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Where can you find used Rogue Fitness gym equipment?
Rogue Fitness makes some of the industry’s best gym equipment.
Their innovative designs and high-quality manufacturing give you equipment that will last for decades.
And a lot of it is made right here in the USA.
But, that also means it carries a premium price.
And it doesn’t go on sale very often. Black Friday/Cyber Monday is their only big sale of the year.
So, the best way to get Rogue gear at a discount is to look for used Rogue equipment.
But where can you do that?
We have a few options for you, that we’ll discuss in depth here.
Used Rogue Equipment on Facebook
There are several groups on Facebook related to buying and selling pre-owned gym gear.
Search for the “Functional Fitness Garage Sale” on the Facebook Marketplace.
It’s not all Rogue gear – but you’ll tend to see quite a bit for sale.
You can also join the “Rogue Recycler” group (this isn’t part of Facebook Marketplace – it’s a group you have to join.)
Once you join the group, you’ll see a steady stream of Rogue items for sale. There are over 13,000 members participating in this group.
Just be cautious in dealing with individuals – you can be scammed just like any online marketplace.
Used Rogue Equipment on Reddit
Reddit has some great discussions – and home gym/garage gym is no exception.
Check the r/homegym subreddit to look for equipment to buy – but be aware this subreddit is mostly about discussing ideas and showing off – not for buy/sell.
There is a very active and passionate CrossFit audience in r/crossfit.
Like r/homegym, this isn’t really meant for buy/sell -but they have a “Marketplace Monday” post where you can see what’s available.
Used Rogue Equipment at Play It Again Sports
Check your local “Play It Again Sports” store.
To be honest – the chance of find anything Rogue brand is minimal.
(But you may find something “good enough”.)
Personally – I’ve onl seen something Rogue brand in my local store ONCE. Hopefully you have better luck.
Used Rogue Equipment on Craigslist
Craigslist is a nation-wide web site that offers many thing for sale.
There is a sporting goods and fitness gear section – but it tends to have a LOT of junk in it.
But with a local city focus – it makes it much easier to find someone selling used gym gear NEAR you – so you can avoid shipping.
Premium equipment like Rogue will not last long on such a site – and you are going to have to wade through a lot of junk to find it.
You can setup some email alerts – and be ready to pounce before anyone else does.
Does Rogue Fitness have a CrossFit Games Equipment Sale?
Rogue is the official equipment supplier for the annual CrossFit Games. For the CrossFit Games 2018 Rogue was selling used games gear at their booth onsite in Madison, Wisconsin.
They normally sell used CrossFit Games equipment on the website at the conclusion of the event.
To look for used games gear check “Deals” section of the website: Concept2 Rowers, Concept2 BikeErgs, Barbells, Competition Bumper Plates, Concept2 SkiErgs, and more.
Used CrossFit Games gear is a great way to pick up high quality equipment at a bargain price.
But, the discounts are “mild” – because the equipment is used very little during the event.
You are still going to have to pay shipping as well.
Rogue Boneyard Bars – Seconds Quality But New Barbells
Here’s another option: Boneyard Bars.
Boneyard bars are seconds quality Olympic barbells manufactured by Rogue Fitness that have simple cosmetic issues.
Ok, so these aren’t “used” or “pre-owned” gym equipment, but they give you great quality equipment at a sizable discount.
Consequently, these bars are brand new, made in the USA, function just fine, but are available at a steep discount.
How steep? I personally got a stainless steel/cerakote bearing weightlifting bar for $270 off the regular price!
Before you search on craigslist, reddit, or fb marketplace for months at a time for the right thing – why not get a great bar brand new right from the source?
Sure, a used barbell for sale may be a good way to save money – but they also hold their resale value well – so buying new from the boneyard might be the best alternative.
Boneyard bars provide no warranty – but they are guaranteed to be in functional shape when they arrive.
What Is The Rogue Garage Sale?
Some years, Rogue holds a “garage sale”.
It’s exactly what you’d think it is – they clean out the warehouse of all the items they can’t ship as new – or don’t want to ship as new.
It’s a scratch and dent sale and may have other opened items available at a discount – but with local pickup only (the items aren’t even listed online.)
We don’t know when Rogue will hold the Garage Sale for 2020. But, if we had to guess – we’d say July 2020. It will be the 11th annual Rogue Garage Sale.
The annual Rogue Garage Sale doesn’t happen on a regularly scheduled basis. This sale happens on a variable basis – for 2018 and 2017 it occurred mid-July, but for 2016 it happened in April.
The 10th annual Rogue Garage Sale for 2018 happened as described below.
When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 AM
Where: 545 E. 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH
What: Rogue equipment including Barbells, Plates, Rogue Echo Bikes, C2 Rowers, Assault bikes, Medicine Balls, Kettlebells, Boxes, Benches, Dumbbells, Racks & more!
What is the Rogue Garage Sale? It’s a very limited time onsite event (they do not ship these items, nor are they listed online) where they clear out all sorts of stuff from the warehouse.
In years past they’ve offered: Rogue equipment including barbells, plates, medicine balls, kettlebells, boxes, benches, dumbbells, racks & more. Rogue furniture including desks, office chairs, conference tables, bookshelves, picnic tables, shop tables, workstations, & more. They even sold refrigerators and microwaves!
Where is the Rogue Garage Sale? For 2018 it occurs at the 545 E. 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH address.
What forms of payment are accepted at the Rogue Garage Sale? In 2017, cash and credit cards were accepted.
How long is the Rogue Garage Sale? It’s a 2 hour event, normally running 9am- 11am.
Lastly, understand this is a limited time event. It ran from 9am – 11am in 2017, and because it’s a clearing of unwanted equipment – it is first come, first serve, and very limited quantities.
And rest assured – it all sells out.
Live too far from Columbus to make it to the garage sale? You can always check out closeout items at Rogue. This includes items they are no longer going to carry, and you can also find used games gear. And best of all, unlike the garage sale, these items are available to ship.
Why Rogue Fitness?
We recommend a lot of Rogue Fitness products.
Because Rogue is the coolest name in CrossFit – they supply the equipment used in the CrossFit Games and their stylish, high performance gear is revered for both its form and function. And a lot of it is made in the USA. Rogue brand equipment will be recognized immediately by anyone familiar with CrossFit – and it’s a premium product that makes a great gift.
Where To Buy Used Rogue Fitness Gym Equipment – In Summary
Finding used Rogue Fitness gear can be tough, but not impossible.
There’s a few places you should keep an eye on – and be prepared to act FAST!
Used Rogue equipment NEVER lasts long at cheap prices.
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Tim is the founder of FitAtMidlife.com – an avid gym rat for 30+ years, he’s a reviewer of many, many shoes – and founder of the Speed Bag Gathering – the world’s only gathering of speed bag punching enthusiasts. See more gym reviews at Tim’s YouTube channel.