This is a detailed guide on how to cop multiple Yeezys for retail, enjoy!
In 2017 copping one pair of Yeezys for retail may seem like an impossible task, let alone multiple pairs. This is due to the high demand surrounding certain limited releases like Yeezys and Supreme Box Logo Tees. Demand has grown as people have seen how the right items can resell at more than 5x their value. Other factors such as a limited supply and the use of bots has made it extremely hard to secure items at their retail price.
It may seem intimidating at first, but it’s certainly possible to purchase multiple pairs on release day if you know what to do.
While nothing is guaranteed, there are a few things that can put you in the best possible position to purchase multiple items of any limited release. Since most stores will host in store raffles for hyped drops, this article will focus on getting pairs online only. Keep in mind that all of these things should be done days before the release. Hard work + preparation does pay off!
The first thing you need to do is determine how many people actually want this item. Do some research. Sites such as NikeTalk, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, and eBay can all give you clues as to how hyped an item is. If people are talking about it everywhere, it usually means it’s in high demand. Check out HypeCheck as well. This site uses advanced analytics to determine the estimated resale and demand of various sneakers and streetwear.
Check the Footlocker launch locator to see how many stores are receiving pairs. Are the stores doing raffles, or first come first serve? Search the product on eBay and sort by sold listings. How many people are buying pre orders? This can also clue you in to how much the item will be reselling for.
Pictured above you can see how many stores got the 2016 Space Jam 11. Just because a product is widely available doesn’t mean it won’t resell. With a release like this, demand still outweighed supply but if you put in any effort, it was easy to cop these shoes.
You can see how a pair of Yeezy Boost 350 are much more limited. The more limited a shoe, the higher the resale, therefore higher the demand.
Make a Site List
This is where things get fun. You need to start looking for sites that will be releasing the Yeezys online. It’s easy to find the big sites such as Adidas or Footlocker, but once you have a list of the major retailers you have to dig deeper. Find out if sites such as Caliroots, JDSports, and Footpatrol are selling pairs. Some overseas retailers will release Yeezys at 2 AM when everyone is asleep. If you found a site others overlooked, you could easily grab a few more pairs!
A shortcut you can do is find a reliable source selling a site list for the release. They will have already done this research and found out which stores are doing raffles, which are releasing online, and when. While this information can be helpful, you never know what these people could have missed. If you decide to buy a site list, make sure it’s from a reliable source and then try to find even more sites.
Purchase a Bot
Once you know which sites you want to cop on, you need to find a reliable bot that you can use with at least some of the sites. Most Yeezy releases will release on Footlocker, Footaction, Champs, Eastbay and Yeezy Supply. Luckily, Project Destroyer supports all of these (and more). This bot is extremely powerful, especially when running the Ultimate version. You can run hundreds of tasks to heavily improve your chances of securing multiple pairs.
However, we can’t say this is the only bot you should be looking into. As the creators, we believe this is the best option for Yeezy releases. However, you should do your own research to find out what is going to work best for you. When looking for bots, ask yourself these questions. Is there proof of success? What sites does it support? Are the developers active? You need a bot that can update its software quickly incase sites try to add anti bot measures (ahem…Project Destroyer developers are great at this).
Contact the company and see how fast you get a response. You don’t want to buy a bot only to discover the Twitter account hasn’t tweeted in 2 months! Also keep in mind any software you buy, you’ll need to be able to set up correctly. Check to see if the company provides tutorials and a written documentation.
Once you have found the bot that’s right for you, you’ll need proxies as well. Proxies allow you to mask your IP and let you run hundreds of tasks at once without being banned. When you run 100 tasks with 100 proxies it will appear to the site that 100 different computers are trying to connect. If things are still unclear, see the picture below.
There are a couple routes you can go for proxies. You can make your own, buy residential proxies, or buy data center proxies. To make your own proxies, a simple google search should get you started. For a list of recommended providers and more information, click here.
Remember, you have to spend money to make money! Look at these purchases as an investment.
Multiple Payment Methods
Once you have a bot and proxies, you are going to need payment methods to pay for each item. You can use the same payment method for multiple sites, but generally sites follow the rule of one item per payment method. You can not buy 10 pairs of Yeezys with the same card on the same site.
There are multiple solutions for this, depending on how many pairs you want to buy and your budget. You can create virtual cards with Privacy or Final and connect them to your bank account. However, sneaker sites have been known to block these cards at times so this can be risky. You can also go to your local RiteAid or Walgreen’s and purchase pre paid debit cards. You can then load them up with the necessary funds for the order and assign a specific address and name to the card. Another option is to ask friends and family and see if you can use their card + reimburse them.
Regardless of how you get the payment methods, be sure to load them with enough funds. If you are using cards connected to your bank, call your bank the day before the release. Tell them you are purchasing sneakers in the morning and to let any charges go through! Otherwise, your bank may flag the transaction, decline the card, and you’ll be left with 0 pairs.
Multiple Addresses (Or not?)
Footsites, Adidas, and most other major retailers follow the one item per address rule. This means your order will be cancelled if you try to ship 2 pairs of Yeezys to the same address.
However, they’re receiving thousands of orders and need to automate this process somehow. This leaves room for error! If you only have a few addresses but are intent on getting dozens of pairs, you could enter the same address with slight tweaks for each order. Here is an example:
Name on card: John Smith
Address: 123 Lane Road
Name on card: Michael Scarn
Address: 123 Lane Rd
You can make slight changes and add an apartment letter to the address line 2. This trick can fool the processors into thinking the addresses are completely different. We have seen 50+ pairs shipped to 1 house using this trick!
Use this at your own risk. Smaller sites receiving fewer orders tend to have workers manually checking to ensure duplicates aren’t being sent. It’s up to you to decide if you think this will work and we aren’t going to guarantee any success. This is based on past success but sites can change at any moment! To play it safe, contact friends and family and see how many addresses you can use to ship to.
It is worth noting that the name on your card should match the shipping address and billing address name. Your shipping and billing address for each card should always match.
Just like the address and the payment method, your email address can not appear to be the same for multiple orders on one site. One trick we have found useful is the “dot trick”. If you are using Project Destroyer, read more about the dot trick generator here. This trick allows you to put dots in between your gmail address and it’ll cause sites to read the email as a different one each time. This can be a huge time saver when you’re looking to buy 50+ pairs!
Again, this is another trick that carries some risk. Be careful which sites you use it on and test it on a prior release if possible. Bigger sites receiving a lot of orders are less likely to notice this!
These are just some of the useful tools you can use to cop multiple Yeezys or any other limited release item online. Use this information how you like, but we can’t guarantee any success! We hope you do your own research and figure out a strategy that works best for you. If this guide was helpful, a thank you or shout out goes a long way! If you have any questions feel free to contact us or reach us on Twitter!
Again, we highly recommend using Project Destroyer to optimize your success. Go check it out.
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