pizzafordinneragain

pizzafordinneragain wrote

Do people barcode swap by buying a cheaper item of similar weight, scanning it at home and recreating said sticker via photo editing and then returning to the store and placing it over the more expensive item? Or do they remove the cheaper item barcode sticker in store then in the same go place it over the new item and checkout?

And how much will the scales discriminate regarding differences in weights of different items? Is it by the ounce? Pound?

If I took or replaced the barcode of a budget vacuum and placed it on a Dyson or similarly priced one, will it work? I'm assuming the products wouldn't have to be the same brand unless a SCO attendant noticed.

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pizzafordinneragain OP wrote

That's certainly an idea! If the label holds up, I could also just try carefully removing it and placing it over the more expensive one. I've read of people bringing the barcode up on their smartphone and deceptively scanning that instead of the item box.

If successfully, I'd love to try it on other items.

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pizzafordinneragain wrote

Are you talking about scanning then re-producing a similar size SKU sticker to cover the original barcode with a cheaper item? I just created one using an Avery but am unsure if slicing through the original package SKU first does anything.

Some labels are much larger, as well, and sometimes a few different kinds of labels overlap each other, but you don't necessarily need so scan them to be successful.

Or, is it better to swap a cheaper SKU from a cheaper item and cover it over a more expensive one?

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pizzafordinneragain wrote

Does anyone have a picture of these tags? I've seen some that could potentially removed with a Golf magnet and others with a J-Hook.

They all have different colored ink "tanks" in them but some look different than others. Some are clear, small and look like little alarms.

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pizzafordinneragain OP wrote (edited )

Thanks for the reply and well done on your success! Do you do it for returns or personal wardrobe expansion (or both)? What are your favorite types of apparel to lift (for any particular reason)?

Also, you walk into a retail store with a gym bag? That doesn't seem suspicious? I was thinking of a larger sized over the shoulder, leather messenger/duffle bag matched with casual work attire if I did some kind of storage with me that wasn't a retailer's shopping bag.

Apologies for the many inquires. Just a motivated kind of person surrounded by a wealth of resources.

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pizzafordinneragain wrote

The Lowes Self-Checkout has 3 areas. A far right table for placing items, the middle scanning area with the scale and barcode scanner, and the far left bagging area.

The right right table I can place an item and scan it then seemingly just place it right into a plastic bag (skipping the middle scanning area) and place it in my car/basket.

I did this today but an unsure if it will continue to work. Nobody seemed to be paying attention, either, so that was certainly a factor.

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pizzafordinneragain wrote

Thanks for the post!

Are you scanning the SKU via some printer, editing it to size, then double-sided taping it to the new product or using a different method? I'm guessing you have to buy the ore expensive product first to acquire the SKU number and/or size before attempting.

Also, are these bulk items or smaller in size/weight? How do they compare?

The weight scale for W@l-M@rI checkout is on on the barcode platform and the bagging area, no? Do you ever use the handheld scanner and then just immediately place it in your cart/basket or does it go straight into your bag?

Trying to get this down into a science.

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pizzafordinneragain wrote

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Is the tag located inside the item container? Is that why you can't remove it? A stron demagnetizer should do the trick or putting it in a booster bag/pocket.

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