Going along with all the recent posts about reciept checking, I’ve been thinking about tricky ways stores could make reciept checking mandatory.  My favorite theory (which I hope never comes to fruition) is the following:

What if a store were to sell you merchandise, but claim that the bag and reciept were their property (akin to my University ID stating “This card is University property”)?

Could they print a line on the reciept & bag to the effect of “This reciept/bag is WallyWorld propety and must be surrendered on request of WallyWorld or their designee”?  Your merchandise is yours once it’s been paid for, and they have no business seeing it, but the reciept and bag were not purchased- they technically still belong to the store.

Any thoughts?