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Old 02-09-2019, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by GreatGonzo View Post
Panic buying is usually a self fulfilling prophecy. As soon as a tipping point of people do it, shelves start to look empty, more people panic buy and shortages start.

The underlying reason will be concerns about Brexit of course. I think it is a reasonable question to ask as to whether there will be shortages because of Brexit regardless or if Brexit induced panic buying will create them.

That of course may depend product by product.
The 1974 sugar shortage had a genuine supply issue at its source, but was hugely exacerbated by panic buying. I can remember my old man smashing up sugar cubes with a hammer for our cornflakes.
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