With regard to panic buying, why not think about this. Using …

Comment on When online shopping could be a life saver by Surprised!.

With regard to panic buying, why not think about this.
Using as an example a packet of toilet tissue, you can buy as much as you want, but the following rule applies: The first pack is the normal price, then the subsequent pack has say a $1 levy, so normal pack price plus $1. The next pack is the Normal pack price with a $2 levy then a $4, then an $8 levy. Let people buy as much as they want.
The levies could go towards the health resourcing or even a testing centre here. The same principles could be applied to all “panicked” items.

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Yep do or die, it’s pretty simple.
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Unsure Harry who is running anyone down. Fact is fact.
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