Minority shoppers know this feeling all too well: A store employee singling us out, continually checking on us, issuing warnings. Store managers operate under the false assumption that people of color are more likely to steal.
It’s an effort known as “loss prevention,” but it looks and acts like racial profiling. Which is why a store like Amazon Go is exciting, yet unnerving.
“In a world where even Oprah has been profiled for walking around a store, there are lots of people who might not want to risk trusting a store to treat them fairly,” tech CEO Anil Dash said in an email.
White people who have never been “randomly” followed around at a Walgreens may have no problem walking into a store, grabbing an item and leaving. But shoppers of color, who already see enough unwanted attention, may have their doubts. Read more
This site is a cancerous percolating stew of dog guts. Examples:
-people who have convinced themselves that shoplifting $500 of makeup is justified
-people who think they’re literally dragons
-people who think white people should all die
-people who think obesity is healthy
-people who would kill each other over headcanons
-people who think meat-eaters are the creation of fucking lucifer
-“witches” who think reading about spells online and buying bath bombs is actual Paganism
-people who think eating disorders are fat-shaming
But the scariest thing is that all these people think that we must conform to their beliefs or we’re considered oppressive.
Someone drove off without paying for their meal. Guess who has to pay for it? Me. They stole about what I make in an hour.
I don’t care if you think it’s justified or if you think the corporation deserves it or the managers are mean or whatever stupid reason you steal. It’s shitty and the people who pay are the employees, not the guys at corporate and not the CEO.
The ‘shoplifting haul’ tag is honestly the most middle class spoiled brat thing I’ve ever seen. None of you are shoplifting for survival, last time I checked you can’t feed your family with a Benefit mascara. Grow up, save your pennies and PAY FOR THINGS like the rest of us.
(This site appears to be new, so no stolen merch posted yet, but
keep an eye on ‘em)
(“Saved around 2k”. Also felony theft)
($8.3k. Jesus christ…)
(“The bling ring of tumblr”. Ew)
(url has since been abandoned, and is now being used by a new person
that is NOT a lifter)
(this user has since taken a stance AGAINST shoplifting blogs)
(THEY’RE EVEN POSTING TIPS ON HOW TO FUCKIN’ RIP PEOPLE OFF)
(The lolita-based lifting thugs are especially appalling to me.
There are many great blogs that show you how to get lolita style at
(“it’s all roleplay, chill”) Yeah, no.
(this one appears to have changed urls, but the current name is
These blogs don’t appear to be dedicated lifting blogs, but they’ve sure as hell posted a lot of stolen merchandise in the “liftshopping” tag:
These people commonly put in their descriptions that they are “roleplay” blogs to try to cover their asses. Unfortunately for them, they also have that little tendency to post pictures of all the merchandise they’ve stolen, list the stores they’ve stolen from, and provide tips on shoplifting.
These people have been using the following tags:
Hauls (to show off their stolen goods)
Five finger discount
Boosting (the term they use for selling stolen goods, meaning that THEY AREN’T EVEN ALWAYS STEALING FOR THEMSELVES)
There’s a good chance they will begin using new tags after this, but plenty of evidence can be found in the above tags. They’ve also begun using the term “swap”.
Many of these people will likely change their urls (some have started using “thrift” in place of “lift”), change “lift” to “lft”, add an extra letter at the end of their url, or start deleting posts showing what they’ve stolen. ARCHIVE THEM WITH THE INTERNET WAYBACK MACHINE, AND THEIR BLOGS AND POSTS CAN STILL BE ACCESSED AFTER THEY DELETE THEM. Here’s how to do it! And if I missed any in this list, feel free to add them!
Don’t let these spoiled little brats continue to make life difficult for people who actually work for a living. There’s a huge difference between being forced to steal in order to live due to abject poverty, and being an entitled little brat that steals designer bags and other luxury items that aren’t necessary for survival. They pretend to be the former, but we all know they’re the latter. Nobody needs hundreds of dollars worth of expensive cosmetics and designer bags to survive.
If you find yourself unable to use the report forms, you can also email staff at:
email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org no longer seems to work)
However, once again: Do NOT personally harass these people. Just expose, archive, and report. Let staff and law enforcement take care of the rest.
(Big thanks to all those that contributed to putting this list together!)
Hey, here for another guide to making sure you have a good haul next time you want to do some lifting!
STEP ONE: pick a store
STEP TWO: pick out whatever you want
STEP THREE: check to see if there’s any employees around
STEP FOUR: make sure you have everything you want
STEP FIVE: bring it to the check-out line
STEP SIX: strike up casual conversation with employee
STEP SEVEN: actually fucking pay for your shit instead of shoplifting
STEP EIGHT: tell the employee to have a wonderful day
STEP NINE: leave the store with your wonderful new item(s)
STEP TEN: don’t shoplift in the future either since you could get employees in serious trouble or even fired
Always remember, if you think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with shoplifting and that it won’t cause any problems for employees, especially when it comes to stealing $1,000+ in goods from a store, you’re full of shit!