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What do you guys think about this? Does this mean the clothing I donate to Goodwill can make it's way back to me??
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What if clothing is given to another person, but the barcode from the previous owner is there and not removed? Then what?
post #4 of 10
I noticed these barcodes a couple pairs of pants and was confused as hell. Same barcode but two completely different manufacturers. This makes a lot more sense.

However, I agree it gets interesting when you sell or even donate clothes. Perhaps there is some way to scan and change preference records?
post #5 of 10
That pissed me off so badly. Last time I got my pants back from the Dry Cleaners they all had those super sticky bar codes applied to them.
I managed to get them off but not easily. I refuse to use that Dry Cleaner in the future. Just hope they are not all starting to do this.

What is next? They discreetly tattoo a bar code on your butt the next time you use a public bathroom?
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Originally Posted by protodoc View Post

That pissed me off so badly. Last time I got my pants back from the Dry Cleaners they all had those super sticky bar codes applied to them.
I managed to get them off but not easily. I refuse to use that Dry Cleaner in the future. Just hope they are not all starting to do this.
What is next? They discreetly tattoo a bar code on your butt the next time you use a public bathroom?

You leave your butt at the cleaners?
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What if clothing is given to another person, but the barcode from the previous owner is there and not removed? Then what?

Once upon a time, Mr Jones culled some of his lesser used (and bar coded) garments.
Some he gave to a lesser priviledged friend Mr Kuzinski, knowing the gift would be appreciated.
The rest he donated to Goodwill.
Upon returning home, Mr. Jones felt just a twinge of regret at letting such fine things go but shrugged it off.

The next day a one Mr. Mohammed purchased several of the Mr. Jones donations from Goodwill.
Mr Kuzinski and Mr. Mohammed both took their new clothes to their respective dry cleaners to be cleaned and pressed.
Each dry cleaner took the names of their new clients and promised pickup in 3 days.
Both gentlemen left their dry cleaners, each one eagerly awaiting the promised day.

Now both dry cleaners observed the respective bar-coded clothes and after scanning each, determined the garments actually belonged to a one Mr. Jones and not the men who brought the clothes into their shops.
The next day a one Mr. Kuzinski and one Mr. Mohammed both received visits from local friendly police officers.
Each one was handcuffed, taken away and summarily charged with multiple counts of theft, then found guilty and sent to prison.
Now Mr. Kuzinski and Mr. Mohammed both wear new clothes, bar coded appropriately with their own names on them.
Mr Jones has his wardrobe restored unto him, and all is right again in the universe.
The End.
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Mr. Mohammed both wear new clothes, bar coded appropriately with their own names on them.

Profiling!!!!
post #9 of 10
Today my jacket came back w/ a barcode heat sealed into the inside of my jacket. Does anyone know if this can hurt the fabric? I am not too pleased as I don't like having a barcode flash out of my nice Despos jacket. While I am sure Chris has somehow stitched a code into all of my stuff, at least he did it w/ needle and thread instead of a blow torch. I realize why they are doing this, and I must admit, I'd rather have a barcode vs a lost jacket. I know, I know, who would ever use a dry cleaners that would lose something? Well, it does happen to the best of them.
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Anyone have thoughts on how to remove these? It doesn't bother me too much generally but a recently had pants shortened and now it shows.
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