Where to Find the Best Deals on Balls!

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Chris No Comments

spaldingbasketballWhen it comes to buying balls its mostly a personal decision. Do you prefer Wilson over Franklin? Titleist or Callaway? Rawlings or Spalding? Sometimes price and convenience play a role in your decision. Do you buy a ball because it’s on sale or because it’s right in front of you at the sporting goods store?

To show you that price and brand can go hand-in-hand, I did a price comparison on the same balls at three different stores. I went with a traditional sporting goods store, Academy.  An all around store, Walmart and the biggest online retailer, Amazon.

Here’s what I found:

franklinsoccerSpalding NBA Street Basketball
Academy: $12.99
Walmart: $9.97
Amazon: $9.97

Franklin Sports Competition 100 Soccerball
Academy: N/A
Walmart: $6.47
Amazon: $10.99

rawlingsbaseballsRawlings® 9″ Recreational Play Baseballs 12-Pack
Academy: $20.99
Walmart: $19.97
Amazon: N/A

Titleist DT Solo Golf Balls 12-Pack
Academy: $19.99
Walmart: N/A
Amazon: $26.99

Wilson AVP Replica Outdoor Volleyball
Academy: $14.99
Walmart: $17.50
Amazon: $17.50

As you can see prices for the same exact product are very similar. What surprised me is how many different footballs, soccer balls, baseballs (and so on…) there are. It’s always a good idea to do your homework and compare prices of any of the balls you need. And always stick with what you like!

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