- Jul 10, 2012
- North Carolina Coast
Yes, You would think it would be a deterrence, but then you would have people like me who get ****** off (not in a nasty way to the employee) if they want to check my receipt and I suspect that is why they dont do it anymore.With all of this shoplifting going on, I don't understand why they don't put one of the employees at the door, and check everyone's receipt as they leave? Costco has been doing this in Phoenix for years.
I dont like being checked to see if I am stealing something and they have no legal recourse to stop me if I ignore them while I walk out the door.
What can they do? Forcibly restrain me for not show ing my receipt? Nope - So in most cases I walk right past them. I also keep walking on the rare occasion those sensor alarms go off, that is their problem if someone didnt properly deactivate it.
I am actually seeing much less receipt checking then I ever did in my life and I suspect its because people like me whom do not have to prove I am walking out with something I didnt pay for. Same goes for sensor tags. I never stop.
Some years ago when it was more common, Walmart(?) , it wasnt unusual for me to keep walking and ignore the person asking to see my receipt ... *LOL* my wife would make fun of me saying they are just an employee trying to do their job and I am giving them a hard time making them look stupid.
Anyway, not being hard a__ jsut answering your question. I dont have to prove innocence. It is up to the store to have the proper security to catch shoplifters not "accuse" the general public.
I do surrender my receipt at COSCO and SAMS Club, why you might ask? Because those are "clubs" with paid membership the general public can not walk in the store to shop, you have to be a member which I assume obey security protocols.
I love Sams Club in that respect, their phone app is great. I dont even go to the register, I just scan everything with my phone as well shop and go straight to the door to leave. Cosco needs to step up to the plate with an APP but they are very fast at the scanners at our local COSCO sp no complaints.
I can see bluetooth being the answer for expensive items, much like that color dye stuff they attach to expensive clothing and jeans.
I also like others am seeing cages being installed everywhere. Best Buy, Walmart ect ect ... its sad. entitlement society, we are going backwards with law enforcement. (no politics) But known in many areas law enforcement will not even respond to minor thefts or smash and grab.