Originally Posted by BIP Roberts
Not my lane at all, but, just to chime in on dude's point -
In general, I agree that if $50 is an issue on a particular item, you shouldn't be messing with items at this kind of price point. But....
1) That goes for Jordans, Foams, Maxes, etc. just as much as it goes for high end stuff. I don't know how many times dudes will quibble with me over $20 when I'm selling something. If that's an issue, you can't afford it. So, this behavior is in no way confined to "high end" sneakers. For the average person, Jordan Retros are a luxury as well.
2) That said, not everybody who haggles over what should be inconsequential numbers is broke and living above their means. Some of the most "famous" names in the sneaker hobby are notoriously cheap. In some cases that is because despite the way they project themselves through social media, they are actually "sneaker poor." But, some dudes are just cheap. And, that's not just "sneaker celebs." I know dudes who have cut off actual celebs/musical artists because "regular guys" treat them better and will pay better money.
I second #2.
It is just like people buying used luxury cars. If you can afford 250k for a Phantom DHC, then you can probably afford 252k, but if in your mind the car is only worth 250k you are not just going to give away 2k for no reason, same principle here in my eyes. You only pay what something is worth to you, whether it is a pair of shoes, car, or a home.