Many people usually sell some of their used workout equipment to get some extra cash, especially if these machines are still in good condition. If you're looking for some used workout equipment, here's how to find it.
- First off, you can try to personally find a store, which offers used equipment sales. If you think that a certain store or shop is selling used exercise equipment machines then you can visit them. Usually, if they do not sell them, they can point you to one that actually has fitness equipment sales. If you don't find one, then you can opt to check your local newspaper. You can try calling their ads to see what bucket sales they have. You can also check the yellow pages of your directory to see if there are local resale shops, pawnshops, etc. that might also have some exercise machinery sales. Even if these resale shops and pawnshops do not focus on buying or selling workout equipment, it would not hurt to call.
- Try going online through websites like Play It Again Sports, Craigslist, Recycler, Sell, and eBay. PlayItAgainSports.com is an exercise equipment store which buys used fitness equipment. They usually buy back treadmill equipment, weights, and other exercise machines. You can even enter your zip code to find a location within your area. Their website also gives information on which particular exercise equipment brand they are selling. Another website is Craigslist.com, which is among the famous sites for locally selling and buying products informally. Recycler.com works in the same way as Craigslist.com. At Sell.com and eBay.com on the other hand, you will surely find great deals especially since products are auctioned. The only problem with these is that you will have to pay for the shipping fee, unless you will personally fetch the machine. Another disadvantage of it being shipped is that you will not be able to personally scrutinize and check the equipment so it would be best if you get it in person.
- Finally, when you have located and decided which store or website to buy from, consider a few things before hitting that BUY button. See to it that the equipment you buy has a brand because in the long run, this will save you a lot of money. Some exercise equipment machines, which are sold cheaply are likely poorly built and will not last long, not even half the lifetime of branded equipment. And since you are checking out used exercise equipment sales, it is most likely that you will land on a greatly priced brand machine meaning you will not have to spend as much as you would if you were to buy a brand new machine.
Since you are buying used equipment, it will be best if you can personally check on the equipment that you consider purchasing so you can check on the quality. Inspect the exercise machine for any defects like cracks and other damages. Test the equipment thoroughly to ensure that it is in perfect working condition -- especially if you are going to purchase a treadmill or a bike. When you are sure that it is a great deal, that's when you finally pay for it.