Fmgx1

Fmgx1 wrote

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how'd you end up getting caught? What was your strategy

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Fmgx1 wrote

I don't think they're gonna have switch's chilling on the sales floor. Maybe Xbox's as i've seen them do that a few times but definitely not switches. Hard drives are most likely going to be spider wrapped or in one of those E3 boxes, so you're gonna need a magnet for those. SD cards are usually on locked peg hooks and you're gonna need an employee to unlock them for you, they're probably going to bring them up to the register, especially if you ask for like 5-10 of them.

If you get passed all that and manager to get all those items, you're gonna need to find a blindspot with no cameras and no customers...on black friday, goodluck.

Also I'd put them inside a big diaper box or something because like the person above me said, those comforters are packed pretty tight.

Overall not really a good plan and I wouldn't even risk it, what I WOULD do however (I've done this quite a few times) Go to the DVD section, find the most expensive ones you can. (Usually the new anime drops go for like $40-50 each and they sell pretty fast). Then go to the water section and fill your cart up with 3-6 of those 40 packs of water, go to check out, put one of the waters on the register and tell the cashier you've got however many more in the cart and they'll scan the one multiple times, leave, and sell the DVD's on ebay or another online marketplace to profit.

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Fmgx1 wrote

Reply to comment by Luckyme_6775 in by !deleted21471

"one time she walked out of the store with so many clothes on she couldn’t lay her arms against her sides. I was disgusted." LMAOOO that made me laugh

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Fmgx1 OP wrote

That all depends on the store. My store has the fitting rooms unlocked all the time. I've worked shifts at a couple stores that count items and keep them locked, but the employees are never ever standing outside the door waiting for you to come out and do a re count. It's used more as a deterrent for possible lifters.

My store puts a lot of emphasis and asset protection on winter coats but that's because every now and then some ballsy ass people will run in, literally grab 20-30 $200-400 coats and run out of the store with them lmfao. So funny when it happens, props to them, I'v'e never done a walk out.

you're definitely good on lifting the project rock stuff, it's just regular under Armour stuff as far as everyone's concerned. Remember to dispose of your tags if you're gonna be lifting there often!

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Fmgx1 OP wrote

depends, my technique is to usually go in fitting room with like 5-10 things, depends on the day really, go to checkout to act like im gonna buy something or whatever and when it's my turn to cash out, I tell the cashier that i'd like to put these items on hold and give them an excuse or whatever. That makes me look like a regular shopper who doesn't lift because I tend to hit the same spots pretty often.

I have friends who go straight into the fitting rooms with like 5 things, conceal all and literally just walk out, but I feel like that makes you pretty obv and hard to safely return to.

Carrying them around with you and putting them back is a pretty safe play too!

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Fmgx1 OP wrote

I never see LP on the floor unless he's actively tracking someone being sketchy. there are probably quite a few blindspots, that really depends on each individual store and shrink. I know that my store has a couple fake cameras as well.

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Fmgx1 OP wrote

My store has one LP guy, he's in plainclothes everyday he works, whenever there's a sketch person, he'll step out of his office and onto the sales floor and act like he's browsing and do his thing or whatever. (Usually VERY obvious IMO),

In my store, fitting rooms are SUPPOSED to be checked hourly, that's very dependent on who's working apparel though, most of us get caught up and check them every 2-3 hours so it'll always vary.

I've actually never seen someone get caught, honestly you have to be massively bad at lifting or stupid to get caught lifting clothes from dicks using the fitting room method, LP has a lot of steps he needs to follow before even stopping you. We have a no chase policy and are immediately terminated if we chase outside the store. The most we could do is customer service you to death (which honestly works more than you might think) and call a manager over. Maybe if you're EXTREMELY obvious and stole 300+ dollars worth of clothes someone might try to get your plates from the windows but that's about it.

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Fmgx1 OP wrote

If you plan to lift regularly, I'd put the tags in my pocket and head to the bathroom and dispose of them there, but what usually happens 95 percent of the time is that someone will buy the pants with the tags in the pocket, beep out the door, walk back in confused and we'll notice a few tags in the pockets and let them be on there way.

One time I found like 20 tags in a jacket pocket haha, that guy must've hit the jackpot

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Fmgx1 OP wrote

Honestly, in my experience lifting in working retail...no one's ever bat an eye at hangers. Yess I guess it could mean that you took the clothes off the hangers and stuffed them in your bag/on your person, but it could also mean you were too lazy to hang the clothes back on the hangers like most people do.

But if you're that worried, you can double up hangers on one article of clothing, or if you go in the fitting room with a bunch of clothes you could have the hangers mixed in with the clothes...like I said most people won't make anything of it unless you were suspected from the very beginning or something

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Fmgx1 OP wrote

Reply to comment by Pop in I work at Dick's Sporting Goods. AMA by Fmgx1

Fitting room without a doubt. Go on Saturdays because Saturdays are always busy, bring a few items into the fitting room with you and from there you can basically have your way. As long as you don't look suspicious picking your items out you'll be fine, in and out. If you're looking to hit a certain dicks frequently, make sure you dispose of your tags in the bathroom before you leave.

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