No Theft Detectors in Stores

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by rs7, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. rs7 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone notice that Apple Stores lack theft detectors at the door (and least the ones I've been too). Anyone know why a company selling computer and other pricy equipment would do this? (I know it's probably hard to get a computer out...but small accessories and such. Also, what if you're about to be set up for a sale and the person walks away to get something and leaves the computer with you?)
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    At my local Apple Store it would be virtually impossible to sneak out the door with any stolen products. All Apple products (computers, iPhones, and iPods) are kept in the back room, and all accessories require a 'thank you' sticker to be carried out the door.
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    As said, everything is kept in the back of the store or behind the checkout counter, and all of the display models have alarms on them. I have also seen security guards looking through bags from time to time at my local store; clearly someone is watching.
     
  4. rs7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    In a store by me there are plenty of accessories on the walls. And if it's busy and packed it may be hard to patrol...especially some place like the NYC 5th Avenue Store (which I've been to once and is amazing :p )
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Most stores around peak shopping hours and peak business hours have plain-clothed loss prevention people on the floor. They're usually real easy to spot.
     

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