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Old 08-26-2003, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How-To: Freeloading

Inspired by UnlikedOne's post "Get FREE car washes; Here's how."
there's probably a lot of free stuff out there to be had, but only a select few know about it. If you know how to freeload, please enlighten the rest of us.


I'll start with how to get most large theme parks for free. For this to work you must be with someone who has a ticket. Some parks will give you a "shoppers pass" for free. You pay for a ticket at the customer service window, go into the park to make your purchase that is not sold outside the park, and return to the customer service window within an hour, and they give you your money back. Well, have the person with a ticket go up and get a shoppers pass. When he gets in line to get into the park, have him pass the shoppers ticket to you. He goes in with his real ticket and you get in with the shopper pass. He goes and buys something, and takes your ticket stub back out of the park and gets the refund. Then he re-enters the park on his real ticket. You're both in the park!


This is one hell of a freeloading tip, so please return the favor.

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Old 08-31-2003, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, i'd like to see more stuff like this, so, here we go:

On certain style "beaver"(brand name) vending machines of gumball/candy, you can get free candy, as much as you like, here's how.

Press in on the knob with your thumb. Turn it as far as you can with your other fingers, to the right, now simply rotate it backwards, on about 10% of the machines, it will freely rotate, giving you free candy. usually, its the more boxy style machines.

Also, most vending machines that you "push/turn" your quarters in, (not drop them into the machine) you can simply take a plastic fork, jam it into the slots, and break off the tips, turn the handle, and yay!

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This is slightly illegal, thats ok though.

5 dollar bill=mass cash, heres how.

Take 1 five dollar bill to a lamenating machine, lamenate it, and then leave about 4 foot of lament behind it, then shave the lament to the very edge of it, it must be very precise. you then just take it to a secluded change machine(car wash stations open 24/7 w/ no security cameras, a few counties away work well. Basically, just insert the bill, let the change come out, and then pull it back out. Repeat untill the machine is empty .

Ahhh, fuck da system.

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Old 09-01-2003, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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and then leave about 4 foot of lament behind it, then shave the lament to the very edge of it, it must be very precise.
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4 feet?? or 4 in thanks.
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Old 09-01-2003, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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like basically you have a five dollar bill with four feet of lamanet behind it. just feed it into the machine, and pull it back out
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Old 09-01-2003, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's another. Some computer companies will replace components without having you return it. As long as you have a valid serial number, they will ship you a new keyboard, joystick, whatever without having the broken one shipped back to them. So then you could go to your local computer store and copy down the serial number off a display model. Just call them up, report it broken, and wait for a new one in the mail!


And to point my thread in the right direction:

free·load v. - To take advantage of the charity, generosity, or hospitality of others

steal v. - To take (the property of another) without right or permission.
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Old 09-02-2003, 09:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ive never heard of companies giving away replacement equipment without first recieving the original.

Although RMA`ing is an excellent way to get new hard disks.

Almost every hard drive has a 3 year warrenty, before the warrenty is up call the company and give them the serial number. When they send you an RMA number fry the Hard disk and mail it to them.

3/5 times you will recieve a hard disk larger than the one you mailed to them since HD`s double in size almost every year.
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Old 09-02-2003, 12:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^ Nice, also, the whole, go to the store and get the serial number thing, usually works with boen, you know, "buy it for looks, buy it for life" faucet things. nice stuff, just find one thats in the back, and get the upc from it, you'll be set.
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Old 09-02-2003, 04:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here comes my deluge of free carwashes and Moen Fawcetts... I think I'll type it all up with my free keyboard ... at the TILTED FORUM YOU HAVEN"T PAID A CENT TOO....

Just kidding ! Have a great day !

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Old 09-02-2003, 05:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, though unverified, this would work(in theory)

1.) Find an abandoned house, or vacant apartment.

2) Go buy a Playstation 2, xbox, etc. Then buy the replacement plan for 18 dollars. From best buy. Now, when they ask you for your phone, give them a bogus one, and redo the address in Best buys computer to be that of the vacant address.

3) Call the 1-800 number on the back of the replacement plan. Tell them it broke, blah blah, they will send you a box to send in the ps2, however, at the same time, they will send you a store credit for 180 bucks, or whatever it is. So, you just keep the ps2, pick up the store credit voucher. Then go buy some girls gone wild vids.

This however, is unverified, but when i did this,(called for a replacement/voucher) i got the store credit, before i got the box, so...*shrug* what you do with this info is your choice....

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Old 09-14-2003, 10:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ive never heard of companies giving away replacement equipment without first recieving the original.
Dell did this with my laptop I used to have, I sold the extra parts to the local shop
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Old 09-21-2003, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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good freeloading me and my friends do every so often. I live where there are many, Many companys. Companys always have company picnics. We discovered this by accident one night when we saw a big comotion going on at a picnic ground. We crashed a company picnic, had a good time had alot to eat, drink, etc. And we rolled a keg out unnoticed!!!(guess thats stealing, o well) So we just find out when company picnics are via the internet and repeat the same thing. who doesnt want a free keg and good time, exciting too.
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Old 09-21-2003, 09:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Dell did this with my laptop I used to have, I sold the extra parts to the local shop
I actually did this to HP by accident.

I thought they didn't give me a power supply for a laptop I had just bought. I immediatly called them up and HP support said they'd just send one out to me, no questions asked. Later that day I was taking the box out to the trash and I noticed there was a power supply at the bottom. Yeah I felt stupid but in a good way.
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Old 09-22-2003, 12:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A little freeloading tip. Get a quarter, drill a hole in the center of it, loop a piece of fishing line through the hole, use it in vending machines for free food or arcade games. Once the quarter has passed the spot where it is counted you pull it back and let it pass again.
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Old 10-01-2003, 10:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Some people can get two sodas almost every time by hitting the machines in the right spot. Thats what I wanna know how to do.

heres my small addition.Recently,I was dissatisfied with some taco bell so I called that 1800 number. ANyway I told them the problem and my name and address and how much the bill was (Around $5.00). I kid you not, the next day I had five bucks in taco bell gift certificates in the mail.

I hear this works with lots of other stuff too. All you have to do is call thier complaint/ suggestion line and they will send you free stuff.

As far as stealing goes, I have heard that as soon as you make it out of the door of certain stores (Best buy,Circuit city..etc) youre home free, they wont chase you , even if they saw you run out the door with a tv on your back. its just too much of a liability to chase you.
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Old 10-03-2003, 09:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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As far as stealing goes, I have heard that as soon as you make it out of the door of certain stores (Best buy,Circuit city..etc) youre home free, they wont chase you , even if they saw you run out the door with a tv on your back. its just too much of a liability to chase you.
Having been the assistant manager at a media store, I can tell you that we most assuredly had this policy, set down from a cooperate level. I can also most assuredly say that this was ingnored on several occasions for punk ass teens who thought they could get away with it.
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Old 10-03-2003, 09:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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not saying that I would do it, I not much for THAT sort of stealing
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Old 10-03-2003, 10:15 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Shoplifting is bad, boys and girls. You end up with lots of free books, CDs, and knick-knacks that you wouldn't have had otherwise.

Don't do it.
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Old 10-04-2003, 02:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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A little freeloading tip. Get a quarter, drill a hole in the center of it, loop a piece of fishing line through the hole, use it in vending machines for free food or arcade games. Once the quarter has passed the spot where it is counted you pull it back and let it pass again.
I was going to add something similar, but with tape and string. We do it to parking meters around here.
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Old 10-15-2003, 06:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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This is pretty stupid, but get your magazines from the doctor's office or hospital. I work at the hospital and I have a "subscription" to Texas Monthly, Harpers, The Atlantic, Forbes, Smart Investing, JAMA, NEJOM, and the Dallas Morning News.
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Old 10-16-2003, 01:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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With the right kinda luck you can get free stuff from your phone company, credit card, or utility company, but it usually depends on who picks up the phone... Like 89transam said, if you bug people enough about something, most of the time they would do anything for you to keep you a customer and keep them their jobs.
Of course, that could back fire pretty easily with the aforementioned companies, because if the people on the phones were having a bad day before you called, they could do whatever they wanted to your info if they wanted... that might just be me being paranoid.
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Old 10-16-2003, 01:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok this is a good trick.....if you want a certain piece of electronics for free but can't afford it get something that is broken. Then buy the exact same item (or something that looks really similar) and shove it in the box and return it. I have done this many times trading a broken older model sony radio for a newer one and swapping a lazar cd player for a jensen one.
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Old 10-16-2003, 01:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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A great example of the above is taking anything back to Walmart. Walmart will not only take its own merchandise back, but will even take back merchandise that they sell OR DO NOT SELL, even if you didn't buy it from them (i.e. your cd player you bought from bestbuy broke, try taking it to Walmart and they might take it back).
I bought some software for a lan party at a walmart, and when I opened the jewel cases, there were no cds or cd keys (two disks). That means the person bought the software, took out the stuff he needed, and then returned. Hooray for Walmart.
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Old 10-19-2003, 09:16 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ok, here is some stuff that usually works at Future Shop, it might work at other places that sell and Repair PC's.

You buy a PC from Future Shop or wherever and when buying it make sure that you act like a computer moron and mention "my brother said to get this".

Now you need a visual confirmation, so get one of the guys to give you his card so you can contact him if it breaks. Now take it home and 1 hour later call their tech support saying that it won't start and says, "missing operating system".

now remove the hard disk!

Take it into the store and say that it just won't work. Anywhere from one week to one month later voila! You will have a PC with a new hard disk in it. They will just assume a tech forgot to put it in or something.

(this can also be done with RAM, Modems, Sound Cards, and even CPU's if you're feeling brave!).

p.s. this is theft/fraud.
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Old 10-19-2003, 09:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Now this is a thread I enjoy. Do the tricks with drilling a hole in a quarter still work. I thought vending machine companies got smart to that and made it so machines will not accept coins with holes in them?
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Old 10-20-2003, 10:02 AM   #25 (permalink)
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As <b>merkerguitars</b> said, that technique really does work.

I bought a crappy Samsung DVD player a long time ago, when DVD players were first introduced. Later, when "The Matrix" came out on DVD, I tried playing it in my Samsung player. Didn't work. I called Samsung and they said that some newer DVD's won't play on that particular model (Something to do with the newer DVDs being dual layered... correct me if I'm wrong).

Anywho, I took out my frustration on Sam's Club. I went there and purchased a $400 top of the line 5-disc carousel Toshiba DVD player. Got it home, hooked it up and slapped that old Samsung in the box and returned that badboy to Sam's Club and got my $400 back... cash. They didn't even bother opening the box. They never do.

If they do happen to open the box and realize you're trying to pull a fast one, just tell them that you're dumb ass girlfriend was supposed to package it back up while you were at work, so you could return it when you got home. <i>"She must have accidentally wrapped up the wrong player. Sorry, but we have one in every room, and she must have got a little confused about which one had to go back."</i> That was my plan going in.
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Old 10-21-2003, 03:19 AM   #26 (permalink)
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here is a good one I used to pull in college. ok, first off, understand that I had a credit card from my folks for books and emergencies. so, each at the start of each quarter, I'd get my list of books required. On the first or second day of classes, I took that to the bookstore across the street from campus (not the official University store, but one of the many that serviced the school). Using the credit card, I bought my books, being sure to get a receipt. Now, at this particular store, you got a register receipt showing the purchases you made, and a credit card receipt that was seperate. So, what I would do was to return to the store the very next day with only the register receipt. This is a BIG state university, so of course they were ALWAYS very crowded during the first week of classes. That is a plus. Also, in this particular store, the returns desk was toward the back, while the registers were at the front. Also a plus. So anyway, I'd go in with my receipt and pick up the exact same books I bought the day before. Then I'd go up front and get in one of those LONG-ASSED lines for the registers. After a 5 or 10 mins, I'd suddenly "remember" I needed something else, and get out of line, head back to the returns desk and "return" all the books for cash, saying that I dropped the classes.

so, it worked out that not only did I get the books I needed that mom so generously offered to pay for (had loans and scholaships for tuition, so she was getting off lucky in that respect) but I ALSO got the cash value of those books. usually about $150 -$200 per quarter.

of course, this wont work everywhere, but given the right set of circumstances, its a nice scam.
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Old 10-25-2003, 03:47 AM   #27 (permalink)
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As far as stealing goes, I have heard that as soon as you make it out of the door of certain stores (Best buy,Circuit city..etc) youre home free, they wont chase you , even if they saw you run out the door with a tv on your back. its just too much of a liability to chase you.

Please TFP do not try this at the frys electronics stores. My stepfather is the manager of loss prevention and comes home nearly everyday (proudly, which is sad) with stories of chases he's made in the parking lot. Yesterday he broke a guys arm slamming him into a wall.
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Old 10-26-2003, 11:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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heh... this is a good thread

some older popmachines... probably 90s... they were shorter and had larger buttons.. they would spit out two pops if you hit 2 buttons at the exact same time... tho i was only shown this i never did it... damn my morals...


and what seems popuplar i dont know how but they can make it so pop gets stuck in the bottom of the machine.. then when people buy pop they figure the machine ate the money and give up... then they would come back and get abunch of free pop off of thier scam... however the dumb people in my school... they always set it up then i would buy a pop... and i already knew what happens... so i just got like 10 free pops off of someone elses hard work... doesnt violate moral either :P

they also did this with the change machine...
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Old 10-27-2003, 09:03 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I know there are some older pop/soda/coke etc. machines that when you hit the drink and refund button at the same time you get your drink and your money back.
It takes some work to time it just right but when you get the hang of it, you'l never pay for a drink again... until they bring new machines in where the trick dosent work
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Old 10-28-2003, 09:09 PM   #30 (permalink)
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These examples are from things I have noticed in the past.

UPS will issue an insurance claim settlement without actually verifying that the item was broken. However... I'm not sure what the insurance limit is for this. And furthermore... they do reserve the right to come inspect the item if they choose. My particular item was under $100 and they never came to inspect it. I imagine for higher insured items they would make it a point to come see it for themselves. Also I'm not sure if they track how many times a certain individual makes claims.

So.. the scam would involve sending something from work to your home address (a rock for all anyone cares). Filing a claim that your "whatever" was damaged upon reciept. Make sure you actually have a "whatever" that you could damage or already is damaged in case they actually come out to see it or take it. And voila... an instant $100.

Second scam is a story I heard from a friend.

Back to the Walmart thing. He actually got home with a set of stereo speakers that had nothing but a cinder block in the box. Either a store employee stole the speakers or walmart returned the speakers from a previous scammer and never verified the speakers box's contents before putting them back on the shelf. He returned them and got a different box with actual speakers in them.

So... again the scam would go like this. Buy a "whatever" from Walmart. Go home and swap contents with a couple of rocks. And return the box with rocks in it to Walmart and get a second set of "whatever" to do whatever with. Either use the "whatevers" or sell them on ebay.

Both of these seem very legit... no matter how morally wrong they are. No way on either end can it be proven that your up to malicious behavior.
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:18 PM   #31 (permalink)
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These examples are from things I have noticed in the past.

UPS will issue an insurance claim settlement without actually verifying that the item was broken. However... I'm not sure what the insurance limit is for this. And furthermore... they do reserve the right to come inspect the item if they choose. My particular item was under $100 and they never came to inspect it. I imagine for higher insured items they would make it a point to come see it for themselves. Also I'm not sure if they track how many times a certain individual makes claims.

So.. the scam would involve sending something from work to your home address (a rock for all anyone cares). Filing a claim that your "whatever" was damaged upon reciept. Make sure you actually have a "whatever" that you could damage or already is damaged in case they actually come out to see it or take it. And voila... an instant $100.

Second scam is a story I heard from a friend.

Back to the Walmart thing. He actually got home with a set of stereo speakers that had nothing but a cinder block in the box. Either a store employee stole the speakers or walmart returned the speakers from a previous scammer and never verified the speakers box's contents before putting them back on the shelf. He returned them and got a different box with actual speakers in them.

So... again the scam would go like this. Buy a "whatever" from Walmart. Go home and swap contents with a couple of rocks. And return the box with rocks in it to Walmart and get a second set of "whatever" to do whatever with. Either use the "whatevers" or sell them on ebay.

Both of these seem very legit... no matter how morally wrong they are. No way on either end can it be proven that your up to malicious behavior.
Very good additions!!!

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Old 10-29-2003, 08:19 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Writing letters of complaint to companies works great. You have to wait around for the pay off but it's worth it. Most companies will go out of their way to satisfy a customer, especially when you are dealing directly to the manufacturer of the product instead of a sales rep at the store you got the product. Here is an example...I sent a letter to Hersheys Chocolate Mfg Co, stating that a Mr. Goodbar I had recently purchased was tainted...it tastedlike styrofoam. I said that I had been a frequent buyer of their products, but wouldn't be anymore if this continued. I sent the letter out, a few weeks passed and then I got a letter back from them saying how sorry they were, and how valued a customer I was...along with 20 1dollar couponsfor anything Hershey makes. Anyway...it's not much,but it is still 20 bucks. You can use the sameprocedure on any company and they will hook you up with something. BTW...my eigth grade English teacher had us do this as a class assignment!
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Old 10-29-2003, 10:36 AM   #33 (permalink)
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As far as stealing goes, I have heard that as soon as you make it out of the door of certain stores (Best buy,Circuit city..etc) youre home free, they wont chase you , even if they saw you run out the door with a tv on your back. its just too much of a liability to chase you.
Being an ex investigator for Foley's Corporate here in Texas, I can strongly advise against this. Large corporate stores like department stores, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc have loss prevention departments within each store. Investigators like myself watch hundreds of cameras looking for anyone who's stupid enough to try and get that quick five-finger discount.

We even have investigators walking the floor who act like a typical customer. That's where I started, just browsing sections of the store looking for people trying to pull a fast one. Every one of those investigators has full authority to arrest and prosecute anyone in the store, and even anyone leaving the store.

I've been on hundreds of chases, one even involved the mounted patrol that worked the lot at the mall. We carry restraints, sometimes cuffs, just like any other police official. We work closely with county and city officials when it comes to prosecuting and arrests. It's really an interesting job, but we're not some rent-a-cop.

So don't push your luck if you try to get out of a store with stolen property. Chances are you'll be confronted and/or chased. However, there are some smaller retail chains like Hollywood Video, corner stores, etc that do inform their employees that they are never to pursue a suspect outside the building. Legal issues are involved when a store employee waives a person's civil rights by giving chase or attempting to apprehend a suspect. It's best advised to let them go and call the authorities.
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Old 10-29-2003, 09:49 PM   #34 (permalink)
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You can always get sneakycheap!

Also, a friend told me about some shady guy he knew who did the boxswap trick with cameras. But he did it carefully. He would buy for example an olympus 150, then buy an olympus 200 and do the boxswap. Then the 200 for a 250, 250 for a 300, and so on until he had like a 600. So he spent like $200 and ended up with a $700 camera.

Oh and he went to different Wal-marts for all of them, paid cash only and never went back to them again after the swaps.
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Old 10-29-2003, 10:25 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I've never tried this and must be done at a store that dosn't scan for this(like Walmart and unlike Best Buy)
Purchase an item
walk back into the store with the reciept
grab the same item off the shelve
return the second item with the reciept from the first
= free item
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Old 10-29-2003, 10:41 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I've never tried this and must be done at a store that dosn't scan for this(like Walmart and unlike Best Buy)
Purchase an item
walk back into the store with the reciept
grab the same item off the shelve
return the second item with the reciept from the first
= free item
Yeah Walmart puts a little sticker on all merchandise that enters the store from the outside. To prevent this scam from happening I assume.
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Old 10-30-2003, 07:38 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Man......there's opportunity for some BAD karma on this thread!

I used to call all the consumer hotlines on the sides of soda cans, Doritos and such. I called Coca-Cola and told them that I received a 6-pack of Coke that had all the pop-tops nearly broken, so when I tried to open each one, the pop-top came off in my hand and I couldn't open the soda. They sent me two coupons, each for a free 24-pack. 48 free cans of soda. Sometimes you don't even have to complain, just call them up and tell them how much you like their product, and they'll send you some goodies.
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Old 11-17-2003, 12:51 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Old 11-17-2003, 09:26 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Beer in canada works like that, just call the number on the bottle and complain about the beer being skunky. I did it for molson and it worked great. I recommend not calling at 10pm on a saturday night as they might think your just in it for free beer. Did this twice, once i called on a sunday morning and said that two bottles were bad, they said, would u like us to mail u a coupon for a free case or go to your local store and pick one up? i said store, they phone ahead to the store and u go pick up your free case. not bad and you don't have to return the rest of the beer. second time i did it, i got more creative. I called on a monday morning from my office. I said that i had a business clients over on the weekend for a meet and greet and 4 bottles were bad, i told molsons i was embarrassed because i had used by mistake one of the beers to season some rock lobster.....hehehe. They sent me coupons for 4 free cases and a goody pack of hats, shirts, golf balls..etc. Thank you molsons. btw since that like all good karma i've had three bad beers....oh well.

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Old 11-17-2003, 11:37 AM   #40 (permalink)
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As far as stealing goes, I have heard that as soon as you make it out of the door of certain stores (Best buy,Circuit city..etc) youre home free, they wont chase you , even if they saw you run out the door with a tv on your back. its just too much of a liability to chase you.
I also need to suggest you do not try this. I worked at Shop-Ko and we had this really cool anti-theft dude. I heard tons of stories from him and the other workers where the anti-theft guy would chase theives as far as he could without losing them. He would often enlist the help of multiple workers. He even chased a guy for blocks in a car chase of sorts.
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