What to Look for When Buying Used Workout Equipment

What to Look for When Buying Used Workout Equipment
September 27 09:55 2017 Print This Article

Used workout equipment can be a great way to save you money on staying healthy. Not only will you save money on a gym membership by working out in your home, but used equipment is cheaper than new equipment and just as good. Follow these tips when buying used workout equipment so you get the most bang for your buck.

Do Your Research

You will want to do research on the brand and model of used workout equipment. If you do your research, you may find reviews from others that bought the equipment new so you know what to expect and can tell if it’s quality or not. Learn which brands already have a reputation for quality and choose those. While doing research on the specific equipment you want, check to see if there were any recalls. You may also want to do a search for how easily available replacement parts are in case you ever need those down the line.  Your research will also help you decide if your equipment will have the features you want or if it is the right fitness equipment for you.

Price Compare

When buying used workout equipment, it can be hard to determine what a fair price is. In order to have a good number, do some research on what going rate is in our area for used equipment. You can also check out the retail price of the newer models online so you have a better idea if the price you are paying is worth it. Remember, if the price sounds too low to be true it probably is and you may not be getting a quality product.

Review Warranties

When buying used workout equipment or anything used, always check to see if there is a warranty and what the warranty covers. This way, if anything does break, you will have an idea of what is covered and what your options are for getting replacement parts or equipment.

Commercial Grade or Residential

Fitness machines that are designed to be used in gyms, fitness centers or other public venues are more durable and are expected to last longer than used equipment that was designed for residential use. If you can find used workout equipment that is commercial grade, your investment may last a lot longer and you should be able to get more out of your equipment for your money.

Know What You Are Buying

There are many terms out there that mean used equipment; you may see “refurbished” or “preowned” or even “floor model.” It’s always a good idea to ask questions if you aren’t sure what the term means, since different retailers can use the terms to mean different things.

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