FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

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FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:17 am

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fe ... ir-n950171

I found this posted to reddit and as you would except, there's a string of somewhat amusing and obligatory comments related to Steve1989. ;)
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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by Dekard » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:44 am

that would have been a great thing to get in on. anyone know which website the auction was on?

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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by Salmon19 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:24 am

RationCon 2019 is about to get really really interesting.

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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by WorkmanMRE » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:58 am

From what i hear ( via local army navy store) that the cookies and crackers have gone off, due to extreme temperatures and poor storage conditions. My local army navy is selling $50 per case! I wanted in until i heard what people were saying about them. I hope not all are in that condition!
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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by blue87fj60 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:19 am

My rough calculations on the number of meals stated and winning bid says someone paid about $3.53 a case.
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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by housil » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:28 am

WorkmanMRE wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:58 am
From what i hear ( via local army navy store) that the cookies and crackers have gone off, due to extreme temperatures and poor storage conditions. My local army navy is selling $50 per case! I wanted in until i heard what people were saying about them. I hope not all are in that condition!
Maybe we can see a TTI sticker of any of them?

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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by Dvalin » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:38 am

"The agency said it has more meals on the island with 2020 and 2022 expiration dates."

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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by RockyRaab » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:43 am

I suppose someone has to ask the fundamental question: If they have that many unused meals in PR, why are they still sending more there? More to the point, if people there are starving, why are there any unused meals?
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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by WorkmanMRE » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:14 pm

RockyRaab wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:43 am
I suppose someone has to ask the fundamental question: If they have that many unused meals in PR, why are they still sending more there? More to the point, if people there are starving, why are there any unused meals?
Right! Good questions!
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Re: FEMA auctions off more than 34,000 unused meals in Puerto Rico as their expiration date nears

Post by WorkmanMRE » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:15 pm

Maybe we can see a TTI sticker of any of them?
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I didnt see any on the ones i looked at in a picture. There was a stack of about 20 or so. Good call.
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