Originally Posted by alexanderfasto
Just adding more stress... more hype... it'll just make you more antsy...
I.D.?... What about for those who doesn't have a twitter acct.?... like me
What's your point? You have to create a twitter account, just like you have to create an account to buy sneakers online. Big deal. Millions have a twitter account, and twitter is the easiest way to broadcast to the masses, while not putting strain on Nike's already pathetic systems.
While this doesn't curb the problem given that we're only talking about 24 stores in 12 states, eliminating midnight releases and going to this system will provide relief to those in densely populated urban areas (where the highest number of social media users reside), and set a standard for non-Nike retailers to follow suit. Nike was the only one who could initiate some change, and we will see this ripple across the industry in the months to come. It will curb the camping (no longer allowed), and make people more aware of their behavior, while having an impact on reseller scum who have no real income outside of gouging on sneakers. More hype? Not even possible, but way to be part of the problem!