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terrificbuilder wrote

go on craigslist or similar sites, look at the wanted section, pick and choose from there. basically you find an ad from someone who wants an item, email them telling them you have it and negotiate a price, then go lift it, sell it to the person. I always did this as opposed to jacking something and then hoping it sells.

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terrificbuilder wrote

never. ever. ever. use self checkout. this goes out to everyone. People think "oh self checkout, i can scam them there or make it look like i'm buying something after lifting? no man those machines will either fuck you up or it gives store LP all the time in the world to nab you. In and out. don't even purchase anything to make it look "less suspicious" waiting in line for anything or just waiting in general is a dumb idea.

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terrificbuilder wrote

easiest scamming for me was online ticket scams. Post on craiglist or reply to posts on craigslist looking for sport/concert tickets. say they're online e-tickets, transfer funds either via dummy paypal or bank e-transfer or other method. Basically it was like fishing. Most people won't go for it but all it takes is those few desperate folks. Man I would make an easy $800 to 1k a week doing that for maybe 5 hours total of work. When I was homeless one winter that scam put me up in a motel room for the entire months of january to march. easy money.

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terrificbuilder wrote

Once was able to jack a macbook from an applestore but to do that a serious of fortunate events had to fall into place at that exact moment at that exact time of the year so not recommended. Honestly easiest way to get a laptop is universities. Not brand new but you can steal some decent unattended ones from say the library. Did this one time when I was hurting for cash and got 5 or 6 of them in one go. got a few grand out of reselling them.

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terrificbuilder wrote

Depends on where you live. If it's a major city/university town then bags/backpacks are fine as pretty much EVERYONE in the store will be carrying one. I live in a major city and also frequent a nearby major university town and I've never been stopped or had issues carrying a backpack. I usually roll into dollaramas (canadian dollar stores) with an empty backpack and go to town in there because none of them have cameras and only 2 employees working the entire store at any given time.

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terrificbuilder wrote

I've done this in the past at stores to A. either have them lose the trail on me for another eventual big haul or B. get some sort of compensation from management. So painfully easy to mess with LP ESPECIALLY plain clothes LP who are just so obvious that they are LP.

Best is when a novice shoplifter gets caught. You see the plain clothes run out after the person and then it's time to go to town. While he's "apping" some dude who stole a can of beans I'm going in and having a field day.

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terrificbuilder wrote

you go in just before school/university starts or christmas. What I did was go in with the intention of grabbing some other stuff. Guy who works there was talking to some family about the macbook and the daughter mentioned she was also interested in the phones so I over hear this, mention "yeah I have the new iphone, it's great, totally worth it" as they were already buying the macbook the worker had already gone and grabbed it so it was like a series of cards falling into place, they go to go look at the phones but leave the macbook on the table so I grab it and walk out. easy as that. But really it was just being in the right place at the right time.

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terrificbuilder wrote

I'd always go in just before school/university started or christmas. Both times i'd be super busy. I'd just go in with a business style satchel bag and then just slip the stuff in the bag. Dress the part, don't look like a stereotypical teenager or "gangsta" or bum and it's easy. When it's super busy everyone is preoccupied with other people so you can go to town.

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terrificbuilder wrote

it's way easier to just go to a university library and grab an unattended one. Like painfully easy to pull that off. especially during exam times. One year I brought in an empty backpack and grabbed about 5 to 6 laptops that were unattended at study desks.

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terrificbuilder wrote

how? easy lp can't touch me. They can block me, they can try to use vocal judo on me to prevent me from leaving or returning the shit but they can't physically restrain me. I go in, grab what I want, and walk out. towers go off? oh well i'm not stopping.

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terrificbuilder wrote (edited )

how? you go in, take what you want, walk out.

I used to work retail for several years and shoplifted for another several years. here's some tips.

People working retail don't get paid enough to care what you do. the only ones who do care are lifers, management and LP. LP in the majority of stores are hands off. they'll work "vocal judo" on you (Hi /r/lossprevention) but you simply ignore them and walk out. Spider wraps, alarms, tags, whatever mean nothing to me. I don't even conceal anymore. You go in, you grab what you want, you walk out. alarms go off? cool keep walking. Tell you stop? cool keep walking. threaten to call the cops? cool keep walking. 8 times out of 10 cops won't even show, not worth their time.

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terrificbuilder wrote

walk in, grab it, walk out. It's as easy as that and I'm not sure why a lot of people here over think things (hiding in shelves, working about wraps and tags and alarms) People fail to realize that the majority of LP are hands off and can't physically stop you. They'll try to work "vocal judo" on you but you just ignore it and walk out.

Once you work retail and you know all the "tricks of the trade" you quickly realize that shoplifting is simply a matter of walking in, grabbing something, walking out. I don't even conceal anymore.

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terrificbuilder wrote

go on your local craigslist, go to the wanted section, find someone with an ad looking for something you know you can lift, message them, say you have it, agree on a price, steal the item, sell it to them.

I used to clear about 2 grand a week doing this.

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terrificbuilder wrote

Here's what I used to do that made this whole thing painfully easy.

Go to your local craigslist, go to the wanted section, find an ad for someone wanting something that you know you can lift, contact them saying you have said item and agree on a price, go steal said item, meet the person buying and then profit.

This is great because you're never, if rarely, ever stealing the same thing so there's no pattern to be placed on you. You don't have to wait around for buyers since you already have a buyer lined up before you even steal the item.

I used to clear a couple grand a week doing this.