Buying a used treadmill always has its own merits and demerits. So we have to check the treadmill carefully when we plan to buy a used one. When purchasing a used treadmill, we can save quite a lot of money, only if the used treadmill is getting in good condition. The important points that need to get checked when buying a used treadmill are as follows:
- Always buy a reputable brand treadmill
Cheap machines are very much unreliable and may become faulty at any time. Just because someone else is selling an item, we do not have to buy it. Always buy a treadmill from a reputable brand. If you are new to doing exercise and not having the basic knowledge of a treadmill performance, then it is good to know about the product from a third party who knows about the treadmill, maybe your trainer at the gym. If you don’t know of any such individual, do research online on trusted sites.
- Put forward your doubts and questions to the seller
You are spending your own hard earned money to buy used treadmills; hence you have every right to question about the product without being shy. Until you get the answers, keep on asking the questions. The more questions you put forward, the more truth you can know about the treadmill and its working condition. Also, if the seller answers nervously or you are not satisfied with the answers, you can assume that there is something suspicious with the treadmill.
- Do a trial on the treadmill
When you are going to buy a treadmill, you just bring your running shoes and get prepared to have a trial run on it. Have a trial for 5-10 minutes. Try all the options available on the equipment. By doing this, you will come to know if there are any issues on the treadmill before you nut it and drag it to your place. If the seller is reluctant in allowing you to have a trial run, you can be suspicious of his actions and be sure that there is some defect hiding on the treadmill. It is better to move on and buy the treadmill from some other sources.
- Must get inspected for wear and tear
Do a proper physical examination of the treadmill as a whole. Inspect carefully for any parts being worn out or torn. We need to inspect the belt of the treadmill carefully. Cosmetic flaws like a broken cup holder, scratches, etc., will not affect the performance of the treadmill and it does not matter, but you can make use of it for a better bargaining.
- Check for the age of the treadmill.
Buying a very old treadmill, especially of age five years or more is not at all a perfect idea. An electric treadmill, no matter what the brand name or how reputable the treadmill manufacturer is, it would not last forever. As the treadmill ages, the dependency on it also decreases. Make a note in mind to buy only those treadmills which are less than five years old.