Is there a way to remove security tags?

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  1. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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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. :confused3
     
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  3. BellePrincessBelle

    BellePrincessBelle <font color=green>Nothing says Thanksgiving like s

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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.
     
  4. nephthys43

    nephthys43 DIS Veteran

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    Don't chance it. Take them back with the receipt and they'll remove it
     
  5. Mokat76

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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.
     
  6. SaraJayne

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    That's what I thought, too. :)

    Thanks everyone.
     
  7. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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

    chisnpeke <font color=blue>Got the blues on purple tag night

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    No, they won't.
     
  9. Mokat76

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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.
     
  10. Imzadi

    Imzadi Saved by an angel in a trenchcoat

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    :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.
     
  11. kwelch10377

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  12. Imzadi

    Imzadi Saved by an angel in a trenchcoat

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    :eek: Wow! That's bad. :mad: :sad2: I don't think in devious ways like that.
     
  13. kwelch10377

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    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.
     
  14. Meriweather

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    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:
     
  15. lovin'fl

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    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.
     
  16. kamik86

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    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.
     
  17. SaraJayne

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    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.
     
  18. Kellydelly

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    We walked out of Justice last weekend with a security tag on my daughter's new pajamas :(. She was heartbroken when I told her that she wouldn't be able to wear them till we returned to the store. My husband was able to get the tag off the clothes, though. He wrapped it well in tape just in case there was ink in it, and then somehow pried it apart (didn't watch). The alarm did go off when we walked out of the store, but that always happens and never means anything, usually :blush: and nobody chased us down.

    http://anonymousblogger124.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/how-to-remove-a-ink-security-tag-on-a-article-of-clothing/

    it looked like this kind.
     
  19. shinysparklybubbles

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    I used to work for a theme park, I was a supervisor in ticket sales so we spent a lot of time with LP. If the people who were creative enough to scam us, applied their knowledge to something useful and legal, they would be set for life. Some of the things we saw was mind blowing (and some from 16 year olds!).
     
  20. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

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    Call before you go back to the store. Explain what happened, get the name of whoever you talk to. If you set off an alarm, it's easier (and faster) to say, "I just called your store and talked to ________. She/he knows I'm bringing back some pants I purchased to have the security tags removed. I have my receipt."
     
  21. fall08CP

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    Yes, this. Ask them to meet you at a particular entrance and walk you to a register.
     

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