If you’ve been thinking that trampolines are too expensive for your checkbook to handle, you may be surprised at how cheap some of the budget models actually are. Manufacturers realize that not everyone can afford a deluxe trampoline with all of the bells and whistles and many of them have developed a line of cheap trampolines. Some people are afraid to buy a cheap trampoline because they think of poor workmanship or unsafe products when they hear cheap. However, lower cost trampolines are actually referred to as budget trampolines by the manufacturers and are simply a bit more cost effective.
Of course, not every budget trampoline is made the same way. Models that are made by a reputable manufacturer, such as AirMaster or Jumpking, are going to be made following the same safety standards and using the same quality workmanship used on more expensive models. Unbranded trampolines may not be made with the same attention and care and could be badly made or even unsafe.
If you do not consider the manufacturer and quality of the product as you look for a cheap trampoline, you may find that your enjoyable new purchase is nothing but one big frustration. Having you’re cheap, shoddily constructed trampoline break while the kids are jumping on it for the first or second time means that you’ve spent twenty-five to fifty dollars a bounce! Of course, a poorly built trampoline is not just an annoyance; it is a safety hazard. You won’t want to risk the health of your children with an unsafe model.
Luckily, there are quite a few trampoline manufacturers that care about quality and safety, even when they are making products for their budget lines. One clue that can help you decide if a company cares about its products is whether it stands behind them. If the budget trampoline you are looking at doesn’t offer a guarantee or a warranty, then the manufacturer may not believe in its own product to offer one.
As you begin your search for a quality budget trampoline, you may be wondering if you can even afford to buy it. However, a basic eight-foot round trampoline for beginning bouncers can be as inexpensive as $160 from an online store. This usually even includes shipping. If this is still a bit higher than you can afford, check out eBay. There are quite a few trampolines on eBay and many of them start at around $40. While some of these are used models, there are new ones, as well. Factories that are cleaning out their warehouses or companies that are having to liquidate their stock often use eBay to sell trampolines at wholesale prices.
If you prefer not to use eBay for major purchases, there is another option that may make that budget trampoline more affordable for you. Ask the online store of your choice if there is a financing option for more expensive items. As you check around, you may discover that some stores even provide interest-free financing on models that are already in stock. This is the best option, since paying finance charges makes that cheap trampoline cost much more in the long run.
Best of all, once you have your new budget trampoline, you may find you save even more money than you were expecting. You may just bounce your way into shape and right out of that expensive gym membership you weren’t using.