Originally Posted by 4318MichaelJohnson4318
Realistically most GRs are selling out these days and more limited shoes i.e. XIs series have been selling out every christmas. This christmas I saw a lady camp out for her husbands Concords for christmas, she waited overnight at midnight and went with the normal hassle of being in line for sneakers (mall security moving them, standing all day I even think she brought a friend.
Now this weekend I was offered to buy a pair of concords or cool grey for 250. The killer thing is I ended up really only paying 200 for cool greys, brand new. Lets be honest NT we arent wearing kicks as soon as they drop most of us put them in reserve for a better season so why kill yourself on some random saturday (you should be going out on friday enjoying life) just to have a shoe you prob dont even care for that much. The resell market is pretty much a buyers market right now. With the economy being bad (forcing people to sell kicks) and everyone trying to be a reseller you can get shoes for probably 40 bucks at average over retail in lets say 2 months.
Also it gives you more time to save + research the shoe. We know how JB quality is these days I was really disappointed with the Olympic 6s.
Around MY way? ..GR's DO sell out, if not on RD, 100% they're ghost by the following Wednesday. ..so I feel you there.
Also agree, that probably the MAJORITY of us have double digits in kicks, far as pairs we own.
..agree again that it's RARE you rock the kicks you JUST bought.
I guess MY reason for coppin'on RD? ..is I HATE paying above retail. Period. ..even forty bucks. (which is dumb good, considering)
If you've been on NT long enough, or have enough "real life" friends that buy/are into kicks? ..this logic is probably fairly sound.
..as it's probably not TOO difficult for you to obtain kicks 2 months after RD for a "reasonable price".
Also, the "hype" surrounding a release has usually peaked & started to decline by then, & the more outrageous after market price points start to come back down to reality.
Personally? ..the fact that we know months in advance something is dropping, makes me fiend.
If I want a shoe? ..that 6 month wait from when the pics. & confirmation hit, to RD? ..that's long enough a wait, for me.
I'd rather stand in line for a few hours, instead of trying to track them down or barter at some point down the line.
Rather NOT deal w/shipping, tracking numbers, Paypal, fraud, etc.
Honestly tho'? ..ever since the Concords dropped, I've thought the same thing once or twice. ..bet a few of us have.
I know dudes that would rather prepay, KNOWING they're probably getting B grades or fakes, just to avoid the circus it's become.
All that said? ..I want my kicks ON RD, and at RETAIL. Period.
I can't see NOT copping something I really WANT as soon as possible.
Plus, too many kicks I've let slide at this point, only to see'em go thru the roof, after market.
Then I'm extra salty, because I KNEW they were droppin', & decided to wait. ..which makes it MY fault. Blah.
See where you're coming from tho', 100%.