JesusNachosForever

JesusNachosForever wrote

I've purchased tons of used receipt printers over the years for various small businesses, and I've never had an issue finding drivers that work with recent versions of windows, even for nearly 20 year old printers with a parallel port.

Unlike your home color printer, thermal receipt printers do not embed codes/serials on the paper. If you're thinking of printing your own receipts on thermal paper rolls, remember two things:

  1. Almost all receipts are watermarked, and the store bought receipt paper feels different.
  2. If you give the receipt to an employee for a refund/exchange/etc, you're out of luck. The transaction ID on your printed receipt either won't work at all, or bring up a different transaction altogether. That'll probably be enough to make even the dumbest employee suspicious.

I wouldn't suggest using a printer like this for anything other than putting it on ebay, or making modern day gameboy photo strips with your cell phone.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Viewpoint : Once upon a time I ran a small time family owned movie theatre.

My rule of thumb was simple. If you buy something after your first movie, I won't throw you out. We'd maybe make a profit of $1 on a movie ticket, the rest goes to the studio. So, as long as there are no studio auditors counting heads, which was rare, I didn't care.

Since I'm no longer in the move theatre business, I can admit I'd rather have you spend 6 bucks on a soda and sneak in than the other way around.

But if you were hopping all over and going into films halfway and being super obvious, I'd throw you out just for being a dumbass. Everyone knows, the folks sitting down 45 minutes into a movie are screen hoppers, and it makes it too damn easy. If you're going to attempt to get a free movie, a little self awareness goes real far.

And its not teenagers that are the biggest screenhoppers with a magic all day-ticket, it's old people who usually don't buy shit and leave a million candy wrappers on the floor next to their microwave popcorn bag and empty store-bought drink bottles.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

  1. Big after christmas sales
  2. Excess stock sold to overstock stores like, Harb0r Freight, BigIots, Ro$$, or dollar stores, depending on type of product.
  3. Some is returned to vendors
  4. Clearance shelf

Unless its perishable food, you won't find much in the dumpster except a bunch of broken pallets, random staples and nails, and a lot of plastic wrap.

Please be aware of "compacting dumpsters" and do NOT find a way into those.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Reply to by !deleted19806

If possible, get a criminal lawyer. A public defender is going to want to move the case along as quick and simple as possible, and may lead you to take a plea deal, etc, that is not in your best interest. At the very least, you're going to want a lawyer to fight to drop charges, or plea out to charges other than petty theft or other "crime of moral turpitude" which carries a lifetime of bullshit if you attempt to cross many international borders.

It may help your case to "Seek treatment" and document dates/times of involvement to present to a judge. Anything you can do to show the court you're trying to turn around your life can't hurt.

Or change your name and move to Venezuela.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Please take these "expert' suggestions with a generous dose of skepticism.

" If you don’t feel safe walking out the front doors, you can always just run out of a fire exit. They can not apprehend at all on a fire exit run out, but also don’t keep your car sitting near those doors because they do usually have a camera on them for license plates." - This is 100% an inaccurate statement AND fire exits have delayed release, meaning 15 seconds of a screaming alarm before the door opens.

Second, "Be sure to go to an area of the store to conceal that would otherwise not have items worth stealing, such as the cereal aisle. You can almost guarantee no store will have a camera covering cereal" is completely false. These CCTV systems are laid out in such a way to lure thieves into aisles with little to no VISIBLE CCTV. Do you really think they'd spend millions of dollars on loss prevention and still leave obvious blind spots? It's a trap.

And lastly, the fitting rooms are a terrible place to conceal. Just google "arrested fitting room shoplifting" and read all the stories for people asking for advice on law forums after being busted.

If I were a suspicious person, I'd almost think these posts were written by a current LP/AP giving bad advice to make apprehensions that much easier. But no one can lie on the internet.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

If its clear you can't make a break for it when stopped, be polite and go along with them for a moment.

Then run like a motherfucker.

Also, inside the padding of your shoes is a decent place to hide a magnet when you're done. Last thing you need is the magnet sticking to a chair and giving itself away when you eventually get caught.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

The disc shaped cameras (look like smoke detectors) are full time 360 degree cameras. Meaning they can replay camera footage without concern if the camera was pointing the right way. The downside for them is a less than perfect image thanks to reduced resolution (think digital zoom as opposed to optical) and digitally correcting for the fish-eye lens.

Still don't know why people take the whole Blu-ray case. There's no tag on the disc itself.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Most people in specialty stores come in with a purpose and tend to focus on one or two areas intently and ignore the rest of the store. Anyone wandering aimlessly from aisle to aisle is going to be an immediate red flag. The fake phone call thing isn't the smoothest option, as often contact with your face causes the screen to wake. On top of that, I have decent enough hearing, I can hear the average phone call response from a few feet away, though with little clarity. Like those folks at the restaurant in Kiev. I bet every one of us could pick out a fake phone call if put to the test, its bad, and you're not an actor.

Secondly, selection and concealment is a big part of the "steps" most LP use to make a stop. The longer you take, the worse your odds are. As a rule, If I didn't have my items concealed within a few minutes from my entry time, I bailed. Don't give them time to record/tail you. Walk with purpose, be discreet, and know your environment.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Keep in mind when you're out appropriating merchandise : LP/AP will often use the CCTV to follow your steps in reverse, up to the moment you pull in the lot.

They do this for the reason you give above, thinking you're burned, you left your car behind. In my former days of retail hell, I often used this exact method to track folks who ran off property since I was at a location that was nearly unreachable without a car.

Then I'd either give it to cops , if they successfully boosted, and they'd keep an eye on the car throughout the day, or if they dropped our shit, I'd leave a nice note on the windshield letting them know and they should expect to hear from me soon. (I never actually followed through, but it seemed to reduce repeat offenders.

So yea, treat your approach to a location with the same care as your exit. Or don't.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

First thing, theyre not rfid, they contain no info on the item except in rare cases. They're basically either on or off.

The tags are almost always near the bar code. Otherwise cashiers would have to memorize where every tag is located.

Most tags can be located with Itty bitty neodymium magnets. The magnet will actually stick to the tag through most packaging. If left stuck in place, This will also interfere with the tag's signal, preventing the gate from going off. They're extremely hard to see on camera and don't require opening or tampering with the package.

Practice finding tags on a few packages at home. The 1/4" cube N52s work well for this and are insanely cheap for a dozen. They're inexpensive enough to replace allowing you to discard them if you're at risk of being caught.

To be extra sure, a flat metal tack pushed through most sticker tags permanently disables them and is nearly impossible to observe.

People have been trying booster bags for two decades and I've never heard anything except grief. Not to mention, they're a huge giveaway to LP and almost always lead to an extra charge. Just don't.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Reply to comment by Almonds in Where do you keep your magnet? by Flit3386

Yes. I used the same homemade magnet I actually used to make the illustration guide back in my to_Tse.co-m days. It's a part of every alarm tag how-to at this point, even here.

4 very thin N52 neodymium magnetics electrical taped together. Maybe 1/2x1x1/8 inches total. Cost me all of 6 bucks to make including shipping.

I wouldn't haven't have risked using a real tool, there's no plausible deniability if caught.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Reply to comment by noob in Assaulted by Marshals lp by dreamtboy

IANAL.

No decent lawyer will touch this, but you can try.

Not saying you haven't been done wrong, but it's a unlikely a judge or jury is going to be sympathetic and award you damages.

Best bet is a billboard personal injury lawyer, if anyone.

Be forewarned, they may use your appearance in court as an opportunity to arrest you for robbery (usually use of physical contact of any type) or charge you for petty larceny at the least.

Then they'll have all your details, send a civil demand letter, and who knows what else.

Enjoy your anonymity and freedom. A quick buck versus a criminal history isn't with it. If I had a choice over 5k or a clean slate, it's a no brainer.

Best of luck.

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JesusNachosForever wrote

Sort of.

Means they couldn't stop you for whatever reason, whether they missed a step, or discovered after the fact.

Then each time you get away, they tally up the losses. Once you hit your state's felony limit they will try way harder to catch you, including calling the cops when they first see you enter.

Never assume getting out is the same as getting away Scott-free.

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