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Old March 4, 2021   #16
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While I have plenty of seed of everything I plan to grow this year, I still need to purchase canning supplies. Walmart is sold out. We tried several other sellers that normally sell in bulk, but so far none have been able to get any lids. I still have over 100 lids left from last year so not in dire need, but will need to get some before June. I'm not a hoarder so tend to purchase what I need year to year. This year, I need about 200 more lids.


I'm posting this is to highlight to others that there may be a shortage of lids this year.
No lids in NY either. I even checked at the Mennonite store. I haven't seen any since last strawberry season. I've finished my seed ordering for the season, some places are slow because of labor issues with COVID & the US mail is still slow.
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Old March 4, 2021   #17
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Linda, they are available on Amazon, but please check the prices. $1 per lid is a bit steep IMO. There are plenty of off brand lids available, but my experience has been that they often have problems sealing. I would rather have Ball, Kerr, or Bernardin if I can get them. Current information suggests there will be a bunch of lids hitting stores in May.
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Sure glad we bought a pallet load of weck jars, we never have to buy seals or lids again,
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Old March 4, 2021   #19
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Fusion, try Amazon for lids.

A couple of years ago, I noticed that they charge a lot for lids in the stores to make us buy more jar sets. That is SO wasteful because I don't NEED any more jars. I searched all the stores around here for lids at a respectable price with no joy, but finally found them at Amazon.

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All the grocery stores and Canadian tire well stocked here
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Old March 5, 2021   #20
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Do not buy from "Official" Ball or Kerr lids. Mine came from China. PayPal reimbursed me but I had to send them back to China at my cost. I only did that for my satisfaction. I did get some lids on Ebay and waiting on my backorder from Lehman's
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Old March 5, 2021   #21
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Fusion,
Regular or wide mouth?
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Fusion is right! A buck a lid is too steep!

Karen, I just checked Canadian Tire and they are $7 something for 6 lids - ridiculous! Amazon.ca isn't giving them away either .

Amazon.com has 24 wide-mouth lids for US $11. A better deal, and that's where I bought mine.

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About 3$ per dozen for just lids no rings here. I have plenty of rings and jars I just buy new lids yearly. And I already bought them as soon as I saw them as I know will be scarce at canning time
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Good deal Karen .

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