Do you ever buy used gym equipment for your home?

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Do you ever buy used gym equipment for your home?
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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 3:11pm

My gym often sells it's old stuff when they are updating with new. Would you buy used gym equipment from your gym?

Karla
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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 3:13pm

I just bought a step from my gym when it was closing. They were selling other equipment but I'm not sure how well maintained they are and gym equipment gets a LOT of wear. I wouldn't buy anything mechanical/electrical. I'd probably buy weights type things, kettlebells.






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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 3:16pm
lol Jean, my gym is selling steps and that is exactly what I was thinking of getting. They often sell their treadmills and elipticals as well but we aren't so sure we want something that used either.

Karla
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Thu, 02-17-2011 - 5:32pm
I would probably not buy anything with moving parts. I would think you'd be fine with dumbbells, steps, or anything you can physically examine and determine it's in good shape.
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 7:34am

I had my friend's step for about 5 years and thought it was about time I returned it!






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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 8:10am
It's the teal with risers. They are selling them with one step and 4 risers for 10.00. I'm thinking of getting a couple.

Karla
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 8:19am

That's a great deal.






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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 8:21am
Oh nice-that's not bad. I heading over later today to get some and I hope they do have a couple sets of risers left that I can get.

Karla
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 10:34pm

Good for you.