Supermarket websites struggle amid new lockdown
05/01/2021 | news | business | 708
Demand surges as shoppers rush to secure online delivery slots following news of another lockdown.
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05/01/2021 11:27:26 11 4
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They will adapt

This is a none issue

Will also create new jobs

Lower carbon foot print
not good if u are disabled u thick baster d Removed
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05/01/2021 11:27:44 76 15
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How many people could easily go visit the supermarket rather than use online. Leave online for the vulnerable, elderly, and those shielding through serious health issues.
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05/01/2021 11:31:58 17 8
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Back in March Sainsbury's in my area wouldn't deliver AT ALL unless you had spoken to customer services with proof of you being CEV or shielding, usually a doctor's letter or similar.
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05/01/2021 11:32:33 7 5
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Come on Man! We're told to stay at home, people are just following orders. Stop virtue signalling
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05/01/2021 11:34:53 4 3
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Very many of us essential / key workers don't want a repeat of last March-April when having been out of the house for 10 or 12 hours, we try to stop at the supermarkets to buy food and other essentials, only to find empty shelves. There were some products that I used to buy regularly, maybe not every week, where I waited three months for them to be back in stock.
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05/01/2021 12:16:10 4 1
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I'm sure the answer to that includes 'my rights' somewhere. Selfish morons.
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05/01/2021 13:11:17 2 0
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*Everyone* should shop online if they could. Reducing contact reduces risk, which reduces impact on the NHS.

Supermarkets will generally prioritise the vulnerable - they got lists from the government. But, once those have been prioritised there are plenty of spaces for others to use. If everyone who wasn't vulnerable shopped in store, cases would increase more.
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05/01/2021 13:13:00 0 1
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They can’t use the internet though
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06/01/2021 16:27:02 0 0
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Its not just one sector of the population that wants to stay out of the way of the virus. Most people do, so its an individual choice.
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05/01/2021 11:28:18 118 3
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I've just been on the Asda website and it looks pretty normal to me with plenty of slots available.
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05/01/2021 11:33:01 115 11
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Same for me with Sainsburys. Seems to be another non story eh BBC
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05/01/2021 12:03:36 3 0
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Got Morrison slot immediately.
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Bob
05/01/2021 12:16:01 5 3
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Just because YOU have slots doesn't mean others do or that it is all fake news.

I have just checked here and Tesco has no slots. ASDA has no slots. Sainsbury's has a couple for the furthest date away and nothing before then. Ocado has no slots.
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05/01/2021 13:10:51 0 1
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I couldn’t get a Tesco or Sainsbury’s delivery.
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05/01/2021 14:23:28 0 0
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Plenty of slots if you don't want it in the next two days you mean!
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xlr
05/01/2021 14:45:42 0 0
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It is normal now. Last night I got kicked off while checking a delivery I placed a week ago.

As I result, I bet all my margarine is delivered, but none of the bread comes.
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05/01/2021 11:28:40 9 6
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The businesses will adapt

This is a none issue
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05/01/2021 11:29:39 74 10
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Panic buying again, the UK is full of morons
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05/01/2021 12:15:12 25 45
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It's the 52% factor again - we've known it for over 4 years now.
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05/01/2021 11:29:55 6 11
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They have no excuse. Not only have the supermarkets had 9 months to adapt, the management of these companies should have anticipated this sort of lockdown from the trend in hospital and infection statistics which have been clear for several weeks.

Government dithering about a lockdown and the need to close schools has not helped either.
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05/01/2021 11:32:15 18 4
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Their excuse is that there is no struggle. This is a sensationalist article from the ever more sensational BBC. They need to cool their jets and stop publishing this scaremongering.
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05/01/2021 11:40:45 0 1
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What is surprising is that there is no reference to the problems with Boots online deliveries. I placed an order with them on 6th December which has still not been delivered and I have not been refunded.
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05/01/2021 11:30:21 8 11
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You think they would of learnt from the last time.

Just get more servers and decent router
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05/01/2021 11:30:21 8 3
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Any delay in food will be sorted
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05/01/2021 11:30:27 8 5
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How can the supermarkets survive with all these customers.....
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05/01/2021 11:30:47 41 12
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waitrose and fortnums fine......typical BBC pandering to the mob......
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05/01/2021 12:33:41 6 13
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Which mob would that be?
Arrogance personified allied to IGNORANCE!!!
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05/01/2021 15:40:18 0 0
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My local Co-op won't let you in the place if you're not wearing a mask
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05/01/2021 11:30:51 6 9
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Back in March and April, Sainsbury's wouldn't even offer me a slot unless I was officially CEV and had proof from the government.

That is maybe a bit extreme and they have now stopped doing that, but there is much to be said for rationing slots in some way to those who really need them. For example, a fit and healthy car owner should not be allowed a slot - they can go in person.
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05/01/2021 11:31:13 18 2
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We (over 60, underlying health issues, & my husband is blind) treat online grocery orders like a military operation. It's pretty much his full-time job (I'm a university lecturer & working flat out to support students online!) but so far forward planning & organisation has kept us fed. Haven't had to use my church-manadated food storage supplies yet!
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05/01/2021 13:33:44 1 0
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This is pretty much our experience too. Older, with underlying health issues and planning our food and medical supplies like a military campaign!
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05/01/2021 11:31:31 439 75
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Dear BBC - Can you please stop with this sensationalism? This is a non issue - there are plenty of delivery slots. What *IS* an issue is every article you publish quoting a run on X product or a lack of delivery slots, creating a problem. Maybe try and aspire for some balance and responsibility?
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05/01/2021 11:33:20 68 267
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so because it doesn't fit your requirements, it should be stopped?
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05/01/2021 11:33:46 56 25
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BBC have become a lazy news organisation and also dislike negative truthful comments on here. Lets see if this gets taken down?
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KRR
05/01/2021 11:52:44 20 62
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Sensationalism - 'Supermarket websites struggle amid new lockdown' is 'sensationalism'?

You must lead a very dull life. If something really dramatic happened - say, a neighbour's wheelie being knocked over in a gale - I fear for you.
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05/01/2021 12:03:41 14 32
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I think you, like many others, don’t realise how many are vulnerable
If you have four major supermarkets, with 1.5 million slots each, & 2 go down, is that sensationalism, or are you more happy that healthier shoppers strip shelves bare?
If you want balance & responsibility, it starts with how you think & behave
In my opinion, there’s no excuse for ignorance, when it’s all right in front of you
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05/01/2021 12:03:46 12 26
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Can we assume you have the hard facts to substantiate your generalised claims?
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05/01/2021 12:05:46 44 22
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Because the BBC will use anything that it can find as a stick to beat the ("Tory") government with.
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05/01/2021 12:07:22 19 38
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How is this sensationalist exactly? they are reporting what the supermarkets have already warned about. literally in the second sentance

"Sainsbury's said on Tuesday that earlier it had restricted access to its online services to manage high demand"

Did you even read the article? If you can't keep your emotions in check at such a story then that is on you, not the BBC.
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05/01/2021 12:10:26 49 13
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BBC. Just a grubby little tabloid now with reporters egos driving the news
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VoR
05/01/2021 12:15:57 4 4
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Actually, there are a lack of delivery slots. Had to have my plumber round yesterday and he was telling me that even though they had to self isolate because of Covid-contact, they couldn't get any delivery slots.

Also experienced the issue myself in the first lockdown, when we should have been on the sheltering list but were inexplicably left off for two weeks. Couldn't get slots until on list.
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05/01/2021 12:19:04 10 2
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I have a priority slot with Tesco. In spite of trying regularly throughout the day and night - including between 11.30 pm and 3 am- I find that all slots are booked. So...where are the “plenty of delivery slots” you are crowing about?
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05/01/2021 12:24:45 10 4
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Well said.
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05/01/2021 12:34:49 14 1
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It's rather sad that on the one hand the media self-righteously bang on about the anxiety and mental health issues caused by lockdowns, yet on the other hand they publish a non-story that will only unnecessarily fuel public anxiety?
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05/01/2021 12:19:37 9 0
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Problem is that good news does not sell
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05/01/2021 12:43:34 5 3
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Depends upon where you live. Just checked and found 3 slots at the end of January. I can't afford to tie up my meagre income for something that is over 3 weeks away. It is an issue because both myself and my wife are vulnerable but fall short of any special consideration. This pandemic has cost my wife her job because the supermarket where she works isn't safe enough. Think hard!
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05/01/2021 12:44:35 6 5
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Again the BBC is only quoting Sainsbury, Tesco, Asda, Ocado etc, the BBC is not making these claims!! the BBC is just reporting news...but what's the point in saying this....people like you just want to whine about everything....give us a break please
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05/01/2021 12:46:42 2 2
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Tesco can give delivery slots but by the time they are ahead you may stave
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05/01/2021 13:23:58 3 2
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Agree 100% The bbc has lost it’s way
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05/01/2021 13:32:07 2 0
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Agree entirely. As a regular Ocado customer for years with a delivery this evening, the mobile app worked perfectly this morning and I later logged into the website to amend future orders without any delay or problems. Always brilliant service and quality and move to M & S from Waitrose was well managed. Would never go back to queuing up in Tesco!!
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05/01/2021 13:33:15 2 2
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I've not been able to get a delivery slot since March! I think it's about time that these were 24/7 to make more use of vans and staff. Oh, increase delivery to £25 too!
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05/01/2021 13:57:32 1 2
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It's ever been their way - don't forget how BBC Breakfast brought about a run on Northern Rock in 2008 and triggered the credit crunch!
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05/01/2021 14:21:34 1 0
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Really? Sorry, but you are so wrong, I couldn't even get into my supermarket of choice last night and when I finally got to one I could get a delivery slot, the earliest one was 10th of January! I need food today, I am isolating, we ran out of the food we had ( didn't expect to be isolating) thankfully have a friend who is going to collect it for me tomorrow, that was the earliest we could get!
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06/01/2021 09:37:44 0 0
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You obviously cannot then!
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05/01/2021 11:27:44 76 15
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How many people could easily go visit the supermarket rather than use online. Leave online for the vulnerable, elderly, and those shielding through serious health issues.
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05/01/2021 11:31:58 17 8
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Back in March Sainsbury's in my area wouldn't deliver AT ALL unless you had spoken to customer services with proof of you being CEV or shielding, usually a doctor's letter or similar.
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05/01/2021 12:14:10 3 0
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I think that's false news,please tell the truth
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05/01/2021 12:45:43 2 0
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All supermarkets were provided CEV lists from the NHS. No evidence needed by the consumer. Sainsbury CSR HQ contacted me directly saying I had priority access to slots and nothing to do with my local store. The same with Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Iceland. Ocado did nothing. What document did you have to provide?
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05/01/2021 11:29:55 6 11
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They have no excuse. Not only have the supermarkets had 9 months to adapt, the management of these companies should have anticipated this sort of lockdown from the trend in hospital and infection statistics which have been clear for several weeks.

Government dithering about a lockdown and the need to close schools has not helped either.
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05/01/2021 11:32:15 18 4
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Their excuse is that there is no struggle. This is a sensationalist article from the ever more sensational BBC. They need to cool their jets and stop publishing this scaremongering.
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05/01/2021 11:32:16 31 5
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Funny I've just booked my next weeks shopping online with Sainsbury's. They do add new slots regularly but I've found that they definitely add more slots mid mornings. Prices are shocking though. Have really noticed the increase in prices on almost everything lately
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Pip
05/01/2021 12:06:56 3 7
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That's funny, there's a good few on here say they haven't............?
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05/01/2021 12:18:14 4 2
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Sainsbury's: Tesco quality at Waitrose prices! If you have a choice, don't use them.
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05/01/2021 12:18:52 0 3
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Yes agree about the price increases,most items have increased by 10p or more over the past few weeks and then they say pricelock!!As living in village,with no car,no public transport,as OAPs they know they have us over a barrel
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05/01/2021 13:12:28 1 2
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If it's shocking get off your bum and go shopping.
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pb
05/01/2021 13:50:21 0 0
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Gosh you don't say, it's almost as if there was a relationship between supply and demand.
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05/01/2021 11:27:44 76 15
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How many people could easily go visit the supermarket rather than use online. Leave online for the vulnerable, elderly, and those shielding through serious health issues.
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05/01/2021 11:32:33 7 5
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Come on Man! We're told to stay at home, people are just following orders. Stop virtue signalling
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05/01/2021 12:10:23 7 0
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What is this 'virtue signalling' of which you speak?

I think most people will know what they 'should' do.
Many will however look for the loopholes that let them interpret the guidelines to suit themselves.
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05/01/2021 11:28:18 118 3
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I've just been on the Asda website and it looks pretty normal to me with plenty of slots available.
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05/01/2021 11:33:01 115 11
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Same for me with Sainsburys. Seems to be another non story eh BBC
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05/01/2021 14:29:51 0 0
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Agree - I have never not been able to get a click and collect slot, logged on last night at 8.45pm, did my shopping and booked to collect on Sunday, just checked and there are lots of slots available all week, yes some may have struggled to get a delivery, but lots will have secured deliveries / click and collect.... but we all now know the BBC just report NEGATIVE news
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05/01/2021 11:33:17 27 11
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Buy a rucksack, get your boots on and walk. I understand some people can't. But good for the environment, and good for yourself....
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05/01/2021 11:35:06 24 6
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Quite right - but the fewer people who physically visit supermarkets at the moment the better it is.
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05/01/2021 12:36:34 0 0
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Waitrose not 'fine', could not complete order last night due to temporary error. At the mo only click and collect available. It isn't catastrophic though (for me).
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05/01/2021 12:37:30 1 0
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Or a wheeled bag, there are some good designs out there.
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05/01/2021 11:31:31 439 75
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Dear BBC - Can you please stop with this sensationalism? This is a non issue - there are plenty of delivery slots. What *IS* an issue is every article you publish quoting a run on X product or a lack of delivery slots, creating a problem. Maybe try and aspire for some balance and responsibility?
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05/01/2021 11:33:20 68 267
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so because it doesn't fit your requirements, it should be stopped?
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05/01/2021 11:36:48 107 11
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Because articles about panic buying typically inspire more panic buying from those that weren't going to panic buy in the first place is why it should be stopped. Just because they can publish it doesn't mean they should nor is it any help.
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05/01/2021 12:09:01 43 8
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No because it's true. There are plenty of slots available and all sensationalist stories like this do is create panic
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05/01/2021 12:45:05 1 5
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Anti-vaxer, no doubt.
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05/01/2021 13:22:10 2 1
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No, its because it is rubbish. It is the where the once balanced and considered BBC are these days though.
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05/01/2021 14:51:10 3 1
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No access to Sainsbury's at the moment. Fact. Not sensationalism. Stop bashing the BBC for accurate reporting.
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05/01/2021 11:33:39 5 22
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Either strictly distance everyone entering supermarkets or end the lock down. It is ridiculous and inconsistent to have places open where so many people closely mingle. My vote is to end the 3rd lock down.
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05/01/2021 11:31:31 439 75
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Dear BBC - Can you please stop with this sensationalism? This is a non issue - there are plenty of delivery slots. What *IS* an issue is every article you publish quoting a run on X product or a lack of delivery slots, creating a problem. Maybe try and aspire for some balance and responsibility?
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05/01/2021 11:33:46 56 25
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BBC have become a lazy news organisation and also dislike negative truthful comments on here. Lets see if this gets taken down?
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05/01/2021 12:14:13 3 20
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nah we just get bored of your boring whines. Most probably a russian bot.
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FF
05/01/2021 12:41:57 5 8
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Big Bad BBC out to get SteadersDad. Disliking his comments, thinks his comment will be taken down.

The BBC really don't care that much about you Dad. I think this may be your problem and not theirs.
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05/01/2021 13:07:07 2 2
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I wish it would. It adds nothing to the conversation
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05/01/2021 11:33:49 10 25
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Surely we will all get through this thanks to our Brexit bonus turnips?
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05/01/2021 11:37:30 10 9
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Yet another loser!
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05/01/2021 11:34:16 8 32
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The real issue is the increase in food prices due to Brexit.
Oh shut up loser Removed
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05/01/2021 11:39:04 6 2
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and where is your evidence of that then?
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jay
05/01/2021 11:41:43 6 2
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havent noticed any food price increases, please show me examples
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Total and utter bull shat.

Prices have been rising pretty much the last 12 months, stop spreading fake news you loser
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05/01/2021 11:34:42 25 5
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A lot of us could probably do with some more exercise and could easily walk to the supermarket. Leave delivery for those who can't.
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05/01/2021 11:27:44 76 15
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How many people could easily go visit the supermarket rather than use online. Leave online for the vulnerable, elderly, and those shielding through serious health issues.
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05/01/2021 11:34:53 4 3
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Very many of us essential / key workers don't want a repeat of last March-April when having been out of the house for 10 or 12 hours, we try to stop at the supermarkets to buy food and other essentials, only to find empty shelves. There were some products that I used to buy regularly, maybe not every week, where I waited three months for them to be back in stock.
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05/01/2021 13:41:45 1 0
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Could you explain how a shop could practicably organise stock to reserve favorite items for important people like you rather letting greedy worthless people like me buy them? We all need to eat, we all can make do with our second favorite brand for a bit.
Lice spread rampantly among monkeys. Their messy ginger-haired leader told them let it spread to everyone so they could acquire “herd immunity” and stop feeling itchy. Other monkeys cheered “hohohoho!” beating their hairy chests. But later on their leader was rushed to the ICU after catching lice. He then introduced a lockdown with U-turn bananas to “eat out help out” and ended up on lockdown 3. Removed
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05/01/2021 11:39:40 3 4
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“herd immunity”

I don't like that term, it makes us sound like "Livestock ". What is wrong with Population immunity....???
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Bob
05/01/2021 11:34:56 74 18
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BBC trying to find the same news stories from the last lockdown.

Zzzzzzz no one is surprised and no one wants to hear it anymore.

Try reporting something interesting.
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05/01/2021 11:38:31 64 12
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Won't happen, that will mean someone at the BBC doing some proper journalism
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05/01/2021 11:31:59 10 8
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Invest in some hardware, they say they're making a lot more.
Spend some of it
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05/01/2021 11:33:17 27 11
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Buy a rucksack, get your boots on and walk. I understand some people can't. But good for the environment, and good for yourself....
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05/01/2021 11:35:06 24 6
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Quite right - but the fewer people who physically visit supermarkets at the moment the better it is.
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05/01/2021 11:36:35 2 8
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That's right. Pay someone else (i.e. the staff) to walk round the shop putting themselves at risk so you can hide at home and feel staff.
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05/01/2021 11:35:31 223 27
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Can you please stop trying to create the news by inciting even more panic and insecurity than there already is. That would be lovely.
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05/01/2021 12:13:36 6 52
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It is frightening the horses: what, what?
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05/01/2021 18:13:53 0 0
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Yes lets censor the press like Russia and China. Only hear what the government wants us to. Everything always coming up roses. Until it doesn't.
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05/01/2021 11:35:35 13 7
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You'd think after last time that people wouldn't feel the need to panic.

And you'd think they supermarkets would update their systems to cope with demand in web traffic
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05/01/2021 11:42:09 5 3
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Updating their systems to handle increased traffic won't do anything to create more delivery slots.
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05/01/2021 11:35:39 52 5
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Covid was here yesterday and the day before and the day before that, but suddenly panic buyers need to shop online (again)?
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Bob
05/01/2021 11:40:09 56 12
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I doubt it's changed much, just the BBC trying to scare people.

Knock on effect: people panic buy.

Ooh
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05/01/2021 11:49:09 3 1
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What, people shopping online instead of in person are panic buyers! Does the same apply to takeaways re-delivery?!

No.
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05/01/2021 11:35:48 261 28
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This kind of journalism is irresponsible, it causes panic buying.
I have just returned from my local supermarket and there was no long queues, just the usual shopping.
??????
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05/01/2021 11:37:59 59 77
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It's not panic buying. It's just shielders who want to avoid shopping in person.
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KRR
05/01/2021 11:54:31 8 21
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'there was no long queues'

And you call yourself a poet?

'This kind of journalism is irresponsible, it causes panic buying'

Really?

'I have just returned from my local supermarket and there was no long queues, just the usual shopping.'

So it doesn't cause panic buying, then, by your own testimony. Apology accepted.
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05/01/2021 12:30:25 11 4
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Stupid comment, it DOSENT cause panic buying. Stupid people panic buy because of their limited cognitive abilities
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05/01/2021 13:09:29 1 0
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The article is about online shopping, the reason the supermarket was white is a - avoid people like you and b- because they bought online. Which is the point of the article
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05/01/2021 14:52:21 0 2
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Our local supermarket shelves have emptied, and Sainsbury's web-site down. Fact.
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05/01/2021 11:35:06 24 6
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Quite right - but the fewer people who physically visit supermarkets at the moment the better it is.
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05/01/2021 11:36:35 2 8
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That's right. Pay someone else (i.e. the staff) to walk round the shop putting themselves at risk so you can hide at home and feel staff.
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05/01/2021 11:40:05 9 2
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So you're suggesting if I go to the supermarket there'll be no staff there?

I'm not 'hiding' at home, rather, I'm following the recommended guidance.
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05/01/2021 11:36:46 12 13
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"Supermarket websites struggle amid new lockdown"

No. They are not struggling are they BBC, they have way too much business and they can cope with.

The 3 million self-employed that have not been helped by the Chancellor, despite all the taxi paid, all the people are so struggling. Get it right BBC we know you receive free money by threat of imprisonment, but people are struggling
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05/01/2021 11:33:20 68 267
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so because it doesn't fit your requirements, it should be stopped?
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05/01/2021 11:36:48 107 11
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Because articles about panic buying typically inspire more panic buying from those that weren't going to panic buy in the first place is why it should be stopped. Just because they can publish it doesn't mean they should nor is it any help.
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05/01/2021 12:10:40 6 11
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I bought more than I needed to yesterday simply because i saw a lot of empty shelves in my local tescos. I didn't even see this article. People don't need a news story to start their panic buying as my shop was even before Boris' announcement.

Also... would you rather just live in the dark then?
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05/01/2021 11:36:49 174 3
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While I feel for those folk unable to get a delivery slot there is a limit to how much extra capacity can be provided.
Our store increased from 6 to 7 vans, (doing 3 runs not 2) making 21 vans loads a day instead of 12. There are also extra staff.
The loading bay can only accommodate 1 van at a time, and the delivery yard was already congested.
A lot of folk are trying their best to deliver more.
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05/01/2021 11:46:02 140 3
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We feel for you mate, my son works at Tesco, keep up the good work, someone appreciates what you are doing
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05/01/2021 12:12:38 10 0
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Thank you, some appreciate your hard work as per the drivers.But will the people working in the store please look at the dates,it's no good sending fresh meat with expiry date,same as delivery date.Ps were OAPs in village with no bus or car hence these delivers are excellent
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05/01/2021 12:25:20 17 0
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After the first lockdown our Iceland Delivery Driver commented "last week we were Heroes........this week we are just getting in everybody's way".......the (very) fickle British Public doing what they do best.......quickly forgetting those that are doing important jobs....without complaining!! To those I say, I for one have not forgotten!!
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05/01/2021 13:20:10 1 11
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Terrible, why are these vans not out 24/7 and why only increase from 6-7 vans ?? Loads of vans for sale loads of people unemployed no excuse get working and delivering
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05/01/2021 13:28:12 5 0
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No one is having a go at you mate, they are having a go at the BBC for making your life harder.
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05/01/2021 13:32:25 7 0
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My elderly parents haven't been out since last March and since they live 100 miles from me and have no one to go for shopping for them, my online supermarket shops and home deliveries are literally a life line, thanks guys, you are helping to keep people alive and well.
511
05/01/2021 13:34:38 3 0
bbc
Thanks from us for all you, and your colleagues, are doing.
539
05/01/2021 13:33:29 7 0
bbc
I work out of one of the biggest online departments in the country, we went from 60 vans a day to well over 100. 700 orders a day to over 1300. And that's while catering for customers visiting the store too. Right now we've no slots until Monday. It's a huge effort by a lot of people not just at my store but up and down the country.
658
05/01/2021 16:36:59 2 0
bbc
Thanks for all your hard work. Don't ever doubt that deliveries are saving some lives that would otherwise be lost.
676
05/01/2021 19:11:16 1 0
bbc
May I echo the congratulatory note to this post - all supermarkets and their very hard working staff are doing a wonderful job during this time. They should be supported and congratulated - they are keeping us all fed and watered.

These individuals who are complaining about the queues being longer, the websites and having issues - look at what is happening in the UK and think. #SMH.
39
05/01/2021 11:36:59 60 11
bbc
The people complaining about this are part of the hordes flocking to panic buy slots... only to complain other people are doing the same thing. shocked_pikachu_face.gif
66
05/01/2021 11:45:41 10 9
bbc
Your gifs don't work here.
68
05/01/2021 11:45:04 5 1
bbc
Pika pika chu!
24
05/01/2021 11:34:16 8 32
bbc
The real issue is the increase in food prices due to Brexit.
Oh shut up loser Removed
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05/01/2021 11:37:10 229 40
bbc
Had no problem getting a delivery slot for Tesco this morning - plenty of slots available. Typical BBC - 1 shop somewhere has a minor issue and they claim the entire country is in meltdown. It's time BBC news editors were made legally liable for the damage they cause with misleading or biased stories.
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05/01/2021 11:44:40 176 26
bbc
Totally agree UnMewt - the BBC really have sunk into the cesspit with their ‘reporting’ - noticed last night after the PM broadcast that Huw Edwards was doing his utmost to get a derogatory comment from Starmer on the latest announcement - and whilst I am no fan of Statmer , on this occasion he did not succumb and was quickly closed down by the shameful Huw ! Shame on the BBC !
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05/01/2021 11:46:50 18 7
bbc
No problem getting a slot with TEsco or Sainsbury’s this morning ! Get back in the cesspit BBC - no longer the ‘s Nation’ favourite broadcaster’
74
05/01/2021 11:47:08 2 6
bbc
How's about we apply that logic to politicians......for each and every lie ??
166
05/01/2021 12:08:53 4 7
bbc
The report refers to events following the Prime Minister's speech last night.

It might surprise you to learn that last night is not this morning.

I fear your post reminds me of the government: over-promoted, under-performing and too late.
168
05/01/2021 12:09:02 3 2
bbc
BBC the same as sxx,dfail,exp,
170
Bob
05/01/2021 12:09:15 2 2
bbc
Good for you. No Tesco slots here and there hasn't been for months.
177
05/01/2021 12:11:14 3 11
bbc
So your single, personal experience proves that many people aren't having problems, does it? Is, for example, your house flooded today? No? Then you must think that no-one else's is either.
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VoR
05/01/2021 12:18:27 3 2
bbc
Or, one region doesn't have an issue, and you conclude that the entire country is fine because it's fine where you are. Which based on my region, it isn't.

Often these issue are regional because Covid outbreaks can be regional. Had issues getting oil for a while because the depot in our region had an outbreak. Other regions for the same company were fine.
216
05/01/2021 12:22:12 5 2
bbc
You don’t know your luck. I have a priority slot and cannot get any Tesco delivery...in spite of trying frequently, including between 11.30 pm [ to watch the slot timetable click over] and 3 am. Please don’t generalise from your own, limited, experience.
413
05/01/2021 13:10:15 0 2
bbc
I struggled. Not everything revolves around you
437
05/01/2021 13:16:07 2 0
bbc
totally agree with you.
476
05/01/2021 13:25:19 2 0
bbc
100%
23
05/01/2021 11:33:49 10 25
bbc
Surely we will all get through this thanks to our Brexit bonus turnips?
42
05/01/2021 11:37:30 10 9
bbc
Yet another loser!
692
06/01/2021 09:34:29 0 0
bbc
Thank you for identifying yourself!
34
05/01/2021 11:35:48 261 28
bbc
This kind of journalism is irresponsible, it causes panic buying.
I have just returned from my local supermarket and there was no long queues, just the usual shopping.
??????
43
05/01/2021 11:37:59 59 77
bbc
It's not panic buying. It's just shielders who want to avoid shopping in person.
183
05/01/2021 12:13:36 18 0
bbc
Shielders would have been doing this anyway to a large extent. Their contribution wouldn't explain the huge increase overnight. We've seen it all before - stupid people simply cannot learn and just repeat the same behaviour time and again.
266
05/01/2021 12:35:42 16 0
bbc
Show us your proof.

Just like the virus spreaders, the idiots, the bog roll, pasta hoarders are out in force behaving like other herd animals - one starts panicking, so they all do.
335
05/01/2021 12:50:30 4 4
bbc
Not just shielders, those of us who have tested positive and have to isolate need to be able to get food, but don't get to click the 'vulnerable' button to get a slot for delivery.
588
05/01/2021 14:21:05 0 0
bbc
Shielders are not allowed out of their house!
44
05/01/2021 11:38:12 27 25
bbc
BBC trying to panic everyone again.

Just because the BBC disagreed with Brexit.

Time for the BBC to grow up.
79
KRR
05/01/2021 11:47:48 6 5
bbc
'Time for the BBC to grow up'

Lack of self-awareness leads to unconscious satire...
28
Bob
05/01/2021 11:34:56 74 18
bbc
BBC trying to find the same news stories from the last lockdown.

Zzzzzzz no one is surprised and no one wants to hear it anymore.

Try reporting something interesting.
45
05/01/2021 11:38:31 64 12
bbc
Won't happen, that will mean someone at the BBC doing some proper journalism
254
05/01/2021 12:31:48 3 5
bbc
Obviously as a professional journalist YOU will now write the story for everyone to read.
No?
Thought not!
46
Bob
05/01/2021 11:38:42 111 25
bbc
The BBC doesn't report anything useful anymore.

It seems they want to try and make everything as depressing as possible. Doesn't matter if any facts are behind it at all.

Next story will be: People struggle with mental health.

Why don't you think about your effects on the British people BBC!
67
KRR
05/01/2021 11:46:11 29 90
bbc
BARKING BONZO'S NORTH KOREAN-STYLE BROADCASTING SERVICE is what you and your Torytroll pals are looking for.

'Good morning, oiks! Everything is brilliant in Britain again, today, thanks to the wise benevolence of Barking Bonzo-Un! Covid? What Covid? Brexit will deliver all kinds of glorious bounty to a grateful people! Weather - bright, warm, sunny. Remember - HATE EVIL LABOUR AND ESSENNPEE!'
87
05/01/2021 11:49:52 3 6
bbc
'Why don't you think about your effects on the British people BBC!'

Effects?

Time to call the UN maybe?
255
05/01/2021 12:32:20 2 1
bbc
Irony ALERT!!!!
405
QED
05/01/2021 13:08:19 6 5
bbc
Why read it then, if you don’t want to cope with reality find a utube kitten video. It is clear that you have an anti bbc agenda, and will be unhappy whatever they say. Please go and find an echo chamber where you will happy and not have to bother with facts.
I guess you want them to report in the rape gangs? Just not the white ones that operate at churches ? Removed
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xlr
05/01/2021 14:51:13 3 0
bbc
Facts are always useful. People who don't wish to listen to facts never are.
47
05/01/2021 11:39:04 3 22
bbc
Panic - Brexit shortages.....
60
05/01/2021 11:43:11 13 8
bbc
Nothing to do with Brexit - time to let it go and move on with your life.
24
05/01/2021 11:34:16 8 32
bbc
The real issue is the increase in food prices due to Brexit.
48
05/01/2021 11:39:04 6 2
bbc
and where is your evidence of that then?
Lice spread rampantly among monkeys. Their messy ginger-haired leader told them let it spread to everyone so they could acquire “herd immunity” and stop feeling itchy. Other monkeys cheered “hohohoho!” beating their hairy chests. But later on their leader was rushed to the ICU after catching lice. He then introduced a lockdown with U-turn bananas to “eat out help out” and ended up on lockdown 3. Removed
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05/01/2021 11:39:40 3 4
bbc
“herd immunity”

I don't like that term, it makes us sound like "Livestock ". What is wrong with Population immunity....???
62
05/01/2021 11:44:04 2 2
bbc
well, no big difference, supposed God created all of them
35
05/01/2021 11:36:35 2 8
bbc
That's right. Pay someone else (i.e. the staff) to walk round the shop putting themselves at risk so you can hide at home and feel staff.
50
05/01/2021 11:40:05 9 2
bbc
So you're suggesting if I go to the supermarket there'll be no staff there?

I'm not 'hiding' at home, rather, I'm following the recommended guidance.
33
05/01/2021 11:35:39 52 5
bbc
Covid was here yesterday and the day before and the day before that, but suddenly panic buyers need to shop online (again)?
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Bob
05/01/2021 11:40:09 56 12
bbc
I doubt it's changed much, just the BBC trying to scare people.

Knock on effect: people panic buy.

Ooh
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FF
05/01/2021 12:44:51 2 1
bbc
BBC trying to scare people?? Really?

Are you sure they aren't broadcasting "The News" and it is you who is scared?

You can flick the channel Buddy.

No need to be scared. That's not on.
428
05/01/2021 13:14:01 1 1
bbc
I think you are insulting the public.
52
05/01/2021 11:33:33 309 1
bbc
We didnt run out of food last time.

And won't this time, no need to panic

Don't start the Loo roll and pasta hoarding again
212
05/01/2021 12:21:45 68 3
bbc
To late the idiots where out in force last night
229
Oaf
05/01/2021 12:25:24 16 4
bbc
Too late, won't happen. The idiots out there don't care and aren't "panic buying" they're "F*** you, I'm alright Jack buying". They will do it anyway and make the rest of us scrap for the dregs, unless we join in the online scrum and increase the problem. This is now our society and living proof that the Tory policy of "divide and conquer" will never fail.
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05/01/2021 12:38:29 7 17
bbc
Snooze you lose. People really thought this wouldn't come back again like this? As soon as the recurring slots/annual passes were available weeks ago, I snaffled mine. Tuesday 11-12, every week - let me know what you want.

And yes, I'm being smug, but also highlighting the continued stupidity of people, hence it's no surprise we are where we are.

Think for your self.
328
05/01/2021 12:48:10 0 1
bbc
Sainsbury’s in NI weren’t stocking Spar products (sourced in RoI) last time.
337
05/01/2021 12:29:48 2 16
bbc
I am hoarding everything I can get my hands on. Causing pandemonium is the only source of entertainment during these over the top lockdowns.
382
05/01/2021 13:03:31 7 0
bbc
It's getting pasta a joke now... Toodaloo!
424
05/01/2021 13:13:03 6 0
bbc
Our Tesco has had pasta on offer for the last few months, trying to get rid of the extra stocks they bought in for March Madness. Most people probably still have the hoard of Pasts they bought back then anyway.
426
05/01/2021 13:13:39 5 0
bbc
To late unfortunately, saw it for myself this morning when picking up some milk. No pasta, not many tins left and down to the few rolls of loo paper. Pathetic really,
53
05/01/2021 11:34:08 17 14
bbc
BBC promoting scaremongering yet again, disgraceful, there are NO issues with online shopping, however BBC wants to create one.
81
05/01/2021 11:48:03 10 7
bbc
Well they were so disappointed that there were no Q's of lorries at Dover or Calais... they've had to resort to reporting on virtual ones instead :)
84
05/01/2021 11:48:39 5 4
bbc
They simply reported a news item.
That's all.
No need to get yourself into a state about it.

*If you don't like bbc 'scaremongering' there are plenty of alternative sources.
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05/01/2021 11:29:55 6 11
bbc
They have no excuse. Not only have the supermarkets had 9 months to adapt, the management of these companies should have anticipated this sort of lockdown from the trend in hospital and infection statistics which have been clear for several weeks.

Government dithering about a lockdown and the need to close schools has not helped either.
54
05/01/2021 11:40:45 0 1
bbc
What is surprising is that there is no reference to the problems with Boots online deliveries. I placed an order with them on 6th December which has still not been delivered and I have not been refunded.
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KRR
05/01/2021 11:41:13 19 23
bbc
GOVE: I see oiks are struggling to get onto supermarket websites.

BONZO: Websites? Is that computery internet thing still going?

MOGGO: Oiks are dashed dim. Why can't they just use their contacts to get hampers from Harrods like we do?

B: I need help writing my speech for tonight.

M: Yes? What's the problem?

B: How do you make a 'B'?
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05/01/2021 11:41:36 13 11
bbc
Stocked up just after Christmas, you could see this coming from a mile away. Or at least some of us could. The Supermarkets clearly did not and I have to say I don’t think they’ve done a particularly good job since the first lockdown ended. Last set of stats I saw had them as the no. 1 place to catch Covid. A trip into any of them will tell you why...too many customers with zero social distancing.
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05/01/2021 11:45:27 15 4
bbc
I have been to the supermarket every few days since March. I havent seen any more idiots than usual. The only idiots I have seen were the ones stocking up.
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05/01/2021 11:54:31 0 3
bbc
Agree that supermarkets are very lax with rules saying it’s not their job to police . The number of builders popping in to my local Sainsbury’s without masks makes my blood boil. They wear a hard hat on site ( little risk but just in case ( but won’t wear a mask for some reason ) spoke to manager who says it’s not their job to ask them to wear one .
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05/01/2021 11:55:26 3 1
bbc
I assume you mean the number one place visited prior to a positive test (quite different to your interpretation).

Not surprising given the country was under restrictions and most people need to shop in store regularly.
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05/01/2021 11:55:53 4 1
bbc
However Also slightly misleading as supermarkets was one of the places people had been before testing positive . Not that they got it there . Created a bit of false news as most people had been shopping and also unlikely to admit they had been at a mates party etc the week before
213
05/01/2021 12:21:49 4 0
bbc
Don't blame the supermarkets - blame the morons who shop there.
24
05/01/2021 11:34:16 8 32
bbc
The real issue is the increase in food prices due to Brexit.
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jay
05/01/2021 11:41:43 6 2
bbc
havent noticed any food price increases, please show me examples
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Pip
05/01/2021 12:04:51 2 5
bbc
Morrisons, tin of Corned Beef in March £2.35 now £2.75, Cold Meats 2 for £3.00 in March now 2 for £3.50 just 2 quick examples, but that doesn't suit your narrative does it........?
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05/01/2021 11:35:35 13 7
bbc
You'd think after last time that people wouldn't feel the need to panic.

And you'd think they supermarkets would update their systems to cope with demand in web traffic
58
05/01/2021 11:42:09 5 3
bbc
Updating their systems to handle increased traffic won't do anything to create more delivery slots.
59
05/01/2021 11:42:43 86 24
bbc
There doesn't seem to be a lockdown where I live... loads of cars out on the road.... AGAIN. Do as you're told you stupid people. Stay home.
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CJR
05/01/2021 11:46:47 20 20
bbc
Lockdown officially starts at midnight
75
05/01/2021 11:47:15 13 6
bbc
Well... it hasn't actually started yet has it. It's from midnight tonight. Lots of us actually have to go to the office. There is no staying at home for many people.
78
05/01/2021 11:47:47 15 7
bbc
So in your opinion, everyone you see out is stupid? That makes you ignorant.
83
05/01/2021 11:48:23 9 4
bbc
To be fair, lockdown doesn't start until tomorrow.
112
05/01/2021 11:50:10 6 1
bbc
The lockdown rules in law do not come into force until 00.01 hrs tonight so they are well within their rights to be out and about,i suspect quite a few are getting their shopping in but i must agree that it is best to stay home if at all possible as it was best not to mingle at christmas but hey you reap what you sow.
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Rob
05/01/2021 11:59:11 12 3
bbc
There are still lots of us, millions of us who are going to work. We are not 'pen pushers' we make things, store things, repair things (me), deliver things etc, and that is without the utilities, supermarkets and emergencey services. We have to physically go to work. I have been working normally since July and have been out to a customer this morning to repair some IT kit.
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Bob
05/01/2021 12:03:55 2 0
bbc
Pretty stupid and ignorant that you don't know why these people might be in their cars.
149
05/01/2021 12:00:14 3 3
bbc
Morons will always get in their cars and drive about, even to go to Snowdonia when they know they should not, typical middle class self righteousness.
313
AJ
05/01/2021 12:44:24 5 0
bbc
They are all having to drive to the shops as they can’t get a delivery slot online. :)
393
05/01/2021 12:48:52 3 0
bbc
You are allowed on the road to go to work! and I am not stupid! The stupid people are the ones who rant without knowing the facts.
482
05/01/2021 13:27:42 1 0
bbc
Many people have reasons to be out. I was out myself today.
595
05/01/2021 14:25:52 1 0
bbc
Err people who can't work from home still have to go out, then there are people who are going for essential shopping. You have no clue where they are going, but yes, people do need to stay home as much as possible :-)
47
05/01/2021 11:39:04 3 22
bbc
Panic - Brexit shortages.....
60
05/01/2021 11:43:11 13 8
bbc
Nothing to do with Brexit - time to let it go and move on with your life.
24
05/01/2021 11:34:16 8 32
bbc
The real issue is the increase in food prices due to Brexit.
61
ike
bbc
The idiot is back Removed
49
05/01/2021 11:39:40 3 4
bbc
“herd immunity”

I don't like that term, it makes us sound like "Livestock ". What is wrong with Population immunity....???
62
05/01/2021 11:44:04 2 2
bbc
well, no big difference, supposed God created all of them
41
05/01/2021 11:37:10 229 40
bbc
Had no problem getting a delivery slot for Tesco this morning - plenty of slots available. Typical BBC - 1 shop somewhere has a minor issue and they claim the entire country is in meltdown. It's time BBC news editors were made legally liable for the damage they cause with misleading or biased stories.
63
05/01/2021 11:44:40 176 26
bbc
Totally agree UnMewt - the BBC really have sunk into the cesspit with their ‘reporting’ - noticed last night after the PM broadcast that Huw Edwards was doing his utmost to get a derogatory comment from Starmer on the latest announcement - and whilst I am no fan of Statmer , on this occasion he did not succumb and was quickly closed down by the shameful Huw ! Shame on the BBC !
361
05/01/2021 12:56:38 1 0
bbc
Hugh Edwards is his own worst enemy..He can't even hide his hatred for the Torys. And that damn voice really grates on me. Sack him.
603
05/01/2021 14:30:54 0 0
bbc
Although I agree, did you get the newscaster wrong ?
64
05/01/2021 11:43:35 50 10
bbc
How much food can these fat selfish idiots eat or need? 'Only my family and I matter, sod everyone else' selfish morons
140
05/01/2021 11:53:37 6 24
bbc
"Only my family and I matter, sod everyone else' selfish morons"

I suggest you look up 'irony' in the OED.
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05/01/2021 11:41:36 13 11
bbc
Stocked up just after Christmas, you could see this coming from a mile away. Or at least some of us could. The Supermarkets clearly did not and I have to say I don’t think they’ve done a particularly good job since the first lockdown ended. Last set of stats I saw had them as the no. 1 place to catch Covid. A trip into any of them will tell you why...too many customers with zero social distancing.
65
05/01/2021 11:45:27 15 4
bbc
I have been to the supermarket every few days since March. I havent seen any more idiots than usual. The only idiots I have seen were the ones stocking up.
141
05/01/2021 11:54:58 2 2
bbc
been buying a little extra every shop since september i.e. extra pack of pasta,couple of extra tins of beans or toms or tuna things like that also flour of course and frozen veg(i have 2 freezers) so apart from fresh dairy we are sorted for at least a month if not more.
39
05/01/2021 11:36:59 60 11
bbc
The people complaining about this are part of the hordes flocking to panic buy slots... only to complain other people are doing the same thing. shocked_pikachu_face.gif
66
05/01/2021 11:45:41 10 9
bbc
Your gifs don't work here.
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Bob
05/01/2021 11:38:42 111 25
bbc
The BBC doesn't report anything useful anymore.

It seems they want to try and make everything as depressing as possible. Doesn't matter if any facts are behind it at all.

Next story will be: People struggle with mental health.

Why don't you think about your effects on the British people BBC!
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KRR
05/01/2021 11:46:11 29 90
bbc
BARKING BONZO'S NORTH KOREAN-STYLE BROADCASTING SERVICE is what you and your Torytroll pals are looking for.

'Good morning, oiks! Everything is brilliant in Britain again, today, thanks to the wise benevolence of Barking Bonzo-Un! Covid? What Covid? Brexit will deliver all kinds of glorious bounty to a grateful people! Weather - bright, warm, sunny. Remember - HATE EVIL LABOUR AND ESSENNPEE!'
You are an utter moron Removed
276
05/01/2021 12:37:08 7 3
bbc
What are you talking about? Speak English!!!!
490
05/01/2021 13:29:52 4 1
bbc
Letting your bias slip through there buddy, just like the BBC does. Its hard to avoid isnt it.
39
05/01/2021 11:36:59 60 11
bbc
The people complaining about this are part of the hordes flocking to panic buy slots... only to complain other people are doing the same thing. shocked_pikachu_face.gif
68
05/01/2021 11:45:04 5 1
bbc
Pika pika chu!
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Bob
05/01/2021 11:46:32 22 3
bbc
What if the article in the news actually causes the news?

'Everyone is panic buying' - Everyone panic buys
'Shortage of fuel' - Everyone buys fuel
'Everyone is buying all the toilet roll' - People go and buy toilet roll
'Test centres are too busy' - 'Better go get a test then'
91
05/01/2021 11:50:44 12 18
bbc
But "Brexit will be a complete disaster" - everyone votes for it anyway
59
05/01/2021 11:42:43 86 24
bbc
There doesn't seem to be a lockdown where I live... loads of cars out on the road.... AGAIN. Do as you're told you stupid people. Stay home.
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CJR
05/01/2021 11:46:47 20 20
bbc
Lockdown officially starts at midnight
92
05/01/2021 11:51:04 7 10
bbc
Oh that's ok then.. people can carry on as usual today, spreading the virus.. in fact if no one tells the virus, maybe us terribly intelligent humans may catch it out with our superiority complex...
99
05/01/2021 11:53:39 14 6
bbc
so morons won't be catching it until later tonight then???????????????????/
124
05/01/2021 12:01:14 3 3
bbc
Tell that to the BBC, they say its already started.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55540679
605
05/01/2021 14:31:37 1 0
bbc
does COVID know this? Will it stop infecting people before midnight? Stay at home NOW
659
05/01/2021 16:38:22 0 0
bbc
That was midnight plus one second today!
38
05/01/2021 11:36:49 174 3
bbc
While I feel for those folk unable to get a delivery slot there is a limit to how much extra capacity can be provided.
Our store increased from 6 to 7 vans, (doing 3 runs not 2) making 21 vans loads a day instead of 12. There are also extra staff.
The loading bay can only accommodate 1 van at a time, and the delivery yard was already congested.
A lot of folk are trying their best to deliver more.
71
05/01/2021 11:46:02 140 3
bbc
We feel for you mate, my son works at Tesco, keep up the good work, someone appreciates what you are doing
704
06/01/2021 16:39:40 0 0
bbc
Look at it this way ( i also work part time in retail chemist), it takes your mind off this pandemic and you're earning money, something many people on furlough have been stopped from doing. so it isn't all bad.
41
05/01/2021 11:37:10 229 40
bbc
Had no problem getting a delivery slot for Tesco this morning - plenty of slots available. Typical BBC - 1 shop somewhere has a minor issue and they claim the entire country is in meltdown. It's time BBC news editors were made legally liable for the damage they cause with misleading or biased stories.
72
05/01/2021 11:46:50 18 7
bbc
No problem getting a slot with TEsco or Sainsbury’s this morning ! Get back in the cesspit BBC - no longer the ‘s Nation’ favourite broadcaster’
401
05/01/2021 13:07:20 0 3
bbc
Well I've tried Sainsbury's and it's impossible to get a slot. Stop it with your biased, ignorant attacks on the BBC - or is Murdoch/Daily HateMail/Moscow paying you?
73
05/01/2021 11:46:42 5 6
bbc
Currently supermarkets are like a drunken chimps tea party, 1 in 10 disinfecting on entry and numbers in store just ridiculous. What makes govt think this is not a problem and why can they sell non essential goods or alcohol when others cannot . Pubs not permitted to sell via off sales , so what exactly is the difference ?
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05/01/2021 11:52:47 4 0
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One is a pub, and sells almost exclusively alcohol, and one is not a pub. Generally, people don't get drunk in a supermarket and lose social inhibitions. Its very simple really.
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05/01/2021 12:24:07 0 0
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Why shouldn't supermarkets sell alcohol???
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05/01/2021 11:37:10 229 40
bbc
Had no problem getting a delivery slot for Tesco this morning - plenty of slots available. Typical BBC - 1 shop somewhere has a minor issue and they claim the entire country is in meltdown. It's time BBC news editors were made legally liable for the damage they cause with misleading or biased stories.
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05/01/2021 11:47:08 2 6
bbc
How's about we apply that logic to politicians......for each and every lie ??
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05/01/2021 12:08:25 7 3
bbc
That would depend. Sometimes it is the right thing to do for a government minister to lie - to avoid panic, mislead an enemy etc. Sometimes it's not a lie, it's just the best opinion they have on the facts available. If a politician deliberately lies, knowing something is untrue and without a good justification, I agree they should be fired.
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05/01/2021 11:42:43 86 24
bbc
There doesn't seem to be a lockdown where I live... loads of cars out on the road.... AGAIN. Do as you're told you stupid people. Stay home.
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05/01/2021 11:47:15 13 6
bbc
Well... it hasn't actually started yet has it. It's from midnight tonight. Lots of us actually have to go to the office. There is no staying at home for many people.
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05/01/2021 12:01:57 2 4
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05/01/2021 12:04:24 5 1
bbc
If you're in the office, why are you sitting on the BBC website then?
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05/01/2021 11:47:37 17 1
bbc
People who froth with rage at the supermarkets' websites inability to cope with extraordinary spikes in demand should remember two things: First, the entire infrastructure has to grow, not just the capacity of the the website to accept orders. Second, no supermarket is going to make the investment to cope with these spikes only to find itself running at a fraction of that capacity in the future.
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MVP
05/01/2021 11:47:40 31 3
bbc
I do not understand why people think they need more food in their houses just because other shops are shut.
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Pip
05/01/2021 11:50:35 27 5
bbc
Because the media tells them to..........?
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05/01/2021 11:56:28 2 3
bbc
What? Maybe people need more food in their house because they eat it and have to buy more? What do you do with food?
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05/01/2021 11:58:22 3 1
bbc
Because consumption is now moving from foodservice to retail as kids and workers stay home. Same consumption, just through different channels. You couldn't buy flour for ages last time, not because there was a lack of flour, but a lack of production capacity to put it in little bags for you and I rather than big bags for bakeries.
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05/01/2021 11:42:43 86 24
bbc
There doesn't seem to be a lockdown where I live... loads of cars out on the road.... AGAIN. Do as you're told you stupid people. Stay home.
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05/01/2021 11:47:47 15 7
bbc
So in your opinion, everyone you see out is stupid? That makes you ignorant.
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05/01/2021 11:38:12 27 25
bbc
BBC trying to panic everyone again.

Just because the BBC disagreed with Brexit.

Time for the BBC to grow up.
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KRR
05/01/2021 11:47:48 6 5
bbc
'Time for the BBC to grow up'

Lack of self-awareness leads to unconscious satire...
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05/01/2021 11:47:51 13 1
bbc
Good I'll visit my local supermarket on Friday to shop for 3 households & based on this article it should be nice & quiet
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05/01/2021 11:34:08 17 14
bbc
BBC promoting scaremongering yet again, disgraceful, there are NO issues with online shopping, however BBC wants to create one.
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05/01/2021 11:48:03 10 7
bbc
Well they were so disappointed that there were no Q's of lorries at Dover or Calais... they've had to resort to reporting on virtual ones instead :)
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05/01/2021 11:48:17 63 5
bbc
Checked the Sun website and sure enough they're recylcing the stock pictures of empty shelves already.
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05/01/2021 11:53:34 45 2
bbc
Did you really expect anything else from that rag? If they said today was Tuesday I'd check the calendar.
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05/01/2021 12:24:52 1 0
bbc
The media always publish pictures of empty shelves. The shelves could of been empty because the shop was just about to close or to allow stock rotation, particularly fresh food.
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05/01/2021 12:30:49 2 0
bbc
The Sun is the perfect size to line a cat litter tray with
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05/01/2021 12:45:46 3 1
bbc
Yes, but they make no pretensions about being impartial or accurate!
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05/01/2021 13:30:26 1 0
bbc
Is that a newspaper ?.
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xlr
05/01/2021 14:55:32 1 1
bbc
This was just after they told us that the 'Beast From the East' was coming to send us to -15C temperatures.

Tabloids are trash. Don't read them.
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05/01/2021 11:42:43 86 24
bbc
There doesn't seem to be a lockdown where I live... loads of cars out on the road.... AGAIN. Do as you're told you stupid people. Stay home.
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05/01/2021 11:48:23 9 4
bbc
To be fair, lockdown doesn't start until tomorrow.
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05/01/2021 11:34:08 17 14
bbc
BBC promoting scaremongering yet again, disgraceful, there are NO issues with online shopping, however BBC wants to create one.
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05/01/2021 11:48:39 5 4
bbc
They simply reported a news item.
That's all.
No need to get yourself into a state about it.

*If you don't like bbc 'scaremongering' there are plenty of alternative sources.
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KRR
05/01/2021 11:56:38 3 2
bbc
'If you don't like bbc 'scaremongering' there are plenty of alternative sources.'

Indeed - and they'll all be reporting this as well.
BBC..let’s state some panic shall we, not sure if it’s the people managing the BBC or if they have employed some morons who either don’t know how to report or get their kicks from getting responses to trash articles. Removed
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05/01/2021 11:52:09 7 2
bbc
BBC are reporting some issues relating to increased demand for online delivery services. You're the one who is talking about panic.
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05/01/2021 11:52:20 5 1
bbc
Oh get a life. They're just reporting the facts. Don't blame the BBC if there are way more online shoppers than usual. How would you rather it was reported, then?

So many people like you these days, who seem to just enjoy being angry and upset about everything.
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05/01/2021 11:35:39 52 5
bbc
Covid was here yesterday and the day before and the day before that, but suddenly panic buyers need to shop online (again)?
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05/01/2021 11:49:09 3 1
bbc
What, people shopping online instead of in person are panic buyers! Does the same apply to takeaways re-delivery?!

No.
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Bob
05/01/2021 11:38:42 111 25
bbc
The BBC doesn't report anything useful anymore.

It seems they want to try and make everything as depressing as possible. Doesn't matter if any facts are behind it at all.

Next story will be: People struggle with mental health.

Why don't you think about your effects on the British people BBC!
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05/01/2021 11:49:52 3 6
bbc
'Why don't you think about your effects on the British people BBC!'

Effects?

Time to call the UN maybe?
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05/01/2021 11:50:29 69 2
bbc
I don't know why people have interpreted what the PM said as "Don't leave your home even to shop for food" - because he didn't say that.
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05/01/2021 11:53:45 28 16
bbc
Apparently the place you are most likely to get infected is the supermarket, closely followed by schools. why would people not try and buy online?
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05/01/2021 12:55:30 5 0
bbc
Nothing has changed regarding shopping for essentials.
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05/01/2021 11:50:32 10 14
bbc
UnMewt
“It's time BBC news editors were made legally liable for the damage they cause with misleading or biased stories.”

Only after the govt is held to the same standards... this Brexitory govt would be locked up & the key thrown away! ??
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05/01/2021 12:27:53 1 1
bbc
You lost, get over it
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MVP
05/01/2021 11:47:40 31 3
bbc
I do not understand why people think they need more food in their houses just because other shops are shut.
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Pip
05/01/2021 11:50:35 27 5
bbc
Because the media tells them to..........?
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05/01/2021 11:58:23 3 1
bbc
I'm confused. The media tells them to what, eat, buy food? How do you do it?
My body/brain tells me I need to eat, so I eat and when I need more, buy more.
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Bob
05/01/2021 11:46:32 22 3
bbc
What if the article in the news actually causes the news?

'Everyone is panic buying' - Everyone panic buys
'Shortage of fuel' - Everyone buys fuel
'Everyone is buying all the toilet roll' - People go and buy toilet roll
'Test centres are too busy' - 'Better go get a test then'
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05/01/2021 11:50:44 12 18
bbc
But "Brexit will be a complete disaster" - everyone votes for it anyway
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05/01/2021 11:58:13 3 5
bbc
move to Europe then
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Bob
05/01/2021 12:02:36 0 3
bbc
I think what happened there is you only read the article that you agreed with.
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CJR
05/01/2021 11:46:47 20 20
bbc
Lockdown officially starts at midnight
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05/01/2021 11:51:04 7 10
bbc
Oh that's ok then.. people can carry on as usual today, spreading the virus.. in fact if no one tells the virus, maybe us terribly intelligent humans may catch it out with our superiority complex...
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05/01/2021 11:59:27 12 6
bbc
A lot of us have to carry on as usual. I'm lucky - no illness, full pay, full time work in the office every day. I would really love a bit of the lockdown cake. Sitting around in pyjamas or dancing on pavements and looking angry.
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05/01/2021 11:58:24 4 0
bbc
A lot of people will have to carry on as normal, as they will be going to work, picking up equipment/IT etc that they need to be able to WFH and also relocating so that they can WFH. Also, going to work is not illegal for those who cannot WFH.

Its got nothing to do with a superiority complex which ironically, you appear to be demonstrating.
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05/01/2021 11:51:19 14 2
bbc
So, people switching from buying in person to buying online, thus increasing demand is panic buying? I think not.
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05/01/2021 11:51:32 12 8
bbc
This BBC headline will create or fuel the problem. Not the way a responsible channel should work.
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05/01/2021 11:57:51 5 4
bbc
The headline reads "Supermarket websites struggle amid new lockdown"
"Sainsbury's said: "We temporarily limited access to our groceries online service last night so that we could manage high demand for slots and updates customers were making to existing orders."

That headline is going to 'fuel the problem'?

Would you rather it wasn't reported so the problem could disappear?
BBC..let’s state some panic shall we, not sure if it’s the people managing the BBC or if they have employed some morons who either don’t know how to report or get their kicks from getting responses to trash articles. Removed
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05/01/2021 11:52:09 7 2
bbc
BBC are reporting some issues relating to increased demand for online delivery services. You're the one who is talking about panic.
BBC..let’s state some panic shall we, not sure if it’s the people managing the BBC or if they have employed some morons who either don’t know how to report or get their kicks from getting responses to trash articles. Removed
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05/01/2021 11:52:20 5 1
bbc
Oh get a life. They're just reporting the facts. Don't blame the BBC if there are way more online shoppers than usual. How would you rather it was reported, then?

So many people like you these days, who seem to just enjoy being angry and upset about everything.
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05/01/2021 11:52:28 5 4
bbc
Home deliveries don't make the supermarkets any less busy.

It just means there will be even more staff pushing enormous carts up aisles that are slightly to narrow for two of them to pass each other while they pack the orders.
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05/01/2021 11:31:31 439 75
bbc
Dear BBC - Can you please stop with this sensationalism? This is a non issue - there are plenty of delivery slots. What *IS* an issue is every article you publish quoting a run on X product or a lack of delivery slots, creating a problem. Maybe try and aspire for some balance and responsibility?
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KRR
05/01/2021 11:52:44 20 62
bbc
Sensationalism - 'Supermarket websites struggle amid new lockdown' is 'sensationalism'?

You must lead a very dull life. If something really dramatic happened - say, a neighbour's wheelie being knocked over in a gale - I fear for you.
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05/01/2021 12:00:37 42 10
bbc
I didn't understand your point, it was a bit muddled.. & bdavbdav point was fair.. it is poor reporting and sensationalism on a wide scale. This is just another example.
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05/01/2021 12:10:54 24 2
bbc
(especially in journalism) the presentation of stories in a way that is intended to provoke public interest or excitement, at the expense of accuracy.

It doesn't matter what the topic is, if its over-egged, its sensationalist by definition. Supermarkets are important in this time, but are coping remarkably well. Insinuating otherwise is alarmist.
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CJR
05/01/2021 11:46:47 20 20
bbc
Lockdown officially starts at midnight
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05/01/2021 11:53:39 14 6
bbc
so morons won't be catching it until later tonight then???????????????????/
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05/01/2021 11:50:29 69 2
bbc
I don't know why people have interpreted what the PM said as "Don't leave your home even to shop for food" - because he didn't say that.
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05/01/2021 11:53:45 28 16
bbc
Apparently the place you are most likely to get infected is the supermarket, closely followed by schools. why would people not try and buy online?
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05/01/2021 12:00:06 4 2
bbc
If they were watching reports of much transmission being in supermarkets, they would have been shopping on line all the time, not just jumping on the bandwagon now (if that's what is going on eh BBC?)
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05/01/2021 12:02:24 15 2
bbc
There's no conclusive that people are at higher risk of infection at supermarkets.

There was a rather pointless survey that found that something like 80% of people who had been infected had visited a supermarket in the last 7 days, but same figure would almost certainly hold true if you took a survey of people who haven't been infected.
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05/01/2021 12:05:22 6 1
bbc
so you're saying that the online delivery websites are crashing because suddenly everyone has realised they might catch the virus in shops. Sounds a bit unlikely.
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05/01/2021 12:26:42 2 3
bbc
That is what hacks me right off.

Pubs and restaurants are very Covid secure, yet the government hammer them
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05/01/2021 15:39:05 2 0
bbc
You can't post this without providing a source as evidence.. do you work for the BBC by any chance?
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05/01/2021 18:14:24 0 0
bbc
That would certainly be true if they are the only two places you visit.