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Lots of varieties of soft drinks have been spotty or disappeared entirely. Especially diet, caffeine-free stuff (Don’t judge me! I just want some flavor without all the sugar and uppers!)

Lots of restaurants have had weird straws recently. Either unusual sizes or switching from one material to another.

There is other stuff that has been out of stock just because shipping made it prohibitive to send at the moment. Smaller board game manufacturers haven’t been able to cover the crazy shipping prices, so game stores have had really spotty stock. However, we are talking about products where the entire production run fits in one container so it is much easier to have all-or-nothing type situations.

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Community Facebook group has posted dozens of pictures of empty cat food shelves. Is cat food made domestically or another China product?



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Cat food


I blame increasing worry about food security among seniors for this one.


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Community Facebook group has posted dozens of pictures of empty cat food shelves. Is cat food made domestically or another China product?


This is a Soylent Green moment waiting to happen.


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I'm in the middle of a remodel. It was a nightmare finding high quality prefinished hardwood flooring that we could get in less than six months.

That sucks. It's embarrassing actually, that the US of A can't supply it's own citizens with real wood flooring. Good gawd.




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Kellog's Cracklin Oat Bran. Can't find it anywhere.

About six weeks ago the stock of Kellogg’s Club Crackers at both of my main grocery stores became spotty too.

And the stock of Kellogg’s Club crackers at both of my main grocery stores continues to be spotty. Very strange – WHY? Crackers have no exotic or rare ingredients. Just wheat, salt, and other basic ingredients.



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Ball canning lids- the traditional steel ones. Not a one to be had anywhere. Bought some plastic ones to fill in.

Cars and trucks. Sold my 4 wheel drive Ford truck for a crapload, then turn around and see it later for sale on a factory ford lot at an even higher price! They were asking $7,000 more than I paid for it brand new 5 years earlier. Crazy. Suspect it's like ammo prices and will crater soon enough.
 
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Ball canning lids
They're sold in pairs, right?
 
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Ball canning lids
They're sold in pairs, right?


I don't know Para. The wife always bought it before. She gave up and said, "pick up some canning jar lids will ya". (Mason jars). I think the flat tops come in a pack of a bunch and so do the spinning round parts but don't know for certain. We're scrounging old lids now which is fine if you are harvesting basil and making pesto and putting in the fridge to eat in the next week, but you can't can it, put it on the shelf and ignore it which is what I think she wants to do. .

So I tried but they don't have any.
 
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Ball canning lids- the traditional steel ones. Not a one to be had anywhere. Bought some plastic ones to fill in.

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Try an internet search for “Bulk Canning Lids”. Check Lehman’s too. Berlin packaging dot com is normally an excellent source, but they’re been over run the last couple of years. When you buy, buy in bulk, and buy a lot. A lot. I’d recommend buying late winter/early spring and stock up.

Lids are the round flat metal pieces with the rubber seal. These are considered a one time use only, although nowadays you can get some reusable plastic ones.

Bands are the metal things you screw on the glass, over a lid, when processing. You remove them after the jars seals and you reuse them many many times, years and years.
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Ball canning lids
They're sold in pairs, right?


I don't know Para. The wife always bought it before. She gave up and said, "pick up some canning jar lids will ya". (Mason jars). I think the flat tops come in a pack of a bunch and so do the spinning round parts but don't know for certain. We're scrounging old lids now which is fine if you are harvesting basil and making pesto and putting in the fridge to eat in the next week or 2, but you can't can it, put it on the shelf and ignore it which is what I think she wants to do. .

So I tried but they don't have any.
 
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If you're canning balls, they'd better sell those lids in even numbers.

Two, four, six, eight, who you gonna castrate?
 
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Try an internet search for “Bulk Canning Lids”. Check Lehman’s too.
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Whoh, they're all over the place. Guess Jeff Bezos will be making some $ on us after all. Thanks!
 
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Those jokes didn't land at all, did they?
 
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I suspect that the discussion is being ignored because most of us would be embarrassed to admit that more than one of our balls would easily fit into a typical canning jar. Red Face

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We've moved all our pet food orders to Petco, Chewey OR Amazon with automatic reordering and have ended all the shortage issues.


I posted that on 10/6 and yesterday I got the email from Petco that they would be unable to ship my order until further notice. Went to Amazon and they did not have an exact match. Found it on Chewy but not in the size I would have liked.


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It's been really tough at work. Clean room Hepa filters, bioreactor bags, disposable sterile tubing, all kinds of stuff has crazy long lead times and are usually delayed from the original ship date.




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Those jokes didn't land at all, did they?

It woke me up at 5 a.m. while trying to get back to sleep, reading my tablet. I had a good laugh and then was even more awake. Good stuff.

As for shortages, Ortega Taco sauce. It left the shelf close to a month ago, then came back for a week and suddenly it's all gone again. Who hoards taco sauce?
 
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Went to the store last night to get ramen and sriracha. No sriracha. They had a tag over the label on the shelf, something about a shortage. SRIRACHA SHORTAGE.

Thankfully, the place across the street still had some. Bizarre.


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Went to the store last night to get ramen and sriracha. No sriracha. They had a tag over the label on the shelf, something about a shortage. SRIRACHA SHORTAGE.

Thankfully, the place across the street still had some. Bizarre.

An article I read a few years back said the Sriracha factory in Industry. CA uses something like 100 Million pounds of peppers per year. That's so many.
 
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