Choosing and Buying a Reconditioned Stairlift – Is it Worth It?


There are many ways to buy stairlifts and while there are a wide range of new and innovative products on the market, some people decide not to buy new and instead opt for reconditioned, or second hand, straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts.

The main benefit to buying second hand is that it helps cut the cost of your stairlift and this is something that you or your family may want to look into. However, it is important to take the utmost care when you do buy a second hand stairlift (on ebay for instance) as you cannot be certain of what you are getting.

What to Watch Out For

It is essential to go to a reputable dealer to buy second hand straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts. Otherwise you risk buying something that is not working properly, is unsafe, or has a part missing. You may well think you are getting a bargain, but when it arrives and is not what you expected, you could end up having to pay much more than you expected.

Even if your second hand stairlift arrives complete, you may well find that you can’t find someone to install it for you. Certainly, many dealers will shy away from this if your second hand stairlift was not bought from them because they cannot be sure of its reliability and safety.

Some second hand straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts on the market today are very old or out of date models, so they will be difficult to maintain.

Buying a Reconditioned Stairlift From Ransome Mobility

If you buy your second hand stairlift from a long-standing company such as Ransome Mobility you are guaranteed a high quality product that will last. UK based company Ransome Mobility has been operating in East Anglia for 30 years. We supply and install new and second hand straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts and also offer rental services.

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The Benefits of a Reconditioned Stairlift

Ransome Mobility supply and sell reconditioned stairlifts and once installed in your home they look as good as new. If you require a curved stairlift, it is a great opportunity to cut costs, because although you cannot rent a curved stairlift, it may be possible to buy a second hand version.

We supply all makes and models of reconditioned straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts including Access BDD, Minivator, Homeadapt, Bison and Freelift. The savings on second hand stairlifts can be considerable and in some cases you can save as much as £500 on straight stairlifts to as much as £1500 on curved stairlifts, depending on which make or model you buy.

All customers buying a second hand stairlift benefit from the same excellent aftercare service we provide to customers buying new. Not only this but most of the second hand stairlifts come with a six month guarantee, although there is a year’s warranty available on some of the newest versions.

By buying a reconditioned stairlift from Ransome Mobility, you know your product is bought from and fitted by a reputable company, so you can have complete peace of mind when using your stairlift.

Why Buy New?

A reconditioned stairlift is a great purchase to make, but it does mean that you may be limited on choice.  We offer straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts in most makes and models, but if you have a particular make or model in mind, you may have to wait for one to become available.

Buying second hand also means that you may not have all the specific features that you may want in a stairlift, for example a linked footrest, or the colour of your choice.

However, a reconditioned stairlift can help save you money and will last, if bought from a reputable dealer.

Selling Your Stairlift

If you have a stairlift in good condition to sell on just contact your local dealer who may be interested in buying it.

If it is an outdated model, you may want to dispose of it yourself. However, if it is a new model, or nearly new, it is possible that your local dealer may want to have a look at the item with a view to buying.

Just contact Ransome Mobility to find out more and we will be happy to answer any queries you have.

About Ransome Mobility

Ransome Mobility have more than 30 years’ experience in providing high quality stairlifts, mobility aids and vehicle adaptions in the East Anglia region and further afield. We supply and install stairlifts in Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.