http://www.housakicks.com gave me a Google Hangout call to ask me to do my Should You Buy To Flip, breakdown as a video interview. I thought it was a cool idea so I agreed. I’m adding my standard written breakdown here on the site. Subscribe to Housakicks on YouTube and you can click this link to subscribe to ARCH on YT.
Here is the breakdown, the video is below: The Bronze drops on September 24th
First check: I hit Flight Club first. Today is 9/7/2016. FC has the shoe up early at 275 and 300. Like always I automatically decrease the price because only FC gets FC prices. So if I was going to sell this shoe I would put the resell price at 50 dollars less the lowest price of 275. That’s 225.00. I’m giving this section a +2, but not really because 225 on a retail of 190 plus tax isn’t great. But maybe, just maybe this shoe will have a better price in section 2.
This is a new thing I’m adding to give a shoe a rating for resell. Since I do 3 checks before my decision I will weight them on a scale of 1-9. The max points on a scale = +3
Rating = +2
Second check: I then go to eBay and use the Sold Listings feature to check what early pairs are selling for. Right now the first few pairs that have sold over the last couple of days have an average price of 244. Since I have a FC price of 275 and an ebay average of 244 my average price is 259.50. This is not a good thing because this shoe retails at 190 plus tax.
Rating = +1
Third check: Peep the Twitter feed is my final measuring stick. I’ve seen this shoe at retail and below retail from certain sellers on Twitter. Go to Twitter and type in Air Jordan 5 Retro Bronze and you will notice that this shoe is not hot right now.
Rating = +1
Should you buy to flip?
My total on a scale of 9 is a +4. Personally I wouldn’t buy to flip. If you’re a collector though you should win with this release.