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Old 01-12-2024, 02:01 AM
 
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Even lowlife thugs need clean undies.

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Some Bay Area stores are now even securing socks and underwear to keep shoplifters from stealing them. Shoppers are getting accustomed to seeing high-ticket items like electronics and even toiletries under lock and key, but many customers thought they would never see the underwear aisle impacted.

"It comes to the point of how ghetto does it look that they have to lock up the socks or whatever it is that they have under the key," shopper Olga Leon said.
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Old 01-12-2024, 02:46 AM
 
Location: In a perfect world winter does not exist
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I live in Seattle and its getting more and more common to have the underwear and socks dept locked up. Once they open up the product to you, an associate has to walk you to the register and see you pay.

If my relatives from Asia visit I would not want them to this. Its too embarrassing.
Life turned in America when liberals and democrats agreed that arresting people who shoplift was racist. So stores are fighting back.

Even motor oil is locked up at Fred Meyer stores now.
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Old 01-12-2024, 05:16 AM
 
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Good do whatever they have to, to stop theft
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Old 01-12-2024, 05:28 AM
 
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I simply would not shop at stores where everything is locked up because this is getting beyond ridiculous so just keep the front doors locked and turn out the lights too.
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Old 01-12-2024, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I simply would not shop at stores where everything is locked up because this is getting beyond ridiculous so just keep the front doors locked and turn out the lights too.
Agreed. The stores are so understaffed that you'd wait forever for someone to unlock what you're trying to buy just to turn down another aisle and have to wait again for them to unlock something else.

I'll just shop elsewhere, thanks.
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Old 01-12-2024, 06:01 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Even lowlife thugs need clean undies.
no they don't. those dirty drawer dawgs just sell them.

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Agreed. The stores are so understaffed that you'd wait forever for someone to unlock what you're trying to buy just to turn down another aisle and have to wait again for them to unlock something else.

I'll just shop elsewhere, thanks.
yeah,..try buying medicine in a CVS. Ugg,..had to wait forever. And then get carded on top of that for cough syrup because kids buy them to get drunk or something, lol.
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Old 01-12-2024, 06:05 AM
 
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And the woman said to the salesman I need to try these on before I buy them. He replied "you can, right here, and take your time"!
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Old 01-12-2024, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Obama's plan to turn us into Nicaragua is working out great.

What the hell is the point of shopping at these places if everything is locked up? Buy on line instead, and buy UPS and Fed Ex stock while you're at it.
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Old 01-12-2024, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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yeah,..try buying medicine in a CVS. Ugg,..had to wait forever. And then get carded on top of that for cough syrup because kids buy them to get drunk or something, lol.
I live in a very affluent part of Dallas (I myself am NOT rich) so fortunately I have not seen a lot of stores locking things up, I suppose because shoplifting isn't as common in that part of town. I don't hear people complaining about it anyway.

I notice things locked up when I'm in less affluent parts of town and it doesn't have to be much less affluent; upper middle class and down. It's bizarre.

I will drive elsewhere to shop, do curbside, or buy online before I will wait for someone to unlock underwear or cough syrup.
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Old 01-12-2024, 06:10 AM
 
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This concept is not exactly new. I remember back in the days at Toys 'R Us if you wanted to buy a video game, you had to take a slip to the register and they got it for you after you paid. Either people don't have money to pay, or they're kleptos. It just shows signs of a mixture of a poor economy and poor social climate, if underwear is now being locked up.
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