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18 September 2011 @ 02:32 am
Now that all if not most of the stores are closed?  
Anyone want to share where they may or may not have hid their "stash", I would be shocked if a lot of employees didnt "find" some product for themselves at the very end when it went down to a dollar.    

Mine, if i would have done it, would have been  in a very simple spot really, im assuming every store had the same bargain fixtures? If you managed to do it, you could retract the bottom parts of them that could be used as extra shelves.  I could have just put them and took them out in an opening or closing shift. 

Did anyone have or many not have  any clever spots?
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC)
I stashed a couple of things behind the baby safe. There were also some rather large stashes hidden in the ceiling tiles. :)
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
i foolishly moved my stuff from a box disguised as cd keepers to the fire extinguishers. it was surprisingly found in there but the keeper stack remained untouched till the last 6 hrs. I totally should have gone w/ my gut and left them in the original spot i picked
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
You know in the back room how they had those giant metal lockers where the circuit breakers were kept? Well if you happen to have a screw driver you can open them up, remove some panels, and place large quantities of product behind them before putting everything back in place.

Also the ceiling tiles right above our liquidator's desk might have also been in use since this little employee figured ground zero would be the last place they should look.
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
I hid something on an upper shelf in the sort room. Since no more product was coming in no one ever went in there and saw it, even though it was clearly visible.
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
We used the coffins beneath the music section. I even covered up the little windows with bits of paper. They didn't really sell with the fixtures so we could use those until the end. Our liquidator actually started checking some ceiling panels, saying he had found stashes before this way. He never checked out coffins though!
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
I know this comment will be super popular:
I know it went on, and I can accept that, but listening to you guys (ok, well, 5 of you) discuss it with pride when you got away with it, and dismay when you got caught is a little sickening. It's still stealing.

Here is my honest question for anyone who stashed things:
Didn't anyone question you when you went to buy the stuff? One commenter said he had stuff 6 hours before the store shut down. Didn't anyone question that you were buying shit at 80 or 90% off that otherwise would have sold at 40 to 50% off? I can understand saying that you 'found' one item and got lucky, but a stash would raise eyebrows.

"oh, I know we close our doors for good in 2 hours, and that the only things on the shelf are some christmas books and some 4 month old magazines, but I would like to purchase this Harry Potter Blu Ray box set, this $75 computer book, and the Beatles Mono box set."

Or was it just a wink and a nod between you and the cashier?
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Most things are not as obviously popular as the Beatles and Harry Potter.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Right on! - (Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 24th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
it's not immoral this time - (Anonymous) on September 24th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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ooo wow, justice with his shining sword! - (Anonymous) on September 19th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
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WTF? - (Anonymous) on September 19th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WTF? - (Anonymous) on September 19th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - (Anonymous) on September 19th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
who the fuck do you think you are? - (Anonymous) on September 19th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
I stashed a lot of stuff in my purse, this way I was able to get the full 100% off discount.
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Everyone (managers on down) just boxed stuff up and went out the trash door. Then we erased and sold the camera system as part of the liquidation before anyone looked at the recordings.
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
We were warned not to do that for risk of being fired.
Who would want to bother anyway. Taking out shelves is kind of risky considering the store has cameras.
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
The threat of being fired doesn't seem to have as much weight when everyone is about to lose their jobs anyway.

As for cameras, they did not cover the entire store and there were numerous blind spots.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 21st, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
I'm Walkin' out the front door
I walked out the front door with my bonus check and the I-Pad the company bought me.

Thanks guys. It's been real.

KanojoNoCarrera on September 19th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
I threw everything onto the damaged cart. And bought them before they decided to throw out the lot.
bookboss83 on September 19th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Our "stashes" were in the hold area right behind the counter. The hold cabinets had doors on them, so the hold piles were out of sight. Our liquidator didn't bother to look until we were getting ready to go 80-90 and he wasn't even looking for stashes when he found them, just looking to see how much more we had to clean up. The only thing he said about it was "this doesn't happen, everyone has til friday to buy it, then they go back on the floor"
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Re: FROM KING TROLL - (Anonymous) on September 19th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on September 20th, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
Hid mine in plain sight- right behind the cashier counter. We had a few cubbies there with no doors. Most of the stuff I was buying looked like it just needed to be reshelved but the lot of us were all on each other's sides and knew we were hoarding stuff. A lot of my colleagues hid theirs in the CD/DVD shelf drawers. We also had a separate closet for our Paperchase section that didn't have a camera, so there was a lot of stuff in there. The liquidator didn't know the code to that closet so he never bothered to go in there and check. Even if he had, we had a pretty nice liquidator that in the end was really appreciative of us sticking around.

And to those saying it's stealing: I spent my fair share of money at Borders, and when the product went up to 80-90% off, I was still buying. I can't say I was completely faithful the whole time I worked at Borders, but the majority of the time I was.
(Anonymous) on September 20th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Nothing worth buying (or stealing)
By the time they announced the closing of our store, there wasn't a damn thing there worth buying ---- which is probably one of the biggest reasons our sales dropped off so much in recent years.

The selection in the store sucked!
(Anonymous) on September 20th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
You idiots actually bought things during the liquidation? Five finger discount, baby! We took thousands of dollars of stuff from our store. Who cares? LP was already all fired, same with James Nathan and the DM's. There was NO ONE watching.
(Anonymous) on September 23rd, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
you say LP was fired. Does that mean Doug Best is out of a job? that fucking fear-instilling, fake 'man of the people' cocksucker. special place in hell for him.