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Customers Camping Out At Caesar’s Bay Modell’s For Sneaker Sale


We’re just going to have to file this under “Stuff I’ll never get.” A line of just more than 25 people has turned up in front of Modell’s Sporting Goods (8959 Bay Parkway) in Caesar’s Bay, according to tipster Bart E. They’ve brought lawn chairs and tents and whatever else they need to get through the frigid temps for the next 24 hours or so.

The first in line arrived yesterday, around 3:00 p.m.

Why? Apparently the store will begin selling Nike Air Jordan Retro 11 sneakers tomorrow. From what I understand, they cost upwards of $300 and look like this:

Man, ain’t that nice? So cool, right?

Wait, what the heck are we talking about again? People are camping out 24 hours in advance for a generic looking glob of plastic, rubber and nylon stitched together by a one-handed Vietnamese pre-schooler?

Yup, definitely in the “Things I’ll never get” file, right behind Fabergé eggs.

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  1. Wow Bensonhurst Bean is stooping to a new low. Being racist now? Come on. This website really stinks. I hope a real classy, intelligent, and witty Bensonhurst news site replaces this poorly written POS.

  2. Racist? no but way uninformed. First of the all the shoes do not cost $300+. They cost $184.99+tax (depending on where you live). And one armed Vietnamese children? Cmon man, Here is a quotes from TIME Magainze from 1998 when they visited inside the Nike factory,

    “Last week an activist group called the National Labor Committee accused Nike and other companies of running virtual slave factories in China, alleging that workers are habitually overworked and underpaid. It’s the kind of charge Nike has faced, and denied, repeatedly regarding its operations in Asia. Nike subcontractors employ nearly 500,000 workers in plants in Indonesia, China and Vietnam.

    TIME visited Nike plants in China and Vietnam recently and found them to be modern, clean, well lighted and ventilated, and paying decent wages by local standards–although by no means are they trouble free. Make no mistake: these are factories, not amusement…

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988059,00.html#ixzz2FgngTk2d

    So please, stop the speculation. You obviously are speaking on a matter you don’t know much, if anything about. People line up for Apple products and no one cares. People line up for days for tickets and no one cares. I remember EVERYONE lined up for the PS2 and PS3 gaming systems and no one cared. What’s the big deal?

  3. A few days ago, these same knuckleheads were lined up along 86th Street in front of Foot Locker and Finish Line. Something tells me these “entrepreneurs” will end up selling these shoes on eBay!

  4. Well, let me put it this way: waiting for days in line for any consumer POS item that’s not required to live goes under “things I’ll never get.” Especially when it’ll be widely available with no wait in just a few weeks, such as an iWhatever.


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