ifthreewerenine

ifthreewerenine wrote

I've read stories about people getting caught at Js, but for like, doing full cart push outs with really expensive items lol. I think the worst that will happen is they'll get your plates maybe? I don't think they're allowed to chase you or put their hands on you.

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ifthreewerenine wrote

Oh I never considered doing a walkout there. Since these stores are small, how do you approach this? Like how do you just saunter out if you've maybe made eye contact during your shopping trip with the clerks who def didn't see you check out?

In the locations near me, you have to pass all of the registers before the exit, so I don't know how this would work - I feel like I'd def be spotted.

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ifthreewerenine wrote

This was true for me for a long time lol

I think it's easier when you live in a big city like I did. The downtown Target was close to public transit and near a number of colleges so white kids with backpacks weren't usually sus.

I lifted thousands from there when I lived close. Nothing big, just a lot of little stuff. Everything from underwear, to vitamins, to food, to Halloween shit, to printer ink, kitchen stuff. I would conceal in my bag or in a bag from a nearby store. Got away with it for about 10 years.

When I moved to a smaller city where everyone drives, I lifted from Target the same way I used to (carelessly) not realizing it was a bad idea. I got nabbed.

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ifthreewerenine wrote

So, maybe I'm being reckless, but I hit the same 2-3 grocery stores every week. I do not get ballsy and attempt to walk out.

I do exploit the self check out because I know the employees are tired and don't care. I don't ever set my reusable bags on the scale (they fall off anyway) and so it's easy to throw extra items in there, scan the wrong thing, etc...Staff comes over and waves their magic card once a certain number of items is not bagged and they don't care - they hate these finicky machines and seem to understand why i don't bother putting my reusables up on the scale.

Most of the time I have set my purse in the child seat and filled it up with more expensive items. No one has ever said or done anything.

I have been doing this for years with no consequence. I feel like it's harder to spot people who aren't trying to make away with $20 steaks or lifting the same things every week. I don't lift alcohol, meat, cheese with stupid prices, or anything like that. Just basic stuff, and enough to cut the bill down a little bit every week.

Should I be nervous about this?

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ifthreewerenine wrote

How did they find out? Was it a disgruntled customer? I know someone who used/uses it for this purpose. Probably not more than $100-$300 a month on average because she wasn't "big time" and didn't spend a lot of effort on marketing and social media - this was all craigslist ads, and before the market got oversaturated because of OitnB lol

Her paypal only ever got shut down temporarily because someone who didn't like whatever pair he got complained and reported it lol.

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Reply to comment by ifthreewerenine in Caught. Charged. by k2d2

ifthreewerenine wrote

This is why y'all need to covertly conceal on the floor and detag stashed goods in the fitting room rather than stuffing them in your bags after you visibly take the goods in there. What you DO take in the fitting room is the shit you don't want. That way they see you enter with 4 items, and you leave with 4 items.

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