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Why You Should Not Purchase A Cheap Rowing Machine?

Oct 16, 2007
If you are looking to get in shape, prevent back pain, build strength and burn calories, you have probably considered purchasing a rowing machine. However, there is a lot that goes into purchasing a home rowing machine, as there are so many makes and models to choose from.

Of course, you have probably also eyed the cost of some of these rowing machines and the prices may have left you scratching your head. How can you afford such a device? Is there a cheap rowing machine out there somewhere?

Yes there is, however, many used rowing machines and fitness equipment you find online are not the best quality because they are often missing parts when they arrive at your door. For it to be sold as used it has to be disassembled, and then repacked and shipped.

Often times the seller will lose a vital screw, pin, pulley, or piece to the machine. (this has happened to me every time I have ordered used fitness equipment) Also, many online used auction sites do not provide any type of warranty or guarantee for your rowing machine, so you could end up with a dud and be out all of your hard earned money.

If you are serious about your health, which you should be, you will want to use your rowing machine consistently for years to come. Therefore, you need something reliable. If you plan on only using it for a couple months and then going back to eating pizza on the couch, don't even bother buying one as you are doing your wallet and your health a disservice.

What Are Online Auctions?

By their very nature, online auction sites, such as Ebay are designed as a way to offer low cost alternatives to full prices most online stores charge. This is the reason that online auction sites have exploded in massive popularity in recent years and also why they will continue to expand in popularity into the future.

However, there are a couple financial concerns you should be aware of. If you fall victim to these your used equipment won't be so "cheap" after all. For one, be wary of the shipping and handling costs.

Some sites have seriously inflated shipping costs on certain items. In this case there really is no deal to be had.

Also be wary of who you are really buying the product from. There have been countless scams on these sites. Never send a check or payment to anyone in the mail and be sure that any financial information you give is secure. Any legitimate website will provide a privacy policy. Read it, don't just look at it.

So, if you insist on buying used equipment stick with sellers that provide fair and reasonable shipping and don't try to steal extra profits through backdoor channels and be careful of who you are buying it from.

If you can afford it, it is definitely worth buying a new rowing machine or piece of home fitness equipment. Make the commitment to yourself to get healthy, stay in shape, and use it consistently.

Rowing machines can be excellent for improving your back and abdominal strength. Keeping your back in shape is vital to your overall health, as it can prevent a whole list of health problems.

So, if you are looking for a cheap, but good rowing machine than an online auction is probably not the best place for you to go. Take a look around the Internet and I bet you can find new rowing machines that can fit into your budget. They may not be as cheap as the ones on the auction sites, but they are much more reliable and financially safer to purchase.

Good luck on your journey towards health and wellness!
About the Author
Brue M. Baker, is an expert on natural health and fitness who has helped people from all across the country sky-rocket their health and well-being. Rather than hitting your head against a wall trying every home gym, let Brue introduce you to the most effective rowing machines on the planet. Visit HomeRowingMachine.com for a wide selection of fitness equipment at discounted prices.
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