RJ - in most states the deposit needs to be kept in an escrow acct. And should have your name on it. So you could pursue that line of data. The oddness of what can be bought (or not) is interesting. Victory gardens are getting very popular - likely the reason small freezers have gone MIA. My relatives were over a few days ago and saw my kayak floating in the pond. Said they were trying to buy a couple but could not find any. I think the same for bikes.. I'll consider the greater demand for exercise related stuff to be a thankful consequence to this thing.
And because my Mom taught me to be a thrifty shopper I had oodles of paper products before this thing hit. I haven't had to buy any in the last three months. The next run will likely be on veggies....
That is sounding familiar - having been raised in the north where no roads led south (there was a railroad link) until I was in my teens, I learned from my parents to get a freezer and stockpile what you need in summer because prices got a lot higher in winter. So when I moved to my apartment 22 years ago, the first thing I bought was a small upright (refrigerator style) freezer. It's not that I can't get meets and frozen veggies when needed, I just hate shopping and prefer to buy enough for a couple of months if I can. That worked out well for this pandemic.
I think the run on bikes and such is because people could not go to gyms for a time. It remains to be seen how many will return to the gym and how many will continue to use their new exercise equipment. Up here, almost no one tries to use their bicycle in winter, and kayaks have trouble breaking the two-foot thick ice ...
My lady and I tried to get inner tubes for our 20 year old bikes with flat tires and the stores had very few tubes, none in the size we needed. We'll keep looking when we happen to be out shopping/getting gas, etc.
Don't try to find the drain with a bicycle in the rain.
Yes, the deposit should be in an escrow account collecting interest. The deposit should be returned within 21 days. Or the reason for not returning it should be given. None of that has been done. Nor the reason for the landlord's employees to enter the apartment before or after they did so - a notice which is required by state law. They also should not have removed any of my property from the apartment before I officially left. Done properly, payback can be fun and profitable.
I can get free fruits and vegetables sometimes, so I want to freeze the excess. The same with excess bread products but only for a short period of time. I suppose I can fish but I don't know if I can safely eat them. I can't eat cod nor tuna without problems.
I am stocking up on canned veggies but I prefer fresh or frozen. I am not too worried about stocking up on meat but when it is on sale, I will. I am going to start stocking up on some canned fruits as well. But I am only buying them when I get a good price.
It might sound stupid, but I want to have at least a three month supply of products that I need in case I have another medical situation where it is difficult for me to get around. With no vehicle and having to depend upon a bus, it does tend to get tiresome waiting up to an hour for a bus. But they will come to right where you are and help get you loaded and unloaded if needed. Every bus has a lift platform on them. So if I were to get a good (free) scooter . . .
As far as stocking up on things, it helps if you have the financial resources and OCB.*
I had thought of getting a bicycle but with the problems with my feet, that might be too painful to push the pedals. Maybe I can get x-ray pictures of them to post for Zorch to give me an opinion on them . . .
*Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, not necessarily a disorder. If at first you don't succeed, quit? Not a good option if you are in water over your head and are trying to learn how to swim!
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