View Full Version : Precor 9.1, 17 years old, good deal on CL?
08-26-2008, 01:22 PM
I can buy this treadmill for under $100 off of CL.
The seller said that it only has 75 miles on it. is it worth buying?
The age scares me.
08-26-2008, 05:59 PM
therell be better ones later on, 17 years seems like many years so the inside could start messing up? just keep looking in CL, always people selling treadmills for cheap
08-26-2008, 06:46 PM
thanks for the feedback..I'm going to pass.
08-26-2008, 07:13 PM
Hey fitz, I know you said you were going to pass, but have you looked at it yet? You might be able to get a feel for how much use its had by looking at it.
The reason I ask is that for a precor I might consider gambling <$100. I have one that is 8 years old and my wife and I have put a lot of miles on it. Its had no service or problems and is still running like a champ.
I know you may mot be able to service it, but if it looks good and runs good, precor is a good bet. Even if you only got a few years out of it, I bet it would Be smoother and more solid of a run than others in that price range.
Just my thoughts, good luck.
08-27-2008, 02:36 AM
Go try it out.
If the belt looks okay and the unit works I'd get it.
08-27-2008, 06:24 AM
the seller is local, so I guess it can't hurt to take a test run on it...thanks.
08-31-2008, 09:11 PM
We have two twenty-year old Precors in our gym, still going strong. We haven't had them regularly serviced (though we probably should), but the quality is fantastic. I think one we replaced a circuit board on way back.
I don't know what the reputation of Precor is now, but back then they were among the best.
09-01-2008, 06:21 AM
Regardless of the brand name recognition of a product, whether it be Mercedes, Precor, Bose or Pioneer, the bottomline is that this treadmill is seventeen years old and belongs to an unknown person without a history of its actual usage that can be verified. In situations such as this "caveat emptor", buyer beware! Yes it is cheap but it is a crap shoot nonetheless. There is an old adage that goes " Don't allow someone elses problem become your own" especially when considering purchasing used equipment. Of course if one is a masochist than they should go for it!