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    Senior Member jmccown's Avatar
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    I have a certain sense of pride when...

    I have to go to the local sporting goods store to buy more 45 pound plates and add to my collection. Picked up 2 more plates yesterday to up my collection to a total of 12 plates of my own. I have a small fortune tied up in my private collection. The good thing is that it's mine and I don't pay gym memberships!!!
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    That is always a good feeling when you run out of weights to put on the bar... nice work.
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    You might consider next time buying used plates. Much much cheaper than new plates

    In fact I was at a gym today that was selling them for .50 cents/lb

    If I had to guess I'd bet you paid close to $1/lb


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    yes, exactly a dollar a pound after taxes, Travis. Two plates cost $90 and some change. I acquired most of my plates through a gym that closed down. Through that place I got 4 plates and dumbbells (40,45,50,55,60 & 70lb) all for $250 bucks. All the rest of my stuff I've paid retail for.

    I peruse craigslist often for used stuff but it is just not often available in my area unfortunately. Most of what shows up for sale is the old standard sand weights.
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    Jim - Is there a "Play-It-Again Sports" near you? They sell used fitness equipment at reasonable prices. Not as cheap as you might find on Craigslist sometimes but there are still some good deals there.
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    Look for them used. I have a place where I can get them .30 a lb.

    Great job on needing more plates.


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    I'm sure it's an awesome feeling to keep going in and buying 45lb plates.
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    Doesn't happen too often tank, lol. At least not as often as I'd like to.
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