Okay, the last few months I have been writing an update on my movement away from Ebay. I officially conceded victory to Ebay in my last post. I will not hate on Ebay for being the company that they have grown to be. I will not hate on any company for successfully implementing a plan and making it work. I realized that I will not be able to generate the kind of money I was making on Ebay through my own website. I tried several other websites and they didn’t work at all. How have I been able to overcome my blues?
I sat down and restrategized. I used a connection to gain access to a lot of kicks at one time. The problem is I placed that contact in jeopardy because I wasn’t supposed to purchase so many shoes. However that initial purchase of over 150 pair of kicks created a great opportunity to wholesale. Once I realized that I couldn’t sell kicks through my site, I went into wholesale completely and I also added a local market to my routine. How has this helped? It has enabled me to catch up and generate a pretty good wholesale business. Just this week I was able to move over 80 pair of Air Jordan Vs and I just brokered one of the biggest deals in sneaker history. Over the next few weeks I will probably move around 500 pair of kicks. I also picked up a lot of website work and consultant work.
There is something very interesting taking place in the sneaker biz. A lot of people are flipping and buying. This is going to create a problem and everything that I have gone through, everyone who is in this biz is going to encounter these problems. The true measure of success will be how well you come out once the turmoil is completed. The turmoil for me is finally at an end. I am not producing the 7-10K I was producing, but I am back at a level a little bit away. In the end, I’ve come out okay and it seems that I will have something no other sneakerhead in the country will have. At the end of September I plan to produce the revised CG097II and when you see it, you will know.