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Tasks / Reverse Shoplifting

Insert an object into a store. Make sure your object can be bought.

1 to 5 players
25 points
Level 2

Terms: reverse

21 completed :: 52 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


posted by superbooks on April 11th, 2007 4:30 AM

how can you make sure an object can be bought?

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posted by bonnie heart on November 17th, 2007 8:45 PM

could we just buy something and leave it there?

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posted by Grant B on December 9th, 2007 5:55 PM

Interesting idea but i am required to hate it because I work retail, this would be a reshop nightmare!!! No really though, cool task.

The media is on to us
posted by Spidere on December 24th, 2007 5:39 AM

NYTimes calls it shopdropping, though.

So are the courts. Kind of. +1
posted by Waldo Cheerio on January 19th, 2010 6:44 PM

The US Attorney's Office calls it Illegal. Sometimes. Food mostly. If you tamper with pre-existing products.

Edit: Just saying, there is a right way to do this task, and a wrong way. We don't need SF0 on the evening news, unless it is for something like this.

Alright, I retract this too. +2
posted by Waldo Cheerio on April 5th, 2010 6:09 PM

Looks like if you shplank it, even the FDA won't get on your case.

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posted by Sean Mahan on December 24th, 2007 10:10 AM

Mr. Urbina contacted us for that article actually, so we sent him an email about SFZero and these completions. It looks like we got lost between a Marx, Bakunin, and Guevara t-shirt (did they buy that on Haight St. or make it?) and some self-promoting band. Alas, whither the Fun Spoon, or Mac 'n' Cheese Surprise?!

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posted by Ombwah on January 11th, 2011 6:38 PM


I live in Longmont. My group is Longmont Occultology !!

:) So cool that this happened right here.


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Jackie and I were particularly inspired by this task. We considered our options and then decided to go shopping at a cheap thrift store (Thrift Town). We bought a 6 items, repackaged them, and inserted them into various stores in Berkeley and San Fra...

25 + 401 points :: 34 comments :: 81 votes :: 2 collaborators
Reverse Shoplifting by Haiku June 26th, 2008 5:45 PM

What's better than organic green tea? Free range SOYLENT green tea! The full write-up is in the photos. Clicky clicky.

25 + 346 points :: 32 comments :: 70 votes

" The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide." As of posting time these items may have a slim chance of still being on the shelf so for those in hot pursuit of the reverse reverse shoplifting task, good luck. Usually when I'm cooking up a p...

25 + 140 points :: 5 comments :: 28 votes
Reverse Shoplifting by p00n Totenkinder April 28th, 2007 9:12 PM

Addendum: I wrote this in a super hurry trying to get this task in the mail for Disintermediate the Submit Proof Button I had been planning this one since I started playing. I had submitted a task last era with this same name but with a bit more rest...

25 + 85 points :: 6 comments :: 17 votes

Step 0: Conception (the kind involving ideas, not haploids). I needed Zombie History Month greeting cards to distribute, as promised in the informational zombie history pamphlets I'd already passed out, by way of the zombie history information cente...

25 + 78 points :: 5 comments :: 19 votes :: 2 collaborators
Reverse Shoplifting by Julian Muffinbot March 18th, 2008 10:35 PM

When I saw this task, I knew it was perfect for me, because I had recently come into possession of an item that I do not want to own any longer. It is this book: What? you say. What is wrong with such a nice looking book? No offense is meant...

25 + 78 points :: 8 comments :: 16 votes
Reverse Shoplifting by Neutron, M t R June 10th, 2009 2:19 PM

Have you ever noticed how bleak the card selection for Fathers Day is? If your dad isn’t into golf or fishing you’re going to have a rough time finding a card with an appropriate graphic, let alone a fitting sentiment. We set out to solve this pr...

25 + 71 points :: 16 comments :: 16 votes :: 2 collaborators
Reverse Shoplifting by Ariock Knight July 25th, 2008 5:09 PM

For the last month I've been dealing with a problem person challenging my use of the name "Ariock" and I've been talking to some of my online friends about it. One of those friends created a little banner for me, and it was a hit among my f...

25 + 65 points :: 6 comments :: 13 votes
Reverse Shoplifting by Sam Archer January 14th, 2013 1:10 PM

Since my Ymir completion I've made quite a few more terrariums. I give most of them away for fear that if I don't, I will look up one day to find they've taken over every surface in my home. This is my latest. Isn't it pretty? With most of my ...

25 + 51 points :: 5 comments :: 12 votes
Reverse Shoplifting by Geonny Peonny March 27th, 2008 10:49 AM

I get free Naked Juice (let's just say "I know a guy who knows a guy") so my fridge is typically full of the stuff. The Safeway nearest to me recently started selling Naked Juice, but I have access to flavors that Safeway doesn't carry. S...

25 + 50 points :: 7 comments :: 10 votes
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