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Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat #4487350
08/13/17 12:23 PM
08/13/17 12:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 34
CT - USA
tomlct Offline OP
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CT - USA
Today at a nearby Walmart, I picked up a spare oil filter for my old K car, Mopar MO-090. I always open the box if it not sealed, to look at it, and good thing i did so this morning.
Someone had stuck a Fram PH-16 into the box, I assume so that they could purchase the Mopar, in the Fram box, maybe through the self-checkout.
Some chiseler saved maybe $ 3.50 by doing this, if this is how it went down.
What a shame that some people are like this - risk the embarrassment & more (I would think this is a crime to do this deliberately) over such a petty thing.

I wonder if the manufacturers are going toward sealed packaging, maybe with a see-through window, which would deprive honest people of the chance to look at it & make a decision.
It's a small thing, but it really struck me - what a dumb thing to do.

Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487357
08/13/17 12:30 PM
08/13/17 12:30 PM
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Seen that numerous times unfortunately with oil filters, used oil returned in new oil jugs, clothes that have clearly been worn (possibly even re-washed!), electronics that have been damaged by user handling and returned because "they didnt like/didnt need it anymore".

Its a sign of the times.


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Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487358
08/13/17 12:31 PM
08/13/17 12:31 PM
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MD
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So much for the cameras...
Disgusting.
Do you know why the USPS went to tracking many years ago?
Nobody got anything- the world is full of crooks.

Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487368
08/13/17 12:39 PM
08/13/17 12:39 PM
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Clovis, CA
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Originally Posted By: tomlct
What a shame that some people are like this


It depends on how much Karma effects the people; some people are immune to it. Myself, Karma is brutal to me, so I quit doing stuff like that. Not worth the flack from Karma.

You notice how I write Karma with a capital K ? I wouldn't dare use a lower case. shocked2

Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487369
08/13/17 12:39 PM
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Mismarked items are a problem. They slip by cashiers because they just don't know and could care less.

At a Dixieline home improvement store, a customer purchased an expensive looking hand carved mahogany front door with an arched top and a very expensive looking stained glass insert along with huge brass hinges, lock, deadbolt and other hardware including a shaped door frame. The price came up $99. The cashier rang it up without so much as a flicker of interest and the customer and his friend hauled it out into the parking lot. Just as a wild uninformed guess I'd say the brass hardware alone would put the price over $99 to say nothing of the wood itself or the carving. I said something to the manager about what just happened but he said he'd get back to me, that he was busy for a moment and walked away. Fifteen minutes later I left.

Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487370
08/13/17 12:43 PM
08/13/17 12:43 PM
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Mopar to a Fram Extra Guard? Oddly, that was an upgrade. The CHxxx series Frams have glass fibers blended into the media, and the Mopar lacks that cool feature (Fram has better efficiency as a result).

But yeah, lots of cheats, shoplifters, nuts out there; seen this a lot.

Last edited by oil_film_movies; 08/13/17 12:43 PM.
Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487372
08/13/17 12:47 PM
08/13/17 12:47 PM
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NY
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Try the WMT in Green Acres, lol. That store is a real hoot! I'd like to make in a week what walks out of there in a day.


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Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: oil_film_movies] #4487378
08/13/17 12:51 PM
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OH
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Noticed it with people switching boxes with the Ultras and Extra Guards. I also opened a sealed box for a cabin filter and noticed someone's used, dirty old filter in there. And back in March I picked up some Castrol Edge EP 10w30 that was on sale that I think was used. I called Castrol about it and they requested the jug of oil to analyze what was in it. I will call them tomorrow for an update. Called last week and they said they would call me when they know something. But this has been going on for a few weeks.

Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487381
08/13/17 12:53 PM
08/13/17 12:53 PM
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PNW
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Typical Walmart shenanigans. Inspect everything you buy there.

Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487401
08/13/17 01:09 PM
08/13/17 01:09 PM
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Indiana
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I don't get WM theft. They have cameras everywhere.


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Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487420
08/13/17 01:28 PM
08/13/17 01:28 PM
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Tug Hill, NY
Corelokt Offline
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Tug Hill, NY
Yep, ex bought me case of used motor oil once. No refund no exchange on that jem.


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Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: dlundblad] #4487431
08/13/17 01:36 PM
08/13/17 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
I don't get WM theft. They have cameras everywhere.


Every time I go to Walmart I usually hear a half dozen times the loud speaker system saying "security, check zone xyz".

Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: OneEyeJack] #4487439
08/13/17 01:45 PM
08/13/17 01:45 PM
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The Midwest
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Mismarked items are a problem. They slip by cashiers because they just don't know and could care less.

At a Dixieline home improvement store, a customer purchased an expensive looking hand carved mahogany front door with an arched top and a very expensive looking stained glass insert along with huge brass hinges, lock, deadbolt and other hardware including a shaped door frame. The price came up $99. The cashier rang it up without so much as a flicker of interest and the customer and his friend hauled it out into the parking lot. Just as a wild uninformed guess I'd say the brass hardware alone would put the price over $99 to say nothing of the wood itself or the carving. I said something to the manager about what just happened but he said he'd get back to me, that he was busy for a moment and walked away. Fifteen minutes later I left.


I have a friend that use to work as a loss prevention associate at a Sears store. He said a few people got away with sticking a printed UPC sticker for a much cheaper model by placing it on a much more expensive TV.


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Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: Merkava_4] #4487450
08/13/17 02:07 PM
08/13/17 02:07 PM
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Texas
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Texas
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: tomlct
What a shame that some people are like this


It depends on how much Karma effects the people; some people are immune to it. Myself, Karma is brutal to me, so I quit doing stuff like that. Not worth the flack from Karma.

You notice how I write Karma with a capital K ? I wouldn't dare use a lower case. shocked2


Who's karma ?


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Re: Unsealed oil filter boxes & people who cheat [Re: tomlct] #4487496
08/13/17 02:37 PM
08/13/17 02:37 PM
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I was at my local Walmart yesterday and saw a Mobil 1 filter in a Fram extra guard box. Had to think about that one for a while.


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