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  • Lightly Used Wheelchair Pricing Help

    Hello all,

    So I got really lucky and it looks like I'm not going to need the wheelchair my insurance company got me and I'm looking to sell it.

    Thing is, I'm having a hard time figuring out what a fair price is for it and where the best place to sell it would be. So I was wandering if you guys could help me out.

    Here's the setup, I'll try to get more details later - the receipt for it and I are in different countries at the moment.

    - The Natural Fit Rims
    - Thick ROHO pad (It's entirely inflatable)
    - acta-back
    - The wheelchair is made by the comfort company, it's collapsible and it's super simple and light (compared to my first wheelchair it has a lot less support, only the back and a curved metal band that goes down to support the wheels and the foot place.)

    Everything new was around 4200 if I remember correctly, and it has only been used for a few thousand feet in an airport and occasionally as an office chair. So it's practically brand new.

    I'll entertain offers for it, though, I need to battle the insurance company and see if they will let me keep the Natural fit wheels. Apparently they don't cover such "sporty" items.
    L2 incomplete with a pretty bad limp since 10/31/2011.

  • #2
    Oh, it's a Quickie Q7
    L2 incomplete with a pretty bad limp since 10/31/2011.

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    • #3
      Aaand Here's a picture:

      https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B4t...ENtV1N4amk3SVE
      L2 incomplete with a pretty bad limp since 10/31/2011.

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      • #4
        no, no picture there.

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        • #5
          The market for used chairs is very soft. Tilite itself can't sell its demo chairs on ebay for more than a few hundred dollars. If it's not 100% customized for the person using it the value drops significantly. If you have a desireable and/or common seat size you might get lucky, though.

          I'd start at under $1000 and see what happens.


          /forum/showthread.php?t=183205

          Tilite on Ebay

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          • #6
            Yep wheelchairs are worse than vehicles when it comes to retaining their price. Unless you can find some one that has your exact measurements and was about to pay cash for that same chair then don't expect a big payday, but since you aren't out anything then it's all profit.
            Most everything I say is

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            • #7
              Quickie Q7 is going new for ~$1,700 on Sportaid.
              "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

              "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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              • #8
                Save it for a swooper!

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                • #9
                  If it didn't cost you anything, consider donating it to a charity that provides wheelchairs for the underprivileged. I would imagine you could deduct a fair amount from taxes.

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                  • #10
                    What are the specs as i am in desperate need of a new chair. I had my leg amputated 3 weeks ago ond now my wheelchair dosent fit. My stump(upper thigh) is to wide, swollen,and bandaged to fit my tapperd in seat of my tilite zra. So if ya could let me know the specs I would appreciate it.
                    Thanks, Raeleen (cowgirls can go splat)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shveddy View Post
                      Oh, it's a Quickie Q7
                      this makes no sense, the Q7 is a rigid chair and NOT made by "the comfort company"
                      Originally posted by shveddy View Post
                      Hello all,

                      So I got really lucky and it looks like I'm not going to need the wheelchair my insurance company got me and I'm looking to sell it.

                      Thing is, I'm having a hard time figuring out what a fair price is for it and where the best place to sell it would be. So I was wandering if you guys could help me out.

                      Here's the setup, I'll try to get more details later - the receipt for it and I are in different countries at the moment.

                      - The Natural Fit Rims
                      - Thick ROHO pad (It's entirely inflatable)
                      - acta-back
                      - The wheelchair is made by the comfort company, it's collapsible and it's super simple and light (compared to my first wheelchair it has a lot less support, only the back and a curved metal band that goes down to support the wheels and the foot place.)

                      Everything new was around 4200 if I remember correctly, and it has only been used for a few thousand feet in an airport and occasionally as an office chair. So it's practically brand new.

                      I'll entertain offers for it, though, I need to battle the insurance company and see if they will let me keep the Natural fit wheels. Apparently they don't cover such "sporty" items.

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                      • #12
                        I might be interested....what is the size of the roho....cell count or size in inches.
                        Not foldable is it by the picture?

                        My old E&G like 20 years old still gets the job done.....but would like a used folding light weight chair......18 by 18 seat and back would be my size....maybe could go 16 by 16 for what I want to use it for.
                        Really need one I can take apart to fit in my 1971 vette.....hate driving it without a chair it breaks down am screwed.
                        Would be nice to be able to get out of it when I go places.

                        Art
                        Art

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                        • #13
                          I use power chair most of the time last 25 years so don't know much about all the new manual chairs at all.....I would really need to sit in one to see if I liked it.

                          Art
                          Art

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                          • #14
                            Yes as someone mentioned there are places Like the MDA Loan Closet that you can donate your chair to. they will give you a tax credit for the full value of the chair, and when a new patient needs a chair or is waiting for there's to come they can borrow your old chair until there's comes and they return it the MDA has it cleaned and then it's available to somebody else.so you get a great tx deduction and your old chair can live on helping hundreds of people in the future.

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                            • #15
                              I'd love to be in a position to donate, but I had to spend 1200 on the crutches I used in lieu of the chair and my finances aren't exactly stellar right now considering how much I owe to hospitals these days and my lack of employment.

                              For those that are interested, it's an 18 by 18 inch roho pad. I'm in the boonies right now, but one of these days I'll get around to scanning the receipt and posting it just to remove ambiguity.
                              L2 incomplete with a pretty bad limp since 10/31/2011.

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