FAQs & Pro Tips
FAQs & Pro Tips
Does this work?
I built my own home gym during the pandemic using this tracker; I’ve also done this for a few friends and it has worked flawlessly. I figured if my friends and I could use it, surely others could use it too.
How much does this cost to use?
It’s free! I want to help you get your equipment while coronavirus has our gyms (amongst other businesses) shut down. This is my small way of sharing love in a broken world.
Of course, if you're able and interested, please consider donating to help keep this site running. Every little bit counts!
Why don’t I just buy new Rogue equipment from a secondary market like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, or Craigslist?
Prices on the secondary market for Rogue Fitness equipment are exorbitant—in some cases, equipment is going for over 200% of retail prices, e.g., the SML-1 Rogue 70" Monster Lite Squat Stand, which is listed at $365 retail, is selling for $849.99 on eBay.
You might as well make the purchase from Rogue Fitness directly and save the extra $485 so you can buy something else. Like groceries.
And lest we forget, we're currently in a pandemic. Meeting a stranger (as lovely as that person may be!) to purchase equipment carries its own risks.
What if the item sells out before I complete my purchase?
After you receive your text, I'd recommend you drop everything you're doing at that moment, add the items to your cart, and check out. Seriously. Items are selling out quickly.
If you're unable to purchase your product before it sells out, don't lose hope! Come back to this site and sign up for the text again.
How quickly after I receive the text do I need to check out?
All of my successful checkouts have occurred within 3 minutes of receiving the text. The same three-minute-rule applies to my friends who've been able to check out successfully. I wouldn’t recommend waiting any longer than that. Stay on top of your texts and you’ll be good to go.
How can I maximize my chances of getting my equipment?
Due to Rogue gear being in extremely high demand, I’d recommend that you complete checkout within three minutes of receiving our text.
This will help you eliminate any unnecessary lag time.
Two simple ways to help expedite your checkout process would be to:
- Have your credit card information saved on the Rogue Fitness site
- Have a browser open and logged in to the Rogue Fitness site
Why is shipping so expensive?
This has nothing to do with the Rogue In Stock tracker, but it’s a question I found asking myself. You’ll want to account for shipping costs and be mentally prepared when you check out. Since you won’t have much time to check out once you receive your text, I recommend that you make the following decision prior to checking out: how much am I willing to pay for shipping?
For example, on the high end, shipping for my Adjustable Bench 2.0 cost me $164.28, which is almost 30% on top of the $545 for the bench itself. This was due to the fact that it needed to be freight-shipped.
Non-freight-shipped shipping costs, however, seem to vary anywhere from 4% to 24% on top of the base price.
Generally, the heavier the item, e.g., plates and benches, the higher the cost of shipping.
But keep the big picture in mind. If you’re anything like me, gains are priceless.
How can I check to see what text notifications I've signed up for?
There isn't a way to do that yet! For now, while I think of a good way to do this, you can check per product by signing up for a text for the product that you want to track and it responds with a "you've already signed up for this product" message.
Do you work for Rogue? Who's the "we" that you're referring to?
Nope! I'm just a fitness enthusiast who values high quality equipment. After scouring the internet, I decided to go Rogue (pun definitely intended).
The "we" refers to my automated minions and me. In other words, it's really a one-person show here. But it just sounds better and more official when I say "we", right? It also makes me feel better about myself.
I have more questions. I also have feedback. Can I contact you?
Absolutely. Feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or tweet me. I’ll respond to you as quickly as I can!