scotch_amnesia

scotch_amnesia OP wrote

For anyone interested: I didn't go through with it because they didn't carry my size. >:( Mine seems laughably easy, though, with no fitting room attendant and very few cameras in general.

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Reply to comment by scotch_amnesia in LP AMA by LPboy

scotch_amnesia wrote

Do you do this with everyone who leaves a fitting room with less clothing than they came in with(including 0), as soon as they leave? If it's 0 and they've acted normal thus far, is it assumed that they just left them all in the fitting room? If a section of the store containing clothes is a blindspot and they leave that area with more clothes than before, do you have tricks for being able to figure out exactly how many clothes they had even if the pile is obscured by a large article of clothing? Thanks in advance, I know I'm being a little demanding 🤣

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Reply to LP AMA by LPboy

scotch_amnesia wrote

If you don't mind my double dipping, now that I think about it: how do you go about stops where all concealment took place in a fitting room? How do you even begin to determine that any concealment took place, assuming that the only thing going into the fitting room is clothing?

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Reply to LP AMA by LPboy

scotch_amnesia wrote

  1. What's the worst place to hide defeated tags?
  2. What's a place you never thought to look for defeated tags?
  3. If a person appeared and behaved normally, how long would you monitor them prior to losing interest? Is it dependent on who else is in the store?
  4. Under what circumstances would you not keep an eye on someone who wore a backpack into the store, if any?
  5. Did you keep a special eye on ex-employees?
  6. How often did towers go off wrongly, so far as you knew?
  7. What behavior from a customer going through a beeping tower tended to make you think that it was a false positive?
  8. What were the most watched items at Homegoods?
  9. Approximately how often did you let a thief go and remember their face for next time in order to catch them doing something more severe?
  10. How frequently can a person visit before you become suspicious based on that factor alone?

Thanks in advance.

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scotch_amnesia OP wrote

When people give stupid or unnecessarily hostile responses to banal questions, I like looking at their profiles to see if I can find a pattern of behavior. Your post history makes it obvious that you're compensating for something, but I'm actually kind of honored that you broke your seven-month silence to tell me I'm a pussy.

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scotch_amnesia wrote

You don't know "exactly what it's like" for OP, because you literally aren't OP. You don't know enough about their circumstances to pass off asinine judgements like this. While it's totally possible they could be overconfident about their skills, the experience of homelessness varies wildly through many factors, such as location, health status, age, etc.

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scotch_amnesia OP wrote

I think we're talking about different levels of retail. Your information is probably very useful for something like a grocery store or a lower-end clothing shop, where customer service isn't as obnoxious amd there's generally less on the line in terms of shrinkage simply due to the average price of products.

However, I also work in retail, and if some dipshit came in and tried to avoid every employee in the store, we'd notice and we'd report it to LP immediately. As you go higher up the ladder, there's a certain amount of social engineering required in order to be a successful lifter, because the people who are bland and polite slip our minds quickly. The people who refuse to look us in the eyes are remembered for a while, as are the people who are suspiciously chatty and upbeat.

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Reply to comment by scotch_amnesia in by Ogrefresh

scotch_amnesia wrote

That should work, but then keep in mind that even hot Apple products won't resell for full value--not if you want the money fast. Steal at least double the retail value of how much you want to make.

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Reply to by Ogrefresh

scotch_amnesia wrote

My only advice is either have fake/no plates or park outside the mall lot. Oh, and opt for the polo shirt; Apple isn't that fancy, and wearing too formal of attire can become suspicious. A polo seems just right.

Also note that this gig won't work weekly. You'll have to figure out different places to hit in addition to Apple. Look at Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc, to figure out what sells fast locally and focus on those.

Do you spend money on groceries? Healthy grocery stores and cheaper, normal grocery stores are excellent for walkouts and can help you save a pretty penny.

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