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(WXYZ Detroit)   Shopping list: yeast, gaming headsets, thermometers, fitness equipment. Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff   (wxyz.com) divider line
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2020-06-03 9:17:30 AM  
It must have been a shock to this writer when he came out of hibernation last week to discover what's happening in the world.
 
2020-06-03 9:35:08 AM  
Trivia I've heard:

Pickens actually said "... have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff." but his line was looped in post-production because of sensitivity about the Kennedy assassination that had just occurred in Dallas.
 
2020-06-03 10:25:18 AM  
I don't know what you've got planned for tonight, but you can count me out.

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2020-06-03 10:26:01 AM  
How about a new refrigerator/freezer. Some are backordered until August!!!
 
2020-06-03 10:26:50 AM  
Add to the list:
Yeast for baking,


Are you kidding? Yeast hasn't been available from the start. The only way to get it is to buy it in bulk.
 
2020-06-03 10:29:40 AM  
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2020-06-03 10:30:16 AM  
No.  Not really.  But don't let me stop you from trying.
 
2020-06-03 10:36:50 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Add to the list:
Yeast for baking,

Are you kidding? Yeast hasn't been available from the start. The only way to get it is to buy it in bulk.


A grocery store down the street from me got a shipment of jars in and they were sold within a week. Now they have the regular strip of 3-2.25t packets and 1-pound packages from Red Star and saf-instant.

The joys of having a decent small grocery store in a suburban neighborhood off the main drag.

USA Today reported (in late April) that it would take about a month for yeast to start to come back in stock in stores.
 
2020-06-03 10:37:00 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Add to the list:
Yeast for baking,

Are you kidding? Yeast hasn't been available from the start. The only way to get it is to buy it in bulk.


I bought stock in Big Yeast when this all started. It's done nothing but rise.
 
2020-06-03 10:37:02 AM  
The run on yeast didn't really surprise me.  I make my own bread at least once a week (bread machine...but I only use it for mixing and kneading) and stores don't tend to have a lot of yeast on hand to begin with.  Even before places locked down I was really low on yeast, like one batch of bread worth, and the stores were already out.  I ordered yeast from two different places and now have 2 pounds minus about 10 batches worth.

The run on TP caught me...well, you could say it caught me with my pants down.  The previous shopping run where I bought TP I got a megapack from BJs only to get home and find I had almost all of a megapack sitting there.  The next time I thought to buy TP I thought"don't do that again, you have plenty."  Of COURSE when i got home I had all of 7 rolls.  it got down to 2 before I could buy another megapack.  had I ran out, welp, I'm a single guy and that's happened.  it's not like the shower isn't right there....

Back to bread - there are all sorts of soda bread (no yeast) recipes out there and they're always easier and quicker to make than a yeast bread.  Made this one last night and it came out pretty tasty.  https://www.gimmesomeoven.com​/honey-be​er-bread/
 
2020-06-03 10:40:20 AM  
I can't find a non price gouged webcam to save my farking life. No I'm not going to pay 200$ for a 30 dollar webcam mr third party seller.
 
2020-06-03 10:42:46 AM  
I can't find a mouse pad anywhere. My current one is starting to get kind of grody.

That's what's REALLY upsetting Americans about the pandemic. It's not the shelter in place orders or the masks, or even the job losses. Consumerism is a national religion here, and the idea of going to some random store and being denied instant gratification is deeply aggravating to many.
 
2020-06-03 10:46:19 AM  
Any Vegas shopping list fails without Mike Tyson and a tiger.
 
2020-06-03 10:48:59 AM  

Fabric_Man: I can't find a mouse pad anywhere. My current one is starting to get kind of grody.

That's what's REALLY upsetting Americans about the pandemic. It's not the shelter in place orders or the masks, or even the job losses. Consumerism is a national religion here, and the idea of going to some random store and being denied instant gratification is deeply aggravating to many.


99 Cent Only Store I'm about to go to had mouse pads just last month. If you live in California hit them up. If not, you never know about those discount stores. I'm a skilled hunter of things for sale at stores due to decades of poverty but this whole triple whammy of disease, unemployment and civil unrest has me at a loss as well. It's another, nastier, scarcer world already.

/ Thanks Obama ... for the memories.
 
2020-06-03 10:57:04 AM  
I see a lot of cheap fitness equipment garage sales in the future.
 
2020-06-03 10:59:17 AM  

neongoats: I can't find a non price gouged webcam to save my farking life. No I'm not going to pay 200$ for a 30 dollar webcam mr third party seller.


It might be cheaper to buy a Chromebook.
 
2020-06-03 10:59:52 AM  

CrazyCurt: Fabric_Man: I can't find a mouse pad anywhere. My current one is starting to get kind of grody.

That's what's REALLY upsetting Americans about the pandemic. It's not the shelter in place orders or the masks, or even the job losses. Consumerism is a national religion here, and the idea of going to some random store and being denied instant gratification is deeply aggravating to many.

99 Cent Only Store I'm about to go to had mouse pads just last month. If you live in California hit them up. If not, you never know about those discount stores. I'm a skilled hunter of things for sale at stores due to decades of poverty but this whole triple whammy of disease, unemployment and civil unrest has me at a loss as well. It's another, nastier, scarcer world already.

/ Thanks Obama ... for the memories.


99 Cent Only Stores are amazing.  For example: 175 generic aspirin for a buck.  Can easily be about four times that anywhere else for other generic or ten times that for the name brand stuff.
 
2020-06-03 11:01:39 AM  

Fabric_Man: I can't find a mouse pad anywhere. My current one is starting to get kind of grody.

That's what's REALLY upsetting Americans about the pandemic. It's not the shelter in place orders or the masks, or even the job losses. Consumerism is a national religion here, and the idea of going to some random store and being denied instant gratification is deeply aggravating to many.


Most are made out of washable neoprene.  I wouldn't expect someone who has had only 10 birthdays to know this.  ;-)
 
2020-06-03 11:02:19 AM  

neongoats: I can't find a non price gouged webcam to save my farking life. No I'm not going to pay 200$ for a 30 dollar webcam mr third party seller.


Um, I see a whole bunch for $30 to $60 at Amazon.
 
2020-06-03 11:02:27 AM  
Finding a decent cheap Bluetooth headset has been a pain for me working from home.
It's either $250+ business ones or $50 Chinese models. The moderately priced ones are out of stock.
It's not terrible, I have a wired one, but it would be nice to prepare lunch during a long winded meeting. I'm not a microwave ramen guy.
 
2020-06-03 11:10:21 AM  
Tylonol (name brand or generic) has been out of stock here at most stores for at least 2 months.

Dish soap and hand soap - can't get the big refill bottles anywhere.

Ham and chicken have both been plentiful and cheap, but pork is scarce unless you want to buy a 12-15 pound full roast and divide it yourself, and it's priced as high as the already divided boneless ones would have been.

At work right now the current shortages we are facing are hair nets (and the people who have them are charging per box what you used to pay for a full case), and empty spray bottles if you need more than a couple (have customers who need full skids for disinfectant along their production lines).
 
2020-06-03 11:10:45 AM  
I've always had some DAY (Dry Active Yeast) in my fridge since I graduated culinary school in December '13...love baking bread. :)
 
2020-06-03 11:10:49 AM  
i picked a bad time to fall in love with vr

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Keep in mind Oculus sells these for $399 brand new

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2020-06-03 11:17:25 AM  
My husband was sick a couple months back and we didn't have a working thermometer.  I ended up buying a newborn baby kit for $20 just to take the thermometer out.  I gave the rest of the stuff to my cousin who is pregnant.
My friend and I went to three stores looking for hand weights the other day plus we checked about six more online.  The stores that said they had weights in stock didn't.  The exercise equipment aisle looks like the paper towel and toilet paper aisle.  It's crazy.  It's the first time I've really been out for anything other than grab and dash groceries in months.  It was surreal.
 
2020-06-03 2:12:02 PM  

neongoats: I can't find a non price gouged webcam to save my farking life. No I'm not going to pay 200$ for a 30 dollar webcam mr third party seller.


Try BestBuy - I snagged a low cost Logitech C270 (< $30) with local pickup when Amazon and MicroCenter were sold out back in March and their website shows them in stock, at least where I'm at.

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