At Play It Again Sports® we buy, sell and trade quality used and new sports gear and fitness equipment. Play It Again Sports is a unique retail concept owned by Winmark Corporation, a pioneer in retail resale franchising. In fact, Winmark recently received an “A” in Franchise Support from Forbes Magazine.
Play It Again Sports was founded in 1983 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Winmark began franchising the concept in 1988. The brand is now 300 stores strong making it the largest new and used sporting goods retailer in North America and a major force in the sporting goods retail industry. This provides our franchise partners the buying power, vendor leverage and competitive pricing that only big box retailers typically enjoy.
Play It Again Sports stores offer a wide selection of top name brand sporting goods and fitness equipment at a tremendous everyday value. They also develop strong relationships within their local communities, including involvement with sports teams, leagues and associations, parent organizations and non-profit organizations.
A Unique Niche Concept
Play It Again Sports has carved out a unique niche in the retail marketplace. We are the only nationwide sports retailer that specializes in the buy, as well as sell, side of this business. Because of that, we have created a unique and defendable position in the industry. Sports are fun - Play It Again Sports has made shopping for sports and selling new and used sports gear and fitness equipment a part of that fun!
Play It Again Sports offers value-conscious buyers a wide selection of name-brand new and quality used sports and fitness equipment in sizes to fit everyone from Little Leaguers to Major Leaguers. Our merchandise and environment are designed to encourage and reassure enthusiastic parents and youngsters that they are getting the right gear at the right price every time they shop at Play It Again Sports.
Get the Winning Edge
Our franchisees are our customers - parents and grandparents of children who love sports and fitness. This gives them a winning edge at understanding the needs of their market. They buy only the best gear in good condition and offer fair trade-ins and cash on the spot, building customer loyalty with every transaction.
Our unique business model allows our customers to create their own discount by trading in product they no longer use. We have a strong value proposition: great new and quality used sports and fitness gear at affordable prices, backed up with the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff in the retail sporting goods industry.