Originally Posted by sneakermane
Originally Posted by AirForce1King
The days when NT had more collectors rather than kids, idiots, and "sneaker heads" are long gone SMH...
Everybody is a comedian...
You can be a collector. That's fine. I'm a collector. But still it's just shoes. And my common sense dictates that if I can't get a shoe for RETAIL..... I'm not giving nobody RESALE value for said shoe. Another shoe will drop. I am good!
Guess I'm not invested then.... Whatever that means.
We're getting off track. I can't even remember the original discussion.
In short, sometimes I have a desire for the rarer shoes. I don't always have access to them as allocation sometimes skips Cleveland. If I want the shoe, my only hope is a reseller. If I don't like their price, I'm not forced to buy. However, I thank God that I have the means to sometimes afford the hefty price tag. Doernbechers, various PE's, my size 12 OVO's, etc., these were all acquired by me with the HELP of a reseller.
It's good that you have the discipline to skip a shoe that you can't get for retail. For me, 9 times out of 10 the shoe I have my mind set on is a piece I absolutely need for my collection. I am collecting every retro 10. It would be kinda hard to complete that task without OVO's so getting these was a definite regardless of price. Again, I thank God I have the means to splurge this much on shoes.
In short, I wish you the best. Take care...