You're 100% right, the hype on these was crazy, and hundreds if not thousands of us got caught with our pants down. I still have a second pair which has been on eBay for over half a year lol. You are wrong about the raffle though as it was done at all online sites that morning as I was entering dozens of raffles from Nike to Size? And everywhere in-between. I still think they're a lovely pair of trainers though, I get compliments every time I go into the city.
There were raffles yes, but only at end and sns. These did not sell out anywhere, they've been sat on shelves at offspring all year. These are not an investment. If you like the shoe and the colourway, then yes go for it, it's a classic shoe and the colourway has history. But these are not in any way shape or form rare or hard to find. I do not expect to see these reselling for above retail within 5 years.
Nice trainers.. even at rrp a decent deal to be fair (y)
I can understand why these ended up so cold. They're an acquired taste, the history of these isn't appreciated and they're not cheap even in a sale. For those that did like them though, or like the idea of owning limited edition trainers that aren't from the high street check out thedropdate.
I bought a pair on release date, you can Google the release date price. If that's not enough, here's one of my invoices from May 10th 2018.