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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

I've never actually seen someone in the act, but I have seen torn packaging in the back of shelves various times. Hell, I've seen more than just card boxes left behind. It got to the point where I started doing everyone a favor by trashing them or just hiding the scraps. The more loose these people are the more that the store's gonna be looking into shoplifting (and consequently at me)

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Target can be fucking fierce if and when they're sure someone's lifting. Luckily I've only been caught once, but they weren't sure of me so the incident was on the tame side. One other time they only tried to scare me likely because they had nothing but suspicion.

Even if you somehow get away from them, they're serious on investigation too; so they can and will build up a case for when you decide to come back.

Unless you know DAMN sure that your store is an easy one, I wouldn't recommend going there

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

(Just browsing old posts)

This is exactly the way my Walmart is with the EAS towers. They do have younger employees, but the situation remains the same. I've stayed at the McDonald's near the entrance and heard it go off at least once every 1 or 2 hours and nobody ever seemed to pay attention to it.

To be fair, I've also noticed that sometimes it's an employee going through and they probably have something on them that makes it beep (like an S3 key or something). But there's still a bunch of civilians beeping the day away

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

The only advice I can give you is simply to get a lawyer and explain that it was unintentional. If the cameras had a good view of the moment, that would help a ton in your favor. If you're lucky, the whole thing could be brushed off. (Store may still ban you though)

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

I'd say to just take into account everything that's been said about any store in general.

Even though the consensus is that it's a relatively hard store, you need to remember that not EVERY store is the same. My store could have 2 AP guys sitting in the office telling jokes and eating donuts while someone else's store has 4 guys on camera watch and 3 more walking the store. There are people that see cameras everywhere they go, but meanwhile there's virtually no cameras at my Walmart.

Something you should definitely know is that Best Buy is generally a hands-off company. They'll try to scare and convince you (verbally) to drop anything you may be hiding, but they can't really go any further than that. The most they can do is try to grab the items from you, but, again, they can't touch YOU.

Of course don't get overconfident too quickly. If your car was near the store, they'll have your plates/ if you were identified either by an employee or camera, the whole chain (maybe police) will be onto you/ if you take too long after being found out, the cops could be waiting for you at the doors.

In the end (besides knowing about their hands-off policy) just treat it the same as most stores and respect that there may be very competent LP there.