The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Most Shoplifted Items

Have you ever wondered what the most shoplifted items are? Shine magazine recently published an article detailing the top 10 for the holiday season. There are some definite surprises on it, so take a look:

  1. Filet mignon
  2. Jameson
  3. Electric tools
  4. iPhone 4
  5. Gillette Mach 4
  6. Axe
  7. Polo Ralph Lauren
  8. Let’s Rock Elmo
  9. Chanel No. 5
  10. Nikes

This list is disturbing because every single thing on it is nonessential. We’re not exactly talking about Jean Valjean stealing a loaf of bread, ya know? Why would people risk jail time for a bottle of liquor or perfume? It makes no sense to me.

Also, you can tell that most of these items were stolen by employees. At every single store I’ve ever been at, I’ve had to ask to see things like perfume or iPhones. They don’t just leave those things out on the counter. They’re under lock and key, so it doesn’t take a genius to figure out whose doing the stealing.

When people take stupid shit like this, it just makes prices higher for the rest of us. :(