Sigh, I got up early to go to the supermarket to buy a pack of toilet paper. Limit 1 pack per shopper. Supermarket opens at 7am, got there about 7.05am.
Apparently I needed to be there BEFORE 6.30am to stand in a queue to get 1 packet. No toilet paper for me!
So I bought 78 rolls online. Free shipping yay. Won’t be needing a reorder til Christmas, hopefully by then this madness is over.
The Formula 1 Grand Prix here in Melbourne is apparently cancelled for spectators, whether or not the race still runs is ?
Nothing will stop the spread of the Corona virus. What we need to do is reduce the rate and speed of infection so that our health systems can cope with the higher than normal need for medical support. We can’t stop the spread of any other flu or cold viruses, that’s how it is. The main thing is to slow the rate of transmission so if you are in the % that experience serious complications that there is a hospital bed and ventilator to help you recover.
Looks like I sold it just in time! Our government has just anounced new guidelines to avoid all non-essential social contact, travel, visiting pubs, restaurants, cinemas, attendance at events etc etc. I wonder if shops might start closing or working on very reduced hours due to much lower footfall.Well, to my surprise, someone has just bought the yellow diamond ring I had for sale on ebay. He is planning a proposal and doesnt seem phased by coronavirus at all. Although he was planning to fly her from the UK to NY for the proposal, and that plan has been abruptly changed as of yesterday.............
I see why you would be concerned, especially after the Enchanted situation. As its from a reputable vendor, and we are still at the beginning of the slow-down I'm sure you will be fine.My concern, well mostly my husband's concern, is that I have wired the money for new diamond studs and now the market has dumped even more. He says cash is going to run out for people real fast and is worried I (we) might get stuck being out of money with no jewelry. It's a reputable vendor so I'm hopeful that doesn't happen but I'll feel a LOT better when I get them (estimated 2? more weeks).
I'm trying to maximize supporting small businesses by buying a few more pieces than perhaps I would have. As long as I have a roof, a full fridge, and the health of my family I am doing ok and my heart breaks for folks who work for themselves and can't even claim unemployment.I have a project at the jeweler right now, so I'm looking forward to finishing that. I'm not very concerned about my investment portfolio as I'm looking at the long term, but I've decided to put 100% of my income towards helping others in need and additional investments to take advantage of this buying opportunity. Then maybe I'll buy more bling with my profits, but honestly I don't even have the bandwidth to think about jewelry right now. I'm basically trying to not get the coronavirus, not die, and not run out of food.
Same. I put down a deposit with a small work from home artist and am mailing some things to my local jeweler who is working from home for a bit.I'm trying to maximize supporting small businesses by buying a few more pieces than perhaps I would have. As long as I have a roof, a full fridge, and the health of my family I am doing ok and my heart breaks for folks who work for themselves and can't even claim unemployment.