WavyJessa

WavyJessa wrote

I’ve taken small items before by putting a coat / jacket in the child seat, putting the item on top of it, and then when I get in line I set my very large (fake) designer bag over it. They roll the cart through every time without touching my bag.

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WavyJessa wrote

Cool, I do this at Starbucks in my city using the same method! I have to move to NYC for work next year, and I’m feeling like I need to cut back on the shoplifting in a new place with better(?) LP, even though the NYC rent increase will be a huge burden on me. Good to know I can still eat for free though ;)

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Reply to Switcheroo by Newt

WavyJessa wrote

Yep, and I think it can certainly be worth it - Sephora has facial lotions that cost over $200 that I’ve lifted. The next time I run out my plan is to buy another one, transfer it into the old bottle, refill with something cheap like Cetaphil and return right away.

I do have some questions about Sephora return fraud though - will they look at my drivers’ license? Obviously you could probably only get away with this once per card as I’m sure they have a return tracking system, but what if I used a different credit/debit card every time? Would their system be able to link all of the different cards to me?

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WavyJessa wrote

I mean, scope it out and be careful, but yes I went fucking bananas at American Apparel when they were closing all the retail stores.. like so many trips that I had to get another dresser for all the clothes. I feel like it helps if the employees are younger though, not sure about a hardware store. If you can ask about the exact date of the store closing, it might be easier the closer you get to that date.

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Reply to comment by WavyJessa in Anyone lift from Zara? by WavyJessa

WavyJessa OP wrote

It's technically in a mall, but the doors are street facing on a busy shopping street in a major city.

Lifting from that area is nice because as soon as you make it out the door it's easy to disappear into shopping crowds :)

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Reply to comment by WavyJessa in Anyone lift from Zara? by WavyJessa

WavyJessa OP wrote

That's interesting info, I checked and my state does allow it but I don't recall ever seeing a sign saying that the dressing rooms are monitored by camera in any retail store I've been in.

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Reply to comment by WavyJessa in Anyone lift from Zara? by WavyJessa

WavyJessa OP wrote

Thanks, I would never in a million years stop if the alarms went off, and you're right that I should just remove all the tags anyway to be on the safe side :)

As a follow-up question, I'm curious where everyone here usually disposes of all the removed tags? On the floor in the dressing room? Put it in the pocket of another item and put that item back on the rack outside the dressing room?

Leaving it in the dressing room seems more logical to me because technically if they found the tags in another piece of clothing and wanted to go through the trouble, they could review footage until they saw me putting it back on the rack after leaving the dressing room.

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