Sh0plyft3r

Sh0plyft3r wrote

Saying that an item was missing is extremely common. This is done all the time Depending on the value of the item, they will either offer to send you a replacement or a refund. If the value is too high they have been known to require you to file a police report first.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by 473372 in Need a master site with upcs by Loserdub

It is super easy. Youtube Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk2Q1x3tq24

Create a new label.

Insert>Barcode

Double-click barcode and go to properties.

Choose UPC A

Type UPC code

Print

*If it tells you the UPC code is too long, you may have typed in the check digit which is the last number on the UPC. Just delete the last number and it will work. See Wikipedia for more info on check digits https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check_digit

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Most stores will not detain you for a previous theft because of the fear they may misidentify you, however, they absolutely can. Most stores will call the police immediately upon identifying you if they have evidence that you have lifted before.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted6627 in by !deleted6627

Exactly. There is a deactivation strip/wire in the checkout lanes that deactivate it, so if your cart isn't close enough it won't work. It's actually pretty common though for legitimate shoppers to have this happen. It's definitely not a perfect system.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

The AI System alerts an employee when an item isn't scanned who can approach the customer (or thief) and make sure all items are paid for. It isn't designed to catch shoplifters, it is designed to prevent theft (thus the name Stop Theft).

The Stop Theft system is linked to the POS system. This allows it to compare the number of items in your shopping cart with the quantity you scanned. By pressing the "skip bagging" button or using the handheld scanner, you are still scanning the item and it knows this. So I don't believe the AI system is useless as you said.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

The SCO (Self Checkout) scales weigh each item and compares it to the weight listed in the computer system for the UPC you scanned. If any item should weigh 2lbs, but it detects 3lbs, it will almost certainly go off. Most systems allow for a small discrepancy, but usually no more than a few ounces.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Reply to by !deleted6627

There are different locking shopping cart systems. The first is a perimeter system designed to prevent shopping carts from leaving the parking lot so that people can't steal them.

The system you are describing though is an anti-theft system designed to stop shoplifters from pushing out carts full of unpaid merchandise. It works like this:

Each cart has a small, electronic systems inside that tells the shopping cart when to lock the wheels and set off the exit door alarms. The exit doors have a perimeter wire underneath the floor.

When the shopping cart goes through a checkout lane it deactivates the system so that it can pass freely through the exit door. When that cart is brought back into the store it reactivates the system.

When the shopping cart is not deactivated by going through a checkout lane, the wheels will lock and a door alarm will sound as it goes through the exit door. The wheel would need to be manually unlocked by store staff. It does not matter what items are in the shopping cart or even if the cart was empty because the system is only communicating between the shopping cart and the hidden floor perimeter wire.

See Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb06SI5FiMU

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Reply to comment by sharri555 in Need a master site with upcs by Loserdub

I use this method all the time and I just always get the more expensive version. So I pay for Great Value milk ($2.93) while actually getting Horizon Organic Milk ($6.98). They weigh the same so weight isn’t an issue.

Some items that are too big to be weighed are good too. I bought a 10-Person camping tent ($119) for the price of the 4-Person camping tent ($34.98). When asked to see my receipt at the door, I just say no thank you and keep walking.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Then just print a bigger barcode on a bigger label... that seems so obvious I feel like I’m missing something.

Although, if you can use a self checkout it doesn’t matter. You can put the barcode sticker anywhere you want, just make sure you scan it and don’t scan the real one.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Reply to comment by Loserdub in Need a master site with upcs by Loserdub

Yes, but now I’ve moved on to just printing my own professional barcode stickers using a Dymo 450 Label Writer. The software includes a barcode template, so all I do is type in the UPC and it generates a label. I just stick it on the product and scan the sticker at self checkout.

Have the label printer is so much easier and efficient. No messing with tape.

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Sh0plyft3r wrote

Reply to by munchkin

Jumping from small items to golf clubs seems like a pretty big transition. Be careful.

Golf clubs usually have a security tag around the shaft. It will need to be removed with a magnet.

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