Purchasing Fitness Equipment

For over 47 million people, a treadmill is a great way to get a workout. Many of them have found that the convenience of having their own treadmill at home is the only way to go. I know that was the case for me. Being able to workout on my schedule gives me the flexibility I need.

So, how do you find a discount treadmill? What should you look for?

Shop Around
I know this sounds simplistic, but finding a discount treadmill is going to take some shopping around. The good news is that it won’t be too difficult to do. Type in “discount treadmill” on Google and you’ll see well over 1 million results.

Another possible place to look is in your local newspaper, or on store bulletin boards. No, it won’t be a new treadmill, but you can find some excellent deals on a great used model.

Have A Budget In Mind.
Once you know what your budget is you can start doing some serious shopping. You can begin comparing various models and features. You’ll also be able to find wholesale and retail prices.

If you’re buying a discount treadmill from a local store, look for the freebies. Is the store offering free delivery to your home? This is not to be overlooked; a treadmill is large and very heavy depending on the model. Are they giving you an extended warranty or added accessories?

Shopping Online
The Internet can be a great place to find a discount treadmill. As an added benefit, there may not be any sales tax on your purchase. If you’re spending $3,000 – $4,000 on a treadmill, that’s some serious savings. The Internet will have deals that many times a sporting goods store can’t touch. There are manufacturers that will often times sell straight to the consumer, thereby eliminating the retail store and the added markup.

One of the most important points to keep in mind when buying a discount treadmill on the Internet is shipping costs. Are you going to be responsible for paying these costs? This can be a substantial amount of money and turn a potentially great deal into a possible loss.

Whether you are considering the purchase of a treadmill on the Internet or at a fitness store, be sure to look over the warranty. You want a treadmill from a manufacturer that stands behind their product. Don’t purchase a treadmill that offers a flimsy 30-60 or 90 day guarantee. Any warranty should be for at least 6 months to one-year at a minimum.

Don’t be fooled by prices. I’ve seen stores advertise a big sale of 50% off the MSRP. The problem though was that the original price was double the discounted price! You wouldn’t know that unless you had done your research first. What may first seem like a super discount may not be so super after really checking into it.

The real bottom line? If you’ll do some reading up on the different treadmills you’re interested in before beginning your shopping, you will undoubtedly find the perfect discount treadmill you’ve been wanting.

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