The theft of Liquid Tide is becoming a national problem.
The retail price is $10 to $20 a bottle.
The black market price is $5 to $10.
How do they steal it? Load a cart with dozens of bottles, then dash for the door and a waiting get away car with the “liquid gold”.
Why Tide and not Wisk? Tide is the most popular brand, and more recognizable with its day-glo orange logo. There are no serial numbers, and cannot be tracked. Or taxed.
It has become a black market currency.
The characteristics of a currency:
- Wide demand (everybody needs clean clothes)
- Recognizable (day-glo orange)
- Transportable (it has a handle)
- Durable (lasts)
- Divisible (has a spout)
- High value in relation to volume and weight (with inflation, becomes more valuable)
Alternative currencies can come in any form.
Tide would be a good thing to store for preserving long-term value, especially if you will use it yourself. There are better alternatives, but this is good.