The wait is almost over. After a two-year hiatus, ComplexCon is finally returning to Long Beach this weekend (November 6-7). Even with all the crazy drops, mouth-watering food options, and star power on the floor, diehard sneakerheads should be most excited about what eBay has in store. The brand is living up to its legacy as the original resale marketplace by giving the community a taste of its inventory, and then some.
Throughout the weekend, eBay will be showcasing exclusive sneakers from the personal collections of avid collectors DJ Skee, Melissa Chanel, and Kenny Gonzales. All of the shoes will be on full display on the ComplexCon floor via a series of custom-built sneaker pillars that will include tons of cool features and fun facts about each owner.
Allowing attendees to get in on the action, eBay is giving away several grails—all backed by their Authenticity Guarantee—during ComplexCon as well. All you have to do is keep an eye on the ticker at the top of the pillar to find out the time of the drop and then scan the QR code to enter the raffle for a chance to snag a pair. Don’t worry if you don’t hit on the first try because there will be four opportunities each day to score one of these highly coveted sneakers.
The exclusives don’t stop there as eBay is also bringing a first-of-its-kind vending machine to Long Beach. Instead of distributing soda or candy, this one is loaded with graded trading cards that range in value from $15 to as much as $3,000. Whether you’re a newbie or an avid collector, the eBay activation is where you need to be this weekend. With only 250 of these specialty trading cards available each day, make sure to get there early to ensure you don’t miss out.
If that wasn’t enough, eBay is hosting a live taping of The Complex Sneakers Podcast on Sunday, November 7th at 4pm in the Promenade (Room 104A), featuring special guest Gentry Humphrey, the retiring VP of Jordan Brand. Space is limited but fans can reserve a seat in the audience via the ComplexCon app or try their luck as a walk-in. If you want to see hosts Joe La Puma, Brendan Dunne, and Matt Welty in person before the show they will all be swinging by DJ Skee’s pillar around noon on Sunday. So, slide through to snag a few pics and rub shoulders with our resident sneaker gurus.
Clearly this weekend is going to be jam-packed with lots to see and do, but eBay’s ComplexCon lineup will definitely be where buyers and sellers are going to connect like never before.