ifthreewerenine

ifthreewerenine wrote

Lifting small items with a bag is easy as hell but I've always been too nervous to try with larger items on carts. I don't know if LP watches cameras at all? Getting past the registers undetected has not been something I've been super willing to attempt myself...

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ifthreewerenine wrote

Harder. I am being responsible and not going out unless I absolutely need to. Fuck trying to share space with mon go loids at stores who don't care about anyone else's well-being.

The only things I'm able to steal are groceries now.

I am running low on art supplies and other items usually obtained from local chain stores that are not currently open for business. I would be focusing on making various decorative home improvements, but those shops are closed too.

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ifthreewerenine OP wrote

Well, the certain point would probably be somewhere in the parking lot lol. This happened as I was leaving a building so that wouldn't make sense. I think that maybe the sensors were set to trigger this system too close to the self check out lane, as another commenter suggested. Maybe this is a new technology for this store and they're giving in a trial run. Note to self: no push outs here.

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ifthreewerenine wrote

I wouldn't return to that location, or others in that district for a good long time. They undoubtedly have an image of your face circulating. As others have commented, your plates may give you away so you'll have to wait and see if they pursue it. Consider if you have lifted from here in the recent past, and how much. I don't know if WF case builds, but if they do, it might impact whether or not the po pos will be knocking on your door.

If you haven't lifted much from WF recently, I wouldn't worry TOO much - they recovered their merch so I bet that they won't go after you as hard as they might have if you'd gotten away with your $120 worth of stuff.

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Reply to by Grace

ifthreewerenine wrote

No, they only work if they are activated by putting money on them...with money, at the register.

Otherwise who tf would keep stacks of these ANYWHERE within the store??

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ifthreewerenine wrote

I would be mindful of tags if you conceal or walk out. I believe there are still enough blind spots in most REI locations that you could do this if the store isn't packed. My area seems to be overstaffed all the time so it's hard to avoid both customers and staff for this sort of thing.

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ifthreewerenine wrote

Haha I found a sticker on a roll of TAPE I lifted from Michaels. This location has towers at the door now (must be stepping up the illusion of security) but I've accidentally missed some tags at least 3x before and have never beeped.

It happens. Good thing about the towers is that they are faulty and if you pretend you're bothered and in a hurry and can't stop, no one can really do anything unless you'd already been spotted concealing. You may attract attention and depending on what and where you're lifting, they may check the cameras.

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