Where to buy Barbells/Plates?

Discussion in 'Training Forum' started by Spokeonawheel, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Spokeonawheel

    Spokeonawheel Member

    Been searching the internet and local stores for basic Olympic barbell and plates..... I'm not finding shit.

    Out of Stock or closed stores.

    Does anyone know where to order from at this point?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Facebook Market or CraigsList?
     
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  3. Spokeonawheel

    Spokeonawheel Member

    @MindlessWork yeah been searching...motherfuckers are gouging.

    Saw 300 pounds worth of rusty plates listed for $600. Fuuuuuuck.
     
  4. I decided to let go of a bunch of CHINESE iron weights , Im keeping the oldschool Weiders and Yorks . Im making a killing selling them on Craigslist....Ka'ching !! :D

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  5. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    Check if you got a play it again sports in your city, The one where I live is delivering for a small fee other places have got curbside pickup
     
  6. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Ya I hear you...it's insane. Everywhere I go shit's either out of stock or sold at outrageous prices...raaaaaage!!!


    Hope it wasn't @Oregongearhead selling those plates for $600 lol
     
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  7. flenser

    flenser Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

  8. Im actually getting better results nowdays in Facebook Marketplace than Craigslist (I prefer CL) but I still list in both .
     
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  9. Theres a bunch of fitness centers/gyms that are gonna go tits-up and probably auction off alot of equipment . More for home gyms....:rolleyes:
     
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  10. The prices being asked for weights on eBay is UNBELIEVEABLE :eek:
    Price gouging at its finest !! ;)
     
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  11. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    For sure...and that's so rage-inducing!
     
  12. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    Supply and demand
     
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  13. flenser

    flenser Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    There's some stuff on CL in my area in eastern VA priced almost reasonably (< $3 a pound). Even a well stocked commercial supplier in South Hill with fair prices as long as you have cash.
     
  14. Spokeonawheel

    Spokeonawheel Member

    The situation is quite fucked. I even asked my gym if I could borrow some of their equipment with a deposit or some shit. So far, no dice.

    I have wondered about local gyms that may close.... buying their equip.

    Anyways, guess I'll just try and get creative with my sets of 20, 30, and 35 pound dumbbells.

    Found a half decent Olympic bar for $300 on a website but still debating on whether to buy. Will have to find some weights after.

    It's an expensive time to equip any sort of home gym. Fuck corona bullshit.
     
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  15. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    Post on your Facebook account asking if anyone has any weights lying around they aren't using. I ended up getting a killer deal on a bench bar and 210 pounds of weight from a friend that didn't use it anymore
     
  16. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    I got mine straight from a manufacturer in my area. I called and a sales guy met me at the place they actually make weights and equipment. I picked it out, they loaded it on my truck with a forklift, and I paid with my credit card. If there's one anywhere near where you live you could maybe do the same.
     
  17. Spokeonawheel

    Spokeonawheel Member

    Just did. Well see how that goes.
     
  18. Spokeonawheel

    Spokeonawheel Member

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  19. rutman

    rutman Member

    I ordered mine from Troy by going through Elite FTS. I think they’re still taking orders. About a 4 week lead time.
     
  20. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Yes. Please do.
     
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