The Jordan XI Low Navy Gum was one of my personal favorites, but doesn’t make this list
As I alluded to in my last post, I’m a sneakerhead. I’m not big-time like the professional athletes and celebrities, but my collection fluctuates anywhere from 50-75 pairs of shoes at a time. I buy, collect, and resell sneakers as a hobby. My wife hates it, but it’s nothing new. I’ve been doing this for years.
2016 was a great year for sneakerheads. Just about every week (more like every other day) there was a hot release, whether it be Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Reebok, or Under Armour (OK, so maybe not the last two so much, but they made an effort). While going through my daily sneaker blog routine, I came across a 2016 Top 10 Jordan Releases article from another site and threw up in my mouth a little. Half the list was trash, and the other half seemed to be out of order. I won’t throw them under the bus (or give them free advertising by dropping their name), but if you follow me on Twitter you know who I’m talking about. So I decided to make my own list. Those Navy/Gum 11 lows get an honorable mention. Without further ado, here’s my Top 10 Jordan Releases of 2016: Read the rest of this entry »
Selling on eBay is a hassle. Type in “eBay sucks” on Google and 953,000 results will pop up. In early 2008, eBay changed their feedback policy to prohibit sellers from leaving negative feedback for buyers. Since the overhaul, eBay has become a free-for-all where there is little to no recourse for deadbeat buyers. It’s like the Wild West, except I can’t challenge the deadbeat to a duel in Town Square at dawn. If an eBay user wins an item and doesn’t want to pay for it, no problem. They can request to cancel an order or simply ghost the seller. Sellers have to wait 2 days before filing an unpaid item claim in order to get their fees reimbursed when a buyer does not pay. Ebay offers an automatic unpaid item assistant, but the earliest that kicks in is 4 days after the auction end. More often than not, I’m left with my dick in my hand item, no cash, and precious time wasted. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that I’ve got my shameless referral link plug out of the way, let’s get down to business. If you’ve watched TV at all recently, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one or several Ebates commercials like the video above. Ebates promises to pay you money for shopping online. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it isn’t. I was once a skeptic like the people in the video. I figured there had to be a catch, or Ebates was a scam altogether. Turns out there isn’t, and it’s not. Ebates is legit. They’ll send you a check for basically adding one step to your online shopping process. Read the rest of this entry »