If you've just got into the shoe game, you may not be up to speed with why people buy sneaker servers to work with their shoe bot. Hopefully, you'll get a good amount of knowledge out of this guide, so you can cop with the best of them. If it sounds complicated, then don't worry - it isn't. You could order a sneaker server right now and, upon receiving your login details, get comfortable with it in a matter of minutes so you can start cooking and copping. You'll most likely be way ahead of the competition that chooses to cop with their regular internet connection.
What is a Sneaker Server?
It's a server that's optimized for copping sneakers.
What's a server?
We won't get that much in-depth, since we don't really need to know absolutely everything about servers. A server is basically a computer. In our case, it's a computer with the Windows operating system installed, to which we can connect and control it from our own computer - just like you would control a friend's computer using Team Viewer.
What sets a sneaker server apart from a regular one?
What sets it apart from a regular server is that it's picked based on a few factors that make it optimized for copping sneakers. Factors such as minimum resources required for sneaker bots to function well, internet speed and being physically located very close to where popular footsites are hosted.
Why would I want a sneaker server?
You've probably gotten your proxies, a sneaker bot, and you'll obviously going to pay for the shoes themselves. Things are getting a bit pricey. The fact of the matter is that the shoe game is a bit pricey, and if you're getting into it, you'd better play to win - otherwise you'll be losing a few hundred dollars. But given the fact that you've got a lot of competition, you want to increase your chances as much as possible, and your own computer setup may not make the cut.
A server will have a crazy fast internet connection, will be on at all times and, to top it all off, it will connect almost instantly to footsites.
As usual, you'll have to get accustomed to sorting through the server provides, and choose the product that best fits your needs. And buying a server still doesn't mean you'll be ahead of the game, you've got to keep in mind the other components of your sneaker copping setup ( Bots, proxies, payment methods, etc ). Additionally, you can visit our previous post and get an overview servers, bots and proxies.
Using a sneaker bot with a server
Say you had your bot, your sneaker proxies and your sneaker server. Given you have the right ones, you should be able to leave your competition in the dust and get at the front of the line.
Your copping setup will be able to work non-stop. You should be able to schedule your bot for when the shoe drops,go about your business, and it will take care of the rest. You'll be, most likely, be able to run more tasks than you would on your own computer, since you've gotten your server solely for that purpose.
Keep in mind, however, that you don't want everything running at full throttle. You'll want to diversify your accounts and have a bunch of proxies ready for rotation in case some get blacklisted. Basically you'll want to figure out, depending on what resources you've got, how to make everything as fast as possible while making your purchases seem natural. Footsites are getting smarter, and they'll most likely flag you when they detect botting activity. As the old saying goes, "don't get greedy".
Using proxies with your server
Even if you've got the best sneaker server for your bot, you won't be able to cop a lot of pairs if you're using the same IP. Footsites won't allow a single person to cop large amounts - which is understandable. To bypass this, you'll need proxies optimized for sneaker stores.
Each proxy will allow the bot to connect to the footsite using a different IP - which means, that the footsite will interpret that there are multiple people ordering pairs - which, in theory, will allow you to cop a large amount of pairs safely.
Not all proxies are up to the job, though. What you want to use is 'sneaker proxies'. These are proxies that have not been blacklisted by footsites, are fast, and are close to the location of where the sneaker store is hosted. You'll want a bunch of these, so the sneaker bot can rotate them. Why? Because if you make a purchase with one of them, as it's been stated before, you'll want to use the next one to make the next purchase - as if though you were another person. Or just maybe a purchase will fail and a proxy will be blacklisted - the bot will go to the next one super fast until it's able to get the job done. That is one of the main strategies used in copping sneakers.
If you're willing to get a more in-depth look at sneaker proxies, then you can check out a previous entry Sneaker Proxies Questions & Answers.
Have your payment methods (plural) ready
As good as your setup is, you're not going to be copping any shoes if you don't have your payment methods properly set up. When the release is due, you don't have any time to spare to check what has gone wrong with payments. You've got to be ready.
Besides the standard method of payment that you regularly use, you can use a few more secure solutions. One of those solutions is creating a Paypal account that you can use solely for copping related transaction. It's a good added layer of "anonymity" in your efforts to be untraceable by footsites. However, you must make sure that you've tested your sneaker bot + sneaker proxies + paypal account before the shoes drop. Make a very small transaction by using that combination, so you know there aren't any hiccups. Paypal has a security measure, where they need to verify your identity if they suspect your account has been compromised by being accessed from a different location - this can happen because of the proxy.
Another method you can use is using a pre-paid credit card. This may be even more secure. But, the same as with your Paypal account, make sure that your card works with the sneaker bot + proxy combo.
Please remember that a sneaker server has quite a bit of power, and your bot will try to make as many transactions as you let it, and if it checks out the shoes from different locations with the same payment method it will raise a huge red flag, and you may end up losing all your copped pairs.
- Set up a variety of payment methods
- Always make sure they work before the shoe drops
Always stay connected to the server
Say you've got everything set up. Your server powerful and has a strong internet connection, your proxies are fresh and near the server and the footsites, your bot is scheduled and you've got your payment methods all working and ready for the drop, but you've got to be ready in case something goes wrong because...
"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."
...so you'll want to be always stay connected to the server, even when you're at work or going out. If something goes awry, you want to be able to make quick changes on the fly, right?
Luckily, besides being able to connect from your computer via remote desktop connection, you can from your phone as well. There's a few apps for each OS that, although are a little bit inconvenient, can help you get the job done.
Using a sneaker server with your bot after you've gotten comfortable to using just your computer is sure to leave you impressed. With it's resources and internet speed, you should be able to cop a lot more pairs.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched however - make sure to do your homework and have everything set up properly. Soak in all the info you can get and always take everything you read with a grain of salt until you test it and it checks out, then you'll cop every shoe you want to add to your collection and resell them for some really good money.