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    dkaler is offline Senior Member
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    Default Selling my hex dumbbells - need advice on asking price

    I've decided to sell my set of hex DBs and use the money to buy a couple more KBs from dragondoor. I really want to start doing some of the drills that require two KBs. I still use the hexes occassionally, but I've got a set of adjustable DBs that I can use instead, so I've decided to get rid of the hexes. The set goes from 20 lbs. up to 70 lbs (2 of each weight of course) in 5 pound increments, missing only the 65 pounders. I've also got a rack for them. I'm keeping the 15 pounders to do HSPUs with.

    I was thinking of just advertising in the local paper & asking a price of so many cents per pound. What would you guys suggest as an asking price? If you were interested in buying a set, what do you think you'd be willing to pay ? I'd like to get rid of the set as a unit, along with the rack, rather than piecemeal, so I'm not sure if price per pound is the way to go, or just one set price for the entire thing. They're in good shape, except that one head on one of the 60s is a little loose.


    All suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks to everyone in advance.

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    Scott Shetler is offline Senior Member
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    Default not trying to tell you what to do, but..

    it sounds like you have a nice set of DB's. I would think twice about selling them if I were you. DB's are great and have a ton of uses. This is just my opinion, as I don't train with kettlebells only. I would just hate to see you get rid of a whole set of DB's only to regret it later. For hexes the best prices I have found lately are about $0.40-$0.44 per pound. If it were me, I would just save up the $$$ for the DD kettlebells and hang onto the DB's. I know you said you have the adjustables, I have both as well, and I would rather have a good set of DB's rather than the adjustables. Just my opinion. If you do opt to sell, good luck and if they are in really good shape for the most part, I would sell them for around $0.40 a pound or so.

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    Default Basically just trying to downsize ...

    and be cheap, er, I mean frugal, at the same time. I could really use the extra space in the garage. But I know what you mean. They've been really nice to have. The adjustables are actually power blocks, so they take up very little space, and they're really fast & easy to adjust, although they only go up to 50 lbs. I'm selling my old pickup truck too, so I thought I'd get rid of the DBs first & I could offer delivery to within a limited area. $.40 per pound sounds good. I bought them over an extended period and payed different prices for them. I have no idea what the going rate is for new ones as far as price per pound. Appreciate the advice.

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    Default I agree with Scott.

    A while back my wife bought a full set of DBs which she does not use that often. I have been tempted to sell them to buy more KBs. However, I have recently found that the DBs offer a nice change of pace from barbells and KBs. I've found that I really like using DBs for long cycle C&Js. The ligher ones are great for running upstairs. I've even taken the light ones and power walked on the treadmill.

    Also, because you are missing a pair, and the one DB has a loose head, this will reduce the price that someone is willing to pay. Not trying to bad-mouth your equipment -- that's just the reality.

    If you still don't want them, another option is Play it Again Sports. I don't know if you have then in your area. This would be an option of last resort because they DO NOT pay much for used stuff, but if you can't sell them, or want to keep some of the heavier DBs, they will take mismatched sets.

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    Default Good points

    I have to admit they are handy to have around, which is probably why the power blocks sit around collecting dust most of the time - it's nice just to be able to grab a pair off the rack. I've been using them to do all of the double KB lifts - front squats, C&Js with two dumbbells etc. I tried front squats with two different weight KBs - definitely a different feeling/emphasis than the DBs, but the unequal weights felt a little awkward. I've used the lighter ones on the treadmill too, and it's nice to set a pair on the floor and do HSPUs, which is why I wanted to hold onto at least one pair.

    I bought my treadmill at Play it Again Sports - traded in an old stepper. And you're right - they didn't give me much for it.

    Maybe I'll give it some more thought. I've been vacillating over it for months anyway. I'd envisioned a roomier garage with a nice compact set of KBs with the power blocks, my power rack & plate stand, pavelizer etc. all arranged neatly & still leaving space for the lawn mower.

    BTW - Your wife may not like it much if you sell her DBs, unless you can get her motivated to work out with KBs instead !

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    Default Good points

    I have to admit they are handy to have around, which is probably why the power blocks sit around collecting dust most of the time - it's nice just to be able to grab a pair off the rack. I've been using them to do all of the double KB lifts - front squats, C&Js with two dumbbells etc. I tried front squats with two different weight KBs - definitely a different feeling/emphasis than the DBs, but the unequal weights felt a little awkward. I've used the lighter ones on the treadmill too, and it's nice to set a pair on the floor and do HSPUs, which is why I wanted to hold onto at least one pair.

    I bought my treadmill at Play it Again Sports - traded in an old stepper. And you're right - they didn't give me much for it.

    Maybe I'll give it some more thought. I've been vacillating over it for months anyway. I'd envisioned a roomier garage with a nice compact set of KBs with the power blocks, my power rack & plate stand, pavelizer etc. all arranged neatly & still leaving space for the lawn mower.

    BTW - Your wife may not like it much if you sell her DBs, unless you can get her motivated to work out with KBs instead !

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    Default Good points

    My wife is not interested in KBs, but my daughter is! I bought her a 4 kg (she's 5) to play with; that is the cutest KB I've ever seen.

    As Curt mentioned, you would be better off selling the Powerblocks. Those are "trendy" and something people want -- at least that's my guess. Hex DBs, OTOH, are "ugly" and no one wants them except hardcore guys like us. :-) Try your newspaper first, then try e-bay. Even though the shipping cost will put a lot of people off, you'll probably get a better price than at Play it Again.

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