COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

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COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

As the title says, what unusual item have you have to buy online during COVID-19 lockdowns because your local shops are closed?

I don't mean the regular stuff like Food, clothing, books, etc, but what unusual item have you needed to buy online because of Lockdown?

The item that I would have normally bought locally is of all things, a Birthday card for an attractive neighbour who I met for the first time at the start of the pandemic and it's now almost her next birthday and the card shops are all closed and won't be reopened until after her birthday.

Thought about Moonpig, but hate their adverts and that dreadful jingle, so went with Amazon.
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Re: COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

Make a card!

I have hardy been to a shop since Feb 2020, Screwfix and the local shop being the only exceptions.

Buying ice-cream online is interesting
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Re: COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

Not really unusual but I needed to buy some shirts socks y-fronts and a winter coat on click and collect. I usually have a wander through the store then buy what I need, but with most places shut I had no option.
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Re: COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

AndyCornwall wrote: Thu, 8th Apr 2021, 12:29pm Make a card!
No sorry, she is a really nice lady, card needs to be decent. -Thumb_up-
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Dragonrider wrote: Thu, 8th Apr 2021, 2:03pm No sorry, she is a really nice lady, card needs to be decent. -Thumb_up-
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Re: COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

My wife is retiring in 2 weeks time. I couldn't find anything on Moonpig suitable, but thanks to ebay, found just the right retirement card for her.

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Re: COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

welshhunk wrote: Thu, 8th Apr 2021, 2:14pm have you got her number ? -Wink.png-
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welshhunk wrote: Thu, 8th Apr 2021, 2:14pm have you got her number ? -Wink.png-
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Re: COVID-19: What unusual item have you had to buy online?

Dragonrider wrote: Thu, 8th Apr 2021, 2:03pm No sorry, she is a really nice lady, card needs to be decent. -Thumb_up-
Unless your effort ends up a POS a hand made card is likely to be appreciated. Nudge nudge.

Moon pig etc are the least personal as you haven't even touched the card.
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We had to buy dog grooming clippers as our normal groomer was in total lock down, we had to learn via the youtube channel how to clip them properly but i am not sure we have but they look OK even if they now go into a corner enough to say "Keep well away from me". -Happy.png-
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I had to buy hair-cutting stuff for my grandparents to cut their own hair as understandably they couldn't have/didn't want the mobile hairdresser they usually hire to visit during lockdowns.
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