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Play It Again Sports® offers value-conscious buyers a wide selection of name-brand new and quality used sports and fitness equipment in sizes to fit everyone from Little Leaguers to Major Leaguers. Our merchandise and environment are designed to encourage and reassure enthusiastic parents and youngsters by presenting a comfortable mainstream retail image.

Our franchisees are our customers – parents and grandparents of children who love sports and fitness. This gives them a winning edge at understanding the needs of their market. They buy only the best gear in good condition and offer fair trade-ins and payment on the spot, building customer loyalty with every transaction.

Our unique business model allows our customers to create their own discount by trading in product they no longer use. We have a strong value proposition: great new and quality used sports and fitness gear at affordable prices.

c You may never outgrow your favorite sports — but you may outgrow your equipment. At Play It Again Sports, our franchise partners have been providing athletes of every age the new and quality used sports and fitness equipment they need to be their best out on the field, on the court, at the rink and in the gym. Since 1983, Play It Again Sports has expanded to nearly 300 locations throughout North America and has become a major player in the sports retail industry. If you’re passionate about sports and are looking for a franchise opportunity that allows you to stay engaged with athletes in your community and build a business doing something you love, then Play It Again Sports is ready to put the ball in your court.

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Play It Again Sports Franchise Background

Established: 1988
First Unit Franchised: 1988
Franchised Units: 283
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Play It Again Sports Franchise Training

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: NA
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: Winmark conducts its 2-part training program at Winmark’s training center in Minneapolis. The training program is typically offered 11 times per year. The first session of the training program, New Franchisee Orientation Training (NFOT), covers several aspects of management and operation of a franchised retail business, including real estate matters, business plan development, buying used and new products, Winmark’s service vendor program and other topics Winmark may select.

The first session will take place over a period of 5 days. At NFOT, you will be required to participate in an online financial management course conducted by Winmark’s third party vendor. This course will educate you on how to understand your financial statements and utilize the information to build your business.

The second session of the Play It Again Sports® training program, Concept Training, is attended when financing, lease and the online financial training program are complete. It is conducted over a period of at least 5 days and will include instruction on sales, customer service, marketing, advertising, computer operation and store inventory, staff and financial management, as well as topics Winmark may select.

Other Info: Top Quartile Average Gross Sales: $1,406,122 (2016)*
Top Quartile Average Gross Profit: $711,659 (2016)*
Our Buyers Certification Program focused on acquiring quality used sports and fitness equipment
Our used and new inventory assortment that changes daily and provides our customers the complete solution for their sports and fitness needs
Our partnerships with third-party vendors
Our unique, competitive niche in the retail marketplace
Our proprietary point-of-sale software that determines resale pricing
Our cloud-based online reporting system that allows for remote access
Our 100% franchised system that puts an emphasis on franchisee support
Our robust support infrastructure that helps all franchisees perform at their very best
Our willingness to work with first-time franchisees and family teams who are passionate about making their business a success

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