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Walmart, Costco, Target are barred from selling ‘nonessential’ items such as clothing and electronics in parts of the US

Walmart, Costco, Target are barred from selling ‘nonessential’ items such as clothing and electronics in parts of the US

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  1. The ideas are

    A) “Non-essential” stores (say, a furniture store) that sells noon-essential items were forced to close, and it’s not fair to them if other places can continue selling couches simply because that store also sells milk and aspirin.

    B) It encourages more people to go to these stores, and to spend more time inside. The increased number of people, combined with the longer period of time spent inside, unnecessarily raises the risk of the virus spreading.

    They also encourage people to use online shopping or curbside pickup for non-essentials.

  2. How about if you need socks and underwear? Or how about if you need a wifi router or a charge? What happens then? I’d actually consider them essential items, especially electronics, its pretty hard to live in the modern age without them.

  3. “Nonessentials” like vegetable seeds?

  4. I’m reasonably certain that clothing is essential to modern society, and so are certain electronics.

  5. This is just dumb. Here in Asia, a lot of people are stacking on the weight while locked down. Before the lockdown is eventually lifted, many of us are going to need clothing that is at least one or two sizes bigger. I’m guessing that its going to be similar in the U.S., that many people are spending their time at home cooking and checking the contents of the refrigerator every 15 minutes.

  6. I dunno man, I tend to think of clothes as essential

  7. I’m so glad I went to Target today and bought all my “non-essential” necessities, before this bullshit came into play. Seriously, I got stuff I’ve been waiting literal years to get, thanks to my tax return.

    Good luck to the rest of you.

  8. I work from home and desperately needed a replacement usb wifi adapter for my desktop and thankfully Office Depot was open and I was able to walk in and pick one up. If they weren’t I would have probably had to wait 2 weeks for an online delivery if I used Amazon.

    I’m still not exactly sure why some people say electronics stores are non-essential.

  9. Trust me, an xbox and new tv are necessary. You can’t multi player on one xbox (mostly) and the line to play minecraft is too damn long.

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