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    Are these plates any good?

    There is a local small gym liquidating their equipment, which I bought some pieces. I saw the plates in the pictures below while I was there but didn't purchase them, as I am not familiar with the manufacturer of the plate (Power Systems and X Training Equipment) or the style of the plate either. They were wanting $1 a lb. for them. I know $1/lb. for weights these days is a good deal, but are these a screaming deal for this type of plate or just an ok price? If I was to buy them all, I would probably keep some and sell some. I appreciate your comments.
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    Personally, I'd buy them and flip them, but I don't use bumpers. If they weigh their stated weight or even close to it, then it's a great price.
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    $1/pound was always pretty standard for used basic bumpers that aren't falling apart. I'd say it's a no-brainer in the current market.

    Buy them all and sell what you don't want for a bit more to recoup on what you keep.
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    Regarding flipping these, I just wasn't sure the demand for this style plate. Each plate, regardless of the weight is the same diameter of a standard 45 lb. plate and the 25kg plate is probably twice as thick as a 45 lb.
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    I'll give you $1.05/lb for two of em, shipped.
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    Originally Posted by pama0605 View Post
    Regarding flipping these, I just wasn't sure the demand for this style plate. Each plate, regardless of the weight is the same diameter of a standard 45 lb. plate and the 25kg plate is probably twice as thick as a 45 lb.
    That's standard for bumpers and they generally sell for higher prices than steel plates.
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    Buy and flip what you don't need. You can still get $2/lb for Oly bumpers up this way. Heck, you can still get nearly $2/lb for metal plates here.
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    Look nice to me, if you want other plates this sounds like a great opportunity for flipping as others have suggested. Even in normal market conditions you would at least be able to get your money back.
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    Thanks for all the input. I did end up purchasing them (452 lbs.).
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    Originally Posted by pama0605 View Post
    Thanks for all the input. I did end up purchasing them (452 lbs.).
    Great score bro, bumper plates are a lot more valuable and you could probably sell the lot for $1000 straight away
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    I bought a few hundred pounds of bumpers for under $1 a pound 2-3 years ago. They are black diamond and could be had from Walmart fairly consistently. However, I don't Olympic lift and about the only exercise I found them useful for was cleans. Even then... not required. I also hate doing cleans. They smelled a bit and I knew that would wear off. However, I easily sold them and made $ from them after owning for almost a year.

    The other thing that bumpers help with is if you are doing deadlifts and cannot yet handle at least a 45# plate on each side. My thought was my wife would use them for that and son. However, son was into 45's within 2 weeks of starting to lift and wife does not do deadlifts.

    I would really hesitate to buy used bumpers. They have a lifespan. Rubber should last in the right conditions but if you are dropping them, they will deteriorate quicker obviously. If I ever bought more, I would get urethane and only get select sizes to fit the purpose and not try to load up on too many.
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    Originally Posted by NHAngler View Post
    The other thing that bumpers help with is if you are doing deadlifts and cannot yet handle at least a 45# plate on each side. My thought was my wife would use them for that and son. However, son was into 45's within 2 weeks of starting to lift and wife does not do deadlifts.
    Any woman who doesn't deadlift isn't worth staying married to.
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