The latest crime wave that is "sweeping the country" is Tide!!! How scandalous, I know! It seems as if people are stealing bottles of tide and re-selling them on the streets for half the cost you pay in the stores ($5-$10)!!! In addition, some criminals are even re-selling the stolen tide back to retailers!!! Some stores are considering putting alarms on the tide bottles...that is how bad it is!
Now your next question may be WHY? For all of us that aren't so in-tune with the underground thievery that is called the "Black Market", Tide is the item of choice because it is expensive, easily accessible, and is being used in exchange for drugs!!! There have actually been drug busts where more Tide was found than cocaine! One guy who was caught gathered $25,000 worth of tide in 15 months!!!!!!!! Holy Cow!
I hope they get this problem under control, otherwise the prices are going to continue to increase to make up for all the stolen merchandise!
Also note that most of the tide being lifted is the liquid brand...and most Cloth Diapering Tide Users use the powdered formula! But I would make the assumption that the prices will go up all around for Tide products if this is not stopped!
Have you heard about this phenomena before?
Do you use the Original Tide to wash your Clothes or Diapers?