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removing a security tag

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by poly800rock, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    Am I naive, or why would a retail store help you take off the security tag of another reatil store??

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  2. Silentblue

    Silentblue Well-Known Member

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    Am I naive, or why would a retail store help you take off the security tag of another reatil store??

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    Why not? It's not like if you work at Urban Outfitters, you can only wear UO items or working at Express and only wearing Express. All he's doing is removing a tag, not returning the item to them.
     


  3. thereverend

    thereverend Senior member

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    Are you a college student? Ask someone in the physics department for a magnet.
     


  4. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    It would seem pretty sketchy going into another store and asking them to remove a security tag for you. They'd probably do it, but it might be awkward.
     


  5. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    It would be. As I've said repeatedly, just go to Home Depot.
     


  6. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Senior member

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    just go to Home Depot.
    just go to Home Depot.
    just go to Home Depot.
    [​IMG]
     


  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    hey. PMd you back. Sorry, I didn't see that tag at all. I never wore them out so I didn't really notice I guess.

    Would have gone out and had it removed myself if I saw that.

    I don't mind doing it - I have a feeling I could a place at a mall that uses those tags.
     


  8. Michael1981

    Michael1981 Senior member

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    Heres how you'd get it off.

    Fold a piece of 8 * 11 in 4. (This is to catch any burnt plastic in the event some of it drips onto your pant. Tuck it under the longer side of the tag. Take a lighter and set the nipple on the long side of the tag on fire with a lighter; let plastic burn until you get to the spring and ball bearing. Then get a screw driver and pop out the spring. Voila the tag will be off.
     


  9. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    i've had this happen to me several times and i've been successful with a pair of plyers, a screwdriver and some good biceps power

    stick the screwdriver between the two sections of the tag and with the plyers, grab the larger end and with brut strength, pry it apart (the screwdriver gives you some leverage so pick a long one)

    with a little muscle effort, it should come apart
     


  10. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    I don't mind doing it - I have a feeling I could a place at a mall that uses those tags.
    Yeah the place you stole them from [​IMG]
     


  11. mendel

    mendel Senior member

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    thats what i figured reading the other thread, curiously enough, where the hell does one find a "big" magnet?

    Inside a dead hard drive.
     


  12. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Senior member

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    I would think that the akwardness of brining your jeans to a shop to detach them would be a much better choice than risking damage on your jeans. Or you can...
    just go to Home Depot.
     


  13. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    Inside a dead hard drive.

    i used a magnet from a guitar amp speaker and that didn't work, i doubt a hard drive would work
     


  14. theshonen8899

    theshonen8899 Senior member

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    Are you sure? You put the magnet on the nipple(giggle) right?
    I work at a place that uses magnets to take off those tags so I'm sure that you have to use a magnet for it. Maybe it's not strong enough o_O
     


  15. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    When I started reading this thread I assumed this is not a problem law-abiding customers should have, but I get the impression it's a more common mistake than I thought. If so, presumably people in retail know this and won't be surprised at the request? You could bring in a print-out of the listing, PayPal receipt, etc. so they at least know you didn't steal it personally?
     


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