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To be sad that meat is security protected?

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BumpingFuglies Sun 21-Apr-13 19:39:10

Bought a pack of chicken valued at 3.15 and it had a sticker on saying "security protected". Which leads me to think the supermarket (tesco) feels customers might steal it and that makes me feel all kinds of sad and wrong hmm

kotinka Sun 21-Apr-13 19:39:51

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SoleSource Sun 21-Apr-13 19:40:55


wineoclocktimeyet Sun 21-Apr-13 19:40:56

I'm sure I read once that some of the most shoplifted items are meat and cheese - really sad.

yaimee Sun 21-Apr-13 19:41:02

Yanbu, saw someone being stopped for taking a small block of cheese the other day. I was so sad for the person.

ilovesooty Sun 21-Apr-13 19:42:21

Meat and cheese are commonly shop lifted - they're easy to sell on.

sydlexic Sun 21-Apr-13 19:44:59

People steal it fact of life. Don't believe it is because they can't afford it.

PirateShit Sun 21-Apr-13 19:45:25

A lot of the people I deal with in my job shoplift, and meat is a really popular thing to steal, along with cheese. It has a good resale value to it, and is easy to flog in pubs etc.
In my experience, most people nicking food will be selling it, rather than eating it themselves. Although with welfare reform etc, I wouldn't be surprised if there are people stealing food to feed their families as well.

Bobyan Sun 21-Apr-13 19:45:36

Its stolen by drug addicts as its easy to sell for a good mark up. After all if you were stealing for hunger, wouldn't have you steal something easy to conceal and not bloody.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 21-Apr-13 19:46:28

these things are normally stolen to sell on to buy drugs, rather than a hungry family. Easy to sell on, not traceable, instant money.

BumpingFuglies Sun 21-Apr-13 19:46:54

I am the one who hovers over the reduced section, buys the value brands etc. I wonder if one day I shall be so desperate as to steal food. I know it goes on, I am not daft and tbh I have seen it before. It just got to me today.

kotinka Sun 21-Apr-13 19:47:30

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BumpingFuglies Sun 21-Apr-13 19:49:03

Hadn't thought about resale, I suppose I am being rather naive hmm

Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 19:49:23

I wonder what type of person would buy meat from these people? I wouldn't buy meat unless it was from a proper butcher, farm shop or supermarket.

BumpingFuglies Sun 21-Apr-13 19:50:40

By baker, I guess I would try it if I ever went to a pub grin

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 21-Apr-13 19:53:02

it gets sold in the pub, at least that's what happens round here.

Bunbaker Sun 21-Apr-13 19:56:05

I wouldn't buy meat in a pub because chances are it would be stolen. And it wouldn't have been stored properly.

chickensaladagain Sun 21-Apr-13 19:56:18

meat is a huge theft line for supermarkets

I was in Morrisons once and there was a guy on his phone pretending to talk to someone about what they were having for tea -lamb or steak

because of the position of his arm & coat it was concealing the fact that he was filling his bag full of very expensive cuts of meat

was quite funny watching the manager chase him across the carpark

there are some areas where people go door to door selling stolen stuff, meat, cheese, coffee, airsfresheners, batteries -they are all fair game now razor blades are so heavily protected

CloudsAndTrees Sun 21-Apr-13 20:00:29

It's sad that companies need to security protect meat because of thieves and the rest of us have to pay higher prices because of it.

No one needs to steal fresh meat because they are hungry.

Wabbitty Sun 21-Apr-13 20:07:27

I once saw lorries carrying drinking water with an army escort.

Quodlibet Sun 21-Apr-13 20:09:53

My local Iceland has joints of meat in locked plastic security boxes.

expatinscotland Sun 21-Apr-13 20:12:08

Plenty of people steal food to sell, not eat, to buy drugs.

katolla Sun 21-Apr-13 20:14:02

It's sad that nappies are security protected. I can't imagine people selling those on. Or do they??

BrianButterfield Sun 21-Apr-13 20:14:32

Our little local Co-Op had gammon joints on sale for £5. I put one in my basket and the assistant laughed (nicely) and said I was the first person who'd actually paid for one, the rest had all been stolen. One person slung a load in a wheeled basket and ran off down the road with them! They sell them on, though, they're not to eat.

BumpingFuglies Sun 21-Apr-13 20:19:58

Clouds - no-one needs to steal because they are hungry? Really? That seems a ridiculous statement to me.

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