Shortages of goods. Chinese slave factories not running at 100%?

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RichA

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Sep 24, 2021, 10:19:18 PMSep 24
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Nike....How could they possibly produce a SHOE in the U.S. and sell for under $200? Or $300? No, they need Chinese slave labour to produce items consisting of 6-8 ounces of molded plastic...However, a container from China that cost $1300 to ship one year ago just hit $22,000. Shippers LOVE this situation. Bright side? Thanks to TRUMP initiatives, 40% of all furniture sold in the U.S. is now MADE in the U.S.

US sportswear giant Nike and US retail giant Costco both say they are facing product shortages and delays due to global supply chain problems.

Nike said production and delivery of its shoes would impacted until next spring, as it struggles with shipping issues and a worker shortage in Asia.

Meanwhile, Costco has re-imposed limits on items like toilet paper.

It says customers are stockpiling again amid Covid fears, but it is also struggling to ship goods to its shops.

On Thursday, Nike said it had cut its sales outlook for the year due to the ongoing disruption.

"We are not immune to the global supply chain headwinds that are challenging the [manufacturing] and movement of product around the world," chief financial officer Matthew Friend said.

"We expect all geographies to be impacted by these factors."

danny burstein

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Sep 24, 2021, 10:56:16 PMSep 24
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In <185900bf-1d09-4b4e...@googlegroups.com> RichA <rande...@gmail.com> writes:

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>Meanwhile, Costco has re-imposed limits on items like toilet paper.

It's a repeat of the distribution issues from last year.

They've got _plenty_ of the industrial sized rolls (the
ones you'd see in a highway rest area or many commercial
locations like gas statsions).

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Sep 24, 2021, 11:14:34 PMSep 24
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On Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:19:18 PM UTC-4, RichA wrote:
> Nike....How could they possibly produce a SHOE in the U.S. and sell for under $200? Or $300? No, they need Chinese slave labour to produce items consisting of 6-8 ounces of molded plastic...However, a container from China that cost $1300 to ship one year ago just hit $22,000. Shippers LOVE this situation. Bright side? Thanks to TRUMP initiatives, 40% of all furniture sold in the U.S. is now MADE in the U.S.
>
> US sportswear giant Nike and US retail giant Costco both say they are facing product shortages and delays due to global supply chain problems.
>
> Nike said production and delivery of its shoes would impacted until next spring, as it struggles with shipping issues and a worker shortage in Asia.
>
> Meanwhile, Costco has re-imposed limits on items like toilet paper.
>
> It says customers are stockpiling again amid Covid fears, but it is also struggling to ship goods to its shops.


I bought another case of these this week at auction:

https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Recycled-Bathroom-Tissue-1000ft/dp/B00S7NU97Q

Only a 12 pack, but each roll is large enough to use as a weapon of self-defense if you are ever mugged on the toilet.

And if push comes-to-shove, I can always use the TP to barter for a new pair of Nikes!

(mime been stockpiling all summer)

RichA

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Sep 24, 2021, 11:15:16 PMSep 24
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On Friday, 24 September 2021 at 22:56:16 UTC-4, danny burstein wrote:
> In <185900bf-1d09-4b4e...@googlegroups.com> RichA <rande...@gmail.com> writes:
>
> [snip]
> >Meanwhile, Costco has re-imposed limits on items like toilet paper.
> It's a repeat of the distribution issues from last year.
>
> They've got _plenty_ of the industrial sized rolls (the
> ones you'd see in a highway rest area or many commercial
> locations like gas statsions).

But that toilet paper is...crude.

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Sep 24, 2021, 11:27:18 PMSep 24
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Not as crude as using your finger when the cloud-soft runs out.


moviePig

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Sep 24, 2021, 11:38:28 PMSep 24
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> ...

I'm not sure a true weapon is graded for softness and absorbency...

RichA

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Sep 24, 2021, 11:43:48 PMSep 24
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Naw, I'd use leaves, I'm not an Arab.

trotsky

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Sep 25, 2021, 4:47:46 AMSep 25
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On 9/24/21 9:19 PM, RichA wrote:
> Nike....How could they possibly produce a SHOE in the U.S. and sell for under $200? Or $300?


Probably the exact same way New Balance does you stupid fuck.

https://www.zappos.com/p/new-balance-made-in-us-990v5-grey-castlerock/product/9188289/color/581517

New Balance Made in US 990v5
$184.95

trotsky

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Sep 27, 2021, 6:19:56 AMSep 27
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You're an anonyshit, how are we supposed to believe a fucking thing you say?

RichA

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Sep 27, 2021, 6:46:39 AMSep 27
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Micky DuPree

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Oct 2, 2021, 2:06:33 PMOct 2
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danny burstein <dan...@panix.com> writes:

> In <185900bf-1d09-4b4e...@googlegroups.com> RichA
> <rande...@gmail.com> writes:

>> Meanwhile, Costco has re-imposed limits on items like toilet paper.
>
> It's a repeat of the distribution issues from last year.
>
> They've got _plenty_ of the industrial sized rolls (the
> ones you'd see in a highway rest area or many commercial
> locations like gas statsions).

It's more complicated than that. The supply chain is more fragile than
people imagine, especially in the U.S. Once you get a kink in it,
problems start to compound. There's no cooperation for mutual benefit.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2021/supply-chain-issues/>

-Micky

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