hungryaf

Reply to by munchkin

hungryaf wrote

Start only with people you know. Take referrals. If you don’t feel right about someone referred to you, sell it to the person who referred and they can get it to the person in question. Bottom line, pretend it’s drugs and be careful. Extra charges at stake because minors are involved.

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Reply to by boykisserlifts00

hungryaf wrote

People need to let the Amazon DNA die. That horse is beaten into glue. And if you are doing DNA, it is far more suspicious to say the box is empty than to say it just didn’t arrive / was stolen. Companies don’t ship empty boxes and thieves take the box, not open it, remove the items, and leave the box.

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hungryaf wrote

The trick to lifting groceries and not being caught is to rotate stores and the items you lift. If you lift the same items from the same store, they are going to notice because the inventory will be off by so much that the item will be flagged. If there is any LP, they will likely watch that item, even if it isn’t an expensive one, just to get a quick stat. It wouldn’t be hard either if you are lifting from the same store twice a week.

I haven’t paid for groceries in years and my method is to rotate stores by both chain and location. I don’t hit the same location more than once every 2-3 months and I don’t hit the same chain more than once a month. I mix the items I take up and try to take them in multiples so a) I won’t have to lift that same item for months and b) I can be in an out faster. I try to lift in categories so I can grab whatever I need fresh and then only hit an aisle or two and then leave. If I’m wandering around every aisle looking for multiple things, it is more likely someone will notice me at some point and my goal is to be completely undetected and if I’m noticed, to just look like a normal shopper.

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hungryaf wrote

What seafood do you get from TJs?

Side note - TJs is the closest I get to wanting to pay for something rather than walking out. They seem relatively non-evil for a corporation. Almost mom and pop. And the employees REALLY seem to actually like working there and appear to be taken care of financially and insurance wise.

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hungryaf OP wrote

Solidly the burbs and wealthy burbs at that. They leave expensive product out in front of the store and people frequently eat or drink whatever it is before taking the empty container to the register to pay. (Or just leaving.) Never any one in uniform for security, even on the weekend. Have never seen anything remotely suspicious until recently. Just curious if maybe something has changed on a corporate level rather than what we have kind of known all along regarding city WF vs burb WF.

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hungryaf wrote

My rule is if there is even a CHANCE there may be LP, I will go elsewhere, provided what I want is available elsewhere. It’s groceries, so you have other choices. Kroger does have LP at many locations, so why bother when you can go somewhere else that you know won’t have LP.

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hungryaf wrote

This is the T. I have a friend that works at an HD on the border of an affluent area. It’s close enough to the border that they had tons of issues with people stealing to support drug habits as well as people running out the pro shop and garden center loaded up with tools. This store implemented all 6 of the tactics listed above. I checked it out for myself and can confirm. The not being able to walk out any automatic door except those with checkout is mildly infuriating. And the cams at the doors are on the wall at face height. I presume this is for gathering facial recognition data. HD has a frightening amount of personal customer data compared to most retailers, so facial recognition is concerning since obtaining matches wouldn’t be hard for them.

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Reply to comment by hungryaf in Sprouts by DapperDan

hungryaf wrote

This reminds me of a little something I learned at Sprouts during a return. A staff member suggested I try a couple new supplements over the ones I usually use. Like a good degenerate, I promptly lifted them. They both sucked. I returned them to another store several miles away. Here’s where it gets interesting...

I have no receipt so the clerk pulls out a binder. It’s filled with names, drivers license numbers, address, phone numbers, etc. I say I don’t have my license and give him fake info for the rest. Manager comes over and takes the supplements in the back office. Comes back out and says they can return the one, but the other wasn’t sold in their store for the past 6 months. It was an obscure brand and very expensive, so I believe that wasn’t a lie. Still weird though. I said my significant other bought it at another store, naming a location I didn’t lift it from. She looks at me screwy and informs me that’s not the case as she checked the neighboring stores too. I just do some social engineering mentioning it must have been Whole Foods then, blah blah and spin out of that convo ASAP.

So yeah, Sprouts is undeniably easy, but there are some odd off-putting things going on there recently. Being able to get that granular with inventory tracking is scary if you are lifting the same niche items over and over.

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Reply to comment by hungryaf in by !deleted23150

hungryaf wrote (edited )

Nordstrom is usually easier than the Rack which seems counterintuitive, but Racks are just begging to be stolen. I’m sure they have higher shrink than Nordstrom.

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Reply to comment by hungryaf in Grocery Stores by hungryaf

hungryaf OP wrote

Good intel. From what I have read, Kroger does have good LP. Maybe that’s where everyone is being caught. I am guessing it’s just Kroger though and not any of the alternately named subsidiaries.

If anything is a common ORC item, I make sure it’s the last thing I pick up before walking out and only 1 or 2 max.

Something fucky is going on at Walmart and I don’t like it. What a shitty company.

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Reply to comment by hungryaf in Grocery Stores by hungryaf

hungryaf OP wrote

Self checkout is the worst place you can be if you are actually trying to steal something. It was my gateway drug that got me back into shoplifting. When I was in college, I would palm a clearance sticker and buy the most expensive sushi they had. Then I realized how much faster and safer it was to just walkout with it. Fuck that - no ramen for my ass.

But that’s the point. Rookies are trying to be sneaky and most people who would never actually lift will try the banana trick. Even if there isn’t LP, it’s too risky to get trapped by someone taking their job seriously. At best - an awkward conversation. At worst - you are caught with easy evidence you just handed them. No thanks. Walkouts for life.

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Reply to Sprouts by DapperDan

hungryaf wrote

Most stores around here never had cams except maybe a couple around the registers. Now more and more are adding a couple strategic cams here and there aka vitamins, meat, protein bars / powders. Still super easy to lift from.

The employees are really invested in the store and most love working there, so I could see them being rogue with shoplifters. I have heard from a friend of mine in another state that there is sometimes a security guard on the weekend. Sounds very un-Sprouts like so maybe they are stepping their game up.

Like anywhere though, I wouldn’t clean the shelf of something if you want to remain incognito.

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