Senior mobility scooters are awesome, right?
Durable, efficient, reliable – there is only one catch though. Sometimes you don’t have enough money so you are looking for secondhand mobility scooters.
Before buying a used scooter, ask yourself the following questions:
- How far is the budget range which separates secondhand from brand new senior mobility scooters?
- Is this the best option for comfort in terms of price?
- What is the condition of machinery?
- Will you get any accessories/warranty once you make a purchase?
Now comes the buying part, you can begin your search through:
2) Online Websites
There are umpteenth number of websites which deal with buying and selling of goods. The best part is that they are neither run by shopping stores nor by dealers, so you can get yourself a pretty good deal.
Check the pictures and price tags of mobility scooters and read the functionality. Contact the seller and meet at a safe location to seal the deal.
3) Online Shopping Stores
This can be further categorized into two groups:
- Popular shopping stores like Amazon
- Independent brand shopping stores
Stores like eBay and Amazon also sell secondhand items. Read the reviews of seller and product before finalizing your decision. Normally escrow payment system keeps your money safe when it comes to dealing through platforms like Amazon.
Another option which exist is an independent brand shopping store. It might be a new brand so you might not have heard of it or you have found its page through your social media accounts. Since these are looking to make a name for themselves, majority of them will offer COD (cash on delivery) method.
It is important to pay them via ‘cash on delivery’ as you cannot take financial risks through relatively lesser known websites.
4) Social Media
Ask for recommendations on social media. Who knows, your pal from your neighborhood might PM you on Facebook, telling you about the condition of his scooter and how he would like to sell it?
You can never know all the possibilities. Contact your friends and family members and tell them you are interested in getting a secondhand senior mobility scooter.
5) Physical Stores
The last resort is physical stores. Some companies sell secondhand senior mobility scooters so you can give it a try. Since a company will be selling it, it is highly likely that the scooter will be of good condition.
6) Test Drive
Once you have seen a scooter in person, it is time for a test drive. A test drive will tell you about its condition of battery, comfort of seat, motor and tires. You can also ask for all required documents which one received upon buying a firsthand scooter.
Ask if there are any problems with the scooter and that would the other person be willing to decrease the person a little (in the form of discount?) For best results, it is better to have your eyes on multiple used scooters, you can compare their prices and functionalities and then decide the one with which you want to go.