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Fall is a great time to get a buy on summer sporting goods, says Jon Wertheim, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and co-author of "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influence Behind How Sports are Played and Games are Won."

So if your Little Leaguer needs a glove and his or her hand will be roughly the same size in six months, "buy it now," he says. You stand to save 30 percent to 40 percent.

Also good buys: tennis rackets, bikes and golf clubs. With new models of tennis rackets coming out, if you're in the market, you can probably get one "for 30 percent off list price," says Wertheim.


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