eBay is giving sneakerheads a chance to win Air Jordans, Adidas and more rare
The new sneakers are a commodity and more difficult to obtain than ever. It’s more about connections and sheer determination to land some exclusive drops these days, with. the time to enter or stand in line at the store is long gone.
With that in mind, eBay is giving sneakerheads a better chance of getting rare versions by launching Inside Drop from eBay, which will reward new and loyal sellers.
Inside Drop will allow eBay users to list a pair of sneakers for $ 100 or more and reward them with an opportunity to win one of 25 sneakers. No seller fees will be included.
“A lot of times for products like these you have to know someone who knows someone who knows someone to get their hands on them,” said Jacques Slade, who has collected around 700 to 1,000 sneakers for over. of 10 years. “Most of them … you can’t even buy them.”
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Each of the 25 sneakers to be won cannot be found in stores. These are kicks from the Friend & Family editions, which go by this name because most of the people who get them are just that.
One pair available is the Air Jordan 1 Fragment High Friends & Family, and the sneaker will also feature a branded logo. This particular Jordan 1 is so rare that it is currently listed as sold out on GOAT, one of the most popular places to find exclusive sneakers. And the Flight Club? Well it’s sold there too. StockX, another poplar option, says the 12-month average selling price is $ 10,406.
“Some of these versions, there are only a hundred pairs,” Slade said. “The way sneakers have grown and developed is extremely difficult.”
Not all 25 are that expensive. The Air Jordan 5 Paris Saint-German F&F sneakers are listed in a limited white colourway. The average StockX selling price for this shoe is $ 1,309.
Nike Air Max 1 Parra F&F and Adidas Pharrell NND Human Race Trail F&F are also popular possibilities. More Adidas, Asics, Nike Dunk low and high tops, Jordan’s retro and New Balances are among the other options.
All qualifying announcements must be made by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 24. Another 1,000 sellers will also receive a $ 25 eBay gift card if they list shoes within the first 48 hours.
Other prerequisites include offering a pair of sneakers for at least $ 100, sharing a photo on Instagram or Twitter while tagging eBay and using the hashtag #ebayinsidedrop.
“Collecting sneakers isn’t just about buying new shoes,” said Garry Thaniel, general manager of Sneakers at eBay. “It’s about connecting with the community to find that must-have pair you’ve been looking for tirelessly, or helping someone else complete their collection by selling a pair of yours. “