No I don't really need one yet or in the foreseeable future, however I have been giving some thought on how one could benefit me in my daily routine. Right now I mostly use a stick, sometimes on a bad day I feel wobbly, I'll get my granny walker out or use the rollator. I am slow on my feet now, I can get winded in the middle of a store, but I can manage fine on my feet regardless. Sometimes though I feel as if I'd like to get in and get out a bit faster, plus the better storage capabilities I'd have with a chair going in stores...no more help from everyone to get my stuff(if I have a lot) to the car. I could shove things in the pockets and sit them on my lap with the wheelchair and perhaps be pretty energetic afterwords and not run down.
I have been looking at wheelchairs, neve rhad much before and most of the cheap ones are ugly, big and heavy. The sport jobs are a lot of money, money I don't have and I doubt my insurance will buy it. 2,000 dollars and up is insane...I had no idea. However they weigh like 19 pounds VRS 32 and 40 pounds of the plain chairs. I'd have no trouble with 19 pounds putting it in my trunk. 32 pounds?? I dunno about that. The ole legs are just waiting to buckle under these days.
Simple of it is I want a sport chair light and nice looking, but I can't afford 2,000 plus dollars. I looked on Ebay and found a Quickie racing chair with a starting bid of 375, but I reckon when the bids are all in, it'll be around 1,500 or more. I out in a bid anyways, becaus eit says it is a store demo, like new never left the store...plus it is nice looking and has expensive bicycle looking wheels and tires. I may bid higher I don't know...I could possibly talk my bank into giving me a lone.
Are there any cheaper sport wheelchairs, lets say 500 dollars and under? I only need it from car to store and home to mailbox...things like that so it isn't like I will be living in it...it doesn't have to be really fancy, but I'd like to have it look pretty nice and not "hospital like" and light would be nice.
Any ideas are appreciated, my friends.