Where to buy Oly weight set??

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  1. evilf22

    evilf22 Blue Belt

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    decided to train at home. been lurking craigslist, but im tired of dealing with shady craigslist people. i think ill just spend the extra money and buy new. any reccomendations on where to get a fair price on a quality product? most 300 lb sets w/ oly barbell ive seen are around 300 or so. any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Shipping 300 pounds of steel is kind of expensive, so look locally. There should be some sort of exercise equipment or sporting goods stores nearby if you google.
     
  3. erco

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    Shipping on 300lbs will run you almost $250...
     
  4. evilf22

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    i know, im checking local chains and no luck. walmart, dicks, target. this is very frustrating. if you want a bowflex there is 100+ places in town to buy one, but a basic oly set.... like pulling teeth.
     
  5. joshetc

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    Sports Authority should have a 275lb oly weight set for about $100.
     
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    the wal-mart I live near sells the iron cheap ...if you order something from wal-mart online, you can pick it up from the store & get free shipping that way.

    not encouraging you to buy it from wal-mart, just throwing out an option.
     
  7. evilf22

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    im all over their site but cant find anything about an olympic set. you sure its sports authority?
     
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  9. NE-PATRIOTS888

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    Try PlayitAgain Sports, Dicks, Sports Authority or Craigslist.

    Edit: I need to actually read your post. Dicks usually has oly sets. You might ask them to order one for you. Playitagain Sports also has cheap oly sets.
     
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    Above beat me to it, but Sears sells bars and Oly sets starting at ~100.00. Walmart has plates, sometimes you can find a 7ft bar in one too- don't automatically think because its not on their website that its not in the store.
     
  12. joshetc

    joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    Yeh, I never saw it in site, they had a rack of them at my local store near the dumbbells. There was like a 100lb, 190lb, and 275lb set.
     
  13. evilf22

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    YES!!! thanks sooooo much!!! i knew sherdog would come through. almost look like bumper plates too....
     
  14. cmburns

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    Why don't you try buying a decent set off Mark Rippetoe? The author of starting strength.

    http://store.wfwclub.com/

    Check it out. Good prices and good quality.
     
  15. NE-PATRIOTS888

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    yea they are rubber encased. I am very happy with the weights. I will upgrade the bar sometime in the future. But yea I have been very happy with the product.
     
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    The budget set is the best deal ANTWHERE.

    I'm sold.
     
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    JSN choo-CHOO! Yellow Card

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    are you after a general set, or one for actual oly lifting?

    for the mail, jesupgym has really good prices. i haven't priced much shit out from them, but my mom got me an oly bar from them for like less than $150.

    that sera link failed for me, but if it's the set with lead weights with colors rubber rings around the outside, i would strongly suggest you try to find another set first. the weights will not sit on the ground properly- they sit on a slant. it's really annoying. also, the bar sucks. it has shitty knurling, and it's not balanced well.
     
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    I'm sure you could get better quality elsewhere but for $220 or something from sears, rubber encased with 300lbs of weight with free shipping to your nearest store you can't really go wrong.

    I have found the quality to be alright. I agree that they don't sit perfectly straight but it is not really noticeable. I am going to invest in some better end clamps however.
     
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    yeah, it's a nice stater set. one thing i would look for would be a pair of 100's or something like that, that you could put on in the middle and would be taller than your weider rubber 45s. that could potentially help alot. i use mine barbell off the floor only, so it's a big deal to me, whereas someone who only maybe deadlifted off the floor might not think it's a big deal.
     
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    very true on the height of the weights. To make it worse for me they didn't even have and 45's when I bought my stuff! So I have a shit load of 25's sitting on paint cans. Now tell me that isn't ghetto, lol. I am going to get some 45's as soon as they come in, But it would be nice if they were a little bigger but for a starter set i dont think you can go wrong.
     

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