A lot of people make huge mistakes when getting their jersey, and in most cases, it costs them money. To avoid this scenario, you have to buy smart, and you can start just by knowing when to shop.
Yes, when it comes to sports apparel, timing matters if you want to save a good amount of cash, and below are the four key times you can benefit from the most savings:
You’ll find some hot deals on jerseys after the season ends, but just before the hype for the coming season starts. These are the best times to search for deals on jerseys for various sports:
Football: The best time to get an NFL football jersey is late March, around halfway between the Super Bowl and the draft.
Hockey: NHL jerseys are less expensive towards the end of July and the early part of August, about halfway between the draft and the start of the upcoming season. Basketball: NBA jerseys are often priced lower in August, somewhere in between the draft and the start of the season.
Baseball: Buy your MLB jersey in February, which is after the World Series but just before the draft.
Soccer: January to February is the best time to purchase your MLS jersey, particularly halfway between a season’s end and the next one’s beginning – again, prices are pulled down because of the football hype.
This one might be a no-no for lots of people, but if you’re okay having the jersey of a player who’s out of the team, you can buy the jersey of a player who has exited from the team, had a critical injury or was traded. Common sense would advise you against getting the jerseys of players who have been disgraced (for instance, OJ Simpson and Aaron Hernandez), unless you don’t actually mind. In that case, you can wear at your own risk.
This is the complete best time for anyone to buy any jersey or fan gear. You can think of it as a fire sale all over the league. It’s not merely a single player or team’s jerseys that will be priced less as sponsors change, because a new company will be making and/or sponsoring all the players’ gear and the replica gear.
After a Big Loss
There is no bittersweet way to grab a steal deal on fan gear than this one. No one likes to lose, especially big, important games, but the losing team’s jerseys and other gear will often cost less after a huge loss. If your favorite team has just lost the Super Bowl, you can enjoy a nice discount when you buy a jersey. While it’s not the best trade-off, it’s certainly something.
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