Sneakers are the tokens of the industry that help us engage in all kinds of activities. Kinda like NFTs! Purchasing a sneaker gets you into some of the best sneaker communities out there. They help you make money online through sneaker reselling. You need sneakers to create an online presence on social media platforms to flex! Also, they are the building blocks of endless sneakerheads’ collections. Therefore, as collectibles, there is a thing as trading in or swapping out your sneakers like you would trading cards. And so, this is where the concept of the eBay Swap Em Out store started!
So, sneaker reselling is as glorious as anyone can imagine. The thrill and rush that comes with copping sneakers in bulk and eating the entire stock. The high that comes with flexing your collection and flaunting your success. And, above all, the power surge that comes with setting your price on resale platforms… That feeling (verging sadistic, really) of setting the resale price two, three, maybe four times the retail. Man, there’s nothing like it. However, there is a downside to reselling.
Sometimes you find yourself looking back longingly at a pair you flipped that probably won’t retro or restock. What should you do then? Well, it seems that the eBay Swap Em Out store might have the solution to that. Keep reading to find out more.
And, while you’re at it, check out one of eBay’s other latest inventions in the sneaker industry: the eBay Wear Em Out store. A concept that offers sneakerheads a hefty discount in exchange for them wearing their NEW sneakers out! No cool sneaker box, right on the pavement – regardless of the weather.
Now, we’re not entirely sure how we feel about this particular concept. You can read more about it here. But, the eBay Swap Em Out might just have a little more potential.
EBay announces London "Swap ‘Em Out Store"
The pop-up allows customers to swap a pair of sneakers for a different one
Located at 59 Greek Street, it will be open only on March 25
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eBay Swap Em Out Store
So, there’s a cool trend that has been going around the sneaker industry for the past few years. And that is showing love to use or pre-owned sneakers. Thanks to platforms like Depop or even eBay itself, people have bought pre-owned Jordans, used Yeezys, and more. This is what made sneakers even more like a currency in the sneaker industry. All of this inspired eBay to open up the eBay Swap Em Out pop-up store for sneaker trading.
In this store, you can trade or swap your used or pre-loved sneakers for a new pair. And, you’re not going to replace your kicks for beaters. No. They’ve got a wide selection of hyped sneakers with real heat on the resale market.
A number of sneakerheads in attendance also had the opportunity to swap their sneakers for a “Top Swap” sneaker. Aka, a rare and hype silhouette with extremely high resale like:
Also, the eBay Swap Em Out store offered sneakerheads sneaker cleaning services by Sneakers ER. Gotta keep up the sneaker care and repair life! And, they even had an authentication hub for their legit checks! The pop-up store event took place in Soho, London on Saturday 25th March. Funds raised from this Swap Em Out edit will go towards supporting the DEC Turkey and Syria Earthquake Appeal.