One of the most common questions we get from buyers is when is the best time to buy a treadmill.
It’s a great question to ask – but not an easy one to answer.
First of all, the best time to buy a treadmill, in my opinion, is when you need one. If you’re looking to get in shape, slim down, feel healthier and stronger, the best time to start exercising is now – don’t put it off just to try and save 50 bucks.
But with that aside, I will give you some tips to hopefully help you decide when to buy at the best price:
#1 Weekends Are Great For Deals
Some manufacturers (not all) will put some of their overstock models on sale on the weekends. You have to watch for this, as it’s not as common as it once was. But there are a few that still do it.
#2 November, December and January
These are prime months for fitness equipment sales – and you’re likely to find some incredible deals out there.
#3 Flash Sales
More and more – especially in this economy – manufacturers are doing flash sales. These may last a couple of days to a week – at any time.
The reasons are varied. Maybe they have too many of a certain treadmill in stock that they thought would sell more. Maybe they need to make room for a newer model coming in.
You have to be on your toes for this. But the good news is that if you don’t take advantage of one sale – another will be along from another manufacturer sooner rather than later.
So those are some hints on the best time to buy a treadmill. Remember however that you want to choose a high value treadmill, regardless of when you buy. For a list of our latest recommended models see our Best Buys page here.