Monday, September 18, 2023

Goodbye Heavy York Roundheads

I have been struggling with my increasingly unused and incomplete roundhead collection.  I haven been purchasing pairs as I could find them locally and via Facebook swap group and then took in a big haul of 1050 pounds for $1200 about a year ago.  I needed a 45, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 to finish the set.  But then...

I sold the 100's for $800 a few months ago.

I decided to list the 80, 85 and 95 for $2/pound on Facebook Marketplace and got a lot of interest.  I eventually sold 680 pounds for $1360 (Friday morning).  My return on the 1050 pounds I bought was complete, with some money made in the process.

The buyer was planning to blob them.  Keeping a set for himself and flipping the other half in the secondary marketplace. I was actually surprised when I saw them for sale Monday morning for $1000 (about $3/lb) for the 10 blobs weighing about 340 pounds and then marked pending within hours.  I feel like I missed out on an opportunity, but am happy that the seller was happy.

For his end, he probably took them to a machine shop, spent maybe $100 and had a near full set for himself for less than $500.

Interestingly, the last time I sold a spare 40 pound roundhead, the buyer was a climber who intended to blob it.

In all likelihood, my 60 and 75 pound roundheads will go that way as well.  (UPDATE 9/22/2023 - Sold 60 and 75 pound dumbbells for $270)

Now, would like to finish a 1-50 set when I find a pair of 45s, but I am not in any hurry.

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