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Mega Doom! From Drudge: $76 for tampons?! Shortage starts wild bidding war on EBAY...

 
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Mega Doom! From Drudge: $76 for tampons?! Shortage starts wild bidding war on EBAY...
The popular product is in such short supply that eBay users are bidding up to $76 for three packs, which usually sell for just $8.79 a pack.

And loyalists are taking to blogs and Twitter to figure out where their beloved o.b. tampons might be.

"This month, they were gone, gone, gone," said freelance writer Janessa Wilson, 40, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a user for decades.

"I searched everywhere I could, maybe a dozen drugstores, but I couldn't find any."

Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the o.b. tampons, shed little light on the mystery, saying only that it experienced a "temporary supply interruption" that led to stores being out of stock.

More here:

[link to www.nydailynews.com]

Is this the beginning of major shortages in necessary personal care items such as toilet paper, soap etc? This is why I have a closet filled from floor to ceiling with nothing but toilet paper...
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If it's like this with a temporary shortage of tampons, imagine what it will be like with a permanent shortage of, say, rice or beer.
Rev. 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
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Hmm. Come to think of it, that would be an interesting scenario. Lot's of pissed off women.
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I was talking about this to friends earlier this week.

It starts with tampons. It ends with toilet paper.

This is doom of epic proportions.

For those of us who bleed...it's really bad. At least my brand is just switching manufacturers. I'll be glad when they get that fixed. In the meantime, I could be rich if I had foreseen this. =/ Not only that, but I would've been prepared beforehand. -_-
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It was only a shortage of a particular brand of tampons.

If my woman paid that in the name of brand loyalty I would stuff them down her throat.
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It was only a shortage of a particular brand of tampons.

If my woman paid that in the name of brand loyalty I would stuff them down her throat.
 Quoting: fleshette


True it is only one brand for now. But, when a company as huge as Johnson & Johnson has a "temporary supply interruption" that causes a product to completely disappear from the shelve something ain't right.
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It was only a shortage of a particular brand of tampons.

If my woman paid that in the name of brand loyalty I would stuff them down her throat.
 Quoting: fleshette


If someone is used to a particular brand of tampon, that brand loyalty is for a reason. After many years of having periods, any woman knows what works best for her body. If anyone uses that particular brand, they and their significant others best prepare to see several to many bloodied panties due to issues inherent with a lack of flare-ability of a majority of all tampons on the market. That specific brand that's not available at the moment (except in the black market) actually eliminates most issues with bleed-through caused by crappy manufacturing on the part of even top name tampon brands.

So if a woman freaks out and you think she's nuts, imagine how you'd feel if you had countless boxers, boxershorts, and/or briefs that wound up bloodied on account of a bad brand of tampons. How would you feel knowing that instead of just buying tampons, now you also have to purchase more undergarments? It's hell, at best. There's very good reason for any woman with a brand loyalty to not want to switch brands on something so very personal as to prevent embarrassing bleed-through. Even if they have the ability to purchase hundreds of substitute undergarments, the fear of embarrassment of bleed-through onto their pants or skirts or seats is enough to warrant freaking out.
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WTF!
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It was only a shortage of a particular brand of tampons.

If my woman paid that in the name of brand loyalty I would stuff them down her throat.


If someone is used to a particular brand of tampon, that brand loyalty is for a reason. After many years of having periods, any woman knows what works best for her body. If anyone uses that particular brand, they and their significant others best prepare to see several to many bloodied panties due to issues inherent with a lack of flare-ability of a majority of all tampons on the market. That specific brand that's not available at the moment (except in the black market) actually eliminates most issues with bleed-through caused by crappy manufacturing on the part of even top name tampon brands.

So if a woman freaks out and you think she's nuts, imagine how you'd feel if you had countless boxers, boxershorts, and/or briefs that wound up bloodied on account of a bad brand of tampons. How would you feel knowing that instead of just buying tampons, now you also have to purchase more undergarments? It's hell, at best. There's very good reason for any woman with a brand loyalty to not want to switch brands on something so very personal as to prevent embarrassing bleed-through. Even if they have the ability to purchase hundreds of substitute undergarments, the fear of embarrassment of bleed-through onto their pants or skirts or seats is enough to warrant freaking out.
 Quoting: moondust


I am a girl, I do use tampons. I use THOSE tampons.

If someone wants $76 for them, I will use another brand.

My god. Bloody panties are lame, but in the looming tough times that money is better spent on other things.
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WTF!
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Thank the mighty xenu that we males dont bleed of our ass!

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The girls that use OB use them because they're the ones that work the best for them. TONS of brand loyalty to this one, and quite the uproar about them not being available. I think Jezebel had an article on this, and they called the company...I think they got some vague reassurances that this was temporary but idk.
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I am a girl, I do use tampons. I use THOSE tampons.

If someone wants $76 for them, I will use another brand.

My god. Bloody panties are lame, but in the looming tough times that money is better spent on other things.
 Quoting: fleshette


True, I'm not going to spend the money on them, however my mental thought process is simple and logical: damn I missed out on a good opportunity (to sell that brand of tampons at a heightened price, though less than others are asking for on ebay, etc)...

aka- damnit, I could've made mad bank. =/
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Oh wow, I could head up to The Villages, (retirement community) and hit all the stores. I bet they still have some.
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What a stupid post! I say: "Put a sock in it!" Prefferable an old one with holes. banana2
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Damnit I wish I'd known about that earlier!!!! I do use that brand and I have shit-tons of them stored at home...$76 you say....I think I'm off to ebay, and then a nice vacation somewhere warm banana2
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I've been stockpiling tampons and pads for my teen daughter for the last two years just because this is something no woman will want to be without.

Question: I'm assuming these products are made with quit a bit of cotton in them but does anyone know for sure?
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If it's like this with a temporary shortage of tampons, imagine what it will be like with a permanent shortage of, say, rice or beer.
 Quoting: Rev-bo


Uh huh.

And to the point of the brand specific nature of this shortage...sure I have brand favorites, but I won't participate in a bidding war if I can find a suitable replacement/brand of any item.

I wonder how many future killings will be attributed to brand withdrawal?
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Everyone should buy a Diva Cup. For real.

When all the tampons are gone they will be worth a million dollars at least ZOMG!
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What a stupid post! I say: "Put a sock in it!" Prefferable an old one with holes. banana2
 Quoting: Rufus 376040



This is not stupid. Think about it, if a storable product goes from $8.00 to $76.00 in a short amount of time just because of brand loyalty then just think of what it might be worth if there were shortages across the board !

The modern woman is not ready to give up on this convenience and they will pay a high price until they figure out an alternative.

Even if you think this is "stupid" you'd still be wise to add these items to your barter list.
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Everyone should buy a Diva Cup. For real.

When all the tampons are gone they will be worth a million dollars at least ZOMG!
 Quoting: fleshette


"Diva Cup"? Where do you get that?
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Everyone should buy a Diva Cup. For real.

When all the tampons are gone they will be worth a million dollars at least ZOMG!


"Diva Cup"? Where do you get that?
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Any first world drugstore I think. Don't ask me how it works because explaining it would make me feel less than ladylike.
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The elite have begun filling their bunkers and hording goods.
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Wow, this could be the end of the world. Women experiencing their time of the month and can't find something they want to buy...this is doom.
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Everyone should buy a Diva Cup. For real.

When all the tampons are gone they will be worth a million dollars at least ZOMG!


"Diva Cup"? Where do you get that?


Any first world drugstore I think. Don't ask me how it works because explaining it would make me feel less than ladylike.
 Quoting: fleshette



That was funny. I won't ask you to explain, I do know how it works I just thought they took them off the market. I don't get my "ladies days" (I heard that in a movie once) so I just haven't payed much attention to the latest offerings. Thanks for the info.
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The Native Americans used to use rabbit furs to wear. They were put in a camp outside the village until their time was over and then the shaman sometimes would purify everything after she bathed and cleaned up. Can u imagine what it's gonna be like if we women don't have tampons and pads anymore? hell, I'll kill every friggin' squirrel and rabbit around for miles just to have those furs. lol!
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If it's like this with a temporary shortage of tampons, imagine what it will be like with a permanent shortage of, say, rice or beer.
 Quoting: Rev-bo



or a *permanent* shortage of tampons. I mentioned this in the Survival food thread... sanitary napkins and tampons will literally be like GOLD in the end times.
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Diva cup
Moon cup
Mia cup

Save the planet and use one of these, they are non toxic, unlike tampons which are full of bleach, so you save your health swell.
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The popular product is in such short supply that eBay users are bidding up to $76 for three packs, which usually sell for just $8.79 a pack.

And loyalists are taking to blogs and Twitter to figure out where their beloved o.b. tampons might be.

"This month, they were gone, gone, gone," said freelance writer Janessa Wilson, 40, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a user for decades.

"I searched everywhere I could, maybe a dozen drugstores, but I couldn't find any."

Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the o.b. tampons, shed little light on the mystery, saying only that it experienced a "temporary supply interruption" that led to stores being out of stock.

More here:

[link to www.nydailynews.com]

Is this the beginning of major shortages in necessary personal care items such as toilet paper, soap etc? This is why I have a closet filled from floor to ceiling with nothing but toilet paper...
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Hi! I am a douche bag who puts false titles on forums cuz I love attention.

idiot.....
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Well today I just learned that you could buy tampons on E-bay. scratching
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in the last year cotton has tripple in price. Do the Math American idiots.

Then go too Ebay and buy Cotton Seeds.
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if this is a sign of things to come i suggest everyone look at what they use in a typical week, multiply by four weeks a typical month and try to buy a month's supply of stuff now.
it will be a good start. then just keep adding to your stock up.
so if you say use coupons etc and have a couple hundred extra dollars to spare now ... use that money asap and go get things you use the most now!
be foresighted about this and ask yourself, what are some of the most common things (besides tampons) that people use that they would snatch up in a hurry. get that asap!
that is how i started and it is easy to keep things stocked.
if you don't have a big space designate a closet or boxes under the bed whatever. everyone has some space they can use to stock up. and for heavens sake...don't tell others you have stock up!!!
you will be painting a bullseye for theft on yourself and family.
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