So a long time ago i saw an add at dick's sporting goods for a 300 pound olympic weight set for really cheap. Granted, it was from Dick's not the highest quality stuff, but i thought that was a good deal and considering i'm not a monster who will be putting like 600 + on the bar, i thought it was good deal. I also purchased an additional 180 pounds of weight. So one day a couple a of months ago I bent the bar, by dropping it with weights (which weren't very heavy really) on my bench. (fav idiot of the gym worthy how i did it.) I've been looking all over for just a bar, couldn't find one anywhere that didn't sell it with the 300 pounds or whatever included. So finally i find this place called fitness showroom and they sell the bars seperate. It was 114 fucking dollars! The guys claimed the price of steel has gone very high, which i know is true, but this still seemed steep. It is a really nice bar however. Real good, very sturdy, puts the old one to shame. I can find them for cheaper online, but with the shipping they go over, probably would have been wise to make this before i bought the thing, but could i have gotten a much better deal?