i found the treadmill my gym uses (life fitness hr9500) on craigslist for $1300. the seller is willing to come down to $1100. i think it is a fair price for the quality of the treadmill. they are being sold on ebay for $750-$2300, and refurbished with a warranty for $1995.
if i am going to buy another treadmill, i want a commercial quality treadmill. i have bought and sold two other
treadmills for not being solid enough or wide enough. i have $940 in
cash but would have to borrow the rest from my hubby. i know i am going
to lay down some change for a good treadmill, but i am just not sure
that I want to spend that much. i mentally set a cap for myself at $1000. i think i would be willing to meet in the middle at $1025.
i love this brand of treadmill. it is easy to use and is reliable. buying it
would save me from going to the gym, but i can go to the gym for 3 years
on that amount of money.
however, there are many times that i want to run but just don't feel like going to the gym or the gym is closed.
i am very conflicted. that is a ton of money. what would you do?