Recondtioned Stair Lifts
A reconditioned stair lift is an option worth considering if you are on a limited budget. It is basically a stair lift that was previously purchased but was almost immediately afterwards returned to the manufacturer for one reason or another, generally because of a fault. The fault will then be corrected and the stair lift as a whole will be rigorously tested before being declared as suitable for resale. For the stair lift to be classed as reconditioned the work should be carried out by the manufacturer or a manufacturer-certified supplier.
This rigorous testing is extremely important because a trusted supplier provides the same level of quality assurance on their reconditioned stair lifts as that offered on their new ones. To back this up a good supplier will provide twelve-month’s full warranty, which can be extended up to five years. Included in a good supplier’s range will be Stannah stair lifts manufactured by that company and reconditioned by the certified supplier or one of their trusted partners.
It is important for potential customers to understand the difference between a reconditioned stair lift and a second-hand one. A reconditioned stair lift is one that will have been returned to the supplier or manufacturer before being used, whereas a second-hand one will already have been put to use in another customer’s home. A second-hand stair lift may well be a quality, reliable item that is still in excellent condition, but it is not the same as a reconditioned model.
What are the Benefits of a Reconditioned Stair Lift?
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 of 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 doing your bit for the environment by preventing a perfectly good item of quality equipment being consigned to landfill.
What are the Disadvantages of a Reconditioned Stair Lift?
The principle disadvantage of a reconditioned stair lift is that it is not personalised to your specific requirements; in other words it is effectively supplied as an ‘off the shelf’ item. The kind of personalised adjustments that are part and parcel of buying a new stair lift, such as being able to choose a preferred colour or having it adjusted to the height of the user, are not usually possible with a reconditioned model.
A reconditioned stair lift can well be entirely suitable in meeting its user’s needs. But sourcing the right reconditioned model is completely dependent on one being available at the time you require it.
What one loses in choice by buying a reconditioned item one can nonetheless gain in value for money. Some people, especially when their needs are fairly standard and straightforward, actually prefer not to have too many decisions to make about its finish and optional items.
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