Installing a stairlift can help you maintain your independence in your own home and remove the daily difficulties of climbing the stairs. While a stairlift offers a practical solution, it also requires a significant financial outlay, which might be daunting if you live on a tight budget. If you’re seeking a more affordable option, then a reconditioned stairlift might be the answer.
Although pre-owned and pre-used, reconditioned stairlifts from reputable suppliers are factory refurbished to the same standards as new ones and come with a full warranty for your peace of mind, and they are cheaper in price than brand new models.
If you’re trying to save money and cut costs however, it is not advisable to buy a used stairlift from a private seller as you will have no comeback if it breaks down. It will not have been refurbished and you will have no idea of its history – whether it’s been serviced and looked after, whether it was removed correctly and whether all its parts are there and in working order. It could end up costing you more in the long run if the stairlift breaks down and you have to buy an expensive replacement part and pay someone to fit it. Without a warranty you may have to wait several weeks to find someone to fix it and you will have to manage without the stairlift in the mean time.
It is also inadvisable to try to install a stairlift yourself. It’s a job best done by a professional, as any errors could result in an accident or injury.
So, if you want to save money on a secondhand stairlift, it is better to purchase a reconditioned model from a reputable company that offers a warranty and can provide a full service history. That way you can get a fully refurbished, fully working stairlift for a cheaper price but with the security of knowing help is at hand in case of a breakdown.