Good pairs of Yeezys are hard to come by. With supply & demand rules now targeting larger sales profit into the Adidas Yeezy partnership instead of a high-strung hype status, a major setback in sneaker values has taken place. Yeezys did not start off as everyday shoes made available to the majority at affordable prices. They were pricey super limited Kanye West creations that took the industry by storm in 2015. Which is probably the reason why youâ€™re looking to buy Yeezy sneakers in the first place.
Although the neutral-toned collection stood the test of time and Yeâ€™s unpredictability, things have changed five years later. The Yeezy hype has slowed down with average resale values and available stock, but the brandâ€™s popularity lives till this day. Yeezys are still the most coveted sneakers on the market, regardless of their spot on the hype hierarchy! Which as former Yeezy GM Jon Wexler described is a challenging transition for any brand seeking long-term success. Way to go Adi and Ye!
Think It Through One Last Time?
So, back to why youâ€™re here. Although it is a dynamite challenge to buy Yeezy sneakers at retail without a sneaker bot, itâ€™s not impossible. So, if you donâ€™t have the time, money, or desire to buy or rent a bot, there are five main alternatives to buying Yeezys at retail. But just so you read clearly into this, buying a sneaker bot might actually be easier than the following options. You can do it from the comfort of your home, save yourself the physical trauma, and rely on keeping your information private. But hey, if youâ€™d rather ditch all that just to save a couple hundred bucks, weâ€™ll try our best to see you through it. We donâ€™t want you settling for .
Buy Yeezy on Resale
Thatâ€™s been a â€śhow dare you?!â€ť suggestion for some time. But if you look at the reality of Yeezy prices on the aftermarket right NOW, theyâ€™re relatively affordable. Most pairs are even within their retail cost range. In case you were already feeling butt hurt about this suggestion. Weâ€™re not necessarily pushing you to buy cheap Yeezys. Because letâ€™s face it, they may not be the models or colorways you want for yourself. Since you canâ€™t really be picky with a wafer-thin wallet.
However, if you donâ€™t mind spending some extra cash to buy Yeezy kicks like the Semi Frozen Yellow or the 700 V3 Azareth, resale might be your care-free alternative to botting! Here are the top resale sites to buy Yeezys from.
You might want to do a quick scan on each for the Yeezys you have in mind before buying. Why not, if you could save a few bucks on a pair and invest it in another? Just make sure your seller is certified before you give out your personal info and set up your order. Itâ€™s smooth sailing after you check that part out.
How Do You Feel About Camping?
If you call yourself a sneakerhead, itâ€™s a rite of passage to camp storefront at least once in your life. If youâ€™re into spending the night in a body bag, surviving off Cheetos, pissing in bottles, and braving the cold. Thatâ€™s the kind of brutality that turns men into soldiers, and better yet, sneaker resellers. This time-tested method is a surefire way to get your hands on those grails.
Be sure to bring a sufficient amount of food and water. Also, load up on power banks and friends. Having a friend camp out with you not only makes it more of an adventure but doubles your chances of grabbing a pair. As a two-person: one mind kinda thing. The closest thing to Nirvana, really. So, added to the pairs you could earn and the cash you could save, youâ€™re in for one heck of an experience.
Plus, no buying method compares to grabbing a fresh Yeezy box off a store shelf. Instead of having it man-handled and shipped over to you, you get the authentic deal instead. Make sure you memorize its smell if you go ahead and do this on the next Yeezy drop.
NOTE: 2020 introduced a new challenge called COVID-19 and camping might expose you to the danger of catching the lethal virus, in addition to a few jabs and uppercuts from anxious coppers.
Find a Plug or Inside Man
A big part of sneaker copping and this whole industry is about connections. Knowing the right people and being in the right places can save you a LOT of time and money. Having a man on the inside will solve most of your problems. In fact, weâ€™ve seen how plugs can work their magic on the limited Yeezy Semi Frozen Yellow release. Back then, many sneakerheads were able to get backdoor access to pairs which pushed the resale prices off the chart. Through their plugs, of course!
So that guy who works at your favorite outlet or streetwear store is your new best friend. They can reserve you a pair of Yeezys ahead of its release date. And how you get them to do that is none of our business, but if you insist on sharing juicy deets, we promise to hear you out till the very end.
Now, if youâ€™re a little antisocial or donâ€™t know that many people who happen to work at the right stores, you can hire a professional connoisseur to camp out and get the job done for you. Your plug will brave the lines at the store, but they wonâ€™t come cheap. Surf the net for freelance hitman rates than double that for an estimate. You can easily find professionals near your location through forums, events, and ads on Craigslist. Isnâ€™t that how everything works nowadays? And if youâ€™re not willing to pay your inside man what these Yeezys will cost you (maybe more!), call up the craziest friend in your contact list and buy them dinner for a whole week as a prize. Pizza sounds fair…
ATC or Pre-Ordering: Boring but Fair
Although the Adidas CONFIRMED app made its way back into the industry on August 25th, itâ€™s understandable that you may have developed trust issues. But if youâ€™re looking to rekindle that bond, you can download the app through App Store and Google Play and sign up for upcoming launches. However, if you prefer to move on and find a new way to buy Yeezy kicks without a bot, you can opt for an Add-to-Cart or pre-ordering service instead. For a fee as little as $5 or as high as $500, depending on the release, these services that will add your desired item to cart and even check it out for you. Itâ€™s kinda like hiring your own personal shopper, or robo-shopper in this case.
The incredible thing about these services is that you donâ€™t get charged unless your desired items get checked. And when that happens (good for you!), you will receive a confirmation email and get charged for the successful service. A simplistic version of what a sneaker bot can offer, really.
If youâ€™re interested in giving this method a shot, you can find ATC services here. Keep in mind though that you will be spending possibly a good amount of cash on them. In addition to giving out your shipping and billing information. So we recommend that you double-check the service youâ€™re planning to buy before you let your guard down. Canâ€™t be too safe on the web.
Oh, and it shouldnâ€™t come as a shock that these services use sneaker bots, since how else would they cop all these hyped pairs for people like you? So, if working, even if indirectly, with sneaker bots goes against your belief system, you might want to scratch this one off your list. Or, you know, change what you believe in.
Raffle Your Heart Out for Yeezys
Raffling is an awesome way to buy Yeezy sneakers. There are multiple raffle platforms (online/in-store/Instagram) that you can enter to win the pair of your wide-eyed dreams. The key to winning here is to enter as many times as you possibly can.
Since you canâ€™t join the same raffle under the same name more than once, you can use multiple amounts that all lead to you (but they donâ€™t know that) or use a friendâ€™s information. Surely, after getting their permission. So, to enter a raffle, you basically fill a form with your name, shoe size, email, and info. Then you wait for that longed for email that invites you to pick up your winning pair and pay retail for it. It wouldnâ€™t hurt to join raffles even if you do have a sneaker bot. You just sign up and wait for your luck to turn around, or not. Itâ€™s a 50/50 opportunity worth filling a form for.
If Botting Were Easier in Your Head, Would You Do It?
As you can see, itâ€™s not impossible to buy Yeezy manually, but it comes at a price, just like sneaker bots if thatâ€™s your main concern. Itâ€™s really about what works for you. Youâ€™re most likely going to spend money on this. Whether itâ€™s buying a pair on resale for an extra amount, waiting out in the freezing cold with Yeez-ombies, or paying for an online service. And although these options may seem like better alternatives to botting, one thingâ€™s for sure: you wonâ€™t always be able to cop as many pairs as you like. So, if youâ€™re planning to cop manually AND start a sneaker reselling business, you gotta remove one from the equation to be realistic.
Either cop manually for the pleasure of flexing a hot pair of Yeezys. Or ditch manual and get into botting to evolve as a sneaker reseller. Itâ€™s up to you. So, if you want to break free from this botless bubble youâ€™re in but are afraid to or donâ€™t know how click on the link below for clear guidance. (Feel free to scroll past all the crap about sneakers till you get to the botting part).
Also, consider checking us out @ANB_AIO as an ice-breaker. Youâ€™ll find out that running a sneaker bot is way more fun and interactive than your current perception of it. Itâ€™s one of the best feelings to join a shoutout wave after copping a rocking pair of sneakers.