Thursday, June 23, 2022

DC Blocks

Being offered by Megan Markee in Arvada Colorado.  Set of 8 standard blocks for $325.  Set of 12 on the Rogue Fitness website is $699 with free shipping.  8 Blocks would cost $466 new.  $325 represents 70% of retail.  

These are 19" x 15.5" x 2" thick.  A set of 8 would allow me to pull by elevating the barbell 8 inches.  They are not as universal as a set of jerk blocks, but certainly lighter and easier to store.

They are not super practical for me.  They are a very unique strength building product and owning a set would be bragging rights as much as anything.  They are rarely offered in the secondary market.

UPDATE: 6/24/2022 - I could not help myself and reached out to the seller.  I ended up offering $200 after finding out they were still available.  She is firm on price.  She was willing to come down to $300, but that would not help me much.  

UPDATE: 7/18/2022 - A set of 8 came up cross-posted on Facebook/Craigslist 2 days ago (Kerstin Meyer).  Being offered for $350 OBO.  I made an offer of $240, but do not expect a response.  Time will tell.  I got the similar response of $300 is as low as I can go, which is fair.

8 Block set direct from DC Blocks is $449 and a set of Ultimate DC Blocks is $529 with very little discount for large purchases.  $300 represents 66% of retail and is fair.  Considering that I was willing to go $240, I will probably make a $300 offer soon.

UPDATE:  8/2/2022 - I offered Megan $260 and she still passed.  I offered Kerstin $270 and we will see what happens.  This is a tough purchase as I do not often perform deficit lifts or lifts from the blocks and and it is a significant price point (anything over $100 is), but seeing them in Power Lift equipped gyms and the occasional home gym has me hooked.

UPDATE:  8/3/2022 - After hem hawing and making offers to both sellers and being countered, I found a set of (10) ultimate DC blocks (with handle cut outs) for $350.  These are the premiums which sell in sets of (6) for $399 and sets of (12) for $789.  Needless to say, I got a great deal at 50 cents on the dollar.

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