psquadlifter

psquadlifter wrote

i've tried to DNA amazon twice. first time was with a game sold and shipped by amazon - worked like a charm, didn't even speak to an actual person, just got refunded in a minute by the support bot. second time was on a fat pack sold by a third party and shipped by amazon, and this time all i got was human customer support people telling me to kick rocks. basically i'm guessing third party sellers means they're gonna tell you to fuck off, and everything on mtg is a third party seller, so. just do physical stores

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psquadlifter wrote

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this is "do barcodes set off alarms" level paranoia my man, if you didn't give them any info on you then there's no way in hell they've miraculously tracked down your #. you're good. if you feel you've burned the place then don't go back

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psquadlifter wrote (edited )

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do not do target!!! especially not with electronics. walmart only

getting them to give you an item and not ring it up: ask them to get it out of the cabinet, and then ask them if they can hold on to it at the counter for a minute, or if they can take it up to self checkout for whatever reason (i always say my girlfriend is getting groceries, and we like doing everything at once). swipe it from wherever it ends up while nobody's looking. if you have an s3 key, see if they're willing to throw it in an alpha box/spiderwire and give it to you that way. all social engineering rules apply - be nice, seem sincere, talk to people who don't look like they give a shit

getting in the cabinets directly: you need a tubular lockpick. these things are expensive (southord makes the best ones, and theirs cost 85 bucks) but they're quick and when they're done picking, they work just like actual keys. check what your walmart has going on - mine has chest-high cabinets that use an 8 pin lock, but some lesser walmarts may still be using the taller cabinets with 7 pin locks. you can literally look straight into the lock and count the pins to make sure. lockpicking requires you to be the most careful you can possibly be. travel far, hit up a walmart late at night when nobody's around electronics (suggest 1am-3am), work fast, gtfo, never go there again. i made the mistake of lockpicking my regular walmarts, that i've been stealing from with frequently for over a year, and i don't think it's a coincidence that they finally clocked me right after i did. be careful

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psquadlifter wrote (edited )

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not much but i was able to jack a switch pro controller hanging unprotected next to one in an alpha box in wallyworld, and the next time i was there the alpha box one was replaced by a sign saying to ask an associate for help. as someone who usually goes unnoticed that actually felt pretty baller tbh

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psquadlifter wrote

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those are not RFID, those are AM tags, and long story short i don't think cutting them works. the way those work is through a pair of magnetized strips inside them that set off towers, cut them in half and i'm pretty sure you'll just have two pairs of magnetized strips. considering how small they are, and how booster bags are a potential extra felony, i highly recommend just dumping am tags in a trash can

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psquadlifter wrote

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i had been lurking r/shoplifting for a little over a year before my first lift, was super into the idea but didn't have the guts to start. one day a friend and i were checking a store for something, i got butthurt they didn't have it, and as we were walking back to our car i decided to head back in and steal. knew full well what i was doing, didn't care. and that's how it all started for me

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psquadlifter wrote (edited )

i specialize in stealing games from wally so here's a couple tips in general:

games are NOT source tagged, if you've got it down to just the game in the shinkwrap you're free to conceal and go. i recently got the 100 dollar edition of mk11 and not even that had a tag in it - not a single regular price game i have has been tagged. i don't remember ever seeing a tag on a console either

game cases are small enough (especially switch cases, those things are TINY) that you can conceal pretty much any way you want and get away with it. i have a tote bag i use everywhere for legal and illegal means and you couldn't tell at all if there's 4 games in there or not. if you're worried about getting odd looks for having your own bag, consider bringing in walmart bags (either plastic or reusable) and putting stuff in them in a blindspot. if anyone asks, you checked out at electronics

opening alpha cases isn't hard but it's spooky the first time around. my method is to conceal the whole things in a blindspot, head over to the bathroom, open them up in there while it's empty (i tend to work around 9-10PM and rarely have issues), stuff the games back in my bag and throw the alpha cases under a bunch of paper towels in the trash. pretty much all s3 key use just comes down to putting it in the right place and pressing a button, but you gotta be careful so that you don't get heard and you don't leave evidence

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psquadlifter wrote (edited )

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b&n were piss easy around this time last year but i don't have any recent experience. laid off a bunch of staff everywhere last march and i don't think they've recovered yet. get there late enough and you'll be nearly totally unsupervised. pick out what you want from the media section, move it into a blindspot (there's plenty thanks to high shelves and few cameras, and the entire kids section is unwatched at most stores), slice the rfid pricetag stickers (you'll have to cut the shrinkwrap so make sure nobody can hear you, and don't bother if the sticker is on a slipcover), conceal and gtfo. using the side exit from the cafe is probably optimal if your b&n has one, but none of mine do so can't say for certain

don't bother with bam for movies, they only carry a handful. mine has a couple of animes and the complete collection of harry potter in an alpha box and that's it, so unless you really want a copy of akira (that said, who doesn't) don't waste your time

also note, if you still have an fye nearby, they can be an absolute goldmine if you're careful. won't go into detail right now since these aren't common stores anymore but i will if you find one near you

i'm passionate about collecting physical media but options for movies at this point are limited. outside of these it's the two blue ones and the red one and we all know two out of three of those are no fly zones so good luck

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