The current state of the economy should certainly not put a strain on your sporting activities. Instead of relying on suspicious online options, just swing by one of these stores throughout the Baltimore area to find quality used sports equipment for significantly reduced prices. No matter your interest, these area venues will have you covered.

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Jock City, Inc.
7700 German Hill Road
Dundalk, Md. 21222

If team sports are part of your everyday life– whether you play, coach or organize– Jock City is a place you must visit often. In addition to offering quality used sporting goods, it specializes in custom sports gear such as embroidery, silk screening and promotional items. For team sports, nothing beats Jock City for affordable used equipment and apparel.

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Baltimore Bicycle Works
1813 Falls Road
Baltimore, Md. 21201

Swing by Baltimore Bicycle Works in the Charles North neighborhood to pick out an affordable used bike, and avoid dropping a ton of cash on new equipment. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and will assist you in choosing exactly the right bike for your specific needs. If what you want isn’t on site, the staff will happily order it for you.

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Baltimore Ski Warehouse
7038 Aviation Blvd.
Glen Burnie, Md. 21061

The summer is coming to a close and ski season will soon be here. Lift tickets and accommodations can be pricey enough, so skimp on spending with used skiing gear. Baltimore Ski Warehouse provides knowledgeable sales staff that will send you home with the best used ski gear available in the area. Forget perusing online forums for second-hand boots or skis of questionable quality. Let Baltimore Ski Warehouse provide you with everything you need for the slopes this winter, and spend that hard-earned money exploring new slopes.

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Shiflett and Horn Sporting Goods, Inc
2033 Merritt Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21222

School is back in session, and that means team sports are starting again. Shiflett and Horn’s family-owned operation provides everything you need for this school year’s athletic endeavors, from balls to uniforms. It proudly represents only the best manufacturers in the business, offering the highest-quality equipment, both new and used, to its customers in youth and children’s baseball, football, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, track and volleyball.

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5022 Campbell Blvd.
White Marsh, Md. 21162

For the best soccer equipment and apparel, both new and used, check out Soccertowne in White Marsh. It offers the premier name brands including Under Armour, Nike, Adidas, Puma and Umbro. Whether you need a new pair of shin guards, solid practice equipment or cleats, Soccertowne has it and at a price that won’t kill your budget. Follow its Facebook page for deals better than any you’ll find around town.

Jenna Clark has been a freelance writer for two years and a blogger for four years. Her current blog gives advice to women about how to look fashionable on a budget. Jenna currently lives in Bel Air with her husband, Brandon, and their two dogs. Her work can be found at