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Which should you chose New or Reconditioned / Used Stairlift?

There are several advantages and disadvantages you need to consider when choosing between a new stairlift or a reconditioned / used stairlift. Below are a few reasons that may help you make up your mind:

Advantages of New Stairlift

  • Manufacturer warranty for new stair lifts.
  • Parts readily available for a new stairlift.
  • After-care / Service the new stairlift.
  • New stairlifts are available in curved shapes.
  • More specific new stairlift options available to fit the for user's needs.

Disdvantages of New Stairlift

  • New stairlifts are more expensive than used stairlifts.
  • For a curved new stairlift the wait time is usually 3-10 weeks from the manufacturer.
  • Curved lifts tend to require more service over time than straight stair lifts.

Advantages of Reconditioned / Used Stairlift

  • A used stairlift is obviously less expensive than new stairlift.
  • Savings should range between 300 and 1,000 for straight stairlifts.
  • A good, quality, name brand, serviced used stairlift does not tend to have more problems than a new stairlifts.
  • There is potentially a higher return on your investment should you decide to re-sell it.

Disadvantages of Reconditioned / Used Stair lifts

  • Used stair lifts have less warranty than new stairlifts, sometimes none.
  • If stairs are curved it is extremely difficult to match a used stair lift.
  • Service calls more common than new stairlifts - leading to extra expense.
  • Parts harder to come by if an older model.
  • Local dealer may not be available to support a used stairlift long term since the model may become obselete.
  • A used lift will require a match with your specific needs..
    -side of the stairs
    -length of track
    -users physical size and capabilities
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