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Consignment sale for sporting goods preps to open in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Kids can go through a lot of sporting equipment over the years whether they're switching sports, or just aging up.

Chad Gouine said he knows this after watching his 14-year-old daughter play softball since she was 8. He's spent a fortune on bats and said she outgrows shoes often.

He said he'd be interested in a way to find cheaper goods.

"Bats don't wear out. The kids will outgrow the bats, but the bat's still good. And at $400 a pop, it don't take a lot of arithmetic to see you can grow broke in a hurry," said Gouine.

Now there may be a local way to get new gear, without breaking the bank.

It's a consignment event sale, held two weekends a year.

Two moms in the Upstate had the idea for the Replay Sports Consignment sale, after they were sick of shelling out so much money for new sporting goods for their kids, when they know they had just as much gear that they could give to someone else.

It's kind of like a massive garage sale.

"We're accepting all sporting gear from treadmills to tap shoes, for families or individuals, anybody that's into sports or health and fitness," said founder, Shelly Lewis.

People can sell items by logging onto their website and people looking to buy cheaper at the event, which will be at the Woodruff Village, August 14-17.

People can also donate items if they don't want to fool with loading them into the system themselves.

Five percent of each sales receipt goes back to Upstate organizations for kids and if there are any items leftover, the gear will be donated as well.

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