2021 NIKE SB DUNK THREAD_____GRs and QSs added

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So I scored some UNLV dunks from the early access opportunity that Nike throws out there for releases. These kicks have been in transit for like two-three weeks because of the weather here in the states. I checked the tracking yesterday and it says “ item severely damaged, returning to sender.” Has this happened to anyone else?
 
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With how unsecured packages are these days, I wonder why high-volume Vendors (Nike, Amazon, etc.) don’t set up pick up hubs.

Basically your item is delivered to the hub and you need to pick it up from there. No system is perfect, but it would eliminate the end-user theft, which seems to be when the majority of these packages get “lost”.

Just a thought.
 
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With how unsecured packages are these days, I wonder why high-volume Vendors (Nike, Amazon, etc.) don’t set up pick up hubs.

Basically your item is delivered to the hub and you need to pick it up from there. No system is perfect, but it would eliminate the end-user theft, which seems to be when the majority of these packages get “lost”.

Just a thought.
I don't see how they don't have better surveillance on delivery drivers. They should be wearing body cameras like cops.
 
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I don't see how they don't have better surveillance on delivery drivers. They should be wearing body cameras like cops.
I’m of the opinion that most of these packages are getting stolen by porch pirates and not the couriers.

Every now and then you get a rouge driver/or truck loader who “looses” a package, but the main thieves are getting caught by ring/nook devices everyday.
 
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Bro u have better luck hitting the lottery I'm 0 for like 100 with hitting on sbs since 2020
you know this is the one you're gonna hit because its not for you

I’m of the opinion that most of these packages are getting stolen by porch pirates and not the couriers.

Every now and then you get a rouge driver/or truck loader who “looses” a package, but the main thieves are getting caught by ring/nook devices everyday.
i'm of the opinion that there are a good portion of drivers out there who are there to identify the packages to steal, then informing partners when and were they will be on the porch to be stolen
 
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you know this is the one you're gonna hit because its not for you


i'm of the opinion that there are a good portion of drivers out there who are there to identify the packages to steal, then informing partners when and were they will be on the porch to be stolen
Interesting theory.

Very risky (UPS drivers do pretty well from what everyone says), but maybe some of them are doing this. Doesn’t seem worth it though.
 
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With how unsecured packages are these days, I wonder why high-volume Vendors (Nike, Amazon, etc.) don’t set up pick up hubs.

Basically your item is delivered to the hub and you need to pick it up from there. No system is perfect, but it would eliminate the end-user theft, which seems to be when the majority of these packages get “lost”.

Just a thought.
I've used UPS pick-up lockers a few times, two of those times when I open my locker, it was empty. I contact UPS and they said it was in there and that once I open the locker door, its considered Picked Up and not in their control. I contacted Nike and Adidas to file a claim that actually didn't go anywhere so I had to file a chargeback on my credit card. Another time I actually had a package held at their hub instead of the lockers and they told me its not at the hub even tho the tracking says it is. But yeah like you said, no system is perfect. A hub would eliminate a lot of driver thefts or porch pirates but internally can still get stolen.
 
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you know this is the one you're gonna hit because its not for you
Ya know what's funny is I rarely hit on raffles in general but this summer I was taking a big break from sneakers and one of my long time grails finally dropped (the Sambas).

My homie who is the same size as me asked me to enter the raffles for him since he never hits either. I finally hit on a pair in my size but I oop'd em to the homie cuz I always try to be a man of my word. Eventually I got another win a couple days late and ended up with a pair in my size for like 30 less.

Your theory may not be far off.

*Theory idk why my auto correct sucks so much 🤷🏾‍♂️
 
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Interesting theory.

Very risky (UPS drivers do pretty well from what everyone says), but maybe some of them are doing this. Doesn’t seem worth it though.
far less risky than tampering with the box in uniform. and much harder to prove. i'm not saying it is by any means significant, but this scam is definitely happening everyday

I've used UPS pick-up lockers a few times, two of those times when I open my locker, it was empty. I contact UPS and they said it was in there and that once I open the locker door, its considered Picked Up and not in their control. I contacted Nike and Adidas to file a claim that actually didn't go anywhere so I had to file a chargeback on my credit card. Another time I actually had a package held at their hub instead of the lockers and they told me its not at the hub even tho the tracking says it is. But yeah like you said, no system is perfect. A hub would eliminate a lot of driver thefts or porch pirates but internally can still get stolen.
i started having my stuff forwarded to UPS access points. i run over to cvs, they require photo id and sig to get the box. they charge a small fee per forward, or you can subscribe for like $20 a year and you get unlimited. anytime something gets delivered to my house now i get an email notification and i can update the delivery address if its something i know i don't want sitting on my porch

Man, and I’ve wanted these since the first time I saw them. Too bad they’re supposedly not dropping in the US (due to issues), and are Orange Labels (making them even harder to obtain). These are super dope IMO.
Theme and execution are great. OL puts them over the top because it guarantees a minimum level in quality of materials. Agreed gonna be a banger
 
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These just in, threw in leather laces over the SB laces I picked up . Have to thank sellers mislabeling things. Their in far better condition than I thought, the leather is just really soft and once your foot goes in the creasing disappears. I’m hearing the new lows are pretty stiff so I’m kind of happy to score a pair not old enough to worry about. It’s just funny they went on sales racks in 2016-17 and were 80-90 Ds on StockX back in 2018 in my Sz. These Have me second guessing if I want to make my St Johns highs.
 
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