Reply to post: Re: Not just business

Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF!

Tom Paine
Boffin

Re: Not just business

One obvious instance is reporting the value of drugs seizures as "street value". When the stuff was hidden in that container intercepted at the border, nobody paid anything like that much.

Yes. That's why they generally say something like "police estimate the street value as £megabucks" rather than "drugs that the smuggler would have paid £NotSoMuch".

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