eye-opening experience at Lehmans

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hello everyone.. just got back form a long day at lehmans in Ohio..the store was packed!! We saw a lot of out -state- license plates..I had been trying to call them for two weeks and couldn't get through,so decided to travel there.The staff was very knowledgeable . One particular employee was wonderful!! Her name was Sherry and she went from dept. to dept. with us explaining each product to us that we had a question about..We mention that we were preparing for y2k and she said something like "yeah ,you guys and about a million others!! She went on to say how extremley busy they have been and have added additonal staff and phone lines!!She also said that people were coming in from all over the country and leaving with U-HAULS full of things.She mention that some things are on backorder and the grain mill we ordered won't be in untill Jan. Some things(such as some cook-stoves) she couldn't get at all. This really hit home how enormous this is and there are a lot of people very very serious about preparing.The time is fast aproaching where some essential items will not be obtainable anywhere..My observation,not hers..It was very very scary!!! Good luck to you all........ Oh , she also mentioned that Lehmans was featured in the London Times,sorry I don't know what date of the article...

-- rooster (logcabin@erinet.com), October 10, 1998


I read the same thing is happening at Walton Feed in Idaho. People fly in to SLC and drive U-Hauls there to try and buy food. My little seed order was back ordered 4-6 months, 2 months ago.

-- Bill (bill@microsoft.com), October 11, 1998.

Obviously, nobodies watching the pot because, **The water is starting to boil**


-- CP (Spoonman@prodigy.net), October 11, 1998.


A recent CNN poll of web site visitors indicated that only 13% of them were preparing by storing supplies, 46% weren't, and the rest didn't think Y2K was a problem. This poll was made of people who use the internet. Care to guess what very low percentage of the overall population is preparing?

What happens to sources of supply like Lehmans when people do catch on?


-- rocky (rknolls@hotmail.com), October 11, 1998.

Please pardon my lack of knowledge, but what is Lehamns? I'm in Ohio and would like to know where and what it is. thank u all.

-- pleaserespond (private@aol.com), October 11, 1998.

Lehman's is a company that sells non-electric products. They have been serving the Amish community and others without electricity for many years. They are located in Kidron, Ohio, southwest of Akron/Canton. You can call for a catalog: 1-330-857-5757 and you can also visit them online:


-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), October 11, 1998.

I called Lehman's last week to order the hand washing machine. It took @ 10 mins of speed dialing to get thru, when I gave the lady my order she said that it was on back order, but they were expecting a shipment to be in any time. She took my order & said it would be shipped when available. She too said they were extremely busy. I would recommend that anyone not wait much longer to order things they need from these companies. We may be running out of time as more & more become aware.

-- Donna in Texas (Dd0143@aol.com), October 15, 1998.

Amish and Mormons have religious requirements for food and so on that some, like many of us others, have let lapse for one reason or another. The millenium is approaching, and a lot of religious people are a bit uneasy about it - after all it is a signifigant date, and they begin to think about the things they are supposed to do to be 'on the right side' if the end should come. So I would expect stores that cater to Mormons and Amish to be quite busy through the next 15 months. Anyone know where I can buy some stock in Lehmans?

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), October 18, 1998.

No Paul, you can't buy stock in Lehmans, you have to go outside to buy it.

They're in the country and know better than to try keep the cows and chickens inside the store. Outside, there's less noise and dirt on the floor.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (cook.r@csaatl.com), October 18, 1998.

It's definately not a religious thing fueling Lehman's right now. I read these notes and decided to stop and visit there on my way thru Ohio this week...just to see for my self..(you know how we like to check out thing)Well, the person who wrote the original note wasn't telling stories!! The place was jammed packed, people yabbing about Y2K and the sales lady told us about "people with money" coming in and buyin multiples of things so they had things to sell in July when nothing was available. The grain mills were back ordered and the washing machines were going fast..they only had one left. There were people there from all over the United states..and they were all MOrmans or Amish!!!!

-- deborah cunningham (dac@ccrtc.com), October 21, 1998.

Sorry, that was supposed to say, NOT all mormons or Amish...I think faster than I type..and don't have spell check on this thing!:>

-- deborah cunningham (dac@ccrtc.com), October 21, 1998.

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