StockX Features Deals for Frugal College Students With Expensive Taste

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The start of the semester is closer than it appears — have you started your back-to-school shopping? While you probably will not find any twin-XL bedding or closet organizers on a collector’s haven marketplace site like StockX, “campus essentials” can mean many things. Jam-packed with back-to-school deals on laptops, wireless earbuds, sneakers, athleticwear, video game consoles, and other ephemera, StockX is a one-stop shop for budget-conscious students. 

A note on sale and retail pricing: StockX is a bidding-intensive marketplace site, so its “true market value” prices fluctuate regularly. Our listed sale prices may be higher or lower than StockX’s current going price. Product availability is subject to change. Retail prices are also estimated by the StockX website and can differ from other retail prices across the internet. 

Recent Sneaker Releases

Why spend your precious summer days anxiously refreshing SNKRS and waiting in line? Use StockX to track hot new drops instead — there are some impressive discounts on 2022 sneaker releases from Jordan, Nike, and more. If you don’t care about the latest and greatest, that’s even better — older collections tend to receive more dramatic markdowns.

New Balance, Vans, and Nike sneakers

Stock Up on Basics

StockX is best known for its rare collectibles and boutique streetwear collections — but don’t forget — it’s also a treasure trove of competitively-priced basics from designer and high-end retail brands. Stock and deals come and go quickly, but you’ll have no problem saving on cozy athleisure fits and limited-run artist T-shirts.

Gucci Double G leather belt, Telfar x UGG Shopping Bag, Michael Kors Portia Tote Bag

Designer Accessory Steals

Who are you trying to be this year? Owning a Telfar bag or a Gucci belt doesn’t really say much about you, but getting an unbelievable deal on one is another story. Snagging a valuable designer piece for a fraction of its retail price demonstrates taste, patience, and business acumen.

Apple iPad air and AirPod Max Headphones

Shop iPhones, Macbooks, and More Apple Deals

Back-to-school season is one of the best times to shop for discounted laptops and tablets at any retailer, but it’s hard to beat the added benefit of StockX’s competitive marketplace pricing. Compared to Apple, resellers tend to be a little more generous with discounts — especially if you’re set on a current generation Macbook or iPad. With a new generation of AirPods Pro currently in the works, it’s worth keeping an eye out for deals on current (or older) models.

Nintendo Switch, Razer Blade Gaming Laptop, Sony Playstation wireless controller

Video Game Consoles and Accessories

If the scarcity-induced lack of discounts has held you back from purchasing an Xbox Series S or Nintendo Switch OLED console until now, there’s no shortage of latest-gen consoles and accessories at StockX. Speaking of semiconductor chips, this is a great time to pick up a new discounted NVIDIA graphics card.


Oliver Pretl-Drummond
Oliver Pretl-Drummond
Oliver Pretl-Drummond is a copywriter, memoirist and Scorpio living in Baltimore, MD. Primed by years of recreational research spirals, they've helped Slickdeals document hundreds of arcane store policies and hidden coupon tricks for the greater good of deal hunters everywhere. They spend their days seeking and sharing killer deals on budget travel, sound systems, home goods and tech. By night, their free time is reserved for making bass music while consuming exotic caffeinated beverages with their partner and growing family of yucca plants.

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