Sell a chair lift

Having a stair lift installed is an expensive business but there may come a time when you don’t need your chair lift anymore, maybe because you are upgrading to a better quality stair lift, or maybe you simply no longer need it. Either way, it would be nice to think that you could recoup some of your initial outlay. The good news is that there is a good market for second hand chair lifts and there are hundreds of potential buyers who would be interested in buying a second hand chair lift to save money.

Used stair lift condition

The first thing you need to do is consider the condition of your chair. If it is well worn, bordering on tatty, then you cannot expect to get a good price for it. If it is gently worn, then you can expect a much better price. The value of the stair-lift rails will vary depending on if straight or curved. There is little demand for second hand curved stair lift rails as they will be been custom built and are unlikely to fit another set of stairs.

How much can you sell a used stair lift for

The first thing you need to consider is how much you paid for the stair lift when it was first installed. A good rule of thumb is to depreciate it by 15-20% for each year you have owned it. However, you will also need to take into account the condition of the chair lift. If it is well worn, you can expect much less.

Who will buy a used chair lift?

Some stair lift installers will buy back stair lifts when they are no longer needed so it is always worth contacting them first. If the installer does not buy back stair lifts, you have a number of other options:

1) Do a Google search for ‘how do I sell my stair lift’. This will list a number of companies who are willing to buy second hand stair lifts.

2) List your chair lift for sale in the local newspaper, or on an internet classified ads site such Craigs list or Gumtree.

3) You could also try selling your stair lift on Ebay, but make it clear that the buyer must dismantle and collect.

If you secure an offer for your used stair lift, you will need to make arrangements to dismantle and deliver the stair lift. If the purchaser is a professional, they will probably want to come and dismantle the second hand stair lift themselves so that they can a) check it is in full working order and b) dismantle it in such a way that it can be re-assembled easily.