Check out Older NordicTrack Treadmills To Save a Little Money
It’s always nice to have the latest model of anything, as typically it will have features and capabilities that previous models don’t. However, oftentimes you can save a significant amount of money with a older model, without sacrificing much.
One such example is an older NordicTrack treadmill, that you can find on sale at Walmart, Amazon, or Sears. These are usually very popular models that were either replaced, or they are sold exclusively at certain retail locations and remain in their inventory until they sell out.
Here we take a look at some of the most popular NordicTrack treadmills to consider if you want to save a few hundred dollars.
NordicTrack Elite 3700 Treadmill
The Elite 3700 is currently sold exclusively at Sears, and was first introduced in late 2013. It has a 3.5 CHP motor, up to 12 mph speed, incline up to 15%, FlexSelect cushioning, 34 built in workouts, SpaceSaver design, a 7″ backlit display, iFit compatibility and Intermix Acoustic sound system.
It currently retails for under $1190 at Sears. The most comparable current model would be the C 1650, which is around $1299 on sale.
So you can save a little over $100 with the NordicTrack Elite 3700. However, keep in mind that although you are getting more incline, the C 1650 does give you a touch screen with internet. So if you have the extra $100, the C 1650 might be a better bet for you.
NordicTrack Elite 5700 Treadmill
This one is a step up from the 3700 and also sold at Sears. Here you get the touch screen with internet, a 3.8 CHP motor, incline and decline, iFit built in, SpaceSaver design and heart rate monitoring.
The Elite 5700 retails for about $1385 at Sears. The most comparable current treadmill from NordicTrack is the popular Commercial 1750 model, which will run you about $1499 on sale.
So again, you’re saving a little over $100 with the older model. Note that you are missing a few features like a free wireless heart rate monitor and the latest version of iFit, so you have to decide if it’s worth sacrificing this to save $100. But it is an option.
NordicTrack Elite 7700 Pro Treadmill
This is another step up the ladder, also a few years old, but rather unique as it features a 15″ HDTV on top of a 7″ web browser, something you don’t find on current models. You also get incline and decline, powerful 4.o CHP motor, 38 workouts, iFit compatibility and easy folding design.
The Elite 7770 Pro costs around $1680 on sale. The closest current NordicTrack would be the Commercial 2450, which is around $1,999 on sale. So here you are saving a lot more than on the others, around $300+ dollars and you are getting an HDTV.
Of all of the older NordicTrack treadmills, this one might be your best bet if you want an HDTV attached to the machine itself.
So is it worth buying an older treadmill to save money?
It’s up to you to decide if you’d rather get an older NordicTrack and save $100-$300+ or just go with one of the newer comparable models. In our opinion, we would opt for the latter, because as we mentioned the newer treadmills will usually have more enhanced features and capabilities as technology advances.
So even though you are spending a few hundred extra, if you consider how long you are going to own the treadmill, it works out to pennies per day. Plus, replacement parts are easier to access if need be, troubleshooting will be easier, and you get to take advantage of some extras that just might make the difference between the treadmill becoming a coatrack and something you use every single day.
The choice is yours. If you see a treadmill at Sears and you just love it, go for it. But definitely consider comparable models currently for sale at NordicTrack before you pull the trigger.