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Thread: BUYER BE WARE! rotary blades stolen out of packages.

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    It does amaze me to read all of these posts and to think about the people who do these things. How they can sleep at night is beyond me. A few years ago I went through the drive-thru of a local fast food place and my daughter was me (she was about 14 at the time). The cashier at the window gave me back $10 too much in change so I handed it back to her and said "I think you gave me back too much money." She thanked me and we drove on. A moment later my daughter said "That was nice of you." I told her that it wasn't mine, so I had no right to keep it. And if the cashier came up short in her drawer, then she might have been fired. Maybe I'm from a different time or something, but it would eat at me otherwise.

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    It's incredible how cleaver some people get when they want sometihng for nothing. I'm assuming you are going to return it.
    To bad you have to go back again but it sounds like there was no way you could have known about the theft until you got home.

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    After our discussion about getting 45mm blades at Harbor Freight, I went to one.....they did not have the blades, but they had the carpet cutter that they fit into, plus three blades in the package. Because they had told me they had the blades before driving out of my way to get there, the sold me the cutter and the blades for the same price as the two blades.....so I got three blades in each package....so I thought...I checked them at the register and guess what. All thee blades were missing out of two of the packages.....Do quilters really use that many blades that they purchase them with coupons?
    Also, beware of ladies standing at the security sensor area when you leave the department store. I had an arm full of clothes and was walking out of Macy's and I set off the alarm.
    The clerk checked all of my clothes....no sensors..then she said, walk through again. I did and it didn't go off! Then she asked if there was anyone who walked out with me and I said, yes, a lady was standing at the door and walked out in front of me....she said, she stole something.....Amazing!
    D in TX

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    I am that honest that if I owed you 5 cents I would make sure you got it back. I hate stealing as much as people who lie.

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    After reading all these posts I'm getting a little paranoid about buying anything!! LOL
    But I'm not laughing b/c it's really disgusting how low ppl will go to get something free.
    Annya, I agree- stealing and lying are the worst!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    You do know that Walmart has a gazillion cameras all over the place - what's funny is when you see some "stupid criminal" on the evening news, their whole crime "caught on tape" with everything they did - their faces in plain view... guess they don't see the cameras, huh?

    These are probably the same people who aren't getting permission to show their quilts......
    Ouch... I don't think I would put these two things on the same plane. Now stealing the pattern and then making the quilt and showing it... that is another thing entirely. If I show a quilt at my guild meeting that I sewed, I am NOT a thief. No need to go to confession on that, in my book.

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    Cannot believe what people think and do now days. Pretty soon all the stuff will behind glass. Stealing is a part of life now.

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    I read through all these posts and am just sickened by how so many lack morals. I see this all the time at the middle school where I teach. I cannot leave anything of value out. Last year I had at least 300 pencils "borrowed" and not returned. I had my purse stolen out of my desk once. My co-worker had her cell phone stolen out of her desk in her office. I have lost over a hundred books in the last five years that kids have stolen from my shelves. It gets old. So many of my kids have no conscience when it comes to stealing. There rarely is a day that some e-mail doesn't come through saying a kid got an IPod or a cell phone stolen. It is getting worse, folks.

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    Past experience has taught me to always check pkg. at the service desk or check out. I have the cashiers check to make sure that everything is there. A cashier at Kmart did not want to open the crockpot & check, I told her the one I just brought back was missing the little mini crock, I explained that I lived 25 minutes away , I did not want to come back. She had to call the manager to do it. When we opened the box, it was supposed to be red, but the legs were pink! I had to really bite my tongue to keep from saying Ha! told you so!Third time was a charm.

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    I work at a pharmacy.People steal everything,but the one at the top of my list was an open box of pregnancy test. I looked inside and it was still there,but when i took it out someone had already taken it to the bathroom peed on it and put it back in the box, back on the shelf.

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    Now we know why everything we buy is put in packages that are nearly impossible to open when you buy them legally, take them home and it takes a hacksaw and hammer to open the package. Grrrr-

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    Oh, this is priceless! Was she pregnant? Hehehehe.

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    Oh, and then there was the stolen locks. We found the packaging. I guess he didn't trust anyone. He sure wanted to lock up his stuff!!

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    Hey folks, this is not just in retail. When I was teaching I had the same problem with my food stuff and school supplies. No it wasn't just kids stealing but teachers. Now weren'tthey good role moels for our youth, some are still working. I had some snack crackers and goodies on my shelf in the cabinet and when I opened the cab. to get them for my afternoon snack, GONE! Found out later who it was, the P.E. Coach - here's the kicker he later became Superintendent of our local school District. Several years later at a diff. school my lunch disappeared from Staff Frig. on three different occasions, I complained to the Principal, she brought it up in a Staff Meeting and informed all if she ever caught whoever was doing this, they would be fired. It never happened again.
    I would never make a thief, I cannot even get the plastic holders off of most things when I get home, it usually takes 10 min. or longer, or get DH, let alone think of trying to do that in a store. I don't think anyone is really that desparate. Just really sorry. If it was food for their family or kids because they were hungry, that would be some different, but it is anything now.

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    and that is why blades are so expensive and HF is backordered! Bet they raise the price on theirs when they get them back in! How hard it is for honest people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2
    Sounds like a good candidate for "Dumb & Dumber"!:-)


    I found empty DVD cases hidden under some of our bead boxes on the shelf one day ---- 3 seasons of a TV show------ Show was get this ----- "Criminal Minds!" Two weeks later... I found 2 more empty DVD cases of ---- you guessed it ---- the next two seasons of the show for "Criminal Minds"!!!!


    Sorry, but the irony of that just made me laugh!
    Perhaps they needed to watch the shows because they were not good enough Criminals yet lol. Some folks just have to steal to be stealing, no morals at all. Gerbie

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    I had a friend who did that with a cross stitch scissors. They were so small you could use them for opening dvd cases in a sinch. She later got caught and sad thing is she had my goddaughter with her. I used to go to walmart with her alot too and what would have happened if I was with her and my son. We could have gotten into trouble as well. Cps was not called but shes lucky since she was stuffing things into the diaper bag.

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    Thank you for the information, and I am so sorry this has happened to you. God bless.

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    Well I went and got gas on a Sunday, and I NEVER use cash, I ALWAYS use my debit card. On this particular Sunday I had cash the total came to $62 for my fill up. I went in the gas station to pay, gave the girl a $2 coin, gave her my points card then asked her what I was looking for! We chatted for a while about this and that and I left. Later that evening I looked in my purse and found the 50 dollar bill! I then realized that I had only paid $2 for my gas! On the next business day (which happened to be a Tuesday) I went to see the manager and told her what I had done, and gave her the $60. I could not sleep until I paid that bill in full! The manager was so happy that I gave her the money, she also told me that had she done the cash and noticed that the cashier was short $60 it would have been up to the cashier to pay for HER error. I told the manager that it was MY error! At any rate, this is the only spot that we get gas for our vehicles, and the manager knows this as well. We are now on their top clients list! I know that I will ever do this again!

    It just goes to show that there can be an hones mistake once in a while! At least what I did was an umm stupid human trick! LOL

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    I like the fact that stores are beginning to photograph, and post, pictures of shoplifters. Even some malls are doing it too! I think that will do more for shoplifting prevention. I once took a 'friend' to the store with me. While I parked she said she 'could not shop there'. I'm thinking 'some boycott I haven't heard of' and she tells me that she was caught there shoplifting, and banned from the store for two years! I took her home, and we decided not to shop together anymore! LOL!

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    I have been told by the manager of Joanns that people have been stealing the 45mm rotary blades out of the packages of 5! I had asked him why there were never any on the rack any more? He said you have to get them from a manager, who keeps them locked up, because of it. I know they're expensive but.......is nothing sacred anymore???? It's sad that sewers ( and quilters) have to steal things?

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    Did we talk about Harbor Freight having blades on this thread. There is one in Longview Texas & Dh goes there often. Can't remember.

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    When I went into a Joann's recently (not the best part of town) to get some rotary blades I was told they were being kept behind the cutting table because kids were 'lifting' them for weapons! Couldn't believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggranny
    When I went into a Joann's recently (not the best part of town) to get some rotary blades I was told they were being kept behind the cutting table because kids were 'lifting' them for weapons! Couldn't believe it.
    I can. They wouldn't supect a kid with that. Could sure do a lot of damage with one. Also druggies might use them to cut there stuff up or make lines.

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    Our JoAnns never has blades when they are 50% off. I got there early the morning of the sale and all the 45
    's and 60 mm were gone...When I asked, the sales lady told me that two ladies come in everytime there is a sale and they purchase all of them and sell them on Ebay!
    Frustrating!
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