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Shoplifting 2021 - Current

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posted on Apr, 22 2023 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: billxam
a reply to: JAGStorm

It's pretty easy to get around it all. Haven't been to a physical store in 3 years. I order, they deliver it or they bring it to my car. Just like ordering a pizza.



Yeah , My favorite is " WeedDash " Delivery . Never Have to go to a Dispensary Ever Again ...



posted on Apr, 22 2023 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: EmeraldCoastFreedm
a reply to: RonnieJersey

Yep I left that area to where I am today, The Wood Ridge development at the time we left the grocery store was closed with papered up windows and it was just a dunkin donuts and baskin robins left down below.
I will not miss the Wood Ridge DMV, Will not miss the 16k I was paying in property taxes there either.

What area did you move to, because we are trying to decide if another state is the way to go!
A friend of ours is paying $20,000 taxes here, go figure.
edit on 22-4-2023 by RonnieJersey because: forgot something



posted on Apr, 22 2023 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: RonnieJersey

originally posted by: EmeraldCoastFreedm
a reply to: RonnieJersey

Yep I left that area to where I am today, The Wood Ridge development at the time we left the grocery store was closed with papered up windows and it was just a dunkin donuts and baskin robins left down below.
I will not miss the Wood Ridge DMV, Will not miss the 16k I was paying in property taxes there either.

What area did you move to, because we are trying to decide if another state is the way to go!
A friend of ours is paying $20,000 taxes here, go figure.



Yeah , it does Not Pay to Own Property here in N.J. Nowadays . They Milk You for EVERY PENNY in Property Taxes . Maybe it's Time to" Throw All The BUMS Out " in State Government but for Every One you Eliminate , Two takes it's Place .........*(
edit on 22-4-2023 by Zanti Misfit because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 22 2023 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: RonnieJersey

originally posted by: EmeraldCoastFreedm
a reply to: RonnieJersey

Yep I left that area to where I am today, The Wood Ridge development at the time we left the grocery store was closed with papered up windows and it was just a dunkin donuts and baskin robins left down below.
I will not miss the Wood Ridge DMV, Will not miss the 16k I was paying in property taxes there either.

What area did you move to, because we are trying to decide if another state is the way to go!
A friend of ours is paying $20,000 taxes here, go figure.


I did a lot of research prior and chose the Florida Panhandle, 3000 Sq ft house I am only paying around 2k property taxes here and it would be $120 lower if we didnt have a street light post in our yard, County started that after we moved in.
It is an unincoporated area with no mayor or bureaucracy, though we do have 3 fire departments, also a sub station for the county sheriff for law enforcement .
In that one thread you saw the video of my Sheriff offering firearm lessons to the guy that missed the home invader.
If you ever do 100% get a lawyer involved before you get a realtor they will come up with a plan to avoid the exit tax and ect. It was only $1500 or $1800 and well worth it Jersey had to pay us at tax time.



posted on Apr, 22 2023 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: MykeNukem
a reply to: JAGStorm

Seems like a perfect storm is going perfectly to plan.

Pretty soon, you won't be able to leave the city even if you wanted to.



That is pretty much how I see it playing out.

I responded to the 2021 thread but I will share my post here in the updated thread as well.

Before COVID, you couldn’t get half of us old country folk to use a computer. We didn’t have that much time, with everything being at least an hour’s drive from home.

Along came the lock downs and we were stuck out here on these back country dirt roads, and even if you could go into town, it was a nightmare. So suddenly you started seeing UPS, FedEx, and Amazon trucks coming up and down these roads several times a day. Our only contact with the real world.

Fast forward to today. There are more of those delivery trucks on these roads than ever before. Almost all the grocery stores out here have dedicated a large section of the store to Insta-Cart pickups. Not that folk have gotten lazy, though that may also play a tiny part, but it is cheaper to pay the delivery fee than pay for the gas to make the trip, plus it frees up your day a bit.

COVID was a beta test that worked like a charm. It reset people’s minds, and changed years old ideologies, beliefs and behaviors.

The big box stores and the warehouse stores saved a fortune not having to pay employees, pay for employees insurance, buildings, utilities, security, business insurance, repairs, and the list goes on. They would look like greedy businesses, with no concern for their customers if they just closed up shop, but still wanted your money, so suddenly we have this huge wave of thefts, that not only makes it the only sound and prudent moved for them to make, they can actually blame the people and the communities for their own lost.

I saw the lost of shopping malls and strip malls in the works long before COVID though. They have been dying for a while. The only thing keeping them halfway alive was the movie theaters, and them being a favorite teen hang out. But they were losing their appeal with parents, and streaming was killing the theaters. People were becoming less social and preferred socializing of the anonymous behind the screen variety.

So the need for physical stores has greatly decreased. Soon we all live in 15 minutes cities or rely on self driving trucks and drones for deliveries to our front doors. There will be no one on the streets without their papers.

Our brave new world. We all saw it coming, so we can’t really say we are surprised that it has arrived.




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