Is there a TP shortage?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Kenneth in NC, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Kenneth in NC

    Kenneth in NC Well-Known Member

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    Over the past 4 weeks I have watched as Sam Club raised it's Toilet Paper (MemberMark) Case prices from $9.96 case to NOW $15.96 a case. So is there a TP shortage? That's a pretty big increase in just 4 weeks.

    Kenneth in NC
     
  2. RachAnn in NW Okla

    RachAnn in NW Okla Well-Known Member

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    Hi~

    supply and damand? :no:

    I dont know....maybe they just want to try to get away with as much as they can :rolleyes:

    it was $9.96 lets see if they will pay 10.15
    yep they would pay it but will they pay 11.50?
    yep they will but will they pay 12?
    yep they will but will they pay 13?
    14?
    15?
    $15.96

    when it gets to a high enough price the people stop buying it then they will start putting it on sale or reduce the price...

    just my $ .02
    Rachel
     

  3. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, like the now high priced plywood, we are sending it all to Iraq for "rebuilding" purposes....
     
  4. BCR

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    My experience with Sam's Club is that they switch to higher priced brand names. Are you sure they didn't change brands? They quit carrying the generic brands and only have stuff that I won't buy, which is why my business membership won't be renewed this year. Frankly, if there is something I must have and they are the only ones/best price, etc. I'll just pay the markup. I just don't see that happening.

    We don't spend enough there in a year to justify the membership.
     
  5. Jena

    Jena Well-Known Member

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    Everything is going up. They keep trying to make it appear like it's a specific product that is increasing, but it's overall inflation. Shhhh don't tell anyone!

    Jena
     
  6. perennial

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    Maybe i should get into the TP business or buy stock in it - heck everybody buys some kind - i hope atleast!
     
  7. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    Real homesteaders use corncobs......
     
  8. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    How many rolls in a case?

    I can get 2...... 24 packs (48 rolls) of Charmin for $11 at Target, saw the same price at K-Mart. And this is a weekly sale, every week. Doesn't sound like a shortage.
     
  9. southerngurl

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    Probably because diesel is high and it has to be shipped form multiple places to be processed.
     
  10. Cyngbaeld

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    Maybe we will all have to get one of Bare's gadgets. LOL
     
  11. bare

    bare Head Muderator

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    Yep, lemme see, what did I spend on TP the last three or four years... not a red cent, nope, not one.

    One of the best investments I've ever made!
     
  12. WanderingOak

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    OK, I'll bite. What are you talking about?
     
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    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    I'd suspect a garden hose might deliver a tad too much water.

    The outfit that made mine failed, so I hope mine works for a looong time. It would be simple enough to build at home though, if you could locate the parts. You can hook it up to the toilet water supply or a sink. Nothing more than a on/off valve, 1/4 inch plastic hose and a 1/4 inch wand. Cost less than 20.00 three or four years ago.
     
  15. HermitJohn

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    Could just go out in the yard and crank up the pressure washer. Remove those bothersom hemmoroids also. Down in General Chat somebody posted a pic of a guy "sitting" on the bangbang end of his rifle. That would probably solve the problem also or at least you wouldnt care anymore.
     
  16. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    :haha: That might work in warmer climates or during warmer months, but I can't see that in -30 wind chill. Unless of course you add an antifreeze.
     
  17. annethcz

    annethcz Well-Known Member

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    That's why we use cloth ;) I keep a roll or two around for visitors, but our family uses cloth wipes instead.

    Along the lines of a bidet... I know several families who use one of these:
    http://www.minishower.com/

    (you can get them much cheaper from cloth diapering websites)
     
  18. pcdreams

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    Of course there is. That's because we have an ample supply of s**t to deal with. :haha:
     
  19. Freeholder

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    According to my 91-y-o grandmother, homesteaders used to use rags and wash them. I'm willing to do that, if necessary (I bought a big package of cheap white washcloths for just such a necessity a while back, just haven't used them yet). But I suppose we would keep TP on hand for visitors, as somebody else said!

    Kathleen
     
  20. WanderingOak

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    When I was stationed in the Gulf, my ship pulled into Muscat, Oman for a few days. The public restrooms were all western style, but rather than TP,they had these little showerheads on the end of a hose. I had no idea how we were supposed to use them. After my first time dealing with that, I made sure that I brought a half-roll from the ship whenever I went out in town.