What do you think of stores that inspect you bags and receipt after purchase?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Snoop3, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Snoop3

    Snoop3 Registered Member

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    hope this ok to post. (kind of privacy related?)

    on another forum i said it bothered me that stores like Walmart and Fry's Electronics (and i was informed Costco too) sometimes inspect your bags and receipt after you have made your purchase and are exiting the store. Another commenter claimed they do this to make sure that the cashier has not overcharged you.
    I found that somewhat silly and i thought it is an attempt to discourage shoplifting and i resent it because basically they are calling you a thief and also i dont like other store employees inspecting what i bought.

    maybe i went too far.

    What do you think?
     
  2. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    They are trying to discouraged shoplifting of course. Which in turn will help keep prices down as low as they can be. Shoplifters are thieves and scum swimming on the bottom of scum along with politicians, liers and backstabbers which brings us back to politicians again. Bottom line, I got no problem with it.
     
  3. Infected

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    So true. But as for checking our bags before we leave the store. I don't mind at all. I worked in a lot of retail stores, dealt with plenty of shoplifters along the way. It hurts the company in more ways than one.
     
  4. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    I don't like stores that do that, and I refuse to show them anything without a Legal warrant. Heck, even the police can't search me, why would a store be able to do so?

    Stores should focus more on active-security rather than "we want to see what's in your bag". No, you wont.
     
  5. driekus

    driekus Registered Member

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    In Australia it is very common place, they must always post a sign letting you know prior to entry.
    The wierdest one that I had was in a hardware store (home depot equivalent) where they inspected your bags on entry. I challenged the guard and he told me that it was a precaution against terrorists. This was just after 911 so I could understand some paranoia but that one went a little too far.
     
  6. Reality

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    Sure it's privacy related. What you're basically saying is "guilty until proven innocent" so I agree and I wouldn't like it either. Don't think you went to far at all. Pity people are lying down to this terrorist rubbish, which is nothing other than a mechanism to scare people into letting the state ultimately "keep them safe". Yeah right.
     
  7. Snoop3

    Snoop3 Registered Member

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    thanks for the replies.
     
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