lift_fever

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lift_fever wrote

It’s unlikely they have magnet detectors. Mine has the clear towers, I’ve brought a magnet in on numerous occasions before getting caught. Magnet detectors are a second set of towers beside the regular towers and are rare.

You should be good to go with clothes but honestly don’t conceal on floor and then go into the fitting room unless you’re positive there is no one around you. And check for cams. I got confirmation that my UO has no cams but yours could be different.

My location had the security guard too, but I thought because there was the guard there wouldn’t be plainclothes LP. Turns out there is both! 🤦‍♀️

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lift_fever wrote

Copy and pasted from my Tumblr, in response to someone saying UO is one of their easiest stores:

I was caught at a UO in a big city. If you live in a big city they 100% have LP. I don’t know about suburban areas but please don’t assume they have no LP. I thought because they occasionally had uniformed security guards, that they wouldn’t have plainclothes. I was wrong. I also blame a post floating around here saying, “Guyssss! Lift from UO! They have no LP, no cams, and careless SA! They steal from artists and they promote eating disorders!! Rob them blind!!” 🙄

And in my experience their plainclothes are good actors too. They look like the demographic that would shop there (young women) and when I was close to one of them finding a place to hide tags; they were like: “Oh my god Sean texted me when we were at Zara earlier!” LP can be anyone just as they learn a shoplifter can be anyone.

When I was taken to the loss prevention room I did not see any CCTV. But because of this, it is very easy to assume UO is an easy store. What I did was exactly as the poster above me described: Conceal on-floor (because I thought there was no LP and no cams) and then remove tags in the fitting room. Honestly, it’s safer to just stick to clothing and conceal in the fitting rooms.

I’ve previously lifted an Instax camera, a Venus XL palette, and a Champion sweater successfully. And that’s only my “big lifts” from UO. I got away easy but that’s only because of pure luck. Exercise common sense and don’t conceal with anyone around. If I could redo my UO lift where I got caught I would do it when there is NOBODY around me, such as when the store first opens. And I would never do it when it’s busy either because comfort of the crowd may = LP standing right next to you. And don’t linger around the tech section... might go without saying but that’s probably what gave me away. Ultimately what got me caught was greed (I tried lifting $300 worth of stuff) and that was stupid of me; but I know I would not be that greedy if I went in assuming they had LP.

TL;DR: UO is one of those stores you think would be easy, but be cautious like you would at any other store!

Let me know if you have any more questions!

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lift_fever wrote (edited )

One time I was lifting clothes and I forgot to bring something to hide the tag in. I took the tag out of the fitting room and looked for a place to put it. Found a jacket with pockets, perfect. I tried to drop it in the pocket but missed and the tag fell to the floor. I thought it would draw more attention if I bent down and picked it up so I just kicked it under the display 😂

It was at one of those small mall stores that don’t have LP, so I wasn’t too worried.

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lift_fever wrote

I’ve been caught at Urban Outfitters. If your friend is an SA they generally don’t know about LP since LP deals with internal stuff too. I’ve gotten away with so much at UO but the day they caught me they held onto my arms, walked me back in, and called the cops. This was in a big city. I did see in the LP office that they have no cameras.

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lift_fever wrote

Depends on how fast you think you can run with the added weight of the liquor bottle, also cover up license plate and maybe wear a hat so they don’t get your face. If you live in a small enough area it may be broadcast to social media or the news. Generally not a good idea.

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lift_fever wrote

I’ve lifted sushi before too 😩 Even walked out with it. Maybe it was just a slow day.

I was caught just this Halloween where they called the cops and all, I can’t believe I’m caught again so soon... but I was sooo thankful that I didn’t have to go through the same process as last time. From now on I’m only sticking to small mall stores and the dollar store 😭

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lift_fever wrote

It really helped that you bought something; I don’t usually advocate buying something while shoplifting but in some instances (like this one), it can really save your ass.

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lift_fever wrote

Haha me too. I just grew up extremely sheltered and became somewhat of a rebel. And retail workers see 100s of faces a day. They rarely notice anything to be missing. You just have to not leave any packaging or evidence behind and avoid taking the last one - especially if it’s a big item that doesn’t get restocked regularly.