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Top Used Sporting Goods Stores In Connecticut

September 4, 2012 2:00 PM

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Are you thinking of trying a new sport? Would you like to upgrade your equipment? The following stores have used equipment for you to purchase and rent. If you have some equipment you don’t use any longer, some of the shops will buy your used equipment.

Bloomfield Bicycle & Repair
38 Tunxis Ave
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 242-9884
bloomfieldbike.com

Bloomfield has been a family-owned business for more than 55 years. It is a full-service bicycle shop and the largest electric bicycle dealer in Connecticut. It has great deals on gently-used bikes for adults and children. If a Razor scooter would better fit your needs, reconditioned scooters are sold at a fraction of their original cost. Check back periodically for changing items. You may even find a used baby jogger, triple stroller for sale.

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Bob’s Chalet Ski & Snow
510 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
(800) 677-1479
bobschalet.com

Bob’s Chalet has been a family-owned and operated business since 1964. If you are looking to rent skis, boards, boots, poles and bindings for the day or season, you are at the right place. Alpine, snowboard or cross country, Bob’s has what you need. Periodically, there is demo equipment for purchase. You can purchase equipment here or get your used equipment a tuneup, hot wax and more. Bob’s Chalet Ski & Snow also carries jackets and ski pants for winter sports. Bob’s Chalet Ski & Snow is your one-stop shop for winter sporting gear.

Swing ‘em Again Golf
222 Murphy Road
Hartford, CT 06114
(866) 600-7769
swingemagaingolf.com

This is a hole in one. Swing ‘em Again Golf sells used clubs, demos and a large selection of new gear well below the traditional retail prices. The owners have been in the golf business since 1960. If you have a name-brand pair of golf clubs you would like to trade in, then stop by. This place gets its golfing equipment from shops liquidating their inventory from around the country. It is a win-win as the savings are then passed on to you. Swing ‘em Again also has a trade-in program where you can upgrade your old golfing gear for new equipment.

Play It Again Sports
685 Queen St
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-0045
playitagainsportssouthingtonct.com

Play It Again Sports’ inventory of used sporting equipment is diverse. Whether you ski, play baseball, football, skate, do water sports, jump on a trampoline or play ice or roller hockey, there is a good chance you will find equipment for each here. If you enjoy working out with weights, ellipticals, dumbbells or even boxing equipment, check out Play it Again Sports. Consider selling some of your old equipment that’s collecting dust. Approximately 40 percent of the equipment is pre-owned. This mom-and-pop shop has recycled over 30,000 items since it opened in March 2006.

The Outpost Guns & Ammo
1031 Norwich NL Turnpike
Uncasville, CT 06382
(860) 848-4888
outpostgunsandammo.com

The Outpost Guns & Ammo is a small, family-owned business with its main focus on customer service. The Outpost knows how important customer service is and employees are eager to answer your questions. Carl and Carol will also buy your used guns. You can purchase your pistol permit and cleaning supplies along with ammunition. Regardless of whether you desire self defense or a new gun for hunting season, The Outpost Guns & Ammo carries a wide variety of guns for all of your artillery needs.

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