Have you ever wondered what to do with your athletes used sports equipment? Sell it, donate it or just give it away? I ask myself these questions every season. It is also the reason why I still have soo much used sports equipment. In an effort to declutter the closets and my home I found 5 Ways to Sell or Donate Used Sports Equipment that I thought I would share. Check out the list below!
5 Ways to Donate or Sell Used Sports Equipment
Sell it on Ebay - When going through my boys used items the first thing I do is check to see if the item is in excellent/good condition. If so, I sell it on Ebay. Ebay is easy to use and a great way to get some money back on items that are in excellent/good condition and are made by popular brands like, Nike, Addidas, etc.
Play it Again Sports - It is like a consignment shop for sports equipment. They buy, sell and trade new and used sports equipment and fitness gear. This is something that I just recently heard about from my boss. Here is a list of sports that they buy and sell for (each location may vary):
US Soccer Association Passback Program - This is a great program for used soccer equipment. Through the Passback Program, you can donate to a specific organization in your area that has signed up for a specific need. For example, x club needs 10 pair of socks, 10 pair of shin guards and 5 balls. I went through the steps and found that there are many soccer clubs in my area with a need for donated equipment for their players. I love the idea of being able to give to someone to meet their specific need, especially young athletes.
Donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army - I think we are all familiar with the Goodwill or Salvation Army. This is always my fall back when I do not have the time to put into selling things on Ebay or using either of the other choices I have listed above. I found that Salvation Army has a Donation Value Guide which is helpful when donating other items that you find when cleaning out your closets.
Your Club to Donate Gear and Uniforms - Pay close attention to the e-mails that you get from your club. Your club may hold seasonal or ongoing equipment donation events. They may also provide financial assistance for some to help with fees or equipment.
Whether you want to sell your items to use toward more equipment for your growing athlete or just because, donate to sport specific programs or give away to places like Salvation Army, there are many options when it comes to used sports equipment.
What do you do with your athletes used sports equipment? Do you use any of the options listed above?
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