Viva La Residential Proxy! How a Distributed, Anonymized Resistance Will Win the Robot War for Limited Edition Sneakers

Sneaker companies release limited edition sneakers to certain geographical markets.

For particular markets, these specially designed (i.e. endorsed by a celebrity or whatnot) sneakers are priced for a few hundred bucks. At normal sneaker prices, in other words.

These sneakers have outrageous resale upsides — so sneaker coppers try to game the system.

There’s no accounting for taste. And some buyers really love these limited edition sneakers.

This result is a “robot war” between the companies and the coppers.

Sneaker coppers use automated software to beat the restrictive — and also automated — sales systems imposed by the sneaker companies.

Sneaker coppers can use residential proxies for ultimate online camouflage.

There are certain types of IP addresses the sneaker companies’ online sales systems will block. Data center IPs — if they can recognize them as such — will be blocked for sure.

This privacy war is going to heat up on more fronts soon!

Getting locked out of limited edition sneaker lotteries or certain Netflix content is annoying and means you can’t make as much money or get as much value as you want from a service.



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