Buying a Used Treadmill or Refurbished Treadmill

Some people can’t afford to buy a new treadmill, and with this economic drought we are going through, who can blame them. One option is to purchase a used treadmill. The problem with purchasing a used treadmill is that you don’t always know what you are getting. Some questions to ask before purchasing include:


  • Is the warranty still good? If so, what is still covered?
  • How many hours has it been used?
  • Have there been any parts that have been broken or replaced?
  • Was it used for serious training or mostly just for walking?
  • Does it have a new tread belt?


Those are just a few to get you started. If you don’t feel comfortable with this process, then you should consider purchasing a refurbished treadmill. Refurbished treadmills are treadmills that have been previously owned and then bought back or returned to a treadmill company. Once the company receives these used treadmills, they go over them to see if there are any parts that need to be replaced, and they sometimes will put a fresh coat of paint on. This saves you the worry of whether or not the treadmill is a dud. Often times refurbished treadmills come with a warranty from the company you purchase it from.


Below is a video from a company called Atlas Fitness Systems. They specialize in refurbishing treadmills and other fitness equipment. Keep in mind that we don’t know anything about this company. We put their video on our website just so you could see the process that a used treadmill goes through before it is put out on the market as a refurbished treadmill. We hope you enjoy it!

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