I finally found a good deal on a used rower!

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I finally found a good deal on a used rower!

Post by lancecampeau » May 6th, 2018, 10:41 pm

After many months of searching, I finally snagged a good deal on a used Model D. Here in Montreal, a new unit presently sells for about $1250 CAD + tax ($1437). That's a pretty good chunk of change so I've been looking on the second hand sites since last summer for a deal on a used one. They don't pop up too often.

Model C's go for about $800 and Model D's usually sell for about $1050 and occasionally dip down to under $900. However, when Model D's are priced under $900 they will typically sell in about 15 to 30 mins so you have to be fast. Well, my luck changed last week. I searched outside my local area to see if they were any listings and I caught a fresh ad for lightly used Model D priced at $650 !!! They only catch was that I had to drive about 430 km / 267 miles round trip to get it. I was the first to respond to the ad and got the call back.

The unit is in showroom condition with only about 60,000m on it... really clean and smooth.
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Its got the PM3 which is fine for now... but with the money I saved, It will be getting a FULL splurge upgrade soon (PM5, gel seat, rubber under-matt, wireless HR monitor, chain lube). I'm super excited to be able to row closer to home. Its summer and traveling back and forth to the gym eats up a lot of time. Now I have no more excuses for skipping those morning meters... :)
Male, 44, 6ft / 228 lbs, 183cm / 104 kg / Started erging in Jan 2017
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Re: I finally found a good deal on a used rower!

Post by Ombrax » May 7th, 2018, 12:31 am

Congratulations.

Have you figured out where you'll be putting it?

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Post by lancecampeau » May 7th, 2018, 10:32 am

Ombrax wrote:Congratulations.

Have you figured out where you'll be putting it?
LOL. ..not really... I'll have to get rid of something to make room. One thing I noticed is how much louder it is in a small space. The gym where I have been going has a 20 foot ceiling and is wide open. The sound just disapates in that huge space. But where I am now, the sound just folds back on you from the surrounding walls and lower ceiling. Wasn't expecting that at all...
Male, 44, 6ft / 228 lbs, 183cm / 104 kg / Started erging in Jan 2017
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Re: I finally found a good deal on a used rower!

Post by Anth_F » May 9th, 2018, 11:02 am

Nice deal! Congrats

60k is nuthin... like a weeks worth of meters, if that! Virtually brand new :D

Can't beat having your own erg at home... like you say, no excuses now :wink:
41yo male 5'10 76kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

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Re: I finally found a good deal on a used rower!

Post by bojam » May 12th, 2018, 6:24 am

Add in a C-breeze for those hot days. A tablet/phone holder.

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Re: I finally found a good deal on a used rower!

Post by hobbit » July 7th, 2018, 10:42 am

I got an unbeatable deal on a model B. It was free :) . A buddy was given it a some years years ago, but he didn't use it much and it was covered in cobwebs in his basement. So learning of my enthusiasm, he said "take it if you want it". So I did :wink: .

The PM2 monitor has lost its battery cover and the contacts are rusted. New batteries brought no improvement, so I guess it's dead. Still, after oiling the chain, it seems to go well. I plan to use it, even without a monitor, for SS pieces in the morning before my bodyweight/yoga sessions. Will get my mileage up without having to drive to the gym.
M 63 163cm/5' 4" 54kg/120lb
2k 8:16 -- 5k 21:03 -- 30' 7038m -- 10k 43:51 -- 60' 13187m

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Re: I finally found a good deal on a used rower!

Post by jag » July 12th, 2018, 10:31 am

hobbit wrote:I got an unbeatable deal on a model B. It was free :) . A buddy was given it a some years years ago, but he didn't use it much and it was covered in cobwebs in his basement. So learning of my enthusiasm, he said "take it if you want it". So I did :wink: .

The PM2 monitor has lost its battery cover and the contacts are rusted. New batteries brought no improvement, so I guess it's dead. Still, after oiling the chain, it seems to go well. I plan to use it, even without a monitor, for SS pieces in the morning before my bodyweight/yoga sessions. Will get my mileage up without having to drive to the gym.
Buy a PM5 for it. While you're at it add a speed ring for a few extra dollars. These parts will make it much more enjoyable and you'll still have gotten a killer deal for a working C2 - maybe not free, but dirt-cheap.

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