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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    I just got our dog from the boarding kennels (she stayed for 10 days while we had some major construction done) and the owner was saying he has just refunded over $50,000 in 3 day for the Easter holidays.

    He was saying a month ago he would have described the business a bulletproof. They’ve been around for so long my parents have been using them for nearly 20 years.

    The economic impact will touch everyone.
    I don't think anyone will be immune from this. Even the supermarkets who are raking it in at the moment will start to lose $ when people can't afford to spend as much on food.

    Speaking of food. I went grocery shopping this morning and managed to get a few things that have been missing from the shelves for weeks eg tinned tomatoes, tinned beans. So things may be on the up and the grocery limits are working.

    BUT I got the shock of my life when I walked into my favourite fruit and vege shop. Bag of onions $3, celery $9.99 a bunch, carrots $3.99 a bag, capsicum and broccoli $14.99 per kg. Yes, mushrooms and capsicum seem to have been drought and bushfire affected. I have noticed supply issues for a while and Coles have had signs up. I do not for one minute believe the price of carrots and onions have doubled in a week. My gut instinct is that the wholesalers are wanting to make a profit out of the panic buying. I go to the shop every week and know the owners. They were very apologetic, but said everything was costing them more and they were left with no choice but to raise prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    Crown Casino is no longer exempt from the social distancing rules. I can't believe they had an exemption in the first place.
    I can’t believe they are still open

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    Our local IGA is suddenly charging 16.99/kg for REGULAR mince, and 2kg of potatoes yesterday cost me $6.99!! I usually get 4kg for $8 ($5.50ish for odd bunch) from woolies

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel0205 View Post
    Our local IGA is suddenly charging 16.99/kg for REGULAR mince, and 2kg of potatoes yesterday cost me $6.99!! I usually get 4kg for $8 ($5.50ish for odd bunch) from woolies
    It’s exhorbitant what we’re all being charged!

    I paid $8.99 for a small bottle of hand sanitiser at the Chemist the other day.

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    I know on a good day they're a cesspool of herbs, butt anyone know how smaller indoor play centres will be affected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel0205 View Post
    Our local IGA is suddenly charging 16.99/kg for REGULAR mince, and 2kg of potatoes yesterday cost me $6.99!! I usually get 4kg for $8 ($5.50ish for odd bunch) from woolies
    I can't even get potatoes

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    This is interesting. Obviously not gov data and it’s just created by a regular person but it is a very good look at what’s to come.


    https://medium.com/@megan.higgie/wit...l-59f83b52756e

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    I can't even get potatoes
    We hadn't been able to for over a week, which is why I did. The guy was putting them out while I was there.

    Normally I do bulk of my shopping at woolies and Aldi, and bites n pieces at IGA, however our local IGA is now asking for I'd from potential shoppers, or for EXISTING rewards cards from their chain, and if not local postcodes/rewards, they *May* be refused their purchase if they feel it's a bulk hoarder after the buses stripping us bare several days running....

    We're a small country town where most people know most others. There has been a few complain they think it's unfair, but 99.5% of locals support the move.

    Purely because of the move to try and curb out of towners stripping us bare for the sake of panic buying....I'll now be buying bulk of my groceries indefinitely from them. If they're willing to refuse some profit short term to try and ensure locals can get what they need, they've got my business
    Last edited by shadowangel0205; 21-03-2020 at 12:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    This is interesting. Obviously not gov data and it’s just created by a regular person but it is a very good look at what’s to come.


    https://medium.com/@megan.higgie/wit...l-59f83b52756e
    I saw that shared on facebook a couple of days ago. Numbers looked like they were modelled on Italy? and consequently may not be our reality. I saw a news article that yesterday suggested we are not on the same trajectory as Europe ie Australia's curve seems to be following Asian countries more closely than Europe. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic here, but I am hoping that lower density living and closing our borders will slow the spread down somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    I saw that shared on facebook a couple of days ago. Numbers looked like they were modelled on Italy? and consequently may not be our reality. I saw a news article that yesterday suggested we are not on the same trajectory as Europe ie Australia's curve seems to be following Asian countries more closely than Europe. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic here, but I am hoping that lower density living and closing our borders will slow the spread down somewhat.
    Agreed. It is an interesting look at the resources and how they will struggle. That also doesnt account for other icu admissions (TBI, cardiac arrests, overdose....) so even with inflated case figures it will be bad.

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