Buying Treadmill

Shopping Tips

Consider how often you will be using your treadmill. If you are only going to use it occasionally, then you might be better off with a treadmill that comes at a decent price.

Also, consider other potential exercisers in your home. Most families will have more than one individual that will likely be using the treadmill. If your family is one of these, then make sure that your treadmill answers their exercise needs as well.

When shopping for a treadmill, it is important that you consider the reasons why you’re buying a treadmill in the first place. Under-buying or buying a low quality, under-powered treadmill that doesn’t meet long-term needs of all users in the household is a mistake you won’t want to make.

However, if you are indeed looking to buy a treadmill, chances are that you have already done a lot of research on your own. In fact, you probably already know which features you want in a treadmill. But if you want a good deal that won’t turn sour in the long run, another consideration you should have is not all treadmill brands are the same.

Consider this one situation, for example:
Choice 1: Brand X: 2.5 HP motor
Choice 2: Brand Y: 1.5 HP motor $799
Choice 3: Brand Z: 2.0 HP motor $1299

The obvious choice would be Choice 1 because, as all treadmill buying rules state, you should choose the treadmill that provides more motor power for less. But you shouldn’t limit your choice to that single consideration alone. You cannot make a buy based only on motor power, since that may not be enough of a guarantee that the treadmill is a good buy. It is quite possible that Choice 3 is the better choice, considering that Brand Z has a reputation for delivering quality treadmill with extensive warranties. Although motor power is a good feature to consider when buying a treadmill, you have to be careful. Look at it in the context of the whole treadmill, including even the brand.

Another important tip in treadmill buying is don’t always believe what the salesperson tells you. Of course, we’re not saying that salespersons are not to be trusted. But in this day and age, it’s a smart buyer who gets everything in writing first before committing to anything. After all, salespersons can make mistakes, too, and sometimes these mistakes can end up costing you.

The last consideration that you have when shopping for a treadmill is the price. When we say price, we don’t mean the amount indicated in the price tag. In fact, forget about the price tag all together and look at the real price of the treadmill.

There is no doubt that price is one of the most important factors when buying a treadmill. But sometimes, as you have probably experienced before with a completely different product, price can be very misleading. So when you buying a treadmill, don’t base your decision on the price tag alone and consider everything else about the product to determine its real price.