If you no longer require your stairlift due to recovery or sadly, bereavement, please be aware that you can always sell your chair lift back to a manufacturer or homeowner. Selling a stairlift is not as difficult as you may imagine. There are several selling routes to go down if you decide to sell. Ideally, to really re coup what you may have spent, the lift itself must be in a reusable condition with little sign of wear and tear. If you Google ‘how to sell a stairlift’, several companies will be listed such as UK Stairlifts. We currently only buy back Stannah 260s and Thyssen Freeflows. However, if you have another make and model, please compare prices through several different sites.
Do not only check one site and accept those prices. You should compare and contrast prices on a minimum of three sites. This way,you ensure you are really getting the best deal. Alternatively, if you feel that the prices you have been quoted are too low, why not consider eBay, Gumtree or other classified advertisements. Many people search through the web for a cheaper alternative than buying a brand new lift. Often, eBay and Gumtree are the cheap alternatives they find. You can list your lift for free or a small insertion fee and then people can look at your advert and decide whether they want to buy.
Some people list their lifts at very low prices in order to get a quick sale. Others place a ‘buy it now’ advert with their maximum price listed, others list higher prices. The price you sell for is simply down to you. When selling via online sites, please be aware that curved stairlifts will be more difficult to sell as these lifts are made to measure on your staircase so the person who buys the lift may have to spend money having the rail refit to their staircase.
In certain cases, some people will only want to buy the chair part of the lift or the motor. So, you may still be able to make some money this way even if you cannot sell the entire lift and rail. If you do not want to sell online, you may want to ring up the manufacturer directly. When you ring up the manufacturer, please ensure you have the make and model. This way, the manufacturer knows which product you are talking about so they offer the best price. Usually, once you have established what make and model the lift is, a qualified assessor will come to your home. They will establish whether the lift can be resold.
For example, a Stannah 260 which is in peak condition will sell for much more than a Stannah 260 which is tatty and several years old. Another way to sell is by ringing up local, independent manufacturers. Local, independent manufacturers are often family run businesses who need spare parts for different devices. They will often give you a better price than big name manufacturers. This is because they do not have access to as many people offering them parts.
Find out more
To find out more information on purchasing a stairlift, contact UK Stairlifts either by calling or using our online contact form. You can also arrange for a free stairs assessment, in which we will visit your property and assess which lift is most suited to your property, and then discuss your options and provide a quote. Call us on 0800 080 7997.