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Old 07-19-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Motorized wheelchairs

Hi all, does anyone have any suggestions on purchasing a motorized wheelchair? What should we make sure it has and doesn't have! What are the best ways of transporting this item and also, if warranties are offered, should we get one?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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Re: Motorized wheelchairs

I don't know much about them except I saw this one called the Galileo Wheelchair -- it looked pretty cool and can go up and down stairs, move the user from a sitting position to a standing position, even move them to floor level and stand them back up again. I bet it's pretty expensive, however, if needed, those features might be really useful. Personally, I've never owned a wheelchair, but I believe it might be a good idea to get the warranty especially if it will be used day after day on a long term basis.

I'd do some research and shop around, and ask representatives from companies you are looking at for their input on all the different products they have to offer. Best of luck!

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Old 11-10-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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Re: Motorized wheelchairs

That one is the coolest! I know they are costly, but what price is mobility? Whatever brand you decide upon, make sure you shop it online. When we were shopping for a scooter for my mother, one company that was advertising came to demonstrate one to her. The guy was a real high pressure salesman and got rude when I told him that I wasn't buying one TODAY for $3500! I found a Pride that was twice the scooter and it was $1200! That was for a 4 wheel extra big with big wheels that went off road almost as good as an ATV!

There are as many lifts and carriers as there are chairs and scooters! Shop those too.

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