Shopping report, today 9/1/20
No limits on raw meats
Chicken Thighs 0.78/lb (lower price compared to last month)
Hamburger 2.98/lb (lower price compared to last month)
Pork chops 1.78/lb (higher price compared to last month plus the package size was smaller)
TP was limited one package of any variety, but you could buy more than one variety of TP... weird?
We went to Walmart and Sams Club. Walmart appears to be renovating their store and some shelves were empty. I don't know if that represents and actual lack of stock or just moving stock to the back room while the renovation is happening.
Sam's Club had no visible shortages of product on their shelves.
Today was shopping day in Reno:
Pork Chops, $1.14/lb (Down from last month)
Chicken Thighs, $0.92/lb (Up from last month)
Hamburger, $3.23/lb Ouch! (Up from last month)
No canned tomatoes or tomato sauce in several stores...
No empty shelves visible.
I haven't seen TREET in well over 20 years. Lots of Saltpetre (Sodium Nitrite) plus regular salt (Sodium Chloride). You can boil it just like SPAM and discard the boil water. The flavor is much better then.
That coin shortage is odd. Even if the raw metal for coins costs more than the value of the coin, it is nothing in comparison to the amount of fiat "money" being created by the FED Bank. That suggests an actual shortage of the Metals themselves.
1) Mines not producing enough.
2) No stockpile of the metals.
3) Shipping not moving the metals themselves.
4) Refineries not running fast enough.
I cannot confirm the above, it is just speculation on my part.
When I was on campus last week I stopped by the snack shop to grab something to drink. Pulled out my cash only to have the student worker say "we aren't accepting cash". I asked why and they told me covid. Really? Idiots everywhere.
Told them no thanks. Not going to use my card for a 2 dollar drink.