A live near a cpl scrap iron yards, and in the past I have stopped by an worked out deals w/ them that if they get weights; olympic or standard, that I would buy them. (Also any racks/benches they might get)Well I need more weight for my home gym so I figured I’d hit the scrap yard see if they had any for me, an I also check local flea markets an pawn-shops.
Well the scrap yard, pawn shops and flea markets don’t have any @ all right now. And I need more plates so I figured hit the local exercise equipment shops an just buy a few new 45lbs plates.
I like to fell on my back when I seen the prices.
$38.25 to $43.65 for a 45lb plate.(thats w/o tax also) Thats 85 to 97 cents a lb.(dependant on which shop I’d buy from)Thats also jsut reg olympic plates, not w/ those that have grips cut out, those are actually more expnsive.
I remember when I first started buying an setting up my home gym, avg cost was 40 cents a lb an thats about what I pay @ the scrap yard currently.
Whats the avg price ya’ll pay now in your area; for those of you that have home gyms an are buying weights.