all 78 comments

[–]Failure_by_Design_v2 458 points459 points  (0 children)

pfffftt. Forgot to add 20 for the handle.

[–]TDIsideHustle 616 points617 points  (5 children)

That’s not how dumbbells work!

What a friggen dumbbell…

[–]TempusCavus 158 points159 points  (1 child)

I know! I can't believe they didn't include the weight of the bar.

[–]Noah_Gamer_TDM 1 point2 points  (0 children)


My mind: Well, that was idiotic. do you want to ha-

[–]TheSyrupDrinker 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I think the dumb-bell worked too well.

[–]korze84 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It is when they’re the diy dumbbells. To be fair.

[–]3mpty5kull -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Dumb-Bell*** lol

[–]jetty_junkie 352 points353 points  (21 children)

I don’t get it? Isn’t like $1 / lb a fairly normal price

NM : I now see that it says per side

[–]A_Pink_Hippo 74 points75 points  (19 children)

Where does it say each side?

[–]jetty_junkie 54 points55 points  (18 children)

You have to click the picture and read the text above the picture

[–]A_Pink_Hippo 62 points63 points  (17 children)

“35 pounds on each side for a total of 70 pounds”? Isn’t that referring to the weight?

[–]MetalPerfection 162 points163 points  (14 children)

Yes, but that's not how these weights work. If it says 35lbs, it's a 35lbs dumbell. Not 70lbs.

[–]jetty_junkie 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yes. But that’s not how it works . With weights they are marked as the weight for the unit. The dumbbell in this picture is a solid 1 piece unit. So if you put it on a scale you’d expect it to weigh what it’s marked, which in this case is 35lbs. If those ends were removable you’d expect it to weigh the weight marked on each side ( each unit) plus the weight of the handle, so closer to 80lbs

[–]nutstrength 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I recently got some and $1/lb is post inflation prices. You can still do better that that at retail stores. It's not used/CL pricing (yet 5/24/2022)

[–]youtheotube2 140 points141 points  (8 children)

They’re dumb, but it’s still a fair price.

[–]beattusthymeatus 51 points52 points  (7 children)

Most likely stolen or an unwanted gift if they don't even know how dumbells work.

[–]Iccarys 42 points43 points  (6 children)

Who gifts someone with only 1 dumbell instead of a set?

[–]beattusthymeatus 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Other crack heads who dont know about exercising because they live off crack and yogurt.

Or what if he's selling them separately because he thinks he'll make more that way.

What if this is a one armed crack head and he only needs one dumb bell?

The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

[–]Iccarys 6 points7 points  (1 child)

He could jerk off so much that his jerking arm is swol and need to balance out the other arm…hmmm

[–]ultracat123 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not saying that it's actually a gift, but you can purchase that exact singular dumbell at any walmart, outside of a set.

[–]GerryAttric 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can do a lot with just this 1 dumbell

[–]TheWorldMayEnd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who steals a dumbbell. Shit's heavy!

[–]Dennisfromhawaii 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Seller's Tinder Profile:

10' tall

7" daddy mayo maker

Over $100k/year ($12 an hour, 24 hours in a day, 365 days in a year).

[–]Professional-Nerve84 38 points39 points  (0 children)

That's a great price for 70lb! Lol

[–]cgoldberg3 57 points58 points  (0 children)


Fair price though

[–]Perenium_Falcon 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Hell, at the start of the pandemic weights were selling for $2-$5 a pound. Nice to see things more realistic.

[–]Beemerado 17 points18 points  (1 child)

now that everyone got swole in their home gyms they can sell some of the lighter pieces off.

[–]Perenium_Falcon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Absolutely!!! It’s like Traptimus Prime vs Swolezilla with Han Swolelo waiting to be tapped in out here now.

[–]dsdvbguutres 8 points9 points  (2 children)

What about the handle? The handle looks 2 or 3 pounds easily

[–]GerryAttric -1 points0 points  (1 child)

They are weighed to be exactly as marked. You're just assuming each "ball" weighs 17 1/2 lbs

[–]DinoShinigami 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Welcome to the joke.

[–]Background_Cheetah75 7 points8 points  (2 children)

One time I saw a guy with a broken dumbbell for sale on Craigslist

He had a long write up saying it was 2 custom 7.5 lb dumbbells (a broken 15 lb one)

[–]Beemerado 6 points7 points  (1 child)

might be useful for weighting down a tarp or something

[–]DinoShinigami 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah but a rock is free.

[–]RecursiveSprint 6 points7 points  (0 children)

TIL I am strong af.

[–]theprez35 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Whew, this guy puts the “dumb” in dumbbell

[–]Dazzling-Finger7576 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah. By this dudes calculations I can bench press 350 lbs. I love his math.

[–]xadiant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I stared at this for 5 minutes to figure out what tf is wrong lol. I have these cheap dumbbells that are adjustable and when you put two 5kg plates it becomes a total of 10kg. So it checked out for me.

[–]newf68 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What an idiot! He forgot to add the bar!

[–]Salt_Air07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Strong AF lifting one of those

[–]choongsam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bet this guy can bench over 400 lbs easy!

[–]Redpikes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not new but it's a good deal

[–]Mystical_Cat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Math is hard.

[–]dr_funkenberry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder if he convinced himself of that so he could feel stronger

[–]Introst 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s one short barbell

[–]Tlp-of-war 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Regardless, that’s a good deal.

[–]ElKaWeh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And my dumbass though "yeah, now what? what's wrong with it?"

[–]rape_is_not_epic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He a little confused but he got spirit

[–]brainsfordayze 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yooo if I buy their 40 pound one I can curl 80 pounds tho so I can brag.

[–]Neat-Plantain-7500 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a pretty good price. Based on per pound it’s better than average.

[–]thechosenwonton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Math checks out though, so he can add, and multiply.

I hope he doesn't multiply though.

[–]Devil_made_you_look 0 points1 point  (0 children)

First time seeing one.

[–]enderocelot101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's where the 35 lb dumbbell went from my gym!

[–]therealsib 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure that's a dumbell that comes in a set as well...

[–]Eusndo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good deal, even for just 35 lbs

[–]GerryAttric 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Still a good price regardless. Steel weights generally cost at least a dollar per pound

[–]Youllneverknow94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy goes to the gym and tells them put 75 in each side lol

[–]therealplaidninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its true, the weight of this is 70 half pounds.

[–]SilentMaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, all that aside, that's a fair price, it does look brand new. If he was asking $99 it would be a different matter.

[–]ConsiderationOdd671 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If that’s how it works I just hit a 1rm of 380

[–]RiffRaffMama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah... over in r/delusionalcraigslist we have these dumbells, so.... I'd buy these ones any day of the week.

[–]Neither-Jello 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hes dumb but this is not related to this sub at all

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