Whenever possible you don’t want to pay full price for anything if you can avoid it. Fortunately in today’s economy many products and services are offered at discounts.
Treadmills are no exception. In fact there are an incredible number of excellent treadmill deals and sales to be had. The key is to know where to look and what to look for.
Types of treadmill deals and sale
It’s surprising the variety or treadmill sales, discounts, promos, etc. you can find. Next, I go through each type of treadmill discount you may encounter.
It’s interesting to note that most treadmills have what is called a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP). The MSRP is the full price of a treadmill.
It’s imperative you know that you should never have to pay MSRP. Most treadmill makers and retailers sell treadmills below the MSRP.
1. Treadmill sales & Discounts
A treadmill sale is a time-limited event where a treadmill or treadmills by a particular manufacturer is priced lower than the MSRP. That said, many retailers never sell a treadmill at the MSRP. There is always some kind of sale or discount available. It makes you wonder why publish an MSRP in the first place.
Treadmill sales can apply to particular models and/or all items sold by any manufacturer and/or retailer.
Examples of treadmill sales include sales revolving around holidays, inventory blowouts, and outdated models. In some cases treadmill sales are held for no reason at all except to bolster sales.
A good time to find a sale is in the summer and at Christmas. These are times of the year when you can find some outstanding treadmill deals.
2. Treadmill Promos
A treadmill promo is an event that aggressively promotes a particular treadmill or particular treadmills by a retailer. The promo is complemented with a discounted price.
You can find treadmill promos when a company releases a new model or a retailer wishes to reduce inventory.
Some promos are triggered with promo codes. Others don’t require any code; instead the promotion applies upon purchase.
Promotional discounts can also be giving more value instead of a price reduction. Examples of this type of treadmill promotion would be free shipping, in-home delivery and/or extended warranties.
3. Treadmill Coupons and Coupon Codes
Some treadmill manufacturers and retailers offer coupons and coupon codes. A coupon or coupon code results in a discount upon purchase. You provide the coupon code during the checkout process.
Generally coupons apply to online purchases. In fact, the growth of the internet has resulted in many types of products and services offering discounts via coupons and coupon codes. Because overhead is lower selling online, manufacturers and retailers can afford to offer discounts not available in physical stores.
4. Free Shipping
This is a common treadmill deal. More and more treadmill retailers offer free shipping with some or all items. In fact, given so many treadmills can be purchased with free shipping, I’d say paying for shipping isn’t necessary.
That said, always compare all the treadmill deals and sales. It could be that a particular promo or coupon code could result in a lower price, even if you have to pay for shipping.
Some treadmill deals can on occasion include in-home delivery as the promotion.
5. Extended Warranties
Some treadmill retailers will throw in an extended warranty with a purchase. This doesn’t necessarily result in a lower price, but you get more value with your purchase. The value provided is peace of mind and in the event of a lemon, you benefit from the warranty for a longer time.
How much of a discount can you expect from treadmill deals and sales?
Each retailer and manufacturer is different. Generally, treadmill deals and sales result in a 30 to 50 percent price reduction from the MSRP. However, it can be a little misleading because treadmills are seldom sold at the MSRP. So the real amount of the discount may be less. That said, even a 5 to 10 percent discount on $1,000 items such as treadmills adds up to significant savings.
Where can you find the best treadmill deals and sales?