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The Margin: ‘Total f***ing anarchy!’ Costco shoppers share funny/scary tales of preppers getting ready for a coronavirus outbreak

One look at the Costco group on Reddit — home to more than 60,000 members — and you might get an idea as to why shares of the wholesale giant closed up almost 10% in Monday’s bounce-back trading session.

The shared images were mostly comprised of crowds and empty shelves:

The comments sections gave some color from the front lines:

“Signs were up that they were out of toilet paper, paper towels and bottles of water. Even with that, inside people were stocking up on food, drinks… darn near everything it seems. Going up and down the aisles, seeing pallets empty and people loading up their carts… it was just surreal all the panic buying that is going on.”

“It was total f**king anarchy.”

“We sold out of toilet paper yesterday, which hasn’t happened at our Costco in 30 years. It was a horrible day to work and I am dreading work today.”

Posts on Instagram and YouTube also pointed out the TP problem:

This video of “panic buying” in Hawaii racked up the clicks. “At the busiest Costco in the U.S., located in urban Honolulu, there’s a run on toilet paper,” Ryan Ozawa wrote. “Staff maintain order and bring out inventory as fast as they can, managing a line that runs the length of the store”: