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Old 02-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Good buy?

Would this be a good deal? I'd have to drive 150+- miles to get it but, I feel that it would be worth it. I can add some j-hooks for 40+- and have a solid squat rack. Opinions?

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Re: Good buy?

assuming that everything is in good shape (pics can be deceiving), i think it's a good price. i'd also want to invest in replacing the spotter bars; thats one of my main reasons for benching/squatting in the rack (i lift alone - no spotter).
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Re: Good buy?

Michael,

I appreciate it. I'm going to see about making a squat stand out of wood. I read the post with one that looks really good. I'm not sure if the cost will be worth it but, I'm going to go price the wood tonight. Hopefully, if not, I might be making a trip to Louisiana,

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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Re: Good buy?

It looks like a good deal.

The only thing that I would question is the spacing of the upper holes in the rack. They look like they are pretty far apart and this might make it difficult with bar position.

You would have to take travel time, gas prices and everything into account, it might be more economical to just purchase one and have it delivered.


Again photos could be deceiving.
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Re: Good buy?

Warren,

I'll see about getting a few pictures.

Thanks for your time,

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:13 PM   #6
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Re: Good buy?

Downsides: Large footprint, 150 miles, missing hardware.
Upsides: you found one for $115.
Unknowns: "bolt together" typically is not "commercial quality", thickness of the steel.

Personally, I would keep looking.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:24 PM   #7
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Re: Good buy?

I was thinking that was a good deal, but for 150 bucks, not to mention the gas and time, you can get some pretty good squat stands instead.
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Re: Good buy?

Thanks all. It's been deleted so I assume someone else bought it.

I appreciate the replies.

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #9
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Re: Good buy?

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Downsides: Large footprint, 150 miles, missing hardware.
Upsides: you found one for $115.
Unknowns: "bolt together" typically is not "commercial quality", thickness of the steel.

Personally, I would keep looking.
Just a question, but if a rack isn't "bolt together" how can you get it into a house? Most doorways are 36" max and most racks are 48". A solid one-piece power rack just doesn't seem practical for home use.
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Re: Good buy?

I figure most people, myself included, would have it in the garage. At least that's where I planned to put it. I guess if I wanted it in the house, it'd have to be in the living room. It's the only part of the house with access to double doors.

For some reason, I don't think my wife would like that to much.

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