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    Sampson Plates

    An old gym quite a way down the road is flipping some Olympic plates.
    Does anyone have an opinion on Sampson Plates? These are in KGs. I was thinking Sampsons were top quality plates in the 70s/80s

    The same gym has some that say "Standard Olympic" and are in lbs. Any Ideas what brand these are?

    Sorry I don't have a better pic.
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    An old gym quite a way down the road is flipping some Olympic plates.
    Does anyone have an opinion on Sampson Plates? These are in KGs. I was thinking Sampsons were top quality plates in the 70s/80s

    The same gym has some that say "Standard Olympic" and are in lbs. Any Ideas what brand these are?

    Sorry I don't have a better pic.
    I dont recall that name.

    But if they are a nice deep dish, and fit your bar well Id get them. Maybe check to see if they are made in the USA, they probably were if they are really old.

    If youre picky like me, bring your bar with you when you go to check out the plates and see how they fit. If they are tight, and nice smooth finish Id get them.

    Standard Olympic plates are pretty bad, I had a few 45s they were so loose on the bar and wobbly I sold them.
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    An old gym quite a way down the road is flipping some Olympic plates.
    Does anyone have an opinion on Sampson Plates? These are in KGs. I was thinking Sampsons were top quality plates in the 70s/80s

    The same gym has some that say "Standard Olympic" and are in lbs. Any Ideas what brand these are?

    Sorry I don't have a better pic.
    Those plates on the left side and in the back of the pic look like deep dish plates. They look pretty nice in the pic. You didn't mention the price per pound?
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    if they are a good price then buy them. You can always use more weight.

    You can also always sell them.
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    Originally Posted by yankeemarko1 View Post
    Those plates on the left side and in the back of the pic look like deep dish plates. They look pretty nice in the pic. You didn't mention the price per pound?
    I haven't negotiated price yet. This is the second listing on this ad. They've been for sale for a month and a half.
    Here is my original email reply dated May, 6:

    "I have some that say Standard Olympic.
    Ever heard of Sampson? They have crazy weights- 11, 22, 33, 44. I don't know the reason behind it, I just have them."

    I wonder if she meant Samson.


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    Originally Posted by crupiea View Post
    if they are a good price then buy them. You can always use more weight.

    You can also always sell them.
    I don't need more weight, I want to up-grade some of my crappy ones.
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    Are you sure it isn't Samsonite?
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    Originally Posted by HardKore79 View Post
    Are you sure it isn't Samsonite?
    I haven't seen them in person and can't tell from the pic. I'll email her again and ask for a pic of a Sampson plate and find out how many of what she has. I'm thinking she'll take less based on lack of interest. I'm just trying to figure out if they're worth having.
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    I haven't seen them in person and can't tell from the pic. I'll email her again and ask for a pic of a Sampson plate and find out how many of what she has. I'm thinking she'll take less based on lack of interest. I'm just trying to figure out if they're worth having.
    i think they look nice.
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    She replied to my email and has sold the 44s, only has small ones and singles left for cheap!
    Not worth making the trip. oh well.
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    She replied to my email and has sold the 44s, only has small ones and singles left for cheap!
    Not worth making the trip. oh well.
    No problem, they werent even in pounds...Im sure something else will come up when you least expect it, like Ivankos or Troys at a great price...
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    Originally Posted by Accutron View Post
    No problem, they werent even in pounds...Im sure something else will come up when you least expect it, like Ivankos or Troys at a great price...
    Oh I'm not disappointed, I've got about 1400 lbs of assorted brands now. I'd like to get a single brand of quality plates some day. IB patient.
    I bought a pair of Ivanko 35s last month, that's how I know I want more.
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    Oh I'm not disappointed, I've got about 1400 lbs of assorted brands now. I'd like to get a single brand of quality plates some day. IB patient.
    I bought a pair of Ivanko 35s last month, that's how I know I want more.
    By chance I just painted another pair of 45s tonight! I used Hammertone Black, its a nice paint, pretty much dries in 15minutes. I did 2 light coats, heres a pic after one coat. Its a nice plate, youll be happy with them for sure.

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    Drool....
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    Drool....
    yup. i've got 1 plate like that, and 1 troy 45. they came as a pair?
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    Originally Posted by animalfan View Post
    yup. i've got 1 plate like that, and 1 troy 45. they came as a pair?
    I've got 1 45 Standard Barbell. I went to Hibbett Sports tonight and they had two, thinking I might buy one, I asked how much and they were $9.00 each, so I bought them. Still have an odd number
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    I've got 1 45 Standard Barbell. I went to Hibbett Sports tonight and they had two, thinking I might buy one, I asked how much and they were $9.00 each, so I bought them. Still have an odd number
    damn man, $18 for a pair? i've paid more than that for used!
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    Originally Posted by animalfan View Post
    damn man, $18 for a pair? i've paid more than that for used!
    I know, I went to Hibbetts in the next town just to see and the shelves were bear.
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    I have some old Samson International Olympic plates. Samson with out the P. From what I can gather Samson International is a good ol mom and pop company formed in New Mexico in the 70's. Still around today, which says something to me. Geared towards highschool sports and strength training. Haven't weighed my plates to see how accurate they are, they do have some pitted spots from rust. I doubt I will let ever them go, nostalgic.
    I know this is an old thread, but if you happen to come across this comment, how bout an update as to if you went through with the deal. Wondering if we are talking about the same company here. Would love to compare your plate to mine.
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    Aha, I see now, she sold the 44s and you didn't want to make the trip for the small plates. Leave it to me, the newbie to ask questions that have already been answered.
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    Originally Posted by racertomtom View Post
    The same gym has some that say "Standard Olympic" and are in lbs. Any Ideas what brand these are?


    This is obviously a very old post and I doubt the OP cares at this point, but I wonder if the black 3 spoke plates are unbranded Ivankos
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