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In this economy, it’s important to invest wisely and to live prudently without sacrificing the health of your loved ones.  Making smart choices about purchases can affect the quality of care you provide or receive.

Around the world there are ways to save on all the disability aids and technology you need without burning a hole in your pocket or leaving your home.  We did a bit of research and came up with these:

In Australia:

 E-bility features a classifieds section for second-hand beds, chairs and more only for sale within Australia.  

In the UK:

Preloved , similar to Craigslist, offers a variety of miscellaneous items but has a large selection of mobility walkers, bed liners, and scooters both new and used for a fraction of the retail cost.  You can buy and sell equipment online.

DisabledGear – In addition to practical gear, DisabledGear has some thrilling disability gear for the adventurer like a Quad Tetrapalegic Off-road Vehicle and E-Cycle Trainer.

Demand – So much more than a re-seller, Demand also fixes broken equipment as needed.

In the US

The Mobility Market specializes in mobility aids, though there is a small fee for posting items worth $50 or more.  There is also a UK equivalent.    

Globally:

Apparalyzed covers over 20 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East and ranges from modified furniture, to aids and equipment.  You can also request items by posting a “wanted” ad for your desired piece.  

Ebay – A classic favorite, Ebay really does have it all. Try searching for individual items to buy or swap out your items.  Depending on the seller, most items can be shipped around the world.

Please share your secrets and experiences with us to better the global community and accessibility for all!

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