If you are looking into purchasing sporting goods, check them out first! Many items you'd rather have used anyways (gloves, bats, balls, etc.) - because they are broken in. they offer used goods at cheap prices so you can save some money. I bought a used softball glove for $10! A new one would have set me back at least $30. They also offer some alternative sporting goods that you couldn't find at major retailers (canoes, kayaks, etc).