Noambition

Reply to shoplifting @ b&n? by Via

Noambition wrote

I put my stuff in one of their baskets and carry it around then go to the bathroom. No cameras and they have a table outside of the bathroom if you want to set your basket there. I leave the basket and a couple things in it and just walk in with the other stuff I want and put it in my purse. If anyone saw me in bathroom and they haven’t yet...I was just going to say I didn’t want anyone to take my stuff. Also like everyone says, kids area is easy. There’s only one big camera at mine over electronics. They have also been selling different stuff at mine like timberland wallets and travel bags, fluffy bathrobes, and Anne Klein purses. Random stuff. The other day I saw a empty box for a timberland wallet back behind some stuff. I was a little mad at whoever did it for leaving the packaging behind but it also gave me a good signal that these people have no clue what’s going on and don’t even care. Who knows how long it’s been sitting there?

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Noambition wrote

I walked by our Apple store today because I’m looking for these as well and saw a big security guy in there. I haven’t noticed him before so don’t know if it’s because of the start of the weekend and maybe I’ve been there before on weekdays or if they have been getting hit lately. It worked for me though. I kept walking and didn’t go in so he’s worth whatever they are paying him as far as being a deterrent.

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Reply to Kohls by lowfi

Noambition wrote

Have to say, I’ve never had problems at kohl’s. Plenty of blind spots in candles and towels. Fitting rooms not monitored.

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Reply to comment by Noambition in Spotting lp by Hardlyworking4

Noambition wrote

Yeah I had one in Wally following me. She had no cart, no items. Dressed like a punk rocker. Trying to hard to look like she wasn’t LP. She had her keys hanging from her pocket and was trailing me all around. I would freeze in an aisle and just wait for her to walk by and try not to be obvious about staring at me. I reversed it and started following her till she stopped. Then I dumped some stuff on a shelf near the bathroom and went in. When I came out, she was with a guy, same punk/Grunge look. They were lifting up the things I had dropped and examining it. Both had nothing in their hands. Didn’t even attempt to look like shoppers. I dumped everything and got out, knew I had been made but super happy they sucked and threw out so many tells. I can’t wait to go back just to screw with her.

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Noambition wrote (edited )

I remember this post. I laugh now every time I walk past the dove body wash. Mine doesn’t have security guards. We are in a low theft area but the SA are usually in the aisles stocking and you have to watch out for them quietly sneaking up on you or peaking through the items on the shelves and seeing you conceal in the next aisle.

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Reply to comment by Noambition in Craft store dumb move by Noambition

Noambition OP wrote

Lol true, that’s funny. I did make sure to look back several times. No one came running out of store or even walking and looking around. I was just worried when they notice part of their display missing.

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Reply to comment by Noambition in Craft store dumb move by Noambition

Noambition OP wrote

Thank you so much for your reply. I felt like an idiot posting it. I’ve never had a situation where I was worried that much. I was just imagining cops coming to my door in front of my family over a dumb ass floral arrangement. Oh look, now we know how Mom decorates the house so nicely and so amazingly cheap.

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Noambition wrote (edited )

The one in my area has two blind spots only, but staff doesn’t pay attention. There is a manager who is in once or twice a week. Manager is the only one with permission to chase. If the SA’s suspect you they will customer service you to death and when you get close to the towers they will say do you have anything you need to pay for? If the employees/not managers....catch someone out right and witness it, they will ask for the item back and tell them to get out and not come back. They usually report to the manager as well so he can review the tape later and recognize the sus if they come back. One of the easiest stores ever. Find a good blind spot or if you get something from the pharmacy or have a bag and receipt, you can do a walk out. They just think you paid at pharmacy. Some things are source tagged, but not many and things like expensive shampoo have electronic stickers on them. (Easily removeable) And you can usually find some they forgot to tag. I only had one item that I missed a source tag on. Towers beeped, I kept walking, no one looked up.

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Reply to comment by Noambition in Lie down on the couch... by Goblisstick

Noambition wrote

Yup I agree. It quickly becomes an addiction. The adrenaline rush is real. I hate wasting an opportunity in any store I’m in even if I’m with family and friends. I cringe when I see them buying things that could so easily be free.

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Reply to comment by Noambition in S3ph0Ra QUestion by Sracry

Noambition wrote

How did you get caught there? What mistake did you make? I’m always friendly with employees there. They even voluntarily told me at mine they aren’t allowed to confront or chase lifters.

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Noambition wrote (edited )

Kylie cosmetics velvet lipstick/gloss at ulta wasn’t source tagged. Bare minerals foundation wasn’t either. La Mer foundation at Macy’s had an outside white tag. Unwrapped it in bathroom. Not source tagged in box. Same with LaMer moisturizer at Nordstrom. No source tag. Charlotte Tillbury highlighter at Nordstrom’s, not source tagged. If I think of more, I will add.

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