The sneaker industry is a billion-dollar market with no sign of slowing down. With so many people making bank off sneaker resales, it’s not hard to see why there’s so many bots trying to take a piece of that pie.
But what if you don’t want to spend thousands on a sneaker bot? What if you just want one for your personal use or just occasional reselling? Well, you can always rent sneaker bots.
In fact, you should!
In this article, we’ll discuss how renting before buying can save you money and what proxies work best with each sneaker bot.
To begin, try not to use too many different sneaker bots. You’ll want at least two or three if you plan to resell sneakers for profit. I highly advise that you rent first before buying a bot just so you know what works best with the websites and your proxies.
As you can see, some sneaker bots are well into the thousands of dollars which can be a little intimidating for sneakerheads just dipping their toes in the market. Some questions you may have are:
- Where do you go to buy or rent sneaker bots?
- What is the transaction process like?
- How do you rent a sneaker bot without getting scammed?
- What’s a fair rental rate?
I’m going to tackle each of these questions specifically so you can safely rent sneaker bots.
Where to buy and rent sneaker bots
Be very careful when buying sneaker bot rentals on websites like eBay, Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. These are the most common places where people get scammed out of their money because they weren’t familiar with the process.
You can also buy and rent sneaker bots on Tidal Market, Bot Mart, and Bot Broker. I personally prefer Bot Mart and Tidal because it’s super easy to find bots from reliable companies.
Renting a sneaker bot with Bot Mart has some downsides though, including the significant cost and low inventory of certain brands. The upside is that they offer 24/h customer support in case you have any issues or concerns about your purchase.
You may notice the inventory is actually pretty low on these commercial platforms. That’s because the real action happens in the underground bot rental scene.
Tidal and Botmart both have a bustling discord marketplaces where you can find many more bots and the most up-to-date prices. They both host a lively community and you can sell your old bots there after renting them. In many cases you can resell your bot for more money than what you paid. Cryptocurrencies are the most common forms of payment, but some offer PayPal which gives you a better sense of security.
This guide won’t eliminate the possibility of scams, but at least you’ll be able to see them for what they are.
Rent Sneaker Bots on the Discord Marketplace
The tidal discord marketplace can overwhelm new customers. They carry a wide variety of sneaker bots and proxies, although the quality is not always consistent.
For efficient navigation, I recommend that you use the search bar to find the sneaker bots you’re after. This way you can filter by
- Sneaker bot brand
- Price range
- Sale type (rent, buy, sell)
- Sale duration (daily, weekly, and monthly)
- WTS (sell)
- WTB (buy)
- WTT (trade)
If you don’t know what kind of bot you need, here’s a (maybe overly) in-depth guide that walks you through the steps on how to choose a sneaker bot. It also includes a massive list of over twenty of the top reigning sneaker bots.
Before you Rent a Sneaker Bot
Before you even surf the marketplaces to rent a sneaker bot, make sure to do a thorough background check and review tutorials until you’re at least a little confident in how to use it.
It makes sense to get a feel for each bot you plan to rent so that you don’t waste time trying to figure out how it works. I once spent an entire day trying to get a sneaker bot to work. As I fumbled around, the sneaker drop I was anticipating came and went, and my bot rental was nearly expired.
Before you rent sneaker bots, you need to run background checks. To do this, you’ll first want to know where you want to cop from, which sneaker bots perform well on those sites, and what else you might need to optimize bot performance.
Start with some lists and general guidelines like the one I sweat over to bring some clarity to bot selection. After that, check out the sneaker bot’s webpage. A good sneaker bot site will include:
- All the computer specs you need to rock and roll
- What sneaker sites they support
- Features such as GUI and CLI interfaces, in-bot release calendars, and sales dashboards
You can also read reviews from other customers who’ve already bought from that particular company and follow their Twitter. Sneaker bot Twitter feeds have valuable intel like how often they update and (far too many) braggadocious screenshots of epic cooks.
It’s a good idea to follow several different sneaker bot brands and do your own research into their customer service history. There’s some horror stories of users being locked out of accounts for weeks at a time with no response from the developers. That being said, it pays to go with companies that have solid reputations in this regard.
If you’re still not sure, feel free to shoot them an email or IM and ask any questions.
Once you know what sneaker bot will clean house at your target shoe retailer – it’s important to get a read on the bot’s present-day performance. Sneaker bot cop rates tend to ebb and flow as anti-bot technology catches up with their updates.
Forums like Reddit also can give you a more contemporary read on bot performance. Reddit can be confusing in terms of opinions so my advice here is to keep all viewpoints in mind but filter out the obvious shillers.
Another way to check a sneaker bot’s temperature is by it’s trend in resale price, which you can find in the discord marketplace. For instance, /chart is a neat #command you can use in the message box that requests sales history of whichever sneaker bot you type in.
For example, if you want to see how well Wrath Bot is performing – simply type “/chart wrath” and you’ll see something like this:
As you can see, even though it’s expensive as hell, Wrath has lost quite a bit of value over the past few weeks.
In this case, it may be that all sneaker bots are in low-demand recently because there’s more raffles and less first-come-first-serve sneaker releases.
Proxies for Sneaker Bots
It may come as a surprise to you, but the type of proxy you use plays a significant role for sneaker bots.
- In terms of datacenter or residential proxies, you’ll have an easier time with residential proxies because they prevent a lot of the detection and blocks that sneaker bots encounter.
- It’s important that your sneaker proxies are close to the sneaker retailer’s servers to ensure a faster check-out speed.
- You’ll also want to consider how many proxies you need. This depends heavily on how many tasks you run on your sneaker bot. The rule of thumb is to have a 1:1 ratio of proxies to tasks, but you can get away with up to 1:3.
This can be pretty expensive if you use quality datacenter proxies. One way to mitigate the costs are with residential proxies because you have access to a pool of millions of proxies and all you pay for is data.
If you’re still not sure, IPBurger has rotating residential proxies in any location you need, and at package prices that suit your needs.
Can you even rent the sneaker bot?
One last thing to check before you rent a sneaker bot is if it can be rented in the first place. It would certainly be awkward if someone were to rent you a bot that only works on their personal computer. (People actually try to pull this)
The easy way to check if a sneaker bot is rentable is through the discord marketplace.
Each bot channel will have a tab that’s labelled ‘botname-info’.
Here you will find a breakdown of the sneaker bot, including whether or not it can be rented out. This kind of information is useful if you were to buy a sneaker bot with the intention of reselling or renting it out.
Now that you’ve sorted out which bots you want to try out, let’s look into what the transaction process is like.
It’s relatively easy to rent a bot on discord marketplaces, but there’s a safe way and the wrong way.
How to Safely Rent Sneaker Bots
If you find the right bot at the right price on a commercial website like Bot Mart or Tidal, then you’ve nothing to worry about. The check-out process is straightforward and there’s no risk of scams.
But if you can’t rent the right sneaker bot on the main websites, and choose to rent a sneaker bot through the discord markets – you’ll need to use a middleman.
A middleman is someone you pay to oversee the transaction and ensure that the buyer and seller hold up their ends of the bargain.
In short, a middleman holds the key to the sneaker bot, and the payment details of the buyer. Once both the payment and product check out, the middleman gives the product key to the buyer and payment to the seller.
After that, the middleman’s job is done, and receives a modest commission. Who pays the middleman? You can use it as a bargaining chip in the negotiations beforehand.
How much should you pay for a bot rental?
Well, there really isn’t a concrete answer. It depends on the sneaker bot, how long you plan to rent, your negotiation skills, and the time of year.
The best way to go about it is to browse the sneaker bot’s feed and get an idea of the lowest and average rate. Obviously the more current prices will be nearer to the bottom of the feed.
Once you find the lowest price, you can contact the sneaker bot owner and try to negotiate. If they say no, then just give them a counter offer that’s near what you were willing to pay for rental.
During your rental, make sure to take notes so you can look back on what value you got from each bot. This can help you make decisions in the future when you want to rent again.
Also, make sure to try out the sneaker bots on different proxies. This will help you decide which proxies are reliable and which ones aren’t for that specific bot or website combination. Some sneaker websites don’t work well with all types of proxies so it’s important to figure this part out before committing to a purchase.
If you have any questions about what sneaker bots are supported by IPBurger proxies, please ask in the comments below.
But as a general rule of thumb, we support them all.