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FormerRetailStoreManager wrote (edited )

As a former store manager, I can assure you that accidental double tagging by employees is a common occurrence. It’s usually the new employees who make the mistake. During this time of year, stores have a lot of newly hired seasonal help.

Stores have operational procedures that mandate all sensors should be put in the same spot. A common rule is in the right seam approximately 2 inches from the bottom. Stores vary in their chosen location, but the idea behind it is that it should be consistent across the board whether they’re shirts or pants. It’s faster for cashiers to detag if they can quickly go to the same spot on each piece of merchandise; there’s no hunting for it.

Where many employees (especially new ones) make the mistake is putting it in the wrong seam. If the rule is that it should go on the right side, they will mistakenly put it on the left side. A different employee later comes along and assumes there is no sensor at all bc they don’t see it on the right side. They then end up double tagging it.

When you’re in the fitting room, put the tag on the opposite side of where the other one is. I assure you that the cashier and their manager (if involved) will likely place the blame on the new girl.

TLDR: Put the sensor on the opposite side of where the other one is.

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FormerRetailStoreManager wrote

I didn’t have my “walkout disguise” on since it was originally just a recon trip. Instead I concealed a bunch of small items that added up. Most expensive items were toner cartridges for my current printer (2 black, 2 color). I also got kcups, shipping supplies (polymailers, 3 rolls of tape, bubble wrap), 3 Vera Bradley mugs that were $30 each (Christmas gifts), a bunch of various cleaning supplies, four 3M hooks, remo tape, and some random items to organize with such as chalkboard labels and the pens for them.

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FormerRetailStoreManager wrote

They use undercover LP. Will detain but not chase. Issues civil demand letters and/or prosecutes. Excellent quality cameras. Actively monitored.