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Magnetic security tag left on my new(ish) purchase - how on earth to remove??
You have to take it back, it will wreck the garment if you try to get it off. Exactly the same thing happened to me in Boots with some baby clothes, like you I don't understand how I got out without the alarm going off!
I took them back and they were absolutely fine about it. Sadly, probably if you look nice and middle-class and respectable, they're less likely to challenge you.
Did you pay by card? If so, they can check that if there's any query.
Just go into M and S and explain and they'll do it for you.
I can't quite believe that you'd cut the tags off and throw away receipt before getting security tag removed. (But then I'm anal about keeping receipts and it amazes me how many people just chuck em so quickly)
Good luck, you'll set the alarms off when you go in!!!
Now, has anyone ever had a problem with those silly red tags on dvd's? Whenever I buy one from Tesco, they always forget to take them out. I've gone home a few times and had to return for them to be taken out.
Just take it back to the shop and they will do it.
This happened to me with a maternity swim suit form Boots...Unfortunately I didnt realise until I put it on in the changing room at the pool so jaut had to swim with it stuck to my cossie...i looked like a right shoplifting loon!!
(actually that won't work cos it'll prolly set off alarms elsewhere too. i bought some boots from tkmaxx that set off the alarm in topshop, the security guy explained they sometimes have tags inside the heel. took them back to tkmaxx and they said there weren't any more tags but they're going out boots not shopping ones so hopefully won't be an issue...)