Comments on: Big (only) in Japan? Tape as proof of purchase http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/big-only-in-japan-tape-as-proof-of-purchase/ Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trendmakers in Japan. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:29:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Steve-o http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/big-only-in-japan-tape-as-proof-of-purchase/comment-page-1/#comment-20240 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:12:01 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3564#comment-20240 Same taping in Hong Kong. Especially now more popular as the government introduced a minimum charge on shopping bags and so people carry items with only tape on.

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By: Chris http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/big-only-in-japan-tape-as-proof-of-purchase/comment-page-1/#comment-20208 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 19:59:28 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3564#comment-20208 I’ve had them put tape on large items too, like a bag of rice, case of soda, or larger items pretty much at any store I’ve shopped in the U.S.

I like the tape in Japan, it makes sense. Of course, I can see someone stealing a roll of the tape and just using it to steal more things.

As far as handing the receipt to you with your change… where do you put your change? “you are likely a woman with a purse who dutifully keeps and records each purchase in a family budget notebook”. Why are you making that sexist assumption? They are simply handing you your change and receipt. Stick it in your pocket like every other MAN! I do that, and I have the “assurance that if I somehow must reexamine the receipt I will be able to find it”. It’s in my pocket. Right next to my body. If I REALLY need to re-examine it, I can reach in and, WOW, there it is!

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By: Sanna http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/big-only-in-japan-tape-as-proof-of-purchase/comment-page-1/#comment-17969 Fri, 21 May 2010 22:44:42 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3564#comment-17969 The only American place I can recall that uses tape/stickers as proof of purchase is Dillards. Every little yellow sticker they have has a little scany bar on it, so when you purchase the item, the cashier scans that code, attaching it to your purchase in the computer. It is meant to keep people from shoplifting something and then trying to return it without receipt.

Other than that, not sure I’ve ever seen it. Then again, I don’t do an incredible amount of purchasing of items in stores on the same… financial-requirement level as Dillards.

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By: MD http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/big-only-in-japan-tape-as-proof-of-purchase/comment-page-1/#comment-17483 Mon, 17 May 2010 11:19:14 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3564#comment-17483 Even after more than 10 years in Japan, I find the practice annoying. But it is not just the tape per se. It is that they do not put the receipt in the bag, but rather hand it to you with your change, anticipating that you are likely a woman with a purse who dutifully keeps and records each purchase in a family budget notebook… but I am a man and just want to leave with the assurance that if I somehow must reexamine the receipt I will be able to find it… and want to keep it together with the purchase in question. Just stick it in the bag? If only it were not taped shut…

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By: Eric Likness http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/big-only-in-japan-tape-as-proof-of-purchase/comment-page-1/#comment-16484 Wed, 05 May 2010 15:32:47 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3564#comment-16484 In the U.S. the large retail stores that sell large boxed items will place tape on the box to prove it was purchased. This only applies to items that won’t fit into a bag.

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