TMB Sneakerthread: 2nd Most Popular Shoe Thread

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  1. Daniel Ocean

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    do you honestly think a marriage and a pair of shoes are the same thing? This is what I mean about analogies on here. I don’t mean to be a dick because I like you. Like I said you are a good dude. You hooked me up.

    So here it goes like with the afterpay discussion, you see sneakers as a status symbol class thing. People that disrupt that fuck with your belief of that symbol. If I can get some cherrywoods for 599.98 that look exactly like yours then yours aren’t as special.

    Capitalism and the ability it affords you to attain stuff is ingrained in you. If I can get the same thing but it’s “fake” it can’t be as good because if it is then what you hold true is a lie.

    I hope you read what I wrote and take a moment to see what I mean.
     
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  2. dblplay1212

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    Nobody said a marriage and shoes are the same thing. Believing a lie is though. You brush off every analogy bc you want to. "It's not a bug deal if you don't know" is mind blowing to me, regardless of subject.

    It has nothing to do with status symbol. There may be 5 people in my city that would even know what the stuff I collect is. I don't do Jordan 1 and Yeezys, the stuff everyone knows. For me it's about collecting. It's about the hunt. I enjoy that part of it. It took me 5 years to track down Cherrywoods. Buying a fake takes all of that out if it. You can buy all the fake Cherrywoods you want. Those don't affect mine at all. There's millions of prints of the Mona Lisa but the real one is still special.

    You're OK with fakes. That's fine. But don't throw some capitalism social status bullshit at people that don't want them.

    As for afterpay, me personally, I don't buy luxury items if i don't have the disposable income at that moment. Shoes aren't that important. I wouldn't do it with shoes, a watch, clothes, etc. A necessity like a house or car? Sure. But not a frivolous luxury item. Like I want a Tudor watch right now. But I just bought a new ring for my wife and that ate up all of my fun money account for right now. Sure I could put it on a zero % account and pay it off in 6 months but I won't. That's my personal choice. I would feel irresponsible spending money I don't have on a watch. I don't like oweing people money bc idk what the future holds. 2 months from now there could be a change in my employment or some big Dr bills and then I have an issue bc I'm paying on a fucking watch. Again, it would make me personally feel irresponsible. If you're cool with it, do you.
     
  3. Andy Reocho

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    I listed a pair of worn Jordan 4 alternate 89's last night on eBay and they sold in 20 minutes.
     
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  4. dblplay1212

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    Idk if they fixed it but the biggest issue for sellers on ebay used to chargebacks. Seller would claim they were fake or never arrived and PayPal sided with buyer 95% of the time. That and sellers selling fakes is what led to stockx and GOAT.
     
  5. cal

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    fuck fakes but that’s all i have to say
     
  6. Andy Reocho

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    Not surprised. I have the box as well, so I think this one would be hard to claim as fake. Buyer is 100% on eBay, and I have a 100% seller record so I'm not expecting hiccups on this one.

    eBay needs to alter how they operate for the seller sake. The sports card world is wild on eBay with buys/auction wins and then cancels/returns.
     
  7. dblplay1212

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    Ebay started a verification process like stockx/goat but idk the details.

    Fakes come with fake boxes too btw. If the real shoes come with a bag or a hangtag or something like that, they fake that too.
     
  8. Andy Reocho

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    Happy Sunday morning to you too lol
     
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  9. Simon Templar

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    Here’s my take on fakes. If you’re buying a fake and you know cool. I don’t give af about it. If you like the shoe and either a) can’t afford it on the secondary or b) can’t find a way to even source it - all the power to you.

    If I think I’m buying something legitimate and either a) find out later it’s a fake or b) never know it’s a fake I’m still pissed regardless.

    The one thing I can’t stand more than anything is dishonesty. Screw me over - fine, cheat me - cool, lie to me and it’s a burn the bridges scenario for me. I know it probably makes little sense but it’s the way I’m wired.
     
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  10. Simon Templar

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    Side note: Calling fakes replicas is disingenuous to me. Typically replicas are marketed as just that. A replica.

    A fake is something trying to be passed off as the real thing.

    There is a big difference to me between those two words
     
  11. portlandspartan

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    Fakes are waaaaaaaaaack
     
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  12. petere1588

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    Yeah I’d personally never buy fakes and it’s even worse if they are passed off/sold as authentic. Like MC said, a sneaker collection is a personal hobby and the personal satisfaction to me would be devalued significantly if they weren’t real.
     
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  13. Druce

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    You know what’s worse than fakes? A multi-billion dollar company giving two fucks about their customers making it nearly impossible to obtain their product without aid of back door channels.
     
  14. portlandspartan

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    Ah so fakes are an act of rebellion. Very punk.
     
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  15. dblplay1212

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    Sure it sucks but they went the mass production route and it failed miserably. They are a business. I can say it sucks and at the same time acknowledge that I'd do the same thing if I were them.
     
  16. afb

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    I look forward to 3 weeks from now when this exact same conversation happens again
     
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  17. Druce

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    Not at all, they’re a way to get a shoe that looks the way I want without paying half a mortgage payment for it.
     
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  18. Druce

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    Id love to see sales numbers on mass produced Jordan’s to back up the claim that it “failed miserably” at any point in time sales volume wise
     
  19. dblplay1212

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    Go back to 2015. Jordan fell behind Adidas bc Jordan wasn't cool bc everything was being mass produced and Adidas was hyped bc UB and Yeezys were limited in production. There's a fine line between making enough and making so much that the brand isn't cool anymore. They make tons of gr's. There's never a time you can't go buy a pair of Nike or Jordan's. They use certain shoes to keep the brand hyped up and they make those limited. Look at the recent TS 6, the brown one. There was a VERY similar one a few years ago that hit discount. It wasn't limited and didnt say TS on it though so nobody wanted it. There's very few shoes that can make a million of and sell all of them. Again, you can go buy a pair of Nikes anytime you want. If the only ones we want are the super limited ones, well that's on us.
     
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  20. pearl

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    Can we get back to posting about which shoes we want?
     
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  21. burnttatertot

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    Is Holabird Sports a legit place? I'm having troubles finding my shoes anywhere else.
     
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  22. Daniel Ocean

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    The Reddit board calls itself replicas because they acknowledge that they aren’t made by the companies. Every one going to a replica site understands they aren’t buying real shoes.
     
  23. Simon Templar

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    Yes if you go to a site like that knowing sure we can call it a replica. If someone’s trying to pass something that isn’t real as real it’s a fake.
     
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  24. Simon Templar

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    Any Jordan’s you like coming up?
     
  25. Daniel Ocean

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    shadow twos coming on the 15th are nice imo
     
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  26. pearl

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    Shadow 2.0 please, size 10
     
  27. Simon Templar

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    I’m thinking of grabbing those graduation 5 lows for lil man. It’s stupid but for 8th grade promotion I guess
     
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  28. Simon Templar

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    I don’t know why but I also like the Luka Js
     
  29. Daniel Ocean

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    my youngest is also “graduating” from 8th grade this year. With everything these kids have had to deal with the past year, nothing we can do to celebrate them and normalize life for them is stupid imo. Idk what she wants but we will celebrate her somehow. It sucks she won’t get a real culmination ceremony.
     
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  30. Simon Templar

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    We’re having a promotion ceremony but only 2 adults per child.
     
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  31. Druce

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    Because they’re bad ass that’s why
     
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  32. Lawnole23

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    Not too brag but I sold my Jordan 7 flints and made $10.
     
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  33. Daniel Ocean

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    [​IMG]
     
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  34. TC

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    Comparing shoe quality to a parachute was amazing
     
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  35. Andy Reocho

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    Hope they weren't fakes!
     
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  36. Daniel Ocean

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    nah replicas
     
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  37. Daniel Ocean

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    Fakes are the same as infidelity
     
  38. dblplay1212

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    Nobody ever said that. You refuse to see the actual point so this is pointless.
     
  39. Daniel Ocean

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    Except you literally did. Not all lies are the same. You implied me finding out my wife cheated on me would be the same as finding out I ‘d been wearing fakes.

     
  40. Doc Louis

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    Yes. Very legit. Have ordered from them before.
     
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  41. Degausser

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    Why are we comparing infidelity and faulty parachutes to fake Js?
     
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  42. Doc Louis

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    Just make sure to save receipts from marriage, you'll need them if you want a refund. Otherwise it's store credit.
     
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  43. dblplay1212

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    At no point did I compare them or say they were the same. I just asked if you'd be OK with that lie too.

    Look man, just enjoy your fakes. You've shit on this thread multiple times with arguing in their favor. Take it to the reddit link I gave you.
     
  44. Daniel Ocean

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    Analogies are hard
     
  45. dblplay1212

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    Nobody did that. Beo is just spinning and deflecting.
     
  46. Degausser

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    I read your post. You did that.
     
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  47. dblplay1212

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    I literally asked a question. I didn't compare them at all.
     
  48. Degausser

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    What an interesting question to ask that has nothing to do with the discussion at hand.
     
  49. dblplay1212

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    Yea, asking what other lies someone would be cool with is relevant. It doesn't mean shoes = infidelity.
     
  50. Doc Louis

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    Timeout. Let's not go lumping in my great example with that terrible infidelity one.
     
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