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Costco customer shows long line of people waiting and arguing just to buy eggs
Despite the rise in prices and the shock to supply, demand for eggs has persisted.
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A recent TikTok video shows just how outrageous the country’s egg shortages have become in some cities. And it is that,
In the video, user @mr.nintendodog is shown a long line winding down an aisle at a Costco location just to buy this product..
“They just opened up and this is the whole line of eggs. Yeah, we’re in a long line going around the egg store at Costco,” the creator says in the clip.
In a follow-up video, the user shows customers who appear to be arguing as they line up as eggs are being transported around the store.
“Things get real here at Costco. Fighting over the eggs, it’s the egg Pandemic here,” she says.
According to The New York Times,
the average price of eggs rose to $4.25 in December, more than double the average cost a year earlier.
A combination of factors has contributed to rising prices: the rising cost of feed for egg-laying hens, increased energy costs to keep farmers operating, and decreased supply of laying hens due to an outbreak. bird flu early last year.
Despite rising prices and supply shock, demand for eggs has persistedthe Times reported.
Some commenters on the @mr.nintendodog video were surprised at how long shoppers were willing to wait just to buy eggs.
“I like eggs, but not enough to make that tail,” said one commenter.
Others said the egg shortage craze reminded them of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and how there was a huge toilet paper craze.
Things we used for pranks in the past, first toilet paper, now eggsanother commenter said.
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