When most of us try and sell our sneakers we either list them on eBay or Craigslist or on one of the many sneaker forums. But what do you do if you’re not hip to the internet or the sneaker scene and you just happen to come across a pair of kicks you think are worth something of value? You visit a pawn shop.
In a recent episode of Pawn Stars, the History Channel’s reality TV series archiving the daily activities at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, a guy brought in what he believed to be a pair of “old school Jordans”. More specifically, he believed they were a pair of original Air Jordan 5’s. Any sneakerhead who know’s something about sneakers is sure to realize these are no old school Jordan’s, but Corey, Rick Harrison’s son who helps run the shop, admits he doesn’t know much about “tennis shoes”. Corey’s friend though, Chumlee, is one of us – a real sneakerhead. The seller mentions he’s looking to get around $500 for the sneakers and that’s when Chumlee jumps into action and informs this guy he’s 19-years late and he’s got the Air Jordan 5 Retro “Raging Bull” that released in 2009’s Air Jordan 5 DMP Raging Bull Pack and not an original Air Jordan 5 from 1990. Talk about a disappointment. To add insult to injury, he got jacked on the price too.
If you didn’t catch the episode check out the clip below.