If you are in the market for a new stair lift … let’s take a moment to talk about how to find the manufacturerand dealer you want to work with by doing some quick and easy investigative work.
First, let’s not get fooled by any internet ad that suggests you could buy a stair lift for $989. That’s just not going to happen and if it did … you probably wouldn’t want it in the first place! These are “Feeder Ads” and are intended to get you to pick up the phone and call. Chances are you’ll be told about the cutting fees, shipping fees, warranty fees, available upgrades … and most likely – the product offered is “On Backorder”.
Click. Hang up the phone. Let’s get back to our internet research strategy. We will want to do research on Negative Information as opposed to the sales hype found on the distributor’s pages. Here are two examples of simple key search terms for you to use.
Next, let’s discuss what key features are important in a stair lift … and why.
Don’t be fooled by the hype about the following features (these are Federally REQUIRED components for EVERY stair lift sold in the United States)
Last, but not least, ask where the stair lift is assembled or manufactured. You will more than likely be told the United States or England. Then ask if you can get a full refund if the lift arrives in boxes marked “Made or Assembled in China” or has labels attached to the unit that indicate “Made or Assembled in China”. If you can’t get that promise in writing … Click. Hang up the phone. Much of the production is shifting … and perhaps the quality as well.
If you want a stair lift that is “Made in America” – there are only three true stair lift manufacturers to choose from. Don’t be fooled by “private labels” or name changes. All three manufacturers offer both straight and curved lifts. Only ONE makes a Grease Free stair lift system. Now that we know what we are looking for – the rest is simple. Just do an internet search on “grease free stair lift with lifetime warranty on motor and circuit board”. It’s really that simple.
Good luck to you in your search … and best of health to you.