HiTechPlates have been around for a while and per the website Mark Rippetoe was among their first customers. Retail through American Barbell is now $176/pair. Shipping would be another $20. These are PowerMax branded and obviously much older. At any rate $2/lb for weights is not ridiculous if I want to sell them down the road. Purchased 3/9/2023.
The seller, Amber Hale, also listed a Rage Fitness sled, which is nothing too special. Retail from Amazon is $70. If she has the straps for it, I might try to make a deal at $100 for everything. Otherwise, I would be hesitant to buy the sled by itself. Straps on Amazon are going for $30 and a waist belt would be another $15. I would be better off just buying new. Purchased 3/9/2023. He had straps and some clips, but the weight holder was not bolted down. Still worth the $20.
Next, on a vintage note, Rob Ert had some York 2.5's for $10. I tried to get both pairs, but will probably only manage one. Unfortunately, shipping will cost as much as the plates, but still a good deal for me as I have not been able to find these locally.
Finally, Jesse Rome has the Kettlebells I have been looking for. He has 35, 53, 62, 70 and 80 at $1/pound. I am interested in at least the 53 and probably the 70 also. He has a mix of Rogue Fitness and Rep Fitness equipment that is well worth $1/lb to me. The 70 and 80 look like Rogue Powder Coat which retail for $120 and $125 (tax and shipping would be another $140). The Rep 35 and 53 are now $70 and $100 retail (free shipping). The Onnit 62 runs $100 plus shipping. We will see what he as available if he replies. When I arrived, he still had the 35-53-53-70-80# kettlebells. I opted to take a 35 & 53 for $90. I was tempted by the Rogue 70#, but ultimately passed. I am not strong enough to benefit from it. Interestingly, the new kettlebells do not quite match my old Rep Fitness Kettlebell. They have more of a matt finish and a larger diameter handle. The 35 will still pair up nicely for 2 kettlebell movements. I am still keeping an eye out for 10kg (22#) to 12kg (24#) to use with my E-Maxx.
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