View Full Version : This Power Rack a good deal?

01-31-2003, 02:05 PM

Should this bid on (winning bid)? Or will there always be deals like this and it might be better to wait? I'm squating right now with DB's (which is OK) in fear of getting hurt with the BB.

01-31-2003, 02:44 PM
I despise E-bay, so I'll just offer a few others up for you to consider or disregard as you see fit:

For $260, shipping included:


For $350, shipping included:


For $380, shipping included:


01-31-2003, 03:27 PM
You might want to check this one out also. Its on my wish list:)


Tony G
01-31-2003, 11:07 PM
I made my own power rack in my basement with 2x4's and some heavy duty nuts/bolts from Home Depot. Been using it for 3 years, without any problems. Its crude looking, but its tough, can hold well over 600lbs and easily adjustable. The spotter bars allow me to max out or rep out without worry, which is why I built it. Some day I have to take some photos and post it.

02-03-2003, 09:22 AM
Eye2, so I guess you didn't win the bid.

It looked like it would have been a good deal at $275. Maybe you should email him to find out what his reserved price was and just buy it outright for say, $250?

Just my thoughts.

BTW, I am a big eBay user. Got my last "few" drivers there.

Brother Phil
02-03-2003, 08:31 PM
I'm with Tony G. I made my own squat rack a while back in my barn/gym for less than $20 in mat'l, in fact, I think it cost me less than $10. I know it at least safely holds #315. I have designed a leg press which cost me about $130 bucks, but it takes some decent carpentry skills to make. I also made a cable machine for pulldowns, tri-pushdowns, rows for about $25 bucks. Some other stuff. With a creative mind and a few bucks, you can make some reasonable equipment. I actually prefer some of my wooden machines to the ones at the gym I also attend.

02-03-2003, 08:31 PM
Wish I could still squat... ruptured and herniated disks... oh the horror!