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Shoplifting for dummies

— Posted by SwitchBladeMonkey on 3:21 pm on Mar. 31, 2002

Hey, anyone know any smooth shoplifting tips for department stores like Target or K-mart. I just need to grab some small things like film, and small electronics. Any help is useful. thank you.

— Posted by Creeper on 3:27 pm on Mar. 31, 2002

1. If possible, you should always have some money on you when intending to shoplift, because if you’ve got none, it’s rather hard to argue that to steal the item was a spontaneous decision. As a result, if you’ve got no money and are caught shoplifting you are more than likely to be charged for burglary as well as theft.

2. Buying something at the same time that you steal stuff doesn’t necessarily ensure success. Approaching staff for items you are absolutely sure they don’t have is just as good. Think of something that you know they don’t have (i.e. a doona cover with a specific pattern on it or something equally obscure) and pretend that you are looking for this, so that you have an excuse for being there. If staff are ever suspicious of you or ask if they can help you, ask them if they’ve got the thing you are sure they don’t have. Never screw this up — if you do you will have to buy the item or they may realise that you are there to steal.

3. It is always a good idea to carry a bag although you should never stash anything in it — if security/sales staff are suss on you the first place that they’ll check is your bag and it may just get you off the hook if they can’t find anything suspicious inside of it.

4. Remember that there is no such thing as a standard store detective — there is no qualifying dress code, age, race, gender or class. Grandma will bust you this week and next week it’ll be a 5 year old kid.

5. Just as there is no typical store detective nor is there a standard shoplifter. Security do not go looking for the poorly dressed people. They may pick on you out of boredom, but remember, only an unsuccessful store detective picks on poorly dressed people. By the same token don’t believe the stale myth that suits + dresses = more successes; security anticipate that professional shoplifters will dress up a bit. Wear whatever you want.

(Edited by Creeper at 3:30 pm on Mar. 31, 2002)

— Posted by Creeper on 3:30 pm on Mar. 31, 2002


— Posted by ghettopimp70 on 7:43 pm on Mar. 31, 2002

Thats true they wont pick on you for the way you dress but they will watch you if you look suspicious. All those little tricks like blind spots, secret pockets, misdirection and all that is fine and dandy but none of that matters if you cant play it cool. Next time youre at a mall watch other shoppers and take mental notes of how they act. Worry about that before the complicated slight-of hand tricks

— Posted by burninbridges713 on 9:16 pm on Mar. 31, 2002

for neone in a smaller tow or smaller store honesty is the best policy
seriously go to the store but something and steal something  now call the store and apologize for taking something accidentaly there is a fare chance they will just let u keep it depending on the size of the item if they ask u to return it do sothen say something like “im so sorry for taking it that i dont think i deserve it” and walk out
worked for me the last time i tried it

— Posted by Jimmy Long on 11:49 pm on Mar. 31, 2002

well that just takes all the fun out of it….i stole a can of starter fluid from a gas station to make ether cuz my friend wouldnt sell it to me, cuz he knew what i was gonna use it for. now, most people know gas stations have cameras all over, and starter fluid isnt the easiest thing to conceal with jeans and a sweatshirt. just slipped it up my sweatshirt sleeve and walked out. but seriously, dont go fuckin tellin people u stole from them. think if car theives did that. hey man, i stole ur fuckin porsche, but uh, since i told you, can i keep it? response? fuck you, im callin the cops. lol

— Posted by Guybrush on 9:35 am on April 1, 2002

Ok, heres a stunt ive pulled of a couple of times. Go to a BIG computer/electronics store, preferably with the entrence separated from the cash-desk/exit. Pick up an item you want, I prefer bulky and expensive things, lets say a dvd, go to the cash-desk – BUY IT, yes you heard right. Exit the store put the DVD or whatever you bought in your car, go BACK to the store. As you enter try not to be seen by the ppl at the cash-desk going in empty-handed. Act normally, pick up the same thingy you just bought. If its rush-hour, with a lot of ppl, no one including the staff will really notice you picking up a big thing wich are thought to be too big for someone to shop-lift.. The important is that the person/s at the desk selling it to you isnt watching you. Now you can either pick up some cheap thing for an excuse/cover or go right out of the store in front of the guy who just sold you the thing, TRY to be seen, make eyecontact letting him know with a a nod and smile you for some reason returned to the store. I prefer buying a cdrdisk or whatever. say sometin to the guy that you forgot it last time. Exit the store with the dvd and the cheap thing you bought. If the anti shop-lifting alarm would go off just act suprised and show them the reciept…hehe. But in most cases the bigger goods are rarely tagged for the reason I mentioned above.
NEXT: wait some time. an hour or a day. Return to the store with the reciept and one of the dvds. Say you want to return the goods, doesnt matter for what reason, get the money and voila(!) keep the other dvd and enjoy. Its worked for me. Remeber the bigger store, more people in the store, the bigger and bulkier goods, the better!! just be cool! The risk getting caught is actually slim if you play it cool.. no one will expect a cheeky stunt like that.

good luck..

(Edited by Guybrush at 10:05 am on April 1, 2002)

— Posted by confuzious on 10:49 am on April 1, 2002

Better yet, you could buy one and walk out, and then go back in and return one right off the shelf, without bothering to go throught the alarms. Or you could just get reciepts for things from your friends for stuff they bought and return stuff right off the shelf.

— Posted by chroniccrescent on 11:49 am on April 1, 2002

ever heard of the magic bagg? sum ziplock u cover in aluminium foil and when a barcode is in it it is demagnetised, any1 no if this works well and how to make a good 1?

— Posted by Jerprob on 11:51 am on April 1, 2002

Do it high. hrm A friend of mine went shoplifting in K-mart for some CO2 cart. and he was fucked off his ass. He didn’t even care. He opened one of those 24 things of CO2 and Took like 6 of them. A good way to shoplift in convience stores is to just grab it and run. Works well for beer and those cig. displays in the front.

— Posted by iamnogod420 on 7:02 pm on April 2, 2002

use a razor knife to cut cds and shit that is in plastic packaging to make it smaller and easier to steal also it takes off the bar code.  I can get just about anything this way.  plus look for items that a sales clerk forgot to put an alarm on, this happens more then you would think.  use different places to get shit.  I have over 10 places to hid items on me. Just practice different ways depending on what your getting.

— Posted by kingpin on 11:33 am on April 3, 2002

just take what you wont off the shelf and go to a secluded part of the store then take the product in question out of its casing and put it in your bag or whatever it is your gonna carry shit in, out the case in the shelf closest to you and leave. but if you do get caught dont be stupid and stick around, run the fuck away

— Posted by guzzetti on 3:21 pm on April 4, 2002

Ya know those new self check out things in k-mart? Voila those automatically demagnatize the bars!!!!!Just cancel the order and walk out with it in bag.Voila ive done it 5 times alreday. Got 3 new pc games that way.
I hope u dont work at k-mart.

— Posted by Incesticide on 8:54 pm on April 4, 2002

Make a bag out of ducktape (or wrap ducktape around it). make sure you put a few layers on it. then if you want it to look not so obvious, incase someone knows about the ducktape thing, sew some cloth onto the bag. I know this sounds like alot of work but it will work and more than once.
  The bag will not set off the alarmthingys (those things infront of the exit, lol i forgot what they were called) and tadaa you got it.

(Edited by Incesticide at 8:57 pm on April 4, 2002)

— Posted by Proteus on 9:01 pm on April 4, 2002

its a good idea to wear a baggy jumper and walk in and put a shirt underneath u jumper and walk out

— Posted by kingpin on 9:11 pm on April 4, 2002

proteus you sound like a narc, nah im just joking proteus is one of the most thieveing guys that i know.
why dont you just grab something and do a runna.

— Posted by guzzetti on 7:03 pm on April 5, 2002

There called Magic Baggs there in the Archives. U should know Incecticide

— Posted by preperationathrug on 1:36 pm on April 6, 2002

an interesting fact that i discovered was that the bubbles that contain the cameras in wall-mart dont allways contain cameras… the ones that do have visible screws on the corners for servicing…the others are dummies put there to make you think they are watching you

— Posted by ne0 on 4:48 pm on April 6, 2002

want to steal is some little things then all you need to do is go somewhere that doesnt have a camera and then put it in your pocket and walk out. also dont look like your in a hurry . they will be suspicious

— Posted by ne0 on 4:53 pm on April 6, 2002

o yea stay away from those big mirror ball things. . . theyre cameras

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