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Published: Aug 13, 2021 6 min read
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If you thought you’d seen the last of pandemic shortages when you replenished your toilet paper supply last year, you’re in for a surprise.

Tons of goods are still in short supply across the country, thanks in part to the COVID-19 delta variant causing factory shutdowns and labor shortages. That doesn’t just mean you’ll have trouble finding these products — it also means that when you do get your hands on them, they could be pricier than usual.

By now, you're probably no stranger to shortages. In 2020, it was hard to get ahold of cleaning supplies like disinfecting wipes, hand soap and paper towels. And you may have heard about the global chip shortage, which is making it harder to buy everything from Xbox consoles to smartphones.

But as the world continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, you might be surprised by some of the current shortages. Here are seven goods that you might have to hunt extra hard for right now, from golf balls to chicken wings.