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eBay Community Sneaker Drop the place to source trainers

By Chris Dawson June 18, 2018 - 12:29 pm

eBay.com are looking to capitalise on the craze for collectable sneakers (trainer if you’re in the UK) and have put out a call for consumers and sellers alike to list their best and most sought after sneakers in what they’re calling a ‘Sneaker Drop’. It will culminate on the 27th of June with the release of a curated collection scouted by Stadium Goods.

If you have collectable or rare trainers, then make sure you get them listed on eBay.com with free shipping if you’d like the best chance of getting a high price while eBay are creating hype.

eBay is kicking off the first-ever community sneaker drop, inviting enthusiasts everywhere to list their most coveted pairs. With streetwear reigning supreme this summer, eBay’s drop will culminate on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00AM PT, when a curated collection of scouted kicks – from rare grails to trending styles – will be revealed at eBay.com/SneakerDrop. As part of the drop, sneakerheads can also look to score eBay exclusive prices on select styles DIRECT from adidas, Stadium Goods and Reebok, all with free shipping.
– eBay

To celebrate the drop, eBay will create a custom installation in partnership with a renowned streetwear artist. The artist and the installation will be revealed at Stadium Goods’ store in SoHo (SoHo in Manhatten NY, not London!). People everywhere can check out this ode to streetwear on eBay’s social channels the evening of June 26 in advance of the drop.

As originators of the sneaker resale game, eBay lets people sell and buy new, rare and emerging styles across every price and time zone. On average, there are more than 1.2 million sneaker listings on eBay each day, with a pair purchased every 1.5 seconds. During the first community sneaker drop, sneakerheads are able to refresh and renew their collection, or turn their kicks into cash.

“Sneakerheads relentlessly chase new additions to their collections, especially with the releases slated for June. We wanted to offer a new way to bring together the best selection of rare pairs and trending collabs in one destination for our community of sneaker fans – to create the ultimate ‘drop’ that only eBay could deliver.”
– Renee Paradise, senior director of Fashion at eBay

Listing a pair of sneakers on eBay takes less than a minute using the eBay app. Thanks to the marketplace’s massive catalog of inventory, sellers can pre-populate many elements of their listing by simply typing the item’s name and selecting the condition. The average selling price for trending sneakers on eBay over the last six months was $224, and just last week, nearly 120,000 new pairs flooded the marketplace following Sneaker Con Chicago.

eBay sales often preview what brands and styles are about to make a splash, and sneakers are no exception. Over the last six months, the top five brands of men’s sneakers sold on eBay were Nike, adidas, Jordan, New Balance and Vans. The most expensive sneakers sold on eBay in 2018 to-date were a pair of Chanel x Pharrell Williams x adidas NMD Human Race for $10,000.

eBay Community Sneaker Drop infographic

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