I just bought a set of plates (and it came with the bar) from Sports Authority today. The sale price was $145 and some change with a 25 off coupon from the sale paper. $145 for 300 lbs. of weights. This is the cheapest deal I have seen ever. Now of course I've been thinking that they must be completely **** of they are that cheap. Well I opened the boxes and there were some minor scratches and paint flaws but I don't give a flying **** for about .50 cents per lb.
Does anyone else have these weights and what are your opinions about them?
Thread: TSA brand weights
07-01-2008, 08:12 PM #1
TSA brand weights
07-01-2008, 08:49 PM #2
07-02-2008, 05:56 AM #3
5 years ago they were only $100 for the set, cost of steel is up a lot
the economy sets are the best deal for most guys, you are better off buying several economy sets, dumping the crappy bars and spending $100 or so on a decent 1000lb test bar, if you lift heavy
premium plates are in the $.75 / lb range and up, and the only real difference is accuracy and finish, but I've never had a cheap plate off by more than 1/2 - 1 lblift big 2 get big
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07-02-2008, 06:05 AM #4
07-02-2008, 07:54 AM #5
I believe they are 209.99 now. On sale sometimes at 169.99 (at least here in NOVA). Depending on which store you go to you can use a $25 dollar coupon they sometimes send in the weekly ads.
I wish I had picked up a couple sets when I worked there in HS. It would've been $60 bucks after employee discount for the 300lb sets.
07-10-2008, 01:15 PM #6
07-10-2008, 02:03 PM #7
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I have over 1000lbs in economy plates like that. Weight is weight. Unless you are in an olympic powerlifting competition, than maybe I would opt for the expensive one. Even then I don't know if it would really be necessary. But definitely, like ctg said, spend some money on a quality bar. Those bars are not so great. Do a search on this forum for bars and I'm sure you will come up with some very good advice/opinions.--- Equipment Crew Member No.17
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