6. Swap Sporting Goods
Sports equipment becomes outgrown like sneakers and t-shirts. Look for trade-in weekends at local stores, or equipment swaps at Little League or Pop Warner meetings. Ski shops routinely hold equipment swaps as the season approaches. Many sporting goods stores offer trade-in value towards the purchase of new equipment. And don’t forget tag sales. They’re a great way to find gently used equipment that’s still got another season or two of play left.