Thanks Sing. It's something I would consider, but my main purpose of posting in this thread is to find stores that sell dumbbells, kettleballs, etc...and to figure out what the prices should be. It just seems like the $290 pesos for (2) 5 kilo plates and a dumbbell bar seemed pricey.
I was looking for some in Coto.
If you get the bare-bones metal ones, they were more reasonable - it was i think 20 or 30 pesos for 1 kilo ones - but they didn't have anything heavier..
They had other ones that were more like what you'd get in the gym - wrapped in a plastic lining, prettier colors. A set of 2 1-kilos and 2 2-kilos was like 160 pesos. I just don't get how/why they are that expensive!
The $208AR for 20KG with 2 bars and 4 locks is a much better price than what else I had seen. My last check was $290AR for 10KG and 1 bar...or $580 for the same items I bought at Deportivo y Marcial for $208AR.