Coronavirus madness: stockpilers say they're getting death threats over their stashes
'They threatened to kill her today'
Contributor, Practical Parenting / March 20 2020
Stockpilers, they carefully scan the specials in their supermarket catalogues, note the best savings on non perishable items, and then buy up big.
For some it is out of necessity, lack of income, maternity leave, preparing for the worst or simply being savvy when planning the family budget.
Before the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, stockpilers would regular share tips and pictures of their ‘stashes’ with others among their online communities.
Now with the supermarkets shelves being stripped bare with panic buying, stockpilers have been targeted over their supplies.
Shockingly stockpilers have received death treats over their stockpiles.
One upset stockpiler had her friend targeted with death threats: “My friend Cath stockpiles this way... home preserves, sales... etc. Someone online threatened to kill her today,”
Alarmingly she is not the only one who has been targeted, others confessing that they have also received online negativity.
One commenting: “This current stockpile has taken me 4 years to build up. No one has ever had a problem with it, until Covid happened. Now we get called selfish and disgusting and hoarders 🤷♀️”
Another adding she is ashamed of her stash: “I feel ashamed of my stockpile and I shouldn’t. I was embarrassed before this cause people would think I’m a preppier and I’m embarrassed now cause people think I’m a panic buyer.”
A third sharing that she has been able to pass on items to others in need: “I have stockpiled since I went through a big flood nearly 10 years ago. It's upsetting to see I agree. My friends have been crying not knowing how they will feed their children. Our family has been in a position to give to others. 😊”
“It’s not selfish. Smart. Staying ahead of the game,” added another.
Eliza Scanlan is a contributor with Practical Parenting. Eliza has written for several digital titles including New Idea Food and New Idea, with a passion for consumer and shopping news. Eliza is also a contributor for the Trolley Watch and The Flawsome Mum podcasts. In her spare time, Eliza loves watching Netflix and tending to her horses.