tasmaniansyrup

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

It depends a ton on the location. My local ones seem to have no LP and no cameras in most parts of the store. They are in wealthy areas that aren't accessible on foot from poorer areas. In other locations they can be p serious about LP.

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

It's tough but doable. Go when it's busy, look like you belong there, come prepared with answers for the staff about what you're looking for & what sort of workout you do. (This time of year, you can say you are looking for stuff to ask for for Christmas.) Hide the item you want under your coat in case they count items at the fitting room. If you can't get the tags off, you can make a tiny hole in the fabric with a seam ripper & get them off that way, then sew up later. Make sure you actually try stuff on while you're in the fitting room since there's a gap under the door & they will notice if you are acting strange. I think your best bet with tags is to stash them in the pocket of a jacket & then put it back on the shelf. To me the tags were the hardest part since the stores are well-organized & you can't just wander around ditching unwanted items. Good luck!

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

Don't contact the police lol they lie all the time about having incriminating evidence. Just do nothing & if you hear back from the police fb page, act like your message was a prank

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

I have done this successfully with modest items like books. There's a lot of chaos and confusion & employees don't seem to be in the mindset of looking out for thieves. Obviously carrying a coat and a bulky bag won't attract suspicion so you can slip an item in with your belongings. Trust your intuition & don't take any foolish risks.

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

Hide them in a big purse or in shopping bags from other stores. This typically involves planning ahead & actually buying wanted items at other stores, or bringing used bags from home (that are from stores that are actually from the same mall or shopping center!). If a store is strict about counting your items, they may not be worth bothering with (or just get one good item by hiding it under your coat while they're counting the items in your other hand).

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

If you've replenished your wardrobe and every other type of item you need, don't keep taking stuff just because you're drawn to the thrill of doing it IMO. Take a break, spend some time on your other interests, give the employees at those stores a chance to forget your face. Nothing wrong with getting free shit but there are other worthwhile things to do in life!

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

Go for the 275 one. I doubt they'd require a signature for that & should work if your account has existed for a decent amount of time. Wait till 36 hours after the package is marked as delivered. Get on chat with customer service, just act like a normal customer who doesn't understand why their order didn't arrive, say you've asked all the neighbors about it to no avail. Hopefully they offer your choice of replacement or refund.

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

If I wanted to steal a large item at my TJ's I'd bring a large shoulder bag or messenger bag...something professional looking. Put it in the cart as you shop and when you get the chance, nonchalantly slip the item you want in there. nonchalantly slip your item in there. close the top or rearrange the other items in the bag to cover it. This can work if no one's looking while you pick the bottle up, and if you go through checkout with other items you can just put the bag back over your shoulder.

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

Just bring a big bag of stuff (using the black shopping bags they provide) into the dressing room. Detag, put the stuff you want in shopping bags from other stores, or put some on under your clothes if you want. Put the discarded tags on non-tagged items. I then put the newly tagged items in the back of the underwear drawers so it will take a while before they find & get suspicious.

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tasmaniansyrup wrote

Bring a shoulder bag--like a tote, professional-looking work bag or something larger than a purse that one could slip books into while browsing without looking like they're trying to do anything shady. Try not to be seen in person or on camera doing this, but if someone does see you it's just look like you are stashing your shopping for ease of carrying. Take the bag into the bathroom and check the books you want for rfid tags. If someone is actually enforcing the "no merchandise in the bathroom" rule, this probably isn't the best bookstore to steal from anyway.

If you're worried it will look obvious that you picked out books & then left without buying anything, you could also bring some textbooks/notebooks in with you and spend some time in the bookstore cafe reading or doing work. This gives time for anyone who's watching the shoppers for sus activity to lose interest in you. But use your intuition on what approach is safest.