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Does Dollar General have hidden towers near the door?

Submitted by Newt in Shoplifting

I see several items with DG stickers on them, saying they're tagged to set off alarms. Amazingly, I even saw such stickers on HAND LOTION.

But I haven't seen any towers at any DG's I've been to, just cameras.

Do DG's in urban or high-risk areas have towers? Or are their towers just hidden? Because what's the point of these tags, if there are no towers?

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youbuyingweselling wrote

why risk it at dollar general. drive to the more affluent area of town and go to stores that a) have higher priced/higher quality items and b) most likely less security measures.

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Newt wrote

Because there are no affluent areas in rural America, unfortunately. We're lucky to have a Dollar General within 50 miles.

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thebootyholebandit wrote

I think your stealing from there is a horrible idea on the basis of where you live, i think it would be smarter to go out into more populated areas stealing from there and then returning to the Country rather then souring the relationship between you and your limited selection of stores.

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Newt wrote

There's no possible way I could drive that far, just to lift. It's actually safer lifting here than in the smaller cities nearby, because their stores have a LOT more security. Even the DG stores have towers and cameras in every aisle.

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thebootyholebandit wrote

Then the question remains is do you want to soil your relationship with any of the small stores that you can get in your area?

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Newt wrote

I stick to the ones that have next to no security, and visit them when they're so busy that the employees are overwhelmed with customers. And I really don't lift that often, so I don't establish a pattern.

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Newt wrote

  • Think again. I just got NEAR the towers earlier today and set them off with an item in my pocket that I didn't know was tagged. I'm going to make a separate post about what happened.
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Lurkerz1 wrote

Theres no hidden towers there but the reason theres still stickers is just deterrent for newbies who dont really know what they do

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Newt wrote

I figured the stickers are more a deterrent than anything, but I don't want to get overconfident by making assumptions that might be dead wrong. Thanks for the info.

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Amberzey wrote

I peel off as I'm walking around the store. I always get a cart and look like I'm genuinely shopping. I'll even ask an associate about an out of season item if they show up in an aisle I'm in.

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Newt wrote

That would work with the lotion, but most of the tagged items are things like phone accessories, with the tags inside. You really can't open the plastic packaging without making a hell of a racket, and the store is really small. Even if you take it to the bathroom, the staff room is right next to it, so they'd hear something being unwrapped. So I have to content myself with other, quieter items.

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Amberzey wrote

Gas stations usually carry phone chargers. Grab and go. Or grab, go buy a coke, stuff in your pocket. I do this when there's 1 employee and at least 3/4 ppl in line.

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Amberzey wrote

I get deodorant, shampoo, razors and stuff like that from DG and FD.

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Newt wrote

Around here, the razors are locked onto the pegs with an electronic device that an employee has to unlock. It's crazy.