Like a car, bicycle, lawn mower, or any mechanical device caution must be taken in buying a used item, and standing desks are no exception. We wish we could send out one of our standing desk experts to go give it a thorough checkout for you, but since we can’t we asked our team to come up with a checklist of things that you can check for yourself.Warranty. The warranties on large-ticket items like this are typically not transferable to a new owner, so you want to make sure that the desk is in really good condition and is going to last long enough to make the cost worthwhile. Out-of-warranty replacement parts, as with most things, [...]
Experts estimate there are hundreds of thousands of treadmill desks in the wild today, and most certainly there are well over 100,000 commercially produced office treadmill bases that have been sold since 2007. The rest? DIY-hacked running treadmills paired with either a commercially-produced, adjustable-height desk or some kind of home-built raised desk surface.
But with all the new, state-of-the-art treadmill desks available today featuring all-digital consoles, whisper-quiet motors and far better ergonomics, there’s a lot of upgrading going on. The upshot is that it isn’t all that easy to get rid of an early model treadmill desk, much less get any value out of [...]