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How to lift pokemon booster packs?

Submitted by JustSomeGuy in Shoplifting

Hey everyone. I just wanted to ask for suggestions on some safe ways of stealing pokemon booster packs. The stores I have in mind usually have them at the register, which sucks, but some of them have them on the shelves. The booster packs only have a small paper price tag on them or sometimes they have larger orange price tags that are still just a paper, no magnets or stuff. I was thinking about either buying two packs at one store, leave them home, than going to another (same chain of stores) and just pocket two packs. If anything goes wrong, I have the paper that I bought them, right? Other idea was to leave my shirt sleeve unbuttoned, take two or three packs from the shelf, all at once, drop two of them into my sleeve and then button up the sleeve so they can't fall out. Then just buy the one pack I still have in hand. (This seems to be more camera proof) Any suggestions? Thanks.

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thief wrote

...Do they have tags? If not then grab the ones off the shelf and just conceal.

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Throwdown321 wrote

which stores? dollar tree? in dollar tree they only sell the wierd 3-5 card packs, which are only a dollar and doesnt have online codes(which adds more value to the pack). the most expensive packs are guardians rising, zoroark(shining legends) buzzwole(crimson invasion cards). If like large box stores like target: where i used to steal all my pokemon,yugioh,mtg packs. for a while i only lifted at Mall targets, because they have numerous blindspots, and they rarely guard the mall entrances like <1% of the time(in my area in the WEST COAST). i WOULD usually go to these targets. There are at least 2 card sections one in the toy aisles, and 1 near the registers similar to walmarts. i would only go to the aisles, and have been caught once on yugioh early 2000s, because i was young and inexperienced, wasnt aware of the giant rfid back then. ever since til about 2015,2016 ive only been nearly caught(but always got away).

walmart might be easier since you can get of the garden section, and lp isnt as aggressive as target. if you're stealing from big box stores, the pokemon cards are in the new packaging scheme where they can hide random rfid tags in there.

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JustSomeGuy wrote

These are non-American stores (EU). It's a chain of toy stores that sell those cards. The personnel consists of three or four girls/women, however most of those stores are in the shopping centers with fairly good camera system. There are blind spots of course, but I would have to search for those first.

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RobbinHood92 wrote

Also because of this post. Today I lifted about 5 packs of Pokémon cards xD

Got a GX in one of them(Yay)

Now what do I do with them? Lol

Also got some cds for my car :3

All from Walmart of course. Went to pillow sections/opened and stuff them all in my pockets :3 hehe

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JustSomeGuy wrote

Nice work. Yesterday I was walking around different stores, casing for blind spots and trying to figure out the level of security in each store. If I ever do this, I want to be as ready as possible.

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RobbinHood92 wrote

Just grab as many as you like. From the front section or there might be some in the toy section.

Grab them and go to the toliet paper section. Take out a few toliet rolls and invite yourself inside your hideout.

Inbox and do the deed there

I’m talking about Walmart by the way.

How much can they go for?

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JustSomeGuy wrote

Nothing like that. It's a small toy store with maybe 6 or 7 aisles each with 2 shelves. There are maybe two cameras there and from what I know, the security room is just one guard watching the cameras. So my guess is to take a bunch of packs while trying to look as innocent as possible, go to the blind spot and conceal them there.

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Drshoplifter wrote

These are small enough where you could use sleight of hand and conceal them effectively without being seen. I’d still take it to a blind isle tho.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

When I was younger I used to go in wearing a jacked that had elastics at the wrist, would pick up a few booster packs (of whatever cards), slip a couple packs up my sleeves, and then put the rest back. Worked nine times out of ten.

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Itsminenowthx wrote

IDK about Pokemon, but I have acquired many many MTG cards starting from the zendikar series release. I imagine it's the same thing. With MTG cards, they're a single foil pack inside of a paper/plastic container (unless you go to a comic shop but there they're behind a counter normally). They have no tags but the container makes it so you can't pocket them.

I usually just wore an easily adjustable belt, get to the store and pretend to shop for a few minutes, use the bathroom and loosen the belt a bit so you can put stuff under the belt. Leave then go grab the packs of playing cards (at my Walmarts they're in the center of the registers close to the books and as seen on TV section), get to a blind spot, stuff the cards, tighten the belt, ???, Profit.

Did that weekly at Walmart, target, sometimes Kroger, and some books a million (usually they're behind a counter there tho). Left the store with roughly 10 packs a visit, but in winter I could take more (cuz jackets).

If my methods ain't right or necessary I'd love to hear improvements, but yeah.