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Old 01-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #11
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Re: Review of Get Rx'd Equipment

What kind of warranty on bars from bending, and bumpers from splitting?

Plus slam ball warranty?

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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Can you describe the difference between your industrial plates and your light-industrial plates?
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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where do you ship out of?
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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They are out of Texas.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:50 PM   #15
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Can you describe the difference between your industrial plates and your light-industrial plates?
Yes I am interested in this as well.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #16
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What kind of warranty on bars from bending, and bumpers from splitting?

Plus slam ball warranty?

Thank ya
Bars = 1 year
Slam Balls = 1 year
Bumpers: 25, 35, 45 = 1 year. 10/15 = 90 days

We're using industry standard warranty. Not enough testing so far to extend the warranty beyond industry standard as of now. If you do want longer though, we can nail down an extended warranty plan. I can say that in this past half year, none of our bars have bent, none of our slam balls have broken from normal usage, and none of our bumpers have split... so far. But with bumpers, it's not IF they're going to break, it's WHEN.

6 months and tens of thousands of pounds of bumpers and none split is pretty good though I'd say.

We've sold at least 1000 slam balls. Out of these, we did have 2 that were manufacture defects. The balls were broken in the box before they made it to the customer. We replaced the 2 immediately. NONE have broken from being slammed (again, so far in the past 6 months). Fingers Crossed.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #17
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Can you describe the difference between your industrial plates and your light-industrial plates?
Industrial plates use a harder rubber, the insert fits more snug to the bar, made with more accuracy (less deviation in sizing of insert), and also undergoes a multiple step process when melted to the rubber so that it holds better.

We use a harder rubber so that the plates have less waffle when a bar is dropped on them. That is a common reason why many of them break... when they fold, it's putting a lot of pressure on the area around the insert. The harder rubber REALLY becomes an advantage when you're talking about thinner plates: 10s and 15s. On the thicker bumpers, they're not going to waffle anyway, but you still get inserts that fit more snug and the multiple step process to hold to the rubber better.

If I were buying myself and trying to get best value, I'd get 10s and 15s in industrial and 25, 35, 45 in light-industrial.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #18
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How do you get your stuff to be so inexpensive? I'll definitely be looking to you for some 45s. Hopefully in the near future.
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How do you get your stuff to be so inexpensive? I'll definitely be looking to you for some 45s. Hopefully in the near future.
Hey Matt,

We get asked this all the time. Best way to explain it is because you're purchasing directly from the source as we're a manufacture/wholesale company, NOT a retailer/reseller.

In our position, since Get Rx'd is a manufacture/wholesaler, there is only 1 level to the supply chain and there is no "retail-markup" applied.

There are a few other factors as well, but I would say this is the main reason behind it.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:03 PM   #20
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Re: Review of Get Rx'd Equipment

I'm going to elaborate on the above statement:

Hey Matt,

We get asked this all the time. Best way to explain it is because you're purchasing directly from the source as we're a manufacture/wholesale company, NOT a retailer/reseller.

For example, let's look at a retailer that sells AAA Kettlebells to gym owners.

This retailer works with Company-AAA who owns the AAA Kettlebells brand.

The retailer is purchasing AAA Kettlebells through Company-AAA at a wholesale cost. Then, reselling the kettlebell to gym owners at a retail price.

In this scenario, Compahy-AAA is the wholesaler and the company you purchased the AAA Kettlebell through is the retailer/reseller.

Company-AAA will sell the kettlebell at a wholesale price to the retailer, then the retailer needs to add a "retail-markup" to make some profit when they sell it to gym owners. 2 companies make a profit in this scenario.

In our position, since Get Rx'd is a manufacture/wholesaler, there is only 1 level to the supply chain and there is no "retail-markup" applied. Only 1 company makes a profit.

There are a few other factors as well, but I would say this is the main reason behind it.
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