I was given a bench-set and weights a while back, which included about 150lbs worth of weights. This quantity has proven insufficient (obviously because I'm so buff, nothing to do with the fact that I'm just tired of cycling the weights around the different 'stations').
Great was my surprise at the cost of new weight plates. If you are not familiar with the pricing method, you too may be surprised to learn that it is charged by.. well.. weight. At a rate of about $1-$1.50 per pound, regardless of weight denomination.
While analyzing why this shocked me, I realized that weights don't exactly wear out. Everyone has old sets in their basement, and so often they cycle around 2nd, 3rd, and 14th hand (hence my acquisition). This led me to look towards second hand sources.
Moments ago I got off the phone with my local Play It Again Sports store rep. They do indeed have the weight plates in stock...and their cost? $1/pound.
So, am I destined to spend $100 for the 100lbs I'd like to purchase? Interestingly, 10,000 pennies weighs about 50lbs, so I guess the cost is still worth it in that regard.
Where might I find what I'm after at a more reasonable cost (say, $50 per 100lbs max)?
EDIT: my location is Toronto. ... a/s/l?