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					Secondhand Mobility Scooters For Sale And Purchase

If a mobility scooter would make a positive difference in your life or
the life of a loved one but the cost of a scooter is the obstacle that is
preventing you from purchasing one, you may want to consider purchasing a
used or secondhand mobility scooter. It is possible to regain some of the
independence that an individual may have once enjoyed prior to their
walking becoming a difficult task with the help of a mobility scooter.

Brand new mobility scooters range in price from hundreds to thousands of
dollars depending on the make and model of the scooter. Most are powered
by electricity via one or two onboard rechargeable batteries. More
expensive models usually have two batteries onboard to accommodate a more
powerful motor, which is helpful when climbing hills and steep slopes.
Convenient features and optional accessories will also increase the price
of a new mobility scooter. However, purchasing a secondhand scooter can
save hundreds of dollars without sacrificing quality. In addition,
purchasing a secondhand scooter from an individual, secondhand specialty
store or online auction may allow you the opportunity to purchase a
mobility scooter already equipped by the previous owner with many of the
accessories that will add to your comfort and convenience without your
having to incur additional costs.

Before you start exploring the landscape in search of a secondhand
mobility scooter, you should research the makes and models currently
available at a medical supply or similar specialty store or online. Many
scooter manufacturers and distributors have websites that include
detailed descriptions and articles to help you determine which type of
mobility scooter would be best to accommodate the individual needs of the
rider.

Purchasing a secondhand mobility scooter from an individual will almost
definitely always be an ‘as-is’ sales transaction, meaning you get
exactly what you see, exactly as it is at that moment with no implied or
expressed guarantee or warranty. Most people seek to sell a used mobility
scooter if the previous owner no longer has a need for the scooter or if
the previous owner has upgraded to a more sophisticated model. Be
prepared to ask the seller the reason for the sale, the original date of
purchase and length of the original warranty. You should also ask if
there have been any mechanical difficulties with the scooter in the past.
Tires and batteries are considered consumable items that need occasional
replacement, so be sure to ask if these items are still original or if
they had previously been replaced, and if so when.

Online auctions provide a popular and convenient method of purchasing a
secondhand mobility scooter. EBay is the most popular internet auction
site, bringing buyers and sellers of a vast multitude of products
together. Simply typing ‘mobility scooter’ in the search bar on EBay will
bring you a listing of secondhand scooters for sale. Each of the mobility
scooters listed will include a detailed description of the scooter and
the seller’s payment, shipping and warranty policies. Most of the
listings will also include photographs and you can always contact the
seller directly for more information or photographs. The bid will have an
ending time, and the buyer who has submitted the highest bid will win the
item for the bid price at the end of the auction. In cases where the
seller will accept a certain pre-determined price you will see a ‘buy it
now’ icon, which indicates you can purchase the scooter at that price and
avoid the bidding process. The buy it now price will most likely still be
much lower than purchasing the same scooter brand new, enabling you to
reap the benefits of a mobility scooter without draining your bank
account.

				
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