Some people are reacting to the coronavirus in a mature, responsible way. While others are panic-buying, hoarding supplies, leaving nothing to buy for everyone else, and flaunting how much they don’t care about social distancing. And a select few are even hoping to scalp others by reselling basic supplies like toilet paper.

But the internet isn’t standing for this kind of behavior. People are shaming jerks online who are making the corona-crisis more difficult for us all. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s list about corona-jerks getting outed and let us know in the comments below if this made you lose a bit of faith in humanity. Be sure to read on for our interview with Sam Dogen, founder of the Financial Samurai website, about price gouging.

Most people you talk to will be able to tell you that they’ve already seen small examples of price-gouging. Like selling face masks for exorbitant prices. It looks like some individuals see the crisis as an opportunity. An opportunity to fill their pockets with quick cash in exchange for their moral integrity.

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And... Reverse!

And... Reverse!

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.gas.
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6 months ago

Love this. They should "follow up" after it's all said and done with a permanent leave offer (sacked).

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The Old Man & His Wife In My Building Rarely Leave Their Apt. They Was Very Pleased

The Old Man & His Wife In My Building Rarely Leave Their Apt. They Was Very Pleased

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ƒιѕн
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6 months ago

Awesome

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This Man Drove 1,000+ Miles And Bought 17,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer And Wipes, But Now He Can't Find Buyers. Boo-Hoo

This Man Drove 1,000+ Miles And Bought 17,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer And Wipes, But Now He Can't Find Buyers. Boo-Hoo

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Mama Panda
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6 months ago

I just read that this asshat and his bro decided to donate the rest of their stash to those in need. Great sentiment, just too bad it's attached to greed.

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Bored Panda spoke with Sam Dogen, founder of the Financial Samurai website, about price gouging and scalping in the wake of the corona-crisis. We wanted to find out why we're already seeing people pay huge prices for hygiene products.

"Panic makes people do things irrationally," Dogen said. "There is no need to have a year's supply of toilet paper or hand sanitizer. Supply will come back within a couple months as we are currently experiencing a supply shock as well."

"So if you must hoard, then buy for not more than two months of supply. Most people buy one month's supply of personal hygiene products, so two months is not that much more."

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Just.... Man, [screw] Her. I’ll Never Understand Why People Are Such Assh*les

Just.... Man, [screw] Her. I’ll Never Understand Why People Are Such Assh*les

This woman in Taylor Mill, Kentucky has hoarded toilet paper to sell out the back of her car for $5.00 a roll. How can people have this much greed? GET HER FACE OUT THERE...So the World can know what a true LOW LIFE looks like. 

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Rowlie
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6 months ago

Judging by the close-up she's hiding a couple rolls in her mouth as well

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If This Is You: [Screw] You

If This Is You: [Screw] You

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DforDorothy
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6 months ago

People are literally shitting themselves of fear apparently...😒

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The More You Take, The Less There Is For Everyone Else

The More You Take, The Less There Is For Everyone Else

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Becky Moore
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6 months ago

Did someone seriously write cunt?! :P

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Dogen reiterated that it's vital that people don't give in to price gouging. "Price gouging is a pure indication of panic buying. If you do not panic buy, then you will not succumb to paying inflated prices. People who price gouge during a global pandemic should be fined and banned from reselling things online again. Instead of price gouging, they should be doing something to help their fellow brothers and sisters."

He also mentioned that price gouging is nothing new during times of distress. "Price gouging happened during the 2008–2009 financial crisis, after many devastating storms, and other tragedies."

"I understand the desire to profit to take care of your own finances, but when there is a large tragedy, it is incumbent on all of us to step up and help each other out."

#7

Which One Are You?

Which One Are You?

There are 2 types of people in the world

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Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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6 months ago

This has to be a joke. It's a virus not a fucking zombie apocalypse

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#8

Seriously...

Seriously...

My co-worker has been coming into office because he feels "fine" and shows no symptom. Now my senior manager still want to have all hands meeting where bunch of people (+20) crammed into conference room to discuss telecommuting plan.


Update: Now my a-hole manager wants doctor's note if you are calling in sick. If employees are self quarantining for any suspicious symptoms, last thing you want to do is go outside to get a [frikinn] doctor's note!

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Analyn Lahr
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6 months ago

Exactly! My work requires a doctor's note for absences more than three days.

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#9

Whoever You Are, [Screw] You!

Whoever You Are, [Screw] You!

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Jo Choto
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6 months ago

How much shitting do people imagine they will be doing?

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CBS4 found out about an underground scalper and gouger network in Denver that resells personal hygiene products at greatly increased prices. One of these men was selling packages of (yup, you guessed it) toilet paper for 4 to 5 dollars per 4-pack on Craigslist. Even though they cost around 1 dollar per pack in stores.

“If you want more, it will be gone by tomorrow,” the man told undercover CBS4 reporters when he met them. According to the scalper, he’s been making good money and sold around 100 rolls already. When the man realized that he was being filmed, he refused to talk to the reporters further.online.

The undercover reporters met another man who sold 4 to 5 dollar-worth bottles of hand sanitizer for 20 dollars each. He explained that most of his customers are worried about the coronavirus.

“I just wanted to cash in and make a few bucks,” he said. Fortunately, in this case, the man realized that he was acting wrong, returned the money, and reduced the cost of his products to their usual price.

In the US, over 30 states have laws that make it illegal for people to price gouge during a state of emergency or a disaster. However, other states, like Colorado, don’t have such restrictions.

Which makes it easy for jerks to hoard supplies and then resell them for people who are in panic-mode. The good news is, the majority of folks are fighting back, even if, for now, it mostly means shaming these jerks

#10

Australia Right Now. Corona Virus Panic Has Already Hit

Australia Right Now. Corona Virus Panic Has Already Hit

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Analyn Lahr
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6 months ago

I hope they then donate it to those in need.

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#11

Another Profiteer Clearing Out Thermometers At Costco. Spent His Time In The Line Up Bragging How Much Money He Would Make Marking Up The Sale Of These

Another Profiteer Clearing Out Thermometers At Costco. Spent His Time In The Line Up Bragging How Much Money He Would Make Marking Up The Sale Of These

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Mama Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

I would have walked right into that cart on purpose just to knock them all off! Then I would have grabbed as much as I could and then start passing them out to those who were looking for them but couldn't have them because of this dickweenie!

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My Kid Has A Non-Coronavirus Related Fever. But Panic Shopping Has Made It Hard To Find Medicine

My Kid Has A Non-Coronavirus Related Fever. But Panic Shopping Has Made It Hard To Find Medicine

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Tara Brooks
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6 months ago (edited)

I faced the same thing. I can’t find anything anywhere. Hoping to try Amazon

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#13

[Screw] This Person, Too

[Screw] This Person, Too

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Jo Choto
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6 months ago

May she also have the shits for one day longer than her toilet paper lasts.

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#14

Seattle Has Chosen Its Food Of Choice For Corona Catastrophe 2020

Seattle Has Chosen Its Food Of Choice For Corona Catastrophe 2020

Dried beans. Dried [frikinn] beans.


Everytime we have external stresses, people in the Seattle area choose a weird food item to stock up on. For Snowpocalypse in February 2019, it was bread and milk. Now, it's dried beans. Most of the people who purchased these have probably never even cooked with dried beans!

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Norma
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6 months ago

They will need all that TP they hoarded when they start cooking all those beans. Just sayin'.

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#15

I Don't Fear The Virus, I Fear A Run On Supplies

I Don't Fear The Virus, I Fear A Run On Supplies

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Analyn Lahr
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6 months ago

Same.

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This Person Is Buying Three Pallets Of Disinfectant Wipes. Don’t Be This Person. [Screw] This Person

This Person Is Buying Three Pallets Of Disinfectant Wipes. Don’t Be This Person. [Screw] This Person

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Jo Choto
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6 months ago

May all the wipes mysteriously dry out and be useless.

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Assh*le In My County Bought All Of This Toilet Paper And Is Now Trying To Sell It In Various Facebook Groups

Assh*le In My County Bought All Of This Toilet Paper And Is Now Trying To Sell It In Various Facebook Groups

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Samantha Lomb
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6 months ago

forward his name and details to the authorities. Tennessee is looking to prosecute hand sanitizer guy, maybe your state will go after this person

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#18

Costco As Soon They Announced School Closing

Costco As Soon They Announced School Closing

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DforDorothy
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6 months ago

It's like black Friday,but without the discounts.

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Other Than Panic Buying Being Incredibly Selfish And Unnecessary, How Does Someone Have The Space To Refrigerate All This Milk?

Other Than Panic Buying Being Incredibly Selfish And Unnecessary, How Does Someone Have The Space To Refrigerate All This Milk?

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panda to nobody
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6 months ago

They're planning on re-selling it all in 5 minutes in the parking lot. Hope they get stuck with a lot of chunky milk

kathryn stretton
Community Member
6 months ago

Milk freezes just fine, which is a shame in this case.

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Andrea Jones
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6 months ago

perhaps they are buying to give to elderly family or neighbours. I hope they are

Charlotte
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah, my Mum was getting dirty looks at the supermarket yesterday, because she was shopping for my brother's family too (they're self-isolating). Since we are being asked to look after vulnerable people there will be more people doing larger-than-normal shops.

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Edward Drew
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6 months ago

Believe it or not Some Senior centers, Nursing homes, and Child care facilities USE the local Grocery stores for their supplies! And during an emergency they need to plan ahead.

Jennifer Evans
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6 months ago

My mil shops like this for her daycare center... watching her looking for daycare supplies was awful

Batwench
Community Member
6 months ago

Youncan freeze milk

Ethan Hunt
Community Member
6 months ago

asshole !

Hobbes
Community Member
6 months ago

People are careless. What if theres someone who really needs something? What is they starve because of these people's stupidity? Honestly, people are stupid.

Christine Peverley
Community Member
6 months ago

I am more puzzled at woman with all that Olay face cream...why?

Shirley Richard
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6 months ago

I was thinking the same thing, didn't know demand was high for Oil of Olay right now.

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He is love
Community Member
6 months ago

I don't know her case so I can't judge, I just know when I went to buy my normal refill on milk for my baby there was NONE left and it really pissed me off.

Kevin Beard
Community Member
6 months ago

My wife and I are talking about getting 1 or 2 extra milks and freezing them. Apparently they freeze well. With stories from Italy it's not a bad idea to get a little extra.

Hodor! Hodor?
Community Member
6 months ago

Freeze it

Skyler Sosa
Community Member
5 months ago

I dont want to know whats in her house

Nancy Hunter
Community Member
6 months ago

I love the woman behind her only buying Okay face cream. Now there's a woman who knows her priorities lie. 😀

Ryder Fazio
Community Member
6 months ago

Whose gonna drink all that milk by the expiration date unless she is giving it out to families in need...That’s all I could hope for

Doreen Kelley
Community Member
6 months ago

Again I’m hoping we are misinterpreting this and that she is helping others. Otherwise this makes me too sad

Kim Bush
Community Member
6 months ago

Stop assuming the worst of everyone! Large families always shopped in bulk, and now they are being told to isolate themselves for up to two weeks. I'm talking large families, 6 to 8 children or more. You don't know others circumstances, so don't assume that you do, that's how people get hurt.

Ambar Tiwari
Community Member
6 months ago

why the fuck to ppl need milk???!!!

Pryjmaty
Community Member
6 months ago

While I despise the hoarding and price gouging, I also despise judging. People have NO CLUE about why she's buying all of that milk. Maybe she owns a daycare and that is how much she buys every week? Just saying. Unless you see her selling it from out of her trunk, don't be so quick to assume you know what she's doing.

Stephen Joslyn
Community Member
6 months ago

Why are not stores stopping this? They have the power to limit sales and should be doing this, throughout the store and at the checkout line. Shame the people there at the register!

Mya Lugar
Community Member
6 months ago

Before they closed the schools I got most of what I thought we might need. I only got one xtra gal. milk, 1 extra doz. eggs, some cough drops, congestion med. and Tylenol. Then things that could cook fast, didn't need refridge, canned milk (in case)...didn't once think of xtra toilet paper. Hope they have restocked!

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
6 months ago

the reality is even in normal times you'll see people with a cart full of milk in Costco because they're buying for their business. It's on Costco right now to limit quantities.

Cassie
Community Member
6 months ago

Are we sure she's not buying it for an actual business? Warehouse stores are technically for business purchases and many restaurants, catering companies, and daycares get their supplies there. She could be a business owner that actually needs a lot of milk. There are a lot of people being shitty right now, but that doesn't mean everybody's being shitty.

TheGr81sComing
Community Member
6 months ago

I love milk but not this much...

Jo Choto
Community Member
6 months ago

That's going to be a lot of sour, chunky milk.

April Vereb
Community Member
5 months ago

Hope she has a HUGE freezer! Asswipe

Chris Coles
Community Member
6 months ago

I thought red top was cream.

miss
Community Member
6 months ago

I think this might be a place that store owners shop. Look at the woman behind with the face creme.

Dani Black
Community Member
6 months ago

freeze it, at your local church cuz they have space

Raymond Moore
Community Member
6 months ago

if it was for an institution I would understand but for hoarding NAAAA!!!

Christina Austin
Community Member
6 months ago

Well buying all those cartons of milk she might be able to use them as weights and get rid of those bingo wings

Jean St Louis
Community Member
6 months ago

Well look at the size of that ass, maybe she should use it for an enema so she can use her toilet paper.

SUGARAYK
Community Member
6 months ago

They don’t you freeze it

Cécile Voltolin
Community Member
6 months ago

This is what we called "marché noir" during WW2

Carolyn Walker
Community Member
6 months ago

Some people have large families, we don't know that she doesn't have 6 kids or more. And all it takes to fit that much is to have an extra fridge in the garage, like we do. Or like a commenter below mentioned, she could be shopping for a daycare.

Vivi Luzada
Community Member
6 months ago

Even if she had the space, um. How the heck will it all be done before it even goes bad??

Aitchilm
Community Member
6 months ago

Next time buy a cow!

Cindy Jarrett
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe it's for many family's they know, one can hope!

Keilyn Hiilei
Community Member
6 months ago

Freeze it

Slune
Community Member
6 months ago

She would have been better off to buy a real living cow. extra money by selling the manure!

Ayli Nickerson
Community Member
6 months ago

how do they drink so much milk?

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6 months ago

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realitycheck
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6 months ago

and drink it....itiot...milk only last a week or so.

Samuel Johnston
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6 months ago

they buy out all the fridges (:

Steve Hansen
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6 months ago

It won’t last 3 weeks or is she feeding her neighbors

Rick Rosales
Community Member
6 months ago

Either has a lot of kids who love cereal or they make and drink a lot of chocolate milk.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
6 months ago

Cows have suffered for that and it'll go to waste.

Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
Community Member
6 months ago

I know I don't.

June Dominguez
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow, and you can’t freeze milk, it changes it! What a complete bunch of piggies 🐷 ln line here!

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
6 months ago

may this woman's milk turn chunky seconds after she buys it.

maya P.K
Community Member
6 months ago

i wonder if their is goonna be a run on fridges

Alona Slepak
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6 months ago

These people afraid not a virus but kids stayed home

Vanessa Earle
Community Member
6 months ago

What a waste

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
6 months ago

Insane! Our local Walmart had an electrical fire Sunday and is still closed, so the only other grocery store in town (It's a very small town) had a parking lot so full you almost had to park on the freeway. I ran out and grabbed a couple of cans of soup, one loaf of bread, and one gallon of milk...it was the last one, and got dirty looks from other customers. 'WHAT WILL MY KIDS DRINK!" I just said sorry--not my problem...and that was over one gallon of milk. Of course, no TP in sight. They must have an industrial freezer or this is a huge waste of money. What is our country (and the whole world) coming to!

Kimberly Jane
Community Member
6 months ago

Can freeze it. Then defrost it, hope it’s all spoiled for them!

Jennifer Przadka
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6 months ago

I’m wondering about the person with all that Oil of Olay. What are they planning for?

Susan Younger
Community Member
6 months ago

Home day care?

Lou Herout
Community Member
6 months ago

Or.... They are a business owner and just happened to get caught up in the craziness...

Dave Rave
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6 months ago

They will buy more fridges such is their asisinity.

Stacy Robbin
Community Member
6 months ago

I have seen people buying that much milk on a normal day. Ok. One person.

Kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

you can put it in the freezer if you have the place

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
6 months ago

I didn't feel the need to do any of this. I already had over 8,000 rounds on hand.

Kerry Ericksson
Community Member
6 months ago

I hate large amounts of anything and don’t shop at costco

SciFi Vortex
Community Member
6 months ago

Too fucking stupid to get UHT milk.

Ralph Burton
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6 months ago

why are the stores even allowing bulk buying ??????????????

Anna Repp
Community Member
6 months ago

My kiddo is a milk addict. She can drink one of those bottles in a day. So I can totally see this being a week or two supply for a family of milk lovers.

Bill
Community Member
6 months ago

Milk freezes

Cyndi Ullstam
Community Member
6 months ago

Milk freezes and she probably knows this because she's one who doesn't work and gets aid for all those babies!HAHA!!!!!!!!

Josh Tweed
Community Member
6 months ago

More to the point - do they really plan on using all that milk before it expires?

Susan Bosse
Community Member
6 months ago

Can only hope she works for a daycare.

Nathalie Hidalgo
Community Member
6 months ago

How about the person with all the Oil of Olay behind the milk lady???

Holly Molly
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6 months ago

Gotta look glam for the medic

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dev mehta
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6 months ago

Maybe she will make cheese or ice-cream?

elfin
Community Member
6 months ago

Who says they're going to refrigerate it? It's salable until it turns green. And they don't seem to be overly concerned about other people's health.

Gigi Amaral
Community Member
6 months ago

That is a good question

Susan Howe
Community Member
6 months ago

they are reselling, price hiked

KT Trondsen
Community Member
6 months ago

This makes me so angry. There's no way she can use all that milk before it expires what a selfish cow

Sylvia Bøsky
Community Member
6 months ago

And why someone needs a whole rack of face cream urgently? Shiny on the outside, still rotten inside.

Mark Evans
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6 months ago

She does know the expiry date right?

James Edwards
Community Member
6 months ago

With all that milk I would need 10 cases of tolite paper.

Maya Haze
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6 months ago

They don't have space. It will all be wasted instead of used by someone in need. People are fu*king unbelievable.

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6 months ago

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Marcellus the Third
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6 months ago

Custard! Delicious, industrial quantities of custard!

Tara Brooks
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6 months ago

There’s something we don’t know...right?

Nick Nickson
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6 months ago

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I make one HUGE shopings for 2 months since many years (2 full baskets of everything), and 1 week ago I did it also. People where looking on me with disgust. :) They knew all about me and how SELFISH DEEEMON I was. :)) HAHA.

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Entitled Woman Goes To Red Robin

Entitled Woman Goes To Red Robin

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Jo Choto
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6 months ago

How can you indeed? Let me spend ooh, five freaking seconds checking that out and realizing that's exactly what is happening. Moron.

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People Are Panic-Buying Eggs Now? You Assh*les Know You Can’t Grow Chickens With Those Right?

People Are Panic-Buying Eggs Now? You Assh*les Know You Can’t Grow Chickens With Those Right?

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Ruth Mayfly
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6 months ago

Eggs keep for ages at room temperatures, though. Or they do if you're not in the USA where they wash the protective coat off, which shortens their storage life and means they need refridgerating.

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#22

This Couple In Canada, Reselling Wipes Online For Around $90 Cad Bought From Costco's

This Couple In Canada, Reselling Wipes Online For Around $90 Cad Bought From Costco's

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Jo Choto
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6 months ago

It is amazing to me that people see this as a reason to profiteer. I always see the post-apocalyptic movies and think, no, people wouldn't be such douches. Boy, am I wrong.

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#23

Stay Classy You Opportunistic Assh*led

Stay Classy You Opportunistic Assh*led

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Hope Floats
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6 months ago

Just don't buy it..Don't let them win. Soap and hot water is just as good..

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#24

Father And Sister Of St. Louis County Woman With Coronavirus Violated Quarantine By Going To A School Dance

Father And Sister Of St. Louis County Woman With Coronavirus Violated Quarantine By Going To A School Dance

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Becky Moore
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6 months ago

Stupid assholes! And a school dance?! At least go somewhere worth leaving the house for :P

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#25

This Picture Was Taken At My Local Costco. We're Doomed Folks

This Picture Was Taken At My Local Costco. We're Doomed Folks

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Hope Floats
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6 months ago

My heart goes out to all the elderly and unwell, who will not have any supplies due to arseholes like this If anything, the virus has shown me how selfish and greedy people really are.

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#26

Empty And Messy Shelves At A Tesco Supermarket After Panic Buying

Empty And Messy Shelves At A Tesco Supermarket After Panic Buying

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Karen Dyer
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6 months ago

I feel sorry for the workers who have to clean up after these idiots.

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#27

Buying All Hand Sanitizer

Buying All Hand Sanitizer

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Jo Choto
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6 months ago

Yeah, soap actually works better, people.

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#28

British Shoppers Are Being Urged Not To Panic

British Shoppers Are Being Urged Not To Panic

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Analyn Lahr
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6 months ago

I read that the guy who looks like Trump's illegitimate younger brother wants them spread it around to try and develop herd immunity.

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#29

Today's Line As Soon As Costco Opened. People Fighting For Water, Toilet Paper, Rice, And Other Essentials

Today's Line As Soon As Costco Opened. People Fighting For Water, Toilet Paper, Rice, And Other Essentials

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
6 months ago

I just renewed my dang membership to that place. I can hardly stand the crowds on a normal day. Definitely not going now.

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#30

You’re Part Of The Problem!

You’re Part Of The Problem!

Blessing in disguise that I came home this weekend and I live next to the largest grocery store in Illinois. That said, even they are running out of stuff. Still grateful that for at least a few weeks we will be stocked up. 

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Becky Moore
Community Member
6 months ago

To be fair that's not a whole lot; they might have a big family...or the shits?!

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