Legal Ways To Shop Lift
Shoplifting which is otherwise known as a five-finger discount is very simply the theft of goods from any retail establishment. Yes shoplifting is against the law, or at least it was up until now. I've listed this hub under the category of travel and places, because you have to travel some distance to take advantage of legalized shoplifting. You won't find this in the United States yet, but if you hop on a plane you can find stores in Japan that let you temporarily take clothes to your home without paying a dime for them. The Japanese clothing store GU allows their customers to try on up to three pieces of clothing and then leave the store. Customers are so to speak allowed to test drive clothes out as long as they return with the cloths before the end of the day.
Shoplifting and certainly not this policy makes any sense to the management staff who are trying to combat shoppers when they buy something, and then later change their minds, and return the item back to the store for a full refund. This same idea has been used for some time now by online clothing & accessory companies who use the test it out approach for a while before you buy it. This new approach to shoplifting is helping the customers make an educated decision about their purchases, and spending money is truly what it's all about anyway.
This idea is smart for everyday shoppers, and the company by reducing the number of returned items which saves both time and money. Now there are some catches to this form of legalized shoplifting. The store limits the sanctioned shoplifting policy to just thirty people a day. This form of shoplifting also applies to both glasses, and clothing which includes under garments. This policy provides an alternative to the experience that a lot of women dislike when they have to go into fitting rooms to be sized up by a stranger while standing under weird lighting to simply just try a bra on. People also like the idea of being able to take photos of themselves wearing glasses and sending these photos to their friends for their opinions on how the glasses look on them.
There really weren't a whole lot of details given out to the public about the store policy on this so-called free shoplifting experience. There's always some kind of a catch on anything out there in life that's free. Somehow one way or another you are always going to have to pay for a so-called freebie. I figure that there will be a ton of red tape, and paperwork required for any customer who wishes to participate in this free shoplifting experience. I also figure that you will have to show some sort of valid picture I.D. or drivers license to store representatives before you can walk right out the doors with unpaid merchandise from the store. They even might require credit card information or want to make a copy or even keep a form of your identification before you are allowed to take their merchandise out of the store and home with you. Regardless of whatever red tape or paperwork may be required for the free shoplifting experience, I'm sure that there are certain safeguards in place to help track and protect the store's merchandise.
The other thing that has dawned on me about this new form of legalized shoplifting are certain sanitary issues. What happens to the clothes once people are finished wearing them, and return the items back to the store? Are the returned clothes washed before they are placed back onto the store shelves or are the returned clothes immediately put back into circulation onto the sales floor "as is" for someone else to wear? Let's face it not everyone who participates in this method of legalized shoplifting SHOWERS just prior to walking into the store, and trying on these clothes. I guess this is only good in Japan because I'm not so sure, for so many different reasons, that legalized shoplifting would at this point work in the United States or some other parts of the world. Like the Food Lion says "that's my two cents", and that people is TheHoleStory!
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