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Man hides in trash and forks over hundreds for new Air Jordans

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  1. Dec 24, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    For a pair of shoes! WTF? :smack:

    by Tiffany Craig / 11 News
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    Posted on December 23, 2010 at 5:40 PM
    Updated yesterday at 5:47 PM




    HOUSTON- A Houston man forked over $400 and even hid in a trash can to score the new Air Jordan "Cool Greys" Thursday.
    And he wasn’t the only one desperate for the new shoes.
    The crowds were so big – and so determined – at many Houston malls that HPD officers had to be called in keep things under control.
    At Northline Commons on the North Freeway, shoppers said they’d been waiting since 8 a.m. on Wednesday to score a pair of the sought-after shoes.
    At Deerbrook Mall, where JuMarcus Bingham started his quest, police said anywhere from 500 to 1,000 people were rushing to buy the Jordans.
    That mad rush left a door damaged – and left Bingham working on a "Plan B."
    "This is the first time they’re coming back out in 10 years," said Bingham.
    Even when security at Deerbrook shooed out hundreds shoe-seeking shoppers, Bingham managed to stay inside.
    "I was in a trash can hiding in the mall for about an hour, trying to be first in line for the shoes," Bingham said.
    But by the time Bingham actually lined up for the retro shoe, they had sold out of his size 8. So, he rushed over to Northwest Mall and tried his luck there.
    Adolfo Martinez was ahead of Bingham in line at Northwest Mall and couldn’t even find adult sizes. He settled on a pair for his son.
    "It’s just the Jordan’s," said Martinez. "It reminds me when I was younger when they came out."
    In the end, Bingham pulled out on more trick and managed to score a pair of his favorite kicks. He walked up to a customer who’d just bought a pair.
    "He was coming out the line," said Bingham. "I just pulled him over to the side and was like ‘How much you want for them?’"
    That’s when Bingham forked over $400 for the Cool Greys.
    But why did he do it?
    "You know, someone might think you’re kinda crazy paying that much for a pair of sneakers," 11 News reporter Tiffany Craig said.
    "I mean I had to get ‘em. I support Jordans," said Bingham.
    The retail price for the new Air Jordan Cool Greys is about $180.




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    http://www.khou.com/home/Man-hides-...r-hundreds-for-new-Air-Jordans-112399414.html
     
  2. Dec 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    They're shoes people.....
     
  3. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    I stopped wearing Jordans in the mid 90's.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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  5. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    Isn't that so stupid?
     
  6. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    they should put C4 in all those shoes ... just saying
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    I bet all the KFC's in the area got swamped too.
     
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    I never understood the whole "Jordan" shoes thing. I thought that was just dumb. Even $180 retail price is to damn expensive for a pair of friggin sneakers!!:eek::mad: But whatever, to each their own I guess.
     
  11. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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  12. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    my question is, how many of these fuckers spent their welfare on the damned shoes? i rarely spend over $40 for shoes.even my wolverine work boots were never over $75. if it aint on sale, i dont really need them :)
     
  13. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    Prob the same welfare cases that use their EBT cards on buying COD black ops
     
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    Personally, I wear $25 Walmart boots. Steal toed, non slip and pretty much water proof. Don't see any reason to buy anything else.

    I'd never spend $180 on a pair of shoes. $400 is a ridiculous waste of money.

    I know several people who get food stamps, never heard of anyone being able to buy electronics with their EBT cards...
     
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  17. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    I saw it with my own eyes

    And they wonder why Cali system is sooo screwed up.

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  18. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    let me shed some light on ur ignorance.

    theyre not just shoes. flipping sneakers is like flipping homes. you buy for a cheap price, then flip em. as said in the article, retail was 180, and the turn around on the same day on ebay was 300 bucks...theyre not just shoes, its an investment and fast money
     
  19. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    Lmfao!!!!
     
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    Strange. Here in Florida when you use the EBT card anywhere, it only will pay for items that are covered and you still have to pay the difference like normal. Guess the system is different in Cali :confused:
     
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