When I returned home after ALL-CON 2020 closed due to the virus my wife told me about articles she read about toilet paper shortages. People are actually fighting over for the wipes. Walmart is out. Target is out. Office Depot is out. Amazon is out, except for the hoarders/gouchers who are selling $20 packages of TP for $96.
Well, today my wife and I decided to go on The Great Toilet Paper Expedition. Her plan was to go store to store to search for the elusive creature. I really didn’t want to drive all around Dallas looking for it (the $96 package started to look promising) so I decided to try it online. A store on Ebay had 5 rolls left of the 36 count Charmin at a reasonable price and it would take about a week and a half for delivery. So, I ordered two packages and found out the store is closed for vacation.
I went back to the online search. I checked Target and found they were suppose to have some, but not for delivery or online purchase. Since I’ve been fooled before by online sites saying their stores had a product in stock and when I arrived they didn’t and never carried it, I decided to call the store first.
THEY JUST GOT A SHIPMENT IT-IN STORE PURCHASE ONLY!!!! Only one per customer per household. Alllll Right!
My wife and I drove there and found they did indeed have a shipment in. I passed several people as I searched for the aisle for the paper with only a package of toilet paper in their cart. We were able to find the brand and style we liked in the larger packages that should last several weeks.
I’m taking my wife out to dinner tonight to celebrate. Who knew buying toilet paper could be exciting.
Out of curiosity, what is it like in your neck of the woods?