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SPINLIFE

SpinLife is America's largest internet retailer of mobility scooters, based in Columbus, Ohio and currently with an A+ rating as an accredited business with the BBB. Their website is easy to use, with the ability to shop by type of scooter or wheelchair, to sort by brands such as Drive Medical and Pride, and to narrow results by price range or user weight. Prices are clearly listed and very competitive with other retailers. SpinLife also has a 110% price match guarantee which ensures that customers can get the very best possible deal on a mobility scooter or power chair.

Shipping is free on all orders over $50, which obviously covers all of the power chairs and scooters that SpinLife has to offer. There is also no sales tax charged on purchases.

SpinLife has a very customer-friendly return policy, offering a full refund for most products returned in unused condition, in its original packaging, within 30 days of receipt. Certain items are not included, such as ultralight wheelchairs, along with items that would be problematic for hygienic reasons. Thisis a very generous customer return policy, which should cover most people's potential issues.

We really like SpinLife University, a comprehensive set of articles including how to choose a scooter or power chair, differences between 3- and 4- wheeled models, and basic information on every product they sell. For nervous or new scooter users, SpinLife's detailed, informative articles, complete with interactive images, make the research and buying process much simpler and less scary. For those who would rather ask questions directly, SpinLife has product specialists available online via live chat, through their toll-free number seven days a week, or with a 24-hour maximum response time via email.

Further showing their commitment to the mobility industry, SpinLife offers an annual $1,000 scholarship and two $500 gift cards to students who use manual or power wheelchairs and are enrolled at a 4-year college or university.

With their large variety of mobility scooters, customer commitment, helpful information, and 110% price match guarantee, we feel SpinLife makes an excellent choice for your scooter shopping needs. They earn our highest rating.

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EASY MED ONLINE

Easy Med Online is a California based company that provides a very large selection of scooters, medical supplies, wheelchairs and more. Along with their wide selection, Easy Med Online exceeded our expectations with customer friendly policies and helpful associates.

This well-organized website allows you to quickly find the mobility scooter you're looking for. With over 150 scooters across numerous brands, they've done a good job of making the search easy. You can quickly choose from 3 or 4 wheel scooters, travel scooters, heavy duty, folding, and popular scooters. Each mobility scooter lists specific details including weight capacity, maximum speed, battery range, equipment weight and more. The pictures of the scooters are vivid and easy to see.

Easy Med Online provides assistance on which scooter to choose, and offers a friendly customer service team to answer any of your questions. With any large purchase you'll want to make sure you protect your investment. Easy Med Online includes a 1 year service warranty for any scooter purchased. They also sell extended warranties as well, and work with over 500 nationwide service providers that will come direct to your home to fix your scooter. Should you not be satisfied with your purchase, they offer a generous 30 day return policy minus a common 15% restocking fee.

Easy Med Online provides a very large selection of mobility scooters, along with helpful customer service. If you're in the market for a mobility scooter, Easy Med Online is a great choice.

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HOVEROUND

You have probably seen the TV adds for the Hoveround scooters. In business for over 20 years, the Hoveround product is designed to offer the best maneuverability in the tightest spaces. These scooters are only sold direct from the manufacturer in Florida and are not cheap.

Hoveround offers 9 different mobility products in various sizes and with different features to meet your needs. To search their product line you simply choose between motorized wheel chairs or power scooters. Each product clearly lists the available features including weight capacity, swivel seat option, maximum speed, product weight, turning radius and more.

Shipping is free on all products. Our only real problem with Hoveround are their stated prices. These high tech machines are definitely not cheap. But, we noticed on the website that the prices were confusing. They offer both a cash and credit price.

Should you not be happy with your purchase you have 30 days to return minus a 15% restocking fee. The warranty is a 1 year for most aspects of the scooter, 6 months on the battery and 5 years on the frame. Hoveround also offers a "Never Without Wheels" guarantee. Essentially that means if they can't fix the scooter on the same day, Hoveround will provide you a free, temporary replacement until repairs are made. Hoveround offers a lot of positive customer responses.

Overall, Hoveround provides great mobility products, but be prepared to pay a little more. You may also need assistance with finding the true price. Hoveround goes the extra mile by providing customer friendly policies.

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ALL ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

All Electric Scooters, in business since 2003, offers a large selection of mobility scooters to meet many specific needs. They also sell a variety of scooter accessories including scooter ramps, scooter lifts, scooter batteries, and more.

Searching the list of scooters is easy at All Electric Scooters. You simply choose from 3 or 4 wheel scooters, travel scooters, and heavy duty models. Brands include AmeriGlide, Golden, and Pride. With each product available you'll see technical information clearly listed, such as the weight capacity, dimensions, turning radius and more. The details are very specific all the way down to the tire type. During the check out process you may customize any of the scooters with specific seats, seat color, and batteries. You will appreciate free shipping, free batteries, and free 1 year in-home warranty at All Electric Scooters.

The return policy involves a 10 day turnaround from the date you receive the scooter. You are also responsible for a 15% restocking fee and shipping charges.

Overall we liked the selection of mobility scooters at All Electric Scooters. We would have liked to have seen a more customer-friendly return policy. However, if you're in the market for a mobility scooter, All Electric Scooters is definitely worth your consideration.

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US MEDICAL SUPPLIES

US Medical Supplies provides 3 different brands of scooters along with lift chairs, wheelchairs, ramps and many other products related to mobility issues. The website is busy and a challenge to navigate.

Lack of customer friendly organization is evident in the search functionality. One example is that the website actually lists 4 brands of scooters but only offers 3. We also saw a lot of language regarding coupons and lower prices, which felt like gimmicks. However, once we got our bearings we realized we could search by price category, 3 or 4 wheel, heavy duty and travel scooters. We also found another search option to choose by brand, weight capacity, features, suspension and product weight. With so many fonts and boxes on the website it was hard to not feel a little overwhelmed.

Some scooters offer quick ship which means they leave the warehouse in 2 days. However, to guarantee that item is in stock you need to call customer service first - a needless inconvenience. They do offer a 1 year parts and labor warranty. If you aren't satisfied with your purchase you have a quick 10 day window to return the item minus a 15% restocking fee.

The website was a huge turn off for us. We didn't appreciate the push to call a high pressured salesman for the best price. We didn't like having to use coupons which might confuse the older population. The poor return policy was an additional turn off. If you're looking for a mobility scooter we recommend you choose a more customer friendly website.

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CWI MEDICAL

CWI Medical sells a long list of medical related products via their online store. Their scooter selection is rather small with approximately 7 different models to choose from.

At CWI Medical the search functionality is very limited. Essentially you choose from all the scooters listed, no narrowing down by price or model type. Once you click on the product you may identify the specifications of each product in detail.

With such a limited selection, CWI Medical will not meet the needs of the majority shoppers. Also, a huge red flag is the return policy. We found different language that concerned us on the website. Once a power scooter is assembled it may not be returned. Also, some power scooters are considered a special order and con not be returned. However, if they do accept a return on your purchase you have 30 days to return the product in unused, original condition.

A shipping and handling fee is assessed to all orders and is expensive. Also of concern was the lack of specific warranty information on scooters sold at CWI Medical.

We couldn't get excited about the scooter selection at CWI Medical for any reason. The choices were very limited, the return policy was nonexistent, and the cost of shipping was expensive.

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HEARTLAND AMERICA

Heartland America, in business since 1985, offers a smattering of products across a wide range of different departments. Medical supplies are clearly not their focus or expertise.

Their mission is to provide quality products at affordable prices. Unfortunately, for their scooter line that means a small, unimpressive selection. The selection is easy to peruse with only 2 or 3 models available. You simply click on the product itself and may identify the weight capacity, dimensions, battery range, and more.

Unfortunately, they do not offer expedited shipping on their scooters and charge an additional $50 - $100 for oversized shipping. The return policy includes 30 days to return but some restrictions may apply. The customer is responsible for the cost of return shipping. Heartland America also does not provide any information on service and what is covered with your purchase, should you happen to need a repair.

With such a poor selection of mobility scooters from a company that does not specialize in the medical field, we were unimpressed. With expensive shipping charges and no stated warranty, we would not shop at Heartland America for a mobility scooter.

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Mobility Scooters

If you or a loved one have challenges getting around in public, or even at home, there are options to help you maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Mobility scooters are a great way to still get your shopping done, get to work, or spend time outdoors. Scooters effectively allow people to keep their independence despite certain medical conditions.

When choosing a mobility scooter, you need to look at the weight capacity, the size dimensions, and the scooter's durability. Also, you may need to know whether you can easily transport the scooter during travel. A variety of mobility scooters exist across a long list of brands that can meet your very specific demands, but you need to keep your personal preferences in mind before choosing one.

Shopping online lets you decide between hundreds of scooter choices without leaving your home. However, not all stores selling mobility scooters offer the same policies and customer service.

Before choosing which store to purchase your mobility scooter from, consider the following:

  • Selection. Will you be able to choose from a long list of varying scooters with different features that meets your needs and budget?
  • Price. How much does the company charge for their selection of mobility scooters?
  • Policies. If you decide against your purchase, can you return it? Does a warranty come with the product, and will your scooter be serviced at home?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Mobility Scooter stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find the best mobility scooter to keep your life active and on the go!



Benefits of Mobility Scooters

From the first wheelbarrow-type devices to the lightweight, folding metal wheelchairs invented in the 1930s, wheelchairs had one thing in common: they all required some sort of manual propulsion, either by the person seated in the chair or by a helper. Even the most technologically advance manual wheelchairs require a certain amount of upper-body strength and digital dexterity.

More recently, technical developments in battery and propulsion systems have made possible motorized wheelchairs and scooters. Now even people with limited upper-body strength or manual dexterity are able to take themselves from point A to point B with perhaps only limited assistance. Motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters provide a level of independence to people who are unable to propel themselves in a manual wheelchair or who might require a wheelchair to travel over terrain that would be challenging in a manual wheelchair. And using a mobility scooter or powered chair instead of a cane or walker might actually help prevent further injury from falls.

Whether the reason is age, illness, or injury, with a motorized wheelchair or scooter you don't need someone to push you around. These devices now allow you to:

  • Participate more easily in family get-togethers
  • Go shopping at the grocery store or the mall
  • Attend a theater performance or a sporting event
  • Travel faster and more safely than walking with a cane or using a walker

In addition, compact and maneuverable powered wheelchairs can help you get around your own home, with minimal structural adaptation. With a tight turning radius and no handlebars, a powered wheelchair allows you to pull right up to a table or counter with ease.

A mobility scooter is most helpful for a person with conditions such as coronary or lung problems, arthritis, weight issues, and so on who can still stand and walk a few steps, sit upright without support, and steer with the handlebar controls. When mounting or dismounting from a mobility scooter, being able to turn the seat right or left makes it easier to step on or off than having to move the foot rests on a conventional wheelchair.

Mobility scooters do not look like wheelchairs; they can look way cooler. You can find models that are styled after spiffy Italian scooters in bright colors, or black and chrome motorcycle-styled "choppers." Current battery technology allows for a range of 15-20 miles before requiring a recharge. And in general, mobility scooters are cheaper than powered wheelchairs. You can also get scooters that are easy to transport, folding small enough to fit in the trunk of a car.

 



Mobility Scooters In The News

Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

With its announcement of Lyft Bikes and Scooters, San Francisco-based Lyft took another step to position itself as a force in multi-modal urban transportation and mobility. This announcement follows L...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:15:00 GMT



Tech-Culture Scourge or Democratized Mobility, E-Scooters Are Here to Stay

The formula is familiar: A disruptive tech product creates a brand-new market overnight, antagonizing or evading regulation long enough to assert cultural and economic dominance. Not surprisingly, the ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:21:00 GMT



Comedian reject apology after train 'humiliation' over disability scooter

A comedian has said an apology is "not enough" after she was forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space on a train. Tanyalee Davis, 37, said she was reduced to tears when a railway guar...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:26:00 GMT



Lyft sees a future with more bikes and scooters, and fewer cars

Don't ban scooters. Redesign streets. Cities are busy regulating mobility startups, but ignoring the real problem-there's still too much space for cars. Best Amazon Prime Day home deals to shop today ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Travel Mobility Scooter Market 2018 Global Key Players - Kymco, Sunrise Medical, Invacare - Analysis and Forecast to 2023

This report studies the Travel Mobility Scooter market. A mobility scooter is a mobility aid equivalent to a wheelchair but configured like a motor scooter. It is often referred to as a power-operated ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:29:00 GMT



Lyft will offer discounts to people who use bikes and scooters to connect to transit

Lyft says it's adding incentives and discounts to encourage more people to use bikes and scooters, especially to and from mass transit hubs. The goal is to get more people to abandon their personal ca...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:35:01 GMT



Bird goes after helmet laws for electric scooters

"Our goal in supporting this legislation continues to be providing riders of shared scooters and e-bikes with more consistent ridership rules so that people can embrace sustainable shared mobility," a ...

Published:  Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:05:00 GMT



Bird scooters removed from Indianapolis streets

The Indianapolis City-County Council met June 28 to discuss an ordinance that would allow the city to license "shared mobility systems" like Bird, and its competitor, Lime. Currently, the city bans th...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:02:00 GMT



Indianapolis scooters: What the proposed regulations could mean

... Council's vote Monday on a proposal the Public Works Committee crafted two weeks ago that would regulate scooters - or, "shared mobility devices," as the committee called them. Most importantly, t...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:29:00 GMT



Lime to add 250 scooters to North Campus areas

Dockless mobility company Lime is soon adding an additional 250 scooters to their fleet that will be placed north of downtown. While the company did not specify when its Austin presence would expand, ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:40:00 GMT




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