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Old 03-31-2008, 03:57 AM   #1
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If someone is looking to set up their home gym for cheap:

I was at Sports Authority yesterday, they had a 100 lbs set, incl. one barbell and two ind. barbells (don't know how you call it) for $70

The additional weights are $1 per pound, so for a 25lbs weight you pay $25.

I think this is a real good alternative to the dumbbell sets I saw on the internet costing $1500 and more, plus shipping of course.

Just some food for thought.
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The price for those individual weights is STEEP. I have seen them for $.50 a lb.

The other stuff isn't bad though. You can do a lot with that 100lb set.

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^^Agree - I'm not sure if you have a fitness depot near, but they have them there for 50 cents.
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Ross is right, that is way overpriced. I have seen them for $0.50 per pound as well and would not pay more than that. Where on the internet have you looked?

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Ross is right, that is way overpriced. I have seen them for $0.50 per pound as well and would not pay more than that. Where on the internet have you looked?
One caution about using the internet is that paying the shipping costs for a weight plate would be mammoth. I bought all mine in person only for that reason, and while Sports Authority had them at $1/lb., I found them nearby for $0.45/lb. and obviously stuck with that.

That first part about the 100lb. set isn't bad, though... like Ross said, that could do a lot.
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^^Agree - I'm not sure if you have a fitness depot near, but they have them there for 50 cents.
I do have a fitness depot near me, didn't even know. Thanks for this great tip, saves me about $40.
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In the UK plates are generally 1 a kilo.
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I do have a fitness depot near me, didn't even know. Thanks for this great tip, saves me about $40.
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