Originally Posted by IlluminatiNYC
Just curious, how much did yours sell for through FC and how much were the DB5s? Believe it or not, I actually sold my DB5s when they first came out at half of what they're probably worth now cause I felt like the quality of the leather was cheap.
They haven't sold yet @ FC. After suggestion here w/ what to do w/ them, I submitted my quote and put in the comments "sell for whatever". They came back and set the price @ $6,000. I purchased the DB5s out of pocket. It's not that I didn't have the money to spend on them...I just never could really justify the resale price to myself prior to getting the ROs. Unless FC literally steals my pair, I'll get enough from the sale to fund the DBs even if I drop the price to rock bottom. I'm in no rush, don't need the money, I'll just be patient and let them sit a while. Once the RO's sell, I'll look to get a few more things I've missed out on, and stash the rest away for OTHER ones I will undoubtedly strike out on (this year's DBs for example). I paid $1065 shipped for the DBs. Expensive, but the best price I could find for a DS pair in a size 13...there have only been 2 on the bay the past few months...both still there listed @ $1500, and the sellers won't budge. I could have held out a bit longer, but found a pair, was still on my "Yeezy high", and pulled the trigger. In a perfect world, I could have gotten a nice trade like @bigj505 , but I was in a rush when the tweet hit and didn't get my size. Kind of difficult trying to trade an 11.5 ROs for a size 13 DBs + whatever, unless I'm trading w/ a reseller on eBay/CL who just has stockpiles of random sizes.
Originally Posted by sskarizm
i sold my DB 5 the day they came in from NDC. Ugly in person
They're definitely a different shoe, and not for everyone. I love them personally. Etching is great, GITD accents are fun, leather sockliner, and the backstory (as heartbreaking as it is) are what does it for me (plus trying to complete my DB set). Having held both the ROs and DBs in hand...I'd personally take the DBs everyday of the week. I admit, I'm a JB head stemming from my childhood obsession w/ MJ, but the fact is that their QC has severely lacked the past 5 or so years. That being said...these are better quality than the ROs, which is pretty sad for what was supposed to be a "premium execution". I've never seen a pair of Solars/Plats in person, but from pics they seem to blow the ROs not only out of the water, but across the hemisphere. I wouldn't call the RO's "ugly in person", but I would call them extremely sloppy and rushed.
I have absolutely no fashion sense, so take that for what it's worth...just my opinion. I can see why the entire Yeezy line is enjoyed by sneakerheads (not just Kanye fans), but they just aren't for me. I had no second thoughts the moment I realized I actually did land the ROs that they were nothing but the highest of trade bait I could have asked for...I just didn't think it would be as difficult to unload them safely. That's why I chose FC, and why I was so appreciate of those who shared their stories.