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How to shop for a Used Stair Lift - Part 1

When shopping for a used stair lift there are several mistakes that “first-timers” or “newbies” either make or ultimately create for themselves. The purpose of this article is to guide you, the reader, into a plan that will help you find the perfect used stair lift and avoid common pitfalls.

There are several key areas of focus that we will be going over today. Some areas we will be focusing on are: motherboards vs. stair lifts without motherboards, Self-install vs. Company install, and “the warranty” to name a few.  These areas, as you will find in your endeavors, will prove to be very helpful.

I will be guiding you along a three step process that will enable you to locate and purchase a used stair lift in a confident, well thought out manner… versus aimlessly walking in the dark and hoping to find that elusive deal that more often than not comes with strings attached.

Shall we begin?

Step one in shopping for a used stair lift would be to:

1.       Take time to Research

“Many people will buy at once, but a big proportion will wait to think things over” I read this in an article for tips on selling. I can tell you from my experience that this is true and is a huge help in determining exactly what is out there. The more that you can equip yourself ahead of time, the better off you will be in the end when it comes down to the actual purchase.

However in the meantime… you can visit fill out the form below to shop for all sorts of new and secondhand stair lifts.

If you ever go into a Starbucks, you will notice on their front counter, between the registers, sits an impulse fixture. This is designed to lure the customer into in impulse buy, and more often than not achieves its purpose. With the right research you will avoid that hassle. Some areas of research are:

A.      Self install vs. Company install: There are many different kinds of stair lifts out there, all with different set-ups and designs… some very simple, others extremely difficult. A lot of the stair lifts that are advertised as “self-install” aren’t too difficult to install and with the instructions and a little elbow grease, you can usually breeze through one of those in about 2 ½ hours or less. Other stair lifts that are much more complicated usually require a trained technician that has been doing installs on a regular basis and would know exactly how to trouble shoot

any problems you may come across. All in all, I would recommend getting the stair lift installed by professionals who can insure that everything is accurate and in place. This may cost you a little more money upfront, but having peace of mind with whoever will be using this, is well worth the small investment.

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Used Stair Lifts Part 2       Used Stair Lifts Part 3