[Ads-l] Word: dead stock / deadstock =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=93_?=never worn footwear or clothing; alternative definition: never sold items

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 4 19:38:34 UTC 2021

Website: Marker Medium
Article: How Supreme-Style Merch Drops Took Over Corporate America
Author: Adam Bluestein
Date: March 3, 2021

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Unworn Jordans, Airs, and Dunks — called “deadstock” — are the gold
standard of the resale economy — and, really, as liquid and versatile
a global currency as a U.S. dollar or a euro, “a bona fide asset
class” as Bloomberg Businessweek put it recently.
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Website: Urban Dictionary

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Brand New. Never worn, Never Tried and would usually include a box for
the shoes.
"Up for auction are some DS Nike Air Jordan's in a size 10, they have
been never been worn and/or tried on."
by IWMJ June 06, 2005
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Website: Vintage clothing authority

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What is dead stock?
The term is thrown around quite a bit but what the heck does it mean?
Dead stock technically means that the vintage item was never sold.
Most people use the term to describe something that is unused.
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