Very simple indicators: need data from retail organizations - help?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Nearly all inventory/sales systems record historical sales grouped by month, week, etc. We all hear that 25% of Americans polled intend to put aside something, we're far enough into 1999 to be able to discern any obvious Y2K-spending, if it's really happened.
Does anybody here actually work (or is close to someone who does )at a Wal-mart, large grocery store, etc and can produce sales figures for the last 8 months for these items:?
Tuna, rice, beans, chili, dried milk, lanterns, Ramen, macaroni & cheese, sugar, flour, pasta, ammunition, and others?
I'd think rice, beans, and tuna would be the strongest indicators.
Thanks if anybody can help............
-- Lisa (email@example.com), May 20, 1999
A friend of mine works in a gun store, and he says they are consistently selling out of ammo, especially .223 and 12 gauge 00. That kind of stuff sure isn't for pheasant hunting.
-- DMH (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 20, 1999.