Why I Sold My Nike Supreme Sample Set

As a buyer and a seller, I come across a lot of shoes on a daily basis.  Being attentive to what’s new on the market from the perspective of what buyers are offering and what sellers are selling.  However, coming across really rare and exclusive shoes and being able to participate in the buying and selling is what makes it fun for me and what keeps me motivated.  I really love the buying aspect because it gives me the rush as a shopaholic.  As some of you may already know, I completed the supreme sample set above over a span of 3 years.  I first picked up a pair of college orange sample pair in Asia and was able to find the red pair couple months later.  Then I hit a dry spell where I knew it was probably impossible to locate the university blue pair.  But for some reason, one day I just randomly decided to search on ebay and I saw the final piece of the puzzle.  Without doubt, I emailed the seller to arrange a deal and I finally ended up with the complete set.  In my opinion, the set would not be as prestigous with missing pieces.
I had the set for almost a year now and it has been one of my all time grails because I’m probably the only one in the world with the complete set of samples.  Samples to me is what defines a lot about one’s collection because its not readily available on the market and even if one had the money, the supply might not be there.  It was till 6 months ago, a big time SB collector (@donsonss) DM’d me on IG asking whether I would sell it.  At first, I kindly declined because the hunt for these were what made them memorable.  Then 4 months later, I re-posted a pic of them and he asked again.  This time I decided that my position in the shoe culture is to help others obtain grails.  We went back and forth a bit as to what an appropriate price tag would be for these because its pretty difficult to put a price on something that’s not readily bought and sold.  Even though I ended up selling them very close to my cost, at the end of the day, I felt like these were in the right hand where it won’t get re-sold and flipped over and over again on the market.  Most importantly, making another customer happy was what I really gained from this transaction.  Part of the deal is that he would treat me to dinner when I’m in China next time…haha, hope he fulfills his promise.  Anyways, if you’re a big SB head, I suggest you to not look at his page because it’ll make you really jealous. LOL

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