Sorry about that. First post and I got stage fright.
I purchased all the used stuff (Power Cage, Dumbell Racks and Benches) at Dotmar Athletics on Dixie in Mississauga. Good store with knowledgeable staff. Pricing for the new stuff is not cheap there but inline with most places.
For new stuff I found Fitness Depot the most cost competitive.
I started out with a similar budget as you and found the only way to get what I wanted was to go the used route for the static equipment.
There is another place in TO that sells used stuff but their warehouse is in Baden (by KW). Their names escapes my now but I found them through a google search. I bought a used cable X over machine from them.
The Hammerman wrote:
I purchased used a good power cage along with dumbell racks and benches, all used, there for a good price. They have a warehouse outback of the showroom that they store used equipment.
Fitness Depot seems to have the best pricing for new and is where I purchased my dumbells, olympic plates and accesories.
Hope this helps.
hammerman im abit confused where did you puchase the power rack and other things at fitness depot as well? or elitefts[/quote]