Price for Second Hand Tatames?

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  1. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    My vale tudo school is doing some renovations, including putting in some new mats. My instructor told me that he would be willing to sell me some of the old rubber mats that we have used until now, so that I could make a small training area in my garage. The mats are pretty standard (the kind you see in a lot of gyms) and are 1x1 meters (ie 3x3 ft), about an inch and a half thick, rubberized, and hook together. I was thinking about buying 9 or 12 of them.

    How much should I be willing to pay for these second hand mats? Does anyone know how much they cost new (I have heard around $35 a piece)?

    Any info/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Wow, no one has any thoughts on this. Oh well. Hopefully someone will turn up.
     
  3. Aaron Turner

    Aaron Turner Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    I'm sure I remember seeing them a lot cheaper than that, but they may have been lower quality...
     
  4. LCDforMe

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    Try to bargain with the guy a bit. Say you'll take them for 15 a piece and see what he says about it. You know how to haggle don't ya?
     
  5. scorcho

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    Yup.
     
  6. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    I ended up getting them for $8 apiece, if anyone was interested. Thought I would let you know.
     
  7. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    thats some haggling- be sure to post pictures if you can- of ur home gym
     
  8. Odium

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    Sounds lika a fair price How old and worn were they?
     
  9. sir037

    sir037 Forever Noob

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    That sounds like a great price. Good catch.
     
  10. LCDforMe

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    My haggling advice worked!

    Thats awesome, sounds like a good buy man.
     

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