Q: Stealing ... Tide?

munkin2u
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So I heard on the news this morning that Tide (yes, the laundry soap) is being stolen in mass quantities across the nation and being used for currency on the street. It goes for about $10-20 retail in stores, but can be bought for half that on the mean, Tide-loving streets of your neighborhood. What's up with that? The radio said towns are making Tide Task Forces to check out stores and apprehend the laundry thieves.
munkin2u (rep: 1.25k) posted Mar 13, 2012
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nthsll
Yeah I heard that story too. I didn't realize that the economy had gotten so bad that we were using alternative currency. I'd hate to have to sit on the WALLET that hadda carry around enough Tide to get me through the day.

Money laundering....with Tide. Whats the world coming to?
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Mar 13, 2012
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nimrodboy3
whoa..that's intense
nimrodboy3 (rep: 67.9k) posted Mar 13, 2012
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Florida2Texas
Thanks for sharing that news! Didn't know about that. Its crazy...
Florida2Texas (rep: 10.3k) posted Mar 13, 2012
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encorez
I have two sears I'll trade for one tide......
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Mar 13, 2012
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hzmedusa
Never heard.
hzmedusa (rep: 63) posted Mar 13, 2012
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Christon
I dont know
Christon (rep: 112) posted Mar 14, 2012
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dealwagger
Yup, it's a huge issue @Home Depot stores even. To the point that they have had store meetings about it!
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Mar 14, 2012
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bbattag
Yea, I heard that. I guess they're exploiting the fact that if you walk out the door with something large, everyone assumes that you purchased it. Very interesting trend, but I doubt it will last very long.

I cant wait to see the drug dealers in Chicago selling Tide next to crack. lol
bbattag (rep: 6.67k) posted Mar 14, 2012
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Brentheriot
Darn- all I use is GAIN
Brentheriot (rep: 60k) posted Mar 14, 2012
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dealwagger
LOL Brentheriot...!
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Mar 14, 2012
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fluffy
Strange! It looks like Tide has taken the place once occupied by baby formula. But why is Tide more fungible than anything else thieves could steal?
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Mar 16, 2012
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