new elliptical on salePerhaps the number one question we get here at Elliptical Review Guru is “Where should I buy my elliptical from?” When it comes to making a big purchase like a piece of exercise equipment, it can be quite hard to decide where to go with all of the choices available, both offline and online.

For starters you have the sporting goods stores, like Dick’s, Sports Authority and Modell’s that have a few elliptical machines to choose from. You also have retailers like Sear’s, Walmart, Target and Kmart that carry a number of different brands and models. Then there are the higher end gym equipment retailers like Leisure Fitness or Gym Source where you can find the more expensive brands like Octane, TRUE, Matrix and Cybex.

UPDATE: Fall 2017 Sales are now going on! Check out the links to the right or below to find the best current deals from all of the most popular brands!

What about online? You have a host of choices when it comes to buying an elliptical online as well. Here we will focus on where to go online to buy your elliptical machine. This will cover all buyers, no matter what type of machine you are looking for. By the end of this article you will know exactly where to go to find the perfect elliptical for you at the best possible price.

Let’s get started…

Buying a Brand New Elliptical Machine – Saving Money on the Latest Models

Here is a general rule of thumb for you. Typically the best deals you are going to find on new elliptical machines, meaning the latest, newest models available, are directly on the manufacturer’s site. Here is where you are going to find the best prices, as well as potential additional savings such as special sales, discounts, free shipping, no tax, no money down, etc. All of the major elliptical manufacturers have websites, and that’s the ideal place to go not only to save money, but to see all of the available models, check out specs, choose the features you want and anything else you need to do to find the perfect elliptical machine.

There are also advantages besides saving money. Dealing directly with the manufacturer gives you peace of mind in knowing that you have recourse if anything goes wrong with the machine. When you buy it from a third party customer service, maintenance, all of those things can get a little dicey. If you’ve ever bought a piece of equipment from Sears you’ll know what I’m talking about. Buying direct is always the ideal situation when it comes to these types of issues.

You’ll notice that on each of our review pages we provide a link to the manufacturer’ sale page. So after you read our reviews of a particular brand or model, if you are interested in learning more or buying that machine you can follow the link directly to the official site.

For your reference, we’ve included a link to all of the manufacturer sites that offer the best deals below:

Elliptical Sales - Save up to 50% off

NORDICTRACK SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Up to 50% off select models, free shipping)

SOLE SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Up to 40% off, free shipping)

PROFORM SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Up to 40% off select models, free shipping)

HORIZON SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Save up to $800, free shipping)

BOWFLEX SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Save over $458, free shipping)

LIFE FITNESS SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Save up to $399, free installation, free shipping)

MATRIX SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Save up to $300 on select models)

PRECOR SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Save up to $200 on select models)

VISION SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Save up to $500, free shipping)

YOWZA SPECIAL SALE
(Save up to $1,100, Free giveaways with purchase, Free shipping)

XTERRA SPECIAL SALE PAGE
(Save up to $700, Free shipping)

Now, some manufacturers sell their new elliptical machines on third party sites like Amazon. Although the prices are typically the same, you can often find some great discounts on certain models. So it definitely makes sense to take a look there to see what you can find.

Amazon’s Elliptical Superstore – For TRUE, Schwinn, Exerpeutic, Weslo, AFG, Stamina, Sunny Health, Gold’s Gym

For the higher end brands not listed above, including Octane, Body Solid, Spirit, SportsArt and Landice, contact us here to find the best deals right in your area.

So you may be able to find the same elliptical on Amazon for a better price. Not often, but it is possible. When you read our elliptical reviews we will tell you when you might be able to get a better deal somewhere else. But keep in mind that 9 times out of 10, the manufacturer site will give you the best deal.

Buying a Brand New Elliptical When You Don’t Need To Have The Latest Model

Let’s move on to discuss options besides buying a brand new model. Let’s say you don’t need to have the absolute latest version. Maybe you don’t need the new tablet holder or increased weight capacity or whatever the update is on the latest model. Or perhaps you just want to save a little bit of money and buy the previous year’s model, or even one that is a couple of years old. Remember these are still brand new machines, never used, they are just not the latest models available and are no longer sold directly from the manufacturer.
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So where do you buy a brand new machine, but not the latest model? That’s an easy one. Amazon. Amazon is the #1 retail site in the world, and for good reason. They offer the best selection and the best prices. It’s that simple. The same holds true for elliptical machines. They carry a huge selection of ellipticals from all of the major brands including Epic, FreeMotion, Horizon Fitness, NordicTrack, Precor, Schwinn, TRUE, Vision and more. They also have many of the lesser known brands. In total they have 51 different elliptical brands to choose from, so chances are you can find exactly what you are looking for.

So to sum up, if you don’t need to have the very latest model out there, start your search at Amazon Ellipticals where you can narrow your search by price, rating, brand or capacity.

As we mentioned above, in addition to some of the older models they often have the new ones as well. So no matter what you are looking for you can find hundreds of different models to choose from at Amazon.

So that covers new machines….brand new models and new models that are one or more years old.

Buying a Used or Refurbished Elliptical Machine

Now let’s move on to USED elliptical machines. Let’s say your budget is a little tight and you are interested in purchasing a used elliptical, meaning one that was used by someone else and is available for sale. Where do you find the best options in this category?ebay

Your best bet for used ellipticals is eBay. In case you are not aware of eBay, they are the largest shopping and auction website and offer new and used elliptical machines from manufacturers and private sellers.

You can buy at a set price (Buy it Now) or participate in an auction, depending on the elliptical you are searching for and the seller. Regardless, you can find some great deals on new and refurbished used machines at eBay. They also offer buyer protection and warranty options so just read everything carefully and make sure you’re getting exactly what you want.

They currently offer Exerpeutic, Gold’s Gym, Life Fitness, NordicTrack, Precor, ProForm, Schwinn and Sole…so all of the major brands are well represented.

To sum up, if you are in the market for a used elliptical, the best way to start your search is to go to eBay Ellipticals and check out the various models for sale.

So there are your best options where it comes to buying a new or used elliptical machine. We’ll update this section often as we find new and better ways to find and purchase the best elliptical for your home. For now, these are the very best ways of buying ellipticals online.