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Please BoyCott Agincourt WalMart

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I've noticed this at the Markville mall Walmart too. They funnel people into only one set of doors and have a guard there now checking receipts...
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kreisleriana wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 3:59 am

I really hate no-backpack policies and I purposely try not to shop when I have my backpack with me. Sometimes I can't help it. I am a musician and will generally not leave my instruments in the car (for obvious theft and also temperature extremes reasons). Nor would I leave my bag at like the front counter.
No backpack policies? Is that common? I shop on foot or by bike most of the time, so I usually have a backpack with me and it has been months or years since the last time anyone asked to look in my bag or leave it at the counter. Is my backpack (that stays zipped up and on my back while shopping) really any more of a shoplifting risk that those huge purses many women have?
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I carry a backpack and have never been checked - it's because I always get the Walmart bags so they know I've gone through the till. For 10c, it's enough for my trash for the week. They should check bags when you enter - in case some shooter is carrying a weapon!
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MyNameIsDennis wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 4:13 am
Try not to be confrontational, they are being paid minimum wage to do a crap job. If you have a lengthy wait to get a bag checked, just say "I'm gong outside to have a smoke, and will wait for them there, when they have more time". Smile and nod to anything they say. If they try to escalate it by threatening to call the police , just agree that would be a great idea, don't give any personal info until they show up (the police, not private security). All interaction should be done publicly (they really hate that), There is always a risk of being denied access in the future, but Walmart doesn't make money that way, it only costs them, a very poor business practice. Enjoy the moment, don't let things get you upset. It is not a crime.

Costco membership terms and conditions require that you submit to bag/receipt check or the membership can be revoked.
I'm pretty sure the bag check people are third-party security (G4S or Garda, I can't remember) that certainly aren't being paid minimum wage.
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yeahwhat wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 10:43 am
No backpack policies? Is that common?
Pretty common around here, esp anywhere meth-fueled shoplifting is problem.
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thr333zy wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 10:19 am
I've noticed this at the Markville mall Walmart too. They funnel people into only one set of doors and have a guard there now checking receipts...
If they try this BS on me, they'll have something coming, that's for sure.
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bobby621 wrote:
Jul 11th, 2019 2:20 pm
since when did Walmart start checking bags? grocery bags,I understand but they can't ask you to open your purse and if they do, they better find something in there that you didn't pay for or else all hell is going to break loose.

Last month while at Walmart the front end person asked the wrong black woman to open her purse, she went berserk, lets just say, the 3 gentlemen (front end guy and 2 other Walmart employees) let her pass by without opening her purse.
With her reaction, that honestly just sounds like a guilty person who got away with stealing by causing a stink.
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costco has been doing this since the beginning and its line up is even longer than walmart's
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chemicalxv wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 11:03 am
I'm pretty sure the bag check people are third-party security (G4S or Garda, I can't remember) that certainly aren't being paid minimum wage.
Actually, they likely are being paid minimum wage.
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MyNameIsDennis wrote:
Jul 11th, 2019 2:11 pm
Why do you stop? Did you agree to a terms of service allowing a bag check? It is a courtesy to allow them to look through YOUR belongings. If they have an issue, it's not your problem.

Even the groceries just purchased are your property, not Walmarts.
This not true. If they have a sign up and you enter you automatically consent to the search.
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Hasn't Costco been doing this long time?
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Permission for a search may be revoked by the owner at any time. There may be consequences , such as being denied entrance at a public venue due to security concerns, or future access to a store. The bag check itself is completely voluntary, same as stopping when the detectors go off at the store exits.
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they do need to tread carefully though - they need ME (ie. customers) more than I need them - they're not the only store in town
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Did I miss a boycott of the Walmart at Cederbrae mall? That location recently closed down.