It’s a dirty job: Police nationwide take on soaring Tide detergent theft

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by phoebepontiac, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. So weird:


    It’s a dirty job: Police nationwide take on soaring Tide detergent theft

    I'm not the most meticulous laundry person, but I find that clothes get more or less clean no matter which detergent I use. Is there really a legion of blackmarket consumers who feel that their laundry will just not work out unless they use Tide? I know they're using it for trade, but still. Doesn't there ultimately have to be somebody who wants the item being traded? Is it really just because it's bright orange? Why this, and not some garishly colored brand of dish soap?

    This is fascinating. I have so many questions.
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is hilarious.
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This is serious!!! We need to restrict the purchases of Tide to an amount sufficient for 2 loads daily, require & record IDs of all purchases, and prosecute those who acquire excessive Tidings.
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    And I thought I'd seen it all. There's got to be more to this. Can it be sniffed or processed or used to cut drugs? It cannot be the Dutch tulip bulb frenzy redux, can it?
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  5. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  6. I thought about the tulip bulbs, too.
  7. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    How bizarre. :confused:
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    That's the first thing I thought of -- the drug-cutting possibility. Who knows? I'm not up on drug-cutting thingies.
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Did the thefts go up after Nascar demonstrated the usefulness of Tide on cleaning up race tracks like they did at Daytona?
  10. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Ahhhemmmm! Let's not give the Goobers in the goobermint any (what they would call brilliant) ideas, shall we? :rolleyes:
  11. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Me neither, but it seems Tide has brand recognition and value on the black market. I just don't get going to the trouble of lifting heavy, bright orange jugs, out of stores to make ~ $5 to $10. It would seem to me that there would be smaller things to steal that would have similar value. :confused:

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