Have you been thinking about buying a new trampoline? Whether it is one of the smaller exercise trampolines or a large outdoor model, it is important to know when the best time to buy a new trampoline would be for you. Depending on the model, trampolines can be an expensive purchase. The larger models can often cost $1000 or more. Fitness trampolines, while normally less expensive, can still cost over $300, if you are wanting a top-of-the-line model.
Fortunately, one of the secrets to getting a new trampoline (or anything for that matter!), is knowing when to buy one. To learn when the best time of the year to purchase the trampoline you want, just continue to read our article. It takes less than a couple of minutes to get the information you need to make a good purchase.
Buying an Outdoor Trampoline
It is easier to find the best time of year to buy a full-size outdoor trampoline than it is to purchase a mini one. There are only a couple of seasons where you use the outdoor model, and the indoor mini options can be used all year round.
Some people think that Spring is the best season to buy a large model. The reason for that is because you do not have to store the trampoline and you will have all spring and summer seasons to enjoy using it. For trampoline use that may be the best time to buy, but not for price or saving money. The best time of the year is either late fall or early winter when people are thinking of putting theirs away for several months.
During those colder months, you get the best price breaks and more motivated sellers who do not want to store their trampoline till next spring. The stores are motivated too, as they want to clear out the old summer equipment and make room for their winter sports equipment.
If you’re looking for an affordable outdoor trampoline, read our review of the Exacme 15-foot trampoline and enclosure to see what we think.
Buying a Mini-Trampoline
This is more difficult to gauge as most people find these smaller trampolines easy to store and they use them almost every day of the year. There is no real in-season or out-of-season time for these pieces of exercise equipment.
But there are sale seasons, and you may find them priced cheaper during those holiday sale periods like Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Additionally, you may see them cut in price after Christmas when stores need to make room for winter clothing and other equipment. Keep an eye on your favorite retailer to see when those sales appear.
If you’re looking for a foldable exercise trampoline, read our BCAN 40″ Foldable Mini-Trampoline review to see what we think.
Things to Consider Before Buying
No matter what size of trampoline you buy there are special considerations you need to think about before completing the sale. here are some of those special considerations:
1. Safety equipment- most large outdoor trampolines do not come with safety equipment to protect you and your family. Adding a spring cover and a safety net will boost your purchase cost but it is well worth the investment.
2. Storage- this is more of an issue with the larger trampolines than the mini counterparts. You need to make sure you have enough room and a very weather-protected place to store the trampoline before you buy it.
3. Springs or bungee cords- there are a few differences between spring and bungee cord (rubber band) trampolines. This often refers to fitness trampolines as almost all large trampolines use metallic springs. It will depend on what type of response you want from your mini trampoline as to which one you get.
4. Weight limit- larger trampolines usually have high weight limits but the mini versions may only allow between 200 and 300 pounds (our review of the Darchen rebounder shows one notable exception) on them at any one time.
5. Age of your children- and we do not mean that big kid you married. If your children cannot get themselves onto or off a large trampoline without help, then they are too young to have one.
The best time to purchase a trampoline is when you can afford one and they are on sale. When the price is discounted you have extra money to buy that safety equipment that is needed. or you can upgrade to a better model. When the price is an important factor, look for the best deals to take place in the offseason. Those months fall between Oct and March. To save even more, look for a motivated seller who just wants to get rid of the apparatus and not store it for another year. Either way, a trampoline is an excellent investment for health or recreational purposes. Just make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck.