Well I’m really on edge now - just spent 20mins on the phone to Amazon complaining about sellers not fulfilling (very over priced!) orders that are shown to have been dispatched (and thus charged for). I’ve been trying to buy (yep you guessed it) toilet paper since beginning of April from Amazon. The first seller marked my item as dispatched but after 4 weeks (a week past delivery) they unilaterally cancelled order saying it had ‘probably’ got lost. Ok it happens, but it just happened again with another seller I went to after the previous seller failed to deliver. Again saying my item had been dispatched (and charged me) days ago (UK seller), due by 8pm this evening but when I tracked it on Hermes, it hadn’t even been passed yet to the courier! I’ve given up trying to get loo paper locally.
Honestly I’m beginning to believe the effects of panic buying is having more impact on my state of mind than anything else that Covid is throwing at us. I’m actually getting paranoid that these elusive items (incuding orders of hand gel that failed to show) allocated to purchasing customers are disappearing somewhere along the supply chain for more nefarious reasons!
edit - omg, I just realised I’ve written nearly 250 words about loo roll. I really need to get out more. Oh yeah, If only ..
Buy methylated spirit/ethanol from DIY store. Glycerol or glycerol based aloe Vera gel from pharmacy. 75% of the alcohol/25% of the glycerol.
It's perfectly effective and you'll save a fortune. I make liters at a time if I need to.
But seriously, mods, can these non-birding threads be moved.