Franchise offers sporting goods for a fraction of retail

September 17, 2008 9:41:32 AM PDT
Jay Sterin's son, Cory, plays lacrosse, ice hockey and basketball. The Sterins spend a lot of time shopping for gear, but they don't like to spend a lot of money.

As he checked out at the Play It Again Sports store in Berwyn, Pa., Sterin looked at his receipt and estimated he save close to 50% on equipment for his son.

If you need to buy sports equipment and saving up to 50% sounds good to you, or if you have old equipment in your basement or attic and you'd like to turn it into cash, you might want to follow the Sterins' lead check out one of the Play It Again Sports franchises in Berwyn, Lancaster, Reading, or Easton in Pennsylvania; Mount Laurel or Hamilton Township, New Jersey; or Dover, Del.

Berwyn franchise owner Marcie Romberger explains that the stores sell both new and used equipment. They buy gently used equipment and then turn it around to sell at a considerable discount off of retail.

The stores are chock-full of exercise equipment, and just about anything you might need for any sport you or your kids might play... skates, shoes, sticks, helmets, pads, racquets and more.

On average, you can sell gently used gear for about 25% of the retail price... and buy it for about 50% of retail.

It's great for parents whose kids change their minds about sports ... Or who outgrow their gear before they wear it out.

You can save even more with coupons you can print out from the stores' website and also by signing up for their email list. The link is: Play It Again Sports

For other good deals on sports equipment, check some of the links below. Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Converse all have local outlet stores. And places like the Eastbay catalogue, Footlocker and Dick's have "clearance" or "outlet" sections on their websites.

Nike

Adidas

Reebok Outlet

Converse

Eastbay Catalogue

Footlocker

Dick's Sporting Goods


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