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Any online lifting methods that actually work? Want a TV

Submitted by JackinItup in Shoplifting

All I wanna do is get a fairly cheap TV online from walmarts website (The TV is also sold on amazon and ebay). Is there a way to scam this and get one for free, I can pay the money straight up to get it shipped and stuff, But how can i get my money back afterwards? I'm on the east coast in a very rural area with no one else around. USPS delivers pretty much everything here, even the Amazon packages. If I was to say buy a big ass 50 inch TV from amazon, then claim it was busted or stolen what are the chances theyd refund it without asking me to ship the TV back to them? I know some info from inside amazon and the consensus is that they wont allow you to return toxic or harmful products like glass ect. and will straight up refund u, no questions asked, But does that apply to TV's?

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ergdj5 wrote

I was able to get free food for my pets that way, and free books- they usually refund super easy. I imagine a TV, with the glass and all, would get by fine.

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JackinItup wrote

What I was thinking about doing, was to buy it then turn it on, use a photo from the internet of a busted LCD screen. and display it on the screen and take a photo of it, photoshop it a bit to also make the box also look punctured. But im still scared theyll ask me to return the TV, which would already be a major hassle,

FUN FACT: I found out that it actually costs an average of $40 to ship a TV, Even with the cheapest shipping method.

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ergdj5 wrote

I feel like that'd work really well, especially if you have the ability to make a good pic like that. I've gotten free shit without offering a picture real often.

Yeah, shipping sucks usually. Also, don't order it today.

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JackinItup wrote

Why do you say not to order it today? Is there like a good time to do lifting online or what? also what sites have you lifted the most? Amazon or ebay?

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ergdj5 wrote

Amazon workers on strike have asked nobody orders things today. Solidarity forever.

Mostly Amazon; eBay is a dick move to lift from because generally its individuals I'd order from.

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JackinItup wrote

What was your method of doing it with Amazon without them asking you to return the product? Because my brother works for Amazon he said they will ask you to return anything above $20 no matter what but only if its not toxic material or glass.

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ergdj5 wrote

I bought live food mainly to get it for free, and TVs generally are glass so you should get away fine with it. That's how I got away with a phone.

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RaddleBur wrote

I got a Nintendo switch and claimed I never received it, and I got a refund without much questioning. But I have a ton of purchases on my Amazon account and have never done this before. They won't do it with newer accounts, on items over a certain amount, and they'll ban your address if you try multiple times. It might be harder to claim it was stolen if you live in a secluded area as well.

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Drshoplifter wrote

they prioritize customer service regardless of how prone the system is to theft. its too easy for us.

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Drshoplifter wrote

amazon will refund you, especially if you can get a good pic of a broken tv thats the same model as yours.

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JackinItup wrote

I just asked my brother who is an amazon rep, He said they ask you to return it anyways, would a better method be to just claim it was stolen or never arrived?

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thekraken wrote

For a big ticket item, they might actually check with the post office and investigate. If your packages just get left with no signature and you never interact with the postal worker you'd be fine. If you deal with them face-to-face, you could wind up with trouble if you claim you never got it, and the USPS worker says they gave it to you and/or have your signature for it.

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JackinItup wrote

yeah thats just what I was thinking, Ill just buy it, wait for them to arrive and just let the USPS truck leave it and ill stay in my house. call amazon later that day and say my shit never showed up. Really hope this works, crossing my fingers, ill report back if it works.

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Drshoplifter wrote

Probably. I didn’t realize they ask you to shop it back

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Dvdtyrant wrote

Couldn't you find (through Ebay, Craigslist, yard sales, etc.) the item you want, buy it for next to nothing since it is broken, then buy it online, and if they ask you to return your online item just send them the broken one instead? Just make sure that any serial numbers on the box get damaged through "opening" the box or whatever...would that work?