What You'll Get
Continuing modernization in sports has resulted in a backlog of perfectly good used equipment, as well as annoying software updates that require players to manually restart their cleats mid-game. Return to simpler sporting days with today's Groupon to Play It Again Sports in Seattle on Stewart Street. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get $50 worth of new and gently used sporting goods
- For $15, you get a ski or snowboard tune-up (a $32.85 value)
For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has bedecked kids and adults with high-end, wallet-friendly athletic armor and gear so that they can kick, swing, punt, and take flamboyant exception to referee calls with gusto. New inventory arrives every day, and the friendly staff can lead quality-seeking shoppers to the top brands lining the spacious storefront shelves, frequently including Callaway, Taylor Made, Nike, Adidas, Easton, Horizon Fitness, and more. Prices vary by item, but you'll have enough credit to purchase many different athletic accoutrements. Baseball fans can outfit themselves with a bat, glove, helmet, pair of batting gloves, cleats, or a dozen baseballs. Divot devotees, meanwhile, can load up on 100 used golf balls or three golf discs. Otherwise, get started on a random collection of medicine balls, hockey sticks, and 25-pound weights so that you're prepared to play any sports that appear to you in dreams.
Skiers and snowboarders, meanwhile, can prepare for a season of shedding the sunburns and flip-flop blisters accrued during summer when they get their foot-sleds attuned at Play It Again. The shop's seasoned board mechanics will give powder-planks a full base grind to remove rust and burrs. They'll also tighten loose bindings to keep feet locked down. An edge sharpening keeps the rims honed for shaving frost-stubble off the face of unforgiving black diamond slopes. Finally, a hot wax and finish terminates friction to create a consistent glide. To guarantee maximum snowboarding quality, Play It Again's technicians perform all maintenance tasks with a dazzling array of fakie ollies, Dracula grabs, and tuck-kneed double McTwists.
- Every time I take up a new sport, I stop by here first. Even if I don't buy everything I need, the guys are always really helpful. They are honest too, if they don't know an answer, they tell you where to look. – Jerusha J., Yelp
- They have a good selection of new and used equipment for all types of sports. I did a lot of shopping around for my workout gear and play it again had the best prices by far. Not to mention I bought some of the equipment used, which helped out my wallet even more. I would really recommend checking this store out. – henry, Google Maps
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, per option, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. Valid only for option purchased and at Seattle location. No appointment req'd for tune-up, allow 2-7 days for completion. Not valid for sale items or rentals. Not valid w/ other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Play It Again Sports Seattle
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 range from baseball and football to snowboarding, skiing, and ice skating. 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 pickups, 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.
For more than 15 years, the company’s Seattle outpost has fused the best aspects of a family-owned business and a national franchise. The friendly staffers can pinpoint the best gear for hitting nearby ski slopes, but they're also able to tap into a nationwide stock of new and gently used sporting goods.