Frequently Asked Questions | Play It Again Sports
Where do you get your used equipment?
We depend on customers like you for all our quality used gear! Bring in the gear you no longer use and we’ll pay you on the spot. We then offer it to someone else who can use it…at a great value. Reuse. Recycle. Replay.®
What type of sports gear do you buy?
We buy a wide variety of quality used sports and fitness gear. If a sport is played in our community and we have room for it, we buy it. Play It Again Sports stores do not buy or sell firearms of any sort.
How much will I get for my stuff?
It depends. We base our buying prices on brand, condition and demand for the items. Typically we will resell our used items for about 40-60% of what they would sell for new today. You would receive 30-50% of that amount depending on demand, condition and current inventory levels of like products.
Can I trade my old gear for new?
Sure you can. We can pay you on the spot for your items or you can receive 20-30% more if you trade for new or used products in the store today or to use later. Basically, you create your own discount by bringing in items to sell.
How long does it take for you to buy my sports gear?
It depends on how much and what type of product you bring in to sell. Most small buys can be processed in 10-15 minutes. It might take a little longer if you bring in a large quantity of items.
How do I get paid?
We can pay you on the spot (either cash or a check, depending upon the amount) or offer you a store credit for trade. We also do consignment on select items.
Do you buy sports gear out of season?
Yes, we buy all sports all year long. Items that are brought in during or right before their respective season are more valuable to us and you will receive the best price for them during that timeframe.
Where do you get your new equipment?
All of our stores are individually owned, but we have the buying power of nearly 300 stores when we purchase new gear and top brands from the same vendors as our competitors. We can offer you the same competitive pricing on new product as the big box locations, and we still give you the individual attention you expect from a locally owned business.
Do you buy used equipment I bought somewhere else?
Sure we do! As long as it meets our buying criteria of brand, condition and demand we are happy to purchase it. That’s how we get such a great selection of quality used sports and fitness equipment!
What is the benefit of trading my gear for new gear versus taking a cash offer?
We will offer you 20-30% more than our buy price for your gear if you are spending your money in the store rather than taking cash. Either way – the choice is yours!
Do you only sell used sports equipment?
We have both new and used product in our inventory. We have new product to fill in the gaps where we don’t get enough quality used equipment and to satisfy the customers who would prefer new equipment at a great price. We are always looking for more used sports and fitness equipment so please bring your gear in today so we can make you an offer!
Are there warranties available on used product?
Most used product is sold in “as is” condition. We rely on our strict buying criteria to ensure that the product we buy is safe and current by today’s standards.
What hours do you buy used sports equipment?
We buy all day… every day… no appointment necessary!
Do you buy used athletic footwear, jerseys and clothing?
We do purchase used athletic footwear, performance apparel and winter outerwear. The apparel items we purchase are used primarily in sports rather than street wear and are usually made of technical fabrics. The athletic footwear and apparel items we purchase must be gently used, in excellent condition and free from tears or stains.