We found dozens of football and hockey pads for around $10 locally on LetGo.
A pair of children's soccer cleats, excellent condition, were selling for $8 on OfferUp.
And unlike Caigslist, where many parents are nervous about meeting up with strangers, with these apps you can check the seller's profile, for you and your child's safety.
Jim Webb says he's all about used when it comes to golf gear for his young son. "It's too expensive," he said. "It's better to get it second hand hand, try it out, see if we like it!"
This way if your young one quits the sport after a month, you're not out a fortune.
One caution: if purchasing from an app, arrange to meet the seller at a safe place such as a grocery store entrance, gas station, or police station, so you say safe and you don't waste your money. ____________________
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