Chips are security theatre. They are not probable cause except in SC. The only thing that prevents theft is reputation.Curious - you any good at stealing? I see people stealing all the time at stores with inadequate protections - guess you can't RFID chip everything in the store. Although, I worked at JC Pennys for a short stint - we TRIED to chip everything.
Reputation is catching people at the door handcuffing them and calling the cops.