There are all kinds of security tags on clothes that prevent shoplifters from helping themselves. Some tags beep, some that spew ink on the garment and some tags that are just plain inconvenient to remove. And yes, I do realize this is irritating when you make a purchase, get home, put on the garment and wham you have a big pretty ink security tag on your new purchase that the store forgot to remove.
But consider this everyone, without those security tags on clothes to try and prevent people from stealing, it would increase every consumer’s cost of purchasing any type of retail item. So yes, tags can be frustrating but very necessary.
Imagine my amazement when I goggled “security tags on clothes” this week and found at least 100 websites, instruction videos, photographs and blogs on “how to remove security tags on clothes.” My goodness consumers, these things are here to help you. We should not be teaching criminals how to go into a dressing room and remove the stupid things so they can steal stuff!
One website, which will remain nameless of course, even outlined what tools to purchase and took step by step instructional video on how to take security tags on clothes OFF the clothes!!
Here is my thought. If you purchase something, look at the garment before you leave the store. Don’t get all mad because the security tag is still attached when you get home. You were there when you purchased it. You were there when they DIDN’T remove the security tag. So take just a smidge of responsibility for the mistake, and just by chance, if the retail outlet you frequent does leave the security device on the clothes, GO BACK TO THE STORE AND GET IT REMOVED.