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Old 11-01-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Last week I was shopping in Chicago--about 250 miles or so away from my home. This morning I pulled a new shirt off the hanger to wear, and the darn security tag is still on it! I did notice a beep when I left the store (actually I noticed it when leaving a couple of stores) and thought nothing of it. How I managed to pack the shirt, hang it up at home, (even try it on again yesterday) without noticing the tag I can't explain.

That store doesn't exist here and taking it back is not really an option. Anyone have a trick for getting it off without destroying the cute new shirt? I don't think it's the kind with ink in it.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Call some stores in your local area & tell them what happened. One of them will surely be willing to remove the tag.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Also be prepared to go to a couple of stores...each type of security tag is different. You may want to have your receipt on hand before you go to the stores with your item.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:34 AM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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It's a manget locking device. I'd get a magnet or two and start fiddlin with it
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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I have a couple of pairs of shoes that do that!

They were desensitized too when I bought them...arggh!

I also set off those detectors when I don't have those said shoes on...I think it's my cell phone...weird...ugh!
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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You would need a pretty strong magnet (and one thats bolted down for leverage). But fiddling with it, yourself, will probably cause more damage to the fabric. Take it to the store, I'd say.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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Whatever you decide on doing to fix it, keep us posted Inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Well, I did an internet search for some tips for removing it myself. I found some, but thought I would try a couple of stores first and see if they could help me. (The instructions involved drills and ink tags and things I didn't want to tackle. I did try playing around with a couple of small magnets and twisting it, but didn't want to ruin the blouse.) I recalled the tag had beeped when I left a department store in Chicago so I went to the MUCH smaller version here. The first clerk said they didn't use that type of tag but suggested I try another department. She thought they might have one there. (Thank goodness for a long time employee that knew her store.) Lucky me! They did have one in the other department and were able to remove it for me. The clerk in that department didn't even know why they had the device since they didn't use those tags. Problem solved, and I can wear the new shirt today!

Lesson learned--on out of town shopping trips triple check that all tags are gone!
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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Hurray!

I don't know how many pretty tops I've ruined by ripping even just the plastic little price tags off when I get home in a hurry.. I need to be more patient.

Good for you for saving it! I woulda been paranoid that the store would try to pull a "you didn't buy this you're just tryin to steeeeeeal it!" thing on me and not let me keep my pretty top I guess that's what they made reciepts for... which I should also start keeping. hah!
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I did notice a beep when I left the store (actually I noticed it when leaving a couple of stores) and thought nothing of it.
I work in retail and so many people just keep on walking out the door. If the alarm goes off when you walk out, it's worth it to go back to the counter and have them double check your items.

Glad you were able to get the senors off.
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