SaddestGirlNA

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

Since I'm a woman, I usually conceal things inside of a purse or tote bag. I don't even like using these things most of the time in my day-to-day life, but they come in handy for lifting!

I live in a city with a uni nearby so perhaps that's why... but I've seen plenty of guys walking into Rewe and other stores with messenger bags, backpacks, and laptop bags without getting sussed by employees. In the US, this is something that would normally make LP watch you like a hawk.

Anyway, that'd be one way you might be able to conceal more items.

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

Acting like a regular shopper, detagging/concealing in a blind spot, leaving safely.

Depending on how comfortable I'm feeling I may buy a cheap decoy item or two (a snack or beverage, for example) with some cash.

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

Lol :D

It's better to be paranoid than too confident!

Aldis all seem to have this super linear setup with domes that can see EVERYWHERE.I lift at multiple Rewes regularly with no problems though. Just use shelves as blind spots and watch out for customers/employees!

I use a basket as if I'm shopping regularly, putting in decoys (that I intend to buy or put back) and items that I want to lift. Then I simply go to an empty aisle and conceal using the shelf and my own body to create a blind spot. :)

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

Generally, I look for areas where a shelf or wall is blocking the field of view of cameras and sales associates. For example, I might find a bench to sit down on to "try on" a pair of shoes where the cameras can't see the lower half of my body.

Get creative and don't act suspicious. You'll be surprised at what you get away with.

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

Google is an excellent source for lifting-

Not only is it handy for scoping out the store layout and cam situation, but it's also useful to see when stores are at their slowest and busiest.

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

Will do!

Lifting at supermarkets like Aldi, Rewe, Edeka and so on has been amusingly easy. Seems that cameras are largely unmonitored, and security seems to be used mostly for kicking out homeless/loitering people and intimidating would-be lifters.

I've been scoping out Media Markt and Saturn for lifting electronics and they also seem quite easy. Nabbed myself a instax mini and some film from a Saturn on a weekend with no issues.

Hope this might help a bit.

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

I'm currently in Deutschland and I'd like to know the same.

Though, as an American who's been here for a while, it seems that much of the lifting advice for the US applies to stores here. Security devices and popular loss prevention practices seem to be largely the same.

Still, it'd be nice to get some advice specific to more stores here in Europe.

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SaddestGirlNA wrote (edited )

I wonder why I've generally seen signifucantly less lifters from Europe and the UK in online lifting spaces.

I'm mostly trying to see how easy it'd be to lift some groceries at, like, Aldi, but I'd like to be aware of the level of difficulty at other stores, too.

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SaddestGirlNA wrote

I know that at my local mall they sometimes have the towers inside of the walls at the individual store entrances.

Some stores simply don't have towers and use tags as a deterrent.

I usually check to see if the entire store front is glass and if there's any wall or column in which a tower might fit on either side of the entrance.