words // Zac Dubasik

If you’re a regular reader of this site, or simply a fan of sneakers, you know all too well that resellers are a part of the game. And we know that their methods are evolving, and making it more and more difficult for the rest of us all the time.

There was a point in time where resellers really had to work for it. And if they were willing to camp out for days, if not weeks, to buy a sneaker, then it’s probably their right to sell them if they choose to. As more releases have moved online though, and high tech methods of shopping have helped stack the deck against those of us who really want the shoes, it’s become a bigger issue.

It’s become such a problem that unless you’re armed with a bot, chances are that you won’t be getting that online release. And that means, if there’s a shoe you really have to have, you may have to resort to buying them from the very people who prevented you from copping in the first place: resellers.

The question we’re asking you today is just how much extra you’d pay a reseller for an GR Air Jordan that you missed out on. Sure, limited releases present a new set of variables, and inevitably go for much more cash. But what about a standard release? Would you spend extra to get them after the fact? Or would you just wait until the next time they end up releasing, and hope for the best? Vote in our poll, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.