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Nike Takes It a Step Further, Denies Bots in Person

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It appears that the process of purchasing limited Nike and Jordan Brand product has evolved once again. People across social media channels and sneaker forums reported being denied or seeing others get denied from purchasing sneakers that they had won via Twitter RSVP this weekend (Including the likes of the KD 6 “Floral” and Air Jordan 1 Nike SB). The reason for the denial of the purchase: the usage of a Twitter RSVP bot to automate the process and game the system. Apparently those who weren’t allowed to purchase were also warned that their name would be banned from future RSVP pick-ups were they to be caught again using bots. The step of banning of certain names seems a much more effective route than banning Twitter handles – a Twitter user can simply make a new account should they learn that theirs is banned, but good luck getting a new government issued ID with a new alias. See some of the evidence after the break and let us know if you think this is another step in the right direction.


Source: NT/Solemartyr

“I went to pick up my RSVP from NikeDC and was denied. They said the RSVP was done using “an automated service” and I should call 1 800 344 6453 if I have any questions.
I got denied last week at NikeDC for the Retro 3. This time I even used my wife’s name and still got denied.” – ballsnark on NT

“If you used an rsvp service there’s a decent chance you’re banned from purchasing florals at niketowns today” – ronaldcinho on NT