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Stupid RFID tags

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by McClintoc, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I ordered a wallet from Amazon and the damn thing has an RFID anti-theft tag sewn into the liner. Every time I walk into and out of a store with those anti-theft scanners at the door, it sets them off. I would have to cut open the wallet to get it out which most definitely not what I want to do. Is there any way to permanently deactivate the RFID tag without destroying the wallet?
  2. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    A small EMP would work but wouldn't recommend doing it near any other electronic. Maybe if you keep a high powered magnet close to it it might stop working like some credit cards/hotel room keys, no promise tho.
  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Enjoy messing with the clerks at the store, I have a pair of short pants that for some unknown reason they sewed an RFID tag into the seam, everytime I walk in or out of certain stores I just look at the clerks and smile as the alarm goes off. In my opinion it's just one more way of messing with society.
  4. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I did get some goofy looks when the alarms went off as I walked INTO the stores. So far, it has happened at a sporting goods store, an electronics store, an auto parts store and the grocery store.
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Most of them will look at you like they dont know whats going on or what they should do, If I'm walking in the store I usually say "hey looks like your sxxxs broke", on the way out I'll throw another jab like "still didnt get that fixed".
    The Krogers near my house knows me now and most of the front end clerks just look at me like yea we know your messing with us, one of the baggers is actually a pretty smart kid cause when I walk in with the alarm he'll ask me "wearing your lucky shorts today" not sure how he figured it out.
  6. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I know stores that use them will deactivate RFID tags at the registers but I'm not sure it's a permanent deactivation, just enough to get you from the register to your car. Can anyone confirm/deny?

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