Originally Posted by borat_sagdiyev
when they run the deactivator over it it sends a very strong magnetic signal to the receiver which blows the circuit inside and lets you take it out of the store. same thing with those hard plastc barcodes that are like glued to DVD cases at bestbuy and stuff.
Nah man, I work in an Electronics department at Wal-Mart. The tags do not deactivate. You can run them across the pad all you want, and it will still keep trying to deactivate and keep thumping, but it won't deactivate. Just like the spider wraps on electronics. If you can't get it off when you steal it, well, you will have two alarms going off in your ears on the way out.