Reconditioned stairlifts are an option worth considering if you are working with a limited budget.
Sometimes stairlifts are returned to the manufacturer for a number of reasons, an example being a minor fault which is then fixed by the manufacturer (or a manufacturer-certified supplier) and sold as reconditioned or refurbished.
This rigorous testing is extremely important because a trusted supplier will provide the same level of quality assurance on their reconditioned stairlifts as they do on their new ones. You should expect to receive a 12-month full warranty (which can be extended to 5 years) on any reconditioned stairlift.
The Difference Between Reconditioned and Second Hand
It is important for potential customers to understand the difference between a reconditioned stairlift and a second-hand one. A reconditioned stair lift will have been returned to the supplier or manufacturer before being used, generally due to a fault being found during installation.
A second hand stairlift will have been installed and used by someone else. A 2nd hand stairlift may well be a well-known brand renowned for quality and reliability and be in excellent condition, however, you will not get the same benefits as you would when buying a reconditioned model.
The Benefits of Buying a Reconditioned Stairlift
A reconditioned stair lift is often the answer for a customer who is looking for a quality product but operating within a tight budget. It can, therefore, be the sensible compromise that satisfies both these requirements. In operational terms a reconditioned stair lift can be as good as a new one, having been restored to its original condition by the manufacturer or certified supplier. A reconditioned stair lift uses the same quality of components and manufacturing processes as is the case with new models.
It is also an eco-friendly and sustainable buying choice, by purchasing a reconditioned stair lift you are helping to protect the environment by preventing a perfectly good item of quality equipment being consigned to landfill.
The Disadvantages of a Reconditioned Stairlift?
The main disadvantage of a reconditioned stairlift is that it is not personalised to your specific requirements, for example, the seat may not be set to the height required for the new user or something simpler such as colour.
When buying a refurbished stairlift, you are in effect buying ‘off the shelf’ and so the customer must consider both the pros and cons of doing so, contemplating whether the reduction in price compensates for the possible customised and optional choices.
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