When it comes time to hit the stores and buy some sports gear, make sure to comparison shop at several retailers. Major stores have contracts with particular manufacturers, which can really limit your options for different brands of equipment. You'll be selling yourself short if you go to a store that only has two kinds of baseball gloves or three models of running shoes. If you know a particular brand you like, call around and find out where it's carried. You might be able to save some money.
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