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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.

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terrificbuilder wrote

no. look like a shopper is what I say. People will tell you "as soon as you grab the item get out" no way man that'll get you tipped off. Be casual. what I do is I load up what I want at my own pace/time and then when I'm good I'll look around a bit more and then just casually stroll out. I'll even stop at the exit before walking out, pull out my phone, check a message, and then stroll out.

Been doing this for 10+ years and never been caught.

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terrificbuilder wrote

start off at dollar stores. Where I live there's a chain of dollar stores called Dollarama that either don't have security cameras or if they do there's one pointing at the register. I joke and call the place "freeorama" it's painfully easy to shoplift there to the point where I usually go in with a backpack, just load it up with food and other stuff, and then walk out. I'd suggest starting at something like that and then working your way up. Gradually you'll pick up on how retail works and you'll quickly learn that those security cameras you see everywhere are very rarely, if ever, monitored. I personally haven't paid for groceries in 3 or 4 years so that should give you a good indication of how easy this stuff is.

You'll hear a lot of stories about stores that will "build cases" or have plain clothes LP or active LP or even folks that look at the monitors for 8+ hours straight. A lot of the time it's BS. It also depends on the area. A nicer part of town or high income part of town is naturally going to be lax on LP/Security. NEVER shop lift in a lower income part of town just to be safe. Also a lot of LP, if not the majority, have hands off apprehension. they can't physically stop you and they like to gloat and say they have something called "Verbal Judo" to catch people. Really only the gullible or idiots fall for that. In all my years of shoplifting have had 2 or 3 LP attempt the verbal judo on me to which I say "nope, i'm out, not coming back." or simply just ignore them.

Also keep in mind that the majority of retail employees simply aren't paid enough to give a damn about shoplifters. only the ones who are "lifers" (people who have no intention of ever leaving the company or moving their way up to management) give a damn and those people are painfully easy to spot.

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terrificbuilder wrote

Grocery stores, doesn't matter which one, any of them. Especially when they put their deal stuff outside the entrance before you even walk in the store, brilliant. They'll have a huge display of potato chips all set up next to the shopping carts before you even walk into the damn store. I"ll just grab a few bags, turn around, and walk out.

Dollarama or Freeorama as I like to call it. Dollar store with zero cameras in any of their stores (except pointed at the entrance to scare you) usually only 2 to 3 people working at most. I can literally walk in there with a backpack, open it up, and just start throwing shit in there and then walk out.

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terrificbuilder wrote

I personally don't or very rarely buy stuff when I lift. I don't because it gives LP or employees potentially more time to ID me, rewatch tape, set me up, etc. In and out as quickly as possible.

To your other points don't rip tags off. the only ones you need to worry about are like RFID stuff or raised white strips on packaging.

Walmart is pretty easy (depends on the area) grocery stores are simple (again depends on the area) and Dollar stores are a cake walk.

Again really depends on the area. I recently moved to a mid size city that has virtually zero crime, zero homeless population, and very much so middle-class community. Stealing here is an absolute cake walk, even the walmart as LP in this town is virtually non-existent. I haven't bought groceries here in over a month that's how easy it is. So again, depends on the area.