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. Choose from the following locations: Crystal Lake, Downers Grove, or Frankfort.
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 gently used merchandise, perfect for replacing equipment that children have grown out of because of rampant milk abuse, arrive daily and boast brand names such as Adidas, Taylor Made, and Easton. At the Frankfort location, pint-size puck handlers can improve their speed and whittle their hockey sticks with Bauer Supreme One 20 youth skates ($49.99). Crystal Lake's elliptical trainers and exercise bikes sculpt calves into steel, and Downers Grove's Wilson Evolution basketballs ($49.99) keep droves of neighborhood kids active. Each Play It Again Sports store encourages customers to bring in their own old or outgrown equipment to sell or trade for referee signal-decoder rings.