Purchasing an electric wheelchair is quite expensive for the handicapped or disabled people. Not everyone has insurance or Medicare that can help with some of the costs. The alternative is to find something used or discounted. Second hand or used electric wheelchairs are the appropriate choice in this case.
Not all handicapped or disabled people can afford to buy a new wheelchair. But, since one is needed for them, trying to find cheaper or discounted electric wheelchairs is a good idea. This is why many choose to look at second hand or used electric wheelchairs.
There are some establishments that sell surplus or second hand of any kind of wheelchair: from manual to power wheelchairs, or other types with different brands. You can also find these places online.
One of important thing that one should know is that with this kind of wheelchair you need to buy the right kind for you. This means consulting your doctor in advance before buying.
Buying such thing either new or second hand if it does not fit with your health condition becomes useless. Since there are lots of different kinds or types of electric wheelchair, you should have a plan on which design really meets your needs.
The point is when you buy; you are comfortable to use it since you will be using it for your everyday life. Buy used electric wheelchairs with multipurpose functions. You can use it indoor and outdoors as well. Try to check everything, the accessories it has and see to it that it is still in good condition.
Most used or second hand models have no or extremely limited warranties. If in case there is a mechanical failure, then you take the burden of repairing and part replacement.
So always be sure that the motor or other electronics are in good working condition. If not, if you know someone who is good at repairing wheelchairs, you can ask them to go with you when you buy used or second hand one so they can check on it.
Here are some questions you need to consider before buying second hand electric wheelchairs:
- How much will it cost?
- Does this kind of wheelchair suit your need?
- Is it comfortable to use?
- Is it strong enough to support my weight?
- Is this type of wheelchair easily transportable when going to the mall or visiting relatives and friends?
- Can this electric wheelchair pass though narrow doors and other spaces?
There are lots of things to consider before buying this kind of wheelchair. But first, you need to consult your doctor and ask what type of wheelchair that is perfect for you to use. Don’t just buy without consulting your doctor or you might regret it and at same time end up wasting your money.
After consulting your doctor’s advice on what kind of wheelchair you need, first you have to go window shopping online through the internet. It’s the best and easiest way you can do so.
Explore different sites in the net where you can find used electric wheelchairs. Compare the price from each site, get the address and phone number of the people who are selling used or second hand electric wheelchairs. Then if you have time, go and try to see the electric wheelchair if it is still in good working condition and always ask for discounts.