The Straight & Curved Stairlift Buyers Guide®


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Used Stairlifts 

New Acorn Model 120
Straight & Model 180 Curved


"A Good Used Stairlift"

Pictured is a "Good Used Stairlift" Advertised For Sale on the Internet March 2013. But what you might not know is that this is a 20 Year Old Stairlift! Old Technology! Are Parts Still Available? 

Used Stairlifts

Looking for “a good used stair lift?”
Can't decide on whether you should buy
a new or used or reconditioned stairlift?


This page should aid in helping you decide.

Worldwide studies show that the population is aging, with up to 30% over the age of 65 in some or most countries. As a result, market awareness of the Acorn Stairlift sector is growing rapidly. This raised awareness of the Acorn Stairlift has led to a sufficient increase in demand and an increase in sales. This coupled with Acorn’s advanced technology strides has produced modern products that far exceed capabilities of older industry stairlift models.


Consequently, it often is more cost effective and less expensive to buy a ‘New’ Acorn Stairlift instead of buying “a good used stairlift”. The new generation Acorn Slimline Superglide Model 120 Straight Rail Stairlift is the #1 World’s Best-Selling Stairlift for a good reason – it’s extremely affordable to purchase a new Acorn Stairlift over an outdated used stairlift.

Because the dimensions of every staircase vary and people's needs differ, a stair lift must be manufactured and ‘made-to-order’ to meet the solution for individual requirements. A stairlift must be built to your own specifications with your individual options to suit your desires and budget.


Stair lifts definitely are a ‘custom made’ product. The track is cut to the length of your stairs and is custom made based on your staircase layout environment and also as to which side of the staircase to mount the stairlift unit.



Compare New Acorn Stairlift prices vs.
used industry stairlift prices


Acorn, in its service area, provides a No-Obligation FREE Survey, complimentary consultation, needs assessment, staircase measurement and written price quote for consumers looking to make a decision whether to buy a new, used or reconditioned stairlift. An Acorn Professional Experienced Surveyor will measure your stairs and talk you through the options available. Once your staircase has been surveyed, you will be given your own free, no-obligation written quotation. It is then entirely your decision - in your own time - to decide whether a New Acorn Stairlift is right for you. Call 800-259-0370 or complete the form for a Free Survey.

If you should decide to purchase a new Acorn Stairlift over a used stairlift, you will receive a professional Acorn Factory Stairlift Installation.



The following are some factors that can affect stairlifts prices:


  • The number of steps on the stairs
  • The number of bends in the staircase (if any)
  • What Stairlift options you require (if any)
  • How many stair lifts are required to suit your needs

At Acorn, your safety and independence is the priority. We are here to help anyone who is struggling with their stairs regain freedom and independence. Why not fill out the form to the right or call one of our friendly, experienced advisors at 800-259-0370 for your Free, No Hassle, No-Obligation Survey and Price Quote and we'll send a factory-trained Acorn Stairlifts Surveyor to measure your stairs, explain all the options available, and answer any questions you may have.



Cheap is not always cheerful

If something is too good to be true, it probably isn't. The dealers who offer to get you the cheapest “good used stairlift” may be giving you a stairlift that is unsuitable for you and your needs. When buying a new stairlift from Acorn, you know that it will be a brand new manufactured stairlift with advanced modern technology, specifically designed for you and your needs. This means that you'll be receiving brand new parts and a comprehensive new warranty as standard.


What to look out for

If you spot any of the following things when someone is trying to sell you a Stair Lift, it might be more trouble than it’s worth.

  • Is the stairlift Cable, Chain or Rope hauled - The Stairlift will be noisy, jolty movement and oily
  • Stairlift has a Trailing Mains Power Cable - Can be unreliable, won't work in a power cut and will be time consuming to install
  • Is not DC Powered - The Stairlift will lack smoothness while in motion and cannot be operated when there is a power cut outage
  • Does not have a Swivel Seat - The Stair lift is outdated and potentially hazardous particularly at the top of your stairs. It’s also difficult to get on and off the Stairlift having to twist your legs and body.
  • Does not have a Rack & Pinion Drive - It will lack stability and be noisy
  • Does not have an Overspeed Governor - It will not be prevented from an uncontrolled descent if a major drive system failure should occur. If a major drive system fails, the stairlift could plummet to the foot of the stairway, with unthinkable consequences
  • Does not have a status display system - It will be impossible for you to diagnose a fault without a costly home visit each time there is a fault with the stair lift.


Which is superior? New or Used?

New!  Because an Acorn Stairlift is tailor made to be the perfect solution for problems getting up and down your stairs, it will be the superior option.


Why is a new Stairlift the superior option? Keep reading!


  • A new Acorn Stairlift will be specifically made to fit your Staircase
  • The Acorn Stairlift will be customized to suit your personal needs
  • A new Acorn Stairlift will come with a comprehensive warranty
  • Replacement parts will be readily available and still in production
  • A new Acorn Curved Stairlift will fit to your stairs properly
  • The Acorn Curved 80 has a custom built rail to fit your staircase perfectly


Why a reconditioned Stairlift can be trouble?

Because a Stairlift is reconditioned (used), there can be problems you will naturally encounter such as the following:

  • May require frequent services as parts will be worn, which would result in longer wait times for help
  • Older Stairlift models may be unsupported by a local dealer because the model is obsolete
  • Parts are harder to come by, if the Stairlift is an old model
  • Curved and Straight Stairlifts are difficult to transfer across staircases
  • No Warranty or a lesser warranty package, if any


Still can’t decide?

If you still cannot decide which you should choose, why not just give us a call at 800-259-0370, or contact us by filling in our form above and speak with an Acorn Stairlifts Advisor. 

Acorn Stairlifts is officially the first stairlift
company to earn the prestigious
Ease-of-Use Commendation from the
Arthritis Foundation.
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