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    What's your reaction, or thought, when you get to the store to see an empty shelf where 'your' diaper is supposed to be? I popped in to a CVS today for an emergency re-up on Sleep Comforts and was jazzed to see they were on sale 2 X $10 but alas there was only 1 pack left of the XLs while the S/M side of the shelf was overflowing.

    I ended up getting the last pack and it was still only $5, but it got me to wondering how many more of 'us' are living right in my vicinity. It's just too weird that that particular size was sold out barely after noon on a weekday. So overall I'm a bit amused, relieved that I didn't have to freak about running out of diapers and also relieved I didn't have to try to smuggle 2 packs into my room, but also a bit guilty that I sniped the last pack that someone after me may be jonesing for.

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    I know the feeling. There have been a few times when I've gotten to the drugstore, seen a certain diaper on for half off...and realized that the only ones left are several sizes too large for me. Where I live there are a few options for getting diapers, but i's rare that more than one will have a sale at once. (Also, $5 for a case of diapers is amazing! Up here you never see any diapers for under $10 a pack).

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    The first of the month means one thing. It was check day for alot of people on SSI. The other thing is their new shipment probably hasn't shown
    up yet. The 3rd is check day for alot of social security folks although I don't get mine till the 2nd wednesday of the month. I refrain from going
    into alot places for that reason. Also alot of things that would have happened yesterday didn't because of Easter Sunday.

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    These days, I don't really expect to find anything I'd want to buy in the average store. I often still look just to keep up with what's being offered but unless I'm at one of a few places, I'm going to be disappointed. Back when Depends Fitted Maximum Protection/Depends Protection with Tabs were still available, it was pretty rare that they'd be out of stock. Only when they were clearing out their stock entirely was there a period when I was hoping to find them (at a massive discount) and I was frequently disappointed. I have lots of other avenues for better diapers, so at best they were only a part of what I kept around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOPaddED View Post
    What's your reaction, or thought, when you get to the store to see an empty shelf where 'your' diaper is supposed to be?
    Some stores, pending on what the item is, will give you a rain check so that you can come back later and buy the item at the sale price when more are in stock. Also, just because the store shelf is empty doesn't meant they're actually out. I stopped in at a Wal Greens store and they were running a sale on their Certainty diapers. There was only one package left on the shelf in my size. I asked a store employee if they could check to see if they had more in the back. Sure enough they did!

    I know asking a store employee if they have extra diapers in the back of the store might be something some folks would never do. But I am not afraid to ask those kinds of questions.

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    Probably it's people working for nursing homes and the like. Then again, it's be reasonable if they were to order their stuff online. Either way, it's for medical reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOPaddED View Post
    What's your reaction, or thought, when you get to the store to see an empty shelf where 'your' diaper is supposed to be? I popped in to a CVS today for an emergency re-up on Sleep Comforts and was jazzed to see they were on sale 2 X $10 but alas there was only 1 pack left of the XLs while the S/M side of the shelf was overflowing.

    I ended up getting the last pack and it was still only $5, but it got me to wondering how many more of 'us' are living right in my vicinity. It's just too weird that that particular size was sold out barely after noon on a weekday. So overall I'm a bit amused, relieved that I didn't have to freak about running out of diapers and also relieved I didn't have to try to smuggle 2 packs into my room, but also a bit guilty that I sniped the last pack that someone after me may be jonesing for.
    You know what's bad? Taking a 3 hour train journey to a shop so I can buy diapers discreetly, only to find that the shop has changed and the diapers have been moved from a quiet back area of the shop. Then having to ask a shop assistant where they are, and after being told they're in the store room behind the counter, being led behind the counter whilst a load of people queuing at the counter (in a suddenly packed shop) stare at me as guy calls out, "Tena Incontinence Slips, Medium, was it?" as I say, "Errr, yeah."

    And then, to top it off, hearing, "We haven't got any Maxi mediums. We've got Maxi large or Plus mediums."... and then having a minor panic attack and having to run out of the store, "so I can phone the person they're for and check". Only to realise that, having committed to a 7-hour round trip, I wasn't going to turn around now!

    And then... having to drag a large pack of 40-ish diapers in a black bin bag for three hours on the train home out of London in rush hour... and having an hour delay en-route.

    That was a bad day. But at least I got some diapers that didn't fit properly... and have a tale to tell :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny View Post
    You know what's bad? Taking a 3 hour train journey to a shop so I can buy diapers discreetly, only to find that the shop has changed and the diapers have been moved from a quiet back area of the shop. Then having to ask a shop assistant where they are, and after being told they're in the store room behind the counter, being led behind the counter whilst a load of people queuing at the counter (in a suddenly packed shop) stare at me as guy calls out, "Tena Incontinence Slips, Medium, was it?" as I say, "Errr, yeah."

    And then, to top it off, hearing, "We haven't got any Maxi mediums. We've got Maxi large or Plus mediums."... and then having a minor panic attack and having to run out of the store, "so I can phone the person they're for and check". Only to realise that, having committed to a 7-hour round trip, I wasn't going to turn around now!

    And then... having to drag a large pack of 40-ish diapers in a black bin bag for three hours on the train home out of London in rush hour... and having an hour delay en-route.

    That was a bad day. But at least I got some diapers that didn't fit properly... and have a tale to tell :-/
    Gawd dude . Never had that experience with John Bell & Croyden. That's pretty despicable of the shop assistant though!

    You should consider socialising with ABs in real life. If I knew you properly I'd be more than happy to offer ya a place to have 'em shipped every now and then. Dunno how much closer that'd be though to be honest. Also, I know friends who deliberately get hundreds of diapers in at a time so they can resell to their mates who can pick up at their leisure (usually during a cubby weekend of awesome doomy snuggles! :O).

    AB life seems to get easier the more ABs you know in real life. Time to get out socialising! There are lots of really lovely ABDL people in the south (and the north as well of course ;D).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luca View Post
    Gawd dude . Never had that experience with John Bell & Croyden. That's pretty despicable of the shop assistant though!

    You should consider socialising with ABs in real life. If I knew you properly I'd be more than happy to offer ya a place to have 'em shipped every now and then. Dunno how much closer that'd be though to be honest. Also, I know friends who deliberately get hundreds of diapers in at a time so they can resell to their mates who can pick up at their leisure (usually during a cubby weekend of awesome doomy snuggles! :O).

    AB life seems to get easier the more ABs you know in real life. Time to get out socialising! There are lots of really lovely ABDL people in the south (and the north as well of course ;D).
    I've always considered socialising with ABs in real life... it's just that I have a hard enough time socialising with really good mates that I've known for 15 years! I've just become increasingly anxious and withdrawn, and I'm sooooo shy about meeting new people. I've been invited out by a few people, but my brain just freezes and I can't commit to anything... :-/

    It would be nice to meet just one cool AB/DL/caretaker person so I could tag along and let them strike up conversation with people. I'm okay once I get going as long as the focus isn't on me... and I know it'll be easier once I know people (if I ever manage it).

    It's funny... when I've worked in offices everyone thinks I'm a quiet boring guy at first... then we all go out to the pub one Friday after work and (on a good day), I'm the life and soul of the place! Then it's back to being sober and avoiding eye-contact on Monday morning!

    I've never been to John Bell & Croyden. The place I found was on the Streatham High Road where one of the chemists had about a third of the shop filled exclusively with diapers... It was the first time I'd ever seen adult diapers in a shop (except for the crappy Boots own-label ones which had changed to fur-backed a few years earlier). At the time it was handy because I knew friends just round the corner and could grab a pack and stick them in the boot of my car. But then I stopped driving (due to my worsening anxiety)... hence the crazy day-trips across London and the Home Counties to the only shop where I thought they'd still have the diapers on display in the quiet back area of the shop.

    Anyway, I'm okay for diapers these days. My parents died and left me in the house alone, and I lost my job a few years ago. So now I can take deliveries any time (although even that makes me a bit anxious!) and I have one of the spare bedrooms stacked with cases of diapers (I went a bit OTT! I probably have a 2-year supply if I wear them every day!)

    My sister came to stay a while back and threw open the door to the spare room... looked at all the boxes and just said, "Oh. So this'll be your secret stash that I'm not supposed to know about, then? Okay..." *cringe*. She only saw brown boxes, so I'm not entirely sure how much she knows... probably everything... Oh well... :-/

    But yeah... I'm rambling off-piste now.... Anyway, it'd be great to meet some lovely ABs... I dream of the day...

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    My first few times buying diapers were usually impulse buys, so if they were out of stock I'd not be too bothered. However, as time went on and I began to buy more frequently I'd often find that the ones I wanted were out-of-stock. It was one of the main reasons I switched to online ordering.

    I guess the reason that stores run out quickly is simply that packs of adult diapers take up a lot of space which the store could be using to sell products that more people are likely to buy. Commerical space is expensive and they'd want to maximise returns. It makes sense that they'd therefore only have a few packs on display or in-stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by tiny View Post
    Anyway, it'd be great to meet some lovely ABs... I dream of the day...
    I'd recommend looking at the meets that occasionally get organised on here (although there haven't been that many lately). They're a good way to get to know other ABs. If you're wary of meeting up with too many people at once you might want to see if you can find a couple of people who are willing to get together half an hour before - this approach really worked for me.

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