I asked a sales personat local WalMart if they have much promlem with shop
lifters. She replied she has watched many teenagers do this. I asked if she
calls police dept. She said NO we are not allowed to stop them.
I think the instructions cautions that the presence of a camera, even a fake
one, generates ill will amongst employees or customers. Therefore, the
instructions read, one should HIDE the camera, out of sight, even the fake
most cameras are in cieling mirrored balls....
this home depot system takes first place for intusive and irritating
with flashing strobe lights flashing messages and beeping. makes all
customers feel like thieves
i hope they get lots of complaints.
I still wonder if bringing in your own pre-printed bar-code sticker to
cover over the one on the package of the product you want to buy is
happening to any great extent. The pre-printed code would be derived
from a similar product that you intend to buy - but with a much lower
You take a picture of the barcode of the cheap product with your
cellphone, use commonly-available software at home to re-create the
barcode and print it on a sheet of sticky paper, cut it out and take
sticker with you to the store, take expensive product off the shelf and
put it in your shopping cart, peel sticker and apply over real barcode.
Let store cashier scan it. Pay for it and walk out of the store.
This is fairly common. A shopper buys a five-pound carton of mystery-meat
which she takes home to poison the neighbor's dog. Carefully removing the
price-sticker from the package, she coats the price-tag with rubber cement
and returns to the store. There she places the label sticky-side up in her
right hand while removing a package of T-bones from the cooler with her
She flips the T-bones over into her right hand to look at the back(?)
thereby affixing the new sticker to the yummy meat.
Then pays for the product with food stamps.
Oh, it's just a literary embellishment thrown in to make the post more
interesting. Frankly, since you called me out on it, I'll admit I really
have no idea what she's going to do with the meat. I presume she'd want to
do SOMETHING constructive with it...
These scams all depend on you counting on the cashier not paying any
attention to what is going on. Even if you are in self check, you
better make sure your sticker matches the weight of the product you
are stealing ... and that the cashier is not paying attention
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