On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 14:16 security
Its shop a thief day today in Tesco, dont they employ store detectives ?
While shopping earlier one was spotted kneeling on the floor loading 2 or 3 items into his rucksack, which included a bike lock !!!! He had sunglasses on and was clearly looking nervous as he strolled to the cashier, i followed and informed an employee who informed security who then were watching him to nap him when he left the store..surely i thought the alarm would go off when he walked thro the doors but i heard nothing.
So Tesco where are your store detectives and when i watched him fill his bag an employee was standing right near him, perhaps i better apply for the job of store detective as its seems very easy to thieve from you
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 14:25 Smoker
As if stealing from Tescos is such a terrible thing
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 15:30 Zebedee
Tescos thieve from me on a regular basis. Come to think of it they regularly con me and lie to me too. I think they deserve all the thieves they get.
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 16:09 Sceptic
Very sensible of him to take a bike lock, let's face it you can't trust anyone these days.
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 16:17 security
Everyone is entilted to their opinions but the more a shop loses thro shoplifting the loses are claimed back by higher prices to us, the price of food these days is bad enough already, Zebedee i tend to agree with you there hence rarely shop there these days as much prefer Aldi
Septic it does make a mockery doesnt it he was theieving a bike lock lol !!
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 16:45 store detective
Morons. Utter morons. Advocating stealing from any shop, no matter who owns it, is despicable.
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 16:56 Tesco lifter
Tesco rip us off everyday. Millions and millions in profits annually. does it really matter?
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 17:04 shopperbelievable
I can't believe tw@s on here are actually condoning shop lifting.
If you don't like Tescos, don't frigging go there, it's quite simplez.
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 17:32 Taxpayer
Tesco not only rip off their customers but they also rip off everyone else by their tax avoiding scams. It's not wrong to steal from a thief.
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 18:13 shopper
I love this forum ha ha now saying its right to steal, i dont think it matters which supermarket you shop at as they all rip us off, but it is wrong to steal
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 18:19 Taxpayer
There's 'illegal theft', which is what the shoplifter does, and there's 'legal theft'. which is what Tesco does. Things are constructed so that some theft is legal and some is illegal. As another example see 'bank'.
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 20:50 Trollcatcher
I would suggest that anyone advocating theft on here is a troll and just trying to get a reaction as no-one sane or honest would agree..
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 23:33 Zebedee
I'm not troll and I don't give a flyin' monkeys for stealing from the likes of Tesco's and Homebase or indeed anyone at all who has amassed a stupidly large pile of money to the detriment of the masses. Rich bankers are fair game to me. The law is there to protect the rich. Large amounts of it is directly designed to keep the poor in their place and the rich rich. we do not live in anything like a just or fair system... and if you think it is then stinking rotten pillars of religion, capitalism and the law have you exactly where the land and property owning UK establishment want you, right under their thumbs; conned, stupid, subservient and blind.
On Sat 7 Jul 2012 at: 23:52 JP
I think the point is that we want to see honesty in all areas of life.
It is dishonest for Tesco et al to operate split financial accounting systems offshore to avoid paying tax - though it is legal, it is dishonest and reprehensible.
A petty thief is also dishonest. There has been a spate of bike thefts in the area. Perhaps the shoplifter was nicking a lock so he could lock up a bike he has stolen!!! Would the advocates of thieving from large establishments be as encouraging of bike theft, I mean, there are loads of them that most people never use!!!
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 07:06 Trollcatcher
I'll tell you what then. How about this for a great idea. Let's ALL start stealing from the big chain stores. Nobody pays for anything, and let's see where THAT policy gets you.
You bl00dy idiots.
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 09:09 store detective
Regarding the stupid theory that its ok to shoplift from Tesco: One of my neighbours is a well known benefit grabbing thieving git. But I wouldnt go in his house nicking stuff.
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 09:10 myself
stinking rotten pillars of religion, capitalism and the law have you exactly where the land and property owning UK establishment want you, right under their thumbs; conned, stupid, subservient and blind.
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 09:18 Doc
Hey Trollcatcher - have you had your heart attack yet?
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 10:23 plod
so myself what are YOU going to do about it? Pinching a bar of fruit and nut from tesco will change it all will it?
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 13:26 Taxpayer
I thin you've missed the point Trollcatcher. Just because you disagree with what a person writes does not mean they are a troll. It may mean they have given the matter a bit more thought than you clearly have.
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 15:14 Trollcatcher
I think you have missed the point taxpayer. Anyone saying theft is fine and dandy is out to get a reaction. And they have succeeded. i would also hazard a guess that not one of them would have the b******* to do it themselves
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 17:12 jrsussex
Years ago when I was surviving on my weekly wage, as it was at that time, some low-life stole my nine year old car and when he had finished driving it round town he set fire to it. Christmas 2011 a friend bought his 10yr old son a bike, which was stolen in February. Would any of you who appear to be advocating stealing is ok expalin at which point that is and who from?
On Sun 8 Jul 2012 at: 22:16 expat two
We've all got victim-of-crime sob stories you know, it doesn't make any of us a moral guardian
I have to agree with many of the above though, if you can't see the difference between stealing from a company that adopts aggressive tax avoidance schemes, and your neighbour then you've been thoroughly duped by the establishment.
And the idea that we would all suffer from shoplifting at Tesco is utter nonsense. Tesco prices are based on competitive trade, they don't think of a profit, add costs (including losses due to theft) and come up with a price for their goods. They base their prices on what is most competitive - isn't that the philosophy behind a free market?
As the neo-cons of this world are so fond of reminding us, economics isn't subject to ethics, so we can scrub ethics from the argument.
Having said all that, I'm one of those people that finds shoplifting absolutely impossible - I just can't do. God knows I've wanted to.
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 08:15 SHOPLIFTING PIRATE
I park my boat in their garden!
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 10:24 Southover Queen
Should I expect you all to start robbing banks? You'll have to be armed of course, but obviously the banks are even more immoral than Tescos so that's all right.
(Oh, and remind me how you all felt about looters last year? That was presumably absolutely fine as well?)
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 10:51 SHS
As usual one can identify those who do not work and/or have no ambition from their messages. A growing minority believe hard work should not be rewarded. It never occurs to this group of people that those who are successful and/or who have some assets or who are making a profit, have usually reached this situation by years of hard graft and have made many sacrifices on the way. You get out what you put in - this is equality, not robbing the workers ('rich') to pay the skivers ('poor' but not really).
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 13:07 Mr Forks
I think you'll find we're all being robbed by the bankers, politicians and corporate vermin such as Tesco, making billions while paying peanuts. They don't care about us so yeah, why not play them at there own game.
Once the fragile, selfish and despotic capitalist shell comes crashing down then we can re-eavaluate these peoples worth to society!
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 14:30 Zebedee
'Oh, and remind me how you all felt about looters last year? That was presumably absolutely fine as well?'
Did we all feel the same SQ? An unusually small-minded and narrow comment from you.
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 14:44 Southover Queen
You can't put petty theft which is presumably purely for the direct benefit of the thief on a par with legitimate political protest, Zebedee. The person knicking a bike lock isn't doing it to liberate us all from oppression, he's doing it because he wants a bike lock and doesn't fancy paying for it. Equating the two just gives an oppressive state another stick to beat us all with.
The simplistic Daily Mail type explanation of the events of last summer - scum youth lock 'em up and throw away the key - completely and deliberately fails to account for the effects of vast inequalities on our society, but it still doesn't make it right to go on the rampage and (for the most part) satisfy your greed by stealing. Or was it somehow qualitatively different if the looters stole from a family-run corner shop or Tescos? One couldn't afford it, while the other could? Am I really the only one who finds this a dangerous path?
(And by the way, someone earlier in the thread noted that said thief could well be using to secure a stolen bike. Is the stolen bike different in quality if it's been stolen from "the deserving poor" or a bike shop? )
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 20:31 Store detective
It doesn't matter who the victim is, whether it's Tesco or the corner shop. It's stealing and anyone who does it is a scumbag.
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 20:51 expat two
Get it right SQ it wasn't scum youths that started the riots, it was asylum seekers and public sector employees.
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 21:32 The Super K
Pirate.... If you're going to post as a pirate, aty least get the language right!!!!
On Mon 9 Jul at: 08:15 SHOPLIFTING PIRATE wrote:
I park my boat in their garden!
On Mon 9 Jul at: 08:15 SHOPLIFTING PIRATE wrote:
I park mE boat in deir garden!
You're one posh pirate!!!
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 21:36 Southover Queen
Ah yes, I remember now. (Has it really been a year?). I'm sure the unions were behind it all too, now that it's all coming back.
On Mon 9 Jul 2012 at: 22:56 Capatalist
The objective of any company that's floats on the FTSE and offers shares for sale is to serve the shareholder. The shareholders interest are solely on profit, well the likes of shareholders investing in company's such as tesco anyway! So it could be argued that it would be unethical not to pursue higher profits, as investors have risked capital in order to see high dividends and increased share price. What seems to be the trouble is most of the posters on here are likely to be on a PAYG tax system along with not having the expertise to be able to decrease the amount of tax you pay. God knows if you could you would! After all you are condoning robbery.
Thieving from tesco and stealing from the neighbour feels like two separate identities, but if we think hard about it they are infect breaking the same principles and morals that most of us hold!
On Tue 10 Jul 2012 at: 02:09 expat two
"What seems to be the trouble is most of the posters on here are likely to be on a PAYG tax system along with not having the expertise to be able to decrease the amount of tax you pay. God knows if you could you would!"
Now this is exactly the sort of attitude that I find so nauseating. These dysfunctional individuals, whether tax cheats or paedophiles or any other illiterate and criminally minded little piece of crap, actually believe everybody is as poorly wired as they are.
And yet you think stealing from Tesco is immoral?
Some day a real rain will come...
On Tue 10 Jul 2012 at: 23:57 Capatalist
Tax cheats on the same level as paedophiles? Stealing no longer immoral??questionable antics from the expat 2. . Accept that the world isn't perfect, an funnily enough tesco aim is to make profit, regardless of the moral questions implied. perhaps stuck in the buble of lewes you yourself feel cheated that you can't cut your tax bill. The sooner you realise there is nothing myself or you can do about this the better!
How can you possible argue a case for stealing from tesco? Would love to hear it!
If only the corporations and the middle classes lived by working class morals 1 2
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 01:12 Ron
I guess if they did we'd all end up the same and that would obviously never do!
Don't nick stuff, don't question the powers that be nicking stuff.
FFS if someone ripped you off would you really not want to rip them off?
Or would your religious indoctrination make you turn the other cheek. lol