Merit Fitness 725T Treadmill - Not Warranted if You Use in Your Office

by Miss Echo
(Tucson, Arizona)

Surprise! Even though the Merit Fitness 725T treadmill has a 2-year warranty, you find out after you purchase it that if you use it in your small office 5 minutes from your home, the company won't back up the warranty because they consider this "commercial use".

This creates a bit of a problem, since it has worked properly only twice and makes an infernal racket. Not only are the ball bearings in the motor bad, but the control panel is also wonkers.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Merit Fitness also told me that my plan to use the 725T treadmill 2 hours a day would not work with this machine.

It might make a $400 bookshelf or a plant holder.

How much will I have to pay somebody to haul this piece of junk out of my "commercial use" office?

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Dec 28, 2011
Commercial Use
by: Robert Braun

Our experience at Treadmill World is that consumers would rather save money on a machine that is enough for what they will use it for, rather than pay more for more machine than they will use.

Sellers should make it very clear that the warranty applies for home use only. For example, see http://www.treadmill-world.com/privacypolicy.html under Product Warranty.

Dec 11, 2010
What were you thinking?
by: Mr. Fitness

The harsh reality of the fitness business is that a lot of treadmills, ellipticals, etc. are not built to be used. They are designed to be purchased and never actually used.

You cannot buy a 300-400 dollar treadmill and get something to last.

Shame on companies like Merrit (Johnson Fitness) for making machines like this...

And shame on naive consumers for wasting their money on the cheapest exercise equipment they can find.

If you cannot afford a good quality treadmill get a bike, jump rope, or save your $$$ until you can afford something worth the investment.

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