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Old 01-16-2016, 06:48 PM   #1
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Shoplifting

I have been noticing more and more incidents of alarms going off at doors like at Lowes and Walmart etc. indicating someone was shoplifting something. I just couldn't understand it, every time I was near a door the alarm went off. Just imagine how many people over a day that would be. Each time the alarm went off, everyone in the area would look at each other, shrug our shoulders and continue to walk out. Well, last night I was rearranging my wallet, the one I got for Christmas, and I found a anti shoplifting sticker tucked way back inside one of the many pockets of the wallet! It was ME setting off all of the alarms!!!!!!!!!!!! And in all the times I set off the alarm in the last 3 weeks, no one ever approached me or checked my purchases!

So if one of you out there was walking out a door with me and the alarm went off, I'm sorry I thought it was YOU setting it off by shoplifting!
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:59 PM   #2
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So much for the alarms!
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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Same with car alarms. In the parking lots it is common for an alarm to be going off driving everyone batty.
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:02 PM   #4
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A lot of times the cashier doesn't deactivate the tag that sets off the alarm. Happens so often no one pays attention
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:33 PM   #5
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Same thing last year. As I was approached the exit, the alarm went off, they stopped the lady in front of me and went through her entire cart with a scanner to no avail, while we all waited. Found out it was the CD in my cart tripping the alarm.... and holding everyone up.

Our Walmart does check..
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I was surprised to see the antitheft tag being so small. It was no larger or thicker than a postage stamp, almost clear and had very thin copper colored lines like a circuit board.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:00 AM   #7
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i had this happen and then found out it was my new shoes!!
too funny
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Years ago when I was working in Miami I had a jerk for a boss. We got ahold of one of the non deactivated chips and stuck it on the bottom of a pair of boots he kept in the office. I still chuckle about it 20 years later.
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Years ago when I was working in Miami I had a jerk for a boss. We got ahold of one of the non deactivated chips and stuck it on the bottom of a pair of boots he kept in the office. I still chuckle about it 20 years later.

I like it. (-:
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I'm just glad you were there..........kept the store cops from noticing me and the all the stuff I had under my coat.
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No, the alarms do not mean someone was shoplifting, All them mean is the anti-shoplifting tag on the product was not properly nullified.

I have had those alarms go off ENTERING the store (I did finally find the tag, a package of batteries I had paid for at another store) Some cell phones and access cards (Key cards like I used to wave at the scanner on my way into the secured office) will set them off. Even store security generally ignores them any more the false alarm rate is so high.

Do likewise. Just ignore them.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:03 PM   #12
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Talked to a manager in one of the big box hardware stores, he said that shoplifting added 15 to 30% to the price of an article.

Was at the FMCA rally in Indio and was in a new coach and the salesman said someone had stolen the draw pulls in the bedroom.

Lots of stupid stuff going on.
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Talked to a manager in one of the big box hardware stores, he said that shoplifting added 15 to 30% to the price of an article.

Was at the FMCA rally in Indio and was in a new coach and the salesman said someone had stolen the draw pulls in the bedroom.

Lots of stupid stuff going on.
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We were in a Home Depot one night checking out, a young "lady" leaving the store set off the alarm. Security was already watching her but she ran for it and jumped in a waiting car and got away. Turns out she had a hammer under her coat.
But usually the alarms are ignored.
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