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Sale of indulgences II

Pay to shoplift
 
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This card would be sold in stores. If caught shoplifting a person could surrender his get out of jail free card and be let go without consequence.

Helps stores improve inventory control and gives an outlet to people who do it for the thrill.

Voice, May 07 2014

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       //This card would be sold in stores// - so, theoretically, it would be possible to steal these cards from stores?
hippo, May 07 2014
  

       Unless the card was much more expensive than the amount of merchandise it indemnifies the shoplifter for, there's no store interest in creating this. Since it removes the disincentive to steal, it's going to cause people to attempt to shoplift much more often. Since the store obviously can't stop all shoplifters, more are going to get away with it in between having to use up their card.
MechE, May 07 2014
  

       //Unless the card was much more expensive than the amount of merchandise it indemnifies the shoplifter for//   

       That would obviously have to be the case.
Voice, May 07 2014
  

       So, have the card available in a range of denominations, indemnifying against say 10% of its face value per "transaction".
pocmloc, May 08 2014
  
      
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