Strange things that are worth a lot on the black market
Laundry detergent: Have you ever wondered why laundry detergent is sometimes locked up in the grocery store.
Laundry detergent: They would then resell the detergent at a highly discounted price, making it part of “organized retail crime,” or ORC.
Flight attendant uniforms: There are some obvious security risks surrounding posing as a flight attendant, which is why they're not commercially available to people.
Flight attendant uniforms: Interestingly, the reason most people in Japan were so eager to get their hands on these uniforms was not to attempt to sneak onto commercial flights.
Fake degrees: School can be extremely expensive and time-consuming, but you can get a real-looking degree for much less time and money.
Fake degrees: These “diploma mills,” as they're called, make millions of dollars each year making these fake documents.
Sand: While most people associate sand with a relaxing day on the beach, there's another world in which it's associated with violent crime.
Sand: Specifically sand from around water sources is in high demand because desert sand grains are too round for construction.
Scarily realistic masks: High-quality silicone masks that are human-passing are a hot commodity on the black market.
Scarily realistic masks: But what are people using them for? The black market is the best place to buy a mask and then commit a crime in disguise.