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    How much to pay for dumbbells?

    I am wondering... I bought some at Dick's for $.49/lb. Is that a good price? Where else can I find them relatively inexpensively? I keep checking Craigslist and Ebay, to no avail.
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    go to walmart
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    Originally Posted by ™da1™ View Post
    go to walmart

    How heavy do they go at Walmart? I've looked at Targeet and all they have is the light ones for aerobic type stuff. Plus some adjustable ones but they don't go very heavy.

    I occassionally see some on craigslist. Otherwise I've picked up some at Play it Again Sports. Not sure how much per pound, but not super cheap.
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    http://houston.craigslist.org/spo/260248744.html has some dumbbells but a little rusty
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    Originally Posted by longhorn_1 View Post
    http://houston.craigslist.org/spo/260248744.html has some dumbbells but a little rusty

    Little rusty? lol ahhahahaha that is insane.
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    If you had a hookup with someone with access to a sandblaster, might not be a bad deal. I think it'd take at least $400 worth of Naval Jelly to de-rust those DBs though.
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    I payed .80/# for rubber coated hex heads.
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    Originally Posted by DezelnSteve View Post
    I am wondering... I bought some at Dick's for $.49/lb. Is that a good price? Where else can I find them relatively inexpensively? I keep checking Craigslist and Ebay, to no avail.
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    Play it again sports charges $.63 per pound for their hex dumbells regardless if they are new or used. So $.49 per pound is not bad. I picked up dumbell 5-100's plus nice heavy duty racks for $500.00 on craigslist.The guy even delivered them for me. I would be patient and keep checking Craigslist. In a few more months people will start offloading their new years resolution equipment.
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    Originally Posted by longhorn_1 View Post
    .... has some dumbbells but a little rusty
    Yeah, it looks like he used those dumbbells while he was surf fishing
    Don't complicate things by making things complicated.....
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    do you think the rust makes them lighter or heavier!!!??
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    I actually just picked up a few plates at Dick's. 49 cents/pound isn't too shabby. There's a Sport's Authority right down the street from me, too, and I picked these up for $10 each. They were supposed to go for $15 each, but there wasn't a box for 'em so the guy gave 'em to me cheaper. They can fit 40 pounds of 5 pound plates on them.
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    Originally Posted by boxertim View Post
    do you think the rust makes them lighter or heavier!!!??
    No.
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    I aim to spend $.25 a pound if its on craigslist because at $.49 a pound at dick's, if you combine it with a coupon, it can get cheaper. and coupons come and go.
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    Originally Posted by 1devil View Post
    Play it again sports charges $.63 per pound for their hex dumbells regardless if they are new or used. So $.49 per pound is not bad. I picked up dumbell 5-100's plus nice heavy duty racks for $500.00 on craigslist.The guy even delivered them for me. I would be patient and keep checking Craigslist. In a few more months people will start offloading their new years resolution equipment.
    I had a deal on a set of 5-100 with racks for $400 on craig's list too. He later decided to keep the 100's so he sold me the 5-95 for $325
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    Originally Posted by srizvi1 View Post
    I aim to spend $.25 a pound if its on craigslist because at $.49 a pound at dick's, if you combine it with a coupon, it can get cheaper. and coupons come and go.
    Also, if you do have a Dick's card, you get "double the points," on their plates (and other fitness stuff I presume), I guess, because they are their store brand. So that might help, too.
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    Originally Posted by bsmac25 View Post
    I had a deal on a set of 5-100 with racks for $400 on craig's list too. He later decided to keep the 100's so he sold me the 5-95 for $325
    Damm, that's a great deal. Craigslist produces if you are patient.
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    Dont be afraid to negoiate with a manger at Dicks if youre buying alot of dumbells..ask for their sale price.
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    I've mentioned this on another thread... the best is when you can combine the $.49 a pound rate at dick's with a coupon. I once had some $10 off $25 coupons and I sat there for like ten minutes trying to work out combinations that would get me the most for my money. I used two coupons on 2 <$30 purchases and that worked out really nice. Got me my 15-25 dumbbells. Now I'm looking for 30 to 50, and I have no more coupons so I'm using craigslist mainly
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    I don't normally like big chain stores, but I think Dick's has very fair prices and the sales staff at my local one are very friendly. I've bought many dumbbells there.
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    Originally Posted by michaelnel View Post
    No.
    The answer is actually yes, they are heavier.
    .....but I don't think you'd start any trends by having rusty DBs though.
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    Yeah .49 is stardard for now, I get mine from Dicks, after I got over my grudge of them, well I'm not over it but have no other options >:|
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    Have you looked into adjustable dumbbells like powerblocks? A 5-90 lb set will cost you $588...that's a mere $0.34 cents a pound, plus the extra benefit of a HUGE space saver.

    Buying a full set of dumbbells 5-90 lbs from Dick's at $0.49 cents a pound will cost you $837 and a ton of space to house all that weight.

    I own a set of powerblocks and they are the best fitness investment I've ever made!!
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