Boston’s Best Used Sporting Goods Stores

September 4, 2012 4:00 AM

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Boston loves sports. From basketball and baseball to football and hockey, locals need their time on the court, field or rink. Finding affordable sporting goods in Boston can be challenging, but not impossible. A few local used sporting goods stores offer amateur athletes quality second-hand equipment at reasonable prices. Some shops specialize in one particular type of sporting goods such as bicycles, but the majority prefer to dabble in a little bit of everything related to sports. These are the area’s best.
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The Bike Stop

43R Dudley St.
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 646-7867

If you are looking for a used bicycle, look no further than the Bike Stop of Arlington. This bicycle rental shop also sells new, used, rebuilt and consigned bikes. It is conveniently located on a bike path so customers can try out bicycles under real conditions before making a commitment. The Bike Stop also offers a discount on accessories when customers purchase one of its bikes.

Related: Boston’s Best Athletic Wear Stores

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Kleen ‘n Hard Sports
70 James St., Unit 111C
Worcester MA, 01603
(508) 755-8164

Kleen ‘n Hard Sports does not specialize in just one type of used sports equipment. It buys, consigns and sells equipment for nearly any sport you can imagine, from snowboarding, hockey and baseball to figure skating, soccer and golf. If you play field hockey, softball or lacrosse, it’s got you covered, too. Kleen ‘n Hard Sports boasts an onsite sanitizing process for all of its pre-owned sporting goods, meaning used sports equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

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Play It Again Sports
630 Washington St.
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 493-6796

Play It Again Sports is the first place locals should check for used sporting goods. It offers such a wide variety of sports equipment. This store sells used and new sports equipment for baseball, disc golf, football, golf, hockey and lacrosse. Play It Again Sports also carries fitness gear, bicycles, skates, skateboards and equipment for water and snow sports. Seasonal discounts mean if you time it just right, you’ll snag your gear for half of what those high-priced retail stores offer. 

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Instant Replays Used Sporting Goods
64 Central St.
Georgetown, MA 01833
(978) 352-8800

Instant Replays Used Sporting Goods is a great choice for almost any type of boarder in the greater Boston area. Though it’s not rocking any surf boards, Istant Replays carries used skiing and snowboard equipment, ice skates and skateboards. The staff boasts an excellent reputation for being helpful and providing solid service to customers.

Related: Boston’s Best Golf Clothing Stores

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Pure Hockey
220 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
(781) 794-2910

Pure Hockey sells nothing but hockey equipment. It also donates used hockey sticks and skates from its customers via its innovative buy-back program. Although it does not ordinarily carry used hockey equipment, Pure Hockey is the presenter of the annual Boston Bruins Equipment Sale, which offers used player-worn practice and game-used equipment from the Boston Bruins players, with proceeds benefiting the Boston Bruins Foundation.


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