Buying Weights - Anywhere?

Is there anywhere that has reasonably priced weights in stock? Ideally barbell weights, but I'm considering all alternatives now… All I can find are scalpers on eBay!

None of the usual retail have any (rebel, Kmart etc), and online sellers like gym direct are in backorder for months.

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    I had seen a few on gumtree and market place go cheap enough but they aren't lasting lot. I was lucky that my gym lent their equipment out to memebers. I drove past Aussie Fitness on Tuesday and they closed the store and website and were doing nothing but packing lots of orders up and putting them in the vans and trucks. We back onto national park and if you get super desperate you can do what I witnessed two young guys do yesterday and grab logs to use as weights.

  • +4 votes

    If you are really desperate get some rebar and concrete from Bunnings - DIY!

  • +2 votes

    plastic containers full of dirt

  • +2 votes

    Duffle bags or backpacks with old textbooks work too.

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    Milk bottles. 3L milk bottle filled with water will be approx 3KG. Put a couple on each end of a broom, through the handle.

    Or fill a backpack with as many heavy things as you can (books are great) and do weight bearing exercises with it on.

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    Use own body weight.

    For pull/chin ups, get sth like this which doesn't seem to be in demand. https://www.bigw.com.au/product/circuit-multi-chin-up-home-d...

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      My thoughts exactly -

      If I didn't have a set of weights in the garage I'd be doing one of this guy's workouts because you only need minimal equipment and the chance of injury is low.

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    bags of rice from your stock piling.

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    Try some local op shops?

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    I purchased a home gym kit with reistance bands (110lbs combined) and handles on Amazon for $30. Sold out at the moment, but there are other sellers on Amazon and also on ebay.

    I was quite surprised how many exercises I was able to do with them. Been using them for a week. Way better than spending money on dumb bells while the gyms are closed imo.

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      Yeah that looks great for the interim - don't love working out at home, but will be necessary - had a look at the other sets, and they seem to be of a lot lower quality. Wonder if they will restock…

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    2nd hand seems like a good bet, I always see great steals there on gumtree and marketplace

    • +6 votes

      Screw bulking, it's all about the maintenance until this blows over :D

    • +6 votes

      A general hint: Exercise in any form (and it varies from one person to an other) helps with managing stress, cardiovascular as well as mental health, better immune system, etc. Atleast those are the things that have worked for me.

      I quit the gym 2 weeks to ago to avoid any potential spread of the virus, but still wake up at 4am to stick to my schedule at home to workout with resistance bands and go for a run at 5.30am for 30 minutes. And no, I dont want to bulk, but would rather stay fit and healthy before I start going crazy stuck inside the house.

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    Definitely Kogan. You can get a dumbbell set massively inflated from < $200 to a cool $999!

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      Wait until I tell the wife that 180kg of bumper plates I bought at the beginning of last year was actually an investment.

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    Price for anything gym related has gone through the roof. a functional trainer that was $1995 is now $2495…

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    I've managed to grab some here. I know it's a bit expensive but people have upped their prices on marketplace and gumtree. I prefer these

    Only vinyl dumbbells left.

    https://www.australianbarbellco.com/

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    The price hiking by people on gumtree is disgusting also. People are taking the piss now. Sets of dumbells for well over 300

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    If you want something new and for a reasonable price you came late. If anything is still in stock the price went through the roof.

    Your only option is 2nd hand since most of the new items on eBay/gumtree are extremely expensive.

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      everyone on scumtree is trying to make a quick buck selling their old shitty used weights for thousands. idiots

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    Here’s one you all probably didn’t expect. I have been searching for sometime! Besides the overpriced adjustable weights, this is the best site I found for them. And what an odd spot :P. Their adjustables aren’t actually a terrible price either!

    https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/filter/fitness-equipment...

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      Just tried to buy the dumbbells, says they're available on the page however the first available date for delivery is mid July…

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    The price of any of this stuff is ridiculous now, especially on Amazon etc. Wahoo Kickr's and Tacx trainers are all out of stock too for a month at least.

    Wishing I kept the Aldi dumbell set now, which was $20 a set. Got someone to go get one and a set ended up being one side so I said don't worry about it.. Was a great good price regardless looking back!

    Mind you haven't bothered doing any push ups yet, can still go for rides/walks outside at the moment.

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    Anyone know of any other sites?

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