I generally try to remember to, but not always. I really hate when they slide my ties all over the dirty counter or decide that ties go into the bag before shoes!!!
I always give them the ties first, and then ask for that bag...keeps them on their own no problem
YES!!! Really fucking pissed me off also. I had a few ties where they staple the tie to a tag with a hole in the top. Then all the tags have the price on them and get slid onto the tie "hanger" that sticks out 2" from a peg board. Well to make sure no one takes a ties from my cart, I always slide the tags down the hanger on a shirt. Had a few ties around a shirt (MY SIZE). Got a little too far and BAM, no only were the ties gone, they took the damn shirt with the hanger the ties were on. One fell swoop.
What I do now when I walk into a store that I do pretty good at is grab the first suit off the rack. Every goes UNDER that suit. I just keep it on top as a buffer. Only need to do this in one store. Crappy area but produces some of the best stuff in NJ I have found.
every time someone on here posts to complain about "today i saw a flipper / today some pro flipper just cleaned everything out and didn't leave anything behind" i just imagine that there's some website called forumstyle.info with a "thrift boasting thread" where those guys are posting about "i was thrifting in jersey the other day and saw some sz 14 shirt dude who just cleaned everything out and left nothing behind" or "some tom ford-wearing dude in NYC just cleaned the racks of all the versace shirts and left nothing behind."
they're heartless flippers who scoop everything up, but we're thrift thread regulars!
I'm not THAT small....I wear a 14.5!!!
carts / baskets are for pussies. sometimes i use those rolling baskets at savers, but i never START with one. always start empty handed, go back for reinforcements if you need them. Alanc has seen me in action and can attest to the fact that I weigh about 120lbs yet can carry 15 suits on one arm. People with carts drive me absolutely insane especially when they block aisles with them, i will straight up shove them out of my way
+1 for fuck the carts.
Also, does anyone else get a shocked look when you tell them you don't want the hangers? "YOU DONT WANT THE HANGERS?!"
From the guy who had 20 fake Versace shirts piled high in a CART! On a note about hangers, I always take my shirts off the hangers before putting them on the counter. Fear of buttons being ripped off!
On a side note, I hit LA (right off the 5 freeway in Burbank today), nothing like most of the LA guys as it was a quick stop in a crappy area, but picked up a few things. Photos when I'm back in NJ. I have found more Oxxford jackets here in SoCal in a week then in 2 years in NJ