Submitted by Aussielad in Illegalism (edited )

Hey guys, first time lifter here. Did a $100 walkout yesterday at un1ql0. Kind of in a desperate spot right now and needed clothes for job interviewing (last job made me redundant). Yesterday I went to Un1ql0 and committed to my first serious lift. Went upstairs to the menswear section and took two pairs of trousers off the rack, each priced at $50. Without hesitation I simply removed the hangars from the pants and folded them small and flat enough that their profile would be small when I walk out with them. I did my research, I knew that the pants wouldn't set off the buzzers, having been in the previous day to get a feel for the store layout and assess the tags on the pants. I took the pants downstairs, folded, and inconspicuously walked past the checkout area to "continue browsing" (their checkouts are at the back of the store, nowhere close to the entrance, and almost completely out of view). I moved closer and closer to the exit, sticking to the outer perimeter of the store, and when a staff member that was putting clothes on racks moved away from the exit I walked straight out and made a sharp right turn. I was out of view within probably 3-4 seconds. As predicted, the buzzers didn't go off. Amateur move not removing tags but I was 100% confident the buzzers weren't going to go off.

Problem now is that I need a shirt. They have non iron shirts in the menswear section for about $40 each, which I really should have grabbed with the pants. Now this was very close to closing time (about 15 minutes before the store closed), my question is, being a paranoid first timer, do you think that they would have noticed missing stock so soon? They obviously have loads of these pants on the same rack, it doesn't visually look like anything's missing, so I'm really not sure what system or method would give them the ability to know.

Also, what are the chance somebody saw me leave with the merchandise in that small, 3-4 second window when I walked out the front door? I am ice cold in situations like this, I don't give off any emotion, I don't sweat, I don't show anxiety, so I seriously doubt I aroused suspicion because of abnormal behavior. I guess I'm just being super careful after the fact because I absolutely must go back in tomorrow and get the shirts. No other stores have my size and no security tags. I don't intend on ever returning to this particular Un1ql0 ever again. Would you say it's safe to hit for a couple shirts?

Thanks

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oncebusted wrote

Yes safe but if you don't want to go back why not hit them up real good for more than just shirts get a better work wardrobe

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Aussielad OP wrote

How much would you say is safe? Dollar amount of stock without security tags going missing before they start to check stock and back trace everything?

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Torskion wrote

It's probably less a dollar amount and more so if you're on someone's radar. A busy store has tons of people and they might write your work off as being a bunch of different individuals.

I wouldn't go back for another week and I'd go during a different time of day (to ensure different employees on shift) if I wanted to be positive of maintaining a low profile

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oncebusted wrote

Dont know the store but your safe getting as much as you can with the register being away from the exit this is a goldmine concealing in blind spots with bags from other stores

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katsareokay wrote

Wait, so they stuff at Uni isn't tagged with anything to set off any alarms?

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Aussielad OP wrote

I know that in the United States and in other cities here in Australia it definitely is but this particular store, and the others in the state (I did a bunch of research today) do not seem to tag everything. Most items I've come across under $50 (which is most items) do not set off alarms. I just spent probably an hour in a store (not lifting) looking for tags on items and I literally could not find one item under 50 dollars that had a security tag. On top of that, only like 3 people working in this massive, two story store, with two unmanned exits, in peak hour shopping, absolutely insane, literally no lp. Cameras are really slack as well, and all the stores I've been to have an incredible amount of blind spots. That being said, these are pretty wealthy areas and uni isn't exactly high end so I don't think that they experience a great deal of shrinkage and given that these are really busy shopping centers I am getting the sense that anything under a seriously significant amount they'd probably just write off.

My curiosity is the non iron dress shirts though. Some are put out on hangars, so they're easy to inspect, but in order to walk out with a few I'd need to take the ones that are folded and have the plastic in the collar for structure. Not sure if/where those would be tagged, but I'm going to get one past the gates in a few days to see if it sets off the alarm. If it doesn't, I'm going to burn a store as far away as possible and take a good few.

It's interesting that I've only just started lifting and I'm doing quite large walkouts in the multi hundreds, but I am putting the leg work in before I lift. My eggs are all in a row before I execute. Finding I have quite a talent for this and the right mindset because when the time comes I'm completely unfazed. Fascinating time in my life. Lol.

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katsareokay wrote

Yeah, I am in the US. I am going to go into a store today and take a look and report what I see.

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