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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by three stacks, Aug 16, 2016.
The story makes me want them.
Apparently ig links aren't working in here now GoodForAnother
Ehhhh my shop got the Kostons. Had no idea until I saw the charge on my card. Called and asked what it was and it's those. Yay.
I dont like all 1 lows but some of them look really good to me. These are one. Im also digging the SBB lows that supposed to be coming.
How hard is it going to be to get the Kostons?
Didn't know the Kostons come with Zoom Air. Apparently all the sb Jordans do?
It’s the little things
On a second look, sharing the link was a mistake. Never drink and instagram algorithm
Snkrs is so trash
Hit on my first online raffle ever through end for the carolina 1 lows.
L on snkrs.. wave runners splashing on adc
Got in line, ‘sold out pick another size’, go to pick another size and mine is still there so i pick it and it puts me back in line. A minute or so later its sold out pick another size again.
Whatever. The mad aint coming until i miss the satins.
I'm in line on YS fingers crossed
Ahh yea I got that too. Was trying for a friend.
Just weird because its isnt supposed to be like carts. If something is sold out it should be sold out and no show back up. When it does stuff like that it makes you wonder if you were ever really in the “real” line to start with.
YS "you're in line" thing just seems never ending at this point.
It just glitches at times. If you close app and open it back up it normally says sold out. I know we like to give them shit, and trust me I get as annoyed as anyone, but selling 50k whatever pairs of sneakers in 3 minutes while rarely having cancellations is pretty fucking impressive. Adidas does it over 4+ hours. I'll take a glitchy Snkrs over a 4 hour splash screen all day.
Idk. A 0% chance on both but somehow i feel like i have a better chance if its spread over 4 hours. Mind games.
I feel like my chances are the same on both, maybe 1-3% on super hyped releases, so I prefer it to be over in 5 minutes rather than ruin my entire day.
Update: Still in line!
Adidas setting up the "ding" when you get through splash is great, don't have to monitor the page.
I thought i noticed that on the restock day but it kind of caught me off guard and i only got through once so i wasnt sure if thats what that was or not. Nice touch.
Got through on adidas. Hell yeah. Also go through on YS and was hit with "technical difficulties" on payment so I gave up there.
Still in line on both. Showing 12’s on adc still.
Also in case anyone is wondering these are true to size. No need to size up a half size.
Didn’t get them ... wasn’t paying attention. Thought it was supposed to be 17th.
That upsets me
This is hilarious.
- Skate shop in Germany was tired of their server being crashed by bots
- SThey posted on social media that they would be making a listing selling pics of the Parra SB Dunk
- Resellers didn't see it and still ran bots on their site
- They sold thousands of digital downloads of pics of the shoes
- Paypal sided with them bc what they sold matched the description
So your problem was: There was this drop, people aimed bots on your website and that’s why your server crashed?
That's it. Or we had 50 pairs online, but because so much was ordered at the same time, 100 pairs were sold. When 50.000 bots order a shoe at the same time, the system loses track of the stock. Then you have to transfer back the money and people are pissed off. And actually you can't help it. Then at some point we started saying that we no longer put the shoes online and just sold our quantity in the shop. We bought an old mobile phone and said, from 6pm o'clock you can call and who comes through can buy a pair. That went down really well and you also had people whose size was no longer available and who said: "Then give the shoe to somebody else" instead of just buying the wrong size to sell it. The problem was, even if we didn't have the shoe online, the bots still came, the server was down for three days and we couldn't use our website. Then we decided to do something and thought about how those bots work. They get a command to buy product XY and only stop when they have fulfilled the target or get switched off. Then we came across these Facebook ads from some dubious dudes selling digital e-books and stuff. You get a product automatically and you don't have the right to return it, because how do you want to return an email? You can pretend that you're deleting it, but you can have already duplicated the product on your computer. So we decided to also show the middle finger and sell digital pictures of the shoes. We put the shoes online 3.000 times in every shoe size with the title: "Picture of shoe XY" and wrote in the product description that it's not about the shoe, but about seven product pictures of the shoe at 10 Euro each. But of course a bot does not recognize this. It simply searches for the product name and then thinks: "Buy, buy, buy!". The awesome thing is, you have to check off at the check out that you are aware that you are buying a digital product and have no right of return. As soon as they paid, the photos came to them via email, the bots switched off and we said: "Thank you!" and took a very high amount of money…
And after everything was over? Where there complaints?
Of course, they all complained at PayPal: "Hey, the product doesn't match the description!" And of course PayPal looks at it and says: "Well, actually it does!" It was quite clear: It says it’s pictures of the shoe and not the shoe. And the price was different, the shoe costs 150 Euros. So PayPal confirmed that we are completely right. Of course there were quite a few PayPal cases at some point and that went so far that PayPal, when I reacted to the complaint, replied: "Mr. Schreiber, stop writing to us. We already know everything. Your money will be there in two days." Of course a few people cried and wrote: "Ok, I used a bot. That was maybe stupid. Could I get my money back?" Then we gave those who asked friendly a 70 Euro voucher. Others, of course, were more into calling us sons of bitches directly...
So he paid 7.000 Euros?! What did Nike say to all of this?
I told them beforehand that I will do this. We also announced it on our blog, on Instagram and Facebook that there will only be pictures of the shoe online. We didn't fool anyone. Anyone could have informed themselves. I went to a Nike meeting in Amsterdam and they loved it. It's also awesome that so many people from the sneaker community came to me and said: "Fuck yeah, there are Supreme and Nike who are regularly killed by bots and can't do anything about it and then there's a little shop from Frankfurt that takes all the bots apart." In any case, this has earned us a very good reputation with them. Of course, the skaters don’t care about it so much, but it's definitely cool for us. We can make new shop clothes from the money or push events here in Frankfurt more. Maybe we can give our team riders a little more. According to the motto: Thank you guys! The money goes straight into the skate scene. We can do more for our boys with it and as a nice side effect fuck up some assholes.
You made more money with the pics than with the actual shoes, right?
Correct. You only get a certain amount of shoes but you can sell the pics as long as somebody is buying them.
That is fucking PHENOMENAL.
That's amazing. Props to them.
New Fieg Asics?
Nm saw someone say it's the 3.1 sole and that's trash
Haha just came to post this. Signed up for waitlist.
Is it going to be impossible to get into this program?
Idk it was just announced
Snkrs doing some strange(r) things rn
Supposed to be a scratch off but not working for me.
Trying for tailwinds. Haven’t been on a launch in a long time.
Just got it working
Follow up on this. So this site made it very clear to any human they you were buying pictures. They didn't even have sizes up. Only charged $70, not $110. Now this past weekend another skate shop went one further and I think this is fucked up. The page looks exactly like you are buying shoes. Only difference is "Bilddateien" at the top with means "image files." Full size run showing. Shows "Materials - Leather" at the bottom. Charged regular retail. Pretty damn scummy and a lot of manual users fell for it.
Those are the ones that have the scratch off material right?
Scratch off / burn off
Yeah thats just a straight up scam. A place taking something another shop did and bastardizing it to make money.
is the new 350 V3 design bad