When to Score the Best Used Sports Equipment

You know it was a successful Goodwill run when you leave the store shouting, “Scccooooorrreeee!!” No? Never done that? Well maybe you will when you score some of the best used sports equipment for your kids.

It’s true. We receive sports equipment donations that have a lot of life left. Whether your kids are enrolled in club sports or simply need some gear to practice with at home, it’s time to go on the hunt for used sports equipment at Goodwill.


How do I shop for used sports equipment?

The trick is to know when you can score these amazing finds. Shopping regularly and at multiple locations will increase your chances of finding what you’re looking for. The great thing is that there are likely multiple Goodwill locations near you! We planned it this way.

Each store is vastly different in the donations it receives. When you’re ready to shop at Goodwill, designate a couple of hours to go hunting. Start at one location and scan the whole store. Make sure you look up, down, and all around. It’s a good idea to do a second scan of the store in case you missed something good. If you didn’t find a score, head to another Goodwill, or come back next week.


Do donations correlate with the end of a sports seasons?

We receive sports equipment donations all year long. There is not necessarily an increase in donations at the end of a sports season. This means that you might also find something that’s off-season. There’s no harm in buying basketball equipment during football season. Simply save it for when your kids need it.


What kind of sports equipment should I look for at Goodwill?

If you’re on the hunt for sports equipment, there’s no telling what you might find. You can search for anything from accessories to large equipment. Here are some things to look for:

  • Knee pads
  • Hockey sticks
  • Soccer goals
  • Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls
  • Tennis rackets
  • Golf clubs
  • Baseball bats
  • Basketball hoops

Our stores are known for their sizable selections, unique goods, fun finds, and of course our low prices. You never know what you’ll find on a Goodwill run. These items go fast, so get here soon! Find a Goodwill location near you. For more special offers and coupons, sign up for our email newsletter.

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*Daily deals are valid at select Metro Phoenix, Prescott, and Yuma locations. Please check with your neighborhood Goodwill for details. Dollar Day pricing adjustment goes into effect on Jan. 5, 2023.

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