Even though the National Football League is in the midst of a lockout, it remains far and away from the most popular sports league in the United States, if not the world. For a long time, it’s popularity was in the same region as that of Major League Baseball and professional basketball. However, in the last decades the number of fans of the NFL has skyrocketed, thanks in part to clever marketing. One such product that the NFL has marketed well is its extensive line of jerseys. Today, I will give you a few tips on where you can find authentic whole jerseys at fairly reasonable prices.
First off, it is important to know the actual retail price that most name brand companies will charge. This is why you visit the official pro shop of the NFL to start your price comparisons. They have the widest selection and the highest prices, so they are always a great starting resource. On their website, you have many different customization options to tailor the jersey to your specific preferences. They even market jerseys to female fans and even babies. So the possibilities here are endless.
After that, you look for your jersey on the secondary shopping websites, such as Amazon, Nike or eBay. These websites’ inventory is constantly changing, so if you do not find what you are looking for do not get discouraged. Chances are if you check back in in a few weeks, then they will have more of what you are looking for.
Sporting goods stores are also great places to periodically check for clearance deals on NFL jerseys. Almost all sporting goods stores have some sort of clearance bin or rack located within the confines of their store. When a local player is traded or released unexpectedly, retailers are stuck with a vast quantity of these jerseys in their inventory.
They will try to quickly unload this product by slashing the prices dramatically. Of the big chain sporting goods stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods is one of the best. They have the traditional walk-in store, but they also have an online shopping site as well. Dick’s has many other products outside of NFL jerseys. They have vast quantities of name brand clothing from companies such as Nike, Adidas and Under Armour. Under Armour hoodies for men and women is just one of the many different products that Dick’s has to offer.
So whether you are looking for a jersey for yourself or an official NFL jersey as a gift for your children, do your homework first. Don’t pay the retail price. Chances are, with a little work, you can find an excellent discount in a sporting goods store near you.