Re: The Very Best Shoplifting Tips And Guides
I would like you to consider my piece,
"Critique my "Observed" method at will, please.
First off, Shoplifting from upper class stores is where you know if you have the skills or not. Anyone can walk into a walmart pocket a few things and walk out. Now going into 'Burberry, Refinery, Nordstroms and Saks" those are stores in which you can snag some exquisite merchandise.
First Rule: Go Big and Don't Go Back! Or Go small and return on occasion, the latter of the two is found to be the most effective method.
Second Rule: Dress Nice, Wear your Sunday best if I might say so. Don't wear baggy clothing and obscene coats.
Third Rule: Be at ease and friendly. Don't walk into the store and immediately start looking around and hanging out by a certain area, a baby could pick this up. I have found walking into a store and striking a conversation with the staff is the best way. Ask them if they carry a product in which you know they don't have, when they say they don't carry it ask them what they have that's similar to the product and if they wouldn't mind showing you. Once you strike a conversation up with them don't be in a rush, act interested, ask questions.
Fourth Rule: Merchandise. Now there are two ways to do this, Once you strike up a conversation and are friendly with the sales person, grab 5-8 Items of clothing and bunch them up over your arm. Ask them if its possible for you to try them on, still holding conversation. Now since you have been friendly with them they will not scrutinize what your holding, they might not even ask, if they do simply lie and walk directly into the stall. Now, I hope you have brought along a small pair of pliers with a sharp edge to cut through the "Ink" or "magnetic" plastic tags. Cut these off and hide them in your pocket. They are small. Once you have removed the tags from he items of clothing you want you can choose how you want to proceed.
Fifth Rule: Exiting the Store, Now that you have de-tagged what you want you can either slip it on under your clothes and walk out with the items in which "Did not Fit Right" then I suggest faking a phone call and removing yourself. As corny as you think it sounds this part is all acting, say you have to run and ask them to place an item on hold, Fake name of course. This erases all suspicion, exit the store. Now your safe to go back. The second method for leaving the store is to De-Tag what you want, walk out with everything in your arms and "Assist the sales person" in putting it back, make sure you put back the things you de-tagged. at this point make a minimal purchase such as a shirt or what not, they will bag it, act as if what you saw earlier caught your eye and say you will have one more look, Slide the de Tagged item into the bag and exit the store. This I have found to be extremely covert.
Sixth Rule: If an employee suspects you of stealing and confronts you before you Exit the Store, This means before you Step outside of the store. You simply inform them you forgot it was there. BY LAW IF YOU DO NOT LEAVE THAT STORE, YOU DID NOT STEAL THE ITEM. Inform them of this then walk out. If you exit the store and they come up from behind, Legally they cannot grab you, They can question you, they cant search you, they can call the police they can't detain you. Now if one is smart he might place you under citizens arrest, at this point, hit him in the nuts and run. Never Return.
Seventh Rule: Go with a Friend if you can, Much easier, role play a bit. The key to being a successful thief is on your feet improv. You need to be able to play a character. having a friend makes this easier, you can even do the distract method if your a good conversationalist. This works great in small stores.
Eighth Rule: Don't go back to the same store to often, you need to cycle. Maybe go there once every 1-2 months, If you make a large lift don't go back at all.
I will say I am a college student, whom dosen't work a "Regular Job", I don't think I have a pair of jeans under $200 and I frequently sport shirts in the upper regions of $100-$300.
This sort of sport isnt intended for everyone, like I said, Acting skills are key. You need to remain Confident and Friendly and this becomes a joke.
List of items I have seen a FRIEND make.
1. Xbox 360
2. True Religion Jeans
3. 7 Diamonds Shirts
4. Gucci Loafers
5. $600 Bong
6. Many Designer Clothes
7. Multiple Pairs of $200+ Sunglasses
If you do this long enough you will eventually get confronted, It always happens, you need to remain calm and remember what I said.