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Tom of Temecula

(1,315 posts)
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:14 AM Feb 21

People Shelling Out Thousands Of Dollars For Limited-Edition Donald Trump Gold Sneakers

Limited-edition gold sneakers from former President Donald Trump are already selling for thousands on eBay. A pair of “Never Surrender High-Tops,” which sold out within hours after being launched at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia over the weekend, fetched $7,500 on the shopping website. Other final bids of the shoes on eBay show buyers paying anywhere from $4,000 to nearly $6,000.

One seller is even asking over $45,000 for a pair. Completed auctions show the shoes also selling for $5,750, $5,250, $5,000, $4,999, $4,399.95, and $3,999.98. Only 1,000 pairs of these “Never Surrender” sneakers were made. The initial asking price on the Trump sneaker website was $399. According to the website, at least ten pairs were autographed randomly by Trump.

“They’re for the go-getters who don’t know the word quit. With a standout gold finish and the ‘T’ badge, these kicks are for true Patriots. Wrapped with an American flag on the collar, they shout out to the brave and the free. The Never Surrender sneakers are your rally cry in shoe form. Lace-up and step out ready to conquer,” the website reads.

The site also has two other pairs — T-Red Wave and POTUS 45 — for sale at $199. The sneakers launched a day after Trump was ordered to pay $354 million following a ruling in his New York civil fraud trial. Trump was accused of committing financial fraud over decades, including inflating how much his properties were worth.



https://hobbylistings.com/donald-trump-sneakers-ebay/
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People Shelling Out Thousands Of Dollars For Limited-Edition Donald Trump Gold Sneakers (Original Post) Tom of Temecula Feb 21 OP
suckers! RussBLib Feb 21 #1
US $450,017.19 Celerity Feb 21 #17
I'm guessing this is one of the prototypes or demo models. TFG had one they auctioned off to the ruskie. Liberal In Texas Feb 21 #31
at least 2 pairs exist Celerity Feb 21 #32
I think that's what I said. n/t Liberal In Texas Feb 21 #34
They are surely made like crap and are probably worth no more than $20. madaboutharry Feb 21 #2
Two words. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 21 #3
YES!!! bluestarone Feb 21 #19
More like pump and dump Maeve Feb 21 #29
Virtual sales of virtual shoes dpibel Feb 21 #4
or august. or never, per the disclaimer. niyad Feb 21 #6
That's not what money laundering is. WarGamer Feb 21 #8
You are so cute! dpibel Feb 21 #9
Because a money launderer ends up with some sort of value DemocraticPatriot Feb 21 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author WarGamer Feb 21 #36
some pairs do exist Celerity Feb 21 #16
I believe Trump had ONE demo model and raffled it off. brooklynite Feb 21 #22
there are two pairs in these pics Celerity Feb 21 #24
A wild guess on my part... Hugin Feb 21 #30
Twilight Zone stuff - nobody is that fucked up. walkingman Feb 21 #5
Some people don't understand the whole "sneakerhead" thing. WarGamer Feb 21 #7
The NFTs were REAL TOO! dpibel Feb 21 #10
Who Is Laundering 6 Grand? ProfessorGAC Feb 21 #23
We agree... lots of stupid money flying around. WarGamer Feb 21 #37
I agree. I think the guy that won the bid for 9K did it to impress trump tulipsandroses Feb 21 #26
$7500 would pay for the rest of my shoes, my clothes, and DemocraticPatriot Feb 21 #11
Wonder what they look like after they've actually been worn for two weeks. Earth-shine Feb 21 #13
These are 'resales', like Stub Hub pfitz59 Feb 21 #14
There ya go---unless it is TSF and his cronies who are buying and reselling Maeve Feb 21 #28
Guess the "real Americans" have worked through their economic anxiety. meadowlander Feb 21 #15
LOL, Trump's gonna be mad he's not getting a cut of the resales. tanyev Feb 21 #18
Fools and their money. spanone Feb 21 #20
nb: People are selling items they don't have and have never seen... brooklynite Feb 21 #21
Biden economy sounds like its really good Johonny Feb 21 #25
Kinda want to watch Rose Anvil cut them in half (with commentary) Freethinker65 Feb 21 #27
Lot of them are easily conned. No wonder why we Emile Feb 21 #33
What makes me think..... getagrip_already Feb 21 #35

RussBLib

(9,066 posts)
1. suckers!
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:18 AM
Feb 21

...that China shit is going to disintegrate in no time, unless they keep them in a airless, locked vault on Funk & Wagnall's porch.

Liberal In Texas

(13,634 posts)
31. I'm guessing this is one of the prototypes or demo models. TFG had one they auctioned off to the ruskie.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 10:51 AM
Feb 21

The number inside this one on the tongue is '2' so they had at least that many made.

There might be a couple more but so far no proof they exist.

If these are ever shipped like promised I'll be totally amazed.



madaboutharry

(40,249 posts)
2. They are surely made like crap and are probably worth no more than $20.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:23 AM
Feb 21

This demonstrates the depth of derangement and sickness that has gripped the Trump cult.

Maeve

(42,326 posts)
29. More like pump and dump
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 10:28 AM
Feb 21

Buy something hot, resell at a huge markup, liquidate before the marks catch on and are left with worthless crap they can't sell for a dime.

dpibel

(2,900 posts)
4. Virtual sales of virtual shoes
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:33 AM
Feb 21

I know of no evidence that any pair of these shoes exists in the real world.

There's a reason why they're delivering sometime in July.

This is pure speculation based on solid air.

As another poster in this thread noted: Another money laundry.

WarGamer

(12,530 posts)
8. That's not what money laundering is.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:19 AM
Feb 21

Money laundering, for example... is when a drug dealer takes money from drug sales... (dirty illegal money) and runs it through the Delicatessen that he also owns. The Deli will show sales of $XX of sales that never took place. The Deli will pay taxes on it and the cash becomes clean... ("legal" but not really)



dpibel

(2,900 posts)
9. You are so cute!
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 03:04 AM
Feb 21

Person has money he wants to get to Donald J. Trump.

Donald J. Trump offers "sneaks 4 sale!"

Person "buys" "sneakers" for $sixty zillion.

How, my good friend, is that not, shall we put it gently?, utterly analogous to what you propose?

It's kind of sad for a guy like you to lurk so hard and try so hard and fail so hard.

DemocraticPatriot

(4,552 posts)
12. Because a money launderer ends up with some sort of value
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 03:20 AM
Feb 21

from his efforts....

Those who vastly overspent on these shoes
only demonstrated a great way to DESTROY MONEY
which would be competitive with Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter!

NOBODY is going to pay anyone for these dirty-diaper-Don shoes
anything NEAR what they paid for them!

The money isn't now CLEAN--- it is now GONE!!!


lol

Response to dpibel (Reply #9)

Hugin

(33,241 posts)
30. A wild guess on my part...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 10:31 AM
Feb 21

I believe that TSF’s plan here is to borrow against the ridiculously inflated valuation of these shoes.

It’s exactly what he was doing with the real estate values.

WarGamer

(12,530 posts)
7. Some people don't understand the whole "sneakerhead" thing.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:12 AM
Feb 21

People buying these shoes don't give a RATS ASS about Trump.

A few years ago I got on a Yeezy mailing list. I'd get pre-order offers. You had to log into the website at a certain time and they'd be sold out in a minute.

If you were lucky enough to get them... you could throw them up on EBay for 3-4x what you paid.

Same thing here... just like the Trump trading cards, people were flipping them.

Has nothing to do with Trumps popularity or unpopularity.

dpibel

(2,900 posts)
10. The NFTs were REAL TOO!
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 03:10 AM
Feb 21

I just want to get out ahead of you on this, since that's got to be the next place you're going to travel.

I'll give you this: There's a lot of stupid money floating around out there.

But that doesn't actually mean that money laundering isn't money laundering.

ProfessorGAC

(65,522 posts)
23. Who Is Laundering 6 Grand?
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 09:49 AM
Feb 21

That just makes no sense. Laundering is used to put a veneer of legitimacy on money obtained in illegal activities.
Who would bother over 5, or 6, or 7 grand?
When people accused of added investors in a grossly overpriced Scottish golf resort of laundering money, that made sense.
This doesn't.

tulipsandroses

(5,147 posts)
26. I agree. I think the guy that won the bid for 9K did it to impress trump
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 10:14 AM
Feb 21

because of his own potential legal troubles. ( Whole nother story there about expensive watches and fraud and his buddy already arrested by the feds). But to get back to the point, people who are heavily into sneakers, are making a business bet. It’s like trading baseball cards I suppose. In this case, it’s like buying nazi memorabilia. Someone will pay a pretty penny for them in the future.

DemocraticPatriot

(4,552 posts)
11. $7500 would pay for the rest of my shoes, my clothes, and
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 03:16 AM
Feb 21

some other things, for the rest of my life!!!!

NO FUCKING WAY would I spend it for one pair of shoes,
even if they were TED KENNEDY MEMORIAL SHOES,
much less for something from Trump!

For those that did, well, maybe those shoes will be worth something in a thousand years,
but their value dropped faster than a new car being driven off the lot!

Good luck with that....

Unless they turn you on so much that you are going to spend the rest of your life masturbating upon them, I don't see how they get any value out of that purchase!

Maeve

(42,326 posts)
28. There ya go---unless it is TSF and his cronies who are buying and reselling
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 10:25 AM
Feb 21

Anybody remember Beanie Babies? Things are only worth what idiots are willing to pay for them. And values can drop rapidly.

brooklynite

(95,128 posts)
21. nb: People are selling items they don't have and have never seen...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 09:45 AM
Feb 21

Delivery (if it happens) won't be for months.

getagrip_already

(15,045 posts)
35. What makes me think.....
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 11:54 AM
Feb 21

The majority of those eBay sellers are in places like India and will be long invisible if these things ever do ship.

They probably didn't even bother to preorder.

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