(1/3) Reverse Skunk Dunk purchase(s) with @snkrinvestor...what's going on?
New reps on the market?
@snkrinvestor (from IG) hit me in the DMs with an interesting story the other day... If you’re not familiar with him, he likes to speculate on physical pairs of sneakers by purchasing them and waiting 12-18 months before selling. I don’t know if I have the stomach to do what he does, but it seems it’s something he’s figured out and it’s interesting to watch the wins and losses, which he posts on his account from time to time. Several months ago he posted a poll - ‘what is a better investment - a pair of Reverse Skunk Dunk SBs or a pair of Off-White Chicago 1’s?’ From what I remember, the Skunks barely won out...I’m not positive though. I remember voting for the Reverse Skunks for 2 reasons - far more limited and they seem to age a lot better. I also thought he was going to have a hell of a time finding a pair, considering there are (supposedly) only ‘420’ pairs in existence.
After the poll, he put a bunch of bids out on StockX for Reverse Skunks in various sizes so he could get his hands on a pair. Since then, he’s only had ONE bid accepted and they didn’t pass inspection. On June 10th, 3 of his bids were accepted - all within a 5-minute span. Size 8, 9 & 11....and each pair sold above $3k.
Suspicious, to say the least.
If all 3 bids were accepted within a 5 minute span - one could easily make the assumption that it’d be the same seller.
And if it’s the same seller, how does the same seller come into possession of 3 pairs of the rarest Dunk SB’s released within the past 10+ years?
AND if it’s the same seller who has 3 pairs of the rarest SBs, why would they choose to get rid of them all at the same time?
I’m absolutely speculating, sure, but it’s all a bit too coincidental.
Personally, I’d guess that all 3 pairs are fake. And I’d guess that someone got a line on another ‘perfect’ replica manufacturer and is. None of them *should* pass inspection, but we all know how business works. With a grand total of $10.3k in sales, StockX stands to gain $1,030 in middleman fees for brokering the transaction. Is that a lot to a company that’s brokering 5000+ pairs a day? Absolutely not, but a lot of people seem to think that that is the reason fakes make it through - the fees they collect.
Anyway…Will any of the three pairs pass StockX inspection? What do y’all think?
Back in October 2020 I had several bids on the Nike sb strawberry coughs on Goat, in size 8.5-9.5. One day 2 of my bids got accepted immediately, and one the very next day, 2 in a 9, one in an 8.5. the 8.5 didn’t pass inspection, and I got refunded, both the 9s passed, both seemed legit, but I just flipped quickly to be safe. It was quite weird I thought as well. I can screenshot my goat orders and share if you’re interested
Damn this post is pretty spicy I could see why the feds did a sweep on you after. I 100% agree with your line of thinking, I think everybody knows just how many fake Travis Scott 1’s are out there that got verified, and stockx might take a reputation hit but they still just have such a big market share that it’s just. But at the end of the day it’s just a blip to them