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Does anyone else do this (kinda shoplifting but not?)


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#21 kidtrash

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:25 PM

Yeah always. Also in self checkout I stack things on top of each other if I'm getting more than one of something so not only do I get the thing for cheap but I also get one free lmao

this is how i get most of my candy bars. or look slightly frazzled and scan items quickly with two hands but 'dont notice' that one item didnt scan as you put them into the bag at the same time. grocery stores in my area have weighted self-checkouts that can usually sense when an 'unexpected item' is placed in a bag so that dupes it (and the cameras) most of the time.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:40 PM

I go through self checkout and enter my expensive fancy organic stuff as peasant cheap produce.

Organic grapes that are $6/lb? Yeah, these are 60 cent/lb Roma tomatoes now, bitch. I look to see what's on sale before checking out and enter those items in place of mine.

It's lower risk and the savings really add up over time. You can even enter organic as conventional produce if you don't want to feel like a huge thief.

 

Super guilty of doing this but marking apples as onions, haha. Not organic though, but, yeah. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:50 PM

does it ring up for $1.87 or do you have to talk to an employee for it to go through?


Yep it rings up as $1.87. Just stick the barcode onto the expensive thing and scan it at the checkout

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:54 PM

Lolwut, that's genius. We don't have such high discounts though, and the product code is included in the discount code.


Neither do we. Australia is very expensive. The trick is to find something like bread, etc. that was cheap to begin with. And yes, it will ring up as bread or whatever at the checkout, so you need to be quick
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:58 PM

Neither do we. Australia is very expensive. The trick is to find something like bread, etc. that was cheap to begin with. And yes, it will ring up as bread or whatever at the checkout, so you need to be quick

 

 

Just curious,but why is food very expensive in Australia?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

Pretty sure food here in NZ is similar price wise to our friends over the ditch. It pisses me off as we have a great temperate climate for fruits and veges and then a booming meat and dairy industry. Unfortunatly a lot of our stuff is exported to the likes of china because of the current market price.

The part that pisses me off is we have an ever growing diabetes and obesity problem and the ammount of cheap processed shit at the shops is only contributing. Then theres the education system, our kids are growing up not even being able to recognise fruits and veges, let alone how to cook from scratch...but i can guarantee they know what every item is at a fast food joint.

 

Anyway...none of the above is related to anything in this topic, just my wee rant about food prices depending on choices!!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:12 PM

That's not "kinda shoplifting," it is shoplifting. I'm not passing a judgment on this one, but at least be honest with yourself.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:45 PM

Just curious,but why is food very expensive in Australia?


I don't know, to be honest. Everything here is really expensive, I think it's because of import costs and we don't have the massive wheat/corn subsidies like America.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:06 PM

Nah, I do ring up organic produce as regular sometimes though.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:39 AM

Problems if they're ones that weight shit though
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:07 AM

Yes I do this.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:28 AM

lol youd be surprised at what loss prevention knows. i used to do that for a bigger retail store where youd think you would blend into a crowd.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:39 AM

some things scan a percentage discount or just say "bakery markdown" fx.  but others will state the item on the discounted code and register. just be careful



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:02 PM

i think there was a poll done in the UK once that revealed that like 75% of people had used self-serve checkouts to steal, but when you are bulimic it's easy to get carried away. I.e. in my case having whole bagfuls of unpaid-for food  :unsure: . & yeah it's a bitch when you take expensive items their intending to steal and have a particularly attentive or suspicious employee that hovers around you meaning you then have to pay for those items. In one store they actually started prohibiting me from using self serves, telling me "you know why."  :mellow:  :ph34r:



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:25 AM

I steal the stickers from reduced bakery at the supermarket and stick them on expensive shit

$20 box of fancy truffles? Mine for $1.87 bitchessss

Saw this article and my mind went immediately to this thread, be careful aussies:

 

http://thenewdaily.c...heckouts-coles/

 

Summary: plain clothes police patrolling checkouts and item limit on self-serve to prevent theft. It's already happening in the inner city stores, I saw someone getting busted in Melb CBD the other day by a plain clothes cop.


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