Limits only confirm problems exist and induce more people to join hoarding. Also, people may hoard just due to future price expectations or uncertainties.moebius2 wrote: ↑ With an attitude like that it is no wonder stores are running out of items. And it is all quite unnecessary as all the scarcity is imaginary (in the hoarders' heads). No, no one is giving you browny points for being nice and leaving out some stuff so other families can get a particular item/product, but you know it's just a nice thing to do (and it makes you feel good). Thankfully, you are in minority from what I am seeing. I hope if you get seriously sick and doctors/nurses are busy treating other minor things, you don't expect treatment - after all, in your own words: first come, first served.
Hoarders are scum and are creating unnecessary supply chain problems. And there is absolutely no reason - we are not running out of food. I hope all stores implement strict limits on products, to prevent hoarding of food and to allow everyone access in these difficult times.
I buy for 1.5 weeks. If a particular product is not available, there is always something else I can use. I don't overbuy for some imaginary time - I'll be back in 1.5-2 weeks and will buy it then.
It's in everyone's nature to self-preserve. It works against human nature to tell people not to hoard. That itself is signal to hoard and only make more people hoard invisibly.
Govts can enforce ATM limit to $200 per day, or $50 fuel per week. Guess what people will do next moment.