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9 Guidelines To Consider Before Buying A Stairlift Or Other Mobility Equipment

Minivator 950 series stairlift for straight stairs.
Minivator 950 Series Stairlift For Straight Stairs.

Your 9-Point Buying Advice Checklist

Stannah Sofia stairlift with remote control for curved stairs

We recognize the need to fully research all products. So to help our customers make the choice that is right for them, we have compiled the following checklist as a useful guide to the buying process. Therefore, consider the following guidelines:

  1. When obtaining quotes, ensure that they are 'like-for-like' quotes (same type / age / features / options, etc).
  2. When buying reconditioned equipment, ensure that the company are approved suppliers - they may not be able to supply spare parts.
  3. Understand the warranty offered (e.g. does '24-hour call out' mean call out attendance 24 hours a day, or within 24 hours?).
  4. Always ask for information on servicing and call out charges after the warranty has expired, as these can be costly should you not take out an extended warranty.
  5. Check the price! New stairlifts start from as low as £1,500 - including installation.
  6. Reconditioned stairlifts can be installed from as little as £1,000.
  7. Stairlift pricing varies hugely, so shop around.
  8. Most suppliers will provide free quotations. However, beware of hard sales techniques, special "one-off offers” and Price-Match promises.
  9. For additional information and advice, see our free "Having a Stairlift in Your Home" guide.

Where to Go From Here

For more information, or to get additional free no-obligation advice about how to choose mobility equipment that meets your needs, or to ask any questions about our range of products and services, please call 0800 783 5501.

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