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Last Update: Mar 10, 2015
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What you need to know!

There are numerous reasons why more and more people are choosing to buy their treadmills online. Here are some of the main reasons:

Product Information
One reason is the Internet offers more detailed product information that you would never find in an offline store. This gives you the ability to read up and get educated on Treadmills. And if your time is limited you can just bookmark the page and come back tomorrow without any problem or pressure from sales people.

Comparison Shopping
Another reason is the ability to comparison shop without the hassle of traveling all over the place just to get the best deal. Going to a search engine and typing in treadmills will bring up hundreds of sites that you can use comparison shop. This doesn’t guarantee you a great deal but it gives you another tool in trying to finding it.

Eliminating the Middleman
Buying online can also eliminate the costs incurred by using a middleman. When you buy offline there will be a percentage of the sales price that will include employee wages, inventory and leasing prime spaces. When you buy online those costs can be avoided and intern greatly reduces the bottom line.

Below are considerations you will need to know about the seller:

Legitimacy & Credibility
When you’re buying a treadmill, look for a company that has a track record and sells in volume. You need to ask how long have they been in business? Do they have there own warehouses? Who are their suppliers? What are their customer testimonials? What kind of third party endorsements do they have?

Customer Service
They’re should be a “no questions asked” return policy of at least 30 days. If you decide for whatever reason that the treadmill does not suit you, having the ability to return it in a reasonable period of time puts the risk on the seller.

Make sure the seller you’re dealing with has certified technicians that can do in-home repairs. Although most of these treadmills are of modular design they still might need a skilled technician.

The majority of repairs can be fixed and handled by the treadmill owner. By describing the problem over the phone, a service representative can pinpoint the problem and either instruct you on the immediate repair, or ship you a part that can be easily installed. Make sure the online store has phone service representatives with regular hours.

After long usage parts on your treadmill might need replacing. Having purchased a treadmill online with a good warranty is extremely important. The extent of the warranty is a reflection on the quality of the equipment and the commitment of the seller/manufacturer to stand behind their treadmills. Manufacturers often limit dealers to sales in restricted territories. If there is any concern about the warranty you may want to contact the manufacturer directly to verify warranty coverage. Warranties can differ from months to years, and usually vary for different components. For example, you could have an initial one-year warranty on all parts and in-home service. Beyond the first year, parts like motors, belts, electronics and frames may have additional extending warranties. For example, some companies are offering lifetime warranties on frames and 10-year warranties on motors.

Make sure when you purchase from a seller that will have access to a technician. Most often the electronics can be self serviced but motors and belts may need a technician. If your warranty on labor has run out make sure the seller can locate a repairman for you.

Treadmills are large and heavy items that require proper shipping and handling because of the delicate electronics equipment on board. Make sure the seller has experience in shipping freight. These people need to know secure packing methods and use a freight company with a proven record. This will help the hassles of returning your treadmill because it wasn’t packaged properly.

Choosing a Treadmill
Treadmills come in all shapes and sizes, including folding and stationary models. It is important to find just that right model that accommodates your present and future exercise goals. You can research on the internet through articles and reviews. In addition, you may want to talk with fitness professionals that can recommend a treadmill specific to your needs.

Don’t be lured by blue light specials found in large retail and sporting good stores. They lack the components and functionally to provide an enduring and pleasurable exercise experience. If you are in it for the long run you’ll want to buy a treadmill that is build to last and designed to be virtually maintenance free.

Of course buying a treadmill is just the beginning. You won’t lose weight looking at it. It is important to get yourself on a regular routine. The more time you spend on your treadmill the more calories you are going to burn and weight you can lose. A treadmill is also great for toning and building muscle.

Treadmills have experienced substantial and steady growth over the years. Since there introduction there has never been a year where sales have decreased. They are designed to enhance the most popular form of exercising, running and walking. They are built on the basic premise that the more effort you put in the more you will get out.

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