I know this is a tried and true method for many, but how effective is it behind the scenes?
The method plainly suggests to pick out your items (whether in your hands, basket or cart) and then just leave the store without looking back or talking to anyone.
But what happens afterwards? Without any attempt at being discreet, all your actions could be easily seen and recorded by cameras. LP has all five steps on you and clear as day evidence if they look for it.