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You have a big advantage since you do the shopping!! Your partner probably has no idea how much stuff really costs, so he won't know or even care whether he is using soap or toothpaste that cost 2.99 or 8.99!! haha

I guess my advice to anyone who lifts and is going to live with one or more people is to say you will do all the shopping which will eliminate any chance of suspicion. Most people who don't do the grocery/household shopping are not aware of the price ranges of the same items. You may be able to hit them up for money for items that you lift and keep the money!! haha

Since LiftyBoi is out of school and drives himself to places, hiding stuff from his parents should be easier because you'll be more trusting of an adult, than you would a high-schooler.

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I don't really have a response to this, maybe you can hide your products and money in a book bag or an instrument case if you are given one for a music class because your parents will just think your carrying school products,

My question to those who lift and live with a spouse, parent, roommate, etc. who don't know you lift, have you ever lifted a household product that is more expensive than what your partner/parent always buys? If you did, how did they react? I always thought it would be funny to see the reaction of the non-lifter, when a lifter brings home items that are more expensive than what is usually purchased. Would their be anger? Suspicion? Gratefulness?

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I don't really have a question for the Walmart AP, but wanted to comment on those of you who go to reddit's loss prevention page and ask THEM dumb questions like 'what happens if you get caught' and 'how can I go about stealing a particular item'!!!! There is no need for you to go there and ask questions because a current or former LP who wants to join the dark side will come here every once in a while and answer all of our questions!! hahaha

Thank you for posting here, I always look forward to reading what actual LP/AP says and compare it to what we think is really going on with each individual store. The cat and mouse game between us lifters and the store employees/AP is always funny.

All of a sudden I have a question, what aisles tend to be the best for concealing meaning no surveillance camera's? Many of the shoplifting forums say the candy and junk food aisles? My experiences tell me the condiment and discounted/throw-away items aisle are also good places to conceal without being seen by someone in the back.

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A lot of people and groups are assisting those affected by the government shut down so they may not feel the need to shoplift. I'm seeing stories about pop-up restaurants and stores for federal works, in addition to all the food banks and food pantries who are assisting them. Although, shoplifting from grocery stores would probably be very helpful to a lot of those 800,000. hahaha

Also, I think any of the federal employees who shoplift were doing so way before they got government jobs. IMO most people who shoplift started doing it when they were teenagers and continued as adults. If a person was afraid to shoplift when they were younger, they probably wouldn't do it as adults. Despite what we say on here, shoplifting isn't an easy thing to do for the large majority of people, its not something most people can just start doing out of the blue. Again, these are just my opinions, I'll accept being wrong.

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FREE > PAYING MONEY!! Simple as that. hahaha

Fellas and ladies, there's no need to make excuses like I'm poor or I have a medical condition because rich people with no medical condition steal and commit fraud. Just enjoy the free SHITTT you've been able to get over time. hahaha

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I say its always better to buy something than just concealing and walking out, unless the store is crowded and there is no security by the door. The security guard may be suspicious of someone walking out of a store without buying anything, even if you look like a "normal" customer.

There are a lot of cheap things you can buy for around 99 cents like air freshener, 2-liter sodas, etc., once you walk out with a bag that looks somewhat full, you'll avoid suspicion. Another thing to try if you want to conceal something and not buy anything, is going up to a cashier or help desk and obtaining the store savings card. I've done this several times as I've concealed because it makes it look like you went in there for a reason. I have 2 savings card, 2 names, for a particular store now for that very reason. hahaha

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Man, don't listen to these guys, as long as you don't get caught lifting a high amount, like over $100, you'll probably just get banned from the store. Just find another place to lift from and learn how to conceal as quickly as possible, don't be discouraged, if you get caught or suspected, just figure out what you did wrong and come back stronger. hahaha!! I don't care where your at, there should be plenty of other stores to lift from, and since you only had a low dollar amount, I doubt that your face is going to be sent from store to store, unless you got busted at Target!! Stores have bigger fish to fry than 35 dollars worth of merchandise being stolen.

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Everyone responding to you is correct, using pepper spray will only make things 10x worse. If they get physical with you, you just need to accept your petty theft charge like a man or woman!! haha Hey, there is a chance you can sue the store if they get overly aggressive with you. We are just lifters here, bringing pepper spray turns out into potential armed robbers, none of us want those problems!!

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I understand your point because you can get more stuff that way, but just walking out seems WAY too risky. Also, it seems like you would need everything to be perfect, as in no security or employees watching the exits, for this to work. Just slipping stuff into your pockets can take seconds and if you have the right coat, its very hard for someone to see that you have items concealed.

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Fellas, forget about moralizing aspect, it's just a STRAIGHT UP STUPID thing to even ask, let alone attempt to do. First off it would be pretty much impossible for a regular customer to get to the back area, unless they had a gun or broke into the store while it's closed!! Also, if a lifter somehow did get to the back area, you'd have to take time and look what is in each bag. How would you even know where to find what you are looking for? It's completely ridiculous. You can see from his language and car hopping question that he is probably trolling and wants a reaction.

If this moronic poster was serious, the kind of theft he wants to know about would involve being an employee of a place/inside job which would give you access to back area prescriptions and people's cars. Most of us here who have lifted for a while know this, though. He probably needs to look for an employee theft site. haha

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This is a post of the year candidate here. haha Just recently had a rainy day in the 60's where I'm at which means its cold enough to put on a jacket that is a bit bulky and bigger items for me to lift. Depending on the jacket, you have at least 4 or 5 pockets to conceal items into, instead of 2 or 3 that you'd have with pants or shorts. I don't have the ballz to lift with a backpack because I think it immediately draws attention to you from employees and LP, so the cold weather is when I can lift the most.

I've got a question for you guys, when you buy or lift jackets, do you check the pockets to see how easy it would be conceal items? A few months ago I bought a jacket from a thrift shop and was checking the pockets to see how good a particular jacket would be for concealing. I'm guessing a lot of you do that because it's best to plan out your methods of lifting beforehand. haha

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The family probably stole large amount of items multiple times, Walmart was able to identify them and called the cops next time they entered Walmart. I don't think an undercover cop sting operation will be used for someone lifting alone which most of us seem to be. But it's good to know that this is possible at Walmart.

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I just accept the fact that the summer time is a down period for me and just get things that are small enough to fit in my pants pockets, some of these items include candy bars, pens, batteries, medicines and small bottle items like soaps and sauces/condiments. I try to stock up on items that can fit into my coat pocket such as lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, fragrances, air-freshners, drain-o, mouthwash during the month of May because it's the last month where you will have days cold enough to where a coat. Thankfully, I lifted enough of those products to last until mid September when the weather starts getting cool again. lol

I don't have the balls to use a backpack like some of you. I guess if you use a backpack you can lift whatever you want year round and the weather is not an issue. I do use the self checkout to lift though, but I pretty much use it for items that are too big to conceal.