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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

I've done this only for the specific reason that lifting at my usual spot is better at night, but that's when there's someone constantly at the door. So I take what I want at night and detach/open any tags or cases then stash it for the morning after when security is more lax.

Unless your situation is similar to this, I equally see no rhyme or reason for the method. You're giving them a chance to find your stash and (if they were supposed to be tagged, in boxes, wired, or in a case) probably look at the cameras before you come back.

Also, if they decide to investigate what happened to their inventory, they could have up to a month's worth of surveillance video. Those 2-3 days are just the one same act carried out in two unnecessary parts.

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Forget about buying! Just do the lifter thing and snag one from Walmart! (Assuming the store leaves them at unattended registers)

WARNING!!: The detacher will have an RF thingamabob inside that will trigger the EAS gate. Take the detacher into the bathroom and pry it open to get rid of it.

That's how I got mine. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Cameras aren't like in the cartoons. They're not gonna weave about and around obstacles to see you; and it's these obstacles that are your friends. If you can't see the camera, the camera can't see you.

When it comes to looking at where the cameras are, just try not to stare straight at them. Use your peripheral vision or tilt your head down but keep your eyes in the sky

After you have a good idea of where the cameras are, find a spot that none of them have a good sightline to and, if the spot is good for it, use it to stage or conceal your items.

Protip: Even if you see a camera from where you are, chances are that it can't see below your stomach. Crouch down and use that angle if you must.

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Try to be a magician. Literally.

If you can easily conceal small stuff without anyone (or any camera) seeing you, then you're on the right track. (Ex. with a magnet in my pocket, I can pull it out in my fist, grab the top of a case with that hand, flip the lock while looking over the product, and then come back to just swipe it while I keep it out of sight.)

As far as confidence goes in confronting people, just try your best to think about other things and never suspect that everyone is out to get you. Try to make friends with anybody that talks to you (if they suspected anything, your calm and welcoming demeanor will easily erase that thought

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Really just depends on how you resell.

In my case, I just go to where I know I'll get instant cash. Besides time and gas, there really is no cost to me.

Even if you sell online, as long as your sale is done in person, you can still avoid paying out of pocket fees.

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

Preferably you'd have a way to prevent the alarms - either by booster bag or removing the tags. If that's not possible for you, then I'd definitely BOOK IT* if you have a pack full of merch.

**By "BOOK IT" I don't mean going into a mad sprint as soon as the alarm sounds. A brisk walking pace would be better so it's not obvious you took something.

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

I see abandoned carts all the time at my local wally-mart. Maybe they're fellow lifters; maybe they forgot about something important and ran off.

While the staff may hate them for taking a bunch of stuff they didn't buy, I'm doubtful that they suspect anything. They're too angry at themselves for being in thaf job to think about it.

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ThatOneGuyWithTheFace wrote

To be fair, there are still methods where you could get an image to become clearer.

Either having the initial resolution big enough to be able to zoom in and still have a clear picture. Or by smoothing/sharpening an image that's just slightly too rough to read.

Then again, unless they have proof of you taking thousands in merchandise, I doubt that they'd ever go to such lengths.