With Economy Down And Consumers Wanting Good Deals, More Goods Are Stolen And Sold At Discounts
The article on this is Retail crime grows with demand for discounts. So people want these good deals. Then organized crime comes in. Goods are stolen. Then show up on the Wedb (eBay for example). Legislation has been proposed to fight this but it was not clear exactly what it would do. I have not heard of this before in past recessions. Maybe the internet makes it easier.