Chuck Jones’ two active young sons were always outgrowing their sports gear. “They were involved in just about every sport, and it was expensive,” he recounts. “I welcomed any way to save money. I had a background in retail, and I thought buying and selling new and used sports and fitness equipment was a great idea. I also loved the idea of recycling rather than throwing perfectly fine equipment away.” That was 30 years ago, and Chuck opened his first Play It Again Sports location. Eight years later, he opened the location here in Canton. “Canton was a growing community, and I saw lots of young families,” he notes. Sure enough, Play It Again Sports became a go-to resource for Canton’s active community. “The equipment people are looking for changes with the seasons,” Chuck says. “In spring it’s baseball, soccer and golf. In summer we see a lot of customers shopping for disc golf, inline skates and skateboards. Then in fall it’s all about hockey gear. Every winter we sell lots of winter sports gear — skates, skis and snowboards. Overall, it’s just a fun place to shop. Since we buy, sell and trade used and new gear, you never know what great deal or item you’ll find.”
Chuck notes that while people appreciate the deals they find on used gear, they also sell new items. In fact, about half of what they sell is new sports gear.
You’ll find Play It Again Sports on Ford Road, in the Blue Block, next to Aldi, and Chuck encourages Canton residents to stop in and check them out, whether you’re looking to buy or sell sports gear. “We buy quality used sports and fitness gear all day every day!”
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