Working out at home can be a real convenience, especially is you have a great workout machine you can rely on. Recently we reviewed some of the best elliptical machines on the market, and came up with some great tips to help you choose the best machine for yourself and your home.
Tips #1: Before you buy any machine, make sure it has a good warranty that covers both parts and labor. OK, ideally the machine you buy will never have any problems and will work without a hitch. The best machines usually are quite reliable. But if you do have a problem, fixing an elliptical machine can be very expensive.
Fortunately, most manufacturers offer warranties for both parts and labor. Usually they will cover the parts for at least five years (sometimes up to ten), but the labor will have a shorter warranty period.
Tip #2: Make sure you can return the machine if it really doesn't work for you. The best manufacturers will allow you up to sixty days to return your machine, no questions asked. Make sure you have a completely no hassle return process before you buy your elliptical machine!
Tip #3: Do your research before you buy. You can literally save yourself hundreds of dollars if you find the right coupons or sale deals, and you will be able to do this by comparing prices at different online sites. Generally, however, you will be able to purchase your machine at a more affordable price if you do so through the manufacturer website directly. You may be surprised at how much variation in prices you will find online, so make sure you check out all your different options before pressing that "buy now" button!
By following these three tips, I can guarantee you that you will save yourself a lot of hassle - and money - down the road.