here and there. Menards is out of some tiles and power grab isle was bare. Inflation is here tho

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Jcholl9 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's all about supply and depend really. For awhile my Dad had a hard time finding a toilet until he was able to find a specific model at Menards. See Lowes was out of the good models.

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canehdianonmus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Went shopping this morning. Everything was pretty well stocked. Dairy was on the low side. Chicken was almost gone. This was at 8am. Fresh produce was well stocked. There is still everuthing available for emergency food supplies. All on sale too. Was able to get another week or two of reserves. Overall still ok here. With all the trucks heading to ottawa, that may change quickly.

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Katrina241 4 points ago +4 / -0

B.

You can tell now which products come from out of country...those are low or gone.

The local Walmart is removing rows and widening existing isles to hide the missing product.

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CountryBoyWillSurive 4 points ago +4 / -0

I don't usually do the food shopping, but last time I was at Walmart the cereal aisle was very weird. Like they had spread the boxes to be several identical types wide but only one or two deep to hide that they were out. Variety was very limited.

Even with trying to spread the stuff out, it was obvious they could barely stock the shelves. They could have fit all the stock in the cereal aisle into 1/4 or less of the space they have allocated.

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Captainzoomer 2 points ago +2 / -0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59DcWJbsLYo

In spanish but you'll see the point.

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RaisingAZPatriots 4 points ago +4 / -0

Gilbert, AZ here. Local Kroger (Frys) is very picked over in the veggie section today. Trying to force us to buy packaged crap? Plenty of unhealthy snacks available.

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Taffy333 4 points ago +4 / -0

B -- Rural SW Missouri, but that's been the case for a year or so. It's only noticeably worse in cat food and soda crackers (none at all in two local grocery stores).

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rednekhipychik 5 points ago +5 / -0

I wonder what's up with the cat food!

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bubble_bursts 4 points ago +4 / -0

Out here in melbourne, meat shelves are pretty much empty (as of last week). More expensive cuts still around, cheaper ones not so much.

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MatildaJ 4 points ago +5 / -1

Here in Australia our main food stores have shortage on ALL MEAT, some fresh food like fruit and veg, but it’s funny you mention cat food. Same here. Around a month ago when her fav. started to wane on the shelves, I jumped online and bought up from a bulk supplier. I’m not sure how the processing works, but does that mean they are not killing chicken and livestock? As far as I know, it only takes 1 Truckie to drive so it must be at the processing end.

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solarsavior 4 points ago +4 / -0

B in Houston.

Prices are up. We’re not buying what we used to and we have money.

Correction. The Alaska red king crab season was canceled. This explains the lack of supply and high prices.

We like king crab, but the price has went into the stratosphere at $70 per pound if bought by the pound. I could not find a 10 lb box at Costco the last time I went there. 10 lb box is usually the way to go for price per lb and quality (hasn’t been picked through).

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charlesufarley 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’ve been using Instacart since moving to tn and the app shows me what’s running low in all the stores within a 30 minute radius. It’s a widespread shortage on everything from chips to chicken, juice meat etc. we eat very healthy and the options left are things that I wouldn’t feed my children. It’s getting to be more and more week after week. East tn.

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LoriInNC 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've seen similar here in NC but it appears to vary with different grocery stores. Harris Teeters near me are pretty well stocked but Food Lion has plenty of empty spots (mostly dairy, random packaged goods, cat food, paper products low). The stores are only a few miles apart so it makes me wonder if the difference is the distribution centers / trucks.

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Leilulu2541 4 points ago +4 / -0

B. Low on pasta and rice. Toilet paper and dairy also low.

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rooftoptendie 4 points ago +4 / -0

geographic region?

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Leilulu2541 4 points ago +4 / -0

Central Texas

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Honor+Duty 4 points ago +4 / -0

South of Llano here. Howdy neighbor.

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Cuetardian 4 points ago +4 / -0

Canned cat food has been low at both Walmart and the local grocery for a few months now. I keep stocking up but the little beast keeps eating it.

Milk sometimes out or nearly out, especially at the local store.

Bought 15 gallons of gas for my car and that was $60.00. A year ago it would have been half that.

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Late2theparty 4 points ago +4 / -0

B. Some strange items like Mexican rice only comes in ever so often. Sam's Club is out of chicken now all the the time. Food costs a lot of money now. Middle of Kansas.

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FondueFerret 3 points ago +3 / -0

B

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royaltea 3 points ago +3 / -0

B, things missing here and there. The price of meat has gone up and come back down.

Washington State. It is a military town but also a democrat shithole, a marxist/leftist epicenter.

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Angela84 3 points ago +3 / -0

A

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Yeetthedems 3 points ago +3 / -0

A. I live in KCMO (pretty much heartland) and I’ve yet to see much of anything out of stock. I’ve been able to get everything I need each trip.

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Mungfatchee 3 points ago +3 / -0

I go to a non-mainstream grocery store. We're definitely in camp B. I can't speak to the "normals" (e.g. Safeway)

Edit: I'm West of Denver

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Thinksheepherder 3 points ago +3 / -0

B I'm in a town of 50 thousand. Not too bad, still get what I need. Cat food is sparce. Meat prices are off the charts. 6.99 for bacon. Crazy ! Peanut butter went up by a dollar. Gas is 3.49 Gal. I shop Market Basket in Ma.

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Kussdom 3 points ago +3 / -0

B, the wife shops and comes home and says "I couldn't get X,Y,Z"...I keep telling her it will only get worse!

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Mpower88 3 points ago +3 / -0

B

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_Donald-Trump_ 3 points ago +3 / -0

B: the other day they were out of eggs, some meats, and lots of vegetables.

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TheEternalTwoWeeks 3 points ago +3 / -0

B honestly. Im in a medium sized city and a few things are sparse

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sleepydude 3 points ago +3 / -0

B

Some things missing.

I'd say 15% of stuff is not fully stocked and/or missing.

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Raritan 3 points ago +3 / -0

A Northeast state

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Seablu2 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’m in Michigan & the only things I’m having a little difficulty finding locally are certain species. Salt & ground ginger for instance. Some other things are short supply here & there but that’s been the case since the covid bs started.

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amani3 3 points ago +3 / -0

B: A little low in a few areas. But am expecting more with the recent DHS requirement that anyone, including truckers from Mexico and Canada, entering at land ports and ferry terminals be fully vaccinated. Couple this with Canada's vaccination requirements, things should start to get a little more interesting in regards to supply chain issues.

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2022/01/20/dhs-require-non-us-individual-travelers-entering-united-states-land-ports-entry-and

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deedles 3 points ago +3 / -0

A. Northern Pittsburgh area

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OperationLuke1019 3 points ago +3 / -0

B. A few items. Northern Arizona

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DingasMcPingas69 3 points ago +3 / -0

B. Random shit is totally out of stock, but we’re still finding everything we need.

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WhyAserverWasBuilt 2 points ago +2 / -0

A.

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Tewdryg 2 points ago +2 / -0

The aisles are much wider. This is obviously from taking shelving aisles out so the remaining shelves look full.

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dude_bro 2 points ago +2 / -0

B

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ShowMeWin 2 points ago +2 / -0

B

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Stumpycake 2 points ago +2 / -0

(B) Between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Oour favorite tea, cat food, salad kits, and weird random products here and there have been missing for weeks.

In mid-December, we were in a car accident. I work next door to the shop that's doing the repairs. Our vehicle has been sitting outside the garage for over a month now, waiting on parts. In fact, there's more cars sitting in that lot than I've ever seen. I'll take a picture tomorrow.