What’s the best time to buy a treadmill?
Some might say “any time” is a good time. And of course that’s true when it comes to exercise – it’s always better to start exercising sooner rather than later. If you can afford a good treadmill right now you should go ahead and buy – running is an excellent form of exercise, and your health is more important than cost.
When it comes to buying an expensive piece of equipment like a treadmill though, there are certain times of year that prices are cheaper if you want to save some money (or get more value for your money). Deep discounts are sometimes offered which can save you $$$’s on your purchase if you’re willing to wait until the right time. Keep reading to find out when is the best time to buy…
How much does a treadmill cost?
Although you can get a cheap treadmill for as little as $250, for a really good one (that is durable enough to last for years) you could end up paying $1000 or more. If you’re looking for something at the very top of the range you’ll find that some cost as much as $3500. IMHO it’s not necessary to pay this much unless you really want the best of the best (and at that price, you’ll also probably get a bunch of “bells and whistles” you don’t really need.)
As you can see, when it comes to price, there are treadmills available for a wide range of budgets.
If you want to get the best bang for your buck though it’s often a good idea to wait until a time of year that treadmills are on sale. If you do this, you may be able to get a more expensive model with better features at a reduced price.
When do treadmills go on sale?
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular times of year for discounts:
You might find some good prices around June as many fitness retailers clear their inventory out around this time. Demand for sports equipment tends to be lower due to rising temperatures and a move toward outdoor exercising in the summer weather. When sales decrease prices are often reduced to facilitate sales.
Prime Day on Amazon
If, like us, you’re a fan of shopping on Amazon, you may find some treadmill deals available on Amazon Prime day. Prime Day 2019 is now over, but as soon as the date for 2020 is announced we’ll post it here. Many expensive electrical items are reduced on this “one day only” shopping event, which is growing year by year. It’s definitely worth checking out Amazon to see if there are any discount treadmills when the sale comes round.
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, and this is a great time to find the best deals online for treadmills and other expensive sports and electrical equipment. In 2020 it falls on Friday 27th November, but like previous years, many discounts will be introduced from the Monday before. Although the best deals are often on the day itself, most will go on all weekend until Cyber Monday, and some may go on for the entire Cyber week period. Start checking on Amazon and popular treadmill manufacturer websites such as Sole, Proform and Nordictrack websites from Monday 23rd November this year. If you want to get a treadmill deal on Black Friday we have a page where we list all the best deals (and where to find them) which we update at this time of the year.
January/The New Year
Without a doubt, this is the best time to buy a treadmill or any piece of sports equipment. Who hasn’t made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit, or to lose weight at some stage in their lives? In fact, some people make the same resolution year after year! When it comes to exercise, January is always the busiest time of year for sales of new exercise equipment as people seek to make a start on a new fitness or weight loss plan. Manufacturers cash in on the trend for making fitness resolutions by offering deep discounts on indoor sports equipment (and to compete against gyms offering discounted memberships).
So should you wait?
Although impressive discounts are available at certain times of the year, that doesn’t mean you should wait until then to buy. If you have a fitness goal and want to pursue it, there’s no better time than right now! If budget is an issue, you could get started doing some outdoor running and then purchase a treadmill during the winter sales when weather is more suited to indoor exercising. Or you could have a look at used treadmills to see what’s available to suit your budget.