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Marthe48

(17,241 posts)
20. Maybe hoarders ran out of room
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:23 PM
Jan 2022

I know I did. All through the isolation phase of Covid-19, many people stocked up shelf stable supplies. I have several friends and relatives who are trying to use up things they bought in Spring 2020 before their use by date expires. I have enough stocked up to last from months to a year. I don't even want to buy anything else, although, to be fair, I ordered a new fan for my bedroom, and more KN95 masks.

What if many others have enough, or too much, right now? What if people discovered they don't need those feel-good shopping trips? What if demand for supplies is so over?

On another note, CBS news is pounding the plight of the trucking industry today. I notice that MSM is systematically slamming selected targets from President Biden to Pete. Whereever they can get a wedge in, it seems to me.

So, if I read this correctly Sherman A1 Jan 2022 #1
This Deminpenn Jan 2022 #4
Not exactly FBaggins Jan 2022 #5
A record amount of money was spent in the holiday season, House of Roberts Jan 2022 #7
Agreed Sherman A1 Jan 2022 #8
What you read in article is capitalist nonsense. Another article will tell you, think there were Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #9
Sales do not "always drop after the holidays" onenote Jan 2022 #15
U.S. Retail Sales Fell 1.9% in December mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #2
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Oh wait, normal post Xmas fluctuation range? Ok then... Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #10
Like it or not durablend Jan 2022 #12
That's retailer crazy math. Real math is sane. Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #13
People are buying tons of stuff because they have good jobs and saved up income IronLionZion Jan 2022 #3
My gawd . . .. Lovie777 Jan 2022 #6
Oh, forgot about the hyped up supply chain nonsense. What happened to that? All fixed I guess.. Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #11
Probably Ships Still Stuck Off The San Diego Port... GB_RN Jan 2022 #14
Additional information from the Commerce Dept. Report onenote Jan 2022 #16
Thanks. That helps. NT mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #19
From the source. Yes, they are seasonally adjusted. No, they aren't inflation adjusted progree Jan 2022 #17
It should cool inflation a bit. roamer65 Jan 2022 #18
Maybe hoarders ran out of room Marthe48 Jan 2022 #20
I know I am going to delay a new car until at least 2026. roamer65 Jan 2022 #21
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