May 11, 2012 BY John Kim / 59
What comes around goes around. The works with fortunes good and bad, and for one unlucky sneakerhead, his luck changed for the better. In a news report picked up by Miami-based WSVN7, Keven Rodriguez was scammed out of a pair of LeBron 8 South Beaches by a scam artist in what’s become one of the more common methods these days (we won’t go into that). The money he would get for the sale was intended to be used for academic purposes, so with the help of WSVN7’s Help Me Howard, Rodriguez and Scammer Guard tracked down the seller and is currently being pursued by local authorities. However, a representative for the Miami Heat caught wind of the news, and decided a nice gift was in order – a pair of the LeBron 9 Elite ‘Miami Vice’ signed by LeBron James himself. It’s great to see that the Heat and LeBron James would look out for their fans, but the truth is that scamming is still very much a part of the unofficial sneaker market. Be safe and smart with your money and your kicks! via ITSB
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OK so is Lebron going to give me a free pair south beach's for being scammed out of $250 for his new elite shoes
ok wait, so the kid that cant afford a trip for school, can somehow afford a Supreme hat and a BBC shirt?! wtf?!?!
true rookie move kid. on that price always spring the $2 for signature confirmation. come one now. I just sold a pair of red suede 21's to a dude thru ebay to ireland, all legit, and usps sent them to israel. cant make this up....wtf usps. I'm out the 350 as paypal gave it back to the buyer, MJ gunna step in and give me some help?
Stick to ebay kid, at least you can file a claim on the site and it insures you up to a certain amount on paypal. Kid has a expensive gear to be so young. He must have a hell of a summer job or spoiled as hell
Okay, I watched the clip. Are you kidding me? This dümkoff gets himself scammed, and gets treated like a celebrity? Please. Not for nothing, that shouldn't have happened to him, but, that is just how it goes down sometimes in life. No way LBJ should have stepped in. Trip money, my ass. I'm looking at this kid and have deduced that that trip would have been paid for regardless.
this dude is an idiot. Clearly not strapped for cash if he is wearing that supreme shit and showing of those concords. serious first world problems. Not feeling bad for him.
I wonder if a black kid got scammed would the news,the other white guy, and the heat would have help him out of this dummy move? why would you send the kicks and not have gotten the money? that's jackass 101 right there..........
Thats what you get when your a dirty RESELLER! These are shithouse anyway, came out in Australia a few days ago... went down today to see what they look like in person, awful, so i passed. No girly colours on a mans shoe for this homeskillet.
Dam wats next is jordan gona pay for medical and funeral bills for tha people gettin shot ova sum 11s?
Rule # 1 for selling sneakers on Craigslist: NEVER ACCEPT PAYPAL. Even if Miami/Lebron didnt give him shoes, I wouldn't feel sorry for him. Those Elite Lebron 9s signed by LJ are work WAY MORE than $700 and I bet he aint putting those on Craigslist.
Feel for the dude but , Live by the resell die by the resell ......,skinny jeans , supreme hat ,def reseller also I'd be pissed if my sneakers had a big ass signature in the front ......fuck the prestige or collectible value
That's why I buy local or I buy retail. I stay patient and pick my spots. I'm face to face with anyone who buys or sells kicks from me. Ain't no scams going down then. They don't wanna problems with me face to face. Nobody's jaw is that fuc$!in strong!
DO YOU GUYS REALIZE HOW @ 2:56 THATS THE SCAMMER # ITS A 407 494 6976 AND I CALLED ITS A PINGER NUMBER I SAY WE ALL KEEP TXTING UNTIL HE GETS HES SHOES BACK
i respect lebron a little more now after he did that. Those are a 1 of 1 if you think about it. Hard enough to get the s.b. 9's but to also have them signed is awesome.
those SB8s didn't look deadstock, but if they were, and he sold them for 700, he deserved to be scammed. I hoped they were beaters at least.
This should be on the feet on a real nigga. I fucks with latinas for their phat bootys and good dome!