panic buying

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panic buying

n
the buying up of large quantities of a commodity which, it is feared, is likely to be in short supply
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panic buying

[ˈpænɪkˈbaɪɪŋ] naccaparramento (di generi alimentari)
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When the Benghazi uprising led to Nato air attacks against Colonel Gaddafi's military bases in April 2011, Brent rose to $126 a barrel in a buying panic.
Since this article is being written at the height of the gun ban buying panic in early 2013, I won't even bother listing a price for the Sporter-Econ or specify availability.
The Prime Minister told media representatives later there is no buying panic over coal in the country now and added that Bishkek central heating and power plant will be supplied with sufficient scope of coal.
Several years ago, during an earthquake that hit California, there was a mass buying panic in the grocery stores of one small community.
The lobby said it was prepared to re-create the week-long protests of September 2000 which caused shortages and buying panic at the pumps.
The lobby said it was prepared to recreate the week-long protests of September 2000, which caused shortages and buying panic at the pumps.