Are you having a hard time finding used lift chairs? You may have to really dig for one but don’t give up. I’ve pulled together some tips just for you and others that may be looking for one too.
Tips on Where to Find Used Lift Chairs
Searching classified ads in your local newspaper and online for used lift chairs can be successful. Buying from an estate, garage/yard sales, or even some used furniture stores is a good idea but you need to know how to negotiate the price down, if needed. Auctions may not work because the prices may go up too much, plus you don’t get a chance to really examine items at most types of auction.
Thrift stores are good places to look even though you may need to go to several of them to find a used lift chair so don’t expect to find one by just going to one or two stores even though that has happened to some fortunate people. The key is to take your time and not to be in a rush because it seems like when I’m looking for a particular item, I will not find it but if I just go browsing, I will find a particular item just because I’m not looking for it.
Another good place to look for used lift chairs is at medical equipment liquidation sales. You can find them online or in the classified section of newspapers. There may be local medical equipment providers, nursing homes, or hospices that are moving and not taking some of their equipment; however, lift chairs are not always items they have to sell. Call them to ask if they are selling any lift chairs and if so, find out what price range and what the process would be to look at them.
You can also do a local Internet search for “best places to find used lift chairs” and then take note of the ads you find to check out and if there are any of interest, contact the seller to see when you can come to see the lift chair. Don’t rely on photos as they may not be the ones that are actually for sale.
Examples of a Used Lift Chairs
The below lift chairs are categorized as used even though they may be new with minor damage or packaging damage. Amazon gives you a choice of the new one or to “Buy Open Box,” which means its condition description details are Like New or Very Good, etc. They will also give you the choice of buying from another seller where the price may be less. These are ways to get a great price on a used lift chair for sale and save significantly as is shown below in the two examples.
Catnapper Power Lift Full Lay-Flat Recliner w/Comfort Coil Seating
The Catnapper Power Lift Full Lay-Flat Recliner with Comfort Coil Seating Featuring Comfor-Gel “Dual Motor” Comfort Function, plush seat, polyester (Almond) is about $50 less than the brand new price because it is marked as “Buy Open Box” item meaning that it was either slightly damaged in shipment or returned and has some minor cosmetic damage. The recliner mechanisms have a lifetime replacement warranty and the motor has a five year warranty. It has a dual motor comfort function that allows the back and ottoman to move separately, extra wide seating, roll arm and horse collar back. It is fashionable and durable with a 400 pound weight capacity. It has gel infused foam that helps relieve key body pressure points and you will feel the difference as soon as you sit down. The rich and elegant fabric will look good in any home. Its dimensions are 42 inches high by 44 inches wide by 39 inches long. Some customers were so pleased with this chair that they lived in it day and night. One woman was so happy she found a perfect chair for her husband’s man cave. This Catnapper Power Lift Full Lay-Flat Recliner’s review average has earned a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 stars.
- THE ULTIMATE IN LIFT CHAIRS JENSON LAY OUT RECLINER, COMFORT COIL SEATING WITH COMFORT GEL AND MADE IN THE USA.
- Chair shipped in factory box and will need assembly.
- DUAL MOTOR COMFORT FUNCTION - Allows back and ottoman to move separately.
- RELIEVES KEY BODY PRESSURE POINTS- Gel infused foam in our lift chairs feel so comfortable you will feel the difference the moment you sit down.
- PREMIUM FABRICS- Rich and elegant look brings pride to the homeowners. A medical device we can be proud to display in our living rooms.
Power Lift Real Leather Chair Recliner Armchair Wall Hugger Lounge Seat, Brown
This Power Lift made by Direct From Maker (DFM) is an elegant and contemporary style with real leather and solid wooden frame. It is a very comfortable relaxing armchair with soft leather as well as a lift chair with reclining function that is a wall hugger. It has one motor and reclines at 135 degrees with the back and footrest that work together. It has four pockets including two lateral pockets on the side and two pockets in front of the armrests that have cupholders. The weight capacity is 350 pounds. Quick and easy to assemble and instruction book included. Dimensions are 37 inches deep by 43.31 inches high by 34.65 inches wide. Customers said this chair was very “comfy” and good to sleep in. Customer reviews average rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
The above DFM chair has been marked down to a fair price and there is a note to tell customers not to buy from any other sellers listed because they were selling poor quality chairs so even though they may be a few dollars less, you don’t want one that will fall apart quickly. Since it’s getting harder to pass Medicare approval for a lift chairs, some elderly people who desperately need mobility assistance have a hard time finding a one they can afford. It’s time for everyone to share with others any medical equipment not being used by donating the equipment to a local thrift store. Or if you feel you need to receive something for a particular item that you paid a lot for, put an ad in the local paper or online under used lift chairs for sale but make the price low enough so that someone in need can buy it. There is nothing better than the feeling of giving!