How To Buy Second-Hand Fitness Equipment

As every one of us knows, fitness is very important for each of us. And it does not matter how old we are. Those who want to work out at home, need fitness equipment. But this can be very expensive.
That’s why second-hand fitness equipment is a good solution.
Second-hand does not mean that the equipment is ruined. It can be old equipment from gyms that are refurbished. Or it can be fitness equipment from ordinary people like you in your neighbourhood who no longer require their fitness equipment.
After reading the following blog, you will be able to find the perfect used gym equipment for your needs.

What to consider?

Here are a few things you have to consider before buying used fitness equipment for your home:

What kind of workouts do I want to do?

First, you need to think about what kind of workouts you want to do. Because you have to make sure how much space you require and what kind of equipment you will have to use for it. 

How much space do I have?

Now that you have figured out what kind of equipment and how much space you require, you should know how much space you really have!
You need the space for the equipment itself, but also enough space to do the exercises properly. 

How high is my budget?

Make sure how high your budget is. When you know how much you can spend, you can calculate how much you can spend on the individual gym equipment. 

Categories for second-hand equipment: 

There are three categories for buying refurbished. Make sure you know what they mean.

  • “As is” from a local seller
    This type of equipment is probably the cheapest, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth it. You may have to pay for any repairs.
  • Serviced and cleaned from a pro gym
  • Refurbished from the brand
    The other two categories are self-explanatory.

Compare prices and brands

When searching for refurbished fitness equipment, you can mark all the equipment you are interested in. Then compare the different equipment and brands. In the end, you have to check which device has the best price-performance ratio. 

What you can ask the seller:

Here are a few things you can ask the seller before you buy the fitness equipment. 

Was it bought new or used?

Ask the seller if he bought this fitness equipment new or used. If he bought it used, he should tell you how long the previous owner had the fitness equipment and how long he used it. 

How long, and how often did you use it?

It is also important to ask how long and how frequently the seller has used the fitness equipment. The longer and more frequently he has used it, the more worn out it will be.

Before buying blind: try it out or look at it!

Make sure that you check that everything looks and works as described in the product description. Nothing is worse than buying something and then being disappointed because it looks different from what you imagined. 

Second-hand fitness equipment from Fitness Equipment Ireland:

The equipment that we sell was either from our clients who are upgrading to newer equipment, showroom models or equipment that had damage during transit.
On cardio equipment, machines, racks, and benches there is a 3-month warranty on this specific second-hand equipment.
Our stocklist of used gym equipment/ refurbished equipment changes on an ongoing basis.
There is an area of our warehouse dedicated to refurbished gym equipment. All equipment is inspected to ensure its safety and that it is fit for its purpose.

But if you want to take a look at our range of pre-owned gym equipment, don’t hesitate and come to our showroom. If you are not sure which is best for you, our qualified staff will be happy to help you!You’ll find us here:
Jamestown Business Park, 47B, Finglas, Dublin, D11 P8P
Contact us on 018167510 or email [email protected]

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