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#296231 - 05/26/20 09:06 PM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3362
Loc: USA
I'm not seeing my favorite brand anywhere yet (Purell with Aloe) but hand sanitizer is easy to find where I live, and has been for some weeks.

We tend to buy in bulk for things we use a lot of, fortuitous timing meant that we had quite a bit of hand sanitizer and toilet paper before the current crisis. We haven't had to change grocery item purchases significantly.

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#296234 - 05/26/20 10:17 PM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Registered: 01/28/01
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Locally, including COSTCO, still no hand sanitizer or wipes. TP and Paper Towels are becoming somewhat more available. Perhaps not exactly the brand you prefer, but available.
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#296236 - 05/27/20 02:32 AM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2673
Loc: Big Sky Country
Yep, right now we can't always be choosy!
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#296258 - 05/27/20 10:35 PM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2886
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Haven't seen hand sanitizer in any of the retail outlets, but businesses seem to be able to source it as part of their walk-in and walk-out protocols.

Doesn't matter to us, though. We always have substantial amounts on hand. I use it a lot, mostly as a waterless hand cleaner. Especially in winter. Great for taking off oil and grease, or an accidental splash of gas. Used right away, in generous amounts, then washed off with water or snow (really!), and there's no lingering gas smell on my hands.

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#296259 - 05/29/20 12:30 AM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2886
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Hmm! I guess I haven't been out much. Strolled through a few stores I haven't visited in a while, and found there's sanitizer available ... but at laughable prices.

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#296260 - 05/29/20 03:43 AM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2673
Loc: Big Sky Country
I had to brave Costco today and they had 1 L bottles of the thin 80% alcohol stuff for $9.99, not a terrible price nowadays. But I have one bottle of the same stuff (although different brand) that I haven't opened yet and a gallon in UPS limbo awaiting delivery.
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#296387 - 06/15/20 06:51 PM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 371
Hi,
Went to local dollar tree this morning
cashiers had hand sanitizer at checkout
maybe 40 bottles of 8floz

in the medicine section
about same amount of
70% isopropyl alcohol (never seen that before)
and maybe double the amount of 50% isopropyl alcohol


isopropyl bottles are easy to squeeze ... rough handling closed bottles will make them weep wink

no soap refills on the shelf ... clerks say trucks drops off stuff once a week, then each day whatever was stacked first gets loaded onto shelves

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#296396 - 06/16/20 12:15 AM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2673
Loc: Big Sky Country
The Dollar Tree here seems to be well stocked with sanitizer as well. I've bought a few bottles, one to leave at work, one for the car and one for home.
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#296450 - 06/23/20 01:04 AM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: EMPnotImplyNuclear]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 371
Well,
went today,
they and didn't have any isopropyl
or sanitizer
or soap refills

Luck of the draw

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#296452 - 06/23/20 01:14 AM Re: Hand Sanitizer Available [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2673
Loc: Big Sky Country
It seems to go in waves.
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