NIKE Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RFX45, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. kingsfull

    kingsfull Well-Known Member

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    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.

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  2. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    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".
     


  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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  4. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Yep. I liked the Shady Milkman, lol.

    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.
     


  5. ChasingBobby

    ChasingBobby Senior member

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


  6. ChasingBobby

    ChasingBobby Senior member

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    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...
     
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  7. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    holy shit those chukkas are ugly
     


  8. ysb

    ysb Senior member

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    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.
     


  9. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    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...
     


  10. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Sounded like it, oh well.



    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.
     
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  11. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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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.
     


  12. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    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.
     


  13. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    You dudes are making jet mad with all this reselling talk. Dude is about to go to the gym Rocky IV style.
     
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  14. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    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%.
     


  15. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    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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