Re: Rubberized weight plates?
I recently purchased a set of Troy bumpers from barbellking. Far and away the best deal I've come across and, for all intents and purposes, seem pretty comparable to the big name brands equipment I've seen at my box. (I'm sure there might be a slight difference in quality/longevity, but since they're only getting used by one person, the savings seemed worth it.)
BTW...I tried to by the Troys locally and no one could come close to the prices on barbellking, even with shipping. I'm honestly not sure how he does it...must move a lot of product.