Second Hand Stair Lifts


There is no doubting the fact that curved stair lifts can be financially prohibiting. Straight stair lifts due to their lesser level of complexity are somewhat cheaper. Some people tend to explore the option of a pre-owned or second hand stair lifts.

Most second hand stair lifts are well taken care of and can be very tempting when the price on offer is far cheaper than a new stair lift. Before you make that decision to buy a second hand stair lift privately, consider these factors below.

Purchasing a Second Hand Stair Lift Privately – The Pitfalls?

  • How will you install the stair lift?
  • How can you determine if the stairlift is in good condition or not? How will you find out its full service history?
  • Have you considered the maintenance requirements of your secondhand stair lift?
  • Would you be competent installing a second hand stair lift, have you any experience installing second hand stair lifts?
  • How long do you think a successful stair lift installation will take you? How much is you weekend worth?!! Do you need the hassle?
  • And lets say, the installation doesn’t go so well, who will you turn to? If!!
  • With a secondhand straight stairlift, the entire assembly can be reused, however, are you aware that with a curved stairlift the rail must be customised and bespoke to fit your staircase – the secondhand rail is redundant.

How Can BM Stairlifts Help?

Yes we are a stairlift installation company who want you to engage our services, however, we have seen many people paying more in the long run due to lack of knowledge and experience and we would just like to make people realise that it’s not just the price of a lift that matters. We do stock second hand stair lifts…which might suit your budget better than a new stairlift.

We can remove all the hassle for you, leave the stair lift installation to the experts! Remove the chance that you could buy an end of life second hand stair lift, remove the installation worries and the time and hassle you will likely experience purchasing from an unverified seller.

If have any enquiries about your stairlift options, whether a second hand stair lift is appropriate or perhaps we may have an alternative affordable option, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We stock a range of quality reconditioned second hand stair lifts.  Visit our Reconditioned Stairlits page for further details. 

Advantages of Purchasing a Second Hand Stair Lift from BM Stairlifts

  • BM Stairlifts qualified engineers and electricians have been installing stairlifts for more than a decade
  • BM Stairlifts ensures that all of our secondhand stairlifts have been reconditioned to meet our strict standards
  • BM Stairlifts provide a comprehensive 12 month guarantee (optional service maintenance package available after the guarantee expires)
  • BM Stairlifts secondhand stairlifts come with a unique serial number, verifying the stairlift’s full history.

An unwanted secondhand stair lift, your options?
So, what can you do with a secondhand stair lift? How much might it be worth? Should I just drop the secondhand stair lift into the recycling centre? Let’s look at a few options.

Do not bin your secondhand stair lift…..

It’s possible that we may be interested in purchasing your unwanted stairlift.   The first thing to do is to send an email to or text 086 840 7401 including pictures of the stairlift, it’s location and any other information that may be relevant.

You will see that there are stairlifts listed online by private sellers for up to €2,000. To be honest, this is an unrealistic amount to expect to make back on a pre-owned stairlift, even if it is a curved stairlift that cost €5,000 – €6,000 new or has only been used a few times.

There are many factors that have to be taken into consideration, e.g. the rail not being suitable for another staircase.  This is usually the case with curved stairlift rails as they have been customised to fit, therefore the seat and carriage may be the only parts reusable.

Another important point is that a stairlift manufacturer will not stand over a lift sold privately or one which has not been removed or installed by a qualified stairlift engineer.

We recondition all of the stairlifts we buy back to a high standard, fit new batteries to ensure they are in working order prior to installation to put your mind at ease.

What websites should I post my secondhand stair lift on?

If you do decide to sell your stairlift privately, there are a number of classified websites that may have secondhand stair lifts listed, such as: , and





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  1. Jose Calderon says:

    We bought a Bison Stairlift second hand series 05451-923200 and arrived damaged we urgently need the technical manual to be able to repair stairlift.
    Please indicate if the requested manual has any cost to proceed with the payment by bank transfer.
    immediate attention is appreciated.

    • Stairlifts says:


      There are links to user manuals on this page –

      Hope that helps.

  2. John Riordan says:

    Hi we had a stair lift fitted 18 months ago for my Mother, who since passed away a few months ago.
    Its is a curved / swivelle seat, do you buy stairlifts ?
    Please let me know

    Thanks John

    • Stairlifts says:

      Hi John. If you can send pictures of the lift to including any other details you may have ( make of lift, etc.) and Brian will be in touch.

  3. Ausha says:

    Hi i have indoor and outdoor chairlifts which been used twice and our granny passed away. would you be interesting in buying then?where can i forward you photos?

    • Stairlifts says:

      Hi there, If you can forward the pictures to and include what County the stairlift is in. Thank you.

  4. desmond dalton says:

    we also have a chair lift its a stannah lift from 10 years ago would you be interested in it , can you reply to my e mail

  5. Helen says:

    Hi, my mother passed away and we won’t need the curved stairlift anymore. How much do you charge to remove a stairlift.

    • Stairlifts says:

      Hi Helen.

      Please send pictures of the lift along with any other relevant information you have (where in the country the lift is, age of lift, etc.) to 086 840 7401 or Brian will advise if it is one we may be interested in purchasing from you or if not the cost to remove it.
      Many thanks,

  6. Phyllis Murray says:

    Hi guys. My sister in-law is giving me her deseased sons stairlift for my elderly mother. Just wondering if I could get a price on uninstalling it and reinstalling it to my house.
    Kind Regards

    • Stairlifts says:

      Hi Phyllis,

      In order to provide you with an estimate to carry out the work we would need some more information about the stairlift. Please phone our office on 01 8020405 and we can discuss it further with you. Our office hours are Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm.

      Thank you.

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