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Macy5 wrote

Lol. Ask me anything without any replies. Amazing

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Drshoplifter wrote

He probably got arrested 😂

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PinkPorcelain wrote (edited )

He was bragging on Reddit about how good he was lol

I don’t like people who do AMAs and don’t answer questions.

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Lurkerz1 wrote

Right?! Just like that chick about ULTA...like why make a post then never reply even once.

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Woolenwolf wrote

What's your favorite item to steal and flip and why?

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Digital movie codes. I can open the Blu Ray in store, take a picture of the code, and sell them online. I never have to even leave the store with merchandise. For new releases you can make about $5 a movie. So 2 movies at each Walmart and Target on my Norma route can get me a quick $50-$100 with little to no risk.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Besides movie codes though, small portable hard drives and toys sell well and are easy to get.

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Itsminenowthx wrote

How many times have you been caught, charged, or arrested? What's your favorite store to go to? What's your typical method for lifting and how long do you spend in store? And finally, (if male), what do you use to allow for a bigger haul (equipment, bags, etc.) that would not arouse suspicion?

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

I have been “caught” several times, but the LP/AP didn’t have their steps and couldn’t really do anything.

I have never been arrested, but have been caught and charged with misdemeanor theft. It was dismissed in court.

I hit a lot of Walmart’s. That’s probably my main store, but I go everywhere from Target to Dillard’s.

Lifting method varies depending on what I’m getting and where. Sometimes I conceal, sometimes I walkout. Barcode swaps are good for bigger items but since I have to pay it makes the profit margin smaller.

My biggest hauls come from Walmart typically where I just use a fake receipt. The Walmart app allows you to view a receipt after purchase. I photoshop the image and then use a receipt printer to print the receipt. My printer is the same model Walmart uses, so it’s badically a replica. I also use Walmart receipt paper that I bought online through Craigslist from an employee.

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FuckWalmart666 wrote

Many people have been caught using that method at Wal-Mart and other stores. You're on camera while you remove merchandise from shelves and move to the returns area. Even if you're just doing walkouts, you're still on camera. Doesn't sound like it will end well for you.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

People have been caught using any and every method. So that’s irrelevant. Walking into any store puts you on camera and lifting in a time where cameras exist is always a risk.

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FuckWalmart666 wrote

I understand what you're saying. If it's been working for you, more power to you, but obviously you know that there's a huge difference between using blind spots and just hoping that you won't be stopped after being surveilled while you're grabbing merchandise and attempting to walk out with a fake receipt.

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Drshoplifter wrote

My method is hiding merch in blind isles and picking up the next day. I’ve been lifting about 9 years, never caught but have noticed I was being watched and had to dump goods before. Walmart is my favorite store. I just use as little as I need for the haul. Usually a faraday bag taped to the inside of a baggy pair of shorts will do. You arouse sus by not being s normal shopper. If you have a bag and look like a thief, but they think your just shopping. They’ll only watch you for 5 minutes tops. Don’t walk fast but spend as little time in the store as possible.

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Bottlecap wrote

How can I gain confidence to start shoplifting? How can I look for blind spots? I was thinking of lifting some earbuds from Rite Aid today because they're supposed to be easy, what do you think would be the best strategy?

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Try to be a magician. Literally.

If you can easily conceal small stuff without anyone (or any camera) seeing you, then you're on the right track. (Ex. with a magnet in my pocket, I can pull it out in my fist, grab the top of a case with that hand, flip the lock while looking over the product, and then come back to just swipe it while I keep it out of sight.)

As far as confidence goes in confronting people, just try your best to think about other things and never suspect that everyone is out to get you. Try to make friends with anybody that talks to you (if they suspected anything, your calm and welcoming demeanor will easily erase that thought

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Bottlecap wrote

The confidence isn't about confronting people though, it's the stealing itself. I'm constantly scared that camera up in the corner is watching me, or someone is gonna turn the corner as I'm concealing.

About the blind spots, how can you make sure where you're at is a blind spot? How do you look for blind spots without seeming suspicious? Also, how do you bring multiple items to your blind spot, then coming out with nothing, without setting off some alarms? Is it just for the legal aspect of it?

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Cameras aren't like in the cartoons. They're not gonna weave about and around obstacles to see you; and it's these obstacles that are your friends. If you can't see the camera, the camera can't see you.

When it comes to looking at where the cameras are, just try not to stare straight at them. Use your peripheral vision or tilt your head down but keep your eyes in the sky

After you have a good idea of where the cameras are, find a spot that none of them have a good sightline to and, if the spot is good for it, use it to stage or conceal your items.

Protip: Even if you see a camera from where you are, chances are that it can't see below your stomach. Crouch down and use that angle if you must.

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Drshoplifter wrote

Start with something smaller than earbuds. Best strategy is hiding things in blind spots and bagging them up the next day. But you need confidence first. That way if the alarm goes off or something you won’t surrender and admit your stealing.

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lift_fever wrote

How much do you make? What do you sell?

I might be headed down this path as shoplifting is my only profitable skill... 😬

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

I make roughly $75k a year. Although it depends on the year. I once made just over $100k, but also had a bad year where I made about $40k

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victorvaughn wrote

What are some products that are high in value and sell easily that you run at the moment? Graphics calculators? Im looking in the hundreds price point

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

I rarely lift anything over $100. I have in the past, but it’s too risky. I personally prefer to lift things in the $50 range and sell for $30-$40. If you only get 10 items like that a day, you are making $300-$400.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Recommending items it difficult. I lift anything and everything. I’ve lifted things like Action Figures, portable hard drives, Blu Ray movies (4K), baseball cards, diapers, etc. I even lifting high end bed sheets for a while.

Doing this for a living requires me to always be on my toes and get anything I can get. I don’t stick to one thing. I mix it up.

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Whatchagonnado wrote

You know the sticky pads that hold very expensive purses to the table? Do they set off an alarm? Can maybe cut with scissors

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Drshoplifter wrote

I know what your talking about and I really don’t think they set an alarm when cut. I’d test it first if I was you tho

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Whatchagonnado wrote

You know what’s cool about it tho? Each bag, hundreds of dollars, has a 3 alarm. Then, they have the little wire one I’m talking about wrapped around all the bags, stuck to the countertop.

Cut the countertop wire, no alarm? (I’m hoping).

Grab all purses in wire, walk to door...walk out setting all alarms at once.

Does the 3 alarm screech itself, or just set off alarms?

idk just seens like a great method

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Drshoplifter wrote

If it’s 3 alarm it screeches itself and sets of the alarm. What store?

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Drshoplifter wrote

What if your favorite method? And how do you conceal?

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

My favorite method is to just drop the item in a bag I brought in and walk out. I can get larger items and don’t have to conceal at all. If there is a door checker and they ask for my receipt, I will either produce a fake receipt I have printed (if I planned this lift in advance, or just say no thank you and keep walking.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

I don’t lift anything locked behind doors because it’s too risky to get caught when there is plenty of other things you can get much easier. If you want something that’s locked up, steal something else and sell it. Then purchase the item you wanted.

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NewlyLifted wrote (edited )

Is it true some brands sew rf tags into clothing? If so, do you know if they do this at aerostopale, pacsun, urban outfitters, etc (I’m fairly young, these types of stores are more my style)? Also any tips on spotting these tags? Edit: just saying Incase people judge because it’s prob an obvious answer to most of you, I am very new at this, a pretty big armature and still really cautious

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Yes, some brands see RF tags into their clothing. It is typically going to be seen in nicer clothes like Abercrombie and Fitch, Banana Republic, etc. I’ve even heard that Old Navy actually has sewn in tags in some clothes, but I’ve never seen that.

The easiest way to get around that is to use a booster bag.

I have a feeling we will be seeing sewn in tags more often in the future as it seems to be a growing in popularity.

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NewlyLifted wrote (edited )

Thanks! Do you or anyone else know how to spot the rfid tag in clothing? Would it always be on a sewn on tag or could it be in the actual clothes?

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Xela91 wrote

So what about shops in the uk . All i see is post about the u.s or walmart .

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Mom_of_4_rugrats wrote

What are all the different keys that you need to get into the stuff that's locked up? I know one is an s3.

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Mom_of_4_rugrats wrote

What are all the different keys that you need to get into the stuff that's locked up? I know one is an s3.