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Old 08-12-2019, 07:38 AM
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As "the time draws nigh" before the SHTF, is it likely that bulk purchases will not be allowed? I am thinking specifically of governmental control, pending shutdown, civil unrest, etc.
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Not likely, probably unconstitutional, unless some form of emergency rationing type Marshal Law is imposed / enforced on stores.
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Ever heard of a ration card? Remember the gas lines. Even or odd days and a 10 gallon limit.

Banking holiday, you can't have your money.

Gubernment isn't in the biz of looking out for the little guy.
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The solution is simple: buy now! Prices are low etc.
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Ever heard of a ration card? Remember the gas lines. Even or odd days and a 10 gallon limit.

Banking holiday, you can't have your money.

Gubernment isn't in the biz of looking out for the little guy.
Yeah I do, all of them..
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Good chance the stores will limit purchase amounts due to shortage of goods. They want to serve as many customers as possible. (Think walmart selling 3 boxes of ammo a day per customer).
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I have a friend in Detroit who is already being limited at the store on quite a few different items.

Tp, canned veggies, etc.
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Larger stores benefit from having more people in the store, walking past more stuff, and impulse buying. They donít want one guy to wipe them out and have no draw for the other suckers....I mean customers.

Little stores are more likely to let anyone buy whatever they want, as they donít have that same business model.

At least until their loyal customers complain, then they start hiding stuff in the back or limiting purchases too.

Online can also benefit from limits. You can only buy 3 of the good stuff...but we also have some of this crap, and that crap, available right now, in bulk.
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I go to Sams and Costco and the Bishops Warehouse with friends. No problems. Impossible to find boullion cubes in bulk onlne.
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If something has a good shelf life & it's something you use/consume the best time to stock up on it is when nobody's buying it as opposed to when everyone's buying as much of it as they can find. Some times it can't be helped, especially with things with a shorter shelf life, or a high value purchase that you've been saving for, but suddenly feel it's now or never, but for the most part you should be able to buy low & hold when high.
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As "the time draws nigh" before the SHTF, is it likely that bulk purchases will not be allowed? I am thinking specifically of governmental control, pending shutdown, civil unrest, etc.
While it is possible, it is far more likely for things to sell out and resupply to not be available. Often states will put limits on purchase of certain emergency supplies during disaster events so it is very possible. Meanwhile quotas are put in place where there are shortages. So certainly.

Everything will sell out very quickly when people realize they won't be able to buy the stuff after. It is called a mad rush.
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As much as people like to bash Costco for their anti-gun stance, both them and Sam's Club are good places to buy in bulk.

Just sayin'.
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I go to Sams and Costco and the Bishops Warehouse with friends. No problems. Impossible to find boullion cubes in bulk onlne.
have you looked at the boullion paste at Asian markets just spoon out what you want. there are baby food sized jars to pint size. along with chicken, beef and pork there are shrimp and tamarin
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I go to Sams and Costco and the Bishops Warehouse with friends. No problems. Impossible to find boullion cubes in bulk onlne.
2.2 pound containers of good flavorful chicken bouillon powder is available at many retail stores that cater to Hispanics & places like near wholesale stores like Smart & Final (used to be Cash & Carry) often stock it.

For LTS, simply freeze the containers.

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I get the bullion paste at normal stores, no need to go to Asian stores.

It’s funny that the Knorr chicken powder is so similar in packaging.

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2.2 pound containers of good flavorful chicken bouillon powder is available at many retail stores that cater to Hispanics & places like near wholesale stores like Smart & Final (used to be Cash & Carry) often stock it.

For LTS, simply freeze the containers.

Good stuff. How much salt and msg do they put in that stuff?
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Good stuff. How much salt and msg do they put in that stuff?
salt- a lot
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I have a friend in Detroit who is already being limited at the store on quite a few different items.

Tp, canned veggies, etc.
My family and friends in the D are wondering where your friend is shopping. They haven't seen or heard about any rationing. Actually they say lately they are finding better selection and more of it, especially fresh stuff. They wanted me to ask for more details though, just in case.
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I get toilet paper with “subscribe and save” at Amazon. Also dehydrated food. I get 2 cases every 2 months and always have at least 10 pkgs at a time in storage. My husband says I have a problem but the thought of running out is terrible. Anyway, I like the automatic shipments because I don’t have to think about anything more than where to store it all. And I get the discount for having more than 5 items. I’m going to check to see if they have bullion that I can add to my next shipment.
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2.2 pound containers of good flavorful chicken bouillon powder is available at many retail stores that cater to Hispanics & places like near wholesale stores like Smart & Final (used to be Cash & Carry) often stock it.

For LTS, simply freeze the containers.

Walmart sells them too. At least every one I've shopper at.
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