Lifted_Hickory

Reply to The spouse by /u/lift2lift

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

I started due to a situation at work. We were scraping by, then she got laid off and we were really bad off. Fortunately I ended up switching careers and making more than enough to support us on my salary alone. She knew I had started lifting and was totally against it. Once we got back on good footing she was even more against it, especially since we could afford everything I was getting.

Not she just doesn't want to hear or know about anything and she gets upset when random stuff just appears. She's also learned not to mention she likes something she sees at a store since it will usually appear at home within the next few days.

For myself I grew to enjoy having all the stuff I want, and what she wants without paying for it.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

To save money. I can afford everything I lift. I just like having all the nice stuff I have knowing I didn't pay for it. I also gift some of it.

Occasionally I boost to pad out my retirement account more.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

  1. Google stuff and Amazon stuff is not source tagged. Some stores will have an RFID sticker on them sometimes.

  2. Depends on the item, and the store. Usually helps if you have an idea of the LP setup, and it's a busy day. With big stuff it helps to be quick but not look or act suspicious.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

Hardly matters. Not a big deal. Everyone makes too big a deal. I got caught at a major national retailer with $800 in merch, basically a whole cart load. Spent 4 hours in a holding cell, got released. Got court date 6 months later, deferred sentence, 40 hrs community service, theft class, and 6 months probation. That's it.

I've lifted every day since, and never even given a second look. I've gotten at least 10,000 in merch since for personal use, and boosted about $3000. I just switched jobs with no issue, and will be making 15-20K more per year in the new one. Oh and I was in a government job when I got caught, they knew and no problem. So the whole you get caught your life is over is kind of BS. If you have marketable job skills with a strong career skill set and are a good candidate you get hired. So yep, lift on and prosper.

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Lifted_Hickory wrote

Yep. I've been doing this for years now. Every single shopping trip is marked by some self checkout shenanigans. I've gotten it down to being able to buy a whole cart load of weekly groceries for about $20-30 with no suspicion. I cycle through different stores and hit multiple locations. I've got some techniques that have been providing very well, and no one bats an eye.

I don't agree on the no talking, and such. I've literally done walkouts of hundreds of $$$ in merch while talking to an associate that just got off duty for the day. I have good relationships with alot of the people at stores where I lift. Seems to keep me on the level and above suspicion.