Today’s review will be a little off topic, on the company named Flight Club. What is Flight Club? A scam or not? How can they have limited shoes that should have been sold out a long time ago? The reason for this review is because I got a mail request to take a look at them. As always, I listen to my reader’s requests. Ok, here we go!
Company: Flight Club
Owner: Damany Weir (Founder)
Who is it for: Sneaker fanatics looking to buy (or sell)
Overall rating: (3.5 / 5)
What is Flight Club about?
Flight Club has been the most trusted source for people looking for limited and “rare” sneakers since 2005. Today it is considered as the world´s nr 1 sneaker marketplace. They also sell clothes and other accessories.
It was founded by the entrepreneur Damany Weir.
They are not only an online store but they got “real physical” stores in both New York and Los Angeles.
How does it work?
This is in short a place where you either buy sneakers or sell sneakers.
To sell your shoes it basically works like this:
1. You bring or send your shoes to Flight Club
2. They help you determine your sale prices, this is done with reasonable market values using the experience and extensive data.
3. They sell your shoes online, and in their New York and Los Angeles stores.
4. You receive a check for 80% of the final sale price once your shoes are sold. The rest of the money goes to Flight Club.
The products are many and vary of course as they are constantly buying shoes from people all over the world. You can find limited sneakers here that you would have HUGE problems finding elsewhere.
For example Yeezy Boost that has been extremely popular the last couple of years by sneaker fanatics all around the world.
Limited shoes that should have been sold out?!
The person who sent me the mail about Flight Club was concerned with the fact that they had shoes that should have been sold out a long time ago as they are extremely limited. For example the Yeezy Boost sneaker shoes.
How can Flight Club continue to have the shoes in stock, month after month when there is such a high demand for the shoes?
Do they buy them from some really savvy “copy maker” from China and then claim the shoes to be the real deal or what´s going on?
The question made me think that it might actually be the case, I mean how hard can it be to make exact copies of a shoe and claim it to be the real deal?
On the other hand, what difference does it make if the shoe both looks and feels exactly the same as one that was made in the Adidas store in the first place and not in a “secret fabric” in China?
Personally, I wouldn´t care what so ever but I promised to make my best answering the question, I took a quick look on the official website of Flight Club and I noticed pretty quickly that:
Flight Club is not only selling, but they are also BUYING shoes.
That means that they can buy shoes from people who bought the “real deal” in the first place …and then sell them to its customers.
The question that I got from my reader when I told him that made me even more confused.
How come the price on some of the REAL shoes such as the Yeezy Boost isn’t higher when people sold real ones for a much higher price on eBay a couple of years ago.
I didn´t have an answer to that but I agree that it sounded a little bit strange…
What do you think?
Is Flight Club A Scam?
So, is Flight Club a scam or not? I would say that they are not a scam, it is actually a great business idea that they have realized in the sneaker niche. How they can see whether or not a sneaker is 100% “real” or fake I have no idea about though.
Keep in mind that they do NOT offer any refund, so once you have bought a product there is no going back.
Here are the exact words of their terms and conditions page:
Since the majority of products we carry are provided on consignment from independent sellers, all sales with us are final. No refunds or exchanges will be permitted. If you are concerned about sizing for a particular style of shoe, please feel free to email us before your purchase. We will gladly provide you with the best information possible, but please note that comfort preferences vary for each person.
To read all of their terms and conditions click here (opens in new window)
Why You Should (or should NOT) buy from Flight Club?
This is of course up to you, I mean if you are a fanatic you are a fanatic, right? I did a quick search on Google for some of the sneakers found on Flight Club and found both cheaper ones but also more expensive ones…
I guess a good idea (as always) is to do your research and read the reviews about the particular seller before buying anything.
A better alternative?
Want to see an alternative that allows you to buy sneakers for your whole family, your cousins plus their mothers? Then:
Final words and Verdict
Overall rating: (3.5 / 5)
I think it is safe to say that Flight Club is legit and that you can be at least pretty sure to get the real deal ordering from them or shopping in one of their physical stores.
I give a solid 3,5 out of 5 stars as it offers aa lotto the one person that is really into the stuff the site offers, the reason the rating isn´t higher is mostly that of the no refund policy they got.
If you have experience shopping with them please share your experience in the comment section below as it can help others.
Start selling shoes (or anything you want) yourself online
If you get inspired by the success story of Flight Club and other business ideas that started out small but developed into something huge, then you need to know that there is A LOT you can do to create your own success story.
Did you, for example, know that you can sell other peoples products online and get paid for doing so?
It is called affiliate marketing and is one of the absolute most lucrative methods to make serious money online. It is also one of the absolute easiest and fastest ways to start your own business online.
It can (if you work on it) develop to something that both allows you to quit your 9-5 job and even make you a very rich person.
This is something that will be very hard to do on your own though, you will get a way better start with some kind of guidance and step-by-step instructions on exactly how to get started, what tools to use and so on. You will also need help and support along the way.
If you are interested in learning this there is a community that is absolutely free to join where you have over 800,000 people from all over the world that want´s the same thing (in the online community named Wealthy Affiliate).
There you will get the best start possible with step-by-step instructions, free websites and all tools needed to create your own business. You will also get 24/7 support and great video instructions.
I hope you found this short review of Flight Club to be helpful and now you should have a better understanding of what it is and if it is a scam or not. If you have ordered from them please share your experience in the comment section below.
Also, if you got any questions about this review I will be more than happy to answer them below.
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