Buying used fitness equipment can save you money. The problem is most people think Craig’s List or similar websites would be the place to find these deals. However, most equipment found on these types of websites are “cheap & used”, not high-quality pre-owned.
Why is Craig’s List littered with “cheap & used” equipment? The answer is simple. The fitness equipment wasn’t good to begin with. Some poor soul spent their hard-earned money at a warehouse store only to find out that it doesn’t perform like they expect. After dragging their equipment home and up the stairs, it worked fine for a while. Then after a few parts failures, constant calls to an 800 number with untrained tech support, and no real repair in sight – they decide to dump it on Craig’s List.
Quality fitness equipment is hard to find second-hand. Most people who buy high-quality are going to use the equipment and do the research to make sure they are buying a good product. They also have a better ownership experience with less breakdowns. If they do have a problem, they call us, their local dealer and service center, and we get the problem solved. Because of this, they tend to keep the equipment, and if they do decide to trade up to something new, we usually have the chance to refurbish and resell the equipment – with a warranty and financing options.
All of our Certified Pre-owned Fitness Equipment passes a rigorous inspection by our own, Fitness Exchange Service Team.
So how do you get a great deal on a high quality used piece of equipment? Come down to one of our stores or check out our website. Sign up to follow us on twitter and facebook and be the first to know when we receive something used. If you’re looking for something we don’t have, ask our sales staff to try and locate it for you. Most importantly, don’t spend any amount of money on equipment that is junk. If you are going to invest in equipment for your home, buy quality – you’ll be glad you did!