One of the big decisions faced by many people seeking sports equipment is the choice between new or used. There are a number of pros and cons of each choice.
Is it better to buy new or used sports equipment? It is a question that is often asked by people who are new to a sport or a recreational activity. Obviously, the Sporting Goods store will encourage and support new equipment. They are in the business of selling new equipment while most used sports equipment is sold by individuals or in yard sales and flea markets.
The major consideration and the one that seems to point most people in search of used equipment is cost. There is no question that most new Sporting Goods equipment is fairly expensive. Great bargains and savings can be had by those who seek out used equipment. The savings can be used for other things such as more equipment or to allow more participation in the sporting activity. On the other hand, most people are aware that no amount of money saved matters if a product does not do what it is intended to do. It is hard to imagine a tennis professional picking up a tennis racquet in a yard sale and using it in the U.S. Open.