shortages at costco : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Went to buy my generator at costco yesterday, oops they didn't have any. Went to another costco and they had only one left which i bought. I think the herd is waking up. got wood?

-- papa bear (, January 11, 1999


Check out Army surplus stores, hardware stores, and utility company surplus sales. These are the best places to find what your're looking for.

-- navajojoe (, January 11, 1999.

Having a hard time finding matches up in Victoria Canada. The store I buy them at is out now. Apparently there's shortage of supply, so they've jacked up the price.

Just read that there's 1600 electric utilities in North America, and none are compliant. That, my friends, is really reassuring. I'd like to see a bunch of reverse speech analysis of all those y2k experts. Then the truth would really come out. Apparently a big telecom has found out its switches freeze at 00. They know what going on.

-- bell (, January 11, 1999.

Bell, where did you read that there are 1600 utilities companies that are not Y2K compliant? Would like the facts to document for public awareness brochures. Thanks.

-- Wawonna (, January 11, 1999.

after the first week/month what good are generators going to be? think of renewable resources... solar panels, water wheels , wind...

-- plain ol` joe (, January 11, 1999.

1. Got to have a running water source year around for a water wheel. 2. Got to have a year round wind shear for wind power. 3. Solar could be a possibility if the pocket book is willing. For the average joe-blow, it's out of reach. This is why we are dependent on the power grid. Technology has it's place and so does the pocket book.

-- navajoejoe (, January 11, 1999.

I thought it was just under 8,000 utilities in the USA with 7 currently compliant?

-- Andy (, January 12, 1999.

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