Anti-theft tag on clothing


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Old 09-29-22, 08:20 AM
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Anti-theft tag on clothing

Short of going back to the store, does anybody know how to safely remove those anti-theft tags from clothing?
I bought a pair of jeans about two weeks ago. It was an instore pick-up at KOHL's. Actually, a replacement for a defective pair purchased several weeks earlier. Decided to wear them today. Removed all the tags and as I began to slip them on, I noticed at the cuff one of those plastic antitheft tags. They never removed it when purchased. Yes, I still happen to have the pick-up receipt and original receipt. I just can't be bothered to make the 10 mile ride back to store for no other reason.


 
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Old 09-29-22, 08:24 AM
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I've never actually looked how one was attached. Can you pull it away a little bit (probably from the inside) to see how it's attached? Maybe use a butter knife to lift it, if not easy by hand.
 
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Old 09-29-22, 08:26 AM
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It looks like it has a stud inserted. I tried a powerful magnet. I'm afraid of ripping the fabric if I pry it out.
 
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Old 09-29-22, 08:28 AM
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Tried using a knife to pry it. It's really in there tight.
 
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Old 09-29-22, 08:44 AM
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Okay found two things that hopefully will help. Looks like a bit of work, but only other option is to drive back to the store.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-remove...othing-5831054

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+are+an...%3DZvcVmDolTXU

Found another:
https://www.instructables.com/Remove...e-of-clothing/
 
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Old 09-29-22, 09:42 AM
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They are usually some type of magnet and/or pressure that releases an internal latch but they use a fixture and are all different.

Road trip time!
 
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Old 09-29-22, 10:19 AM
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Thanks Shadie and Marq. I tried even a stronger magnet. No sense in damaging the article. A trip is in order.
 
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Old 09-29-22, 12:22 PM
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Of course the alarm went off as I entered the store. All the cashiers looked at me as I walked in.
 
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Old 09-29-22, 01:02 PM
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Glad you got it removed and no trouble, but you know, most of the time when the alarm goes off, someone just yells from a register "go ahead, you're good".

Kind of like a car alarm in the mall parking lot. A car alarm goes off... most people never look up. If anyone does, they dont even stop walking.
I hear car alarms going off regularly, never see anyone getting their phone to call the police.

So, when I hear a car alarm, like everyone else, I just figure its the owner having trouble. But how does anyone know? No one really seems to care.
 
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I wonder why it didn't go off when you left the store with them? Would've saved a trip back. An odd thing.
 
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I wonder the same thing!
 
 

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