To be really pissed off that I have discovered a security tag on my new top?

(31 Posts)
MadSprocker Tue 24-May-16 17:06:52

Just that really. Getting my clothes sorted this morning and discovered on of those hi tech security tags, that obviously doesn't work, or it would have set the alarms off! Also shop was about 45 min drive away, so not easily sorted.

OurBlanche Tue 24-May-16 17:10:43

I drove 15 miles home to find my Dunelm purchase had a security tag on it. I emailed, explained the issue, got a voucher/card thingy to make up for the petrol.

Sainsbury's have been equally pleasant in similar circumstances.

Give their Customer Service a whirl, you never know!

2nds Tue 24-May-16 17:13:12

Send them a picture of it with the tag on it in an email along with a picture of your receipt and explain what happened and that you'd like to speak to someone about it.

PacificDogwod Tue 24-May-16 17:14:46

I thought any shop with security tags can remove them?
If you have your receipt take it somewhere more local to you, I think they should be able to help. Do NOT try to force it open <bitter experience>

notagiraffe Tue 24-May-16 17:15:26

We discovered a security tag on a present we'd bought in Iceland (country not shop). Couldn't return it but did manage to undo the tag with a screwdriver somehow.

crumblybiscuits Tue 24-May-16 17:17:21

Depending on what kind of tag it is you can literally remove it with a magnet.

PortiaCastis Tue 24-May-16 17:18:07

m.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Security-Tag-from-Clothing

Have a look at this link. Hope it is useful

OurBlanche Tue 24-May-16 17:19:01

Yes, bitter experience here too. Never again!

But yes, take it and your receipt somewhere closer and ask nicely!

honeysucklejasmine Tue 24-May-16 17:19:02

I had to remove one with a hammer once. I figure if shoplifters can do it, so can I.

Obvs don't use a hammer if it's an ink one

PacificDogwod Tue 24-May-16 17:19:15

Yes, they are magnetic, but I am not sure that a normal household magnet will do the trick.

millionsofpeaches Tue 24-May-16 17:21:07

Do you have a hack saw? I sawed one off my top last week. Just cut through the metal bit of the pin.

MadSprocker Tue 24-May-16 17:21:13

The shop is an independent department store, so might be tricky to find similar. I will just use it as an excuse to go shopping again grin

PortiaCastis Tue 24-May-16 17:22:10

I have posted a link regarding 7 ways to remove a tag .
Here it is again

m.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Security-Tag-from-Clothing

OurBlanche Tue 24-May-16 17:23:39

None of those 7 ways works with the spring loaded bastards that take your thumb off as they fly passed!!!

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 24-May-16 17:25:34

Next took a tag off a Tesco top for me. It set the alarm off in Next and they searched my bag. I showed them my receipt and they happily took it off.

YouMakeMyDreams Tue 24-May-16 17:39:29

I've had them taken them to my local super drug to have them taken off. They don't use the same ones but have managed to remove them.

BananaInPyjama Wed 25-May-16 02:13:12

I found a tag on a top I bought whilst the other side of the planet. Only tried to wear it once I was back home. I think the shop deactivated the tag but forgot to remove it.

DH tried to remove the tag using Youtube...ended up cutting a hole in the top but its OK. I need to start mixing with shoplifters for some handy hints on removal!

EBearhug Wed 25-May-16 02:40:34

I need to start mixing with shoplifters

...I know, I 'll ask in Mumsnet.
grin

Lweji Wed 25-May-16 02:44:24

Considering a recent supermarket thread, yes...

puglife15 Wed 25-May-16 02:49:30

I had this in a well known baby shop which rhymes with Smotherflare and was given a £5 voucher to make up for the faff of driving back. It wasn't 15 miles away though, more like 1.5

Bogeyface Wed 25-May-16 03:01:59

Unless it has dye in it, a hammer, a pair of pliers and brute force should do it. I have had a couple of these and generally manage it with just the pliers.

Smotherflare doesnt exist anymore so I think you can safely name them pug grin

Bogeyface Wed 25-May-16 03:02:44

I am not a shoplifter btw, just unlucky I think!

BikeRunSki Wed 25-May-16 03:10:56

Smotherflare doles still exist! It did in Lewds

MrsSpecter Wed 25-May-16 03:11:22

Whaat?? Smotherflare doesnt exist anymore? When did that happen? confused where have I been hibernating? grin

Bogeyface Wed 25-May-16 03:12:11

Does it?! I thought it had finally been closed down.

My flapologies to Smotherflare, I stand florrected.

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