Originally Posted by stu00a
I think he warned me indirectly. He was really kind to me, and I remember he said that "Thanks for clearing my stock" last month, and now I can't even shop comfortably.
I was little bit uncomfortable when he said that story to my face, maybe it's because a Japanese reseller guy who pissed the manager off a couple month ago.
It was probably some loss prevention guy. RL is huge on loss prevention, and I mean huge. Weekly quizzes, random questions from managers, etc.
No crime in buying something and reselling it.
Some of the larger outlets get hit hard with shoplifters working in teams. Entire stacks of of polos (15), stacks of jeans, etc. get taken. The teams are good and communicate with those Nextels.
They set up diversions and before you know it 1000s of dollars of clothing is gone. The theifs know there is nothing we can really do even if they are caught in action. The outlets don't have loss prevention depts like Wal Mart where they can stop you after you left the store. We aren't even allowed to accuse someone of shoplifting. Technically, you could walk into a Polo store, grab 20 Polos, and walk out.
They would call the local police, but you would be long gone when they show up.
For a mid level store, they have about 200 people on staff. 90% of these guys work 4-8hrs a week and could care less about thief's.Edited by jimmyfingers - 10/18/11 at 10:09pm