Costco Is Refusing to Accept Returns for Toilet Paper | 22 Words

The entire world is panicking, but it's safe to say that the individuals bulk buying groceries as if they are preparing for war is a little bit unnecessary.

Sadly, it's the elderly and vulnerable who are suffering as a result of this selfish behavior and things don't seem to be getting any better.

And amidst the panic buying, Costco has announced that they are refusing to accept returns for toilet paper.

Keep scrolling to find out more...

 

We are in the midst of a global pandemic.

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And it doesn't seem to be slowing down. Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.

But what exactly is the coronavirus?

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Reuters gave a short guide to what it is exactly... "Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that get their name from what they look like under a microscope - they are spherical and their surfaces are covered with "crown"-like spikes."

A lot of people have now died from the virus...

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With a range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and severe cases of pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and kidney failure, it has been confirmed by Worldometer that 14,757 people have now died globally. A further 341,816 people have been found to carry the virus and be infected.

Things are only getting worse...

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The virus continues to rapidly spread, and traces of the disease have already been discovered and confirmed in many other countries including here in America, the U.K, Italy, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Australia.

Everyone has been asking the same thing...

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What is it that's causing this deadly virus?

Bats are believed to be one of the main culprits...

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Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.

Scientists have been working tirelessly in a bid to find a vaccine...

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But despite generous donations made to the cause, they have so far had no luck.

People all around the world are panicking.

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It's a dire situation.

And many are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves.

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People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.

Evidently, the coronavirus has been causing people all around the world to suffer from serious panic...

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And many are experiencing anxiety and worry over the impending doom the virus brings with it.

Many people have resorted to buying in bulk to prepare for the worst...

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Shelves in grocery stores all around the world have been emptied by people panic buying food and essentials to last them for months.

This is completely unnecessary...

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And the selfish people out there who are insisting on emptying the shelves are making life much more difficult for others who are now in desperate need of groceries.

People all around the world are in a mass panic right now...

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And Australia is just one of the countries who has been hard-hit by this panic. According to the Australian health department, there are currently 1,709 confirmed cases in the country with 6 people now dead from the virus.

There has been a "toilet roll crisis" in Australia...

Citizens have been on a manic shopping spree emptying the shelves of toilet roll... but why?!

A little bit of advice got taken out of hand...

According to the BBC, official guidance advised people to practice good hygiene and wash their hands. It was also suggested that people could prepare two weeks' worth of food and water, as well as other household goods, if they felt it necessary... and this has been taken way too seriously.

Sadly, this is not just a one-off case of selfishness.

It's been happening all over the world and hundreds of thousands have been left unable to buy their weekly groceries.

Here in the States, our grocery stores have also taken a hit.

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The shelves in supermarkets across the country have been left constantly empty with this unnecessary panic-buying and it doesn't seem to be slowing down.

People aren't listening...

And the queues outside supermarkets are longer than ever.

But one thing that is obvious...

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Is that those foolish individuals who have been bulk-buying to the extreme will soon realize that they have bought way too much.

And believe it or not...

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People have actually been trying to return some of their bulk-bought items.

But it seems that some supermarkets are having none of it...

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And Costco is one of these.

The membership-only supermarket is known for its incredible deals and cheap buys...

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And the people behind the megastore have been putting their feet down on refunds.

Costco put up this sign in a store in Pentagon City outside of Washington D.C...

The store is refusing refunds on items such as toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, water, rice, and Lysol.

People have been expressing their opinions...

And this Twitter user feels that Costco should stick to online sales only after 1 employee has already died from contracting the virus.

Another user feels that the store should be open 24/7...

And they feel it would ease the frenzy of panicked shoppers.

Hopefully, this will encourage people to put a stop to this ridiculous stockpiling.

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It is unnecessary, greedy, and selfish... and it is about time that we start thinking about others instead of ourselves. Keep scrolling to learn about how Harvey Weinstein has been tested positive for the coronavirus...