Subversive_Element

Subversive_Element OP wrote

Home improvement stores have an ungodly amount of resellable items. Tools, paint, electrical..hell, even generators and lawn mowers! You can resell anything and everything, you just have to know who’s buying 😉

Read the reddit threads about how these places treat their employees. I have zero remorse “shopping” there.

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Subversive_Element wrote

I’ve been reading a variety of different sites, forums, and pages from stores deemed ‘essential’. 90% of the posts are from wage slaves gripping about uncaring bosses, being overworked, virus exposure, and unruly crowds. I feel for these employees being sacrificed at the altar of corporate profit, and one thing i see from their own mouths is none of them seem to give 2 F’s about lifters. I don’t know about LP/AP mind you, but wearing the mask is a literal blessing and makes our job 10x easier.

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Subversive_Element wrote

Yeah there are always motion sensors and the fact that, upon exiting, just opening the door will trigger police response.

I’ve “heard” its easy to hide in certain stores, getting the goods and getting out would take a lot of research and prep though. Thank god for human laziness and ineptitude sometimes.

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Subversive_Element wrote

It took me 3 attempts before pulling off a successful walkout at bb&b. I either left a cart by the door like an idiot or put everything back.

When I finally did do it, i scored over 1k in merch so it was worth it! I might try again soon, something about that place is nerve wracking.

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Subversive_Element wrote

I moved out of state and kept my old license plates. During big lifts I’ll park a block or two away and switch my back plates. (Dont use front plates). After a successful op, ill once again drive a few blocks and switch them back.

If I ever got pulled over during that 2 block drive id tell the officer someone stole my plates and tags, I called the dmv and I put my old ones on so i at least had something.

If you can get ahold of some out of state plates or forge a temp sticker then I’d suggest doing that.

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Subversive_Element wrote

I’m not sure if anyone else ever uses this method but i always work solo and when in the store I’ll follow another shopper, walk next to them or close behind and even make small talk. That way if being observed by camera, they will think that person(s) and I are together.

I’ve also used employees as a cover, decoy, distraction. I’ve literally concealed merch while flirting with a female employee. Approaching an employee and asking for an item location and then following them makes you look legit and gives you time to conceal. Or just chatting with them about a movie, game, or their job might throw off an LP who is watching on camera.

Using people as props during your lift works well, believe it or not. You just need to manipulate them a bit and work up the courage.

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Subversive_Element wrote

I can only speak for my university store and it was 50/50. There are a lot of variables to consider.

  • Depending when you go (beginning of term or time of day). Sometimes they are crowded with students or bored staff milling around.

  • Some stores are small, not a lot of room to ‘work’.

  • Some make you leave your backpack by the door, meaning hiding a thick textbook might be tough, or are you just taking a soda?

  • If you’re caught, campus security might be involved and your college career might be at risk.

Weigh your options, assess the risk, a 200 dollar textbook sucks, especially for one years use, but if it’s doable, then it might be worth it.

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Subversive_Element wrote

Don’t be to hard on boomers bro, I'm one and I’ve been in the game decades. There are do-gooders of every age, you just got bad luck this time.

Sorry for your situation, definitely use it as a learning experience. Never return to your car if you think you are being followed. Start walking down the street or if all else fails, drop the basket/item and keep walking. Return when the coast is clear or have a buddy come get your car, I've had to do that in the past...

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Subversive_Element wrote

Having someone to distract the clerk always helps. I have a bro who would go and ask for an item like a headlight for an 82 Toyota or something and ask if its in stock. They will check the computer of course and will have to go fetch it. (Make sure they have it, check online).

Basically get the clerk to walk to the back to check stock and be ready to walk out the door. Your buddy can then “forget his wallet” and leave. Depending on the store, staffing, time of day, etc, its not hard to do a walkout. Solo takes some guts because I see autozohne employees go out to the parking lot to assist customers often.

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