One overlooked resource for finding home exercise equipment is yard sales. Yard sales are excellent places to find home exercise equipment at reduced prices. With yard sales commonly occurring on weekends, it is not hard to find usable equipment. It only takes a little planning and a thorough search to find affordable equipment in good condition.
It is very common for people to get new home exercise equipment for Christmas or as part of New Year's resolution. But they use it only once or twice and they set it aside and it collects dust in a corner of the house until they get weary of looking at it and then they try to sell it. You may also be lucky to run into somebody who is going to upgrade their exercise equipment.
Usually /"used exercise equipment"/ will be visible from the street even before you leave your car, which makes it easy to spot in a bargain sale. Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about something that catches your eye. In fact, the more information you ask about, the better you'll understand the equipment's actual condition.
You need to find out where and when it was acquired. You should also try to learn whether it was bought at a discount and how much use it has experienced. See whether you can also discover whether it has undergone any sort of cleaning or whether any repair work was needed and completed.
If it hasn't been in use regularly, inquire when was the last time it was used and where it was stored. These are just a couple smart questions to ask prior to purchasing used exercise equipment that will clue you in to the equipment's condition and whether it is a good bargain for what they're asking.
After asking the owner all of your questions, or even before you speak to the owner, you need to make sure that you examine the equipment carefully to ensure that it works properly. Check to make sure that all of the pieces are there, and that there are no missing screws or safety parts. Also check to see if the machine is well oiled and ask the owner for the original manual and instructions.