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post #5176 of 8062
I was skeptical at first on the chukkas, but they grew on me. They are easily one of the most comfortable shoes I've worn. That color goes for a premium because all the recent colors that have come out are blah. You also have to consider size 12.5 is not an easy size to get, let alone that colorway. If you're not set on that color, you might want to consider waiting for the next batch to come out. I'm personally looking forward to this one.

post #5177 of 8062
Flipping sneakers is a backwards ass hustle and you'll never make any real money if you consider $200 or whatever you make flipping a pair of Jordans a "come-up".
post #5178 of 8062
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Flipping sneakers is a backwards ass hustle and you'll never make any real money if you consider $200 or whatever you make flipping a pair of Jordans a "come-up".


Makes me think of this

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/11/supreme-skateboarding-clothing-underground-fashion-store-chinatown.html
post #5179 of 8062
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Originally Posted by Wade View Post

^were those the ones that came in small instead of an actual size?
Yep. I liked the Shady Milkman, lol.
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Flipping sneakers is a backwards ass hustle and you'll never make any real money if you consider $200 or whatever you make flipping a pair of Jordans a "come-up".
It's not a bad side hustle if you're able to land 10 pairs of say the DB Foams at retail and flip them for $800 or whatever it is they go for.

If you're flipping on a pair to pair basis then I fully agree with you.
post #5180 of 8062
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Huh..... did I say it was bad, I'm sure I didn't, I said it's a business and as long as people are willing to pay the mark up, the mark up will be there.

 

Just adding to your comment...was not an attack...

post #5181 of 8062
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Flipping sneakers is a backwards ass hustle and you'll never make any real money if you consider $200 or whatever you make flipping a pair of Jordans a "come-up".

This....

 

 

If your gonna wait in line or camp somewhere for a pair or 2...dont waste your time...

 

Better example instead of the Foams are the Bred 1's. At cost $155 after tax and they do sell for $350-$400...now that is a come up...and the demand is still there....

Whereas the foam, $275 after tax and the demand is slow...make double? thats really it...

post #5182 of 8062
holy shit those chukkas are ugly
post #5183 of 8062
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Originally Posted by kingsfull View Post

I was skeptical at first on the chukkas, but they grew on me. They are easily one of the most comfortable shoes I've worn. That color goes for a premium because all the recent colors that have come out are blah. You also have to consider size 12.5 is not an easy size to get, let alone that colorway. If you're not set on that color, you might want to consider waiting for the next batch to come out. I'm personally looking forward to this one.


I like this colorway. coming close to the original HTM makeup, but with the black instead of white.

I have the chukkas in wolf grey as well as in red. They've been my go to sneaker since the summer. super comfortable and light. I put them on over all my "baller" sneakers. It took me a minute to get used to the shape visually, but I now I love them.
post #5184 of 8062
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Better example instead of the Foams are the Bred 1's. At cost $155 after tax and they do sell for $350-$400...now that is a come up...and the demand is still there....

I'm sorry but how is making $200 a come up? You have to first secure the shoe, either by lining up, camping out, spending countless hours behind a computer, etc. Then you have to sell the sneaker, which involves posting it for sale, and then actually making the sale (either in person which requires you to go and meet someone, or shipping it out which involves packaging and going to the post office). All of these activities take TIME and what most people are too myopic to realize is that time cuts into your profit margin.

Some people just don't get it, and I doubt they ever will...
post #5185 of 8062
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Originally Posted by ChasingBobby View Post


Just adding to your comment...was not an attack...

Sounded like it, oh well.

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I'm sorry but how is making $200 a come up?

Can't remember his handle, but the guy who sold 60ish pairs and got them from friends who didn't camp out, seems like a decent deal to me.

The retailers makes less and they have to pay rent, wages etc. an deal with the campers, so all in all he will probably make the same a shoes if not more than the ad.

But in the end it's not a matter of what you make a pair, it's how many times you can make a sale.
post #5186 of 8062
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Not all resellers are like that though.

The bigger ones, like newj's gets more than one pair and it usually doesn't take much effort once you establish a relationship with your source. Shipping isn't that difficult because you charge the buyer anyways. It can take me less than 3 minutes to make a box perfectly for the shoe and you can just print a lable via paypal/USPS, tape it and you just have to drop it off or call to have it be picked up for free.

It is much easier than you think, especially to those who have been doing it for years.

When I use to do it, I just buy from Eastbay at 9pm PST (midnight est), order 2-3 pairs and selling the etra means I got my pair for free plus change. It's definitely changed now but trust me, the resellers has adapted to it and aren't going through as much as you think to make money.

But yes, if you simply line-up for hours or even days to make $200, then you are crazy. Then again if you are in high school and have the spare time and you just chill in line with your friends anyways, then it isn't so bad either, as long as you do not get shot or shanked that is.
post #5187 of 8062
I made the distinction between flippers and real resellers a couple of pages back. Of course if you are selling 60 pairs and profiting $100 - $200 a pair that's a decent hustle. Still, it's not for me. Hustling = short term perspective. No thanks.
post #5188 of 8062
You dudes are making jet mad with all this reselling talk. Dude is about to go to the gym Rocky IV style.
post #5189 of 8062
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Not all resellers are like that though.

The bigger ones, like newj's gets more than one pair and it usually doesn't take much effort once you establish a relationship with your source. Shipping isn't that difficult because you charge the buyer anyways. It can take me less than 3 minutes to make a box perfectly for the shoe and you can just print a lable via paypal/USPS, tape it and you just have to drop it off or call to have it be picked up for free.

It is much easier than you think, especially to those who have been doing it for years.

When I use to do it, I just buy from Eastbay at 9pm PST (midnight est), order 2-3 pairs and selling the etra means I got my pair for free plus change. It's definitely changed now but trust me, the resellers has adapted to it and aren't going through as much as you think to make money.

But yes, if you simply line-up for hours or even days to make $200, then you are crazy. Then again if you are in high school and have the spare time and you just chill in line with your friends anyways, then it isn't so bad either, as long as you do not get shot or shanked that is.
Or how about this. Pay $50 for a decent RSVP bot to get a pair from the local nike town on something like Championship a lebron pack. Pick up the shoes at $500 msrp and flip them for $3000 the next day.

Over $2000 profit is good for a days work for nearly anyone that's not up in the top 1%.
post #5190 of 8062
Thread Starter 
Yup and that is why I entered those Red October contest, if by chance I win, then that is a $10k ticket right there. Might even be $20k now that it's release is very much in doubt.
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