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    • Do nothing -- Votes: 27
    • Tell the manager -- Votes: 31
    • Call the thief out -- Votes: 2
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MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" Yeah I use to be the girl who wouldnt pay over 2 dollars for a gallon of milk. Now I cant see me paying more than 2.75 IF I have too. We arent big milk drinkers tho."


well, i was avoiding it due to gallbladder issues... then i got pregnant and now i am craving it! but it makes me constipated, i think. just letting you know because i'm sure you will be able to sleep better tonight knowing that about me. lol.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" Inflation is ONE of the reasons. THEFT is ANOTHER. You mean to tell me, if someone came in the store ... [snip!] ... a stole lets say a box of tampons. The store would be at a loss for those tampons eventually and the price of them WILL go up."


Maybe in that particular store, but not as a whole. I thought you were talking about the bigger picture, not specific stores.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting MommaNoodle:" well, i was avoiding it due to gallbladder issues... then i got pregnant and now i am craving it! but ... [snip!] ... i think. just letting you know because i'm sure you will be able to sleep better tonight knowing that about me. lol. "


LOL I am a nurse, I have seen and heard a lot worse.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" LOL I am a nurse, I have seen and heard a lot worse. "


lol, oh good because i was looking to see if it made sense that the milk was making me constipated! do you think it is? i mean, i have heard of cheese doing it, but... the only thing i can think of that is different on the days i have trouble pooping is that i drank some (or extra) milk the day before.... ?

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting MommaNoodle:" lol, oh good because i was looking to see if it made sense that the milk was making me constipated! ... [snip!] ... i can think of that is different on the days i have trouble pooping is that i drank some (or extra) milk the day before.... ?"



Yeah dairy backs a lot of people up, or gives them the poops.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" Yeah dairy backs a lot of people up, or gives them the poops. "


durn baby. i better be able to drink milk and poop normally after he's out, lol. except... i may not be able to afford the milk. oh, well.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
3rd Jan '13

I'll probably get shit for this but I would tell an employee. There's no excuse for theft. I've actually done this before at a local drug store. I saw two girls cracking open packages of cosmetics and putting nail polish in their purses. I walked up to the front counter, told the manager, and she said thank you. She watched them for a while on a camera to make sure it was actually happening and then called the police. I didn't stick around to see if they were arrested but I imagine they probably got a stern talking-to at the very least. They were about 18 years old so they probably got arrested for shoplifting. They didn't look like they were starving and they were wearing nice clothes. I didn't feel sorry for them one bit.



Business lose billions of dollars every year in the U.S. because of shoplifting. Some people justify it by saying big corporations like Wal-mart can stand having people steal from them constantly but that doesn't make it right. It's especially rotten when people steal from small business that really depend on every cent they make.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Heeeeeey, Sexy lady. ;):" I guess not in all stores. I worked in a store when I was 15 and a lot of people would come and open ... [snip!] ... shit from Walmart gets stolen every single day and if anything their prices are always going lower. At least the ones in HERE. "



what an ignorant statement. of course the prices go up. Not each time it happens..but over time the company will recover it's loss.

I'd do nothing...but only because there's nothing that could be done. I've managed a retail store before... unless I physically as an employee saw someone steal... and kept them in my eyesight until the police arrived- there was nothing I could do. So, as a customer, I'm not endangering myself and my kids by pissing off a low life when nothing could be done about it anyway.

Nymphadora 98 kids; Arizona 3120 posts
3rd Jan '13

It depends on what they are stealing. Food or water? Yea, not going to say anything most likely.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
3rd Jan '13

OMG to those saying that prices don't go up due to theft!
Of COURSE theft is factored in to prices just like fraud is built in to other costs like insurance. Nothing is free. When someone receives something for "free," illegally or legally, those paying for the product or service are paying for it.
When there is more theft / fraud, the business makes less profit and/or shifts the burden to the consumer. Usually it doesn't take long for the business owner to realize the degree of losses and raise the prices.

Blaine Edwards 1 child; Georgia 13858 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting TheNuge:" OMG to those saying that prices don't go up due to theft! Of COURSE theft is factored in to prices just ... [snip!] ... to the consumer. Usually it doesn't take long for the business owner to realize the degree of losses and raise the prices."



:!: :lol:
stores pass the loss of that profit, as well as the original cost of the stolen merch, onto the customers by way of higher prices. they could have their liability insurance carrier absorb the losses, but that causes their insurance rates to go up, and you guessed it - their merch prices as well. :idea:

eta: and i probably would tell an employee, unless it was obvious that the person really needed the stuff for their family. in that case, i'd probably buy it for them.