Best Used Sporting Goods Stores In Houston

September 4, 2012 6:00 AM

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Houston’s diversity exists not only in its people and cultures, but in its sporting opportunities as well. You don’t need to visit a nationwide chain store and pay retail price for your sporting goods here either. In catering to the city’s sports fanatics, Houston boasts an ample supply of used sporting goods from a variety of stores. Not only will you save money buying gently used sporting goods, but you may be able to trade in your old equipment for a little extra cash.

Strictly Golf
2622 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
(713)623-4282
www.strictlygolfhouston.com

For the best used golfing equipment in the city, visit Strictly Golf between the Galleria area and Montrose. This store has been a staple in the Houston area for more than 25 years. Snag new golf accessories, clothing and gear all in one, low-priced location. Professionals help visitors find the perfect set of clubs for their size and golfing style with fitting sessions for any golfer. Bring your old clubs to trade in or put on consignment in the store. These clubs are resold in Strictly’s used section, and in return for your old clubs, you get 40 percent of the store’s price after they have been purchased.

Tennis Express
11026 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042
(713) 435-4818
www.tennisexpress.com

Tennis Express’ Internet-based demo racket program allows customers to save serious money. Through the demo program, people borrow rackets to test for up to one week. The customer sends back the racket to the store to be used again in the demo racket program. If the racket manufacturer ceases production of a racket model that is in the demo program, it is put up for sale in the used demo racket section. These are well-maintained rackets, but like with other used products, they may vary in the amount of wear they have. Tennis Express also features new products available for keeping you well-equipped for your next game.

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Daniel Boone Cycles
5318 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 526-7011
www.danielboonecycles.com

For bicycling materials, visit Houston’s oldest and best-known cycling store: Daniel Boone Cycles. Its used inventory includes bicycles and accessories, and when you buy certain products designated as donations, proceeds go to the Houston Bicycle Museum. It even offers some kid’s bikes for only $10. Unique to the core, expect a slightly eclectic vibe created by comfortable, knowledgeable cyclists who just plain love the sport.

Fountain Firearms
9478 Highway 6
Houston, TX 77083
(281) 561-8447
www.fountainfirearms.com

If hunting is your sport, make a stop at Fountain Firearms on the far southwest side of town for used rifles and shotguns for your next hunting trip. Fountain will also take your used guns for trade, consignment or to sell. Be sure to stop by regularly for its ever-changing inventory of used items. Serving up one of the best selections of used guns in town, expect a great variety and staff that knows its stuff.

Body Design Fitness
14300 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040
(832) 375-5956
www.bdfitness.net

Getting yourself in shape to play is an important part of any sport, but you don’t need an expensive gym membership to workout on the best fitness equipment possible. Body Design Fitness sells both new and used gym equipment. You may even rent the equipment for a month or two at a time without a contract to try it before you buy it. To prepare your body for your favorite sports and save money on the equipment, Body Design Fitness ranks as one of the best pre-owned fitness equipment stores in town.

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Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. She is currently covering Home & Life. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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