MickyD wrote: Back in early September I looked at what was going on with Covid and Brexit and thought: Uh-oh, Double Whammy Doomsday is approaching. So, I went online and ordered large quantities of long shelf-life non-perishable foodstuffs and toiletries - tea, coffee, pasta, tinned tomatoes, olive oil, flour, yeast, bog roll, toothpaste, that kind of thing. (Oh, and I now have a substantial "cellar" of cheap plonk )
It didn't cost a fortune (less than I've saved on pubs since March!) and of course I hope there isn't major disruption; but there almost certainly will be now. Never mind a probable no-deal Brexit, or even a cobbled together last-minute deal, with Kent turned into a lorry park either way; look at what happened in the early days of Covid alone: panic buying and empty supermarket shelves, and no home delivery slots pretty much anywhere unless you could prove you qualified as a special case. Throw in Brexit on top and, well...
The thing is, we just don't know what ramifications there may be in the disruption of supply chains - some shortages may be really surprising, just because one particular ingredient or component becomes unavailable, with the just-in-time delivery system almost certainly collapsing - so in all seriousness I would recommend that everyone who can afford it try to get in early before the shortages and the panic-buying set in for real. Buying online you're not contributing to the emptying of shelves, and you don't even have to leave home and expose yourself to any of those heroic mask-deniers in the shops. Then later, when it all kicks off, you can go out on the streets selling toilet rolls for a fiver a go.
Maybe not that last one.
What Amazon already sold out of toilet paper. It's okay have no need for it