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googleybear
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  4:53:04 PM  Show Profile Send googleybear a Private Message
I was wondering what advice I would get in regards to my missing models at my store. I have been noticing alot of scarves and other things coming up missing around the shop. Any ideas as to what to do? I'd love to hear some suggestions.
Thanks...

Rho
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  5:45:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rho's Homepage Send Rho a Private Message
I'd set up a video camera or at least a fake one so people would see it and think twice. And make it in plain sight.

Sorry maybe there are some people here who have shops and figured out a solution already.

Good luck though

rho
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GailnCocoaBeach
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USA
45 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2005 :  7:10:08 PM  Show Profile Send GailnCocoaBeach a Private Message
I keep most of my models up high. Scarves and such are tacked up by the cubbies.
I haven't really run into this problem with the knit things,
but my bead section - when 'groups' are on that side of the store, my eyes are glued.
Of course, mirrors, they help alot.

gail


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Wen
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Australia
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  7:11:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message
Putting a ring through the corner to attach them to the shelves (like a key ring) would slow down the removal....

Wen

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Pinky Yarn
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USA
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  9:29:05 PM  Show Profile Send Pinky Yarn a Private Message
Zip tie them down to shelves or tables or whatever


-Katie

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-Unknown

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Annawolfsong
Chatty Knitter

118 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2005 :  9:57:24 PM  Show Profile Send Annawolfsong a Private Message
Put bells on clear fishing line that attaches to the scarf it it's moved more than a set distance. When you hear bells, ask if they need assistance. Small jingle type bells will be on sale all over in about 6 days.

AnnaMarie
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KnitBits
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231 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2005 :  11:11:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit KnitBits's Homepage Send KnitBits a Private Message
Wear them and/or make staff wear the items if possible. Others hung slightly above eye level with wall attachments of some sort and finally create a 'slippage account' calculated prorata to sales - at least allows you a deduction.

Hope this helps.

SF
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The Irish Ewe
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USA
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  07:51:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit The Irish Ewe's Homepage Send The Irish Ewe a Private Message
AnnaMarie, great idea! We have Irish imports, which includes scarves, always on the hunt for theft deterant ideas.

The Irish Ewe
Norway, Maine
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Lissa
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Posted - 12/21/2005 :  09:10:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
I can't believe that someone - presumably a knitter - would steal your models!! What nerve!!

Lissa

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


Oh, and I now have a blog:http://knittnlissa.typepad.com/knittnlissa/
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tortadetortuga
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47 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2005 :  1:18:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit tortadetortuga's Homepage Send tortadetortuga a Private Message
Might be knitters, might not. When I worked at a LYS, there were quite a few nonknitters who came in wanting the handknits they saw in the window, and they were never looked happy with the price quoted, or the solution suggested to take a class to make their own. Just a thought.

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Ditzy Girl
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USA
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Posted - 12/31/2005 :  2:53:25 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
My fav lys ties all of hers down or up. The samples are above you head. You can touch it, but it is obivious, plus her staff wear samples. She got tired of losing them. As she puts it people Xmas, bd and just plain shop without paying.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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