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Old 11-19-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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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.
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Don't chance it. Take them back with the receipt and they'll remove it
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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Don't chance it. Take them back with the receipt and they'll remove it
That's what I thought, too.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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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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Old 11-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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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?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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Even if I bring in the receipt, they'd still be suspicious?
No, they won't.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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Even if I bring in the receipt, they'd still be suspicious?
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.
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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.
I don't think it is a problem, well maybe some stores would give you a problem, but I was shopping with a friends just the other day and the sales girl was making sure that all the tags were removed, she said it happens fairly frequently that they forget to remove the tags and then customers have to bring the item back in for tag removal. Guess those security alarms aren't working very well. lol
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Even if I bring in the receipt, they'd still be suspicious?
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.
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[QUOTE=Imzadi;46744148] 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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #12
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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.
Wow! That's bad. I don't think in devious ways like that.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #13
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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.
I apparently don't enough time on my hands to think of something like that.

I have the receipt showing I paid for 2 pairs of jean, I'm not returning them, I just want the tags removed.
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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.
I have had this happen at LEAST twice with my sons jeans at Gymboree. I buy all my sons jeans there, and they tag all the jeans there. They forget. It is frustrating - because I tend to buy a lot of clothes at once (a seasons worth) so I don't have to go back to the store.

I have never had them bat an eyelash if I have to take a pair of jeans back with a receipt to get a security tag removed. Just take the jeans back with the receipt, tags still in place and it won't be a big deal.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #15
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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.
A few years ago I ordered my mother a DVC Member sweatshirt that came with the security tag still on it It was right before Christmas so I wanted to give it to her. Someone on these boards suggested I go on YouTube, which I did. It worked wonderfully but just be careful.
Good luck and let us know what happens.
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