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: Lockport, 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 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, Taylor Made, Wilson, and Easton. Pintsize ballplayers will revel in the well-worn glory of a 13-inch Wilson A360 baseball mitt ($32.99), and a used set of golf irons ($24.99+) helps to improve scores and can double as cooking utensils. The Step home trainer ($39.99) sculpts calves into steel, and Mylec hockey goals ($28.99) keep droves of neighborhood kids active. Those looking to increase on-field agility may nab a pair of Under Armour Create II soccer cleats ($34.99). Play It Again Sports encourages customers to bring in old or outgrown sports equipment to sell or trade.
Play It Again Sports
Since 1989, Play It Again Sports has been keeping sports green, recycling gently used athletic equipment into new-to-you gear. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Wilson make up each store's enormous selection of new and recycled gear, which is replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and football to snowboarding, skis, and ice skates. Treadmills 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. Knowledgeable staffers man each location, ready to answer questions, arrange gear deliveries or pick-ups, and even sharpen skates or wax snowboards. To ensure their stock remains robust, they also encourage athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.