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Nick Sisson 04-08-2013 07:05 AM

CL price for steel plates
 
I've been looking get some steel weights and found a 350# set for $.70 a pound ($250) and a 445# set for $.60 a pound ($290). How do these prices stack up to what other people have been able to score?

Snir Golan 04-08-2013 07:19 AM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
i am also looking for a few steel plates (i need 4 45lbs plates or maybe even 2 100lbs plates). right now the average i see is around 0.50 per lbs

Jeremy Galo 04-08-2013 09:58 AM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
AZ's Craigslist is awesome. Fair market price in AZ tends to fall between $0.40-$0.50 a pound. If you're patient enough you'll see it for $0.10-$0.30 a pound.

Snir Golan 04-08-2013 10:19 AM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
i actually found a few good sites that helps you find local yard sales including a brief description of what they have so i might take some time this weekend and go check them out.

Michael Burke 04-09-2013 10:44 AM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
I wouldn't go over 50 cents per pound unless they were something special like revolvers, troy interlocking...etc. if you're just talking about regular plates like CAPS or weiders never go over 50 cents IMO.

Michael Loucas 04-09-2013 11:04 AM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
[QUOTE=Michael Burke;1156899]I wouldn't go over 50 cents per pound unless they were something special like revolvers, troy interlocking...etc. if you're just talking about regular plates like CAPS or weiders never go over 50 cents IMO.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, this.

John Chan 04-09-2013 11:23 AM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
$0.50/lb

Nick Sisson 04-09-2013 01:39 PM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
does a 445lb set of standard olympic plates for $290 sound like too much? roughly $.65/pound

Andy Kauth 04-09-2013 01:49 PM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
[QUOTE=Jeremy Galo;1156516]If you're patient enough you'll see it for $0.10-$0.30 a pound.[/QUOTE]

Agreed. Patience is the key. If you can't wait, don't pay more than $.50; if you can, then do. I scored some old Billard plates for cheap, and after selling the barbells that came with the weights, ended up having paid about $.15/pound.

Michael Loucas 04-10-2013 10:47 AM

Re: CL price for steel plates
 
Another tip, if you have a big enough vehicle.

I've found entire weight sets along with a bench, and bars. After selling all the crap I don't need (bench press, extra crappy bars etc) and just kept the plates, I'd end up making a profit.


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