If you are suffering from reduced mobility, a pre-owned stairlift can be a great help in moving around your home. In the current economy, many people are trying to save money. Purchasing a pre-owned stairlift is much cheaper and less disruptive compared to assisted living or moving to a bungalow. There are people who think second-hand products are bad quality, overworn and tired. However, this blog will take a look at these misconceptions and look into whether it is worth buying a pre-owned stairlift.
Differences Between a Pre-Owned Stairlift and New Stairlift
While a new stairlift is newly manufactured, a pre-owned stairlift has been used before. However, the pre-owned stairlifts at Freedom Stairlifts are gently used and if necessary, refurbished so they are repurposed to work like a brand new stairlift. There is no need to be afraid as pre-owned stairlifts are durable and come without any breakages or clunky movements.
Cheaper Stairlift Costs
Second-hand products are often considerably cheaper than brand new ones. This is no different for stairlifts! Pre-owned stairlifts sometimes only cost half of a brand new stairlift. This is perfect for those who are on a budget and want a cheaper stairlift without compromising on comfort or quality.
Same Level of Technology
It is often believed that pre-owned stairlifts are lacking in technology and features. Although pre-owned stairlifts are not the shiniest, newest products on the market, they are often perfectly functional and have the same level of technology of new models. A pre-owned stairlift can have the same features as a new stairlift, such as remote control movement and automatic swiveling seats — and they are available at a fraction of the price of a new unit!
Ideal for different living situations
If you only require a stairlift temporarily, such as after undergoing surgery or temporarily living with a family member who requires mobility aids, a pre-owned stairlift can be a better fit compared to brand new stairlifts or a rented one. Furthermore, the recovery time after surgery or the length of the family member’s stay can be hard to determine. A rental stairlift can be a good option, but it might end up costing more than purchasing a pre-owned stairlift from the get-go.
Pre-owned stairlifts are also great if you plan on travelling or renting out your home. If you have to reinstall and uninstall a rented stairlift every time, it could end up costing a lot more (in terms of both money and hassle) than just purchasing and keeping a pre-owned stairlift. Thus, a pre-owned stairlift can be more affordable and cost-effective in the long run.
Pre-Owned Stairlifts at Freedom Stairlifts
At Freedom Stairlifts, we have pre-owned stairlifts for both straight and curved staircases. We can tailor fit pre-owned stairlifts to fit any staircase’s contour, whether it be indoors or outdoors. We believe individuals with mobility issues should be able to keep their sense of freedom, confidence, and physical integrity, and we aim to do that by restoring their mobility with our stairlifts. Contact us today to find out more about our pre-owned stairlifts.