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 7 years ago '08        #1
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knowledge82 3 heat pts
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Official how to spot a fake thread
 

 
Just thought it'd be useful to have an official thread for this.
Feel free to drop knowledge on spotting fakes. list dodgy websites etc.
EACH ONE TEACH ONE

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 7 years ago '06        #2
NYC-Banga 96 heat pts96
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Tip #1: (Use Common sense) If the price is too good to be true, it's fake.

Use common sense, if you see a pair of Jordan XI Black/White on a site selling for $89.99 and they have sizes 8-13 in stock. Gotta be fake, there's no store on earth that are even selling real Jordan XI's in a full size stock run from 8-13, let alone for a price of $89.99 when box price on the originals was $125 and/or $150 for the retros

This should always be the first rule you use when buying sneakers...IMO
 7 years ago '07        #3
notic99 25 heat pts25
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look in the mirror...
 7 years ago '08        #4
knowledge82 3 heat pts
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^
Exactly why i wanted to start the thread. a one stop for all info.
 05-17-2010, 05:51 PM         #5
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Tip #2: pay attention to the overall SHAPE OF THE f**kING SHOE, can't stress this enough, if that s**t looks off from pics of the shoe that sneakerblogs put up online, then 9/10 it's fake, you have to pay attention to detail when it comes to a shoe you really, really want, check it out from top to bottom, so when you try to cop from a reseller, you can know if some s**t is off.
 7 years ago '04        #6
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Tip number 3. Make a thread asking NYC-BANGA

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 7 years ago '06        #7
NYC-Banga 96 heat pts96
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 Tommy_Bunz said:
Tip #2: pay attention to the overall SHAPE OF THE f**kING SHOE, can't stress this enough, if that s**t looks off from pics of the shoe that sneakerblogs put up online, then 9/10 it's fake, you have to pay attention to detail when it comes to a shoe you really, really want, check it out from top to bottom, so when you try to cop from a reseller, you can know if some s**t is off.
well not necessarily, sneakerblogs usually post pictures of samples, which turn out sometimes different from the actual released shoe.

A great site to see a shoe in detailed pics is kixnthecity.com
 7 years ago '06        #8
NYC-Banga 96 heat pts96
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lets play spot the fake (4th series) sb box.


[pic - click to view]



Left is real (Black/Grape Purple)
Right is fake (Black/Blue or Periwinkle Blue)

Both size 10's also...fake box is slightly smaller
 7 years ago '10        #9
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does any1 kno of any official sites to order dunks from ??
 7 years ago '06        #10
NYC-Banga 96 heat pts96
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 NYstreetz said:
does any1 kno of any official sites to order dunks from ??
 7 years ago '10        #11
NYstreetz 1 heat pts
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Thank you sir
 06-27-2010, 10:31 PM         #12
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Experience will tell you... If a shoe has colors that don't exist. If the shoe doesn't come with an official looking box. But most of all... Stick to tip #1 and you'll be straight.
 7 years ago '06        #13
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 NYstreetz said:
does any1 kno of any official sites to order dunks from ??
what kinda dunks you looking for ? im tryna sell mine so if you interested hit me up .
 6 years ago '10        #14
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Tip- Check for color, if they didn't make em in that color, def fake. Always do your research.
 09-11-2010, 11:56 PM         #15
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utube it xD
 6 years ago '04        #16
NahLij 13 heat pts13
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Rule 1:
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 6 years ago '09        #17
WezLFaCe_KiD 55 heat pts55
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 NYC-Banga said:
pickyourshoes.com is legit for other shoes too besides dunks?
 6 years ago '10        #18
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Yes ^
 6 years ago '11        #19
imagnacarta 4 heat pts
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fake yeezy pic is od funny
 6 years ago '10        #20
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I got a question. I can't ever seem to catch the kicks when the get released so I'm looking on ebay and see the ones i want but then I see the shoebox and be like naaaaah. Its the Jordan box that has the grey lid with the lines in. I see the folks pushin those at the corner store so then when i see it on ebay I just keep it moving. Some times its hard to tell.

So 1. Am i right to avoid anything with that jordan shoe box?
& 2. what sites do i need to get to so that i can be one of the buyers/wearers before the buyer/resellers get ahold of them?
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