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yeah I get that this slowed down it's steam but I promised you guys I'd post all the texts that spookylifting/monica alejandra lira-gonzalez sent to me plus other info, so whatever, here it is, and the lulz still goes on (but slowly!)
pt 2 >>104195
put an x through these lifters:
pink-lifter/mckenna colette waller
candylifter/(caught, but name kept from us)
some other small time lifters
keep on advisement:
madison griffin/liftingbunnies/liftingfox (have emailed school, called police, but have yet to call house)
plz note: board rules have now lowered to 16. MOST LIFTERS ARE FREE GAME. and yeah lol 14 year old lifters sit your ass down in school.
(sauce for comic: plebcomics)
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mallfood has a LOT of other stuff about her still lurking around on the interwebs. she's canadian and in toronto, i'm pretty sure. i'm going to dig up some other stuff about her
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lol idk i mean i was super pissed because monica alejandra lira-gonzalez gave me the EXACT same information (save for one) that another lifter gave me which means i'm super pissed at that other lifter.
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This is even worse than lifting, ugh.
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andddd that's about it bc she baww'd, gave me cell phone numbers of lifters we already had and then finally promised me she'd give me liftinglolita + other lifters in texas' info but didn't respond JUST LIKE pink-lifter/mckenna colette waller
K, do you want to tell me exactly why you've been out of contact w/me for a month, and that monica alejandra lira-gonzalez/spookylifting/spookybabe has given the EXACT SAME LIFTERS that you've given? i'll wait! it's not exactly like I'M the one who said that i'd changed and that nearly being doxed had shown me the light, and not like I'M the one who committed a felony!
Great work. Make them squeal.>>140115
Not saying you're wrong, but on some less-savory parts of the Internet I've seen large mail scam/Amazon scam threads that discuss those exact techniques. I would not be surprised if Tumblr shoplifters are into that stuff.
moved. again? lol omg.
>future MD Skyline '16
okay guys! who wants to contact the school about her previous habits?
her parents were already contacted and the police at her old home in texas, judging from the last thread. considering she's still kicking about online, i think her parents probably are like "omg my special baby the big mean nasty people on the internet are just saying horrible things about you!!!! i won't do anything" and the mckinney police…you know…had to answer to their pr
so idk how much telling the parents would do
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did anyone tell you it's because you steal
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What a great way to spend a Saturday night. Please post what you tell her family and their ( if they do ) responses.
duuude no 9/11 memes seriously
i know this is lolcow but just no
Vomits because tenaflyviper.
That fuck-nugget needs to choke on her thesaurus.
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omg thank you snitchnon
any more gems? i'd love to follow up w/ you
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andliftoff's lifting partner/gf
Arizonafag, here. I went through their blog and they definitely live in the metro Phoenix area. They were posted in the last thread because an anon said that they stole stuff from K-Momo (a ghetto clothing shop that only has stores in AZ). Plus the mods on the blog said shit like "oh we live in the desert" so it's pretty obvious.
They've stolen from the Chandler Fashion center, and I'm pretty sure they've stolen from the Fiesta Mall as well. I want to say they are currently enrolled at (or used to be) at Mesa Community College because it pretty much fit the description of some of the stores they stole from. Could be wrong, but a lot of the info matched up for me.
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who wants to bet this is all stolen
lol omg. thanks for being so helpful.
i still haven't gotten around to writing that email for monica because lol shit happened, but if callnon for emily's still around and tumblrsnatcher, i could totally use your help verifying a lead i have. i'm still at fliquor at mail dot ru also would love to know if anyone else got around to writing an email bc her university is obviously university of el paso tx so idk what anyone wants to do with that
also i have all her incest shit saved, so if anyone wants.
also kr, time's more than up. you're getting your info dumped. i've only talked about this for the last forever but i think a two month long delay's a bit excessive + providing me with the EXACT same info as monica alejandra lira-gonzalez/spookylifting.
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kawaii pastel princess uwu~
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How the fuck did you steal a watermelon? Never mind. I found this picture on on lifting blog. This… is just obscene. Who needs that much eye-shadow? They're probably going to resell it, this is pure greedm this isn't even all of it
dem eyebags, oh man.
please tell me this woman is like 30-something, this is horrifying.>>150413
this amount of excess is just disturbing.
A blog called liftbeauty or something like that. It's sinxe been deactivated>>150437
More disturbingly this was done in all one day (although the post said they had a partner)
Eyeshadpw pallets seem to be one of the most commonly stolen items
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This bitch stole a pair of uggs? First of all why. They're fugly
Second of all, how the fuck did she manage to get them out of the store without arousing suspicion?
(Tequila-thief is her tumblr)
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How large are we talking, anon?
Also more grossly large hauls
How many eos are these two bitches stealing? (liftinglesbians)
Also do these blogs claim to be roleplay blogs so that they can go "lol we r just pretending" if tumblr staff or someone else gets on their ass
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This is over $1000 of makeup
liftbeauty tried to transition into a pure sugar blog whose url I forget now.
They were friends with liftingvet and a couple of other blogs that were fucking hilarious in how transparently they pretended they weren't lifting blogs. Also she came from the Michigan area. I've got some stuff on her but I'm waiting for more.
Lift beauty also captioned all her pictures when she changed her blog to a sugar blog with "sugar yes please" so if you're on any basic hoes sugar blog that's who it is
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Have you contacted her school already? It looks like she's still in good standing with them judging by her new twitter because she's going to be football coach? I know there's proof in the last thread but jesus do the police move slow as fuck.https://twitter.com/m_kennaw
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Can we talk about this? Over $5000. That's grand theft in most (if not all) stateshttp://i-came-i-saw-i-lifted.tumblr.com/post/122108004444/last-weekends-haul-w-mom-victorias-secret
Also with mom? Their mom is a thief too?
Dox this fucker
a lot of those clothes looked pretty fug ngl>>151995
because basic bitches
I want her to imagine for a second that it wasn't her stealing, but her mom, and she got caught.
Imagine the humiliation. Now, think how worse it is to be her mother in this situation and getting caught with your daughter stealing $5000 worth of shit from some basic, shitty store.
These people are selfish cunts.
they're fanny packs too
who the hell wears fanny packs as a fashion statement
I understand those feelings, but is it worth it to be friends with someone who does illegal things that hurt others for shits and giggles?
I'd drop friends with her immediately and tell her EXACTLY why. Maybe not that you dox people like her, but explain how wrong it is.
Friendship isn't worth becoming a criminal.
I'd be your friend.
Not worth your future, anon. Don't participate.
You'll make more friends in the future.
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Anyway here's some vintage lifting content, someone earlier in the thread was wondering how you could get away w/ lifting a watermelon so here's someone who stole live lobsters.
BOW DOWN TO THE LOBSTER LIFTING QUEEN
idk about yesterday’s total. Maybe like $150 with the 5 pairs of earrings?
Yeah I lifted a vibe from spencers too. A label on the side said there was a security device enclosed. That was a lie."http://radioheadofficial.tumblr.com/post/93221492560
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They stole… A hamster??
You must not have been around for the first thread. >>159699
did you see that post where someone lifted a kitten
I saw that one where that crazy bitch lifted a lobster but a whole kitten???
I love this.>a whole kitten
As if it'd be less horrible if they just stole half of a kitten.
On another note, I imagine if the kitten was small, it'd be easy to tuck into a jacket or sweater and walk out. They fall asleep easily and then they're quiet.
I've joking with my friends about stealing their kittens when the kitten falls asleep on me.
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what the fuck
i thought all shoplifters were upper middle class to rich white teenage girls? and a whole fucking vacuum cleaner??
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And the dumb bitch has a photo of herself as her profile picture. It's gonna be fairly easy to track her down
Reverse image search on Google and tineye is yielding nothing
Her niece is lady-lifter-lacy/cardorcash if that helps
I shoplifted a few times when I was 16. I'm not sure why. At first it was because there was this pair of panties I wanted and it was a 2 for $1 deal (or $1 if you bought them by themselves) and I couldn't find a second pair that I liked so I stole a pair. Then I realized I loved to the rush and stole a $9 ring that I didn't even like
I cut it out after that. Something compelled me to stop. I did have a tumblr at the time but I wasn't dumb enough to post about it
Of everyone I've ever known who claimed to only steal out of necessity, only one person actually did. Everyone else just whenever/whatever they wanted regardless of if they had the money.>>162003>i thought all shoplifters were upper middle class to rich white teenage girls
Is your only exposure to this scene from Tumblr? They come in all different demographics. Most shoplifters I know are trashy project kids and teenagers trying to be cool and edgy.
most people are ashamed to admit to stealing.
i've stolen in the past before, it was at a time in my life when I had absolutely no money to my name and I had to choose between purchasing medicine and purchasing food. I chose to steal the medicine and got caught. it was incredibly humiliating. haven't stolen sense.
store pressed charges and a $4.25 bottle of medicine ended up costing me over $150. the worst part was that I had to visit their headquarters to pay the fine. all the dirty looks…
anyways, most normal folks are not proud of stealing.
the only reason these tumblrinas brag about it is the good feedback they get from other blogs congratulating them on their 'hauls', and the feeling that they're ~sticking it to the man~ by refusing to pay for their goods.
That's really shitty. Usually when you explain about the situation in that case, they tend to drop the charges and just let it go. That store sucks.
Medicine is a thing a lot of people struggle to afford.
It was a local 'discount' grocery store. They have multiple locations, but I don't think they operate outside of my state. They sell items at cost value with 10% added at checkout. Being local, I can understand why they chose to enforce that policy.
I know that hitting up local businesses is lowest of low, but at the time it was either walk there or pay a bus fare that I couldn't afford, either.>>162358
There was a security guard at the door who literally grabbed me and handcuffed me as I walked out. Apparently he was watching me the entire time, and even chided me for not being stealthy enough while he was escorting me to the back office. They handcuffed me to a chair and called police.>>162517
the store manager claimed that if I had come to the office and 'explained my situation' he would have simply offered me the medicine for free.
Privately, I kind of thought that sounded like bullshit, but I guess it made him feel better about the situation…they probably thought I was lying to try to garner sympathy, after all.
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Ah yes what a beautiful way to spend my night bless this thread.
>tfw i was bullied by basic bitches in high school
>tfw they were shoplifting bitches
>one of the fatty tumblrina basic bitch got caught stealing at Claire's once once
>so much satisfaction
>mfw it makes the whole thing even better now
Please more milk anons. It's delicious.
can one of you niggas help a brotha out and tell me what the fuk is going on
we're doxing people who are stupid enough to shoplift then blog about it on tumblr
mostly average teenage white girls in the upper middle class so they shoplift ugly shit like pink and abercrombie
caught about 3 more people. 2 of them were together, when we stopped outside the store, the bigger one pushed the other one down and ran. She was slow though and we caught her easily.
Lesson to lifters in this thread, don't expect your friends to bail you out. you're all liars and thieves.
>>166044>she pushed her and ran
Wow. They are double shit.
Please tell us more anon.>fatties stealing
Why am i not surprised? Well, skinny/average girls steal too but…
Also i have a problem. One of my friends is shoplifting. She has a stressing life atm and is super frustrated to have no money i can understand it's fucking annoying but that doesnt mean shoplifting is ok. Especially on top of that she shoplifted a choker when me and a friend were with her. Like if she got caught we could have been in trouble and I am an adult technically so i could have been is some extra shit. Idk what to do. She tells me she is addicted and cant stop and i was the same at her age but once i got caught i stopped.
I am scared for her what should i do. She is underage of one year before being adult.
Anyway what do you thing "trigger
" a shoplifting addiction else than those self entitled retards?
Shoplifting storytime! Sage for personalblog no1curr non-doxxing-related shit. Anyway, this incident fucked me up, and to this day I cannot go into a store without getting super paranoid that people will think I'm shoplifting when I'm not. I don't know why it freaked me out so much (well, probably because I'm a gigantic pussy and am extremely timid and risk-averse), but I guess it's a good thing that I'll never, ever consider shoplifting now.
>be an ugly, awkward-as-fuck 14-year-old hanger-on and a NO-RULE-BREAKING-ALLOWED autist
>get bullied by all of your "friends" but somehow don't get the message that they don't actually like you and are making fun of you
>tag along with some of these "friends" to dinner one night, then stop by a drugstore on the way home
>"friends" go into the makeup aisle and start blatantly shoving cheap makeup into their pockets and bags
>have a panic attack, NOPE the fuck out and chill in a different aisle
>meet up with said "friends" on the way out of the store
>take two steps out of the door and get stopped by a hardass bitch of a cop (or private security, it was dark and I didn't know the difference 10+ years ago)
>errybody has to empty their pockets and bags, and out spill the loads of shitty makeup they so ineptly "concealed"
>get taken into a creepy back room in the store while the cop/security guard calls the parents
>sob like a pussy because you legitimately didn't steal anything and are terrified of cops, while your "friends" try to act all cool and tough
>get released fairly quickly because you quite obviously didn't attempt to steal anything and weren't even in the same part of the store as the rest of the group
>as soon as you're gone, your "friends" tell the cop you were the ~evil mastermind~ behind the whole plan and were telling them what to steal
>cop doesn't believe a word of it and they all get slapped with fines (for like $15 of shit-tier nail polish and lipstick, kek) and are banned from the store premises
>their clueless, rich, suburbanite parents refuse to believe that their upstanding daughters could be capable of committing such heinous acts, call your mom, tell her you're a "bad influence," were responsible for the whole thing, and should have to pay for everyone's fines (can't remember the total, but I'm pretty sure it was over $1000 for everyone combined)
>mom shatters their delusions about their perfect little girls and tells them to go fuck themselves
>we sit back and enjoy the sweet, sweet taste of these bitches getting their comeuppance
>goodbye fake friends, never talked to you again
>hello sinking realization that you are completely friendless
>hello paranoia and OCD thoughts and behaviors wrt being accused of shoplifting…that have continued for over 10 years
>hello Jennifer if you're out there, go fuck yourself
I'm glad you didn't have to pay the fines or get blamed for something you obviously didn't do, but also sad that you ended up so mentally fucked by the whole ordeal.
I'm sorry, anon. You are innocent.
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Get a fucking job holy shit, that money isn't for you. As a former sb employee I am triggered
. Nah but that's lame af
Thank god that that's a troll blog
That's a new low, stealing from a tip jar
OK, I used to role play on Tumblr and if you're gonna RP, you do more than just post stupid pics. You actually INTERACT with other RPers. You make a starting RP post for them or they do the same for you, so then you finally have a role-playing thread going. A typical RP blog has a bunch of thread posts along with reblogged pics that relate to their "muses".
A legit RP blog will also have a rules page, so that Mary sues and whiny people and shit don't ruin the threads or cause drama.
They would also have a page that describes more of the character they're RPing as, aka their " muse". Their muse is separate from them, and if the RPer wants to post pics of the person behind said muse, they do so accordingly.
Looks like these shoplifters won't even bother to use a character to hide their real faces should they BS and say "that's not me; that's my character", and know Jack shit about RPing. If anything, they should be exposed to the Tumblr RP community because the comm will sure as hell signal boost that shit and report their asses.
Are you mad that I made a good point? :^) >>191275
Nope. Didn't even know this thread was a thing until yesterday. Not a lifter, just someone pointing out your hypocrisy. How does that taste going down? Bitter? Hard to swallow?
>>191270>>191276>most of you have posted some fucking sob story about how you stole as a kid and got caught.
u wot. Like what, 3 people have done that? You're fucking retarded. There are also stories in these threads of people getting in trouble at work or even getting fired because some fat cow with sticky fingers or bratty 12 year old who thought they were hardcore and fighting "the man" by shoplifting couldn't keep their hands to themselves. Like it or not, your shitty actions are affecting innocent people in negative ways.>You're just mad they aren't getting caught and you did.
More like when you mature, you realize stealing is wrong and not cool or fun. It's probably unreasonable to expect a selfish piece of garbage to understand that, though. :^)>B-But you pirate music!
When you pirate music or other media, you don't "steal" it, you make a copy of it for yourself. People will still buy the thing you pirated, because you aren't literally taking something out of the hands of someone who would/could have actually paid for it and draining the company. On top of that, if you like the product enough, you can easily buy it and give the creator the money they wanted/asked for in the first place. Or you can buy merchandise that still goes to the creators/company. If you had more than one brain cell, you would realize this. >muh spite!!!!
And you posted this stupid rant out of what, a sense of justice? Fuck off, you're just mad everyone's exposing you and your retarded shoplifter friends as the trash they are.>Not a lifter
As a retail worker that has to deal with theft and stupidity like yours, I have every right to take this personally and justify that it is
out of spite… Out of spite for them taking away my salary, my bonuses, affecting dividends, raising prices, etc.
Whatever justification shoplifters have for going against the "big corp" and helping the 'little man' out by stealing our profits, they are doing the exact opposite and just making workers poorer and everything more expensive to buy. Thanks to asshats like you with your whacked sense of self-righteousness, I could also be fired for someone shoplifting on my shift and failing to catch them when I have to deal with a hundred other customers at the same time.
So thank you for taking away my paycheck. I really, really appreciate all the efforts that "lifters" do.>eye roll
Lol did the thought of anon being a full time college student not cross your mind? Or on work study? One does not magically get a better paying job straight out of college. You're not even guaranteed a better paying job simply by having a college degree.
>they have all the things you WISH you had
Ummmmm 30 naked palettes, low end makeup, and shitty Michael Kors fanny packs? Lol k.
This, pretty much this, anon >>197320
. How old are you, 12? You must think it's so easy to catch every single thing that shoplifters take when you're on the floor cashiering, running back and forth dealing with customers service,etc.
And kek, as mentioned in the anons above…I did graduate college, jackass. You must think it's really easy to get a job straight outta college these days with zero experience. I learned that the hard say and I am
working my way to a better job, slowly but surely.
Gonna stop feeding you now, since you have no qualms in justifying shoplifting in anyway whatsoever. Yeah, I wish I had 30 UD Naked palettes for free that I probably will never use and end up wasting anyway, LMAO
And I already have that junk anyway, which I paid for with my hard-earned money.
>>197520> It's not my fault that I steal all of your hard work while doing absolutely ZERO part on my end to get a job that allows me to hoard all of this the legal way! Instead I'll be edgy then whine and justify myself to hell and back when I get caugt!
I hope that asshat anon is just being a troll, seriously
"Edgelords" like those deserve jail time.
I dunno, man. Some of the ana-chans on here are legit delusional, which makes them even more obnoxious when they post ana-logic in a Tess thread or fat thread.
I personally think they should GTFO and seek therapy. It will make the farm a better place.
just doxed a lifter
allicodie / babylifterr / alli kirkhttp://doxdoxdox.tumblr.com/
also, they might steal the uggs to resell them to other girls. my younger sister's best friend did this for a while with lulu lemon and other name brand clothes or shoes or makeup. she would steal multiple
e copies of one thing and then sell them to girls at her school or in the city. she had everyone fooled for a long time before she was caught, and when she finally was, I was pretty shocked. she made off with like. half of Sephora. I wonder if she had a lifting blog..
I had a look around and it definitely looks like they're worth another smack. It only took me like an hour to get dox and a money shot of one of the bigger blogs.
I think we should do it differently this time around. Last time the first 1-2 weeks were non stop lulz but then they all ran for cover and there wasn't much fun left. There was also lots of lifters we were very close to uncovering but just couldn't find the last piece of the puzzle and we couldn't ask for help on lolcow because of the age rules. So for this reason we should definitely do what >>283020
says and setup a group of some sorts.
Yeah, I still have access to that old email address if you remember.
I think we should use whatever is easiest for people to start talking and not worry about being infiltrated.
My main worry is that there maybe still isn't enough big lifters to focus on. The little lifters run too easily and don't post any salt.
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liftinggold Sarah Thornley liked a Bernie post on Facebook, too.
Its mildly pathetic how you're attempting to defend shoplifters and comment on a month old thread.
Posters just want justice served.
young mother getting irresponsibly knocked up without the capability to provide for a child and continues to be further irresponsible by stealing items she can't afford from being irresponsible in the first place.
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Sorry, that was my first post ever on lol cow, I don't use social media, so I don't really know how I'm supposed to write my posts, I didn't know if long posts are looked down on, But I just don't fucking get it, for the past 2 hours I've been reading these lifting blogs, didn't even know this shit was a "thing", I don't get it, they're all "poor" and need to shoplift out of necessity bc they're "broke". ITS ALL MAKEUP AND CLOTHES. That's it. So much makeup, 90% makeup. Like whut. Can someone just explain this to me? And why they're saying the "lifting community" is great bc it supports PoC, lgtbq, religious groups, fat/body positivity? I don't get it? Is it because anyone can be a criminal regardless of race, creed, or sexuality?
I think it depends on the person's history. A lot of these kids aren't getting enough attention at home, and shoplifting may be a way for them to "act out," essentially seeing how much they can get away with before someone notices or cares. Others may come from very authoritarian, sheltered families, and shoplifting is simply just an act of rebellion for them.
Then again, surely a rare few are actual sociopaths who just do it because they can.
It's just a bunch of kleptos circlejerking and trying to justify their actions to moralfags who happen to stumble across their blogs.
They obviously aren't stealing out of necessity. They just want attention and a cheap thrill.
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Large hauls, has lifted for 9 years.
I just read a ton of this chick's tumblr because wtf they take so much I don't get it.
BUT I am 90% sure she lives in Orange County, CA and some of her stealing is at South Coast Plaza. It's pretty obvious to anyone from the area based on what stores she's stealing from (Marukai/Daisos aren't everywhere, she mentions both Marukai and Mitsuwa, of which there are only both in a few areas including Costa Mesa, and she mentions being in CA).
Not sure if anyone wants to go after her, just what I noticed while reading.
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A friend signal boosted this today for a shop owner/friend in Portland - I don't follow this thread closely but thought maybe someone in here will recognize something/someone
You can just tell that these two have tumblr.
Like, I would say they probably have an "art hoe" main blog and maybe a shoplifter side blog, If they are retarded enough
I can see your point annon. However I think most ppl are just upset at the fact that these tumblr idiots aren't necessarily stealing for dire needs,
but to showcase and glamorize theft.
It's funny tho that ppl are quick to attack petty thieves in general when this capitalist nation along with major companies are wage thefts and steal more from workers and the economy than these thieves ever will, but all backed legally. Prior to this year, up to $50 billion dollars have been stolen from workers from wage theft alone. Lets not even get started with tax consumption, and the super rich who gets wealth through capital return without labor. Holy shit
I don't really "support" shoplifting, but I agree that people who get seriously bent out of shape over shoplifting have a personal issue with it. And by personal issue, I mean it's abundantly clear that most of you are insanely jealous that you don't have the skills/lack of conscience to do what these girls do.
Because, let's face it: paying for merchandise sucks, and 90% of these companies are overcharging you as is.
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Obvious bait, but fuck it. I'm triggered
. TL;DR: Shoplifting hurts the employees working at the bottom of the chain the most.
It's pretty obvious that you guys have never ever worked retail or grasped the concept of sales, ever.
Let's say a product costs $x amount of dollars to make but the company decides to sell it at $x+y amount of dollars. Yes they are charging you more than what it did to make the product, but the surplus amount of dollars goes into various places other than the pockets of the company. In addition to paying it's workers for selling the product, the company also pays for things like retail location, how much it costs to be at that location, things that are needed in order for a store to be run, and so on.
When shoplifting happens, that money that was accounted for to help pay for all of the above is gone. And when the store doesn't make money, guess what? The store can't afford hours to give to their employees. To cut their losses and in order for the store to keep running, people just don't get called into work to be paid. You can also argue here that since people aren't working, the store is also not maintained such as new products gained at shipment aren't being put out since there isn't anyone to do it, making it harder for sales to happen.
We're all well acquainted with the entitled teenage tumblrellas who steal name-brand shit to emulate their ~~~aesthetic~~~. But there are well known theft rings that steal product only to resell for profit. That's what really hurts.
>>293807>tldr: doesn't it feel good to stick it to the man?
Sure, the assholes who are making top dollar and decide the market price for their goods. But you're seriously naive if you think isolated instances of thievery influences the top.
"Shrink," an encompassing term for product losses in retail, almost never will hurt high corporates. It usually equates to more pressure put on low tier employees re: sales reps, store managers, loss prevention associates, and at best regional managers. These are the people who are then instructed to perform circus acts that really don't deter the best thieves since they can't outright detain or fuck up a person for stealing.
I'm not saying there's no place in the world for stealing because it happens quite "legally" everyday. But I do have a problem with people who make it harder for the poor and working class who don't deserve, or even get paid enough, for such a harsh treatment.
Getting a little triggered
by bait here but
There are so many entitled stealing assholes who always hide their shitty behavior behind "b-b-but I'm fighting the BIG BAD CORPOSSSS" when in reality they don't give two shits about who they might affect. Do they honestly think the CFO or share holders take the hit when a $1000 worth of makeup suddenly goes missing? No, it's always the lowest ones on the foodchain, who often have it worse off then the thieves themselves.
The same shitstains soon turn on small businesses and artists, if only they deem them "too profitable". Except, y'know, they have no fucking clue what their production costs and profit margins are. That hand-embroidered antique lace corset is 200 bucks? TOO MUCH FUCKO a chinese company on aliexpress sells their shit for $20 so you deserve to get robbed lolololo
Even worse, they routinely stuff other thieves pockets by buying recasts, bootlegs, stolen artwork - while simultaneously crying about how "poor" they are. Bitch fuck you, you think that because you can't afford every single item you want (which btw is NOT the definition of "poor") you have the right to bring misery or even poverty on others?
There are people who steal because they otherwise would genuinely starve, but guess what, they don't lift eyeshadow pallettes or uggs and they most definitely don't fucking blog about it in a smug manner. It's a normal human reaction to get angry at those prolapsed rectums of humanity.
Sweet pea, don't pretend a needy person can't receive government assistance or go to a local food pantry.
There is no reason anyone needs to steal in a first world country.
but these people don't qualify because they're all middle-class boring girls with inattentive parents the need to invent reasons to seem interesting/troubled.
I'm sure they wish they were poor so they could claim some sort of victim points.
When you download a music, movies or TV shows, you aren't stealing it. You are making a copy for yourself. You are not snatching it from the hands of someone who would've bought it and depleting quantities without giving the makers their rightful gain.
If I could make a copy of food from the supermarket instead of stealing it, I sure would.
Chances are if you like a work of media, you'll buy merchandise of it (or donate to the creator if it's an indie work). If the company has enough to shell out on the product, no doubt they're putting out merch/promotions/whatever. Not to mention the "general public" will still buy the product because there's a ton of people who are too lazy to go out of their way and search for a torrent/download when they can just buy it where it's most readily available.
Plus, like >>295084 said, there are other ways to make money, especially through publicity alone (funnily enough, that very publicity is what usually makes a popular product available for free online). I don't even want to talk about those of us who have literally no other way of accessing a game/movie/book/etc in their countries other than through piracy, either. That's so far from theft it's ridiculous.
Gonna be devil's advocate here.
But they do. There are other ways to obtain profit when you create music/shows/movies other than cd/single or dvd sales. For example, say a movie features a certain song. When the movie receives, let's say ad revenue from featuring their ad on a youtube video, a portion of the revenue goes towards the producers of the song and vice-versa. This is called cross-promotion – and it works (see: the song 'Heathens' by Twenty One Pilots. It was features in the movie Suicide Squad and it is currently the #3 most purchased single in the iTunes store).
Or you could not be a sellout and create music/shows/film as art for art's sake and not care about profit.