This is considered Shoplifting but.... (1 Viewer)

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Sometimes survival and eating requires such tactics ---


If you need some quick cash , go to walmart, Kmart, parking lot scour around for a cash receipt that has an item on it , not too big of an item neither, you know like a hammer, tape measure, maybe some expensive ass make up , a coat , whatever you can find that you can work with , take the receipt in the store, locate the same item via UPC code, the code for each item of the same kind will match the code on the receipt -- you can narrow it down due to verbal description then match the item.

When you find the item, slickly and calmly take the item , (having a walmart bag with you is helpful here) and either go into bathroom place it in bag, or carry item openly and boldly to customer service and say you wish to return the item.

You have a cash receipt, you get cash back !
 
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Zaphod

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I mean, I usually just steal the things I need? Seems like less likely to get caught that way than doing receipt scams. Personally, I don't fuck with receipt scams, but if you're gonna do it, I think it's good praxis to do the stealing at a different store than you do the returning; otherwise that's sketchy af
 
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Good tip !! And I know what you mean there but sometimes you need cash not things ;) .... I'm not saying just anyone should try it lmao .. and yeah I might be going straight to hell .. but I know the way been there before several times , do you need a tour ?
 

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Hahahahah Odin! Funny!

I can understand the need for someone doing this but just be careful because they can charge that as second degree burglary as you "enter with the intent to steal" and some stores will knowingly let you steal multiple times till you racked up a "grand theft" total (950 in ca) and then arrest you on all the incidents.
 

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Man, this reminds me of the good old days with me and my buddies just driving around to different convenience stores shoplifting like crazy. We even had a name for our little crew. Nowadays we would have been classified as a gang and been up on conspiracy charges or some shit. This was way back in the early 90's when they used to keep cigarettes on racks in FRONT of the register. Anyone remember that? And I mean cartons even haha! Those days are long gone.


We used to walk out of places with our pants just packed to the gills. The biggest guy in our group was loud, funny, and fearless. He would start some insane conversation with the clerk and the rest of us would go to work. I guess there was just too many of us to keep track of.

I was a poor kid though. I remember not having any money pretty much ever back then yet we always had smoke and drank and plenty to eat. We definitely over did things because we were total dumb asses, but it was fun.

The good news is, there's still plenty of places that are easy to steal from. Walmart is NOT one of them. I was recently told about a high end grocery store chain that has a HUGE problem with high dollar items walking out of the door and the employees are not allowed to stop them in fear that it will make a scene and ruin the customer experience. (And of course, a large amount of product that walks out the door is from the employees themselves.)


Quite a few retailers have this hands off approach in fact. Some mitigate theft better than others, but the last place I would shoplift at would be Walmart. It ain't no thing to cause a scene at Wally World. Anyone carefully inspecting the receipt could look at the timestamp and discover that you are trying to pull one over on them by the way, so be careful with that one.
 
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I would strongly recommend the same, I am 42, I've not done this hustle in some odd years right now .. because I am no longer in situations where I have to break the law to survive, however I know people who do it still to this day. I started this as a runaway from a state run group home and used it to get me by until I was able to get work and earn my money. Definently a better option then as they say " the oldest profession in the book" as I saw many other young desperate girls and boys do .
 

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