HolidaysLiftmyHeart wrote (edited )

sorry I got totally carried away. i looove talking about the different parts of America as I've lived in every famous american region except for the southwest /southern California.

the simple answer is that there are guards basically everywhere (in the pnw).

can't speak for california...

the complicated answer is that due to cultural differences and the greater number of desperate street people, the stores of the west are basically heavily locked down in comparison the Atlantic or for that matter anywhere in the Midwest or south.

basically as long as you don't appear to be an outright thug, homeless, or anarchist store employees will generally ignore you as long as you shop in a normal way.

the general population in the east coast is not very... communist? it's actually pretty sad. people have barely any awareness of anything historically.

there isn't as strong of a sense of people being working class and understanding the sort of capitalist implications that lead us to not have guilt when lifting Wally world or Fred Meyer...

if you ever find yourself in a smaller east coast city or town it'll seem like shooting fish In a barrel.

in the suburbs and country there will be stores carrying very valuable stuff that don't even have security. meanwhile the mall ninja pigs at mfing Goodwill are strapped like it's the apocalypse here.


HolidaysLiftmyHeart wrote

in home depoe go to the 'wall fastener' section... that's where the magnets are.

the ones you want are roughly a bit smaller than a quarter. don't get th small ones, you need the roughly quarter sized ones.

they are very frequently out of stock.

the magnets come in packs of 3 meaning that you will need to take 3-4 packs of you want your stack to be strong enough.

lastly be careful when you put them together. you can pinch your fingers but the other danger is that the magnets can crack to pieces from the force of snapping together.

I'd take a picture of my stack for you but I'm literally too lazy to find a decent image host.


HolidaysLiftmyHeart wrote

just to be educational of the irl old fashioned crime side of things....

you can also sell things in person in 'ghetto' neighborhoods...

(honestly this is more of a theoretical post, if you're a young white kid you'll not have success bringing your loot down to the ghetto... lolll )

1 little bodega/corner store. if they sell loose cigarettes and crack pipes this is the store you're looking for. literally they will pay cash for things that they'll resell in the store

2 people who run small time thrift shops. these are like presumably unlicensed little consignment type shops. you'll also find these in the southern us fuckin everywhere but on the east coast/Midwest it'll be in the ghetto

3 hustler types who'll either flip it themselves or like to buy stolen stuff cause it's thuggish

4 ladies who run supermarket type thing out of their garage. these ladies usually are extreme couponers for the main source of their stock but I can't imagine they wouldn't buy your shit if you were offering bare bones prices

5 pawn shop. fuck these people but they will technically give you cash even if it's like 1/10 the the value. the one I used to go to wouldn't really bat an eye if you were blatantly selling stolen stuff as long as it had no serial #. blatantly stolen as in 'hey dude I have like 5 of this item still in the packaging for some reason I want to sell it you instead of return it'.

there's my little lesson of the real world.

honestly there's nothing greater than the freedom of learning how to survive with nothing but your wits



HolidaysLiftmyHeart wrote (edited )

any strong magnet will work. magnetism is simply one of the four forces of physics:


-strong molecular force

-weak molecular force


which is why it's so silly for then to use a universal force as a locking mechanism.

you can't make magnetism illegal any more than you can ban gravity or scientific knowledge.

this is a convenient thing to remember if you ever have to justify carrying a magnet in your pocket...

btw if I had to guess, your 50 pound magnets probably are neodimium [sic]. are they a smooth shiny silver?


HolidaysLiftmyHeart wrote

basically what you want to do is pretend to be a regular shopper who's going to buy a switch. that means you're only in the store to get the switch and maybe some other electronics. so head right there. nobody buys expensive electronics on a whim. the heart of a walkout is in maintaining the illusion that you're a regular shopper up until you basically low key boonk gang that shit outta there. the closer you can get the switch to the door without doing anything out of the ordinary the better. honestly these days I'd even try standing in line at the register for a bit to gather your strength.

this is assuming you're able to even pick the item up and carry it to the register without being asked to pay in electronics. I would reccomend pretending to browse games until the electronics associat seems busy. then you can be like, 'oh better take this to the front because they're too busy' but say that with your body language. a consumer would seem busy and a little hurried but understanding of the employees busyness. so channel that.

the other part: for a specific example if you took a switch and they were able to get your license plate they would pretty much definitely call the police and give them the information leading them to the address of wherever the car is registered to. probably one of your relatives or parent who doesn't need that shit going on. this sorta thing is how I first got caught. the solution to this is parking in a nearby lot and going to your car in a roundabout way.


HolidaysLiftmyHeart wrote

I feel like the end of lifting kind of got forced on me by being arrested multiple times.

eventually it just turns Into to this like anxiety complex where you're thinking about jail while in the process of even shopping.

I can't really lift anymore because LP basically stares at me for simply being inside the store and not touching anything.

tbh I'm gonna try to get some bad stops on me because that seems like a better spending of my time when I can't even make off with things like notepads and candles anymore. it's really that bad.

literally today I had to film myself leaving a store because it was so probable that I was about to be accused. when I had paid with my credit card of course.