Continuing sports modernization has resulted in a surplus of perfectly good used equipment as well as annoying midgame cleat-software updates that require players to manually restart. Return to simpler sporting days with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of new and gently used sporting goods at Play It Again Sports' two locations in Austin.
Play It Again Sports bedecks kids and adults alike with high-end, wallet-friendly athletic armor so that they can kick, swing, and punt with gusto. Scores of subtly used merchandise, perfect for replacing equipment that children have grown out of because of rampant milk abuse, arrive fresh daily and boast brand names such as Adidas, TaylorMade, Wilson, and Easton. A dozen pick-your-own, Grade-A golf balls ($5.99) and a score of golf irons by Ping, Callaway, or Titleist replenish fairway warriors' cache of green weaponry ($30–$300). Those who golf with discs will find a variety of professional-grade flying saucers by Innova, who engineers discs to vary in speed, glide, turn, fade, and likelihood of attracting low-hanging tree limbs. Design a versatile free-weight routine using kettlebells ($15–$85), or opt for exercise on a steady, fluid track with a used elliptical ($199–$1,500).
Play It Again Sports encourages customers to bring in old or outgrown sports equipment to sell or trade.
Play It Again Sports - South Austin
Play It Again Sports overhauls lockers with high-quality gear and rescues gently used athletic equipment from untimely retirement. Products from brands such as Easton, Wilson and Nike make up an all-star lineup across each store's shelves, which are replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and football to disc golf and lacrosse. Treadmills, weight training equipment, and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. To ensure its stock remains robust, Play It Again Sports encourages athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to consign, trade or sell.