“thenikedestroyer” – Robin Hood of Sneakerheads?
And the winner for gaining the most attention in a day goes to….. “thenikedestroyer”! if you dont know who this person is yet, let me fill you in. There are people that create bots, (or programs to enhance chances to win Nike RSVP or NDC products) then there are people like “thenikedestroyer”. Most people don’t know how to react when you show them a picture of his NikeLenox RSVP win picture for the highly sought after
“Lebron X Championship Pack”, securing him not 1, not 2, but 10 packs from the very limited RSVP system.
Now here is where things get interesting. he is in that gray area that sneakerheads in 2013 seem to love so much, (similar to that of unauthorized sneakers) do we trust him? can he be real? The people who hate bots and RSVP Snipers dont know if they should hate him or not since he potentially took the RSVPs from under their grasps. The other Bot creators dont know if they should hate him because he stole the potential business of $500 per confirmed order out from their hands. (a potential of $5,000 profit from just 1 store). He boasts that his program is far superior to other bots. he struck out on the first 2 Nike RSVPs but adapted his system on the fly and scored big at Nike Lenox. Hard to argue with considering his success rate.
I find him in this Robin Hood type role where he is simply misunderstood as to what his true intentions may be. But it has yet to be revealed what his true intentions actually are, just what he suggested they are. If he did want to organize the pickups of 10 pairs of MVP Packs from the NikeLenox store, and he resold them:
$5000 x 10 = $50,000
$2500 x 10 = $25,000
-$500 x 10 = $5,000 out of pocket cost.
-$50 x 10 to pick up team = $500
= $19,500 to $44,500 potential profit from 1 nike lenox
This is from 1 person dominating the entire RSVP business, and we have no idea the capabilities he has of online releases on Nike.com.
But he claims he isnt going to pick up an of the RSVPs, he also states that a random name generator was used and he has no intentions of using his “power” for bad, but what if that changes? He said he wanted to make a point of the other bot programmers who were charging $500 per RSVP for this pack, and how his program is superior.
And this is again just for 1 weekends release, just imagine what he could do for the Yeezy 2 Red October release.
At the end of the day, Nike needs to change the methods to prevent these type of events from occurring, and i am betting they are listening, despite everyone saying “nike doesnt care about you”. So many people were ok with paying $30 extra to secure the release of a sneaker, but most of you didnt consider what would happen for highly sought after and highly limited sneakers. why would the bot creators let you buy a shoe for $30 extra, then you flip them for $700 (like the Doernbecher 3s). why wouldnt they charge you $100 and take more of your profits, after all, most of the people who secure through bots end up selling them anyways right? But for larger releases like the fire red 3s, if you bought to resell, you are now upside down on your investment, especially if you used a bot to secure. This is why i think the market bubble is about to burst. So many complain about quantity, if you have more quantity then supply = demand, and then resale value is gone, which some of use dont care about, but those trying to score a profit will soon see, profits are then a thing of the past for every GR. It is a game of greed and business right now, which is why i have been saying this process is broken. For those that didnt agree before, good luck getting those Yeezy 2 Red Octobers lol.
Here are some of thenikedestroyers IG pics:
You can see his bot program in action: