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2022-05-17 8:49:32 AM  
Subby, stop with the exaggeration. It's very likely they could have afforded at least half a sheet of OSB with that, too.
 
2022-05-17 9:03:29 AM  
It was simple to pull off the heist, really. They just stood there looking like they wanted help, and all the employees disappeared.
 
2022-05-17 9:09:17 AM  

MrBallou: It was simple to pull off the heist, really. They just stood there looking like they wanted help, and all the employees disappeared.


I mean, you were barely over exaggerating:

In some instances, court documents say they would fill carts with items and simply walk out the door.
 
2022-05-17 9:15:25 AM  
Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.
 
2022-05-17 9:29:28 AM  
Nothing to do with TFA, but I'm reminded of an old joke

"I'd like to buy some boards"
"OK, what do you need?"
"Some 2x4s"
"OK, how many?"
"About 50"
"How long?"
"Quite a while... I'm building a house."

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2022-05-17 9:29:46 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.


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2022-05-17 9:30:04 AM  
Just 'cos:

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2022-05-17 9:32:58 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.


At this point, I pretty much assume any DeWalt tool I see on Facebook marketplace comes from these shoplifters.
 
2022-05-17 9:33:16 AM  
Anyway, no: the wood will never be recovered.


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:-)

/ people are so farking stupid
 
2022-05-17 9:33:21 AM  
Come on, don't these guys know the correct way to steal from home depot is to go buy some powertools, or maybe some nice tile, be very careful unboxing it, put a brick back in the package, seal it up again all nice, and return it, so when i run out to get a new wet saw just before closing, I get screwed and have to plead my case with their loss prevention team?

Like, literally, at the crappy one by me, i now unbox everything right then and there infront of them.
 
2022-05-17 9:35:43 AM  

dletter: MrBallou: It was simple to pull off the heist, really. They just stood there looking like they wanted help, and all the employees disappeared.

I mean, you were barely over exaggerating:

In some instances, court documents say they would fill carts with items and simply walk out the door.


I bought 75 bags of mulch from them like 2 weeks ago. I go to the guy in the garden center, "Hey, if i buy a pallet of this, can you just use the forklift to throw it on the truck? Save both of us from hefting bags?" And the guy was, yeah, no problem.

So i go in, buy a few things, pay for my 75 bags of mulch and come out and am, "all set". Dude grabs the forklift, throws it on, and i drive away. It wasn't until i got home that i realized he never asked to see a receipt or anything.
 
2022-05-17 9:37:07 AM  
36K?  Hope it was for an indoor job - they obviously didn't get pressure treated sticks.
 
2022-05-17 9:37:19 AM  
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2022-05-17 9:38:39 AM  
Plus, now you know you can just load up a cart and roll it right out.  Or get creative and put cheaper stickers on the high dollar stuff.  The instructions were right there in the story.

Home Depot Loss Prevention: (reads the article) Gee.  Someone should look in to doing something about this.  Whelp.  Wordl time.
 
2022-05-17 9:39:45 AM  
I picked up a few things at the Depot over the weekend. The security clerk at the self checkout didn't look up from his phone once the whole time we were there. I could have gone "boop beep boop" and walked out the door with everything, no problem.

Also, that kid needed to be spending more time staring at his phone at L.A. Fitness.
 
2022-05-17 9:41:25 AM  

JustHereForThePics: AdmirableSnackbar: Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.

At this point, I pretty much assume any DeWalt tool I see on Facebook marketplace comes from these shoplifters.


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2022-05-17 9:45:43 AM  

OldRod: Nothing to do with TFA, but I'm reminded of an old joke

"I'd like to buy some boards"
"OK, what do you need?"
"Some 2x4s"
"OK, how many?"
"About 50"
"How long?"
"Quite a while... I'm building a house."

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Customer: "I'm building a display case for my wife."
Me: "You must be very proud of her."

/True story
 
2022-05-17 9:46:04 AM  

JustHereForThePics: AdmirableSnackbar: Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.

At this point, I pretty much assume any DeWalt tool I see on Facebook marketplace comes from these shoplifters.


I was running on a trail near my house that is also near an Ace Hardware store.  Every once in a while I'll find some goodies from the abandoned homeless tents.  One time there was a whole bin of Ryobi power tools, too bad it was also half filled with water

But yeah, totally stolen right from the truck
 
2022-05-17 9:47:11 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Plus, now you know you can just load up a cart and roll it right out.  Or get creative and put cheaper stickers on the high dollar stuff.  The instructions were right there in the story.

Home Depot Loss Prevention: (reads the article) Gee.  Someone should look in to doing something about this.  Whelp.  Wordl time.


I tell this story every time we have a home depot thread.

I have 2 home depots about the same distance from me. One is, for lack of a better term, the ghetto home depot. The other is what we call the nice home depot.

Nice home depot has helpful people, is clean, well stocked and organized, great garden center, etc. Everything runs in the rental center like a top and is clean.

Ghetto home depot is absolute chaos. I've seen fights in the garden center twice in the last year, with people continuing to shop around them as someone swings a shovel at someone else. every box in that store has been opened and hastily resealed. You consider yourself lucky if you make it through the parking lot without having a bag of cement fall out of an overloaded 80s ford ranger fall in your car (true story). NOTHING works in the rental center.

The problem is the ghetto home depot is better stocked for raw materials. Like you need some obscure junction box or crazy plumbing component, they will have it. Of course that junction box will be laying on a shelf somewhere in the paint section, with a half opened leaking can of turpentine precariously placed on it, and you will have to squeeze around the guy in a wife beater who has 8 sheets of drywall on a shopping cart that you know he is going to somehow try and get home in his corolla, to get to it.

What i'm getting at is i suspect home depot gives a lot of leeway to how individual stores are run.
 
2022-05-17 9:50:22 AM  
Oh and then the best with my pallet of mulch. I come back to return the truck, and pallet, and am, "hey, where do you want the pallet? and he goes, "oh, no you can keep it" "huh, no, i don't need a beat up pallet" "oh...ok.....i dunno, just throw it in the lot somewhere"

So i do just that, i go and kind of place it on the side of the lot, and the cart guy is "hey, you can't leave that there" and i go "the dude in garden told me to" "Oh, Ok, nevermind"
 
2022-05-17 9:57:08 AM  
I love how people don't realize it's 2022 and you are likely being surveilled anytime you set foot in a store anywhere. I tell my kids all the time, assume there are cameras. I mean, don't be dicks because that's the right way to live your life, but if you're planning on being a dick odds are good you're being recorded.
 
2022-05-17 10:01:05 AM  

WhackingDay: I love how people don't realize it's 2022 and you are likely being surveilled anytime you set foot in a store anywhere. I tell my kids all the time, assume there are cameras. I mean, don't be dicks because that's the right way to live your life, but if you're planning on being a dick odds are good you're being recorded.


Its been that way forever. When I worked in retail, it was rare we actually prosecuted someone for shoplifting.

The only times we ever pursued it was for someone who did it multiple times, did some damage in the process, or if it was an inside job kind of thing. Even if we caught you red handed with like 1k worth of stuff, it was, take a picture, and if we see you in the store again the cops are getting called.

It just wasn't worth it, and that was back then, where at least if you did call the cops, you would screw up that persons day with a trip to jail, bail, etc.
 
2022-05-17 10:03:47 AM  

JustHereForThePics: AdmirableSnackbar: Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.

At this point, I pretty much assume any DeWalt tool I see on Facebook marketplace comes from these shoplifters.


Just a few weeks ago I was looking for replacement 20V Dewalt batteries and I found some on eBay, brand new, for $25 apiece. Didn't touch them for that very reason.
 
2022-05-17 10:04:49 AM  
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/my idiotsincars picture
//was just driving down the road.
///only lost 2 bags
 
2022-05-17 10:05:34 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Just 'cos:

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Is that how bosozoku got started?
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2022-05-17 10:06:37 AM  

Hey Nurse!: JustHereForThePics: AdmirableSnackbar: Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.

At this point, I pretty much assume any DeWalt tool I see on Facebook marketplace comes from these shoplifters.

Just a few weeks ago I was looking for replacement 20V Dewalt batteries and I found some on eBay, brand new, for $25 apiece. Didn't touch them for that very reason.


I found out that DeWalt has 3 year warranties on the 5ah (maybe 4) and above batteries. I found this out when one of mine failed, and they replaced it for free with a 6ah (because they didn't have any more 5ah in their Albany hub). I buy my DeWalt tools from authorized resellers for this reason.
 
2022-05-17 10:06:44 AM  
Hand tattoo did him in. That's like the neck tattoo of the 2020's. That and the .18 cents, farker got greedy.

People are absolutely looting HD's/Lowe's these days. You see so much shiat for sale online NIB.

/knows responsible tax paying people with hand tats
 
2022-05-17 10:08:44 AM  

Hey Nurse!: Just a few weeks ago I was looking for replacement 20V Dewalt batteries and I found some on eBay, brand new, for $25 apiece. Didn't touch them for that very reason.


Naa they ain't stolen. Chinese counterfeits guaranteed. Some are so good you'd have to weigh them to tell the difference.
 
2022-05-17 10:12:59 AM  

ar393: Hey Nurse!: JustHereForThePics: AdmirableSnackbar: Reminder for Farkers out there: if you think you see someone shoplifting, especially from a Home Depot, no you did not.

At this point, I pretty much assume any DeWalt tool I see on Facebook marketplace comes from these shoplifters.

Just a few weeks ago I was looking for replacement 20V Dewalt batteries and I found some on eBay, brand new, for $25 apiece. Didn't touch them for that very reason.

I found out that DeWalt has 3 year warranties on the 5ah (maybe 4) and above batteries. I found this out when one of mine failed, and they replaced it for free with a 6ah (because they didn't have any more 5ah in their Albany hub). I buy my DeWalt tools from authorized resellers for this reason.


That's good to know. I'm back in the market already. I ended up buying some knock offs and I got two for $60. They are supposedly 3 amp hour, yet neither of them lasts more than a few minutes. That was basically just wasted money.
 
2022-05-17 10:19:54 AM  

Hey Nurse!: That's good to know. I'm back in the market already. I ended up buying some knock offs and I got two for $60. They are supposedly 3 amp hour, yet neither of them lasts more than a few minutes. That was basically just wasted money.


Every one in a while Amazon or woot have two 5ah, a charger and a bag for like around 100. I've bought it twice. I still run a lot of 18v tools, luckily I bought a bunch of li-ion 18v batteries when they actually made them (not just the the little adapter things). And those 4 batteries have crushed it for me.
 
2022-05-17 10:22:18 AM  

bearded clamorer: OldRod: Nothing to do with TFA, but I'm reminded of an old joke

"I'd like to buy some boards"
"OK, what do you need?"
"Some 2x4s"
"OK, how many?"
"About 50"
"How long?"
"Quite a while... I'm building a house."

[Fark user image 239x211]

Customer: "I'm building a display case for my wife."
Me: "You must be very proud of her."

/True story


My son works there.

Customer: What do I need to replace my electric panel?
My son:  An electrician.

/true story
//I could go on and on
///people are truely clueless
 
2022-05-17 10:35:19 AM  

dletter: MrBallou: It was simple to pull off the heist, really. They just stood there looking like they wanted help, and all the employees disappeared.

I mean, you were barely over exaggerating:

In some instances, court documents say they would fill carts with items and simply walk out the door.


Many chains have adopted a "no chase" policy so they're not liable if an employee is hurt while confronting a shoplifter.  The most an employee can do is follow them and note what vehicle and its license plate, and even that is probably frowned upon.
 
2022-05-17 10:45:51 AM  
It must be frustrating to steal $36k worth of merchandise and STILL only have half a Dremel set.
 
2022-05-17 10:47:54 AM  

offacue: My son works there.

Customer: What do I need to replace my electric panel?
My son:  An electrician.

/true story


If someone goes to Home Depot to buy supplies for replacing an electric panel and has to ask a Home Depot employee what they need to replace the electric panel, said individual has absolutely no business trying to replace an electric panel.
 
2022-05-17 10:49:03 AM  
Which is to say that your son gave the completely correct response.
 
2022-05-17 10:49:27 AM  

Pocket Ninja: offacue: My son works there.

Customer: What do I need to replace my electric panel?
My son:  An electrician.

/true story

If someone goes to Home Depot to buy supplies for replacing an electric panel and has to ask a Home Depot employee what they need to replace the electric panel, said individual has absolutely no business trying to replace an electric panel.


FTFY
 
2022-05-17 10:56:40 AM  

Pocket Ninja: offacue: My son works there.

Customer: What do I need to replace my electric panel?
My son:  An electrician.

/true story

If someone goes to Home Depot to buy supplies for replacing an electric panel and has to ask a Home Depot employee what they need to replace the electric panel, said individual has absolutely no business trying to replace an electric panel.


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2022-05-17 11:11:07 AM  

ImpendingCynic: It must be frustrating to steal $36k worth of merchandise and STILL only have half a Dremel set.


You must not have read the article. They got 2 oscillating saw blades. One was used.
 
2022-05-17 11:18:16 AM  
Robert Mercer owes 7 billion in back taxes, but yeah home depot...
 
2022-05-17 11:27:30 AM  

LineNoise: [Fark user image 850x1133]
/my idiotsincars picture
//was just driving down the road.
///only lost 2 bags


I cringe every time I get behind someone like that on the road.  Had to dodge a sheet of plywood the other day when it blew off the truck in front of me.  Luckily it cartwheeled to the side and didn't just come straight back into my windshield
 
2022-05-17 11:39:49 AM  

OldRod: LineNoise: [Fark user image 850x1133]
/my idiotsincars picture
//was just driving down the road.
///only lost 2 bags

I cringe every time I get behind someone like that on the road.  Had to dodge a sheet of plywood the other day when it blew off the truck in front of me.  Luckily it cartwheeled to the side and didn't just come straight back into my windshield


Like i said in my defense it was about a mile down a back road and i took it easy. I wasn't expecting them to actually pull the shrink wrap off the pallet, and am still scratching my head as to why they did.

I did the math at least to make sure the truck was rated for it, and we were just under it. We debated if that meant we should center it over the axel, or move it forward, so we just went with in between.

The truck wasn't very happy, but that is what the 20 dollar home depot truck is for.
 
2022-05-17 11:41:26 AM  
This is also an even bigger issue at Harbor Freights, but crimes under 25 dollars don't make the stat reports.
 
2022-05-17 12:45:31 PM  
The past weekend I helped a friend pick out lumber to build a storage shed in his back yard so i am getting a kick lol.
 
2022-05-17 2:29:30 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Which is to say that your son gave the completely correct response.


He was being serious.  He wouldn't help the guy pick out a panel or anything else for that matter.  And he knows enough that he could have
 
2022-05-17 2:41:38 PM  

grimlock1972: The past weekend I helped a friend pick out lumber to build a storage shed in his back yard so i am getting a kick lol.


I did a simple fence to divide our yard so the dogs can't destroy the garden and figure its running around $120-$150 per 8 foot section of 2 posts, 3 bags of concrete, 2 2x4s, lattice, and some board rips to hold it in place.
 
2022-05-17 3:22:47 PM  

weddingsinger: grimlock1972: The past weekend I helped a friend pick out lumber to build a storage shed in his back yard so i am getting a kick lol.

I did a simple fence to divide our yard so the dogs can't destroy the garden and figure its running around $120-$150 per 8 foot section of 2 posts, 3 bags of concrete, 2 2x4s, lattice, and some board rips to hold it in place.


i think my friend spent about $5k on materials for am 8x8 shed with a concrete floor.
 
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