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2009/07/15 13:09:03 (permalink)

York Weight Sets, problems

Decided to get back into my weights again a few months ago, so I looked on line and see Argos were doing a metal 50Kg weight set with a solid 1" Bar and Dumbells which seemed spot on for as a 'Starter Set', I ended up getting 2 sets as there is 2 of us training together at different levels so it made sense to have 2 of everything.

Anyway, now we have been going up in weights we suddenly noticed that im two 5Kg discs short, so i checked on the Argos web site to make sure the set was meant to have 4x 5kg disc and it should have. with my two sets combined i have only got 6x 5kg.

Not only that but also in the photo and description they have the Chrome Locking nuts but mine come with the plastic ones that have basically shredded themselves into a mess.

I have emailed their customer services and im waiting to hear back.

anyone had any issues with them before ? , was it simple to resolve ??
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    tac
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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 13:23:36 (permalink)
    York equipment is pants, IMO.

    Sorry, know that doesnt help much, but its not just you - I think there stuff is meant for kids messing around, not serious trainers


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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 13:30:09 (permalink)
    It sounds like you might be ok - if you have copies of the adverts as the product was meant to be (matching argos product codes) then you should be able to take it back and get your money back.

    It's irrelevant if York stuff is rubbish - they appear to have missold you a product that does not match the catalogue and advertising.

    If you do get your money back i would recommend that you look to buy something longer lasting - it's a much wiser investment in the long run

    Awesome pic, but Tony you're not doing yourself many favours posting up tips on preventing the gag reflex and then a picture of a guy touching his toes - Ak
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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 15:04:58 (permalink)
    They might have some standard "picture not representative, reserve the right to change" bollox somewhere.
    Even if it's missing parts then you might struggle as you usually have to check parts straight away.
    If it's been a few months then they might not replace them.

    Argos' money back guarantee is pretty good - no questions asked, but it is 28 days, I think.

    Strange you didn't get the chrome spinners. I got these and they are pretty sturdy.
    Difficult to see what could go wrong with my York stuff - maybe the rubber o-ring in the spinners.
    Everything else is solid.


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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 15:24:08 (permalink)
    tac

    York equipment is pants, IMO.

    Sorry, know that doesnt help much, but its not just you - I think there stuff is meant for kids messing around, not serious trainers


    I'm a serious trainer and use their stuff each time I train, not had a problem with it for months.
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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 15:26:28 (permalink)
    Bit late now.

    Just look on eBay and buy a couple more plates.

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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 15:31:47 (permalink)
    Varg

    They might have some standard "picture not representative, reserve the right to change" bollox somewhere.
    Even if it's missing parts then you might struggle as you usually have to check parts straight away.
    If it's been a few months then they might not replace them.

    Argos' money back guarantee is pretty good - no questions asked, but it is 28 days, I think.

    Strange you didn't get the chrome spinners. I got these and they are pretty sturdy.
    Difficult to see what could go wrong with my York stuff - maybe the rubber o-ring in the spinners.
    Everything else is solid.


    Yeah Im kinda guessing I will get the copy of Terms & Conditions shoved at me telling me they have no obligation to supply what they have advertised, but a small part of me thinks (hopes) they value their customers ........ who knows.

    Reading the Reviews people left on the Argos page about this particular set there seems to be other people that were not happy with receiving their sets with the plastic spinners, obviously some money saving scheme they have come up with.

    **I think there stuff is meant for kids messing around, not serious trainers **

    those kids must have a lot of pocket money! their stuff is bloody pricey really.
    I train 4 times a week and their weights are fine for me at the moment, I have had to buy more weight separately but those 5Kg's come in handy so its very annoying they are missing.

    Seems a bit mad that 2x 10Kg discs are £30 at argos yet on the York site they are £40 !! cheeky bar stools !

    If i start getting 'serious' (I personally think I am serious at the moment) what would you recommend i invest my money in ?, I can honestly say i have never taken a blind bit of notice in Brands of weights, Bars etc.




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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 17:35:41 (permalink)
    a lb is a lb and a kilo is a kilo. I think york is not bad kit. I'd say just make sure your buying from a resonably well known brand. If you buy cheap things you may get poor quality castings etc

     


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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 17:51:02 (permalink)
    If the product is not as advertised ring them ang get them to replace it.

    Nothing wrong with York, a weight is a weight no matter how fancy the name stamped on it is.
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    Re:York Weight Sets, problems 2009/07/15 18:01:27 (permalink)
    last time i flicked through the argos catalogue it has a sticker-looking thing saying the chromed spinllocks had been replaced with plastic ones, think this was across the range. the missing discs tho should be supplied, unless they get p155y saying you should've noticed earlier or whatever.
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