Looking at my equipment purchases over the last two years, I noticed some interesting stuff.
The used market in 2020 was gone and I purchased most items new as they became available.
In 2021, the used market started to open up and after January nearly all my purchases were used. I grabbed a few items through March. Then we moved. Starting in September, the used market picked up as people returned to commercial gyms and liquidated home equipment. I did buy a new barbell from Eleiko.
In 2022, the buying binge has continued with large footprint items that necessitated splitting the gym. I am still on the lookout for dumbbells (at $1/pound) and possibly an adjustable bench. I am always on the lookout for unique items pertaining to physical culture. One of my favorite search terms is strongman. I also am a big fan of grip implements. The only functional item that catches my eye are a set of fractional plates. If SYQQ gets there act together, I will buy a set of their collars.
January 2020 - ($0)
February 2020 - ($40) - Rep Axle Bar
March 2020 - ($0)
April 2020 - ($0)
May 2020 - ($0)
June 2020 - ($672) - Rogue home timer, Rep Bumpers, Dumbbells
July 2020 - ($1,031) - Concept2 Rower, Dumbbells
August 2020 - ($) - Onnit mace, rower hanger, curl barbell
September 2020 ($) - bands, Rep flag, Titan silencer pads
October 2020 ($709) - Simpson's kettlebell, plate carrier, Raptor Yoke
November 2020 ($456) - EliteFTS squat box, Rogue pull-up bar, NeverSate banner, Dynamax med balls
December 2020 - ($0)
January 2021 - ($420) - Team Gupta banner, stall mats, Rep rubber coated plates, Rogue 15kg barbell
February 2021 - ($)
March 2021 - ($295) - Rogue collars, Eleiko change plates
April 2021 - ($40) - Roman Chair
May 2021 - ($0)
June 2021 - ($0)
July 2021 - ($0)
August 2021 - ($0)
September 2021 - ($220) Titan mass storage system, change plate pins
October 2021 - ($230) Rogue flat bench, Bulgarian bag, battle rope,
November 2021 - ($384) Tuff Stuff back extension, Rogue Multi-use Hanger, dumbbell, MSS shelf, 1" collars
December 2021 - ($918) Rogue 45# bumpers, spring collars, MDUSA timer, chains, Rogue Multi-use hanger, abmats, dumbbells, Eleiko Hybrid Bar
January 2022 - ($570) Hoist ab bench, Cybex weight tree, 2.5# plates, dumbbells, Mutt bar
February 2022 - ($465) First Place plyo boxes, 10# plates, Crossover Symmetry, med ball, dumbbell rack
- nothing yet, but we are not even halfway through the month