Buying a Used Stair Lift
There is a second hand market that makes it less expensive to buy a used stair lift than to buy a new one.
In fact, buying a used stair lift, especially those with straight rails designed for a straight staircase can save you a bit of money, anywhere from $300 to $1500. Yet, as this seems like a bargain, there are important considerations to take into account. These include primarily your physical needs and the configuration of your stairs.
So the suggestion here is to go about looking for a used lift carefully. If you have a straight staircase, generally finding a recycled stair lift is doable. However, if you live in a remote location, finding a dealer who can provide you with installation may be difficult.
For curved stairways unfortunately it is very difficult to match the track. The best sources for buying used is to visit Silver Cross' website. Silver Cross is not a stair lift manufacturer, but this company specializes in bringing quality used or low priced stair lifts, in addition to lifting devices such as home elevators and wheelchair incline lifts. If you deal with a manufacturer, make sure that they are approved dealers.
Also take a look at Stannah, known for manufacturing quality stair lifts.