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Play It Again Sports Gears Up to Offer the Right Mix of New and Used Sporting Equipment for Every Season

Anchorage, AK (Grassroots Newswire) August 14, 2012 - Don Bruno of Play It  Again Sports of Anchorage, located at 2636 Spenard Rd, recently returned  from the Play It Again Sports Summer Meeting and Trade Show held July 18th  through July 20th at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.

According to Bruno, this annual event is an opportunity to review current  market trends and preview upcoming market trends for the Spring 2013  sports season. This helps Bruno ensure that Play It Again Sports of  Anchorage always has the right new and used sporting equipment in stock  and available to satisfy the needs of local families and sports teams.

"The Summer Meeting helps us focus on stocking the sporting goods our  customers need not only now but when they are ready to shop for the spring  2013 sports season," said Bruno. "We want to be sure we have the right  items in stock for our local sports market, at the right price, so that  area families know they can rely on us to help outfit their children with  quality equipment that meets all current safety regulations."

This year's conference program included sessions on marketing, business  and inventory management, staffing best practices and individual sport  market previews. A common thread throughout the conference each year is an  emphasis on acquiring quality, current used equipment in keeping with the  company's "Reuse. Recycle. Replay." approach to merchandising.  Play It  Again Sports of Anchorage encourages area families and sports teams to  visit them not only to buy quality equipment at a great price but also to  sell their used and out-grown equipment at a great price. This focus on  keeping discarded equipment in play and out of landfills is a key  distinguishing feature of the franchise.

"Our approach helps keep sports participation affordable in a tough  economy," said Bruno. "Many families are still struggling with the loss of  one or more paychecks, while school budget cuts are leading to 'pay to  play' policies for student athletes.  It's a 'one-two punch' that we can  help families and teams dodge by providing them with a clean, fun,  well-organized environment to shop for great values in quality used  equipment. All of our store's prices on quality new or used sports  equipment are deeply discounted off of regular retail."

For more information about Play It Again Sports of Anchorage, located at  2636 Spenard Rd, please contact Don Bruno at 907-278-7529 or  playitagain@acsalaska.net. For more information on Play It Again Sports,  visit www.playitagainsports.com

Play It Again Sports(r)

Play It Again Sports(r) leads the nation in the buying and selling of  quality used sports and fitness equipment.  There are nearly 330  franchised stores in the United States and Canada.  Play It Again Sports  buys, sells, and trades quality used and new brand name sports & fitness  equipment.  Play It Again Sports is franchised by Winmark Corporation,  which also franchises Once Upon A Child(r), Plato's Closet(r), and Music  Go Round(r).   For more information visit www.playitagainsports.com.

Winmark Corporation

Winmark Corporation, based in Minneapolis, creates, supports and finances business. Specializing in leasing and developing franchises for retail  stores that buy, sell, and trade new and used merchandise, it is the  parent company of Play It Again Sports(r), Once Upon A Child(r), Plato's

Closet(r), Music Go Round(r), Wirth Business Credit(r), Winmark Capital(r)  and www.WBSOnline.com.  Winmark has more than 930 franchise territories  and is publicly traded at (NASDAQ=WINA).  For more information visit

www.winmarkcorporation.com.

Winmark Business Solutions(r)

Winmark Business Solutions (WBS) is a subsidiary of Winmark Corporation, a  multi-brand franchisor with over 930 franchised territories in the US and  Canada.  WBS provides small business information, tools, templates, as  well as discounts from preferred vendor partnerships designed to help  small business owners save time and money on operating their business.  The comprehensive WBSonline.com website offers a 6,000 page business  resource guide in addition to a virtual forum for small business owners to  share, connect and learn from one another in the WBS PeerSphere(r)  community.  For more information about Winmark Business Solutions and  their free, website for small business owners, please visit

www.WBSonline.com.

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