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Timing Your Sports Jersey Purchase to Save Money

Several people make big mistakes when purchasing their jersey, often wasting money in the process. To avoid this situation, you need to buy bright , and you can begin just by knowing when to go shopping.

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:

Post Season

You’ll get some good deals on jerseys as the season ends, but not after the hype for the next season has begun. The following are the best times to explore deals on jerseys for popular sports:
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Football: Late March is the best time to order, sometime in between the Super Bowl and the draft.
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Hockey: NHL jerseys are priced less around the last part of July and early August, about halfway between the draft and the beginning of the new season. Basketball: NBA jerseys are often priced lower in August, somewhere in between the draft and the start of the season.

Baseball: Get your MLB jerseys in February, which follows the World Series but immediately precedes 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.

Player Exit

This one will be a no-no for many, but if it’s fine with you to have the jersey of a player who’s not on the team any longer, you can get the apparel of a player who has left the team, had a critical injury or was traded. Common sense would tell that you don’t want to wear the jerseys of those players who have been disgraced (for example, Aaron Hernandez or OJ Simpson), unless you have no problem with that. In that case, you’ll have to wear at your own risk.

Sponsor Change

This is actually the absolute best time to get any kind of jersey or fan gear. Picture it as a fire sale across the league. As sponsors change, it’s not only one player or team’s jerseys that will be cheaper since all the players’ gear and the replica gear will be produced and/or sponsored by a new company.

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.