Most interested buyers of Electrical Stairlifts are put off by the high prices often offered by most sellers. Moreover, they also do not have the essential basic knowledge and its price range before going for the purchase trip. I would advise interested buyers to conduct online research as well as read up on reviews of the different brands available in the industry before making an informed decision.
First of all, it is important to understand that whether the Stairlift is new or used, it is still able to perform its function of transporting users up and down the steps. The key is if the buyer did his due diligence in researching the type of stairlift that will fit the user and the environment’s requirements.
New or Used Stairlift for Home?
If you are selecting between new or used stairlifts for your home, first you should determine the period of usage for the system. Is this a temporary or permanent fixture? Is it Straight or Curved staircase configuration? Actual user preference? Buyers have to consider these factors before selecting the right type. For example, if it is only a temporary installation for someone on rehabilitation, then a second hand or rented model may suit the needs as there is no need to invest heavily in a brand new product. After the period of usage, it can be resold back to the dealer or taken back after rental. However, if it is going to be a permanent fixture, it is advisable to invest in a good and new system as a long term investment.
Selling Prices of New and Old Stairlifts
Several factors will affect the price comparison between new and used stairlifts. For the latter, the usage may affect the price since the spare parts within the system may experience wear and tear. However, if it is well maintained and new parts replaced by the reseller, then the price can be quite attractive. A new stairlift from a good brand like Acorn can cost a few grands, whereas a used model of the same brand can sell for around half the price.
If you are looking for Stairlifts in the second hand market, it is also important to check the condition and test the performance of the equipment yourself. It is always good to buy from reputable resellers.