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Q: Buying an Elliptical Cross Trainer ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Buying an Elliptical Cross Trainer
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: uniace-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 17 Jul 2003 23:12 PDT
Expires: 16 Aug 2003 23:12 PDT
Question ID: 232354
Please find me the the cheapest possible deals on the Life Fitness X9i
Elliptical Cross Trainer.  The top 5 or so would be good.

I'd like any shipping charges to be included in the price so I know
what the grand total will be.  I live in Los Angeles, CA, so I can
pick up from anywhere within 100 miles or so.  It's okay if the
machine is used or refurbished or whatever.  Thanks!
Subject: Re: Buying an Elliptical Cross Trainer
Answered By: jackburton-ga on 18 Jul 2003 02:52 PDT
Hi Uniace,
The cheapest price i found for a Life Fitness X9i Elliptical
Crosstrainer (new) is $3,699 including shipping, from 2nd Wind
Exercise Equipment.
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
Price: $3,699.00 
Shipping: $0.00
Total: $3,699.00
You can order online here:
Store locations:
Fitness Unlimited
Price: $3,999.00
2630 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Tel: (800) 875-9145, or (205) 324-1955
Code: X9-0100-01
Price: $3,999.00
New England Fitness Equipment 
PO Box 8286, 972 Putney Road
Black Mountain Square
Brattleboro, Vermont 05304-8286 
Phone:	800-452-0980 or 802-257-1988
If you are interested in other Life Fitness models, here are some
price comparisons:
I hope this helps!

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Clarification of Answer by jackburton-ga on 18 Jul 2003 11:29 PDT
Just received the following email response from Fitness Unlimited:
You don't need to ship one in as you have a great dealer right there
in town. LA Gym has them in stock and ready to deliver. If you order
one, you would have to put it together yourself, and I do not think
that it is such a good idea as they are a VERY HEAVY!!! Also, mail
order voids the warranty of most high quality fitness equipment,
including Life Fitness.
Call 818-759-4800 and you can find the store nearest you. Just so you
can compair, our sale price is $3799.99 right now, and we charge $100
for delivery and set up.
Robert Swartley
Fitness Unlimited
PS: You will love the X9i! I have the same one myself and it is the
best elliptical made!! I will forward your e-mail to Greg Ruffer, the
top manager at LA GYm and have him send you a current sale price.
Here's the LA Gym link:
Subject: Re: Buying an Elliptical Cross Trainer
From: ming10-ga on 22 Jul 2003 22:47 PDT
I am in the San Francisco Bay Area.  A local retailer just quoted me a
price of $3599 for the x9i alone.  They reduced the price further to
approximately $3400 when I bought it with another piece of equipment
that cost around $1000.

I would guess that you can push your local retailer down further.

Hope this helps.
Subject: What I ended up doing
From: uniace-ga on 23 Jul 2003 00:16 PDT
Well, I was going to go with LA Gym, as recommended above, to avoid
the hassle of shipping and losing the warranty.  Luckily, I first
called an apparently independent local place called I found in the
phone book called Fitness Club Warehouse
(  They had the Life Fitness 9500HR
Rear Drive elliptical cross trainer, which is the commercial (health
club) version of the X9i and is identical except that you generate the
power for the console by running on it instead of plugging it into the

They had a newly (2003) remanufactured floor model with a lifetime
warranty on frame, magnetic parts, and labor.  I got it for a total of
$3100, including tax and delivery, and it was delivered fully
assembled to my residence that night!

They don't have their full inventory online, which is probably why I
didn't find them that way.  The guy there I worked with is called Teo,
and has been in the industry for 28 years.  He was very knowledgable
about the equipment and how it compared to other models/brands. 
Highly highly recommended to anyone in the L.A. area.  If you're
thinking of buying some gym equipment, call these guys first.
Subject: Re: Buying an Elliptical Cross Trainer
From: airdale45-ga on 30 Nov 2004 17:27 PST
FYI, I purchased a Lifefitness X9i for $2,852 + tax & shipping from
Best of Luck.

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