Why The Market In Cheap Wheelchairs Is Buoyant

Cheap wheelchairs are available now in greater numbers than they have ever been before, for several reasons. Firstly, there are improvements in the technology which is used in the frames, making chairs lighter and more attractive to the consumer. Then, there are the advances in battery technology, which are persuading ever more people to upgrade to new models of wheelchair, and these people are offloading their old wheelchairs for bargain prices even though the chairs themselves are still in good condition.

Wheelchairs have always been needed by disabled people, but not every disabled person has always been able to afford what they need. When the wheelchair was first being developed using modern industrial materials, the metals used were heavy and the chairs themselves were bulky. Even though they could only offer a limited amount of mobility, they were still far too expensive for the average person to be able to afford. In the days before many countries of the Western world formed their health insurance systems, there was no assistance anyone could claim to help them. Over the years the chairs became progressively cheaper, and there were also assistance schemes to help the poorest people in society to attain them.

The introduction of electric power has had a far reaching effect on the wheelchair market in so many ways. Firstly, it has improved the range which wheelchair users have when they go out into their local area. No longer do disabled people have to fear not being able to get up steep slopes, or fear not having the physical strength to push themselves home after a long tiring trip. It has also meant the wheelchairs are changed far more often than they were in the purely mechanical age. New developments and advances are occurring constantly, and many users will always choose to upgrade.

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The good news is that buying cheap wheelchairs does not necessarily mean sacrificing mobility. There are some older chairs for sale in the used market which do not have the light alloy frames which are needed to make a chair fully portable, but there are many which do. Even though you are unlikely to find equivalents of the latest models with ultra light weight frames, the last generation of chairs were still light enough to be folded up and taken in a car or airplane. Manual chairs will definitely be cheaper now that electrically powered ones are largely taking over.

If you have a budget you need to work to you will need to see which chairs can be brought within it if you apply certain cost saving techniques. The first step is to compare prices of chairs which are new and which are somewhere near the price range you are looking at. If you can find a new chair which is not to far out of your range, there is every likelihood that you can find a used model which will be within your limit. You can visit retail stores which stock your choice of new model, because moat of these stores will have a trade in plan, and they will be especially keen to take in used models of their best selling lines.

There are other sources of cheap wheelchairs which can help you find what you want, including ones which are located remotely or on the Internet. Be careful when you use these, a you may have a lower degree of protection should there be a problem with the chair. Although most transactions on the auction sites go smoothly, there is always the chance that something could go wrong. Be careful if you are using auction sites looking for bargains in cheap wheelchairs.

 

 

 

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