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(KMOV St. Louis)   Man scams Kohl's out of $109 by buying 6 pairs of sunglasses, taking them out to his car and putting the price tags on 6 pairs of sunglasses that he already owned then returning the old sunglasses. Seems like a lot of trouble for $109   (kmov.com) divider line 46
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2014-03-30 09:43:07 PM
Arnold Police

i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-30 10:38:52 PM
Actually, he scammed them out of ~$20 worth of cheap sun glasses, in exchange for ~$10 in cheap sun glasses.

/a how how how how
 
2014-03-30 11:08:53 PM
someone who wasn't me: i would like to return this $400 video card, as it is inadequate.
circuit city employee: *opens box, sees something that could very well be a video card* ok here is your $400 back.

happens all the time, and retail employees aren't paid enough to care. i'm curious, tho, who alerted the media about this heinous crime?
 
2014-03-30 11:11:26 PM
I didn't realize they had 6 items that added up to $109
 
2014-03-30 11:42:25 PM
not a bad scam. doing it with video cards is a good idea too. i read about a guy that was doing it with lego...made 30k a year. not bad.
 
2014-03-31 12:32:39 AM
I've been working a minimum wage job a couple nights a week for some extra cash.  Doesn't seem like that much trouble for $100.
/dnrtfa
 
2014-03-31 12:39:50 AM

the801: someone who wasn't me: i would like to return this $400 video card, as it is inadequate.
circuit city employee: *opens box, sees something that could very well be a video card* ok here is your $400 back.

happens all the time, and retail employees aren't paid enough to care. i'm curious, tho, who alerted the media about this heinous crime?


Police often report every little thing they do online now. You can go read about every little noise complaint they respond to.
 
2014-03-31 12:40:17 AM
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Arnold Police at 636-296-3204.

Have always wondered if anyone calls and simply starts reading the news article to them... pretty much describes every damned thing that happened in better detail than so-called leading news agencies (cough cough cnn).  Only thing that is missing is the name of the person who did it... Heaven forbid police do 1% of the work themselves and cut into the time they use to beat the shiat out of little old ladies and shoot unarmed people and their dogs.
 
2014-03-31 12:43:13 AM
perp was in a rental car, meaning they probably got a plate from said car, i would assume. but now they're having trouble tracking him down...  maybe they could call the rental car place, hmmm?  yes i made some assumptions, but when the headline is almost as long as the whole article, what's a guy to do?
 
2014-03-31 12:46:47 AM

stanank: perp was in a rental car, meaning they probably got a plate from said car,


the guy returned an older less valuable vehicle.
 
2014-03-31 12:48:58 AM
That's an awesome scam. Even better, just go to the airport lost and found office and say you lost your sunglasses and watch as they pull out a huge box for you to pick through. Tada! A dozen free pair to pull your bait and switch!
 
2014-03-31 12:50:47 AM

Peter von Nostrand: I didn't realize they had 6 items that added up to $109


well, they were actually priced at a total of 11,682 dollars, but they happened to be having a great sale that day and were marked down to 108.99.
 
2014-03-31 12:51:26 AM
Speaking of, I had a friend in high school who spent three days in jail for shoplifting a $5 pair of sunglasses from Woolworth's. What is it about sunglasses that invites theft?
 
2014-03-31 12:56:00 AM
A lot of trouble? Channel 4 got a story out of it didn't they?
 
2014-03-31 12:58:10 AM
When you wake up in the morning and the light is hurt your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
 
2014-03-31 12:59:25 AM

Vexed Thespian: Peter von Nostrand: I didn't realize they had 6 items that added up to $109

well, they were actually priced at a total of 11,682 dollars, but they happened to be having a great sale that day and were marked down to 108.99.


Ha ha, you wrote exactly what i was thinking. When I have shopped at Kohls, I always laugh to myself when the cashier circles the savings on the receipt and says "you bought 3 t-shirts for $15, regularly price $85, you save $70 today!!"

If you stole stuff from Kohls, would they value the items stolen at the before or after savings price?
 
2014-03-31 01:00:46 AM
Who this Arnold guy they keep talking about?
 
2014-03-31 01:10:56 AM
One company from Italy owns over 90% of the eyewear market in the world  sunglasses, eyeglasses, contacts. They own almost all the chain optic stores, sunglasses stores. It's one huge monopoly so I'm okay with this guy ripping them off.
 
2014-03-31 01:13:40 AM
I wear a sweet pair of Oakley's that my wife found in a parking lot. No need to commit a felony.
 
2014-03-31 01:14:26 AM

some_beer_drinker: not a bad scam. doing it with video cards is a good idea too. i read about a guy that was doing it with lego...made 30k a year. not bad.


Until you run into the one person who catches you, then you get arrested, have a record, pay fines, get your name in the paper.

Seriously, you can stand at the side of the road with a sign that says "homeless and hungry, 3 kids" in any suburb and make more than $30,000 a year. Doing that doesn't drive up the cost of shiat other people want to buy.
 
2014-03-31 01:14:26 AM
Any smart person could abuse the system.

Anyone with integrity wouldn't.
 
2014-03-31 01:20:02 AM
Still not as bad as the story about the guy returning boxes of used enemas to walgreens for refund.
 
2014-03-31 01:26:32 AM
So, he's really got 218 dollars.  109 bucks he got from Kohl's and 109 dollars worth of sunglasses that he can sell or whatever.
 
2014-03-31 01:29:06 AM
i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-31 01:32:58 AM

Ambivalence: Still not as bad as the story about the guy returning boxes of used enemas to walgreens for refund.


I read that as boxes of used emails.
 
2014-03-31 01:39:14 AM

squirrelflavoredyogurt: some_beer_drinker: not a bad scam. doing it with video cards is a good idea too. i read about a guy that was doing it with lego...made 30k a year. not bad.

Until you run into the one person who catches you, then you get arrested, have a record, pay fines, get your name in the paper.


Exactly. You're making almost poverty line income with the added bonus that any day of the week you might find yourself in jail and then quite probably off to prison. Yay?
 
2014-03-31 02:00:34 AM

some_beer_drinker: not a bad scam. doing it with video cards is a good idea too. i read about a guy that was doing it with lego...made 30k a year. not bad.


Wtf? Lmao
 
2014-03-31 02:09:03 AM
F*CK KOHL'S!

CSB MODE:

A friend of mine is an artist who posted a nice graphic of a tiger onto Deviantart. Within a year, it was found out that Kohl's was selling pants with that exact graphic that was stolen from DA and screened onto the upper pant leg.
 
2014-03-31 02:17:02 AM

TV's Vinnie: F*CK KOHL'S!

CSB MODE:

A friend of mine is an artist who posted a nice graphic of a tiger onto Deviantart. Within a year, it was found out that Kohl's was selling pants with that exact graphic that was stolen from DA and screened onto the upper pant leg.


That's not Kohl's fault, that's a lazy and thieving designer who had the pants made in China.
 
2014-03-31 02:47:09 AM
This stuff happens all the time. The really smart ones steal the product, buys some of the same product and returns the stolen products with the tags from the products that they purchased. Then they sell the glasses for about 50 ish % of the retail price to a fence; who then sells it at a craft fair or farmer's market.

/ there was a thing about retail theft on CNN the other night
 
2014-03-31 03:05:11 AM

iheartscotch: The really smart ones


www.badsequels.com
The meals may have more IQ points than the thieves.
 
2014-03-31 05:10:45 AM
>Seems like a lot of trouble for $109

Screw that.  Subbies these days seem to have forgotten that earning an honest dollar takes a little work.
 
2014-03-31 06:25:29 AM
In high school (John Hughes movie era), a classmate of mine {who's probably a millionaire now} had a scam in which he'd hit every bar, restaurant, hotel, and whatnot in the Orange County CA beach communities, saying "I think I left some sunglasses here the other night....". They'd open the old lost and found drawer and he'd walk out with a pair of wayfarers.  On Saturday, he'd have a booth at the OC Fairgrounds swap meet, selling wayfarers.  Made good money, for a 15 y.o. punk.

Once he got his license, he'd buy junker cars, invest a $100 Earl Scheib paint job and some Armor All, and flip the car for cost x 3.
 
2014-03-31 07:08:11 AM

Vexed Thespian: Peter von Nostrand: I didn't realize they had 6 items that added up to $109

well, they were actually priced at a total of 11,682 dollars, but they happened to be having a great sale that day and were marked down to 108.99.


But did he get Kohls cash?
 
2014-03-31 08:21:22 AM

stanank: perp was in a rental car, meaning they probably got a plate from said car, i would assume. but now they're having trouble tracking him down...  maybe they could call the rental car place, hmmm?  yes i made some assumptions, but when the headline is almost as long as the whole article, what's a guy to do?


If they didn't catch on till after he left, how did they even know he was driving a rental car?  A lot of times, it is easier to get the plate number, than to realize the car is a rental, since rental companies have stopped using large stickers to draw the attention of thieves wanting to rob tourists.  I would be surprised any store security cameras could pick up either rental sticker or plate.  The cameras are usually high angle and incapable of picking up a lot of sharp detail.  And the guy likely paid cash, unless he is an identity thief and used someone else's ID to rent the car as well.  If that is the case, good luck to the cops.
 
2014-03-31 08:30:41 AM
People try to scam my store all the time. After hurricane Katrina anything that could be salvaged from the stores in New Orleans were sent to stores like Big Lots. However, what they did was draw a big 'X' though the label so we know they didn't come from our store. They tell this to us at a morning meeting and I swear, not ten minutes after we opened, some dumb biatch tried that on me. I was very political about it though. I told her whoever "gifted" her that sweater got it at Big Lots, not from our store, as you can see the label was marked. She left my counter in a huff and tried two others before LP had her thrown out.

Now my store is closing and going through a liquidation process which means No Returns and All Sales Final. Boy do they HATE that!!
 
2014-03-31 08:38:47 AM

the801: someone who wasn't me: i would like to return this $400 video card, as it is inadequate.
circuit city employee: *opens box, sees something that could very well be a video card* ok here is your $400 back.


I don't know why I read that in John Cleese's voice... Or why the Parrot Sketch (but with a videocard instead of a parrot) started playing in my head... I think it was the "as it is inadequate", which sounds so abnormal and formally British...

zimbomba63: Who this Arnold guy they keep talking about?


Arnold Rimmer... He's a real smeghead!
 
2014-03-31 08:52:08 AM

Richard_The_Clown: People try to scam my store all the time. After hurricane Katrina anything that could be salvaged from the stores in New Orleans were sent to stores like Big Lots. However, what they did was draw a big 'X' though the label so we know they didn't come from our store. They tell this to us at a morning meeting and I swear, not ten minutes after we opened, some dumb biatch tried that on me. I was very political about it though. I told her whoever "gifted" her that sweater got it at Big Lots, not from our store, as you can see the label was marked. She left my counter in a huff and tried two others before LP had her thrown out.

Now my store is closing and going through a liquidation process which means No Returns and All Sales Final. Boy do they HATE that!!


I bet you enjoy knowing you won't be seeing them again.

Until your next job.
 
2014-03-31 09:01:35 AM
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2014-03-31 09:17:43 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-31 09:45:32 AM
Town I grew up in made Fark finally. Surprised it took so long. Where St Louis ends and rural begins.
 
2014-03-31 10:10:58 AM

shift_DAWG: In high school (John Hughes movie era), a classmate of mine {who's probably a millionaire now} had a scam in which he'd hit every bar, restaurant, hotel, and whatnot in the Orange County CA beach communities, saying "I think I left some sunglasses here the other night....". They'd open the old lost and found drawer and he'd walk out with a pair of wayfarers.  On Saturday, he'd have a booth at the OC Fairgrounds swap meet, selling wayfarers.  Made good money, for a 15 y.o. punk.

Once he got his license, he'd buy junker cars, invest a $100 Earl Scheib paint job and some Armor All, and flip the car for cost x 3.


csb
 
2014-03-31 10:33:17 AM
Nothing new.  I used to post at customerssuck.com, and I've read plenty of stories about scammers.

I've heard of people buying a new TV, putting heavy objects in the box, and trying to return it, saying it was the TV.

Then of course the stories about people trying to return used underwear....
 
2014-03-31 10:55:37 AM
I went to WM the other day.. bought a bunch of stuff and on the way out realized I've forgotten an item. Went back to get it and checked out again for that one item. told cashier my story and she didn't even bother asking me for my receipt for the other good . Good thing my parents raised me well otherwise I think I could do a lot of damage to WM with a bunch of WM plastic bags stuff into my pants pocket everytime I go shopping.
 
2014-03-31 12:12:22 PM

Phoenix_M: One company from Italy owns over 90% of the eyewear market in the world  sunglasses, eyeglasses, contacts. They own almost all the chain optic stores, sunglasses stores. It's one huge monopoly so I'm okay with this guy ripping them off.


Huh? Because a company is big you should be able to steal from them? You are an idiot.
 
2014-03-31 02:50:31 PM
punkmart.ocnk.net
 
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