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Colorado offers ample opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sports. Well known for being a recreational destination, many of our residents move here to take advantage of all of our sporting opportunities. Regardless of the time of year, there is always something athletic to do, from adventure sports such as kayaking and white water rafting, to winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, to more traditional sports such as hockey, volleyball and tennis. However, participating in sports can be an expensive hobby. Fortunately, there are several stores in the Denver area to buy gently used sporting goods for less than new ones.

Wilderness Exchange Unlimited
2401 14th St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 964-0708

Since 2000, Wilderness Exchange Unlimited has been providing equipment for outdoor activities such as climbing, camping, mountaineering, backpacking, and backcountry skiing. The store allows customers to buy, sell and trade gently used merchandise including snow shoes, back country skis, apparel and accessories. All merchandise must be high quality and in decent repair. In addition, they do not consign climbing equipment, as this could potentially be unsafe. Wilderness Exchange Unlimited also offers overstock, close-out and cosmetically flawed equipment for up to 20 – 60 percent off retail. This is a great place to go if you are just starting out in these types of sports, or  if you just want to replace your equipment without spending a lot.

TS Board Shop
135 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 282-8972

One of Denver’s favorite locally owned and operated board shops, TS Board Shop has been offering quality, affordable snowboarding and skateboarding gear since 1998. Carrying brands such as Never Summer, Skull Candy, Vans and others, TS has boards and accessories for boarders of any style. While the store sells a lot of new merchandise, it also has a consignment section where people can buy, sell and trade quality boards and accessories. This shop also features sales regularly, so head over and buy a new snowboard in the off season to save some money for your season pass.

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Sports Plus
1055 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-6613

Sports Plus is one of Denver’s premiere used sporting goods stores. At this store, customers can buy, sell and trade equipment for a variety of sports such as golf, tennis, lacrosse, skating and hockey. The staff here will also repair equipment, providing services like restringing tennis rackets, skate sharpening, glove relacing and tune ups of ski and cycling equipment. Sports Plus chooses which items to consign based on season, so you will find more summer-sport merchandise in the warmer months and more winter-sport merchandise in the colder months. They also offer new equipment, so stop by if you are in need of some new or gently used gear.

Busybody Home Fitness
2570 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222

If you prefer doing your training at home, Busybody offers used fitness equipment for a complete home gym. Offering equipment such as elliptical trainers and treadmills, workout benches, weights and other merchandise, this store will allow you to bring the gym to your home and stop paying for a membership. With workout equipment from Life Fitness, Vision Fitness and Schwinn, among others, you can furnish your home gym with equipment that is comparable to what you would find in a fitness center. This store is perfect for people who may find it difficult to get to the gym, or simply feel more comfortable working out in their own home.

Boulder Sports Recycler
4949 N. Broadway #113
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 786-9940

Offering seasonal outdoor apparel and equipment, Boulder Sports Recycler is perfect for people who want to explore the Flatirons or simply play outside. The store carries brand name merchandise and currently has more than 15,000 consigners. Whether you are in the market for a bike, kayak, camping or kayaking gear, you will find it at Boulder Sports Recycler. Owned and operated by avid outdoor sports enthusiasts, the staff at this store is passionate about outdoor sports and offer their knowledge to help ensure that you buy the right equipment to meet your needs.

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Play It Again Sports
18883 E Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 627-6301

Play It Again Sports buys and sells both new and used sporting equipment for baseball, softball, lacrosse, hockey, golf, football and soccer. You’ll find equipment for both adults and kids, in addition to items like skis and boots, bikes, skateboards, kayaks and life vests. If you’re looking for fitness equipment like a new treadmill, weights or ellipticals, you can find them here, too. This is also a great place to trade in your kids’ hockey skates or catcher’s mits once they’ve outgrown them––Play It Again will usually offer you around 30–50 percent of the profit they make of your items, which are usually discounted to about 50 percent off to sell. If the Aurora location doesn’t have what you’re looking for, check out the nearby locations in Castle Rock, Littleton or Broomfield.

Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.