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Snacking in the grocery store before paying?

Anonymous
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Is it considered stealing if you consume food before paying for it while shopping? Does it make it more ok if it's to keep a small child happy while shopping?I know some people who don't pay.

Personally I feel it's stealing, however I know many don't share that view.

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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I've gotten drinks out of the cooler & paid for them on my way out.
An old lady was chowing down on grapes a few weeks ago. That is definitely stealing since produce price is based on weight.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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If you open a box of crackers and then pay for it, no big deal.

If you eat a banana or other weighed item, it's stealing.

B1Bomber
by Ruby Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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I wouldn't do it, but as long as it gets paid for, I guess there are bigger things to worry about.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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that is my biggest pet peeve!  i HATE seeing people opening waters, drinks, chips and whatever else before they pay for it!  I'm pretty sure you can wait till you pay for it. you are not going to starve to death.

just seems rude to me

MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:29 PM

 If we do on occassion I ALWAYS pay for it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM

If its a food that gets weighed for the price, it's theft. 

katielovesyou21
by Silver Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM

for things like chips or a drink no because its not charged by weight now grapes and stuff ya

cymkare
by Gold Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM

I'll get a drink and sip on it while shopping (I pay for it at the checkout)but I don't eat the food. I have heard stories of people getting arrested for doing it, though. 

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sandra_t00
by ChaChi on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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Boxed items/packages, no

Weighed items, yes
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 17, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Fruit or other weighed items is definitely stealing to me. There's no grey area there but the other stuff is more of a moral issue to me. I just don't feel it's right to entitle yourself to something that's not technically yours yet. But I also don't think it's taken seriously in the store so it falls on a personal feeling.

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