A popular question lately, probably due to the economy, is where to find cheap stair lifts. Stair lifts are expensive, prices start at $1,000.  Typically the best advise on stair lifts is to look for quality and then price. Stair lifts become tools that their owners depend on every day. The last thing you want is a stair lift that breaks often, or one that renders its operator stranded.  The need for a cheap stair lift usually comes from either the temporary need for a stair lift or a limited budget.

Temporary Stair Lifts

Local dealers usually either offer used stair lifts or stair lift rentals. Make a call to local stair lift dealers or medical supply companies to inquire about stair lift rentals. Over the long term it is typically more expensive to rent a stair lift. You may be better off purchasing a stair lift if you are going to need it for more than 2 months.  Stair lift rentals, as with used stair lifts, are usually only an option if your stairway does not require a curved rail.

Stair Lift on a Budget

If you are on a budget then you are probably going to need to look for a used stair lift.

Used stair lifts are an option if you understand the following:

1. You should only buy a used stair lift if your stairway does not require a curved rail.  Used curved stair lifts are not a good option as the rails were custom built for the previous owner.

3. Battery powered used stair lifts may require new batteries, especially if the stair lift has been disconnected from power for an extended period of time.

4. Where to look for a used stair lift whilst not being penny smart and pound foolish? There are always stair lifts being sold on Ebay and Craigslist, but these may not be the best source for cheap stair lifts. Your best bet on used stair lifts is probably local dealers, call around to find out what they have available. Stair lift dealers are the best choice for a number of reasons: They understand the equipment, they can install the stair lift, they can service the stair lift, and they will probably buy back the stair lift when you are done with it. Caveat emptor to those buying chair lifts off of Ebay or Craigslist.

Take a look at our classifieds section to browse used stair lifts in your area.

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