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SaraJayne 11-19-2012 09:35 AM

Is there a way to remove security tags?
 
I bought DS a couple pair of jeans on Friday and didn't realize they had the security tags still on them until he returned home last night (they were folded in so I couldn't see the tags). The check-out girl obviously didn't realize it, either.

Is there way to safely get them off or is my best bet just taking them back to the store and having them take it off? I do have my receipt showing I paid for them. ;)

The weird thing is we walked out of that store and in and out of probably 15 more and none of the security scanners at the entrance went off. :confused3

BellePrincessBelle 11-19-2012 09:42 AM

If they don't have ink you can clip them with a really good pair of scissors. I have had this happen with an evening gown & didn't notice until I was 2 states away, in a hotel getting ready for an event. It had ink & I was able to pry it apart with a really strong magnet. I don't live close enough to stores to go back when they forget.

nephthys43 11-19-2012 09:42 AM

Don't chance it. Take them back with the receipt and they'll remove it

Mokat76 11-19-2012 09:43 AM

Your best bet is to go back to the store w/ your receipt. If you call first and explain what happened, they might be less suspicious of you. You risk damaging the clothes if you try to remove those things.

SaraJayne 11-19-2012 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by nephthys43 (Post 46744049)
Don't chance it. Take them back with the receipt and they'll remove it

That's what I thought, too. :)

Thanks everyone.

SaraJayne 11-19-2012 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Mokat76 (Post 46744052)
Your best bet is to go back to the store w/ your receipt. If you call first and explain what happened, they might be less suspicious of you. You risk damaging the clothes if you try to remove those things.

Even if I bring in the receipt, they'd still be suspicious? :confused3

chisnpeke 11-19-2012 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by SaraJayne (Post 46744061)
Even if I bring in the receipt, they'd still be suspicious? :confused3

No, they won't.

Mokat76 11-19-2012 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by SaraJayne

Even if I bring in the receipt, they'd still be suspicious? :confused3

Yeah, sometimes they are. Unfortunately, so many folks have figured out ways to scam retailers they're not all terribly trusting. I just did that where I live to preclude attitude. Maybe I wouldn't have gotten any but the call ahead was easy enough and they were expecting me. no worries, no attitude.

Imzadi 11-19-2012 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Mokat76 (Post 46744052)
Your best bet is to go back to the store w/ your receipt. If you call first and explain what happened, they might be less suspicious of you. You risk damaging the clothes if you try to remove those things.

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Originally Posted by SaraJayne (Post 46744061)
Even if I bring in the receipt, they'd still be suspicious? :confused3

:confused3 Yes, I don't get that statement. If you have the receipt, it is proof that you bought it. Cashiers do make mistakes. I would think the store would know that.

I've had to bring something back with the receipt & have the tag taken off. No one thought anything of it. They simply removed the tag without batting an eye and everyone went on with life.

kwelch10377 11-19-2012 10:15 AM

[QUOTE=Imzadi;46744148]:confused3 Yes, I don't get that statement. If you have the receipt, it is proof that you bought it. Cashiers do make mistakes. I would think the store would know that. QUOTE]

A co-worker of mine use to work at Macys and they had people all the time go and purchase items so they would have a receipt and then steal another one of the same item on their way out. They would then use the receipt to say the cashier forgot to take off the security tag and the cashier would remove it. Then later they would come back in and return the item(s) on the receipt. however since the stole a second one of each item they would have the
item(s), plus now have the money back.

Sadly because of stuff like this, it can make a store doubt everyone's story.

Imzadi 11-19-2012 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by kwelch10377 (Post 46744254)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Imzadi (Post 46744148)
:confused3 Yes, I don't get that statement. If you have the receipt, it is proof that you bought it. Cashiers do make mistakes. I would think the store would know that.

A co-worker of mine use to work at Macys and they had people all the time go and purchase items so they would have a receipt and then steal another one of the same item on their way out. They would then use the receipt to say the cashier forgot to take off the security tag and the cashier would remove it. Then later they would come back in and return the item(s) on the receipt. however since the stole a second one of each item they would have the
item(s), plus now have the money back.

Sadly because of stuff like this, it can make a store doubt everyone's story.

:eek: Wow! That's bad. :mad: :sad2: I don't think in devious ways like that.

kwelch10377 11-19-2012 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Imzadi (Post 46744306)
:eek: Wow! That's bad. :mad: :sad2: I don't think in devious ways like that.

I work for a the corporate offices of a large retailer and I partner with the Loss Prevention team on a lot of projects and you would be amazed at the stuff people do and what we have to think of. I am working on a project right now to figure out how to reduce coupon fraud, we lost $20 million dollars last year due to coupon fraud.

Meriweather 11-19-2012 10:31 AM

I would take it back to the store.

Wish I could...........came home from WDW with an ink tag still on a cinch bag.
No stores around here use them anymore, so I am trying ways online to remove it.
In the freezer now :rolleyes:

lovin'fl 11-19-2012 10:37 AM

I had a cute pair of white capris (with a neat belt) that I bought (from clearance rack at Kohls) to wear on a cruise. I packed them and put them on one night on the cruise with a cute top...loved the outfit. We went to dinner and while sitting there I noticed a plastic security thing on the side of my leg. I went to the ship store to see if they could remove it and they could not. I went to my cabin and tried to pry and smash it off, resulting in a tear in the seam that I was hoping to repair (since I really loved these pants). I took them off and brought them back to the store once I got home. The store could not get the sensor off so I had to return them. I am still bummed about losing those pants and could never find a decent replacement.

kamik86 11-19-2012 10:42 AM

The ones that amaze me is that stores are always suspicious of people and yet some of those same stores have MASSIVE security holes.

Take my local target for example. Has a huge security hole the store even knows about (my husband works there) and still doesn't do anything about it. The big thing too? Fixing it would be MORE convenient for customers as the easiest way to fix it (they have a wide open second entrance with no employees nearby) would be to add a cash register near that door.


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