What To Look Out For When Shopping For Jordans Online
Shopping online is one of the most convenient things in the world no matter what you’re into. Anything, anywhere in the world is within reach and for sneakerheads this has been a game changer. Gone are the days of area exclusivity and while waiting in lines for a drop is still pretty common, it’s not the only option anymore. There are the downsides we all know about though. It can be easy to get ripped off if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Scams tend to change product to product too so if you’re shopping for Jordans, here are a few things to watch out for.
Social Media Detective
The most convenient thing about buying kicks is that every online store will have a social media presence. Instagram is the main way to check their reliability. If a retailer doesn’t have social media they are unlikely to be legit. If they have social media, checking them out and seeing complaints or praise from customers, an active page and more are all important steps.
Not every store is big enough to have people covering their social media 24/7 but if it seems like the thing is just their for the sake of it then watch out. Similarly if someone has millions of followers but barely any posts then they’re not likely legit.
Just like other popular products, Jordan shoe deals and retailers are springing up every day. Before you purchase from a dealer or retailer, do your background checks.
Check the details in listings
This is a small detail that makes a big detail once you notice it. Jordan shoes are NOT manufactured inside the US. If you stumble on any retailer selling Jordan shoes and claims they are produced in the US, ignore them and look out for other authentic stores.
How old is this dealer into this business? How popular is the dealer? You can find these out online easily. If the information is hard to find that is suspicious in itself.
The term ‘Variants’ is a weird one. Of course there are variants of kicks out there but if they refer to something as having a variant look it up. Sometimes what will happen is a seller has genuine kicks and a few fakes to make extra cash. Their legit ones are fine and they’ll refer to the fakes as ‘variants’.
Learn to google
When searching for Jordans, use keywords like “authentic Jordans” Pick your sites from that and then start the process of narrowing them down.
What is the price difference between this dealer and other dealers? Too expensive or too cheap? If they’re too expensive they probably aren’t worth your time. Too cheap and they’re more than likely fake.
If you can’t take the risk of shopping for Jordans from retailers, look up Nike authorized Jordan dealers closest to you. This limits your chances of ending up with a fake Jordan but will limit the deals accessible to you.
If the store has a physical address and has customer support too, these help in identifying the scam or real sites.
Look for the boring shit
If a store is legit then they’ll have a good back end of information. A quick scan should tell you if the store or dealer has a return policy. If there’s none, then it’s a risky business. Look at the contact information on the page too and if you can find comments on their facebook dealing with customers or customer complaints.
Look at the security of your connection too. Checking in the address bar will let you know if you have a secure connection which you will need if you’re putting any account information in.