Cheapest place to get hex dumbells (finishing up my gym)

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  1. Mammoth

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    I'm finishing up my basement gym. I've been piecing it together for a couple years now. All I need is a good set of hex dumbells (pairs of 20's up to 65's). I've got a nice adjustable Olympic incline/decline/flat bench. I've got a nice cable system (using Olympic weights) for lat pull-downs, seated rows, tricep push-downs, & stuff like that. I've got a preacher curl attachment for the bench. I've got 450 lbs of Olympic weights. As well as an Elliptical Exerciser and a recumbent bike for cardio. The only things I'm missing is a nice squatting rack and a good set of dumbells. Right now all I've got are spin locks...which I hate. I'd love to get a good set of hex dumbells but I don't want to break the bank. Can you guys help me out? Thanks.
     
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    I'm not sure exactly where the best deal is, but whatever you do, don't buy pairs in increments of 5. Buy in pairs in increments of 10, and buy one pair of platemates (2.5 each) to fill in the 5 pound gaps. http://www.theplatemate.com/products.htm
     
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    actually, you would need 2 pairs, one for each dumbbell.
     
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    Nice idea. Never heard of those. Thanks. That's a HUGE savings. :bigthumb:
     
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    you are best off looking locally - the shipping on any kind of weight will sometimes be more expensive then the actual product. check craigslist - there are usually a ton of people looking to ditch shit on there.

    NYBB is having free shipping on this rack right now:
    http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/92563.html
     
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    You were right about Craiglist. I just bought a complete set of hex dumbbells (pairs of 20 lbs thru 60 lbs) for $200, INCLUDING the rack. :bigthumb:

    He claims they're less than 3 years old, and barely used.

    Here's a picture of it.

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    He originally said $325. I countered with $200 cash. He came back and said if I'd pick them up this week, he'd accept my offer of $200 for everything.

    Thanks for the idea dude.
     
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    :h5:

    just keep in mind, if this is a set going up by 5's - a small car might not be able to handle the load, its like 720lbs + the rack.

    one of my training partners goes to gym auctions all the time and laughs when people buy a weight set and forget how much everything weighs in total.
     
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    LoL - thanks for the tip. I've got an SUV....a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I'm pretty sure it can handle the load. But thanks for the tip anyways. I can see how someone might not think about that. :bigthumb:
     
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    Nice deal man.
     
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