Whenever we buy products and appliances for our homes, it’s always preferable to buy brand new each time, however, this is not always realistic.
Whether you need a cheaper option or just wish to save money, looking at reconditioned stairlifts is attractive.
There is no short answer as to whether you should go ahead and purchase a stairlift that is already used.
In an ideal world, and when purchasing from a reputable seller, then it can be an excellent piece of business that gives you that vital mobility at home without a hefty price tag.
On the flip-side, you need to look at any prospective purchase in great detail.
- How old is it?
- What condition is it in?
- Are you covered by any after-sales care?
- Will the stairlift work in my home?
There are many more as well.
Tips For Buying A Reconditioned Stairlift
Broadly speaking, there is no reason that you shouldn’t buy used, but given the questions you will have, it’s wise to do so sensibly and with an open mind.
Many mobility companies and national mobility schemes now offer reconditioned or refurbished stairlifts for your home.
These are essentially second-hand stairlifts which have been given some maintenance and made ready for the second-hand market.
When looking at used stairlifts, this is most definitely the route to go down.
Here are some general tips to keep in mind:
Use A Reputable Mobility Company
As mentioned, try to avoid buying completely privately.
You need to make sure that the stairlift has been removed from its previous property sympathetically and without damage.
A reputable mobility company will know this, will probably have made necessary repairs and will have an installation service so that you know the stairlift is fit for purposes.
Focus On Your Specific Requirements
It can be easy to let a cheap deal on a reconditioned stairlift blind you in to making the wrong purchasing decision.
It’s important that you know what type of stairlift you need and what it needs to be able to do.
- Does it fit your home?
- Will it work in the space you have available?
- Does it suit the person using it (i.e. stand-up or sit-down)?
Don’t give saving money a higher priority than securing the correct stairlift for you.
Always Ask For Proof Of Warranty Or Certificates
When you purchase a reconditioned stairlift, it’s worth making sure that you have proof and information relating to any warranties or installation certificates that may cover the product from new, or following the installation as used in your own home.
Asking for these at the point of purchase is much easier than trying to get hold of them retrospectively.
Here at Mobility Living Centre, we sell many types of reconditioned stairlifts and can install them for you, as well as offer a warranty for that peace of mind.
If you are interested in purchasing a reconditioned stairlift, why not contact us today for more information and to discuss your requirements with our dedicated team.
Simply call us direct on 0151 525 3610, or alternatively, you can complete our quick and easy enquiry form here and let us arrange a free home survey and take all the stress off your shoulders.