Shopping for Sports Gear: Why Summer is a Great Time to Buy?
Did you know that summer is a great time to score better prices on things like expensive ski and snowboarding equipment? While everyone is focused on the best sunscreen for swimming and what boat shoes to wear on what sailboat, retailers with the previous year’s winter equipment are often stealthily offering major discounts on winter sports gear. Usually, around Labour Day in Canada and the US is when the sale season starts to peak, but it’s happening earlier every year. In fact, summer is a good time to buy sporting equipment for almost any sport or season, as it is such a slow time for retailers, that they have to slash prices out of need to prepare for new stock.
So – while it’s sunny and lovely and winter seems oh so far away, we’ve rounded up some of the best used sports gear sites on the web, who will also still be selling all other sports goods, so you may come for skis and end up with a treadmill. Still – a discounted treadmill!
Best in Snow
Are you American and just love Canadian winter gear? Sporting Life is a great one-stop shop for athletes of every age, skill and price point. Currently, Sporting Life has sales of up to 50% on expensive items like boots. You can search from everything from width, style to experience level and use their sale filters to find the best items for your budget.
For our Canadians looking to shop American sporting goods, why not check out Moosejaw.com? They have huge sales and carry all the US brands that can be hard to find in Canada, even online.
Sideline Swap is a very cool site where you can buy and sell items in a curated, social shopping exchange with equipment for every sport, including expensive items like golf clubs (there’s still time to golf!) and hockey pads to baseball bats and clothing. Sideline Swap also has a pretty cool mission, “We’re proud to be making sports more affordable, while keeping gear out of landfills.”
Next time you’re looking to buy some gently used sports gear for every sport, age, size and specialty, Sideline Swap is a cool place to check out.
Fitness Equipment For The Private Buff
Maybe you’re building a home gym? If so, Fitness Avenue has everything you need to build the gym that works for your workout style, and we’ll handle any importing fees. It’s based in Canada, so our Canadian shoppers wouldn’t have to worry about import fees, but for our American friends, we’d tackle that all for you so you don’t get any package shock when your new gym arrives at your doorstep.
Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors, and much of summer sporting fun doesn’t require a ton of gear. However, even if it’s not on your mind that Jenny’s going to need new goalie pads or that Peloton competitor you’ve been eying has been pushed to the cobwebs of your psyche, spending a few minutes on these sites could save you spending a lot more money when prices go up again.
As always, we’re here to help! Keep fit and have fun, and if you have any questions, give us a (flex) wave.