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Old 09-25-2004, 08:33 AM   #1
Matt Gagliardi
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I was not quite sure where to put this...

Do we ever do/have we ever done a "group buy" here at CF? I did a search and was unable to find anything related to it. Some of the other boards I frequent (most notably motorcycle forums) will often get a group of members together that are all wanting to buy the same thing (i.e. some kind of helmet, a certain exhaust system, etc.) and negotiate with the manufacturer to obtain a lower price than an individual could get due to the semi-bulk order.

I'm starting to look longingly at some of the pricer items (T.A.P.S. System, etc.) and would love to see if we could put together a group buy and get a better price. Anyone interested in that kind of thing?
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Old 09-25-2004, 12:09 PM   #2
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Great idea, 20 lb Med ball anyone?
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Old 09-25-2004, 01:16 PM   #3
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If I might make a further suggestion...

Perhaps the mods could assist us with this. I'm thinking something along the line of a sub-forum dedicated to the attempt to put together group buys. That way we can start an individual thread...titled appropriately for each item...that people can post/respond in. In doing so, we can easily see if we've got good numbers and proceed with designating someone in that group to contact a manufacturer and try to make arrangements for a reduced price.

And yes Larry, I'd second your interest in a med-ball group buy. I'm pretty much starting from scratch on a home gym...so there'll be a lot of items I'd be willing to get in on. A med-ball is definitely one of them.

Mods/Coach...is there a preferred med-ball in the Crossfit world?
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Old 09-25-2004, 01:44 PM   #4
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The 20-pounder from Dynamax is, without a doubt, the de facto standard for CF:

http://www.medicineballs.com/

Regarding creating a separate topic, let us do some thinking on the matter. It may be that just using the Equipment topic is the way to go. You could make the subject of each thread start the same way, such as "Group Buy: XXXX". For example, for medicine balls, the subject of the thread would be "Group Buy: Medicine Balls"; for plyo boxes, it would be "Group Buy: Plyo Boxes"; etc.

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Old 09-25-2004, 03:31 PM   #5
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Mike, that's a great idea. I'll go and establish the thread.
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