PANIC BUYING LEADS TO ISLE OF WIGHT SUPERMARKET RESTRICTING PURCHASES

Morrisons in Newport and Lake have imposed restrictions on the number of items shoppers can now buy due to the start of another wave of panic buying.

Earlier this year, in the days and weeks leading up to the national lockdown, the shelves of shops across the Island were stripped bear by locals stocking up on daily essentials.

Now, with the coronavirus pandemic going south, supermarkets are seeing yet another wave of bulk purchases.

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From today, the following items have a purchase cap on them:

  • Soap (bar) – 3
  • Hand Sanitisers – 3
  • Hand wash – 3
  • Calpol – 2
  • World Foods (Rice) – 3
  • World Foods (Flour) – 3
  • World Foods (Oil) – 3
  • Toilet Paper – 3
  • Anti Bacterial Cleaning – 3
  • Bathroom Cleaning – 3
  • Specialist Cleaning – 3
  • Floor Cleaning – 3
  • Glass & Window Cleaning – 3
  • Kitchen Cleaning – 3
  • Multi-purpose Cleaning – 3
  • Bleach – 3
  • Disinfectant – 3
  • Drains Disinfectant – 3
  • Toilet Care Bleach & Disinfectant – 3
  • Kitchen Roll – 3

Morrisons say they appreciate your understanding at this difficult time.

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TKSENSE
TKSENSE
8 months ago

How stupid are these people! I blame the media for showing people panic buying and it just spirals out of control! There is more than enough for people to shop normally and we wont run out! What is it all about panik buying toilet rolls what ever next!
 
Just really stupid people im afraid!

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  TKSENSE
8 months ago

Agree with you stupid people.
Did a shop yesterday, home bargains, Iceland, Morrison’s (before you all ask I usually do several shops as I only shop once a month!), I didn’t want any toilet rolls, but after all the news about further restrictions, I made a point of looking .. no toilets rolls in these shops and that was about 11 am.
The shops were rammed with folk, unusual for a Tuesday too.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Johnjay
8 months ago

That’s the problem – last time the “stupid people” were the ones with the toilet rolls and flour and those who behaved sensibly were the ones who got nothing but a sense of satisfaction.

Not tempted myself (so far) but you can see why people might make poor choices because they do not want to get caught out again this time.

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  Mark
8 months ago

Yes you’re right Mark people make poor choices because they don’t want to get caught out and I expect there are vulnerable people who will double or triple up so as to lessen the time they have to go to the shops… it’s a vicious circle but hopefully if everyone shops wisely then the panic buying will stop. The supermarkets have said there is plenty of goods in the supply chain so let’s hope looking forward everyone is catered for.

Smithy
Smithy
8 months ago

There’s a load of selfish and downright stupid people out there yet again! There is NO shortage of anything.

KEV
KEV
Reply to  Smithy
8 months ago

There WILL be when these people have finished, here we go again, I’m alright and the rest can suffer attitude will again cause shortages!

YIGAF
YIGAF
8 months ago

Well done Morrison’s. Let’s hope other shops and supermarkets follow. No need for it as suppliers have stated they have no problems.

Black rat
Black rat
8 months ago

What is wrong with these greedy idiots.

Mandy
Mandy
8 months ago

This pandemic has certainly shown how selfish and self-centred people can be,there’s enough for everyone if you just shop sensibly.

bored of covid
bored of covid
Reply to  Mandy
8 months ago

nope mandy – people want to make sure they are alright first.
 
law of nature applies – survival of the fittest.

Tony
Tony
Reply to  bored of covid
8 months ago

Survival of the thickest.

realist
realist
Reply to  Tony
8 months ago

you go without then tony – your morals won’t put food in your stomach or provide you with toilet paper will it.

xB105
xB105
8 months ago

No doubt the toilet roll is required for all those kebabs that need consuming before 10pm now. Then live on rice and pasta for three months until the lockdown eases…….wait….what lockdown? There isn’t one!!!!!!! Price of coffee and sugar going up…buybuybuy buybuybuy..must must must. Baaabaaaabaaaabaaaa.

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
8 months ago

I’ve never seen a bear in. Morrisons – I think you mean bare!

Remus
Remus
8 months ago

Well done Morrison’s , hope the staff don’t get abused by selfish morons , but they probably will ! Having spent 40+ years in retail I know what SOME of the public can be like , a***holes !!!

IOWter
IOWter
8 months ago

Just done an online shop and Tesco’s are restricting the amount you buy aswell just to let you all know.
Wouldn’t need to restrict anything if people weren’t so downright idiotic and stupid.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
Reply to  IOWter
8 months ago

Agree IOWter, these morons are creating a shortage by ‘hoarding’ certain products. Stop panicing, there WILL BE PLENTY TO GO AROUND if everyone buys normally.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
Reply to  IOWter
8 months ago

Good. Tesco here on the island were too slow to put restrictions on certain items earlier in the year. Still think 3 packs of toilet rolls is too much. 1 or 2 packs is appropriate don’t you think??

Karn Evil 9
Karn Evil 9
8 months ago

What idiots, Im guessing these are the same people that refuse to stick to the rules and wear a mask.

Tony
Tony
8 months ago

Remember last time when all the excess food was thrown away.

Ventnor
Ventnor
8 months ago

Greedy and stupid people. The supermarkets should limit them to only 1.Why maximum of 3?
In theory that means people could buy 3 x packs of 9 rolls. Even a large family wont get through 27 rolls of toilet paper in a week, will they. A limit of one packet will ensure there is enough for everyone. These greedy people really get under my skin.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
Reply to  Ventnor
8 months ago

Absolutely! Why buy 3 packs of 24 toilet rolls? Greedy, selfish b**tards! Unless they have a problem? A BIG problem!!!!!!

Last edited 8 months ago by Opinions Matter
realist
realist
Reply to  Opinions Matter
8 months ago

i will go round several different shops and stock up on everything i can – then repeat the process the next day and so on, until I am sure I won’t run out of anything.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  realist
8 months ago

It’s people like you that makes the shops run out you selfish prat. Or you’re just winding everyone up.

Eve Shipman
Eve Shipman
8 months ago

I do like a small glass of brandy just before going to bed. Maybe I’d better get three or four cases in, just to make sure I’ve got enough for the next five years, assuming I last that long. I could wrap them in all those toilet rolls for protection. 😉
 
Tongue in cheek, of course, I couldn’t possibly afford four cases.

Johnjay
Johnjay
Reply to  Eve Shipman
8 months ago

Brilliant ! Lovely to see a wicked sense of humour! Cheers me dear

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
8 months ago

Hopefully will stop the gready pigs from taking from others!

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Arthur Sausage
8 months ago

It won’t they are thick!

Useyourloaf
Useyourloaf
8 months ago

Ha ha ha
You people are stupid !
Getting brainwashed by this government
Have a strong word with yourselves;)

Mr B
Mr B
8 months ago

Oh man, I was going to clean my mansion windows this week!

Sarah Cupcake
Sarah Cupcake
8 months ago

Hope they dont sell out of sausages.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
8 months ago

NO NO NO. Why are people starting this again, there is no need to panic buy. All these idiots are doing is creating a shortage of particular items themselves. Stop it for heaven’s sake. Don’t be so selfish.

Steve H
Steve H
8 months ago

Its so ironic! These morons need to ask themselves a question! Was there a shortage of toilet rolls, anti bacterial wipes, flour ,soap, bleach, last week or the week before when they went shopping? No of course there wasnt ! But because of their greed and stupidity on panic buying , they themselves have created this situation! What pathetic individuals they are! Absolute twats.

Lev
Lev
8 months ago

Get a grip peeps.you selfish lot of twats.
This covid is here too stay so deal.act rational .it needs too take its course ,be vigilant or risk it .i mean some slack person takes ut into old peooles homes. Or hospital!stop closing down the country of every normal n needed things .thousands are dying of cancer,other illness because this covid …which keeps gets top attention against other many deaths and gov obsesses over. leave crap rolls alone stupid selfish shoppers cos im bored and fed up at hearing it now.
Im disabled and cant go out so . .wot face my tesco deliv being short if import items?
Lets hope you all get squits so youll at least use them up right

reality check
reality check
Reply to  Lev
8 months ago

wishing ill health on others lev, is a sign of a bitter and twisted person. You are ultimately responsible for yourself, disabled or not. No other human being was born with a contract attached to them that said “must help lev”
 
don’t bother with the words “community and society”, as the reality is, no one is obligated to do anything for you, ever.
 
never assume anyone will help you – never rely on goodwill
 
be careful what you wish for – you may end up with the squits and have no toilet roll.

Flareon
Flareon
8 months ago

Again? People need to get a grip and take a look at themselves, mindless idiots…

Pete
Pete
8 months ago

What stops them putting shopping in car and going back for more i shop once a week and buy what i need be alot of waste food again in awhile just greed and not decent people just selfish

Lev
Lev
Reply to  Pete
8 months ago

Nothing Pete.my thoughts exactly.people are stupid beyond stupid n selfish .

reality check
reality check
Reply to  Lev
8 months ago

dont’ care – I will make sure I have enough to see me through any shortages or unexpected situations – i do not care if there is not enough for others, just as long as there is enough for me.

Ignorance is an infectious dis
Ignorance is an infectious dis
8 months ago

Why not have a limit on the number of properties one can buy

ell
ell
8 months ago

Please don’t buy every thing up, last time I had to go without thing ,I couldn’t get more than normal as on a budget and have no extra money to buy more items, please leave things on the shelf for people like me.

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