With winter temperatures coming for many in the US (sorry, but it is right around the corner!), many of you that do not want to miss your regular runs may be in the market for a treadmill to spend the winter on. It is a nice time to see deals for them now and Amazon has helped us out with a nice treadmill offer as the Deal of the Day!
Deal of the Day: LifeSpan Tr4000i Folding Treadmill $1,299 ($500 off)
A couple of months ago, Amazon had the younger sibling of this model available for $999, the TR3000i. The LifeSpan TR4000i reportedly builds on that model and improves on it to the point that this model has received some great reviews as well (check out a review here). One of the complaints against it in that review is the fact that there is no built-in fan. To me, that is a bit disappointing. It does not cost that much to put one in and they can be a huge improvement for the runner. However, a fan is much more important to me on the commercial machines in fitness centers since you can always buy a $30 fan to put near you at home that will give you even more of a breeze than you could get from treadmill fans.
This model will let you go up to 12mph (a 5 minute-per-mile pace) so this should be enough for all but the speediest of you. I like that it tops out at 12mph since some of the models I used to use would only be at 10mph. Again, most of us are not going to go past 10mph, but for occassional speedwork, it can be useful to have that extra speed.
Amazon says it is 50% off for today only, but that is off of retail price. From other prices available, it looks like this is actually a $500 discount over regular prices which is pretty good! While $1,299 is still a big number, it is a good price for this model. Again, I wish I could get a machine half as good as this in Greece for the same price even! But, maybe some of you can take advantage of it!
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