Y2K - Panic Now and Avoid the Rush

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Y2k = Panic Now and Avoid the Rush


-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), April 13, 1999


Yes, just as some people are trying to suppress panic, others are trying to induce it.

-- No Spam Please (No_Spam_Please@anon_ymous.com), April 13, 1999.

If you're thinking about panicking, bulk sugar would be an excellent place to start. Yesterday prices reached a 12.5 year low. And I think that's on a non-inflation adjusted basis. Hey, Kosinenbones, can you say massive glut! I didn't think so.

-- Puddintame (achillesg@hotmail.com), April 13, 1999.

ya got me convinced...sure seems plausible...I think however, that panic will ensue no later than mid October....people will not wait till December...that panic will not happen, because the masses have not restraint, and certainly will not wait till the last minute. The run on the banks will occur around Aug or Sept. maybe sooner, but no way will it wait till December...

-- rick shade (Rickoshade@aol.com), April 13, 1999.

Interesting...Rick - what do you think will tip the balance from folks having their heads in the sand, to get them running around in circles panicking?

I'm still not certain that the majority of them aren't going to just sit there right up until the blackouts and power surges start...so just wondering what would shake the herd out of that (short of a really MAJOR y2k related glitch that couldn't be covered up).


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), April 13, 1999.

Puddintame, WHERE? I mean in general. I looked at Sam's club, at about a zillion grocery stores all over Fort Worth. I am almost despairing of how I am going to purchase bulk quantities of things like sugar, baking soda, etc. because I can't seem to find it in anything but the typical little packages. If you have some direction on where a person can actually buy a 25+ bag of sugar (white or brown) I'd sure appreciate it.

PJ in TX

-- PJ Gaenir (fire@firedocs.com), April 13, 1999.

Not sure what will cause the thundering herd to unleash before the last minute...You are right, Arlin, about there needing to be a catalyst. Perhaps the government will quell rumors and real truths long enough...I doubt it. Yet, anyone who is planning to remove money WILL CERTAINLY NOT wait until December. Just ask yourself...will you wait that long?

-- rick shade (Rickoshade@aol.com), April 13, 1999.

Yet, anyone who is planning to remove money WILL CERTAINLY NOT wait until December. Just ask yourself...will you wait that long? -- rick

I didn't wait. I've been a non-banker since the first of this year. I don't see any reason to wait, if it's what you believe in. If things turn out just peachy, hunky dory next year, well, fine. I'll go back to the bank. But until then, I'll be "inconvenienced" a bit to handle my money as I see fit.

Mr. K
***isn't waiting for others to bolt***

-- Mr. Kennedy (here@home.tonight), April 13, 1999.

Arlin: Follow the Money.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@com.net), April 13, 1999.

If you can't find any bulk food items, come to Salt Lake City, Utah!!! Just about all grocery stores sell bulk foods in 25LBS and 50LBS bags. They are all having case good sales. 50LBS Walton wheat is only $7.45!!!!! Most stores also sell 55 gallon drums for drinking water for $40. One store sells them for $30!!! 50LBS powdered milk is $69. 60LBS honey for $69. COME TO UTAH AND SAVE BIG BUCKS!!!!

-- freddie (freddie@thefreeloader.com), April 13, 1999.

Hey Freddie,

Are any of these Utah places on the 'net? Any of them do mail order? Out here in the middle of the grain belt I haven't found anyone selling this stuff in bulk, either (except very large bulk).

-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (dtmiller@nevia.net), April 14, 1999.

ahhhhhh, did anyone give him permission to refer to the "fruit cake faction" ? Must be a lurker !

-- sue (deco100@aol.com), April 14, 1999.

PJ in TX

Come to Oklahoma City. The Sam's here has a number of items in bulk. Let me know when you're coming and I'll meet you for a diet Coke. Linda

-- newbiebutnodummy (linda@home.com), April 14, 1999.

PJ- try ordering from a local food coop- they will order BIG bags of stuff they fill the bulk bins with for you- out here, a bulk order like that gets 10% off the regular bin price.

Otherwise- not much out here in bulk- but ...so what? If you want sugar, how much? 100 lbs? that's just 20 five lb bags- we just had a sale at Easter time- 2 bags for 3 bucks- just stock up on sales.I've seen some larger bags of sugar occasionally in a dented can store but the price was worse than 5 lb on sale prices.

-- anita (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), April 14, 1999.

I can corroborate Freddie's info on bulk sales in Utah. I just got Walton's hard white wheat for $8.99/50lb bag, Best Yet sugar for $6.99/25lb bag, Green Giant green beans at $8.00 for 24/14.5 oz cans, Clover Maid honey for $34.00 for 6/5lb bottles. I'm getting a back ache from lifting all this stuff out of the car trunk...

-- Max Dixon (mcdixon@konnections.com), April 14, 1999.

I heard that there is a big hollywood movie coming out this summer or fall on Y2k...the disaster type movie. I predict that will actually start the herd moving...nothing like visuals to wake up the mind's eye as to the possibilities.

-- jeanne (jeanne@hurry.now), April 14, 1999.

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