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Old 03-16-20, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
I'm wondering if the ... flipping market might suddenly turn good for sellers, if travel gets restricted.
Me too. Do I list now or in mid-May/June when things might be back to normal?

There are a lot of folks home right now, basically doing nothing. Maybe they want to get an old bike.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Me too. Do I list now or in mid-May/June when things might be back to normal?

There are a lot of folks home right now, basically doing nothing. Maybe they want to get an old bike.
I sold one this past weekend to someone looking for a better bike so he can avoid taking the bus to work.
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Did you ever find t.p.? Or have you had to widen the search? There was some in Bloomington Sunday .
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Did you ever find t.p.? Or have you had to widen the search? There was some in Bloomington Sunday .
my gf picked some up at gfs. We dont horde, except for bikes and hifi gear. She hordes art supplies and post cards.
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There are growing reports of TP looting going on.

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It's risky to skim over a thread and then add something at the end, because someone may already have pointed this out. But newspaper makes perfectly good toilet paper if you crumple it up and flatten it out again two or three times before you use it--it gets nice and soft when you do that.

Does it leave ink stains on your body? I never noticed.

Also, you probably shouldn't flush it down the toilet. When I lived on the hippie commune, we used to save it in a covered container in the bathroom, and burn it in the woodstove every so often. Can't remember what we did in June, July, and August, when the stove was out. I think we burned it out near the garden.

There's also a certain art to folding the paper neatly after use so the person burning it has a non-hideous experience.

Okay, I'll stop now.
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
It's risky to skim over a thread and then add something at the end, because someone may already have pointed this out. But newspaper makes perfectly good toilet paper if you crumple it up and flatten it out again two or three times before you use it--it gets nice and soft when you do that.

Does it leave ink stains on your body? I never noticed.

Also, you probably shouldn't flush it down the toilet. When I lived on the hippie commune, we used to save it in a covered container in the bathroom, and burn it in the woodstove every so often. Can't remember what we did in June, July, and August, when the stove was out. I think we burned it out near the garden.

There's also a certain art to folding the paper neatly after use so the person burning it has a non-hideous experience.

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Old 03-17-20, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post

Okay, I'll stop now.
Thank you.
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Old 03-18-20, 05:30 AM
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I don't understand this TP hoarding. Do the math. A roll of Scott's has 1,000 sheets. So, if you take one dump a day and use one sheet per then a single roll should last each person almost 3 years.
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I generally sit remotely at home now, I don’t know what to do, boring
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Sorry your math is wrong. Two teens in the house will wipe out a bulk package of Costco rolls in a month. I don't know what they do with it.
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Originally Posted by Gravity Aided View Post
I may have to make my own bread again.
The flour aisle at the local groceries is all wiped out. They might have some really expensive organic artisanal flour. The produce section is finally back to having stock of most everything. I hope people stop filling their freezers with meat, the sold out meat department is freaking me out a little. I have enough food to get through for a month or so. Probably get tired of beans an rice at some point though.

I was thinking that if we have to, we'll replace TP with a pitcher like much of the world does. We go through TP like it's water, and there aren't any teenagers in the house
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Old 03-18-20, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
my gf picked some up at gfs. We dont horde, except for bikes and hifi gear. She hordes art supplies and post cards.
UFS? I had to go to Jewel for mine but they had plenty. Hoarding art supplies here too.
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Originally Posted by Gravity Aided View Post
UFS? I had to go to Jewel for mine but they had plenty. Hoarding art supplies here too.
gfs is a restaurant supply place. They have lots of stuff you have eaten at a restaurant.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Our local supermarket stock up the TP shelves every evening. By 9am they're all gone.

Right now there's plenty of food and TP in the supply chain. Some things people are stocking up on all at once.

If you really need toilet paper, get up early when the major stores open. Ignore the hand sanitizer and just wash your hands frequently, it's more effective anyways.
That is true for Trader Joes when I went at 2 pm the paper shelves were bare but when I went at 9 am when they opened they had stock, I got that pro tip from a cashier
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I think if flippers attached 4 rolls of toilet paper to a particular bicycle, they'd sell quickly...
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Late to the party...still good for a laugh...





Local grocery chain, about a week ago...a bit stunning:


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this is way too true.
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Originally Posted by gearbasher View Post
I don't understand this TP hoarding. Do the math. A roll of Scott's has 1,000 sheets. So, if you take one dump a day and use one sheet per then a single roll should last each person almost 3 years.
Dude. You only use one sheet?!?!?
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
I was thinking that if we have to, we'll replace TP with a pitcher...
Do us all a favor and use one of the sign-stealing Astros.

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its so daft- everyone was so worried about a tp shortage that now there actually is one as idiots stockpiled 6 months worth. Now people are flushing paper towels and **** is backing up in the sewers. its apocalyptic down there !
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
this is way too true.
particularly that triceratops can't spell. I have always noticed that about them.
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particularly that triceratops can't spell. I have always noticed that about them.
Thatís his lisp, and itís not socially correct, to make fun of him about it. 😁😉
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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post
particularly that triceratops can't spell. I have always noticed that about them.
I just meant too many idiots buying too much tp. It's also probable they don't spell well. Hell my dad had 12 patents and he couldn't spell worth a darn.

In any case its fun playing omega man on my bike.
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